Traditional Folk Arts Thrive at the John C. Campbell Folk School

Ever want to learn to create a stained glass window or to stitch an intricate quilt?  What about learning how to bake artisan breads or to play the hammered dulcimer? Curious about shape note singing, buck dancing or other mountain traditions?  You can learn about all of these and more at the John C. Campbell Folk School, located just an hour away from Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa in beautiful Brasstown, North Carolina. Now is the perfect time to plan a visit to the Folk School campus and to shop for hand crafted gifts from the school’s Craft Shop.  Now is also a great time to make plans to attend … Continue reading

Tempt Your Senses with Sweet Lavender at the Lavender Cottage and Garden

The Lavender Cottage and Garden Love the smell and taste of lavender? The Lavender Cottage and Garden in the Village of Sautee will please your senses with the scent, taste, sight and feel of soothing lavender products. This charming wooden cottage, located on Hwy 255 in Sautee Nacoochee just minutes away from Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa, offers culinary, bath and body products, dried lavender bundles and aromatherapy products, along with locally made crafts and folk art items.  When you walk into the cottage painted a subtle lavender color and trimmed in white the soft scent of lavender permeates every nook and cranny … Continue reading