Blog :: 10-2018

Top Content for October 2018

It's that time of the month again... time to share the content that our fan's liked the most this month in hopes that YOU will also find value (and maybe a laugh or smile) from this content too. Which of these five top content pieces is your favorite?

1. Stainless Steel Appliances FTW

Over on Pinterest, people have been digging the stainless steel, sleek kitchen of 115 Portnvaille Road Black Mountain NC. Just under 1900 sq ft. LP smart siding with cedar shakes with hardwoods and tile throughout. Kitchen offers granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

2. Hope Griffin, Local Musician



Wow! @hopegriffin from #blackmountainnc! #supportlocal #leaf2018 #leaffestival

A post shared by Cottonwood Properties (@cottonwoodproperties) on Every year, the fall L.E.A.F. festival, held in Black Mountain, brings an amazing array of musicians, vendors, and experiences to Lake Eden, This year, we got the chance to watch the extremely talented Hope Griffin, who lives right here in Black Mountain. Hope is described as a folk/Americana singer-songwriter, and " her free-spirited personality and ability to tell beautiful stories through song make her a true force to be reckoned with--and a hard excuse to miss."

Every fall, the L.E.A.F. festival comes to Black Mountain, bringing an array of amazing musicians, vendors, and experiences to Lake Eden. This year, we had the distinct pleasure of seeing local musician Hope Griffin perform. Take a listen and see why this folk/Americana singer-songwriter is making waves for "her free-spirited personality and ability to tell beautiful stories through song mak[ing] her a true force to be reckoned with--and a hard excuse to miss."

3. Fall is HERE!

Fall has finally come to Western North Carolina after a slight delay due to warm temperatures and rainy weather. But it's always worth the wait and our falls are one of the best in the world. We certainly love this time of year!

4. Speaking of Fall...

And since everyone goes crazy for the leafpeeping opportunities in Western North Carolina, it's no surprise that one of our most popular Facebook posts this month was the Fall Color Forecast provided by, an amazing thing for all things WNC! 

5. Apple Butter Festival

And right in tune with the season, people got excited about the Apple Butter Festival in Bakersville, which takes place each year in mid-October. Are you an apple butter fan?

Turkey Brigade Donation Drive!

Please help support our Turkey Brigade with a monetary donation to purchase and deliver Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need. No one should have to go without! We will then take the monies and purchase a full ready-to-cook Thanksgiving meal for local families. Each family will receive the same items in their Thanksgiving dinner basket. Let's see how many local families that we can support this holiday season!

Monetary donations can be made payable to Cottonwood Properties and dropped off or mailed to:

Cottonwood Properties

100 W. State Street

Black Mountain, NC 28711

We will deliver the baskets on Tuesday, November 20, so you have between now and Monday, November 19 to mail in or drop off your monetary donation via cash or check to our office in downtown Black Mountain.

Call or email us with any questions at 828-419-9128 or

Thank you for being a positive influence in our wonderful community!

Most Popular Content of the Month

Fall is here in Western North Carolina, and most residents will tell you that it's our favorite time of year. Cool mountain breezes, a wonderland of colors thanks to our region's incredible biodiversity, and tons of fun fall events make Black Mountain and beyond a wonderful place to live and visit in the fall.

But before we dive head first into fall, we're sharing a roundup of our 5 most popular pieces of content from September.

#1: You Should Move to Black Mountain, North Carolina!

"Black Mountain, North Carolina is the kind of town that has real personality. Warm and welcoming, shes a community of artists and artisans and all types who have sought out the landscape seeking entertainment or inspiration. The creativity surging around here is palpable and deep-rooted. Shes home to the former Black Mountain College, pretty much a modern art legend production factory in the 1940s and 50s. This town has seen talent. Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Willem de Kooning and more learned and taught at the progressive liberal arts school."

#2: Turnkey Vacation Property or Your Dream Mountain Home

Great information about the community and neighborhood surrounding this gorgeous luxury log cabin at ListReports.

#3: Hurricane Drive

We spent much of the month focused on collecting donations and supplies for our Hurricane Florence relief drive to benefit Wilmington, North Carolina. THANK YOU to everyone who participated!

#4: The Matt & Molly Team Step Up!

Big shout out to The Matt & Molly Team!!!


#5: Wine Time in Western North Carolina

WNC has dozens of wineries...which one is your favorite?