Hot Springs

Hot Springs
May 2024
Western North Carolina’s iconic watershed continues its journey of preservation and growth into the future

Dec 2022
Local brewers and experts weigh in on the beer industry’s recent boom and its future

Sep 2022
Following Hernando de Soto’s historic–and devastating–legacy through the South

Dec 2021
As luck would have it, one determined Madison County man brought a welcome change to his isolated community—and inadvertently endowed it with two quaint monikers.

Aug 2021
After so many months of cancelled and postponed events, the urge to get together and celebrate is palpable. Here to satisfy is a season of great gatherings bursting with local culture: From woolly worms, elk, and Bigfoot to mountain arts, food, music, and more, these festivals truly have something for everyone.

Jun 2020
New books to take you on and off the usual trails this summer

Aug 2019
The towers that once helped the mountains ward off blazes are finding new lives as hiking destinations

Aug 2019
25 fall foliage adventures that are big on color and light on crowds

Apr 2019
A visionary effort to create a statewide trail has been 40 years in the making. With the path now finished in Western North Carolina and a groundswell of support rising in the East, the completion of North Carolina’s most monumental natural treasure is on the horizon.

Feb 2019
Blue Ridge Conversions is making people feel at home in a bus

Apr 2018
After decades of neglect, WNC’s most iconic river flows toward a promising future

Dec 2017
Asheville’s Shoji Spa & Lodge offers Japanese wellness without the frequent flyer miles

Oct 2017
Local chefs weigh in on their turkey trials and traditions

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Apr 2015
Roan Mountain’s Cloudland Hotel once served as an elevated destination for naturalists

Mar 2014
Difficulty: Easy Round-Trip: 7 Miles

Apr 2013
Save the French Broad Float combines environmental activism and waterborne adventure

Jan 2013
Make the most of winter’s laid-back pace with our list of guaranteed ways to pamper yourself—mind, body, and spirit

Apr 2012
Reba Brinkman shows a guy with no gun skills the path to inner peace through clay shooting

Jun 2011
A tiny chapel along a rural mountain road offers passersby a spot for respite

Apr 2011
The 150th anniversary of North Carolina’s entry into the Civil War sparks reminders of our region’s conflicted role in the fight

May 2010
Iron Horse Restaurant & Tavern fits right in with Hot Springs’ casual vibe

Dec 2009
Restaurants for each stage of dating By Mackensy Lunsford

Aug 2009
Friends and neighbors share the rewards of a sorghum harvest at the Duckett House Inn & Farm

Mar 2009
From the Past to the Present