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GUESTS COLUMN
"We've been visiting the Blue
Ridge for 15+ years. We so love
the area and every issue, we were
so re-energized about the mountains that we ended up buying a
vacation home in Linville, North
Carolina about 10 years ago. We
also recently purchased land for
our permanent house after we retire to the make the Blue Ridge our
full-time residence."
-TOM AND PAM BORK

Tennessee. The property (1793) just happens to be the
oldest building in Tennessee's oldest town! For 22 years
Hawley House B & B welcomed guests from around the
world! Though the Bed & Breakfast closed a few years ago,
The Butterfly Cottage on the hill behind the main house
offers a secluded spot for the perfect getaway! Without
Blue Ridge Country we would have missed out on all the
wonderful excursions, learning our way up and down the
valley, and making new lifelong friends."
-MARCY HAWLEY
"P.S. I still have most of those old Blue Ridge Country
magazines-they are timeless!"

"This is the only magazine I subscribe to. I was born
in 1957 in Christiansburg, Virginia, and had my first trip
down the Blue Ridge Parkway at 6 months old. In the '70s
during high school I took my future wife to the parkway
many times and have a picture of us atop the Lump overlook near Mount Jefferson [milepost 268], North Carolina
on October 27, 1974. That shows the view that was once
there but covered by pine trees now. The picture in one
issue of Blue Ridge Country brought back fresh memories
of that long ago autumn. We are still married heading toward our 42nd anniversary and retirement. This magazine
covers it all and I go to the shops the restaurants and the
inns, and the photos are breathtaking. The Blue Ridge
Parkway will always be home to me and your magazine
almost like a second bible of nature. When the magazine
arrives I can hardly get through the door before reading
the cover. Thank you for all these years and I have gotten
some friends to subscribe. Keep up the format...it is original and one-of-a-kind. Thank you."
-GARY CHAFIN

"I moved from my Virginia
mountain home in my 20s and
lived in flatland Ohio for 43 years.
Every time Blue Ridge Country arrived in my mailbox, I got to take
a trip home. I'd sit down, open
the magazine, and breathe in the
mountain air through the photos
and stories. Blue Ridge Country
was my tonic for my homesickness. A year ago my husband
retired and we moved back to Virginia to care for my
92-year-old mother in her home. We've spent the last few
months visiting the places and doing the things we'd read
about in Blue Ridge Country in our area. This magazine is
family to me."
-JANE HERMAN

"My husband and I have been
regular readers of your magazine
since the birth of our son 28 years
ago. The three of us would take 'adventures,' as we would call them,
when planning a road trip based
on something or somewhere we'd
seen in Blue Ridge Country. Now
as empty nesters, we continue to
use it as our travel guide, seeking
out more mountain treasures yet
to be discovered by us. Thanks for continuing to publish
your wonderful magazine."
-N. HEFFNER
"Living in the Washington D.C. area and dreaming of
the day we'd retire to the Shenandoah Valley, our weekends were spent exploring, with Blue Ridge Country in
hand. For four years we searched for just the right property for our future bed and breakfast. Blue Ridge Country
became our Atlas, guide book, and Real Estate Bible! We
followed every suggestion and ended up in Jonesborough,

"I get all of my travel trips from Blue Ridge Country
magazine. My husband and I love to backpack and will
read BRC from the first to the last page to gather tips from
where to hike, what to bring, etc. Everything we need in
one magazine. We look forward to seeing it in our mailbox
every time!"
-ANNEMARIE LEPP

"Blue Ridge Country magazine has been my perfect
go-to read where I escape from my Virginia Beach, Virginia reality of everyday life. My parents brought us occasionally to the Virginia Blue Ridge area when I was
a kid, and this magazine gives me what the day-to-day
same-old same-old does not. I see such timeless beauty
in nature, I read in awe about how life was in the Blue
Ridge Mountains, whether it was good times or hard
times. I enjoy creating bucket lists of places to visit in
the future by discovering them first in Blue Ridge Country. I have been reading this excellent magazine off and
on for the past 25 years or so. I used to wait in anticipation every other month at the grocery or book store to
pick up a copy, but thankfully now I am a subscriber.
Thank you Blue Ridge Country magazine for always being there to provide my 'escape'!"
-LATHAN BAILEY

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