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HONORING THE PAST

WELCOMING THE FUTURE

Blowing Rock is a vibrant small town whose pristine landscapes and easygoing atmosphere have endeared it to both seasonal visitors and full-time residents for over 125 years. Throughout its history, the village has preserved its humble roots while transforming into a nationally-renowned vacation destination. Each year, Blowing Rock welcomes tens of thousands of first time visitors and returning guests. In addition to first rate accommodations and local institutions, Blowing Rock offers a wealth of opportunities for recreation, shopping, dining, and cultural amenities. This well-rounded town represents a wonderful fusion of the nostalgic and modern.

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A HISTORY OF BLOWING ROCK Adapted from works by Jerry Burns

In September 1752, a team of eight men set out from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania toward Edenton, North Carolina. They were commissioned by the Earl of Granville to locate lands that had been purchased for a future Moravian settlement. It was not meant to be an arduous journey. Several members of this party were familiar with the foothills of North Carolina. Group members Herman Lash and Andrew Lambert had even lived in the region, while two other men in the group were experienced guides. But, shortly after crossing over the state line, the party missed the eastern trail which would take them into the Yadkin area. Instead, they moved west into the Blue Ridge Mountains, and this mistake was not caught until the swift, punishing arrival of winter. Once inclement weather set in, the Bethlehem group was forced to continue moving west in search of shelter. They camped first in the Globe Valley and continued north toward the summit of the mountain. Moravian bishop August Spagenburg, who had accompanied the group, described their experiences in his personal journal: “...we came into a region from which there was no outlet, except by climbing up an indescribably steep mountain. Part of the way we had to crawl on hands and feet; sometimes we had to take the baggage and saddles and the horses and drag them up the mountain (for the horses were in danger of falling down backward - as we once had an experience), and sometimes we had to pull the horses up while they trembled and quivered like leaves.� 3


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A HISTORY continued....

While Native American tribes, most notably the Cherokee and Catawba, had lived and fought over this rugged land for many years, there were few settlers living in the area until the mid 18th century. But, as the Native Americans were pushed west and began migrating to other parts of North Carolina or to other states, the Appalachian region began to attract small groups of immigrants, mostly people of Scottish or Irish descent. These immigrants realized what Bishop Spangenburg eventually noted once he reached the summit of the mountain, where Blowing Rock is today:

On March 11, 1889, a group of influential citizens asked the North Carolina General Assembly to award a charter to the village of Blowing Rock. It was granted, and the town became fully incorporated. After the turn of the century, summer and fall tourism continued to rise in popularity, and was ultimately preserved for future generations in 1911, when a large section of forests, watersheds, and river headwaters in the East became protected federal property through the Weeks Act. This led to the establishment of restoration of the Pisgah National Forest, which now stretches across a significant part of Blowing Rock.

“...we have found an enchanting place, rich in potential for farming, logging and hunting. There is suitable land for raising wheat, corn, oats, barley and hemp, and excellent opportunities for milling and collecting building materials.” In the early part of the nineteenth century, the Blowing Rock area was made up of family farms and was characterized by subsistence living, cattle and hog driving, and as a source for good lumber. Most of the visitors to the area were personal guests or relatives of those already living in the village, but soon the first seasonal tourists began to trickle in. These visitors either camped in the area or stayed with local families in their homes. During the Civil War, Blowing Rock served as a haven for families who could afford to send their loved ones out of harm’s way. It also served as a stopping place for people seeking to join the Northern Army, or people avoiding the wrath of the Confederate Home Guard. While there were some skirmishes in Western North Carolina, it was General Stoneman’s raid through Blowing Rock in 1864 which caused the most direct damage to the village. In the antebellum period, as summer tourism rebounded, small boarding houses like the Hayes or Martin Houses were built on Main Street. Chetola - then called the Silverlake Resort - was first conceived and constructed as a boarding house. And as more visitors flocked to the area, more space was needed to accommodate them. The last two decades of the nineteenth century saw construction of beautiful Victorian hotels such as the Watauga, Green Park Inn and the Blowing Rock, all before the turn of the century.

