The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Jefferson

(Including nearby Crumpler, Glendale
Springs & Lansing)

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  In the mountains of Ashe County, near Jefferson NC

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Jefferson, North Carolina

Jefferson NC, the county seat of Ashe County was established in 1800 and was one of the first towns in the United States to be named after President Thomas Jefferson, who at the time was Vice-President. Originally called Jeffersonton, the name was later changed to Jefferson. The ancient New River, one of the oldest rivers in the world, flows through the town. The Museum of Ashe County History is located in the historic 1904 Ashe County Courthouse building in Jefferson and has exhibits pertaining to the history of Ashe County and its people. The largest hospital in Ashe County is located also in Jefferson, the Ashe Memorial Hospital as well as the Ashe campus of  Wilkes Community College.
    Nearby Lansing is home to the famous Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival, a celebration of mountain music. Lansing's classic small town setting is enhanced by the surrounding hills and Phoenix Mountain (elevation  4,170 feet) in the background as well as the homes dotting the narrow, tree lined streets.

 

Resources
City Website: 
Jefferson (None)
City Website (Lansing):
Town Hall, 173 B Street, Lansing NC 28643; 336-384-3938
Ashe County Informational Website: Ashe County, North Carolina
Location:
Northern Mountains, 21/2 hours east of Asheville
County: Ashe County
: County Offices, 150 Government Circle, Suite 2500, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-846-5501
Elevation & Population:
3,000 feet, 1400+
County Chamber of Commerce:
Ashe County Chamber of Commerce 01 North Jefferson Street, Suite C,  West Jefferson NC 28694: 336-846-9550
Newspaper: Jefferson Post, 203 South Second Street, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-846-7164
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Parkway Theatre, 10 East Main Street, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-846-3281
High School: Ashe County High School, 184 Campus Drive, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-846-2400
Colleges and Universities: Wilkes Community College
, 363 Campus Drive, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-846-3900
Hospitals:
Ashe Memorial Hospital, 200 Hospital Avenue, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-846-7101
Area Major Festivals: Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival (August)
Area Natural Attractions: Blue Ridge Parkway; Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, New River State Park
Area Cultural Attractions:
Ashe County Arts Council Gallery, Ashe County Farmer's Market,  Ben Long Frescoes, Museum of Ashe County History
Wineries:
New River Winery


Real Estate
Century 21 Heritage Realty: PO Box 517, Jefferson NC 28640; 800-865-4221
High South Realty: 522 South Main Street, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-846-1818
Mountainscape Realty: 434 McConnell Street, Jefferson NC 28640; 800-204-9931
United Country Dogwood Realty: 592 South Main Street, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-246-7455
 

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Casual & Family Dining
Shatley Springs Inn: (Family Style-American) 407 Shatley Springs Road, Crumpler NC 28617; 336-982-4466
Winner's Circle Restaurant and Steak House: (American)  Best Western Eldreth Inn, 829 East Main Street, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-246-4499


Overseas & Exotic
Los Arcoiris: (Mexican) 327 E. Main Street, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-846-1639

Cafes & Grills
Blue Ridge Cafe and Bakery: (Cafe) 246 J. W. Luke Road, Glendale Springs NC 28629; 336-982-4811
Sweet Aromas Bakery and Cafe: (Cafe) 406 Court Street, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-846-2914


Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Resorts
Jefferson Landing: (Resort)  Highway 16/88, Jefferson NC 28640; 800-292-6274

Hotels, Inns & Lodges
Mountain View Lodge & Cabins: (Lodge) Milepost 336, Blue Ridge Parkway, Glendale Springs NC 28694; 877-680-3366

Motels
Best Western Eldreth Inn: (Motel) 829 East Main Street, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-246-4499
Highlander Motel: (Motel) 891 Highway 16 South, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-246-2383

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
High Mountain Creekside Cabins & Vacation Rentals: (Cabins) 1616 Highway 16 South, Jefferson NC 28640; 800-238-8733
Mountain View Lodge & Cabins: (Cabins) Milepost 336, Blue Ridge Parkway, Glendale Springs NC 28694; 877-680-3366
On The Windfall: (Cabins) 2822 Little Windfall Road, Lansing NC 28643; 704-975-3058


Campgrounds
Big Horse Creek Camper Sites: (Campground) 6085 Big Horse Creek Road, Lansing NC 28643; 336-384-4481
New River State Park: (State campground) 1477 Wagoner Access Road, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-982-2587
Raccoon Holler Campground: (Campground) 493 Raccoon Holler Road, Glendale Springs NC 28629; 336-982-2706
Twin Rivers Family Campground: (Campground) 1863 Garvey Bridge Road, Crumpler NC 28617; 866-982-3456


Rental Agencies
4 Seasons Vacation Rentals and Sales: (Rentals) 370 South Main Street, Jefferson NC 28640; 866-207-4837
High Mountain Cabin Rentals: (Rentals) 435 McConnell Street, Jefferson NC 28640; 866-931-6210
High South Realty of Ashe: (Rentals) 522 South Main Street, Jefferson NC 28640; 877-846-1818

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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