Recipes to Warm Up Your Ashe County North Carolina Real Estate

It’s the holiday season and Century 21 Heritage Realty has Ashe County North Carolina real estate on the market that will brighten your holidays. Typically the holidays are an indicator that family and friends are all going to join you for a major meal or even just snacks and cocktails. You want to make sure to have something for everybody, so we have come up with a few options that aren’t traditionally offered at holiday parties you might consider whipping up this year.

This recipe is for the best Mashed Cauliflower you’ve ever had. My picky eaters at home can’t tell the difference in this and mashed potatoes, and it has so much less starch. Use this recipe for anyone you know might be low carb during the holidays. This recipe is from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures blog. You can find the recipe here and wow all your friends who think you’ve made two batches of mashed potatoes.

There is a possibility that you may have friends over who won’t be enjoying your festive cocktail because they are taking a break from sugary drinks. Have no fear – we were going to suggest just one skinny holiday cocktail, but when we found all these delicious ideas from Women’s Health Magazine, we couldn’t resist. Check out all of these skinny cocktails sure to delight anyone watching their waist. We can’t wait to try the Minty Mistletoe and New Year’s Snowfall!

Whether you’re in the market for Ashe County North Carolina real estate or just need help finding out how to make your home perfect for the holidays, Century 21 Heritage Realty has you covered. Our agents are prepped and ready to make your holiday perfect this season by starting the process of closing on your new home. Don’t wait to give us a call today to find out more about our properties!

Find High Country Realty Through Century 21 Heritage!

high country realtyThe High Country contains some of the most beautiful, natural landscapes on the East coast and even the country. The thought of the Blue Ridge mountains makes you think of the sound of crickets, creaking ancient trees, some soft banjo in the distance, and even peaceful silence; your mind’s eye may see blue-green mountain views from a rocking chair on a back porch, black bears lumbering through azaleas, and of course log cabins. Whether you wish for a rustic log cabin, cozy mountain home, land plot, or any other High Country realty, Century 21 Heritage can make your wish come true.

The Century 21 Heritage Realty office is situated in the heart of the High Country, West Jefferson North Carolina, and we know a thing or two about local properties because we work out of a lovely log cabin ourselves. We can assist you in your search for log cabins, residential homes, commercial properties, foreclosures, land plots, and we also manage several properties throughout Virginia and Tennessee.

We house a team of 7 expert, friendly realtors who know the surrounding area and its charm like the back of their hands. Not only are they completely knowledgeable about every aspect of high country realty, they also adore the area dearly. Call or come in and talk to one of the team to find why they prefer this location to anywhere else in the world!

Whether you are in need of a seasonal home, commercial property or piece of land, come to Century 21 Heritage Realty and let us help you find exactly what you’re looking for. You can peruse all of our wonderful listings on the site. Also, all are more than welcome to call in or stop by the office for anything else you may need on your journey to owning High Country realty.

Find Cabins For Sale North Carolina With Century 21 Heritage!

cabins for sale north carolinaThe Blue Ridge Mountains contain some of the most beautiful, natural landscapes in the country. The idea of the Appalachian mountains brings forth the sound of crickets, wind through ancient trees, perhaps some soft banjo in the distance, and even tranquil silence; your mind may picture blue-green mountain range views from a big back porch, black bears wandering through rhododendrons, and of course log cabins. A log cabin is an authentic, rustic and peaceful way to get the Blue Ridge experience. If you desire a permanent mountain dwelling or just a Blue Ridge getaway, come to Century 21 Heritage Realty for cabins for sale North Carolina and let us make your dream a reality.

Century 21 Heritage Realty is located in the heart of West Jefferson North Carolina, and we know a thing or two about log cabins because we work out of one of our own! However, that doesn’t mean we aren’t also experts when it comes to other kinds of property. We specialize in residential homes, commercial properties, lots & land, foreclosures, and we even manage properties in parts of Virginia and Tennessee.

We have a team of 7 expert realtors who are not only familiar with the surrounding area and all of its charm, they are in love with it! They can assist you in the counties of Ashe, Watauga, Alleghany, and Wilkes, as well as certain parts of Tennessee and Virginia.

