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By Hazy Oberski, Asheville, NC
(RE/MAX Four Seasons Realty)
Comments 21
As I was meandering up Avery Creek Road heading toward home I was awestruck by the beauty of what lay before me. The snow was blowing and the road was icy but I stopped and captured this beautiful scene. It is amazing how everything is monochromatic grey then you get swept away by this gorgeous red.
By Linda Hinson
(S & L Properties)
Comments 0
In our search for some mountain land, we parked our RV in a campground just outside of Boone and in Asheville, we parked our RV in Black Mountain.  In neither office did I find any real estate business cards, flyers, or brochures and yet, when we walked our dogs in the evening, we visited with several campers who were looking for property just like we were.  I thought...what an opportunity agents are missing. It's true you have to be knowledgeable about zoning and other issues but most of these rvers will pay cash.  Our requirements were simple (but not easy).  The road could not be dirt, the incline could not be more than 8 degrees, the road had to be wide (no one with a $100,000+ RV wants scratches down the sides from trees & shrubs, bridges have to support thousands of pounds, and pr...
PART I         Last summer, my spouse was fed up with all the tourists and the heat at the beach.  We did experience some very hot, dry days and the beaches were packed .  On our escape to the mountains in September, he wanted to explore the possibility of purchasing a property in the mountains.  We spent three weeks in Boone and two weeks in Asheville exploring various communities only to realize what we thought we wanted wasn't as easy to find as we thought it would be. What did we want?  We wanted unrestricted land because we wanted to put in an RV pad with utilities which meant we had to have easy access to the property and my husband wanted a high elevation so it would be cool in the summer...turned out to be contradictory.  We didn't want another house to maintain.  I spoke to sev...
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 3
Just listed!  Like new home in desirable Southern Ashe County - equi-distant to Boone and the Jeffersons and Wilkesboro.  This home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathsrooms, master and laundry on the main floor, 2 car garage with unfinished 420 sq ft bonus room, wraparound porch plus deck and fenced yard in the back. Beautifully sited on the lot.  With 1835 square feet, plus the bonus room, this is a great home for retirement, a family or a second home if a cabin just isn't your thing. Check out the Virtual Tour.   More photos coming soon at Ashe County real estate. 
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
Just listed! Enjoy sunrise views from this classic Stonebridge log cabin.  Available at $339,000 with one lot, or with the extra lot for privacy at $439,000.  This one has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, and a suite of rooms accessed from the outside that is great for a home office, workout, craft or overflow sleeping, and has its own bedroom. Here's the Virtual Tour. Visit our Ashe County real estate for more photos, coming soon.
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 2
3.4 Acres on the South Fork of the New River Reduced to $75,000 for 3.4 unrestricted acres on the South Fork of the New River in West Jefferson, Ashe County, NC.  There's a 2 bedroom septic system in place, with an RV hook-up, and a rustic (very) 224 sq ft fishing cabin.  Level land on which to play, too! See the Virtual Tour.  
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
REDUCED! 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin with metal roof, just over 1000 square feet, vaulted great room, covered porch and open decking, close to everything.  Now priced at $219,000.  Furnishings negotiable outside of contract.  This would make a great vacation rental. See the Virtual Tour. 
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
  REDUCED to $135,000 (was $149,000). Mountain cottage in wooded setting - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 fireplaces, detached 1 car garage.  An affordable getaway! Visit Ashe County real estate for more photos and info. 
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 1
Dramatic Price Reduction!Started at $1,325,000 and now $998,000. This beautiful property has 19+ acres, a trout pond, a barn, fenced pasture, Christmas Trees, a guest cottage and views in every direction.  Close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and only 15 minutes to West Jefferson.  Home has been completely rebuilt from the studs up.  4 bedrooms, 5 baths, sophisticated design and details throughout.  Complete privacy.  This property has just about everything one could dream about.  For more details, go to the farms for sale, nc.  Or call Michelle at 336-977-1090 or email michelle@ashecountyrealestate.com. 
