On the hottest summer days, what& 39;s the best way to beat the heat in the mountains of North Carolina? Since the city of Asheville is in a valley, it is usually only 5-8 degrees cooler than places like Charlotte or Atlanta. So high temperatures often reach 90 in the summer months. However, as you head up into the higher mountains, you cool a few degrees every 1,000 feet in elevation gain.
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A must-stop for art lovers is the Penland School of Crafts, a nationally-renowned center for craft education tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina (6 miles from Spruce Pine). Penland offers one, two, and eight-week workshops in books and paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, textiles and wood.
You’ll find many luxury hotels in North Carolina showcased in state’s Western region near Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. With an array of luxury mountain resorts, hotels, spas and retreats, there are many unique and indulgent experiences to choose from. The beauty of the mountains combined with high-end amenities make for an extravagant getaway with many extra perks.
Black Balsam Knob(1-10 miles, moderate) For sweeping 360-degree views, hike across these bald mountaintops. Almost entirely devoid of trees above 6,000 ft., the summit is more reminiscent of New England than North Carolina. Black Balsam Knob is part of the 30-mile Art Loeb Trail, so you can hike as far as you want.