The beautiful mountain scenery continued to attract admirers. Very wealthy people such as artist Elliot Daingerfield and textile magnate Moses H. Cone built their summer estates in the area, and this influx of prosperous immigration led to the opening of the grand Mayview Manor hotel in 1922. Yet when tourism revenue was at its lowest point during the Great Depression and World War II, Appalachian families secured jobs doing work for the CCC. A small crew in Blowing Rock was tasked to improve logging trails near Glen Burney Falls, while a larger group participated in road construction, helping to build sections of what is now the Blue Ridge Parkway. Following the post-war boom of the 1950’s, Blowing Rock’s tourist economy began to change. Appalachian Ski Mountain, the first ski resort in the South, opened in 1962. Their snowy slopes gave Blowing Rock and the High Country its first taste of winter tourism, and the industry has garnered regional, national, and international renown ever since. That influence, coupled with improved transportation and a surge of modern conveniences, turned Blowing Rock from a summer resort town into a full service, year-round destination. Today, the town continues to draw more and more visitors, thanks to continued highway improvements, increased communications, and the incredible growth of the High Country area. At heart, Blowing Rock still enchants visitors as a peaceful village whose natural beauty and Norman Rockwell charm are unparalleled.

Launched in 2016, the LOVE Blowing Rock campaign focuses on how we can love this place and our people in all that we do. 4

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BLOWING ROCK RECREATION Step out into the sunshine and draw a deep breath of cool, refreshing mountain air. Within town limits, visitors may walk, run, or bike around Blowing Rock with relative ease. Families with small children might enjoy visiting Robbins Pool in the summertime, playing catch at Davant Field, or spending time on the playground and the tennis and basketball courts in Memorial Park. For those folks who would like to experience more of the town’s natural beauty at its best, we offer these suggestions:

JULIAN PRICE MEMORIAL PARK In 1946, the family of Julian Price donated 4,200 acres of land to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Price originally purchased this land as a recreation spot for his many insurance employees, but came to value its natural beauty so highly that after his death, his heirs wanted to share the land with others. Families with young children will enjoy the main park area featuring wide green fields, creekside views, and scenic picnic areas with wooden tables and charcoal grills. Visitors wishing to hike have many options between scenic trails varying from easy, moderate, to strenuous.

MOSES H. CONE PARK

In the mid 1890’s, textile magnate Moses H. Cone, known as the “Denim King,” came to Blowing Rock with his wife, Bertha, to design and build his grand summer home. The resulting estate, Flat Top Manor, spanned 3,516 acres and included both Flat Top Mountain and the nearby Rich Mountain. Today, the manor is the home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and Park Service information desk. It is open daily from April 5 through November 30. One of the best parts of the estate is its 25 miles of carriage roads that are now walking trails. From the manor, visitors may go to the Cone cemetery, nearly a mile from the house, or continue two miles to the Flat Top fire tower, offering a breathtaking view of the High Country area. Visitors may also walk down to Bass Lake and explore The Maze trail featuring the old apple barn, whose bounty was provided by the 32,000 apple trees planted in the estate’s orchard. Most of these trails feature a lush landscape of rhododendron, mountain laurel, white pines, or sugar maples alongside the designated path, in addition to the other species of trees, wildflowers and woodland plants. They are perfect for large groups and families, and are one of Blowing Rock’s best features. (Please note: Bicycles are not permitted on Parkway trails. Dogs and other pets must be leashed. Horses are permitted, though designated parking for horse trails varies for each location.) 6

