"West Jefferson, NC" West Jefferson by soccergrrl

West Jefferson Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 28 photos

I went with a long-time friend and her son to visit her father in West Jefferson, NC. It's a small town nestled in the mountains in the northwest part of the state, very close to the Virginia border (and not very far from Tennessee, either). Have a look at my travelogue and see what the immediate area looks like.
The town itself is undergoing a bit of resurgence, thanks to an influx of artists drawn to the remote beauty of the countryside and the availability of buildings for galleries and studios.
There are several cute cafes and coffee shops in town, a cheap movie theater, some wonderful shops, and the only cheese factory in the state (Ashe County Cheese; you can shop in their store or go across the street to their observation room to watch the cheese being made).

You can visit my Chimney Rock, NC page for travelogues about the park, or my North Carolina "main" page for a travelogue of our drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small town, beautiful setting, close to outdoor activities
  • Cons:If you're looking for hot nightlife, this probably isn't for you
  • In a nutshell:Friendly, pretty, and homey.
  • Last visit to West Jefferson: Oct 2002
  • Intro Written Nov 18, 2002
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  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2004 at 7:16 AM

    A shame we didnt visit this area when we were over there, the colours of the trees are so beautiful

  • Aug 6, 2003 at 10:37 AM

    Cheeeese curds... I love those... Very nice scenery shown here!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2003 at 10:18 AM

    What a beautiful place. Love the window pic!

  • shdw100's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2003 at 8:48 AM

    Beautiful pictures. I love those squeaky cheese curds, had some in Wisconsin. Looks like a must see area in fall. Thanks for sharing!

  • palmas57's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2003 at 12:45 PM

    Beautiful pages. You must enjoy your cats as much as we love ours. All six of them. Your pictures are very pretty and the flowers are so colorful.


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