Tag Archives: travel

Junebug Retro Resort | Grand Opening

Good Morning Folks! If you missed it you might want to check out the Grand Opening happening today for Junebug Retro Resort in Weaverville. Go HERE for details and hope to see you there. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Itinerary Asheville

Urban sophistication meets mountain tranquility in this charming southern city. 

ef4f6a87-edbf-477e-bc80-d21f3ec504fdHi Folks. I just wanted to take a moment and showcase this article in the NTHP’s Summer edition of their magazine featuring Asheville. There is not much more for me to tell you other than take a look here. Enjoy! Troy

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center

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Lord Aeck Sargent Architecture

Take a look at this great, green modern building and read what Sharon McHugh reports about it.

Taking their cue from the Appalachian region’s rural and natural character, the architects designed the center to evoke the feeling of “tree-house”. Built of wood and glass with expansive open interiors, the facility houses exhibit space dedicated to the history and development of the Parkway, space for regional exhibits and visitor information; a 70-seat theater, and a retail shop. One of the larger exhibits is a 22-foot interactive map of the entire Blue Ridge Parkway known as the “I-Wall” which provides multi-media information on places to visit on and around the Parkway.

Although rustic in feel, the Center incorporates the latest sustainable technologies including a green roof, active and passive solar heating and cooling and radiant floor heating. Completed in October 2007, the Center received a LEED Gold rating from the United States Green Building Council.