Visiting the Mountains in the Fall

Visiting the Mountains in the Fall

Coming to the mountains during the month of September can be lots of fun. The leaves will begin to change and the weather will become cooler, making it the perfect time to visit the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. When you stay in one of our Stay Blue Ridge vacation rentals, you will be close to where the fun and action is happening. Let’s look below at some of the activities happening in the area during the month of September!

Play in the Corn Fields

Looking for a little more fun and adventure to have with the family, then spend the day playing in the corn fields together. The Ashe County Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival kicks off on September 21st and ends October 28th. You will be able to come and go through the maze which is roughly 5 acres and will take you from anywhere to 30 minutes to an hour to complete. The price to get in is $12 per adult and child and kids under 3 will get in for free. There are also several different activities that you can complete from the pumpkin cannon, knocker ball to pumpkin bowling. There is an activity pass that you can purchase for $20 per person. Don’t miss out on this amazing and fun activity to do while you visit the mountains.

Visit the Alpaca Farm

Have you ever been to an alpaca farm before? If not, this event may be the highlight of your vacation or getaway! on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th you can head to Landmark Farm Alpacas for their National Alpaca Farm Days. You can visit from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm both days and you will be able to join in on some of the fun. Meet the alpacas of the farm, watch artisans demonstrate their crafts and join in on how to hand spin or weave together the fibers. There is no admission fee for this event and it will happen rain or shine! Please do not bring any pets with you. There will be a livestock guardian dog on site and on duty!

Orchard Fun

Visiting the Mountains in the Fall

And if you are more into going to an orchard to be able to get some fresh apples for those holiday treats. Then we know of several within driving distance fo your vacation rental. Getting fresh apples to be able to make homemade apple pies, homemade applesauce or even homemade apple butter can be the pick of the vacation. Going to a local orchard you will be able to find treat and sweets even for you to enjoy. Maybe stop in for a hot apple cider or how about an apple donut. Many locals love to head to an orchard to be able to make treats for the holidays. Don’t miss out on finding one either while on your vacation or before heading home.

Visiting the Mountains in the Fall

While there are many other fun activities to do in the area such as hiking or heading to Grandfather Mountain with the family, these are a few that we thought you would enjoy. If you are still searching for a mountain vacation rental for your vacation or getaway, we have some availabilities for you to check out. We hope that you are able to come join in on some of the mountain time fun this year!

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains

West Jefferson is the place to be to help celebrate Labor Day weekend this year. With endless activities in the area that will keep you and your family entertained there is something for everyone. From painting to live entertainment, there happen to be countless ways to celebrate the last weekend of summer. Let’s take a peek at what is coming for you to enjoy below.

Backstreet Park Concert Series: Zephyr Lightning Bolts

Listening to live music while vacationing in the mountains is just what the soul needs. Come and enjoy the music and fresh outdoors for the last concert of the summer at Backstreet Park on August 31st. Starting at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm enjoy the sounds of Zephyr Lightning Bolts at the West Jefferson Backstreet Park in West Jefferson. This is a free event so just bring yourself and maybe a blanket to sit on and enjoy the live music!

Ashe County Farmers Market

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains

When you are staying in one of our vacation rentals, head to the Ashe County Farmers Market for some fresh veggies. On Saturday, September 1st starting at 8:00 am you will get to spend time at the local farmers market. Grab some fresh veggies or fruits before you head back home. Looking for some beautiful flowers to spruce up the rental for the weekend, this is where you can get some gorgeous flowers. This is located in West Jefferson, you won’t have far to travel for this gem.


If you are up for a little drive, then head to Emerald Village in Little Switzerland, NC for some mining. You and your family can enjoy some mine tours, a treasure hunt, guided mine hikes and more. This is something that is on-going from September 1-September 3rd beginning at 9:00 am. While the price differs from what you do, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Head to their website to see what else they offer at the mines.

Music on the Green

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Enjoy some more live music before you head back home on Monday at The Museum of Ashe County History. This is the final Music on the Green concert that will be featuring the Harden Brothers. The concert begins at 3:00 pm and is free for you and your family to enjoy. Bring a comfy chair, blanket or even a sunshade to sit and relax to the music. Don’t miss out on this fun and entertaining concert on your Labor Day weekend vacation.

While there are several more events happening Labor Day weekend, these are just a few we’d thought you’d like to enjoy. When staying in a vacation rental with Stay Blue Ridge, you will be near where the fun begins. If you don’t want to attend these events, there are plenty of other things you can take advantage of in the area. From hiking to doing Yoga in the mountains, there is something that everyone can do. We can’t wait to see you for your next vacation to the Blue Ridge Mountains!


5 Reasons A Summer Mountain Vacation is for You

There are many reasons why you need to take a mountain vacation this summer. When staying in one of our vacation rentals, you will have access to relaxation and views. The mountains have been a favorite for those in the fall and winter, but the summer can be just as fun. Check out just a few of the reasons why you need to take a mountain vacation this summer!

The Views

When you come stay in the mountains, the views are breathtaking. You will get to see gorgeous views every which way you turn. Between finding a waterfall to taking a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, you won’t be disappointed. The views in the summer are just as beautiful as they are in the fall. You will have to just come see for yourself!

Relax and Reconnect with Your Family

 5 Reasons A Summer Mountain Vacation is for You

The Blue Ridge Mountains are incredible, but getting to spend time with your family is irreplaceable. A North Carolina mountain vacation will offer you plenty of opportunities to spend quality time together. Enjoy a nice family hike on one of the local trails to see a waterfall. Find a swimming hole if you feel the need to be adventurous with your loved ones. There is something for you to do to bring you all together. 

The Weather

One of the best parts about summer in the mountains is the unbeatable weather. The weather most days are warm and sunny with clear blue skies. But sometimes there happens to be a nice summer rain shower to help cool you off. Sometimes sitting on the porch of your vacation rental is the best recipe for relaxation. 

 Adventures Everywhere


When you visit the Blue Ridge Mountains, you won’t run out of activities to do. If you’d like to go on a day trip to Grandfather Mountain or how about a trip to Rocky Knob? There are so many things to do in the area that you won’t get tired or bored at all. No matter which way you turn, there is something always to do in the mountains. It’s just waiting for you to experience it!

 Local Food

 We know that when you are on vacation that sometimes cooking is not what you want to do. Don’t worry about it, we fully understand and there are plenty of local restaurants that you will want to come back for more. Looking for some local favorites, then head on over to When Pigs Fly BBQ for some of the best BBQ in the area. The Dairy House, The Log House and Hillbilly Grill are some other favorites among our guests. 

 If you are looking for a change in pace and a different kind of summer vacation, then come to visit the mountains. If can be a new experience for those who normally visit other places. We would love for you to come visit the area as we have plenty of things for you to see and enjoy. We look forward to having you visit us this summer and for years to come!