Fabulous Franklin, N.C.

Margaret Hester photo

Tucked away in a forgotten corner of Western North Carolina, not far from the Georgia line, lies an old town that’s rapidly developing a new spirit. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Outposts

The Swag

John Warner photo

As dusk falls, the night music can be heard through the open windows and the mountain temperature cools enough to warrant the stoking of a small fire to crackle and burn as book pages turn, until at last, embers expire and sleepy eyes are retired. more

Aug 1, 2011 12:00 AM Departments

As you gaze out from your private, open deck upon mist-covered mountains—silent save for a bird’s reverie and the cool morning air—it’s hard to believe you’re not a million miles away. more

Jul 1, 2008 12:00 AM Departments

In the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, cycling and cycling safety have become a focus of one of the region’s inns — Dancing Bear Lodge. more

Jul 1, 2008 12:00 AM Departments