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We can't keep up all that goes on in Ashe County, but we try!

(Note: 'FB' = Facebook page only) 

Be sure to check Ray's Weather for the forecast....

Our State Magazine -

10 Great Mountain Towns 


*Ashe County Food and Drink 

    Happenings (Facebook)



Bobby D's (FB)

Cruisers American Grill* (FB)

    (*affiliated with Copper Mine Grill)

Jef Eatery and Cafe* (FB) - new!

   (*located in former Southern Scoops)

Leos Taqueria (FB) - new!

Oldhouse Goods* (FB)

    (*located at end of Third Day Market 'complex')

Plaza Del Sol

Tacqueria La Hacienda (FB)

Winners Circle (FB)

West Jefferson:

Ambrosia Bakes* (FB)

   (*formerly Hole Lotta Doughnuts)

Backstreet Subs  (FB)

Black Jack's Pub & Grill

Blue Deer Cookies (FB) - coming mid June!

Bohemia (coffee & more!)

Boondocks Brewing Restaurant/Brew Haus 

Craft Bistro (FB)

(The) Dough Shed*(FB)

   (*formerly Village Inn Pizza)

Driscoll's Bake House - coming soon!

Hatchet Coffee (FB*) - new!

  (*Boone location; WJ location - 13 E 2nd St.) 

Havana Cafe  (FB)

High Country Tea & Grazing Room - coming soon!

Hillbilly (or Hill Billy!) Grill

Just Wing It Backstreet Bar and Grill (FB) - new!

Kilwins West Jefferson (FB) - coming soon!

Kristin's Hook'd on Smoke (FB) (food truck*)

    (Seasonal. Named Carolina Country's

     2022 Carolina's Finest Food Truck!)

Louise's Sweet T Cafe (FB) - inside Peoples Drug

Momo's Downtown (formerly Slice WJ) (FB)

Monte D Rey

New River Barista(FB)

     (*located in yellow trailer down from Walmart

       in Steve Johnson Auto parking lot)

New River Brewing Smokehouse and Eatery (FB)

New River Brewing Taproom & Brewery (FB)

O's Thai Express (FB)

Osaka (in strip mall across from WM/LifeStore)

Oshu House

Ramblin Poppy (butcher) (FB)

Red Dog Bar/Bistro* (FB) - new!

      (located at former The Tavern site)

Smoky Mountain Barbecue (FB)

Sweet & Savory Bakery & Deli (FB)

Talia's Espresso West Jefferson - new!

Third Day of Christmas (FB)

Thong Summit Thai & Sushi (FB) - new!

West Jefferson Specialty Foods (FB)

Glendale Springs:

Glendale Springs Inn & Restaurant (FB)

Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks 

Rodie's Parkway Restaurant (FB)


Country House Restaurant (FB)

(The) Liar's Bench (FB)

(The) Loghouse at Lansing (FB)

Molley Chomper Hard Cider 

Pie on the Mountain

Laurel Springs:

(The) Bluffs Restaurant at Doughton Park*


Copper Mine Grill

Freeborne's (FB)

Piney Creek:

Red Dog Bar and Bistro


Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall

Grocery Stores


Food Lion


CJ's Market (FB)

West Jefferson:



Outside Ashe:

Aldi (Wilkesboro)

Harris Teeter (Boone)

Publix (Boone)

And More!

A Berry Patch Farm - West Jefferson

Ashe County Cheese Food Truck - West Jefferson

Ashe County Farmers Market - West Jefferson

Bob's Girl Produce (FB) - West Jefferson

Coyote Kitchen - Boone

(The) Dough Shed Food Trucks (FB) 

Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy - Crumpler

High Country Seafood - West Jefferson

Highland Meadows Cattle Co. - Lansing

Kalman's Bon Appetit - all over* (FB)

     (*food truck!) 

Welch's Produce (FB) - Jefferson

What's That?

Antman's Hill - bug & spider ID (FB)






Trees (& poison ivy!)


Wild Snakes: Education & Discussion (FB)

Apps (free)!

Merlin Bird ID

Leafsnap (iPhone/iPad)


SmartPlant (iPhone/iPad)

NOTE: If you know of a particularly useful app (free or not) and/or web site, please let us know!

On the Go...


Ashe County Park

Dog Creek Trading Post (FB)

Gem Valley

Museum of Ashe County History

     (Virtual Tour!)

