Dream Home Tour showcases Yancey during fall leaf season

The fourth annual Yancey County Dream Home Tour, benefitting Mayland Community College, takes place Saturday, Oct. 12.

The event features showcase homes in and around Burnsville, and coincides with the fall foliage season in the mountains of Yancey County.

A total of five houses comprise this year’s self-guided tour. Among them is the Hepburn cabin, which was featured in the June 1959 edition of National Geographic magazine. Another great stop is the McIntosh house, a stone-and-timber showplace that provides scenic 360-degree panoramas of local mountain ranges.

Tour participants drive to designated stops and are taken via shuttle buses to the houses.

“This tour capitalizes on what is beautiful about Yancey County, especially with our mountains in full fall color,” said event founder Bill Baker, a board member of the Mayland Community College Foundation.

Tickets come with a driving map directing participants to the designated shuttle stops. The map also includes two separate routes for the tour. Guidebooks are handed out during the tour to provide info about the homes and other points of interest throughout Yancey County.

The tour lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is followed by a reception at “A Touch of Cass” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in downtown Burnsville.

The cost is $40 per person, with proceeds benefitting scholarships at Mayland Community College.

For tickets or further details, call 828-766-1233 or visit www.maylandfoundation.org/events.