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Old 05-07-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I had a very pleasant time in Bluefield, VA/WV. Nice people. After a half a day there, I felt like I was part of their family. Nearby Princeton WV was nice, too.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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It seems that Boone/Blowing Rock and Highlands are the only towns actually in the mountains. Most are in the valleys. Crossville is on a plateau. Not much there unless you are a retired golfer.

I vote for Blowing Rock because there is so much to do nearby. You could spend your days cruising the BRP. Buy a guidebook to the nearby waterfalls.
Blowing Rock is beautiful...went there last year and it snowed while I was there. There is a much larger shopping dining area downtown than I ever thought there would be. Lovely town!
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:06 AM
 
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I agree regarding Blowing Rock. That area of the Blue Ridge Mountains is stunningly beautiful. Another suggestion is Banner Elk which is centrally located in the "High Country" area and has some nice lodging options. The NC High Country Host website is a good reference to the area.

The High Country Host, Boone NC Visitor Center and Travel Guide
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:56 AM
 
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Clemson is near the mountains, but I wouldn't call it a mountain town.
Technically, it is in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. So, I don't know if that is good enough for the OP.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Technically, it is in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. So, I don't know if that is good enough for the OP.
lol...my criteria is hillbilly...mountain...southern...string music...etc.

All the things I grew up with in Southwest Virginia.....I'm just trying to find other areas to take my wife to that are like this. She enjoyed SW Virginia when I took her home the first time so I just wanted to show her similar areas across these states.

For the sake of limiting the search radius i'll enclose the states (areas) i'm considering.
-East TN
-Southwest VA
-Western NC
-Upstate SC
-North GA
-Maybe Eastern KY
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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For the sake of limiting the search radius i'll enclose the states (areas) i'm considering.
-East TN
-Southwest VA
-Western NC
-Upstate SC
-North GA
-Maybe Eastern KY
Maybe West Virginia too?
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Maybe West Virginia too?
Meh...WV is ok. I've been through WV a lot and i'm not particularly in love with it. I'm not a huge fan of Charleston or Huntington...Lewisburg is ok and so is White Sulphur Springs. Morgantown is too much a college town for what I'm going for in this vacation and a lot of the other towns (Parkersburg, Clarksburg, etc) have a quasi-midwestern feel with their proximity to Ohio and the architecture.

Harpers Ferry ain't too bad either but I'm more looking VA and on down.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:13 PM
 
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Technically, it is in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. So, I don't know if that is good enough for the OP.
Yeah I've been to many a football game there...it's definitely hilly, but a hair shy of the mountains.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Whatever you do, don't take her to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg!

My husband and I like Cherokee, NC even though it is a little weird.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: IN
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Meh...WV is ok. I've been through WV a lot and i'm not particularly in love with it. I'm not a huge fan of Charleston or Huntington...Lewisburg is ok and so is White Sulphur Springs. Morgantown is too much a college town for what I'm going for in this vacation and a lot of the other towns (Parkersburg, Clarksburg, etc) have a quasi-midwestern feel with their proximity to Ohio and the architecture.

Harpers Ferry ain't too bad either but I'm more looking VA and on down.
You could try the Caanan Valley of WV that includes Elkins and Snowshoe. However, they might not be nearly as southern as what you're looking for. The scenery and outdoor recreation in those areas are great, though.
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