Ashe County—many people know it for its cheese (and rightfully so!) but did you know there’s so much more to Ashe County? No matter how you want to spend your day—shopping, dining, or simply relaxing—Ashe County has what you are looking for.

Antiques on Main
Details: 842 S Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Contact: (336) 846-1231
Antiques on Main is the largest antique market in the High Country boasting over one billion items (yes, you read that right!) Take your time winding through the various booths featuring everything from furniture, coins, glassware, pottery, books, and more.

Ashe County Cheese
Details: 106 E Main Street, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Contact: (336) 246-2501 and learn more at In business since 1930, Ashe County Cheese is the only cheese manufacturer in North Carolina making it an essential stop for any trip to the area. Take a tour, watch how the cheese is made, and visit the shop to take some of this delicacy home with you!

Boondocks Brewing
Details: 108 S Jefferson Avenue & 302 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Contact: (336) 246- 5222 and learn more at Thirsty? Don’t miss this next great stop: Boondocks Brewing. Established in 2012, their mission has been to provide a unique and engaging experience for locals and visitors alike. The only thing perhaps as delicious as their beer is their food selection making it a great place to sit back and relax with friends and family.

Havana Café
Details: 109 Backstreet, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Contact: (336) 846-2800
Sure, we may be in the mountains, but that doesn’t mean it is all grits and sweet tea. Havana Café is an authentic Cuban restaurant with North Carolina hospitality. Give Havana Café a shot next time you are looking for something new yet still comforting.

Martha Mae’s Emporium
Details: 204 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Contact: (336) 846-3800.
You can’t miss this next West Jefferson staple—there’s a stunning, 20-foot-tall mural on the front of the building depicting flowers, trees, and those iconic Blue Ridge Mountains. Inside, you’ll find endless vendors stocked full with one-of-a-kind home goods, gifts, and more.

Mountain Outfitters
Details: 102 South Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694. Contact: (336) 246-9133 and learn more at mtnoutfittersnc.comThe last item on our list of local places to visit is for the outdoors fanatic—Mountain Outfitters. No matter your passion, this local shop can provide you with the clothes, shoes, and camping gear you need. The shop features popular brands like Columbia, Woolrich, Northface, Danner Merrell, Burts Bees, and so much more.

No matter what you are in the mood for, this area has something for you. Everything from delicious
food, beer, shopping, and one-of-a-kind experiences are right outside your door. All you need to do is
plug them into your navigation and head out! What’s your favorite local spot? Let us know!