Whether you are planning a corporate retreat, an adventure or golf-oriented getaway, an exploration of Cherokee and Southern Appalachian heritage, or a family vacation to take in the Biltmore House, Chimney Rock Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Western North Carolina is the place for you.
A short drive from most major U.S. markets, and with commercial air service direct to Asheville Regional Airport, our region is home to some of the finest resorts, golf courses, spas, scenery, festivals and attractions in the world. Our landscape has the highest mountain (Mount Mitchell), deepest gorge (Linville Gorge) and highest waterfall (Whitewater Falls) in the eastern United States; the oldest river in North America (yet it’s called the New River); and the two most visited National Park lands in the country (the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park).
In 2003, the United States Congress designated the region as the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in recognition of its unique character, culture and natural beauty. Complete details about all of your travel options are available from the one of our region's host committees at:
Smoky Mountain Host of North Carolina
Blue Ridge Mountain Host
North Carolina High Country Host
, President & CEO
134 Wright Brothers Way
Fletcher, NC 28732
Email Scott Hamilton