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Canyon Kitchen, Sapphire, NC
Canyon Kitchen, Sapphire, NC
Canyon Kitchen, Sapphire, NC
Canyon Kitchen, Sapphire, NC
Canyon Kitchen, Sapphire, NC

Canyon Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1259 Reviews
$50 and over
American

Sometimes the magic of sharing a table with friends over fabulous food and wonderful wine can be elevated by a place. Canyon Kitchen has that impact. Canyon Kitchen uses local produce and organic selections from our own community gardens and the surrounding area to source our creative Appalachian cuisine. Our multi-course menu is offered a la carte and will change regularly, sometime daily, and is enhanced by an extensive wine list and fresh, seasonal cocktails. A $40 corkage fee will be charged for bottles up to 750ml.

We recommend that all parties arrive 30-45 minutes before their reservation to take in our beautiful meadow. Reservations of 6 or are subject to a $25 per person credit card hold that will only be charged if you cancel within 24 hours of reservation.

20% service charge is added automatically to each check to be distributed amongst our front line staff. We thank you in advance.

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Regional American (Southern)
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 743-7967
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ed Selle
  • Private party facilities
    Canyon Kitchen can be rented out for private functions and weddings.Please contact Judy Patterson at (828) 743-7696
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Jennings: (828) 743-7696
  • Neighbourhood
    Highlands / Sapphire
  • Cross Street
    3 Miles East of the Cashiers Crossroads on Hwy. 64
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambience

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for scenic views

1,259 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    When the waiter brought our Osborn bucolic was out standing. The burned piti points were charged the smell of burnt bread was off putting.I removed to a napkin. The young man came to the table to explain they were done perfectly. They were charged and smoking a tad. I over all enjoyed. Service spot on friendly….

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  2. ShannonP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere, great staff, even better food!

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  3. SAVDJ

    Charleston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Canyon Kitchen, and everything about it was exceptional. First (and most important) impression came with our server, Yeu. She was a darling - so very attentive and sweet to us! What a difference that can make to any meal! The restaurant itself is beautifully rustic, with a big warm crackling stone fireplace at the front. Our food was delicious - both of us had the Osso Bucco with a delicious tiki masala sauce and green pea risotto. I had to take half of it home - big generous servings! A nice wine complemented the entire evening. We’ll be back!

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  4. Alpharettagal

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our 3rd visit to Canyon Kitchen. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting! The views out back are fantastic and picture worthy! I wish the menu was a bit more expansive. The bread service was amazing. Our server was excellent! The atmosphere is perfect.

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  5. MarcH

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat at Canyon Kitchen a few times when we are in Sapphire. Chef Ed has new things on the menu and the fried pork wings rocked. Service pleasant and professional as always.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and service was great. Food actually came out rather quickly, but we didn’t feel they were rushing us. We were surprised with the 20% service charge , that is an imposition and it should be disclosed.

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  7. Judy

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner, beautiful restaurant with a great staff. Ballenger was our very gracious waitress.

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  8. JonathanH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary at Canyon Kitchen. It was a great experience from start to finish. The staff acknowledged our celebration and made the entire dinning experience one to remember. The food was excellent! We will be back!

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  9. Aurelie

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Canyon Kitchen has rebounded nicely since Covid days. Our server was outstanding, allowing us plenty of time to enjoy each course while giving us just the right amount of attentive service. As we are vegetarians, we appreciated having a main course option, the stuffed squash. It was fabulous. We loved the interesting and varied wine choices. Finally, the setting is beautiful. We did not venture outside because of the cold evening, but inside it is warm and romantic, especially with a table near the fireplace.

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  10. FranklinSuSu

    Nashville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a treat to enjoy Canyon Kitchen with friends on their first trip to Cashiers. Delish food and excellent service. Can’t wait to come back!

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  11. EstherF

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made an early reservation to take advantage of having a drink and enjoying the beautiful setting. The food was delicious, great service, ambiance with a table near the fireplace was perfect!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tuna Crudo was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had!

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  13. MHW1313

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very put off by being charged 23% tip plus for our waiter. We are from a big metropolitan city and no one does this . It was very offensive and very surprising. No notice up front.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere, amazing food, amazing service, just an all-around wonderful place for a special evening. 

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner, gorgeous setting and good service. We can not wait until the next dinner. Do yourself a favor and arrive early for a cocktail to take in the view.

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  16. ToxawayGator

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting; great service; always love the sophisticated barn building; changing but interesting menu; difficult to get a reservation, but effort is worthwhile!

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  17. Rhode

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful location and great ambiance always delighting the senses. Our starter, the 3 pieces of quail breast medallions were tender and scrumptious. The blackened mahi mahi was good but a smaller piece of fish was served than expected. The stuffed garden squash entree was delicious- all its Mediterranean flavors married beautifully and the portion was more than ample. For desert we shared the German chocolate cake - an outstanding ending. Needless to say, the service was impeccable.

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  18. Cathy57

    Charlotte

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Collards are great and so was the bread. My Mahi mahi didn’t have a lot of flavor but I guess I shouldn’t have ordered that in the mountains. My husband loves the quail.

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  19. JMac

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue and amazing food and service. Smaller menu than one would expect, but allows the chef to feature great locally sourced options that are "must haves" when enjoying time in the North Carolina mountain region. Very popular restaurant with visitors and locals alike so make reservations! During the summer, seating outside with views of the meadow and mountains are spectacular. Spring/Fall enjoy the indoor dining room with a beautiful stone fireplace keeping the place warm and inviting.

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  20. Duke

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The General Manager stopped by to check on us several times - very conscientious and courteous.