• Green Knob is a steady 2.3 mile climb looping through woods, pasture and a distant view of Price Lake and Calloway Peak. Entry can be found at Parkway milepost 295.9 in the Sim’s Pond parking area. • Price Lake is an easy 2.7 mile loop circling the 47 acres of Price Lake. It is accessible from both milepost 296.7, Price Lake Overlook, and milepost 297.1, Boone Fork Overlook. • Boone Fork Trail offers a moderate to strenuous 5.5 mile loop accessed at milepost 296.4, in the Price Park picnic area. Allow about three hours to wind through meadows, woods and rock outcroppings just beyond Boone Fork Creek. • Boone Fork Trail also runs jointly with the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail for almost half its length. Signs with white blazes will mark the trail, as well as entry and exit points for that portion of the trail. • Tanawha Trail is a strenuous 13.5 mile trail accessed at Parkway milepost 297.1, the Boone Fork Overlook, and ends at milepost 305.5, Beacon Heights. It begins in Price Park and runs parallel to the Parkway, ending at the foothills of Grandfather Mountain. Separate maps for this trail are available for intrepid hikers.

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THINGS TO DO

There’s something for every interest in Blowing Rock. Outdoor enthusiasts can ski, bike, golf, canoe, zip line, hike, whitewater raft or fish depending on the season. Other popular attractions for visitors of all ages are The Blowing Rock, Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Tweetsie Railroad and Mystery Hill. The arts are all around us with galleries downtown, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, the Southern Highland Craft Guild-Moses Cone Manor, and Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone. Regular live music and theatre performances are hosted by local restaurants, Lees-McRae College and Appalachian State University.

GLEN BURNEY TRAIL

The Glen Burney trail descends about 800 ft below Main Street, Blowing Rock showcasing two spectacular waterfalls above the John’s River Gorge: Glen Burney and Glen Mary Falls. In years past, this trail was likely used by Archaec Indians. By the turn of the twentieth century, it was used by logging camps. During the Depression, the CCC hired a crew to improve the trail throughout the Globe Valley. The portion used to access The Falls is now the only remaining part of the trail in good condition. Visitors may walk to the Cascades, which is just under one mile from the entrance at Annie Cannon Park, to the Glen Burney Falls (1.2 miles), or to the Glen Mary Falls (1.6 miles). Please take caution when walking this trail, as it is very steep and the rocks near the water can be extremely slick.

Shops abound on Main Street, Sunset Drive, Morris Street and Tanger Outlets stocking unique clothing, gifts, locally crafted items and souvenirs.

The Village of

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SAVOR Blowing Rock BRAHM Plein Air Festival Art in the Park, Arts & Crafts Downtown Concert in the Park Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Art in the Park, Arts & Crafts Downtown Concert in the Park Shagging at the Rock, The Blowing Rock Attraction Monday Night Concert Begins, Broyhill Park Independence Day Parade & Activities Art in the Park, Arts & Crafts Downtown Concert in the Park Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Blowing Rock Tour of Homes Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Monday Night Concert Ends, Broyhill Park Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

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MEMORIAL PARK

Memorial Park serves as home base for downtown activities all year long. In addition to being a centrally located hub for Blowing Rock’s annual festivals and events, it boasts year-round offerings of a picnic shelter with tables; playground equipment and low climbing wall; basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts; horseshoe pits; covered gazebo with seating and often live music; and park benches frequently populated by those eating ice cream and people watching on Main Street. Town ordinances forbid dogs in the park so we can keep it waste free for our playground, but dogs are welcome throughout the rest of town, including many businesses. 8

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Art in the Park, Arts & Crafts Downtown Concert in the Park The Denim Ball, Chetola Resort

FOR INFORMATION:

SEPTEMBER 7 8 14

BLOWING ROCK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Art in the Park, Arts & Crafts Downtown Concert in the Park The Blowing Rock Music Festival, The Blowing Rock Attraction

PO BOX 406 • 132 PARK AVENUE BLOWING ROCK, NC 28605

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828/295-7851

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BLOWING ROCK EVENTS

WINTER

A selection of events our visitors look forward to each year

SPRING through FALL ART IN THE PARK WEEKENDS A series of juried art and craft shows on Saturday. Once a month, May through October, on Park Avenue! Stay over for a free concert in the park on Sunday afternoons.

