Blue Waters Mountain Lodge
Mostly About A Boy Named Jack
With ghosts and witches and talking animals folk tales step from the adults’ porch or parlor into the nursery. Although children’s folk and fairy tales are typically told for amusement during leisure hours, one occasionally hears of their being used, like songs, to...
Blue Waters Mountain Lodge on Lake Santeetlah is a destination in one of the most beautiful areas in this part of the world. We are situated on a paved road with easy access for motorcyclists. Just minutes from the Lodge there are hundreds of miles of beautiful...
The Story of Mt. Mitchell
Dr. Mitchell had come to the Black Mountain to identify the peak which he had ascended some years before and to assert his claim to its discovery and measurement. He and his son had ascended the mountain from the south or Swannanoa side to the Patton House, and the...
A fox-hunting mountain farmer had a favorite hound and was fond of boasting of his dog’s speed. One morning, at break of day, he and his friends started a fox, and the dogs went yelling, the favorite in the lead. On they sped over hills, and across creek and vale,...
A much sought for dish upon such occasions, as harvest was pot liquor, a product of the times of great abundance. Pot liquor was not as humble origin as its name implies. During occasions which demanded big dinners, a whole ham, or possibly two, were placed in a big...
To Scone Or Not To Scone
Fall is approaching quickly here in the Smoky Mountains. With that in mind, here is one of our favorite Blue Waters Mountain Lodge recipes for Apple Cinnamon Scones. These are wonderful on a crisp fall morning with a warm cup of coffee or tea. Apple Cinnamon Scones...
Now this old ballad was taken over by the people in various parts of the mountains and was readapted to local conditions. For instance, Dogget’s Gap is in Western North Carolina however songs like Cumberland Gap are evidently indebted. This song follows the melody...
A couple staying with us recently came back from a scenic ride around Lake Santeetlah highly excited. As they were taking in the natural beauty this area has to offer, they noticed a dropped tree in a ditch on the side of the lake. They pulled over to see a total of...
The Cautious Candidate
A politician was canvassing the county in a race for a seat in the North Carolina State Legislature. He dealt in generalities and was careful as far as possible not to commit himself on any proposition. One of his constituents was a farmer whose sheep had been...
Local Version of the Tortoise and the Hare
The Terrapin and the Deer Once, in the olden times, when the animals of the earth had the power of speech, a red deer and a terrapin met on Joanna Bald. The deer ridiculed the terrapin, boasted of his own fleetness, and proposed that the two should run a race. The...
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