January 2013


One of the fun things to do while visiting us at River House Inn is checking out Bluff Mountain Preserve!

A walk around Bluff Mountain Preserve offers scenic beauty, unusual landforms, and amazing botanical variety. Although relatively small in size, Bluff is one of the most ecologically significant natural areas in the Southeast.

Hiking on Bluff, in just a few dozen steps you can walk from a Carolina hemlock forest to a dwarf red oak/white oak forest to a rare flat rock plant community. A broad, high plateau containing an unusual wetland, a southern Appalachian fen, adds to Bluff’s unique character. Guide hikes by appointment only (336-385-6507).

A walk around Bluff Mountain offers scenic beauty, unusual landforms, and amazing botanical variety. Although relatively small in size, Bluff is one of the most ecologically significant natural areas in the Southeast. Hiking on Bluff, in just a few dozen steps you can walk from a Carolina hemlock forest to a dwarf red oak/white oak forest to a rare flat rock plant community. A broad, high plateau containing an unusual wetland, a southern Appalachian fen, adds to Bluff’s unique character.

Bluff Mountain lies in the Blue Ridge division of the Appalachian Mountain Range in Ashe County. It is part of a local mountain chain, including Three Top (discussed in this guide) and Phoenix mountains, that is characterized by a substrate of mineral rich rock called hornblende gneiss. The gneiss is unusually rich in minerals such as calcium and potassium that provide important nutrients for plants.

For more info, visit: http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/northcarolina/preserves/art5590.html

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River House 2013 Sunday Salons & Events

Friday, March 29th: Opening
Sunday, March 31: Easter

Weekly Sunday Salons begin April 7th

Thursday, April 18th: Italian Dinner (These special theme dinners were such fun in 2012, we plan to do a different one each month.)
Sunday, May 5th: Cinco de Mayo
Sunday, May 12th: Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 26th: Celtic Music Festival
Sunday, June 16th: Father’s Day
Thursday, July 4th: Independence Day!
Saturday, July 20th: 11th Annual River House Winefest
Sunday, September 1st: Bluesfest
Thursday, November 28th: Thanksgiving

More celebrating to come!

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