When you leave the Blue Ridge, you’ll want to take home more than beautiful memories. We’re talking serious loot here—original artwork, clothing, jewelry, farm products, handmade goods. What the French Broad River is to paddlers, the stores of the Blue Ridge are to shoppers. Blue Ridge Shopping—it’s high adventure!
One of a Kind Art Gallery celebrates Appalachian Artists & Craftspeople. Come experience shopping in the nostalgic Old Micaville Country Store. We now display more than 100 of our region's finest artists!
We are located at the crossroads of NC 80 S and the Micaville Loop, 15 miles north of the Blue Ridge Parkway, 4 miles east of Burnsville and 10 miles west of Spruce Pine.
Hours are: Mon-Sat 10a-5:30pm, Sunday Noon-5pm. Saturday Morning Music Jam 10am to noon.
Welcome to A3L- the Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League! The Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League (A3L) is dedicated to promoting the arts in the Old Fort community. While in town you will want to explore our “Paint the Town Mural” project, displaying the Seven Wonders of Old Fort on different buildings throughout downtown Old Fort. Look for the new information brochure “Seven Wonders Trail,” available at the Tourism and Chamber offices, directing visitors to the panel locations.
Please be sure to visit the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios, a beautiful, "warehouse chic" facility in the heart of downtown historic Old Fort, featuring the works of our local artists and artisans. In addition to Gallery and Studio space, AGS has a large classroom for conducting art classes and workshops.The entrance to the Gallery is approximately 2 minutes from Exit 73 on Interstate I-40.
Our hours are Tuesday through Saturday - 10am to 6pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.
Real Brands. Unreal Savings. Save up to 70 percent off on America's most desired brands at Asheville Outlets. Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-26 at Brevard Road, this open-air lifestyle destination with close to 75 retailers features some of the most popular brand names, including West Elm Outlet, Coach Outlet, Under Armour, Cole Haan, Ann Taylor Factory Store, J. Crew Factory, Bath & Body Works, The Children’s Place and more!
The Soap Shed makes one of the largest variety of handmade soaps in America, with more than 100 different soaps available at their retail shop in Spruce Pine located just 6/10th mile from Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 331. Take home some Blue Ridge Wildflowers, Fresh Mountain Air or one of many aromatic souvenirs handcrafted locally. Soapmaking demonstrations can be scheduled for bus tour and small groups. Soap Samplers, gift baskets, music, candles, gourmet foods, potpourri, toys, pottery, candy, cards and signs. The shop is open seasonally from May 1 - October 31st, 10-5:00 daily. Web and mail orders are welcome year round.
Juried craftspeople from the mountains of nine southern states are represented at the Folk Art Center. Exhibitions, special events and daily craft demonstrations are featured. Century-old Allanstand Craft Shop with work of over 350 craftspeople. Free, open daily all year.
One of Asheville’s architectural jewels, the Grove Arcade is located at the heart of Battery Hill in downtown Asheville. After being closed to the public in 1942, E.W. Grove’s elaborately embellished building was meticulously restored and reopened to the public in 2002. Visitors today will find boutique shopping, exciting dining options and regional crafts as well as an outdoor portico market featuring crafts, farm products and handmade goods. The Grove Arcade is open daily and often hosts public programs and festivals. A downloadable architectural and historical tour of the building is available on the website.
The community of Little Switzerland is as unique as the name itself. It embodies what western NC is all about and promotes the region and all that it has to offer. From Little Switzerland lodging to Little Switzerland jewelry, you will find more information than you could ever ask for when looking into the majestic place of Little Switzerland North Carolina. Please visit our website for information on where to eat, sleep and shop while you are here.
Whether you plan to visit, stay, or are just curious about the area information, Little Switzerland NC is at your service. We feel blessed to live and work here in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains and enjoy sharing the joys with others. Who better to educate newcomers than the people who experience it everyday? We make it our job but consider it an honor.
We are proud to present the "Look of the Foothills" for men and women. Fashionable looks at well below designer prices. Mary & Morris is also your collectibles one-stop source for all things Morris the Horse!
Our hours are: Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-5:30pm.
Restored to its 1940's heyday along historic Biltmore Avenue, the Mast General Store in Asheville features everything you might need for a day in the kitchen, a trek along a mountain trail, or a trip around the world. From Mast Store's traditional casual clothing to Euro-comfort shoes and from camping gear to cast iron and 500 old-fashioned candy favorites, experience the pleasure of shopping as it was in a bygone era. Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Sunday Noon until 6 p.m. Winter hours will vary.