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Chimney Rock: Most Beautiful for Fall Foliage, Best
Birding Area, Best Hike to Take the Dog Along, Favorite
State Park. The Biltmore: Best Historic Attraction, Best
for the Holidays. Nantahala River: Best Whitewater.
Cades Cove: Best Campground, Best Loop Drive on a
Tank of Gas. Chateau Morrisette: Best Winery. Grove
Park Inn: Best Spa.

Best pLace to Hear mountain music
Platinum ...................................Floyd Country Store, Floyd, Va.
Gold .................................. Blue Ridge Music Center, Galax, Va.
Silver ...............................Shindig on the Green, Asheville, N.C.

Best reaL estate company
Best Farm to Visit
Platinum .....McCormick Farm ( also known as Walnut Grove),
Rockbridge County, Va.
Gold (tie).................................. Darnell Farms, Bryson City, N.C.
........................................Museum of Appalachia, Norris, Tenn.
........................................... Sinkland Farms, Christiansburg, Va.

Best Gem mininG
Platinum ............................... Franklin, N.C. collection of mines
Gold (tie)................................... Chimney Rock Gem Mine, N.C.
.................................Consolidated Gold Mine, Dahlonega, Ga.
......................................Emerald Hollow Mine, Hiddenite, N.C.
...................................Emerald Mine of Little Switzerland, N.C.
.........................Spruce Pine Gemstone Mine, Spruce Pine, N.C.

Best Historic attraction
Platinum ...................................Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C.
Gold ..........................................Monticello, Charlottesville, Va.
Silver .............................................................. Cades Cove, Tenn.

Best inn or B&B

Platinum ......... Long and Foster (New River Valley of Virginia)
Gold .....................Beverly Hanks & Associates (Asheville, N.C.)
Silver ................................................. ReMax (various locations)

Best restoreD tHeater
Platinum ............................................ The Lyric, Blacksburg, Va.
Gold ...........................................Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Va.
Silver ..................................................... Rex Theatre, Galax, Va.

Best scenic pHoto opp
Platinum ...................................... Blue Ridge Parkway, Va./N.C.
Gold (tie)......................................................Chimney Rock, N.C.
.................. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn./N.C.

Best spa
Platinum ....................................Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.
Gold .............................................. The Spa at Wintergreen, Va.
Silver ................... Westglow Resort & Spa, Blowing Rock, N.C.

Best Visitor center

Platinum ............................... Inn at Riverbend, Pearisburg, Va.
Gold (tie)..........................Blackberry Farm Inn, Walland, Tenn.
....................................................Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.
...................................................... MacArthur Inn, Narrows, Va.
..................................................Mast Farm Inn, Banner Elk, N.C.

Platinum (tie) .....Oconoluftee Visitor Center (Cherokee, N.C.)
................ Sugarlands Visitor Center (Great Smoky Mountains
National Park, Gatlinburg, Tenn.)
Silver (tie).......Asheville (N.C.) Convention and Visitor Bureau
.............................................Lexington Visitor Center (Virginia)
...........................................................Tamarack (Beckley, W.Va.)

Best Loop DriVe on one tank oF Gas

Best BarBecue

Platinum ........................................................ Cades Cove, Tenn.
Gold ............................................. Blue Ridge Parkway, Va./N.C.
Silver ...........................................Cherohala Skyway, N.C./Tenn.

Platinum .......................12 Bones Smokehouse, Asheville, N.C.
Gold ................................BeameupBBQ & Café, Lexington, Va.
Silver .............................The Woodlands Barbecue Restaurant,
Blowing Rock, N.C.

Best mountain Furniture/Home GooDs
Platinum .........................................Jerry’s Mountain Furniture,
Blue Ridge and Blairsville, Ga.
Gold (tie).......................The Carolina Cabin Store, Boone, N.C.
..................................... Steve’s Woodworking, Pearisburg, Va.
....................................................Watauga Creek, Franklin, N.C.

Best Diner

Best museum
Platinum ......................Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, Tenn.
Gold .......................... Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Va.
Silver ..... Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Va.

Platinum ...................... WNC Farmers Market (Asheville, N.C.)
Gold .......................................Blacksburg Farmers Market (Va.)
Silver (tie)......................................Nelson Farmers Market (Va.)
............................................Roanoke City Farmers Market (Va.)

Best outLet sHoppinG

Best mountain-maDe spirit

Platinum ............................... Tanger Outlets, Sevierville, Tenn.
Gold ...................................Tanger Outlets, Blowing Rock, N.C.
Silver ........ North Georgia Premium Outlets, Dawsonville, Ga.

Platinum .................................Foggy Ridge Cider, Dugspur, Va.
Gold (tie) ............................ Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine,
Gatlinburg, Tenn.
...................................Catoctin Creek Distillery, Purcellville, Va.

Platinum (tie) ...................... Blue Ridge Restaurant, Floyd, Va.
..................................... Pink Cadillac Diner, Natural Bridge, Va.
Silver ..................................... Nabers Drive-In, Bryson City, N.C.

Best Farmers market

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013

Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013
Table of Contents
Digital Help Guide
Letters
From the Editor
From the Farm
Worth a Click
Creature Feature
Great Home Buys
Country Roads
The Hike
Mountain Report
Festivals and Events
The Best of the Mountains 2013
25 Years of Covers: Your Favorites
Ghost Town in the Sky Rises from the Dead to Live Again
Blossoms and Buddies: The Photoessay
25 Gen X and Gen Y-ers Changing Our Mountains for the Better
Beer! A Tasting Tour of Notable Microbrews in the Mountains
Then & Now: A Photo Tour
Chefs of the Mountains, Part III
Cabin in the Woods
Flavors
Mountain Garden
The Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Table of Contents
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Digital Help Guide
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Letters
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - From the Farm
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 13
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Great Home Buys
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Festivals and Events
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - The Best of the Mountains 2013
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 31
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 25 Years of Covers: Your Favorites
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 44
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Ghost Town in the Sky Rises from the Dead to Live Again
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 48
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Blossoms and Buddies: The Photoessay
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 50
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 55
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 25 Gen X and Gen Y-ers Changing Our Mountains for the Better
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 57
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Beer! A Tasting Tour of Notable Microbrews in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 66
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 67
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 68
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 69
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 70
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 71
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Then & Now: A Photo Tour
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 73
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 76
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 77
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 78
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 79
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Chefs of the Mountains, Part III
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 81
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 82
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Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 84
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 85
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Cabin in the Woods
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 87
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 88
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 89
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Flavors
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 91
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 93
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 94
Blue Ridge Country - July/August 2013 - 95
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