Every Sunday, sinners and saints showed up at Grandma Allison’s house. No invitation necessary, no shortage of food – fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, fried okra, and more. The kitchen was crowded, yet we all fit in — buttermilk biscuits hot out of the oven. Prayer, then pass the dishes – all gone. Kids everywhere, slamming doors, hiding in the bedrooms upstairs and down. Out in the big barn, men discuss livestock, and when or if to cut the timber again. Women relax on the wraparound porch. Banana pudding for dessert! Sitting on 70+ acres, with approximately 55 in woods, the house is certainly habitable, but being sold As-Is.
What struck me about Hot Springs on my trip there was the kindness of the locals. This is a small town with a huge heart, and that is what truly endears it to the people who pass through or come to visit the springs. Everyone knows everyone, and everyone knows when a hiker, or a reporter, comes through town. Besides all the recreation opportunities, which are numerous, this welcoming atmosphere is what really defines Hot Springs.
– Jack Murray – Blue Ridge Outdoors
– Appalachian Voices
What’s in the water around this Madison County town is giving it a chance to grow – but not too much. The town is nestled in and protected by the Pisgah National Forest, about five minutes from the Tennessee border along Highway 25/70. Downtown is home to decades-old storefronts, eateries, a historic Presbyterian church and the Appalachian Trail.
– Herald Tribune
This hospitable enclave of 650 people, with its eclectic blend of stores, shops and town folk with big personalities, can be habit-forming.
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