BLOWING ROCK FARMER’S MARKET Shop local produce, homemade baked goods and fresh flowers every Thursday from 3-6 pm. May through September, on Park Avenue. MUSIC ON THE LAWN Weekly live outdoor concert hosted by the Inn at Ragged Gardens. Popular performers include the Harris Brothers. Admission is free. Beer, wine and other beverages sold onsite, and the music runs from 5:30-8:30 pm, weather permitting. May through October. No coolers, dogs, or outside beverages allowed. BLOWING ROCK CHARITY HORSE SHOW The oldest continual outdoor horse show in America. Saddlebreds compete in early June, while July and August feature Hunter Jumpers. ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE AT EDGEWOOD COTTAGE Each week during the summer, different juried High Country artists show and sell their work at historic Edgewood Cottage. There is art for every interest and budget, and net proceeds go to charity. SAVOR! Seminars and events feature regional culture, music, international beverage tastings, and dinners that showcase Blowing Rock’s culinary artistry. First weekend in May.

FALL BLUE RIDGE CONSERVANCY 5K Enjoy the scenic views of the Blue Ridge as you run to benefit Blue Ridge Conservancy, who protects natural resources and scenic beauty in northwest North Carolina. www.blueridgeconservancy.org MONSTER MARCH Annual Halloween festival includes games for kids and a costume march down Main Street, followed by trick-or-treating at downtown businesses. 10

BLOWING ROCK WINTERFEST A four-day festival benefitting local charities that runs the last weekend in January. Includes the annual Polar Plunge, ice carving demos, chili cook-off, beer and wine tastings, live music, and an amateur dog show. CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK & LIGHTING OF THE TOWN Enjoy hot chocolate, live music, crafts and games for kids, a parade, a visit from Santa and other holiday festivities on Main Street, the first Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT CHETOLA RESORT From the Friday after Thanksgiving through WinterFest weekend, drive through the property to view their beautiful light displays. NEW YEAR’S EVE AT APPALACHIAN SKI MOUNTAIN Enjoy ice skating, skiing or snowboarding until 11 pm, when a torchlight ski parade kicks off the New Year’s Eve show, ending with fireworks at midnight.

SUMMER AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL During July, Appalachian State University’s series of entertaining summer programs brings notable musicians, dancers, authors, and high profile performers to campus. FOURTH OF JULY PARADE This Independence Day tradition down Main Street has featured costumes, horses, llamas, boats, fire engines, classic cars, and citizens of all ages in their patriotic best! THE HIGHLAND GAMES On the second weekend in July, travel to Grandfather Mountain to enjoy track and field competitions, hammer throwing, sheep herding, reel dancing, live music, and more. www.gmhc.com SYMPHONY BY THE LAKE During this annual orchestral performance at Chetola Resort, guests can picnic on the lawn or dine at Timberlake’s (reservations required). The late July evening concludes with fireworks over the lake. BLOWING ROCK ART & ANTIQUES SHOW A three-day event in August featuring furnishings, porcelain, jewelry, silver, art and more from East Coast antique dealers. 11


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Be sure to visit The Blowing Rock

Recently named one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, Appalachian State University’s major summer arts attraction will celebrate its 35th anniversary season from June 29-August 3, 2019. This month-long whirlwind of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming is held in venues across the university campus. 733 Rivers Street, Boone • 828-262-6084 • www.appsummer.org • See ad on page 15

SHAGGING AT THE ROCK June 22, 2019 2pm - 8pm Silk Groove The Holiday Band featuring Wayne Eullis as Elvis

APPALACHIAN EVERGREENS CHOOSE & CUT

From Blowing Rock: Take 321 toward Boone, 1.6 mile past Shoppes on the Parkway. Turn right on Aho Road and go 2.3 miles. Turn right onto the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go .1 miles and turn left onto Sampson Road. Take Sampson Road .5 miles, farm is on your right. Featuring Fraser fir trees, wreaths and garlands 828-264-1609 • www.appevergreens.com

