There is so much to explore in Western North Carolina. From a quick ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway to digging for gold at one of our many Gem Mining location. Climb Grandfather Mountain and discover the local flora and fauna native to this region, or travel to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi. Feeling artsy? Don't miss out on Penland School, then rest after your long day of golf at one of our local Inns, Switzerland Inn & Pine Bridge Inn.