If you are in search of cozy cabins for sale North Carolina, or other residential or commercial properties, come to Century 21 Heritage Realty and our friendly team of 7 realtors and let us make your dreams come true. You can check out all of our wonderful listings on the site, and call or come into the office for anything else you may need on your journey to a Blue Ridge home.

Century 21 Land For Sale

century 21 land for saleThe North Carolina mountains are home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. This area has long been a highly sought-after location for all kinds of people who appreciate the tranquility of the natural surroundings and everything else this wonderful region has to offer. The moderate climate makes for seasons that are consistently picture-perfect, and there is never a shortage of activities to do. The lush, green forest is practically made for hiking, mountain biking, camping and photographing. There are gorgeous, crystal-clear lakes for boating, swimming, fishing and more. If you have ever dreamt of owning your own piece of the beautiful Blue Ridge wilderness, come to Century 21 Heritage Realty and peruse the listings we have of Century 21 land for sale. We can guarantee that we will help you make your property dreams come true!

Century 21 Heritage Realty is nestled in the midst of charming West Jefferson in Ashe County, North Carolina. The log cabin-style office is home to a team of 7 expert and friendly realtors who each know the local region like the backs of their hands. They have a thorough knowledge of the region, but also a deep love and appreciation for it. However, that does not mean their expertise is limited to just Ashe County. The team manages commercial and residential properties, foreclosures, and plots of land in the counties of Wilkes, Alleghany, and Watauga, as well as properties throughout Virginia and Tennessee! So, in your search for century 21 land for sale, when you work with Century 21 Heritage, you can be sure you are in the best possible hands.

You can find all the excellent listings, as well as more information, on the Century 21 Heritage website. And everyone is always welcome to call or stop by the office to chat with one of our realtors!

Blues Festival Will Kick Off June 10th

lansing nc blues festivalThe 2nd annual Ashe County Blues Festival will kick off Saturday June 10, 2017. It will feature some great blues musicians and bring blues hits to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Plan on seeing musicians such as the Red Dirt Revelators, Laws Guns & Money, Half Baked Betty, Seth Williams, and Smitty & the Jumpstarters.

The event is produced and promoted by V-Muse Productions and will take place in Lansing. It should be a wonderful event for everyone. Camping is available nearby and the weather should be fantastic.

Century 21 Heritage Realty features information and news on fun happenings in Ashe County, North Carolina and the surrounding High Country Blue Ridge Mountain areas. We are the foremost Ashe County real estate agency and our team is ready to assist you with all your questions and needs related to buying or selling Ashe County NC real estate properties. We would love to hear all about your needs and assist you. Give us a call today.

New River Canoe Race

new river canoe raceWant to enjoy some fun on the water and support local businesses and the High Country’s state parks? Check out the fun New River Canoe Race slated for June 3, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm. The New River’s waters are calm and inviting; perfect for a canoe race! The race registration will begin at Zaloos Canoes and take place from 9 am to 1 pm.  The entry to the race will be on the New River access point at the Wagoner Access at the New River State Park. The sponsor of this event is the Friends of the High Country State Parks. Bring your own boat or rent one from Zaloos at a discounted rate on this day! Free shuttle service will be available from parking areas.

Activities will include live music, food and food trucks, environmental programs and an awards ceremony with fun door prizes. There will be free tubing at the park, and camping will be available for those who want to camp out nearby. All proceeds will support High Country State Parks. This event is a family friendly Ashe County event.

The New River is one of the oldest rivers in the world. It actually predates the formation of the Appalachian mountain range. It is one of our area’s most beloved assets. The endless fun, scenic beauty, and natural resources that it provides you cannot find in any other location in the High Country. To view NC mountain real state listings close in to the New River, along the New River, or with New River access click to get started in your search. Contact us! We’d love to work with you if you are interested in New River Real Estate in the High Country. Many areas that the New River snakes through are remote and hard to reach. Ashe County is one of the few accessible areas that offers a remote wilderness, with the convenient amenities of nearby suburban living.

