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The quaint Mountain Village of Cashiers was founded as a gold mine back in 1820. Legend has it that local miners came to exchange their gold for cash from one of the original settlers Barak Norton, and the rest is history.

Blog post cover image Embracing the Spirit of Autumn: Celebrating Festivals in Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains
09/19/2023 • Bernie Gilchrist
Embracing the Spirit of Autumn: Celebrating Festivals in Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains

Amidst a symphony of rustling leaves and a gentle breeze that carries the scent of nostalgia, a new chapter unfurls...

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Blog post cover image Building a Mountain Home in the Blue Ridge
09/01/2023 • Bernie Gilchrist
Building a Mountain Home in the Blue Ridge

Close your eyes and imagine, for a moment, the allure of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina. A...

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Blog post cover image Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Sylva, NC - Part 2
08/02/2023 • Bernie Gilchrist
Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Sylva, NC - Part 2

Welcome back to the thrilling world of adventure in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains near Sylva, North Carolina! In our...

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Blog post cover image Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Sylva, NC- Part One
06/23/2023 • Bernie Gilchrist
Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Sylva, NC- Part One

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, Sylva, North Carolina, offers an array of exhilarating activities for...

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Blog post cover image The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in my backyard!
06/02/2023 • Bernie Gilchrist
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in my backyard!

Hey there, I'm Bernie and let me tell you about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! This place is truly...

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Blog post cover image Bernie's Fishing Tales
04/06/2023 • Bernie Gilchrist
Bernie's Fishing Tales

Greetings fellow fly-fishing enthusiasts! Spring has finally arrived and for me, it's the best time of the year. The rivers,...

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Blog post cover image Bernie's Beer Run - A Guide to Sylva NC's Breweries Scene
03/02/2023 • Bernie Gilchrist
Bernie's Beer Run - A Guide to Sylva NC's Breweries Scene

I have been a connoisseur of beer since my Pirate Days at Eastern Carolina University… back in the day! In...

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Blog post cover image Great Restaurants in the Blue Ridge Mountains
03/02/2023 • Bernie Gilchrist
Great Restaurants in the Blue Ridge Mountains

If I am known for anything… it’s the fact that I love to eat! LOL! I love it so much...

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Blog post cover image The Best Snow Skiing and Snow Boarding in the Southwest corner of The Blue Ridge Mountains
01/20/2023 • Bernie Gilchrist
The Best Snow Skiing and Snow Boarding in the Southwest corner of The Blue Ridge Mountains

I have always loved the snow and particularly, snow skiing all my life! One of my favorite photos is of...

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Blog post cover image Mountain Holiday Traditions
12/21/2022 • Bernie Gilchrist
Mountain Holiday Traditions

Like the song says, ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the Year!” The holidays are magical in Western North Carolina and...

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Blog post cover image Apples, Pumpkins, and Trains Oh My
10/17/2022 • Bernie Gilchrist
Apples, Pumpkins, and Trains Oh My

I always think about picking my own Apples and drinking Pumpkin Spiced coffee this time of year. It seems to...

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Blog post cover image Top 6 things when buying in the mountains
09/27/2022 • Bernie Gilchrist
Top 6 things when buying in the mountains

There are a few things you’ll need to know about buying a home or property in Western North Carolina before...

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Blog post cover image Consider Building in the Mountains
08/13/2022 • Bernie Gilchrist
Consider Building in the Mountains

If you’re looking for your Mountain Dream Home here in Western North Carolina and you just can’t find the right...

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Blog post cover image Ready to buy your first home?
08/28/2022 • Bernie Gilchrist
Ready to buy your first home?

Buying your first home can be challenging and scary. Knowing how and when to get preapproval for your mortgage can...

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