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  21. KathyP

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The unique menu, well prepared food, wonderful servicer are just a few of the reasons we keep coming back. The beautiful atmosphere just tops the experience. We all enjoyed our evening.

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  22. turkish

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic views, food, drinks, and service. Highly recommend

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  23. SteveS

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wine list. Small but vary interesting menu. Wait staff is excellent and very attentive.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place for drinks and to watch the sunset on the mountain! Food is always great although I wish they offered unique creations to add variety to the menu. We eat there often and would love more seafood options or seasonal dishes to add a flair of excitement for locals. Hint hint😉

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  25. yvetteo

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Once we ordered our food we never saw our waiter again until we flagged him down for our bill. 20 percent service charge was automatically included so I guess service didnt matter to the waiter if he was guaranteed 20 percent. Only one entree out of four was decent. “Caesar” salad was made with iceberg lettuce. Cocktails were great. Overall very disappointing to have such poor food and service in such a beautiful setting.

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  26. mskazooli

    Tallahassee

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though the restaurant was super busy, the service was amazing. Our table right next to the fireplace made our experience cozy. the food was delicious and we had a wonderful time! We will be back next year as always.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view and great drinks!! Truffle Mac and cheese was delicious

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waiter and experience. Took our three kids, all under 8, and grandparents. Waiter was so good with our kids during the experience. Our kids have eaten at similar places and are well behaved at their age, so keep that in mind. Beautiful views and scenery

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  29. LauraG

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner and enjoyed everything about it. Thank you so much!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My only negative feedback is the constant auto gratuity. Worked in plenty of restaurants and especially at a higher end place seems a bit of an over step. Either pay the employees fair wages where tips aren’t required or do not push to customer. It makes consumers less likely to tip more. Service was great

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  31. ellens

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a birthday celebration dinner and it was delightful. Our server was a lovely lady from Bali who was friendly, professional and so accommodating. We began with cocktails outside enjoying the beauty of fall colors and perfect weather. We were seated near the roaring fireplace which was so romantic. I ordered the small plate tuna, my husband had the halibut and we shared collard greens. All dishes were delicious and presented beautifully. Canyon Kitchen is our favorite restaurant in the Blue Ridge area.

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  32. RRS3

    Tampa

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    exceptional location and venue with great service and inventive menu. great expierence

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  33. RuthM

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Canyon Kitchen provides a dining experience and is the first place we think of when we have good friends coming for a visit or have an event to celebrate. This recent visit did not disappoint. The food was creative and delicious and the service was wonderful. Our guests enjoyed it very much. We’re looking forward to our next visit.

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  34. Beachgals

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our fourth time to Canyon Kitchen. The ambiance is great. Last night we were disappointed in food selections and quality. We had read menus online & prepared for filet but only steak was a NY strip and not as tender. Other selections were not available. Dessert was very good. Drinks from bar outstanding.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    With the surroundings of this restaurant and all the hype, we built our expectations so high. We were moderately disappointed with how our experience turned out. The food we ordered was very bland, we had multiple services circling to our table, which made the “nice” aspect of the dinner not so nice because we never connected with one server. We were also contacted about moving our reservation later without much detail, but we were later told it was to offer us a better table. Of course we accepted. Upon arriving, and being sat, we were most definitely not put at a nicer table. We were sat out on the patio, which was cold, dark, and lacked a view of any kind because it was so late it was dark outside. The man at the host stand was also extremely cold and unwelcoming. We were made to feel as if we were an inconvenience or annoying. We won’t be returning, which is unfortunate because this was our favorite place to go when visiting the area. Our experience tainted our like of Canyon Kitchen, which is sad. Hopefully they learn from this review.

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  36. BrookeL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner in a beautiful setting! Always my favorite place to go while we're in town!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic dinner at Canyon Kitchen! Our server Alexis was wonderful!

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  38. FoodTech

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without a doubt, Canyon Kitchen serves the best food we’ve ever eaten. We consider ourselves well-traveled and gastronomically experienced, so I think it’s fair to say that means something! Although every plate has ingredients we recognize, the flavors elevate those ingredients in ways that we haven’t experienced before. When a chef is capable of transporting beef short ribs and pork tenderloin to a state of bliss, that’s how one knows she is talented. The pork wings with boiled peanuts is a dish that we would come back for again and again.

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  39. MargaretAnne

    Western NC

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Canyon Kitchen. Outside bar area so nice. Dining experience was just ok. Our server was very nice but forgot wine my husband ordered. Our pork wing and tuna apps were really good but tuna very small portion. My daughter and I split the fried catfish and each of our pieces were not done on the inside. Circumference of pieces were fine but not in middle. We told server but she didn’t offer anything for us. Thought at least would’ve discounted our fish! My husband’s pork dish was average. Cornbread and biscuits with blackberry jam was delicious.

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  40. JamesC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The entree which was halibut, was very bland, and had no real flavor. The other items which we were served or well done, and presented nicely, but quality of the halibut detracted with the whole evening we have always enjoyed eating at the establishment and hope that this evening was just a one off.

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FAQs

Canyon Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1259 OpenTable diners.

Canyon Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Google Map for Canyon Kitchen

150 Lonesome Valley Rd, Sapphire, NC 28774

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    3 Miles East of the Cashiers Crossroads on Hwy. 64
  • Neighbourhood
    Highlands / Sapphire
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Regional American (Southern)
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ed Selle
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (828) 743-7967
  • Private party facilities
    Canyon Kitchen can be rented out for private functions and weddings.Please contact Judy Patterson at (828) 743-7696
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Jennings: (828) 743-7696
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