Our mountain summer is in full swing, complete with GORGEOUS weather, TONS of events, and a BUSY real estate market!!
There are just not enough hours in the day to enjoy this wonderful time of year.  I love all the seasons, but it's kind of hard to argue against this one for its sheer beauty and that "I can't wait to get up this morning" feeling.

WOW, where to begin?  There is SOOO much to do and see.
Just choose your pleasures - We've got it all this summer!


Pickin' On The Square
is one of Franklin's great music treasures, showcasing great local musicians and dancers  Bring family, friends and lawn chairs for this FREE entertainment under the stars.  The fun always begins at 6:30 p.m. with open mike and main entertainment at 7:30 p.m.  Food and concessions are available.

Lazy Hiker Brewing Company, one of Franklin's newest enterprises, has quickly become popular with Appalachian Trail thru hikers, locals and visitors.  Serving up great craft beer, the Lazy Hiker also serves up some great music beginning at 8:00 on Friday nights.  Choose your favorite craft beer (wine is available too) and have a listen to one of these groups.  You can also watch the brewers work their magic in the brewhouse!
New Bridge, July 31st
Porch 40, August 14th
Frog Town Four, August 28th

188 W. Main St. (Former Town Hall and Fire Department)


Franklin boasts some of the most well-known and popular gemborees and show in the area.  The shows feature gemstones, jewelry, minerals, fossils and more.  Family friendly and a great way to spend a day!

50th Anniversary Macon County Gemboree
Macon County Community Building
1288 Georgia Rd.
July 23 - 26

Highlands Road Gem Show

Highlands Rd. and 441 Bypass
July 22 - 26


Mountain High BBQ  Festival & Car  Show

This two-day event features tons of entertainment, crafters, artists and ..... A TASTING TENT!  This is an official NC State Championship event, so we are talking SERIOUS BBQ!  Think yours might be a winner?  Call 828-524-3161 to enter the BBQ competition or classic car show.

August 7 - 8
Macon County Fairgrounds

Just imagine yourself living in one of these...
Permanent or vacation home....or investment property!  All of these log beauties have a very successful vacation rental history.

349 Ruby Mine Lane, $220,000
MLS 54196
The epitome of mountain living.  Check out the creek that runs through the property.  Spacious covered porch to enjoy the gorgeous setting and views.  Set on 2+ acres, it's nicely private.  With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, it's the perfect family home.




129 Mac's Mountain Retreat $459,900
MLS 54247
Super family layout with 2 loft areas and an open walkway between.  Scene-stealing 2-story stack stone fireplace with custom inlay.  Wraparound porches and open deck with a hot tub.  Need we say more?





453 Mac's Mountain Retreat, $295,000
MLS 54339
Set on a spacious 5+ acres, this is a mountain lodge that stirs your soul.  With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, it is a spectacular family home.  Amazing outdoor living areas with wraparound porches and decks.  LUXURY master suite.



Hope you've enjoyed the "news and views" from our wonderful mountain home.  Your support is sincerely appreciated.  Enjoy the summer!

Until next time,