Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis
Feb 2024
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Dec 2020
WNC’s resilient chefs and artisan food producers look on the bright side

Sep 2020
Discover Valle Crucis, the Yadkin Valley, a Blue Ridge Parkway alternative, and the New River along four of the region's northern routes

Aug 2019
Pumpkins are a hallmark of autumn, but jack-o’-lanterns are just the beginning of the fall fun. Make the most of the season with an idyllic outing to a u-pick patch for the perfect specimens, décor inspiration using fanciful heirloom gourds, and a delish take on a pumpkin pie that’s as nice as sugar and spice.

Jun 2019
“It’s been a great blessing to be able to follow my bliss and passion through art.”

Oct 2018
From apps to mains to sweet finishes, get inspired for your holiday feast with our editors' picks for 10 festive recipes

Apr 2018
Valle Crucis surfboard maker Bill Pressly catches a wave

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

Oct 2015
Relish fresh renditions of old Appalachian standards

Jul 2015
Chef Andrew Long gives okra the Louisiana treatment with an Appalachian twist

Oct 2014
The scoop on WNC’s latest dining destinations

Jul 2013
True. We're biased. But we can't imagine a better place than the mountains to meet your local farmer, become a food entrepreneur, nosh on artisan eats, and savor a pint (or three).

Jan 2013
Make your way to the High Country for outdoor winter revelry

Aug 2012
Local restaurants vie for first prize in the Best Dish contest

Jul 2012
The owners of the Inn at Little Pond Farm welcome guests for an instructive culinary fête

Jun 2012
Meet a group of outdoor entrepreneurs who mix business and pleasure in the pursuit of great gear

Jul 2011

May 2011
Set out for adventure with the latest high-tech gadgets

Jan 2011
Julia Sublett & Tom Wood Rittenhouse

Oct 2010
The shopping season has officially arrived, and we’ve searched stores across the region to help minimize the gift-giving guesswork. Here, you’ll find ideas for the jewelry lover, gentleman, gardener, gourmand, host, and outdoors enthusiast in your life.

Oct 2010
A family dinner at mast farm inn celebrates the simple life and local food

Aug 2009
Luxury finds its way into this rural community known for its rich history

May 2009
The couple who made Mast General a nostalgic icon reflect on the Valle Crucis store that inspired it all