Sweet & Savory Bakery & Deli

Sweet & Savory Bakery & Deli

Sweet & Savory Bakery & Deli

Come in to enjoy a relaxing and cozy place for soups, sandwiches, and yummy desserts! Sweets are baked fresh daily! Catering also available!


6 S Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, North Carolina
(336) 846-8888


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Posted by Superman23 in American Restaurants, Bakeries, Local Restaurants

The Hotel Tavern

The Hotel Tavern

The Hotel Tavern

The Hotel Tavern provides something for everyone including family-friendly dining, live music and private parties with a moderate pricing structure.


5 W Main St
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
(336) 846-2121

TUESDAY 11:30 AM – 9 PM
THURSDAY 11:30 AM – 9 PM
FRIDAY 11:30 AM – 10 PM
SATURDAY 11:30 AM – 10 PM

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Posted by Superman23 in American Restaurants, Local Restaurants

Plaza Del Sol – Mexican Cuisine

Plaza Del Sol - Mexican Cuisine

Plaza Del Sol – Mexican Cuisine

Mexican Restaurant


777 E Main St
Jefferson, North Carolina 28640
(336) 846-1639

SUNDAY 11 AM – 9:30 PM
MONDAY 11 AM – 10 PM
FRIDAY 11 AM – 10:30 PM
SATURDAY 11 AM – 10:30 PM

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Plaza Del Sol.

Posted by Superman23 in Local Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants

High Gravity Adventures Zip Line & Aerial Park

High Gravity Adventures

High Gravity Adventures is located in the Boone/Blowing Rock area of North Carolina and specializes in unique and active outdoor recreation for ages 4 & up. Complete with a Zip Line Tour, an Aerial Adventure Park, and a Giant Swing, there is everything your family needs to have a fun and adventurous day in the high country! Soar across multiple lines on the Zip Line Tour, culminating in a 1,000 ft zip over a beautiful valley and a 70 ft (optional) breathtaking free-fall experience. Explore over 75 aerial challenges including rappelling stations and climbing stations, all ranging from 15 to 50 feet off the ground in the aerial adventure park. Take a thrilling 45 ft plunge on the Giant Swing. Whatever adventure you’re ready for, we’re ready to lead the way!


** Check the calendar below for daily detail!
Open weekends in Spring, with special hours for some Spring Break weeks
Open 9a – 7p daily in Summer
Open weekends in Fall, with special hours for Holidays
Other special hours are added to the calendar that may only be available by advanced reservation.

Adventure start times vary by day and activity. Please call us for specific availability or check availability through our online reservation process. Reservations highly recommended!

High Gravity Adventures
215 Tweetsie Railroad Ln.
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605
Phone: (828) 266-0176

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to High Gravity Adventures Zip Line & Aerial Park. Note that we recommend during the road construction on US 221 that you use the route that uses NC 194.

Posted by Superman23 in Local Outdoor Recreation

Ashe County Transportation Authority

Ashe County Transportation Authority

Deviated Fixed Route

Deviated Fixed Route (DFR) service between West Jefferson and Jefferson Monday through Friday 8:30 am until 5:30 pm; and Saturday 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.

This service makes an hour loop between the towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson with a pre-set route.

This route is restricted to pick up and drop off locations within the one (1) mile deviation allowance.

This service can also deviate off the route up to 1 mile.

This service is on time restrictions and is not permitted to wait at drop off or pick up locations.

The fare for riding the DFR is $1.00 each time a passenger boards the vehicle.

To utilize this service, please call the DFR directly at 336-977-2595 or TDD Users 800-735-2962.

For a schedule of the DFR, click HERE.

For a map of the DFR, click HERE

Since we are within 1 mile of Ingles (we are across the street) you can arrange for pick up and drop off at Nation’s Inn by contacting the above number and letting them know. (Please note that your pick up point (if dropping off at Nation’s Inn) or drop off location (if being picked up at Nation’s Inn) must also be within 1 mile of the map to utilize this service, if it is not then you need to use the service below).

Demand Response Service

Demand Response service is available Monday through Friday 6:30 am until 7:00 pm; and Saturday and Sunday by reservation only (predominantly dialysis, outpatient surgery, airport).

Any resident of or visitor to Ashe County can access the transportation services offered by ACTA.

In county prices vary depending upon pickup location and drop off location. Call our Customer Service department for in county pricing information.

Out of county prices can be found HERE.

Appointments for Service have to be made by 2:00 PM the day before service is rendered. Monday appointments have to be made by 2:00 PM on Friday prior to Monday’s appointment. Same day appointments will be on a work in basis.

Medical appointments, grocery shopping, bill paying, work, college, senior center, airport, and much more.

Please Call 336-846-2000, TDD Users 800-735-2962 to make arrangements for transportation service.

ACTA does NOT provide Charter service or School Bus service.

Ashe County Transportation Authority
895 Ray Taylor Rd (0.71 mi)
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
Phone: (336) 846-2000

Posted by Superman23 in Local Transportation

Taste of Chicago in West Jefferson

Taste of Chicago in West Jefferson

Taste of Chicago in West Jefferson
Authentic Chicago Italian Beefs and Chicago Vienna Hot Dogs……….


19 E. Ashe Street (0.39 mi)
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
(336) 977-9866


Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Taste of Chicago in West Jefferson.