Check out these upcoming events in Ashe County

events in ashe countyJoin us for the following fun events in Ashe County, North Carolina. If you are visiting the area during these next few weeks as the warm season kicks off please check out some of these fun things to do with your friends and family.

Century 21 Heritage Realty is one of the oldest Ashe County real estate firms with a reputation for our southern hospitality and ability to help all buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. Our advice is second to none in the area as our staff is comprised of locals, second home transplants, and commercial brokers who are ready to help you.

The 1st Annual Pink Disc Golf Tournament to benefit the Breast Screening Program at Ashe Memorial Hospital kicks off on Saturday May 20, 2017 at 8 am. Innova Disc Golf is sponsoring the event which will last until 6 pm. The entry fee is only $25 and includes lunch and a fun players pack. Join us for this fantastic event in Ashe County.

The 2017 Marathon Jam will take place on May 20, 2017 from 12 pm to 12 am at 303 School Ave, West Jefferson 28694. This acoustic open jam session welcomes all musicians. Donations are accepted and encouraged. The Marathon Jam’s organizer is the New River MOAA (Military Officers Association of America). Jam partners include: USAA, Ashe Arts Council, and Rooster Ridge Arts.

The first annual Music on the Green will take place on Sunday May 21, 2017 between 3 pm and 5 pm at 301 East Main Street, West Jefferson 28640. Sponsoring the event is the Museum of Ashe County History. Popular artists Wayne Henderson and Herb Key will kick off the festivities.

Events in the Area | Homes for Sale Ashe County

homes for sale in Ashe CountyThis part of North Carolina has some of the most gorgeous stretches of land, between the lovely farm land and stunning mountain views. That’s why we here at Century 21 Heritage Realty think you couldn’t possibly find a better place to live than the High Country. When it comes to homes for sale in Ashe County, Century 21 Heritage Realty can find you the perfect match for your family. Summer is beautiful, but the High Country also thrives in winter as well. And what better way to experience the High Country in the winter than by hitting up the slopes.

Beech Mountain is one of our favorite ski mountains. Beech has a ton of cool events going on before they close for the season. There is live music each weekend during the Beech Mountain Winter Music Series. Two super fun events happening in March and April are the Wreckless Rail Jam taking place on March 4th and the Easter Egg Hunt for all ages on April 15th. For more information on Beech Mountain events, visit

Sugar Mountain is well known in the High Country and is located between Boone and Beech Mountain, a convenient “on the way” stop. On weekends at Sugar Mountain, there is always something happening, between races and live music. One event we like to mention is the NASTAR Races held every Saturday and Sunday at noon on Oma’s Meadow. This is a public racing program that provides racers the opportunity to compare their skills to the fastest member of the US Ski Team – how often can you say you raced the fastest person in the US? For more information on this event, visit

Any time you are looking for homes for sale in Ashe County, don’t hesitate to call Century 21 Heritage Realty. You don’t want to miss out on another year of winter fun on the slopes!

Ashe County Land for Sale Straight from Books

Ashe County land for saleThe mountains of North Carolina are some of the most visited places in the United States. The beautiful mountain ranges and valleys provide the best peaceful backdrop for a weekend away. Can you imagine living here? We get to experience this every day of our lives. At Century 21 Heritage Realty, we really appreciate these mountains. That’s why you should visit us if you are in the market for Ashe County homes or Ashe County land for sale.

We aren’t the only ones who adore these mountains. Authors from all over the country have based their books in the North Carolina mountains. To get a grasp on how loved these mountains are, we highly recommend a few of the books. One of the most recognizable of the works is the Outlander series. Diana Gabaldon bases her books in Scotland for the first few, but the fourth book in the series, Drums of Autumn, moves to North Carolina. We’ve heard fans of the series flock to the High Country to experience the similarities.

Another book we love that outlines the nature of our mountains is Serena by Ron Rash. The book focuses around two newlyweds who come to the mountains to create a timber empire. George Pemberton has already lived in the camp, but Serena is new and soon proves she can hold up just as well as any man in the North Carolina wilderness. This book takes you back in time to before the mountains were harvested, providing a glimpse of a world forgotten.

