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

West Jefferson

(Including nearby Baldwin, Fleetwood & Todd)

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West Jefferson, North Carolina

West Jefferson NC is located in the eastern part of the North Carolina mountains in Ashe County, and is in an area known for the famous New River, spectacular views and Christmas tree farming. The town has a thriving business district and is noted for the murals that create a 'walking tour". The murals are the works of local artist and other in North Carolina that depict the area's history.
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s with many small towns, West Jefferson has a number of distinctive and unique festivals, one of which is Christmas in July, featuring the very best in traditional mountain music and handmade crafts. The Ashe County Farmer's Market, open seasonally,  is also located in West Jefferson on the Backstreet in downtown and is considered one of the premier farmer's markets in the mountains. St. Mary’s Church on Beaver Creek Road also features the Ben Long Frescoes of the Mystery of Faith, Mary Great With Child, and John the Baptist. 

    Overlooking West Jefferson is the Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, which occupies the summit of Mount Jefferson. Hiking trails, picnic tables and pavilions are some of the amenities offered there. The Ashe County Arts Council Gallery is located in the Ashe Arts Center at 303 School Avenue, and has regularly changing exhibits of local artists and performances of music, poetry and literature.

 

 

Resources
City Website: West Jefferson
: Town Hall, 01 South Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-246-3551
Ashe County Informational Website: Ashe County, North Carolina
Facebook: High Country
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:
3,200 feet, 1100+
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: 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:
(Nearest) Wilkes Community College, 363 Campus Drive, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-846-3900
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Ashe Memorial Hospital, 200 Hospital Avenue, Jefferson NC 28640; 336-846-7101
Major Festivals: Christmas in July (July), Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival (August)
Natural Attractions: Blue Ridge Parkway; Mount Jefferson State Natural Area, New River State Park
Cultural Attractions:
Ashe County Arts Council Gallery, Ashe County Farmer's Market, Ben Long Frescoes, Museum of Ashe County History


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Casual & Family Dining
Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks: (American-Seafood) 9930 Highway 16 South, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-982-3060


Overseas & Exotic
Shokudo: (Japanese) 920 South Jefferson Avenue, Suite A, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-246-6999
Smoky Mountain Barbecue: (BBQ) 1008 South Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-246-6818

Cafes & Grills
Black Jack's Pub & Grill: (Grill) 18 North Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-246-3295

Pizza
Brick Stone Pizza and Pasta: (Pizza) 3 West Main Street, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-846-1716
Steph & Andy's Pizza Plus: (Pizza) 432 North 2nd Street, West Jefferson NC28694; 336-246-3777

Coffeehouses
Bohemia Gallery: (Coffee House) 106 North Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-846-1498

West Jefferson Coffee House: (Coffee House) 119-A Second Street, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-846-3873

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Bed & Breakfasts
Buffalo Tavern Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 958 West Buffalo Road, West Jefferson NC 28694; 877615-9678

Motels
Nation's Inn: (Motel) 107 Beaver Creek School Road, West Jefferson NC 28649; 336-246-2080

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Fall Creek Cabins: (Cabins) 1105 Fall Creek Road, Fleetwood NC 28626; 336-877-3131
Riverchase Log Cabin Rentals: (Rentals) 287 Riverchase Trail, Todd NC 28684; 877-900-5787

Campgrounds
Greenfield Campground & Cabins: (Campground) 1795 Mt Jefferson Road, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-246-9106
Helton Creek Campground (Campground) 2057 Helton Road, Grassy Creek NC 28731; 336-384-2320

Rental Agencies
Ashe High Country Realty: 7 South Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson NC 28694; 800-729-0735
4 Seasons Vacations Rentals & Sales: 370 South Main Street, West Jefferson NC 28694; 336-246-2700
Carolina Mountain Properties & Rentals: (Rentals) 8 North Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson NC 28694; 800-246-3010
Fall Creek Vacation Rentals: (Rentals) PO Box 190, Fleetwood NC 28626; 336-877-3131
Home Town  Realty of Ashe: (Rentals) 1 West Main Street, West Jefferson NC 28694; 866-546-1759
Mastercraft Properties: (Rentals) 6502 Highway 221 South, West Jefferson NC 18694; 877-680-3366
 

 

 

 

 

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