Secrets Along North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway

Cherokee Lore  |  the Railroad  |  Miners, Moonshiners, and Lumberjacks | the Plott Hound  |  Elisha Mitchell

May 12 – 15, 2020

First-Hand Encounters with Stories From The Land

Let’s explore the Blue Ridge Parkway by small group!  We’ll uncover some of the Parkway’s best stories, by visiting museums, overlooks, and local experts; and by exploring what lies just out of view (of the untrained eye). We’ll enjoy accommodations at three historic lodges (one night each), good local foods, outstanding bookstores, opportunities for short hikes, and a supreme setting to digest local stories.


• Lodging in the Pisgah Inn, the Switzerland Inn, and the Glendale Springs Inn

• Visits to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, The Cradle of Forestry, the NC Minerals Museum

• Other sites connected to railroads, the politics of the Parkway, fish and wildlife, the story of the Plott Hound, and the race to calculate the East’s tallest peak

• The fun and intimacy of small group travel


$1,710 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $300)

Price includes comfortable transportation, accommodation with breakfast for three (3) nights, 3 lunches and 3 dinners, all activities / admissions per the itinerary, guide and concierge service throughout the trip. Price does not include alcohol, other meals, personal expenditures, or optional trip insurance.

Click the button below to register online, or click here for a printable trip registration form.

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(864) 384 - 6947

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