You can experience a taste of the mountains for yourself and even make them your home. We have several homes for sale for you to start your new life. Century 21 Heritage Realty also has lots of Ashe County land for sale, if you prefer to work from the ground up. Call us today and start your life in the mountains of North Carolina.

Upcoming Events in the Area

Right now as the temperature warms up to a balmy 36 degrees, which is 2 degrees warmer than our high today, I’m sure you are cuddled up with a blanket if you are like most of our clients and readers. We were blessed with an abundance of snow that moved in with the winter storm on Friday afternoon. That storm brought much needed snowfall to the region and blanketed the surrounding counties where the North Carolina ski resorts are located. If you are venturing out and about in the area and looking for fun things to do in West Jefferson and Ashe County, we’ve listed some fun events that are coming up this month that you may want to note.

Mt. Jefferson Hiking

At Mount Jefferson State Natural Area this Saturday January 14, 2017 you can check out the Geology Rocks Hike from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This special led hike takes hikers up the Rhododendron Trail at Mt. Jefferson, the prominent peak seen from West Jefferson. On it you’ll get to observe several types of formations and learn more about the formation of the mountains in our area. Hikers will meet at the picnic shelter at 2:00; hikers can call 336-246-9653 for more information. Sunday January 15, 2017 another hike will be offered at Mount Jefferson; the Underground Railroad hike. A ranger will lead the excursion that begins at the picnic area at 2:00 pm and the hike will feature regional folklore stories regarding our infamous mountain ridge, Mt. Jefferson and the actual Underground Railroad that was used by slaves who had escaped their masters and were hiding out and trekking to safety further north. It is believed that the mountain served as a hide out spot along the railroad, but actual artifact evidence of such claims have never been unearthed.

Fun Local Concert Events

Edward Main will be playing at the Hotel Tavern bar, starting at 6:00 on Saturday January 14, 2017 and there is no cover charge. On the same day, at 7:30 pm the Coffee House Live will feature Wayne Henderson, Helen White, and Herb Key as well as other storytellers and folk entertainers. Tickets are just $12 for adults and $5 for students and the sponsor of the event is the Ashe County Arts Council.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 Klee Liles will be playing at the Hotel Tavern starting at 6:00 pm. There is no cover charge for this event.

Check out the Kruger Brothers in Concert at the Ashe Civic Center starting at 7:30 on Thursday January 26, 2017. Tickets are just $22 adults and $5 students. Call 336-246-2787 if you wish to purchase tickets, or stop by the civic center. The Kruger brothers are well known throughout, and delight audiences with their acoustic sets.

The last Saturday of this month, from 6:00 to 9:00 the Hotel Tavern will host Matt Bizzell in concert.

The beginning of February brings a Grammy award winning artist to the area with the Al Petteway and Amy White concert at the Ashe Civic Center. The event will be held on Saturday February 4 2017, sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council, begins at 7:30 pm and features Indie artists and Grammy duo Petteway and White. Their Celtic and Appalachian influenced style incorporates acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, and world percussion instruments.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event

The Ashe Arts Center will feature a MLK Day celebration to honor and tribute Martin Luther King Jr on Monday, January 16, 2017.  The event, sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council,  is slated to begin at 7:00 pm. It will feature essays, speeches, and tributes from community members highlighting the peaceful message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event is a free and open to the public.

Support of the Local Community 

If you want to take part in a wonderful community outreach event and enjoy some delicious southern fried fish, head out to the Ashe Outreach Fish Fry on Friday January 20, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Riverview Community Center. This  event features $10 plates (or additional donations if you’d like to provide more) of fish or chicken, hush puppies, coleslaw with a drink and dessert and supports the Riverview community. During the harsh months of winter, many of our neighbors struggle to pay their heating bills, and have trouble with food costs as a result. The event sets aside money to support some 300 individuals a month.

If you are new to the area, and searching for Ashe County homes for sale, or looking to purchase a property in the coming period, we would love to help you. You can begin your search by clicking on any of the top menu tabs including ‘Search MLS’. This allows you to search for the best properties of real estate Ashe County NC and properties in the surrounding counties of Watauga, Alleghany, and Avery.