APPLE HILL FARM

Magnificent mountain views, wooded footpaths, and landscaped gardens provide the ultimate picturesque setting for Apple Hill Farm’s animals and visitors. Apple Hill Farm is home to alpacas, goats, donkeys, chickens, dogs and more. Don’t forget their extensive supply of alpaca accessories in their farm store! Call year-round to visit. 400 Apple Hill Farm Road, Banner Elk • 828-963-1662 • www.applehillfarmnc.com

BARTER THEATRE

Laugh, scream, gasp and lose yourself in a world of adventure, comedy, romance and suspense. Let your imagination run wild and discover thrills like you never have before, watching stories unfold at the nation’s longest running equity theatre. 127 West Main Street Abingdon, VA • 276-628-3991 • www.bartertheatre.com

BLOWING ROCK ART & HISTORY MUSEUM

Visit us and experience the visual arts and our rich mountain heritage through enlightening exhibits, family-friendly cultural events, art and craft workshops and classes, and engaging lectures. Open year-round: Tues-Sat 10-5 pm; Sun 12-4 pm (MayOctober); Closed Mondays. 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9099 • See ad to the left www.blowingrockmuseum.org

THE BLOWING ROCK ATTRACTION

North Carolina’s oldest travel attraction since 1933. Short scenic walk includes views of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock, & Hawksbill. Also enjoy a small garden waterfall, observation tower and unique gift shops. Open daily April-Dec.. Open ThursMon during January-March. 9am-5pm, weather permitting. Located on Highway 321 South across from Green Park Inn. Handicap accessible. 432 Rock Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7111 • www.theblowingrock.com • See ad on next page 12

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The Tams

6TH ANNUAL BLOWING ROCK MUSIC FEST

“Enjoy the Legend”

September 14, 2019

Rock Road, Blowing Rock NC 828.295.7111 • TheBlowingRock.com N o r t h C a r o l i n a’s O l d e s t Tr a v e l A t t r a c t i o n , S i n c e 1 9 3 3 Winter Hours: January - March • Thursday - Monday 9am - 5pm Summer Hours: April - October • Open Daily 8:30am - 7pm Weather Permitting

1pm - 8pm The Harris Brothers Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers Jeff Little Trio • Soul Benefactor Wayne Henderson • Shelby Ray Moore Band The Neighbors • Charlie Carpenter Cecil Palmer • Mitch and Masten

BLOWING ROCK CHARITY HORSE SHOW

Steeped in tradition, this event, held at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve, has consistently attracted annual exhibitors from all over the United States and several foreign countries and has the distinction of being recognized as the oldest continuous outdoor horse show in America. You can enjoy the show from the famous grandstand, from your own special box or along the rail at the In Gate. 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4700 • www.blowingrockhorses.com/blowing-rock-charity-horse-show

CAROLINA HELICOPTER GROUP

Offering Elevated Attractions and Aerial Services. Helicopter tours of the area coming Summer 2019! 639 Airport Road, Jefferson • 919-239-3187 • www.flyashewithus.com

DOC’S ROCKS GEM MINE

Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine was recently recognized by the North Carolina Board of Education as the ONLY education based commercial gem mine in North Carolina and was classified as a special class of Geological Interpreters practicing Interpretive Methods to relay college level geology to all age groups y. 111 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock • 828-264-4499 • www.docsrocks.org

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Be inspired by the views from the highest point in the Blue Ridge and escape to a nature sanctuary of global importance. US 221 two miles north of Linville and one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305; 15 miles south of Blowing Rock. Open all year; weather permitting in winter. Hwy 221 South, Linville • 828-733-2013 • www.grandfather.com

HIGH COUNTRY JAZZ SOCIETY

Enjoy live jazz concerts open to the public with nationally acclaimed musicians every second Sunday of the month, May thru October. Our dinner theater setting at the Meadowbrook Inn provides the perfect ambiance for your enjoyment. Dinner seating starts at 6 pm. Call for dinner reservations at the Meadowbrook Inn. Concert begins at 7 pm. 711 Main Street, Blowing Rock • Meadowbrook Inn • 828-264-6860 • www.brjs.blogspot.com 13


