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Old 05-06-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Ok here's my deal. I grew up in the southern Appalachian mountains in southwest Virginia near the TN border and I'm looking for a nice quaint southern mountain town to take my wife on a vacation.

Since I'm from the area I'm a little bit of a homer...I think VA has the prettiest mountains in the south.
Now...I'm asking because I'm biased so I want a little objectivity. I want my wife to experience true southern mountain culture because it makes me who I am.......should I stick with showing her VA...Or what are some other suggestions for good southern mountain towns?
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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FYI...I'm contemplating smith mountain lake near Roanoke at this time.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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Boone/Blowing Rock, NC as well as Asheville (though it's a little on the hippie side), Brevard, Waynesville, Hendersonville....all very nice mountain towns in North Carolina.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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I agree with Asheville...Charlottesville is also beautiful. Not sure how small a town you're looking for, but Highlands NC is worth a look: Highlands, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: IN
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Boone, NC
Elkins, WV
Blue Ridge, GA
Crossville, TN (surrounding regions of the Cumberland Plateau). Fall Creek Falls is a great area to visit.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:03 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Good suggestions all. I would add Dahlonega, GA.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:15 AM
 
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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.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I'm partial to Charleston, WV, but I really like Charlottesville...
Chattanooga is also right up there.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:00 AM
 
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Perhaps Harrisonburg, Blacksburg and Radford in VA. Clemson SC could work.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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Perhaps Harrisonburg, Blacksburg and Radford in VA. Clemson SC could work.
Clemson is near the mountains, but I wouldn't call it a mountain town.
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