Welcome to Western North Carolina


Rolling across western North Carolina into the mountainous High Country, the contiguous Pisgah and Nantahala national forests hold more than a million acres of dense hardwood trees and windswept mountain balds, as well as some of the country’s best white-water rapids – and sections of the Appalachian Trail.


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$95 Luxury & Special Occasions

BEE FARM AND HONEY TOUR TASTING

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Killer Bees Honey, Lake Toxaway, North CarolinaFRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY. 9:30-1:30 Reservation required.The Killer Bees Honey apiary tour & honey tasting will introduce you to the elemental intensity of a hive, its queen and her subjects. Included is an upfront and personal bee meet & greet, an opportunity to pour your own bottle of honey and culminating with a taste of the delicious fruits of their labor. Watch the bees as they tend their hives and forage for nectar. Learn what they are doing and why they do it! Each tour is limited to 12 people, allowing for a greater personal experience. Located deep in the Pisgah National Forest of Western North Carolina, the Killer Bees Honey apiary is nestled high on top of Walnut Cove Mountain. Surrounded by 512,000 farm-free acres of soul-cleansing views, our lady aviators gather nectar from a variety of floral sources. The result is some of the most exquisite honey untouched by pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.TOUR INCLUDES:• Brief discussion on the life of a honeybee, their caste system, division of labor and hive equipment.• Journey into the exuberant world of a bee colony with the beekeeper as he inspects a hive. Protective suits, veils and gloves will be provided.• Visit the honey processing center and pour your own 4 oz decorative bottle of Killer Bees Honey.• Honey tasting fresh from our hives along with discussion and honey sampling. Learn how different honey’s look, smell and taste.• Honey pairing with different foods.• Select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beveragesDuration: 4 hours

$189 Outdoor Activities

Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway and Photography.

Pick up 9:00 AM from your accommodation in Asheville to: Dupont State Forest Forest with a total of 2.5 miles to explore bridal veil falls. Davidson Campground is nestled inside Pisgah Forest and only 3 miles away from Brevard NC. Sycamore Flats Recreational area, Schenck job corps Civillian Conservative Center, and Davidson River Campground. Pisgah Ranger Station/Visitor Center offers interpretive trails, day hikes, information on the Pisgah National Forest, interpretive visitor center, and gift shop. Looking Glass Falls is one of the most popular and beautiful waterfalls in Western North Carolina. Sliding Rock where visitors may slide all the way down the waterfall into the plunge pool below. Cardle of Forestry in America is situated in pink beds Valley. This place is the birthplace of science and forestry management. Pink Beds Trail Loop, an easy 5 mile loop includes restroom facilities and large picnic area. Each guest may choose to hike the loop trail or enjoy fresh air in the picnic area. Skinny Dip Falls, a 3/4 of mile gentle hike through a tranquil forest leading to a cascading waterfall and popular swimming hole. Sunburst Falls along the west fork of Pigeon River near Lake Logan south of Canton. Waterproof footwear is essential over the rocks in the stream.

$45 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

Gatlinburg's Christmas in the Country Tour

Join us for a fun holiday themed light tour around Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Kodak. This light tour will take you to the areas where you will see the best Christmas lights in the county. See over 12 million lights across 4 cities. Leave your car behind and let us do the driving so you and your family can enjoy the amazing lights. Along the way get lots of great tips from your locally born and raised tour guide. You will get to hear stories of Christmas traditions that are found mainly in the mountains of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Traditions such as hanging sweetgum and sycamore balls in the family Christmas tree or roasting chestnuts over an open fire. You will be regaled with many stories of days gone by. You will also have opportunities to sample some local hot cocoa and coffee favorites. There will also be a petting zoo at one of our stops. Our tour begins in Gatlinburg where you will get to see the tiny town all lit up for the Christmas holiday. From here we will head to Kodak to enjoy a dancing light show, visit the petting zoo, have a nice cup of cocoa or coffee, and see a few other vendors. After departing Kodak we will head into Sevierville, past the courthouse to see a few lights and the Dolly statue and on to Pigeon Forge. Here we will see more lights at patriot park and the Old Mill. We will also visit the strip where winterfest celebrations light up the street and bridges. Along the way from beginning to end you will get the best local advice from your guide as well as hear lots of amazing stories. Feel free to interact and ask all the questions you wish.

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