gensIf you ever find yourself in Valle Crucis, North Carolina – and you really should try to find yourself there – you must visit the original location of the venerable Mast General Store. Mast’s is a throwback to the type of place that you think ever town in America had at one time.

About Mast General Store: “The Original Mast General Store opened in 1883 in the rural community of Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Storekeepers tried to have everything the community needed… from cradles to caskets. Downtowns in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, the same friendly and knowledgeable service that welcomed neighbors in Valle Crucis can be found in all of our communities. As a general store, Mast Store offers a variety of goods from fashion to fried chicken cookbooks and toffee to tents. Our employees are knowledgeable, experienced, and excited about the products we carry and many have crossover interests in several departments. They are happy to provide advice on outdoor gear, fashion accessories, and even cooking tips.”

If you can’t get to Valle Crucis, or one of Mast’s other location in North Carolina and Tennessee, all is not lost. You can visit Mast General Store online and see their collections of candy, apothecary, and yesteryear items (and tons of other things).

Visit Mast General Store online here.