We are centrally located to many activities that include canoeing, tubing, bicycling, hiking, fishing, shopping, theater, and dining. Ashe County is home to many parks, including Mount Jefferson, the New River State Park, the NC game lands at Three Top Mountain, and Bluff Mountain Nature Preserve to name a few.

It is a short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the towns of West Jefferson’s “Arts District” and Jefferson. In less than an hour, you can drive to the Boone, Blowing Rock area, or take a scenic drive north to Abingdon, Va. to visit the historic Barter Theater. We are only 15 minutes south of Grayson Highlands State Park or the Virginia Creeper Trail (biking, hiking and horseback riding). The near by New River offers canoeing and tubing. Well known restaurants, Shatley Springs and The River House are a short drive away.

For more information on the area please visit one of the links below or the Ashe County Directory - Your local source for accommodations, attractions, real estate, outdoor recreation, downtown shopping, galleries, restaurants, local services, christmas tree farms, area events and more....



is a 35-mile (56 km) multi-purpose rail trail in southwestern Virginia. The trail runs from Abingdon to Whitetop, near the North Carolina state line,through National Forest and crossing numerous restored trestles and crossing the Appalachian Trail. Whitetop Station is just 15 minutes from The Windfall



Rock On Charters

A full service fishing guide serving southwestern Virginia

and the highlandsof North Carolina. A dedicated team of

outdoorsman who thrive on sharing ourknowledge, our passion, and commitment to conservation. With only

the finest equipment, our guides are at the top of their

class and at the top of their game.

Rock On will pickyou up at the Windfall, provide lunch

and an unforgettable fishing adventure.

Contact Josh or Ben

(540) 354-9424 ~ (540) 588-6628




Guided trail rides through the wilderness of the magnificent Virginia Highlands. View, bald mountains, wild ponies, expansive vistas, wildflowers, and beautiful diverse scenery.

Rhododendron Gap is a particularly wonderful

sight in mid June. Tons of blueberries in July.

Appalachian Adventures

Doug Cregger 276 783 4136

  Over 30 years of experience.


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about Ashe County, NC

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Visit   LANSING, North Carolina   


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Friday nights at Phipps Store

Just outside of Lansing, you can be part

of an old time music jam. The jam is held

each Friday 7:00 - 10PM. The venue is

Mountain String music including Bluegrass.

2425 Silas Creek Road, Lansing

336 384 2382 or  fiddlesilas@hotmail.com


 Fresh Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches,

Gourmet Coffee, and Original Art

Great fresh affordable food in a clean, eclectic atmosphere. Gourmet style pizza, salads,

sandwiches, and amazing locally roasted coffee.

Dine in or Take Out .

Located in Lansing at the stop sign.

336 384 8008   TripAdvisor reviews


Working studio and gallery

Featuring affordable fine arts, crafts, furniture and more made from a broad spectrum of mediums and reclaimed materials. Located in downtown Lansing



Butcher Shoppe

in Lansing

Local, organic meats, fish, cheeses,

hydroponic lettuces, breads,and more.

(336) 466-4790

open Thurs - Sat 10-6PM


August 9,10,11th

Lansing Creeper Trail Park

Bluegrass Music

Food, Crafts


May - September

Lansing Farmer's Market

Near the Fire Department

on Thursdays


Some of Our Favorite Shops to visit in West Jefferson


The Honey Hole was established to provide encouragement and support to people who want to become involved in the fascinating and environmentally vital world of honey bees.

We are a locally owned and operated shop dedicated to promoting the art of bee keeping by providing the finest quality supplies and products. We are in a heavenly

location seated on Main Street in historic West Jefferson

Great gifts too!

Great Beer - Great Food - Great Service
We have a large and ever changing selection of craft beers on tap and in bottles with a strong focus on North Carolina crafted beers. We also have an affordable menu featuring casual-upscale high-quality items using fresh and locally grown ingredients prepared by our talented Chef and kitchen team.


Ashe County Cheese

Carolina's oldest cheese plant, producing quality cheese since 1930. Llocated in West Jefferson.
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday.



Delicious, locally grown produce, nursery plants, jellies,

baked goods, handmade crafts and much more! Demonstrations and contests held throughout the season. Saturdays 8am-1pm, from April - Oct.


Florence Thomas Art School

Offering instruction and exhibition in the fine arts, master

and heritage crafts for both new and experienced artists

as well as youth programs. Gallery of local artists and the late Florence Thomas.


Fiber Artisans’ Studio

Fiber Artisans’ Studio is three stores in one – a gallery of artistic clothing and decorative items made from fiber, a shop of supplies for fiber artisans. and a working studio for classes and production. Our products and supplies are from and for weavers, knitters, quilters, spinners, and felters.

Artists’ Theatre

A gallery full of unique art, antiques, vintage clothing and more. Also offering art parties!

Antiques on Main in West Jefferson, NC

Antiques on Main

Over 23,000 square feet of unique antiques and collectibles! Come be transported back in time

Ripples Gallery in West Jefferson, NC

Ripples Gallery

Unique gallery featuring original works by Clayton Proctor. Located in historic downtown West Jefferson, this gallery also offers antiques and handcrafted furniture.

Everything Has A Story

Locally handcrafted items and an interactive shopping experience. Come meet our artisans and join us for a little story telling. Quilts, fashion accessories, woodworking, furniture, home decor, and much more!

Area Links and Attractions:  
Recreation Area Parks
Blue Ridge Parkway

Grayson Highlands State Park

Creeper Trail Bike Rental/Shuttle Pond Mountain
Grayson Highlands Mount Jefferson State Park
New River Outfitters New River State Park

Jefferson Landing Golf

Bluff Mountain Preserve

Riverside Canoeing Mt Rogers National Recreation Area
Zaloos Canoes Backbone Rock Recreational Area
River Girl Fishing Co. High Country Disc Golf Club
Mountain Aire Golf Elk Knob State Park
Virginia Creeper Trail Appalachian Trail Access



Christmas in July Festival

Boondocks Brewing   (recommended $$)

Ola Belle Reed Festival River House               (reservations $$$$)

Grayson Highlands Fall Festival

Hotel Tavern               (recommended $$)
MerleFest Shatley Springs
GO ASHE local events other area restaurants
Galleries Services
Area Art Galleries Elevation Web Designs
Originals Only Gallery Mountain Advantage Tree & Landscape
The Acorn Gallery Mountain Home Utopia
RT Morgan Gallery New River Photography
Florence Art School Little's Health and Fitness
Ashe County Arts Council

Local Farms

Ashe County Cheese Company

Rose Mountain Farm
Barter Theater Big Horse Creek Farm
Bristol Motor Speedway Cardinal Tree Farm
Burnt Hill Stables Laurel Hill Paints
Museum of Ashe County History Mountain Memories Tree Farm
Thistle Meadow Winery Old Orchard Creek Farm
Mountain Music Jamboree Severt's Tree Farm
Ashe County Corn Maze West End Wreaths