Nearby Neighbors

Below you will find a handful of our sponsor businesses and information centers that fall outside of our standard regions or listing categories.

Located near the Great Smoky Mountains

Georgia & North Carolina


Here you'll find:

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are among the oldest mountains on Earth. The landscape is full of superlatives: 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 (the New River); and the two most visited National Park lands in the country (the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The region is also blessed with a stunning diversity of plant and animal life; more, in fact, than the whole of Europe.
195 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 298-5330 www.blueridgeheritage.com Get Directions
Printed annually for 70 years, the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is the trusted resource for America’s Favorite Drive. This extensive guide includes lodging, attractions and points of interest for the entire 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, along with visitor information for adjacent communities. Also included – information for Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks. Our free mobile app Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner brings the park to your fingertips with maps, history, travel tips and more. Blue Ridge Parkway Association is an official partner of Blue Ridge Parkway - National Park Service.
P.O. Box 2136 Asheville, NC 28802 (828) 670-1924 www.blueridgeparkway.org
Southern Appalachian collection : log cabins, artifacts, memories. Book series, national bestsellers. Located Black Rock Mountain
98 Foxfire Lane Mountain City, GA 30562 (706) 782-2776 www.foxfire.org Get Directions
Open daily
  • Fresh Desserts
  • Fresh Biscuits
  • Salad Bar
  • Coffee Bar
  • Gift Shop
WEDDINGS At Sky Valley Country Club. You have just discovered the ideal venue for bridal luncheons, showers, rehearsal dinners, weddings, and receptions. You will be delighted with our world class setting and the personalized service provided by our staff. Sky Valley Country Club is nestled in a lush valley surrounded by mountain vistas, amidst beautiful water features, quaint bridges, historic landmarks and the incredible natural beauty that our Blue Ridge Mountains flora perfectly displays. You will be thrilled with the stunning backdrops these settings will provide for your Wedding portraits. The New Sky Valley Clubhouse is 13,000 square feet, and opened in June 2013. It is architecturally stunning, offering a comfortable, yet refined ambiance of rustic elegance to welcome your guests. The dining room features high ceilings, ambient lighting and showcases a floor to ceiling fireplace that accentuates this beautiful room. Ideal for any event, the dining room comfortably accommodates up to 150 seated guests, or a strolling reception of 200. Sky Valley Country Club’s professional staff looks forward to serving you. Our Clubhouse Manager/Events Coordinator ,Elizabeth Truax and her team offer you extensive expertise in event service. Taking advantage of the resources Rabun County provides as the Farm-to-Table Capitol of Georgia, you can expect amazing seasonal, fresh ingredients prepared by our Chef . Our Culinary Team will ensure that the quality of the cuisine style you select will be the best to compliment your occasion. Our Chef is just as creative with Vegan dishes and other special dietary requests, so you can be assured that every guest is treated to tantalizing taste selections of your choosing Our Clubhouse Manager/Events Coordinator, Elizabeth Truax has vast experience and has specialized in working with clients to create an experience offering you the ideal canvas to create your own masterpiece. You will find Elizabeth able to be of tremendous service, focusing on every detail to make your Wedding Day perfect. We offer your choice of seated/plated meals, buffets, and food station menus in several price packages. The beverage tier selections include signature cocktails and mocktails. The wedding packet includes floor plans, rental fees and what your rental fee includes. Contact her today to request your wedding information. We know you will appreciate our complimentary audio/visual services and state-of-the-art sound system. Please don’t forget to check with us about availability to save your special date
568 Sky Valley Way #1 Sky Valley, GA 30537 (706) 746-5302 skyvalleycountryclub.com Get Directions
Goats On The Roof is a fun family stop! Lots to do, we carry Amish foods, Amish Furniture, unique gifts, T-Shirts, homemade fudge, best nitro homemade ice cream, gem mining and rock crushers!! You can even feed the goats and become an official Goat Ranger! You can sit back and relax in one of our Amish Adirondack rockers by the fire pit roasting marshmallows! There's always a surprise at Goats!! Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter for contest and special events.
3026 Hwy 441 South Tiger, GA 30576 (706) 782-2784 goats-on-the-roof.com Get Directions
Families Welcome!!! We have a 100 acre farm where we grow, can and sell items here on the farm. We have Apples, Blackberries, Muscadines and More. WE Produce over 700 Jams, Jellies, Cider and more. We have A fully Commercial Bakery where we are always making bread, Pies and fritters to enjoy. For the Kids we have Ice Cream, corn maze, fried pickles, hayrides, train, Gem mining and field trips. We have our Barnyard and our Farm Themed Playground. There is also a Pavilion for birthday parties and family get togethers.
18 Sorghum Mill Drive Lakemont, GA 30552 (706) 782-7848 hillsideorchard.com Get Directions
Ridgetop Associates has been offering professional services in governmental affairs, public relations and association management since 1985.

The principals, David and Betty Huskins have over thirty years experience in the field and have won numerous awards for their work. Each has served on numerous governmental-related boards and commissions, appointed by legislative and governmental leaders.
48 NC 182 Linville Falls, NC 28647 (828) 273-0276 www.ridgetopassociates.com Get Directions
Just minutes south of Highlands into the North Georgia Mountains is a Destination for Championship Public Golf, Breathtaking Weddings and Corporate Events. The Sky Valley Country Club features a beautiful and challenging 18-hole championship golf course which is open to the public, a practice facility, a new 13,000 square foot clubhouse with a restaurant open to golfers, an open air pavilion, and an outdoor park. Let us host your next Business Meeting, Corporate Event, Wedding, Party or Reception.
568 Sky Valley Way #1 Sky Valley, GA 30537 (706) 746-5302 skyvalleycountryclub.com Get Directions
Relax and revitalize at Asheville's only outdoor hot tub spa. Experience breathtaking views, the cedar sauna and an invigorating cold shower. Specializing in couples massage.
96 Avondale Hts. Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 299-0999 www.shojiretreats.com Get Directions
Relax and revitalize at Asheville's only outdoor hot tub spa. Experience breathtaking views, the cedar sauna and an invigorating cold shower. Specializing in couples massage.
96 Avondale Hts. Rd. Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 299-0999 www.shojiretreats.com Get Directions
Travel the Appalachian Mural Trail and view historical outdoor murals; great art telling the stories and showcasing the beauty of Appalachia. Create your personal trail map for a mural adventure!
P. O. Box 339 Tuckasegee, NC 28783 (828) 293-2239 www.muraltrail.com Get Directions
Your guide to traditional music of the NC mountains, trip tools, calendar, maps, videos and more!
195 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803 (828) 298-5330 blueridgemusicnc.com Get Directions