Blue Ridge Mountains
Welcome to the Blue Ridge MountainsThere’s something so majestic about the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re looking up at them from the foothills or gazing across a seemingly never-ending horizon of treetops painted every shade of blue you can imagine, you’ll be overwhelmed with a sense of awe. Breathe in the crisp mountain air, take a dip in a cold creek, and seek out roaring waterfalls. Enjoy the peace and serenity of this beautiful area, where the sky meets the mountain tops, and the forests melt on the horizon. Enjoy the elegance and comfort of a Select Registry property and find your home away from home at the foot of the mountains.
Things to See & DoThe Blue Ridge Mountains span from Georgia all the way up through Pennsylvania. They are comprised of the Shenandoah Valley, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and eight different national forests. Bathe in pristine lakes, kayak down rivers, hike portions of the Appalachian Trail, and discover a world of possibilities. One of the most popular drives in the U.S., the Blue Ridge Parkway, allows for ample views of lush valleys, impressive peaks, and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Step away from your everyday life and allow the healing essence of nature to take hold.
Where to Eat & DrinkRegardless of which section of the Blue Ridge Mountains you choose to visit, you’ll undoubtedly come across an array of unique dining options. Enjoy the comfort of Southern cuisine, seek adventurous international dishes, and find light and refreshing, vegetarian-friendly eats throughout the region. The Blue Ridge region of North Carolina is known for its fantastic apples. If you want to taste the difference for yourself, visit Mercier Orchards. This family-owned apple orchard offers the opportunity to pick your own the fruit and enjoy some of the best cider in the state. Not only will you find delicious food, but you’ll also encounter various wineries, breweries, and liquor distilleries.
Best Time to VisitEach season ushers in a unique experience to visitors of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the spring, experience the fragrant aroma of blooming flowers and encounter wildlife in a natural setting. Hike to the top of towering peaks and indulge in various water sports in the summer. Embark on a road trip through the region in the fall and admire the fiery tree tops glowing with burnt orange, rusty red, and vibrant yellow hues. Once winter rolls around, those who enjoy winter activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and admire the ethereal appearance of frozen waterfalls.
Where to StayRest your head near incredible natural wonders in cozy lodges, elegant boutique hotels, and niche bed and breakfasts. Staying in a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast in the Blue Ridge Mountains is more than a vacation. It’s the experience of a lifetime! Slow down your pace of life and let the rhythm of the mountains cast its spell on you. Enjoy the cool, pine-scented air as you drink your coffee in the morning, relax on the porch with a glass of wine after your daily adventures, and gaze at a beautiful sunset before going to sleep in one of our luxurious and elegant properties.
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