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Frances Goforth, BIC
Realty One Service, Inc.
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Cell: 828-765-4275
Office: 828-765-4275


                                    Area Attractions


The Orchard at Altapass

Historic Orchard at Altapass, 1025 Orchard Road, Milepost 328.3 on The Blue Ridge Parkway.  Open late May to early November offering heritage mountain apples grown on our very scenic mountain side.  Also Orchard-made fudge, hand-dipped ice cream, local subject books, handmade crafts, live music Saturdays & Sundays, hay rides with historic storytelling weekends (and weekdays by reservation), naturalist events, butterfly garden, special packages for groups.

  Toe River Arts Council (TRAC)           


The Parkway Playhouse, a splendid professional theater, is the oldest continuously running summer stock theater in North Carolina.

Blue Ridge Parkway     Full-size Image


Dellinger Mill
Historic Dellinger Mill, located at Hawk on Cane Creek Road grinds mountain grown corn into cornmeal and grits (conditions permitting), and conducts tours.To find out the latest schedule of events for the mill, log on to this site.



Grandfather Mountain
The highest peak in the Blue Ridge and a globally recognized nature preserve.


Linville Caverns
Experience nature at work inside Linville Caverns. Guided tours of North Carolina's only show caverns feature amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations, an underground stream with blind trout and the famous Bottomless Pool.


Mount Mitchell State Park

Highest Peak in Eastern U.S.A., Observation Tower, Tent Camping Area, Trails, Nature Study, Picnic Area, Natural History Museum, Restaurant (May-October).


Museum of North Carolina Minerals

Visitor Center featuring a unique sample of the more than 300 varieties of North Carolina rocks and minerals. Numerous gemstones, such as ruby, aquamarine, and emerald are shown in both rough and polished states. Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce Office. Restrooms. Open year round.Photo of Museum of North Carolina Minerals



RoanMountain                                                                                                                          Enjoy the beautiful Rhododendron Gardens and scenic views. Located north of the village of Bakersville, NC.


Young's Mountain Music
19E between Spruce Pine & Burnsville, NC

Local musicians bring you the area's best country & bluegrass music, clogging and two-step dancing. A great mountain tradition for the whole family.


Hiking and Scenic Drives
Mount Mitchell
Linville Gorge
Blue Ridge Parkway

More hiking information and photo gallery:

Grassy Creek Golf Course

Just a short drive from Little Switzerland, Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, offers mountain golf in the picturesque setting of Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Week Days: $37.00 Cart and Green Fees
Weekends and Holidays: $43.00 Cart and Green Fees

Mt. Mitchell Golf Course

Week Days: $44.00 Cart and Green Fees
Weekends and Holidays: $55.00 Cart and Green Fees
Phone: 828-675-5454

Horseback Riding
Springmaid Mountain

Phone: 828-765-2353

Gem Mining
Emerald Village

P.O. Box 98
McKinney Mine Rd
Little Switzerland, NC 28749
Phone: 828.765.6463


Western North Carolina On The Fly - a guide to flyfishing the mountains of WNC. Website contains resources for planning fishing trips and guided tours.

On the Fly Guide Service
P.O. Box 54
Marion, NC 28752
Phone: 828.659.0059

Lake James

M.R. Motorcycles

Located in Asheville, North Carolina, M.R. Motorcycle sells and services Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha Motorcycles and ATV's. Parts and accessories also available. Rent a motorcycle and go riding along the gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway.
Phone: 828-277-8600

Art and Crafts
Penland School of Crafts

Take a tour of the Penland School of Crafts or visit the gallery.

Theme Park
Tweetsie Railroad


Biltmore Estate

Visit the largest privately owned home in America.