Posted by Superman23 in Hot Dog Restaurants, Local Restaurants

Ashe County Cheese

Ashe County Cheese

Ashe County Cheese was started in 1930 by the Kraft Corporation. Kraft helped consolidate several small community cheese plants in the area and provided the means and expertise to produce cheddar daisy wheels for distribution nationwide. They operated the plant until 1975 when they sold it to then manager, Chesley Hazlewood. Mr. Hazlewood operated the business until his death in 1980.

In 1981, Mrs. Hazlewood sold Ashe County Cheese to Jerry Glick and Doug Rudersdorf, two cheese men from Wisconsin. Glick and Rudersdorf remodeled and upgraded both the cheese plant and the cheese store, located across the street. They also added a viewing room to the plant. It was at this point that Ashe County Cheese became one of the most popular tourist attractions in North Carolina.

In 1986, Ashe County Cheese was sold again, this time to the investment firm of Finevest Services Inc. of Greenwich, Connecticut. Then in 1991 Finevest Services was reorganized and Ashe County Cheese became a part of Interlaken Capital, also an investment firm out of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Finally, in 1994 Interlaken Capital sold the assets of Ashe County Cheese to Newburg Corners Cheese Inc., a Wisconsin Corporation owned by Mike Everhart and Tom Torkelson, the current owners. Everhart moved here with his family in 1995 to manage the company, while Torkelson remained in Wisconsin and has since become one of the nations finest cheese makers. He has won many National and International awards for his cheeses, and in the fall of 2007 was awarded the distinction of Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker.

In 2004, Ashe County Cheese was split into two separate companies: Ashe County Cheese Company (the plant division) still owned and operated by Everhart and Torkelson, and Ashe County Cheese Store, now owned and operated by the Everhart Family. Though two separate companies, the businesses work hand in hand to efficiently utilize both work space and personnel.

Ashe County Cheese Store has remodeled and expanded several times through the years, with the most recent remodel and addition being completed in the spring of 2007. The store now offers not only all the products made here, but also a wide variety of other food and gift items.

The plant has also undergone several upgrades since 1994, and though it still makes old style cheddar daisy wheels, it now produces a wide variety of cheeses and butter. It has developed a strong following for its original Sienna cheese, its many flavored cheeses, and its newest variety Juusto cheese (a mild Scandinavian cheese).

With a rich history covering more than 75 years, Ashe County Cheese is well positioned to face the many challenges of the future, and we look forward to serving your needs for many years to come.

Monday thru Saturday 8:30 am til 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays

Ashe County Cheese
106 E Main St
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
Phone: (336) 246-2501

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Posted by Superman23 in Local Shopping

Thistle Meadow Winery

Thistle Meadow Winery

Created by entrepreneur Tom Burgiss, a retired pharmacist, Thistle Meadow Winery is in its 18th year of operation. Still a small, family run business, the winery produces about 1700 cases of wine each year.

We do not ship our wines within North Carolina. Our aim is to have our guests come by for a visit, a tasting, and wonderful, relaxing experience here in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Just recently, we were ranked third among North Carolina wineries by the South Eastern Winery Review and scored a perfect “10” in friendliness. We invite you to come to our winery, enjoy our fine wines and experience firsthand just how friendly we are. Our motto is, “Try before you buy!”

Located in one of the luscious valleys of Laurel Springs in Alleghany County, Thistle Meadow Winery has some 30 varieties of wines available year around. Wines are made in small batches which allows for blending the complex flavors of the many grapes used from all over the world. Of course the winery welcomes visitors anytime during the year, but our favorite seasons are late spring, summer, and fall. However, there are many blustery days during the winter months when there is nothing better to do than come visit us and taste our wines. We encourage folks to come and taste the difference.

In our gift shop, we pride ourselves on unusual wine-related items, not found in most winery gift shops. The gift shop is connected to the winery and is full of books, wine-related knickknacks, and some surprises for those who enjoy wine and its many facets. In addition to the delicious variety of wines offered, we can even host your outdoor wedding in the meadow next to the winery.

Thistle Meadow Winery is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 246) in Laurel Springs, North Carolina and is open for your convenience:

In Season (April 1 – October 31)

Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Autumn Hours (Nov 1 – December 31) – call ahead due to weather conditions

Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Sunday – Closed

Winter Hours (January 1 – April 4)

Sunday – Friday – Closed
Saturday – By appointment only, parties of 4 or more

We are closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Thistle Meadow Winery

102 Thistle Mdw
Laurel Springs, North Carolina 28644
Phone: (800) 233-1505

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Posted by Superman23 in Local Shopping

Grayson Highlands State Park

Grayson Highlands State Parks

Grayson Highlands State Park


829 Grayson Highland Lane
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Latitude, 36.628322. Longitude, -81.496889

Near Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, Virginia’s two highest mountains, Grayson Highlands offers scenic views of alpine-like peaks more than 5,000 feet high. Facilities include a visitor center, campgrounds, and hiking trails leading to waterfalls and overlooks. Scenic horse trails and a horse camping area with electric and water hookups, stables and parking for trailers are available. The park provides year-round access to the Appalachian Trail and the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail.

We are located about 35 min from the park.

Grayson Highlands State Park

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Posted by Superman23 in State and Local Parks

Ashe County Airport

Ashe County Airport

Paved 5001’X 75′ Pilot Controlled Lighting. Jet-A/+Prist Full Service, Avgas 100LL Pump Service. Tie Down $5.00 Per Night. AWOS3 120.675 336-982-5555. Unicom 122.8000.

Monday thru Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Ashe County Airport
KGEV Ashe County Airport
639 Airport Road
Jefferson NC 28640
Phone: (336) 982-5144

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Posted by Superman23 in Local Transportation
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