Western North Carolina has a multitude of activities for couples or families. From a variety of historical attractions, outdoor adventures, and activities for kids and adults of all ages. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the three mountain regions of Western North Carolina: The Blue Ridge, Great Smoky, and Appalachian Mountains. Activities that can be found in Western North Carolina include: gem mining, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rafting, site seeing, snow skiing, biking, boating, fly fishing, knee-boarding, lake fishing, swimming, tubing, and water skiing.
The mountains of North Carolina make a wonderful place for a family getaway with your beloved pets as well. Many pet owners do not have the room to allow dogs to run and explore the great outdoors, many may be confined to a small apartment, or live in an area with strict leash laws.
Asheville, North Carolina is a beautiful and romantic place to enjoy a romantic getaway or for a honeymoon. The mountain scenery alone is worth vacationing here. Some Asheville attractions include Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn, Thomas Wolfe Home and Museum, and many other historic attractions. as well as a variety of other attractions and outdoor adventures.
While enjoying the attractions, why not treat your family (including the four-legged kind) to a secluded, private cabin, overlooking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. There are various rentals available for you to choose from with many luxury amenities available in all, or most, of these luxurious cabin rentals.
Located near Linville, North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain towers above NC at almost 6,000 feet and is home to many different species of animals and wildlife. Some of the animals that can be viewed in their natural made habitats include: black bears, cougars, deer, otters and eagles. Take a walk across Mile High Swinging Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Grandfather Mountain.
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Linville Caverns resides within Humpback Mountain, serving as the gateway to North Carolina's high country. Discovered in the early 1800s by a fisherman named Henry Colton who noticed fish swimming in and out of a small opening at the base of the mountain. Further investigation led to his discovery of Linville Caverns.
Opened to the public in 1937, Linville Caverns provides guided tours through the caverns to see their mysterious beauty. The caverns are open year round, and are located in McDowell County, North Carolina. During the fall and winter months, guests may get a chance to see some of the local inhabitants, the brown and eastern pipistrelle species of bats.
Linville Caverns has been said to have been a hideout for Civil War deserters. More history and adventure about the caverns can be found online or by calling the caverns directly.