Laurel River Store

The Laurel River Store is owned by Jemima and Matt Cook.  It is located between Hot Springs and Marshall NC at the intersection of North Carolina Route 25/70 and 208.  the physical address is

The Laurel River Store has quickly become a regular stop on our motorcycle rides to Western NC.  That part of NC has some of the best motorcycle roads you could ever want to experience.  I call them motorcycle roads but I would guess my sports car friends feel the same way about them.  Jemima always has a great selection of home made treats as well as some commercial ones,  There is always a selection of medium or dark roast coffee and as most coffee shops she can make our friend Chris some type of specialty brew.  Matt is a fishing guide so if your interests are in catching that trophy trout stop in and tell him of your dreams, maybe he can make your dreams come true.



Jemima also has a great selection of Asheville NC area crafts ranging from jewelry to mobiles.  The inventory turns quickly so if you find something that interests you you should buy it and not wait like I have, it may be gone on your next stop.  They also have local maps and fishing supplies as well.  Friendly staff, great treats and a large selection of craft items for purchase what more could you want.  Make sure you stop in if you are in the area and enjoy the ambiance of a truly unique and eclectic store.


Jemima and her friendly smile behind the counter

A view of the many crafts available in the store.