Steeped in history and Culture

A backdrop of forested peaks, striking valleys and vast meadows give Western North Carolina a beauty that is all its own. This part of the state is also one of the culturally richest areas in the United States, offering a variety of interests and opportunities to reinvent and recharge.

Asheville is a nationally renowned destination, and Sylva and Waynesville are charming towns full of art galleries, restaurants, outdoor shops and hospitals, all just down the road. Located off a major highway, less than 40 minutes from Asheville, Balsam Mountain Preserve is easily accessible to cities including Charlotte, Atlanta, Greenville, and others.