The Mountain

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 opportunities for recreation and relaxation for adults, teens and children.

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.