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Copperleaf at Eagles Nest: Created by a Husband and Wife Design Team

Introducing The Farrells Copperleaf at Ealges Nest is unusual for a vacation home because it has an architect owner, and the interior was designed by two licensed designers Charles and Karina Ferrell.  Charles has appeared on HGTV many times and is designing several other homes in Eagles Nest. Another claim to fame for Copperleaf at […]

Eagles Nest A Great Place For a Mountain Vacation

Introducing Eagles Nest The highest point in North Carolina is Mount Mitchell at an elevation of 6,684.  Eagles Nest rises above Banner Elk to around 5,000 feet.  A great elevation to escape the heat of the low country and take in spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The amenities at Eagles Nest include walking […]

Eagle’s Landing: A Dream Come True

History of Eagle’s Landing The house is brand new.  It is the culmination of about ten years of dreaming about owning a vacation home in the mountains.  The dream started when I first visited a friend’s cabin on Sugar Mountain in 2007.  The owner fell in love with the area, scenery, weather, seasons, towns and […]

Day Out With Thomas at Tweetsie Railroad

Why Trains According to an informal poll, with a sample size of one, the main reason to like trains is because they go fast.  I asked my four year old son why he likes trains and that was his answer. Liking things simply because they go fast is good enough for me. The second question […]

Favorite June Music Events

Favorite June Music Events in Boone This may be a list of our favorite June music events, but there are many more in the Boone area.  Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, etc which events you are looking forward to this summer.  We may do a revised list for July… Fav 5 Number One Be sure to […]

Park Profiles – Junaluska City Park

Junaluska City Park – The “Hidden” Park of Boone Junaluska City Park in Boone, NC is named after Junaluska, a leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who reside in and around western North Carolina. He fought alongside Andrew Jackson, and saved his life, at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. The Park is a great […]

Tips For Your Mountain Vacation

It’s All In The Planning Planning your mountain vacation can be stressful!  Knowing what to pack and what’s the weather going to be like to finding things to do on your trip quickly becomes overwhelming.   Here are some quick tips to make planning your Blue Ridge Mountain Vacation a little easier. A vacation is […]

10 Things To Do On Your Blue Ridge Vacation

There are a lot of things to do on your Blue Ridge Vacation and here is a list of our top ten. Boone NC, Blowing Rock NC and Banner Elk NC are all right in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This area known as the “High Country” provides many things to do on a Blue Ridge […]

Hiking The High Country

“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” -Cindy Ross High Country Trails Being outside surrounded by nature, feeling like an explorer, seeing things for the first time, pushing yourself to finish the trail even when you’re tired.  Not to mention […]

Exploring Deer Run Estate

An A-frame house is a building style featuring steeply-angled sides (roofline) that usually begin at or near the foundation line, and meet at the top in the shape of the letter A. Deer Run Estate is an A-frame home sitting on the side of a mountain overlooking a forest of forty foot tall trees along […]