Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 33

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Top left: Dollywood, in
Sevierville, Tenn., will
open its 300-room DreamMore Resort in 2015.
Lower left: Blue Ridge
Mountain Creamery is
part of the new Western
North Carolina Cheese
Trail.
Immediate left: Round
Mountain Creamery’s
goats play a strong role
in the WNC Cheese Trail.

camping on its private park. Each tree house
includes a covered porch, private bathroom, open
air sleeping, a loft, and a view. The safari platform
tents are equipped with two bedrooms, free wiFi,
covered porches, ice service, linens, towels and toiletry kits. The camp is located on a stop for the
trolley that serves town attractions, has a heated
pool, air conditioned showers, and a playground –
everything for the happy camper.
865-436-8831; campleconte.com

Virginia
Grab your sweetie, grab your horse. Brand-new
Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Va., welcomes
both equine guests and their human masters. You’d
be hard pressed to find a better locale for a luxury
resort with an equestrian flair than this former horse
farm set in the heart of Virginia horse country. The
340-acre resort features a full-service equestrian
center with stables and a practice ring as well as
activities that include fly fishing, survival skills, zip
line, and a full-body exercise course. A James Beardnominated chef oversees the dining rooms, culinary

gardens, and cooking classes.
866-938-737; salamanderresort.com

Named simply Virginia Mountain Bike Trail
(VMBT), this new, 480-mile path gains and loses
65,000 vertical feet from Strasburg to Damascus,
earning the praise as the Southeast’s sweetest single
track. Riding the ridges, tunneling though rhododendron thickets, crossing streams, and negotiating
through technical rock gardens, the VMBT links
eight major trail systems, mostly in remote sections
of national forest. Public campgrounds are dotted
along the route, and organizers envision a hut-tohut system, much like shelters on the Appalachian
Trail.
Virginiamountainbiketrail.com
or shenandoahmountaintouring.blogspot.com

North Carolina
Coinciding with the release of “Kings Mountain,”
a new ballad book by Appalachian author Sharyn
McCrumb based on the site, Kings Mountain
Gateway Trail added a two-mile segment in fall
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http://www.salamanderresort.com http://www.campleconte.com http://www.Virginiamountainbiketrail.com http://shenandoahmountaintouring.blogspot.com

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013

Cover
Table of Contents
Letters/Worth a Click
From the Editor
Digital Help Guide
From the Farm
The Hike
Mountain Report
Creature Feature
Festivals & Events
Explore West Virginia Covered Bridges
DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: Cave in to Adventure
Fall Travel to Restaurants, Diners and Dives
Photoessay: Late Fall Comes to the Mountains
What's New in these Hills?
Life and Death in Butterfield Branch
Mountain-Classic Recipes
Cabin in the Woods: A North Georgia Getaway
Mountain Garden
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Cover
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Table of Contents
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Letters/Worth a Click
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Digital Help Guide
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - From the Farm
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Explore West Virginia Covered Bridges
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: Cave in to Adventure
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - DE2
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - DE3
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - DE4
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - DE5
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - DE6
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Fall Travel to Restaurants, Diners and Dives
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 22
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Photoessay: Late Fall Comes to the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 27
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - What's New in these Hills?
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 34
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Life and Death in Butterfield Branch
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 38
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Mountain-Classic Recipes
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 42
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 43
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 45
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Cabin in the Woods: A North Georgia Getaway
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 47
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 48
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - 49
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Cover3
Blue Ridge Country - November/December 2013 - Cover4
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