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
We are so happy to share that the River House Country Inn & Restaurant won the Small Business of the Year award.  Their reputation is far and wide - without even a sign to mark the property. This is a remarkable place and we congratulate owner Gail Winston and her manager, Sherman, and their staff.  Offering truly fine dining in a historic farmhouse on the banks of the New River, the Riverhouse also offers unique lodging.  We attended a wedding here last fall, and the food and service were outstanding. The River House is also home to three festivals every year - the WineFest in July, the Celtic Heritage Festival and the Blues Festival.  Good music, a little wine, a beautiful setting on the river and a day in Ashe County, NC - it can't be beat. Check out their Sunday Salon series, too.  ...
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
  Valentine Dance Party (also a Fundraiser for Summit Support Service)It has been a long hard winter. We need to get out and have some fun.   Saturday, February 12th, 6:30 p.m. until....At the Ashe County Arts Council gallery in downtown West Jefferson.Music Guest: "One Foot on the Earth" (Mike Floyd and friends)...Bring an Hors d' oeuvre to share, your beverage of choice, your dancing Shoes, your friendsQuestions? Call Denise, Shari, or Diane Wait a call at 846-4491
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
Thanks to our friends, genealogists Sandy & Dallas Lassen, the Ashe County Library has expanded its resources.  After years of research, Sandy & Dal are donating their extensive collection of information to the Heritage Room, which represents 11 years of research to compile the collection, which includes names of 250 individual slaves, along with court records, deeds, wills, and interviews.  Come visit the Open House at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15th.  The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a computer class featureing tips and resources for online genealogy resarch.  Registration is recommended for the1 10:30 class, but not necessary for Sandy & Dal's talk at 1.  Call 336-846-2014.  www.ashelibrary.org  
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
Join Paula & crew for Valentines Day dinner.  The 5:30 seating is full, but they have openings for the 7:30 seating.  Call 336-846-2914 http://www.sweetaromasbakerycafe.com/Home.html  
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
The Annual Quilt Show by the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be held in downtown W. Jefferson at Jefferson Station.  We're up to 140 quilts (last year had 110).   A certified appraiser will be on hand to appraise your new or heirloom quilt by appointment.  There will be quilts on exhibit, & quilts for sale, a fundraising quilt, demonstrations, boutique featuring handcrafted items, Vendor Village, & more.   Contact Rheta at 828-264-4370 or Lynda at 336-246-2545. 9/17 from 10-6, 9/18 from 10-4.  While you're in town - and the weather is supposed to be PERFECT, take a driving tour of the Barn Quilts.  Go to Ashe County Arts Council website for details.  And make sure to stop by the Ashe County Farmers' Market for garden delights, kitchen creations, plants, trees, crafts and more. ...
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 1
It was only 2.7 and centered at Mountain City, about 25 minutes away, but we felt it in downtown West Jefferson at our office.  A strange rumbling and over in seconds.  First for me in Ashe (though I was in CA for the Northridge one and felt that) though it has happened here before.  For more, go to the Jefferson Post story. 
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
The Crooked Road Ramblers of Crumpler, NC, were the featured players at this week's free outdoor concert (every Friday night at 5:30) at te BackStreet Park in West Jefferson, NC. Here are a few photos from last night's concert.              Bill & Suzanne Montgomery, owners of the The Barn Landscape & Garden Center (plus antiques) in West Jefferson, took a much needed break to enjoy this event after a busy Friday.                 The park is just one block off of West Jefferson's downtown.                     The audience particpated, learning the Virginia Reel.
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
This weekend, in Lansing, NC, in the mountains, you'll enjoy mountain music at the annual Ola Belle Reed music festival.  Through Sunday afternoon.  Go to the festival website for more information. 
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
This weekend! The 40th Annual Fiddlers Convention takes place in Jefferson this weekend at Ashe Park! Advance tickets cost $8 each night or $13 for a weekend pass. The cost for non-advance tickets is $10 each night or $15 for a weekend pass. Children 12 years and under are admitted for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Purcha...se advance tickets at the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce by calling 336-846-9550. Camping is available for the entirety of the convention and costs $10 per night, no electricity; $15 per night, with electricity. The event will be held rain or shine.For more information, click to www.ashefiddlersconvention.com
By Michelle Handler & Jack Apple
(Ashe High Country Realty)
Comments 0
Town residents and anyone who walks in West Jefferson, NC, is invited to comment during the planning process.  Stop in and see Matthew Levi at the Town Hall or call him at 336-246-3551.   

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