New River State Park *

  (*Wagoner Rd Access/< 5 min from cabin)

Third Day Market

Zaloo's Canoes

Zaloo's Kayak and Fly Shop

    (*same location as Zaloo's Canoes)

West Jefferson:

Ashe County Arts Council

Ashe County Chamber of Commerce

Ashe County Cheese Factory

Ashe County Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival

Ashe County Farmers Market (mid April thru October)

Ashe County Fiddlers Convention

Ashe County Little Theatre

Ashe County Public Library

Backstreet Park Summer Concerts

Blue Ridge Movie Lounge 

Doe Ridge Pottery (FB) - opening July 1!

Dogs of West Jefferson (FB)

Downtown (shops and galleries)!

Downtown Murals

Florence Thomas Art School

(The) Foundry Downtown

Gallery Crawl (2nd Friday - June thru Oct)

(The) Grape + Grain* (FB)

   (*formerly Carolina Country Wines and Craft Beer)

Great Southern Gothic

      (Apothecary & Escape Room)

(The) Honey Hole

Kitchen Table Games & Bistro (FB)

(The) Marketplace at Curiosity (FB) - opening early June!

     (former location of Martha Mae's

McB's Mercantile (FB)

Millers Country Store (FB)

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Mountain Aire Golf Club

Mountain to Sea Creations (FB) - new!

Naked Creek Farmacy (FB)

Old Barn Winery

Parkway Theater

St. Mary's Church of the Frescoes

Saloon Studios Live

(The) Salvaged Daizy* (FB)

   (*formerly Everything Vintage)

The Tartan Woolly (FB)

Third Day Downtown* (FB)

   (*Third Day Market)

Three Little Bears & Company

(The) Vintage Farmhouse General Store (FB)

(The) Vintage Locket

West Jefferson Specialty Foods (FB)

White Elephant Clothing Exchange (FB)

Shops, galleries, and more shops!


Pond Mountain

Three Top Mountain


Dusty Trails Outfitters

New River Outfitters

Riverside Canoe

Deep Gap:

de la Cruz Farms

Hidden Happiness Bee Farm (Store)


Hidden Pastures Trails and Horseback Riding

Glendale Springs:

Blue Ridge Theater & Event Center (FB)

Camp New Hope*

   (*camp for children with special needs)

Greenhouse Crafts (FB)

Holy Trinity Church of the Frescoes

Grassy Creek:

Landmark Farm Alpacas

The Old Store at Grassy Creek


Chop + Stem (FB)

Good Ashe Lavender Farm

Historic Lansing Creeper Trail Park

Lansing (FB)

Lansing Park Farmers Market (April to November)

Maggie's Coterie (FB)

Molley Chomper Hard Cider

Old Orchard Creek General Store

Phipps General Store (Friday Night Jams)

The Squirrel and Nut (FB)

Wagging Tails Outfitters LLC (FB)

Laurel Springs: 

Ashe County Wildlife Club

River Rose Flowers & Cuttery* (FB)

   (*make an appointment to pick your own flowers!)

Thistle Meadow Winery


Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall


Elk Knob State Park

River Girl Fishing Co.


Todd General Store (destroyed by fire 2-25-21)

Todd Island Park

Todd Mercantile


Mamaw B's Mountain Crafts (FB)

  (3357 Hwy 88W; 336-977-1294)

MISC (in and out of Ashe):

AllTrails: Trail Guides & Maps

An Appalachian Summer Festival (Boone)

Appalachian Mural Trail

Appalachian Ski Mountain (Blowing Rock)

Ashe Chamber of Commerce calendar

Ashe County Christmas Tree Assn.

ASU Dark Sky Observatory

Barn Quilt Trail (Ashe)

Blue Ridge Brutal Bike Ride (August)

Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

   Cascade Falls and The Lump (MP 272)   

   Julian Price Memorial Park (MP 297)

Blue Ridge Relay

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Trout Farm & Gem Mining

Grayson Highlands State Park

    (Mouth of Wilson, VA)

Grayson Highlands State Park/wild horses

Merlefest (Wilkesboro; last weekend in April)

(The) murals and mountain music of Ashe County

NC  Christmas Tree Association

Shady Rest Tree Farm

West Jefferson, NC

Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster

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