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)

Plaza Del Sol

Sheets Grocery - Hwy 16/88 (bridge)

    (Delicious hot dogs/BBQ sandwiches during the

       week!); 336-846-3837 

Southern Scoops (FB)

Sweets and Spirits Bakery

Winners Circle (FB)

Zyzy's Market/Mexican Kitchen (FB)

West Jefferson:

Backstreet Subs  (FB)

Black Jack's Pub & Grill

Bohemia (coffee & more!)

Boondocks Brewing Restaurant/Brew Haus 

Burgers Y'all* (FB)  

    (*formerly Rosebud Bakery; same owner)

Craft Bistro (FB)

Havana Cafe  (FB)

High Country Seafood Co. (FB)

Hillbilly (or Hill Billy!) Grill

Hole Lotta Doughnuts

Home Slice (FB)

Kitchen Table Games & Bistro - The Farmhouse (FB)

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

    (*often located beside The Honey Hole - WJ)

(The) Log House (formerly Smithey's)

Monte D Rey

New River Brewing Taproom and Eatery (FB)

Oshu House

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

Smoky Mountain Barbecue (FB)

Sweet & Savory Bakery & Deli (FB)

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

Trent's Tavern (FB)

Village Inn Pizza Mountain Mobile (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:

Copper Mine Grill

Freeborne's (FB)

Piney Creek:

Red Dog Bar and Bistro


Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall

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 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!)

Welch's Produce (FB) - Jefferson


What's That?






Trees (& poison ivy!)


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

Florence Thomas Art School

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

Parkway Theater

Quilt Square Girls

St. Mary's Church of the Frescoes

(The) Tartan Woolly

(The) Vintage Farmhouse General Store (FB)

Three Little Bears & Company

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)

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 (opening spring '21)

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.

Balloons by Drew

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)

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Trout Farm & Gem Mining

Grayson Highlands State Park

    (Mouth of Wilson, VA)

Merlefest (Wilkesboro; last weekend in April)

NC  Christmas Tree Association

Shady Rest Tree Farm

West Jefferson, NC

Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster

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