We can't keep up all that goes on in Ashe County, much less surrounding counties (and much less with seasonal and COVID-related adjustments in schedules), but we're giving it a shot. (Note: 'FB' = Facebook page only)

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


*Ashe County Food and Drink 

    Happenings (Facebook)



Bobby D's (FB)

Cruisers American Grill* (FB)

    (*affiliated with Copper Mine Grill)

Plaza Del Sol

Southern Scoops (FB)

Winners Circle (FB)

West Jefferson:

Backstreet Subs  (FB)

Black Jack's Pub & Grill

Bohemia (coffee & more!)

Boondocks Brewing Restaurant/Brew Haus 

Burgers Y'all (FB)  

Craft Bistro (FB)

Havana Cafe  (FB) (Same owner as Pasta Fresh)

High Country Seafood Co. (FB)

Hillbilly (or Hill Billy!) Grill

Hole Lotta Doughnuts

Slice WJ

Kitchen Table Games & Bistro - The Farmhouse (FB)

(The) Log House (formerly Smithey's)

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

Monte D Rey

Morchella Provisions (new)

New River Brewing Taproom and Eatery (FB)

Oshu House

Park Vista Restaurant (FB)

Pasta Fresh (New! Same owner as Havana Cafe)

Ramblin Poppy (butcher)

Smoky Mountain Barbecue (FB)

Sweet & Savory Bakery & Deli (FB)

(The) Tavern (formerly Hotel Tavern; new location)

Trent's Tavern (FB)

Village Inn Pizza Parlor

WJ Hometown Diner (FB)

West Jefferson Specialty Foods (FB)

Glendale Springs:

Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks 

Rodie's Parkway Restaurant (FB)


Country House

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


Riverside Restaurant & Provisions

Grocery Stores


Food Lion

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

Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy - Crumpler

High Country Seafood - West Jefferson

Highland Meadows Cattle Co. - Lansing

Kalman's Bon Appetit - all over* (FB)

     (*food truck!)

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

    (*usually located either beside The Honey Hole

     or across from the ABC Store in WJ)

Village Inn Pizza Mountain Mobile (FB) 

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* (new!)

    (*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

Ashe County Fiddlers Convention

Ashe County Little Theatre

Ashe County Public Library

Backstreet Park Summer Concerts

Blue Ridge Movie Lounge

Carolina Country Wines & Craft Beer

Downtown (shops and galleries)!

Downtown Murals

Everything Vintage* (FB)

      (*includes The Vintage Locket - FB)

Florence Thomas Art School

(The) Foundry Downtown

Gallery Crawl (2nd Friday - June thru Oct)

Great Southern Gothic

      (Apothecary & Escape Room)

(The) Honey Hole

Kitchen Table Games & Bistro - The Farmhouse (FB)

Martha Mae's Emporium (FB)

McB's Mercantile (FB)

Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

Mountain Aire Golf Club

Naked Creek Farmacy (FB)

Parkway Theater

Quilt Square Girls

St. Mary's Church of the Frescoes

Saloon Studios Live

(The) Tartan Woolly

Three Little Bears & Company

(The) Vintage Farmhouse General Store (FB)

West Jefferson Specialty Foods (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*

   (*tours currently unavailable)


Lansing (FB)

Historic Lansing Creeper Trail Park

Molley Chomper Hard Cider

Old Orchard Creek General Store

Phipps General Store (Friday Night Jams)

Laurel Springs: 

Ashe County Wildlife Club

Burnt Hill Stables

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


Mamaw B's Mountain Crafts (FB)

  (3357 Hwy 88W; 336-977-1294)

MISC (in and out of Ashe):

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