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Blue Ridge Mountain, NC, Gem Mountain

Altapass Orchard

For over 100 years, the Orchard at Altapass has been providing bushels of delicious, homegrown apples to families and visitors from the Southeast and travelers on the NC Blue Ridge Parkway. Over the years, the farm changed hands a few times, and it is now a large Appalachian Cultural Center and a place where children of all ages come to enjoy themselves picking apples, taking a hayride and hearing stories of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit the Orchard at Altapass for live bluegrass and regional music concerts, a monarch butterfly conservation center, hay rides and an endless variety of delicious jellies, jams, fudge, and pastries.

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Bear Den Campground

Campsites and/or cabins located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Post 324.8 400 acres located in the Pisgah National Forest. Campers, tents and full hook-ups – Fire Ring – Modern bathhouses – Creek Side Cabins – Fully furnished including hot tub – CATV – Phone – Mountain View Cabins.

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Blue Ridge For Rent

BLUE RIDGE FOR RENT offers a variety of luxury Blue Ridge Rentals, NC mountain rentals, Carolina vacation rentals, luxury rentals, and Blue Ridge vacation cabins all nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Our hand-picked Carolina rentals are located along the Blue Ridge Parkway, crossing through Blowing Rock NC, Boone NC, Valle Crucis NC, Banner Elk NC and just into Tennessee. For the best in NC Blue Ridge Lodging, turn to Blue Ridge For Rent!

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Blue Ridge Parkway Cabin Rentals

Why settle for an ordinary mountain vacation rental when you can have your very own cabin located DIRECTLY off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Located in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest, we believe we have found the perfect location for your mountain getaway. The Lowest Prices on The Blue Ridge Parkway…..GUARANTEED!

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Blue Ridge Soap Shed

Established in 1998, The Blue Ridge Soap Shed offers one of the largest selections of handmade soap made in the USA. We make it all, with 130 varieties ranging from good-for-your-skin goat milk soap, shea butter and 100% Olive Oil Castile soaps, to Grandma’s Ole Lye Soap, an Appalachian tradition.

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Linville Falls

Linville Falls is near the Wilson Creek Wilderness area and if you’re on the Blue Ridge Parkway near here, you really should plan to stop. There are 2 main trails to follow. Erwin’s View Trail is by far the most popular. It’s 1.6 miles round trip and moderate in difficulty. The trail begins at the visitors center, then crosses the Linville River. The first viewing area is at 0.5 miles and offers a view of the small double falls above the main falls. Below this, the river narrows and snakes through a small gorge before plunging over the main drop.

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Springmaid Mountain Resort

This secluded 400-acre retreat, located on the North Toe River, offers peace, quiet and tranquility. Just a mile and a half off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Springmaid Mountain is the perfect place to get away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Springmaid Mountain is open year round. Our lodging accommodations include 16 cabins and a campground with 24 sites. On-site we offer activities including horseback riding, hiking, fishing, hayrides, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend.

Gem Mountain, Spruce Pine, NC

Sugar Plum Farms

Sugar Plum Farms is located off Hwy. 19-E near Plumtree, North Carolina. We are a family owned and operated North Carolina Fraser Fir Christmas tree farm. Our trees are native to North Carolina. All our trees are hand planted, hand fertilized, and hand sheared. After 7 to 9 years in the field, our North Carolina Fraser Fir trees are hand selected and carefully handled to insure long lasting aroma, incomparable needle retention, stronger branches and dark green needles.

Gem Mountain, Spruce Pine, NC

Switzerland Inn

The Switzerland Inn’s mix of hotel rooms, cabins, cottages, and suites make it perfect for group gatherings, sports car clubs, and corporate retreats. Guests at the Inn enjoy our mountain top swimming pool, hot tubs, tennis courts, and fitness center as well as the cold beer and a great wine selection ready at the Fowl Play Pub.

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The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than just a road – It’s a beautiful journey. Activities for people of all ages and abilities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most-visited destinations in the National Park System. It is just 2 miles from Gem Mountain.