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HORN IN THE WEST

Open late June to mid-August. Shows nightly except Monday at 8pm. Exciting family entertainment of the history of the area. The adjacent Hickory Ridge Living History Museum is open before the show. Donations are encouraged. All seats reserved, walk-ups welcome. 591 Horn in the West Boulevard, Boone • 828-264-2120 • www.horninthewest.com

IN/VISIBLE THEATRE

We make meaningful, beautiful, and socially relevant theatre for the permanent and temporary residents of our dynamic mountain town, and to tour outside our region. In/Visible Theatre gives voice to unheard voices through producing work that challenges audiences to see, hear, and experience the world in new ways. 828.964.6494 • www.invisibletheatrenc.org

LEES-MCRAE SUMMER THEATRE

Professional theatre company at Lees-McRae College’s Hayes Auditorium. 191 Main Street, Banner Elk • 828-898-8709 • www.lmc.edu/summertheatre

LINVILLE CAVERNS

Guided tours through a natural limestone cavern featuring stalactite and stalagmite formations underground stream and blind trout. North Carolina’s only show caverns. Open year round (weekends only December, January, February). Highway 221 North, Marion • 828-756-4171 • www.linvillecaverns.com

MAST GENERAL STORE

Nestled in a secluded mountain valley, you’ll discover a place Charles Kuralt calls...” a destination.” Outfitting the Appalachian since 1883 with traditional mercantile goods, comfortable clothing, rugged footwear and quality outdoor gear for all mountain seasons. Warm up by our potbellied stove, mail a letter at our antique post office, and discover why some times are just too good to leave behind. Original Store/Mast Store Annex Highway 194, Valle Crucis • 828-963-6511 • www.mastgeneralstore.com • See ad on page 17

MOUNTAIN HOME MUSIC

A concert series and radio show which presents the best of traditional Appalachian musicians & performers. The series runs each summer in Boone & fall in Blowing Rock. www.mountainhomemusic.com

MYSTERY HILL

Don’t miss experiencing North Carolina’s only known Natural Gravitational Anomaly. Mystery Hill in Blowing Rock has grown over the past 70 years to include many different familyfriendly attractions, and the Gravitational Anomaly believed to be caused by the dense iron deposits in the hillside continues to draw visitors from all over the world every year. Mystery Hill and the other attractions are open 7 days a week year-round. Hours vary by season and are available online. 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock • 828-264-2792 • www.mysteryhill-nc.com

SOUTHERN HIGHLAND CRAFT GUILD - MOSES CONE MANOR

Milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Moses Cone Manor just off 221. Finest quality Appalachian Mountain hand-made crafts by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Craft demonstrations on the porch. April 15-November 30. Milepost #294, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7938 • www.southernhighlandcraftguild.org • See ad on page 30

THE SCHAEFER CENTER PRESENTS...AT APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Featuring the finest in touring performances annually from September-April. World-class jazz, opera, theatre, film, dance, world music and more, designed to enrich the cultural landscape of the university and surrounding region. All shows at 7pm in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. 733 Rivers Street, Boone • 828-262-4046 • www.theschaefercenter.org • See ad on next page 14

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TURCHIN CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Visual arts come to life at Appalachian State University’s premier art museum! Acclaimed exhibitions, lectures, special events and workshops for all ages. We make the visual arts accessible and fun for everyone! Free admission; guided tours available. Open Tu-Sat 10a-6p; Fri noon-8pm; (closed Sun and Mon) 423 West King Street, Boone • 828-262-3017 • www.tcva.org • See ad on page 15

TWEETSIE RAILROAD

• Historic coal-fired steam locomotives • Live entertainment — Cowboys, Cowgirls, Cloggers, Can-Can dancers, and mascots Hopper and Porter.™ • Country Fair amusement rides • Gold Panning and Gem Mining

Wild West family theme park featuring a three-mile, steam-powered train ride through the North Carolina mountains. Shopping, live entertainment, amusement rides and a petting zoo. Please call ahead to verify operating hours and rates, or visit our website for more information. 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock • 828-264-9061 • www.tweetsie.com • See ad to the left

