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Planning Your Visit to Apple Hill Alpaca Farm

When you think of the mountains of Western North Carolina, do you think of alpacas living there? Probably not, right? Well, think again! Apple Hill Alpaca Farm is a mountain top working alpaca farm and store that is open to the public. Visitors are welcome to this special place year round. It is definitely not […]

Visiting Grandfather Mountain in the Fall – What to Expect

In the fall, when the leaves put on a show of color, you must visit Grandfather Mountain in Western North Carolina! This is the best time of year to go and see nature’s paintings of brilliant, crisp reds, oranges, and golds! Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain chain, so it […]

Benefits of Mountain Retirement in Western North Carolina

You have worked hard for many years. Now, it is time to retire and begin a new adventure! Many people dream of retiring to a tropical paradise and living a carefree beach life. There is nothing wrong with that! For us it’s the mountain towns of North Carolina. Western NC is the perfect place to […]

Best Things To Do When Visiting Hendersonville, NC

Western North Carolina is filled with some great small towns that are full of character and charm. One of these places, that you should really plan a visit to, is Hendersonville.  There is so much to see and do there, and it is only a short drive from Avalon Mountain Community. There is something for […]

8 Best Historic Sites to Visit in Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina has a rich history. In fact, some of the state’s, and even the nation’s, most historic sites can be found in Western North Carolina.  Living in Avalon Mountain Community puts many of these famed spots right in your backyard, practically. If you are a history buff, or just want to learn some […]

4 Best Mountain Swimming Holes in Western North Carolina

People have a misconception about summer in the mountains. They think that because you live in the mountains that the temperatures never get too hot. Yes, summer temperatures are milder in the mountains during the summer, but Western North Carolina is still in the south! In July and August, it is hot here! One of […]

5 of the Best Places for Ice Cream in Asheville, NC

The best part about the hot summer weather is cooling off with ice cream! There is nothing better to truly indulge in than this frozen treat. There are lots of places that you can get any traditional or national brand ice cream in western North Carolina, but if you are looking for something special and […]

3 Big Summer Music Festivals in Asheville

Summer in Asheville, North Carolina means live, outdoor music! There are all kinds of music festivals to enjoy, from bluegrass to contemporary. One of the best parts of the music festivals is that they are laid back, casual events that the entire family can enjoy. There are 3 big summer music festivals in Asheville for […]

Asheville Treetop Adventure Park

If you are looking for something new and exciting to do outdoors in Asheville, then this is the place for you! Asheville Treetop Adventure Park is an outdoor ropes course that offers fun for all. Challenge yourself with one of their high ropes trails or learn a new skill. They have courses for beginners to […]

How to Choose a Lot for Your Mountain Home

Once you have decided to build your dream house in the mountains, you have to find the perfect homesite to build on. This is exciting and a little bit daunting at the same time! It sounds simple enough; find a piece of land you love and build a house on it. Well, there’s more to […]

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