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The Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina are dubbed the Yosemite of the East, and for good reason. It’s a magical place of mist-shrouded peaks, crystal-clear lakes and streams, enchanting waterfalls and breathtaking vistas. It’s the kind of destination you visit when you want to disconnect from your busy life and reconnect with soul-soothing nature. Spring and summer carpet these ancient, blue-hued mountains in emerald, which yields to a palette of fiery red, gold, amber and ochre in the fall and a blanket of white in winter.

You’ll want to be outside as much as possible here, breathing in the sweet mountain air and exploring this all-season destination. Choose a tranquil forest trail and set out on foot or horseback to discover a misty waterfall hidden beneath a forest canopy of green. Drop a line in a sparkling mountain stream and spend a lazy afternoon casting for trout. Tee off on a golf course with distractingly beautiful vistas, or feel the frosty breeze on your face as you ski, snowboard or snow tube down a Blue Ridge slope at Sugar or Beech Mountain. Or, just find a shady spot with a view and lose yourself in the mountain-studded horizon.

THINGS TO DO IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

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Cashiers

This quaint village is one of the state’s most charming places with excellent shopping and dining venues, plus a long list of festivals, concerts and arts and crafts shows.

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Beech Mountain

All-season activities abound at this mountain resort from skiing, tubing and snowboarding in the winter, and hiking, fishing and biking in the summer.

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Mountain Waters Scenic Byway

Discover enchanting waterfalls cascading down ancient rock walls just off Highway 64, also known as the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway.

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Associate Resort Club Resort

Club Associate Resorts were not originally developed by Bluegreen but are included in the resort portfolio to expand the choices available to Bluegreen owners in a variety of attractive vacation destinations.

Club Resorts are typically developed and/or managed by the Bluegreen family of companies. Each resort is held to the high Bluegreen standards for accommodations, amenities, service and hospitality.