• Deer Park Zoo

OUTDOOR RECREATION

• Miner’s Mountain Chairlift • Specialty Shops and Eateries – Fudge, Ice Cream, and Funnel Cakes! • Day Out With Thomas,™ Ghost Train,® Tweetsie® Christmas, and other special events

APPALACHIAN SKI MOUNTAIN

The NC High Country’s 1st Ski Area - since 1962. Day skiing, night skiing, outdoor ice skating. Open Friday before Thanksgiving through late March, 7 days a week. Ski & snowboard equipment, apparel, & helmet rentals available. Slopeside lodging and skiand-stay packages available. Special rates for groups and early and late season. 940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7828 • www.appskimtn.com

BLOWING ROCK COUNTRY CLUB

200 Country Club Drive • PO Box 628, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3171 • www.blowingrockcountryclub.com

BOONE GOLF CLUB

Open April 5–December 28 Dates and hours vary by season Plan your visit at tweetsie.com 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 800-526-5740 or 828-264-9061 • www.tweetsie.com

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Located in a beautiful valley, just north of Blowing Rock, the course features level to gently rolling fairways, large undulating greens and breathtaking views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Well stocked Pro Shop, restaurant and putting green available. Tee times are recommended and groups are welcome. 433 Fairway Drive, Boone • 828-264-8760 • www.boonegolfclub.com

BROYHILL EQUESTRIAN PRESERVE

Home of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, America’s oldest continuous running horse show. Located adjacent to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, having easy access to 26 miles of carriage trails. Nightly horse boarding, with 430 permanent stalls. 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4700 • www.blowingrockhorses.com 17


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ELK CREEK OUTFITTERS

HIGH GRAVITY ADVENTURES ZIPLINE & ADVENTURE PARK

ECO specializes in Montana style guided float trips for trout and smallmouth bass on seven local rivers. Also available are: flyfishing schools and casting clinics for beginner to expert, wilderness walk trips and overnights. ECO gladly supplies all top of the line gear for their guests. Call us to book a trip. We are based in the Boone area and can pick you up at your door! 1506 Highway 105, Boone • 828-264-6497 • www.ecoflyfishing.com

Welcome to the newest adventure experience in the High Country. We offer active outdoor adventure for individuals, couples, families and groups of all kinds. Open March through November. See our website for hours and more information on the vertical world! 215 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock • 828.266.0151 • www.highgravityadventures.com

FOOTSLOGGERS

HIGH MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS

Open year-round. Full line of hiking boots; newly expanded selection of women’s footwear; camping gear and accessories; dog accessories; sunglasses; clothing for outdoor activities and travel. 921 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4453 • www.footsloggers.us

Whitewater rafting, funyaking, hiking and caving! Offering an entire fleet of self-bailing rafts & funyaks, state-of-the-art equipment & gear, comfortable, well-maintained vehicles, gourmet meals and professional guides that are noted for their knowledge, skills & experience. Fun for all ages & abilities! 3149 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk • 828-898-9786 • www.highmountainexpeditions.com • See ad to the left

JEFFERSON LANDING CLUB

Jefferson Landing’s award-winning golf course was designed by US Open and two-time PGA Champion, Larry Nelson. It’s a 7, 110-yard, par 72 course that features five sets of tees, Kentucky Bluegrass fairways and bent grass tees & greens. 184 West Landing Drive, Jefferson • 336-982-4449 • www.visitjeffersonlanding.com

LEATHERWOOD STABLES

Enjoy the amazing beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains from horseback! Ride seasoned trail horses and experience the outdoors in a relaxed, unhurried manner. We are also a full service boarding facility with nightly stalls & campsites available. 512 Meadow Road, Ferguson • 336-973-5044 • www.leatherwoodmountains.com

MOUNTAIN AIRE GOLF CLUB

Located in the town of West Jefferson in unspoiled Ashe County. We are just 40 minutes from Blowing Rock. Our beautiful 18 hole championship course has been recently remodeled to include three new spectacular holes and a new pro shop and snack bar. We have gorgeous home sites and townhome sales and rentals. 1396 Fairway Ridge Drive, West Jefferson • 336-877-4716 • www.mountainaire.com

MOUNTAINS TO COAST GUIDE SERVICES

We offer an abundance of Southeast waters, streams, public and private trophy trout waters for the year round fly-fishing enthusiast. You will experience trophy trout of a lifetime! Your guide, Carl Freeman is considered one of the top fly fishing anglers & guides in all of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachian Mountain Ranges. 168 Mountain View Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-335-3474 • www.mountainstocoast.com

GREATER FOSCOE MINING COMPANY

Become a prospector for a day while mining your own gemstones. Located 7.7 miles south of Boone on Hwy 105-S in Foscoe. Also, visit our full-service jewelry store, Facets of Foscoe for gemstone faceting and unique 14 kt gold settings. Open 7 days, 9-6. 8998 Hwy 105 South, Foscoe • 828-963-5928 • www.foscoeminingco.com

HAWKSNEST SNOWTUBING & ZIPLINE

Visit one of the longest ziplines in the us. With over 4 miles, 20 cables, 4 cables over 1500 feet, and heights of over 200 feet off the ground traveling over trees, creeks and a lake all surrounded by the spectacular views of the Blue Ridge mountains. Boasting one of the largest snowtubing parks. 100% snowmaking and lighting with 2 carpet lifts to bring you back to the top. Buy tickets online. 2058 Skyland Drive, Seven Devils • 828-963-6561 • www.hawksnesttubing.com 18

RHODDIE BICYCLE OUTFITTERS

We are a full service bicycle shop offering sales, rentals, guide services, repairs, and fitting services. Rhoddie also offers complimentary ride maps and route planning at our map kiosk, located in the shop. 257 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9800 • rhoddiebicycleoutfitters.com

ROCK DIMENSIONS

Outdoor Climbing Tower in downtown Boone. Half and full day rock climbing trips with experienced, PCIA certified guides. Fun for families, all ages, no experience necessary! The Discovery Course in Blowing Rock is a high ropes/challenge course with exciting zipline and giant swing exits! Guided caving trips in TN and Summer Adventure Day Camps. 131-B Depot Street, Boone • 828-265-3544 • www.rockdimensions.com

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SKY VALLEY ZIP TOURS

YONAHLOSSEE RACQUET CLUB

Experience the #1 rated Outdoor Activity in Blowing Rock on TripAdvisor (March 2019). Daytime Canopy Tour covers 10 zip lines (including the famous Big Mama), over a mile of cable, elevations up to 300 feet, a cliff jump, and 120-foot long swinging bridge. Book the Zip & Sip packaged, experience Night Flight at dark on select weekends. Also home to Whistle Pig Adventure Park, the High Country’s only zip line course designed specifically for kids ages 4+! Reservations recommended. 634 Sky Ranch Road, Blowing Rock • 828-264-0002 • www.skyvalleyziptours.com

SUGAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing day and night! Plus 100% snowmaking on 115 skiable acres; twenty slopes from beginner to expert; eight lifts; ski and snowboard school for all ages and abilities; ski and snowboard rental shop; 2 cafeterias; the Last Run Lounge; Sugar Mountain Sports Shop; accommodating group sales department; winter value packages and special events for just about anyone. All you’d expect from North Carolina’s largest winter resort! 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Banner Elk • 828-898-4521 • www.skisugar.com

Yonahlossee Racquet Club is an award winning tennis club and resort destination located between Boone and Blowing Rock in the mountains of Western North Carolina. 250 Cockley Beck, Boone • 828.963.1800 • www.yonahlosseeclub.com

ZAP FITNESS

Offers adult running vacations and other sports programs during the summer months. The facility is open year-round for individual and private group rentals. We offer a weight room, cardiovascular equipment, jacuzzi, lounge and lodge for up to 24 people as well as meals cooked by one of the area’s greatest chefs and access to all the activities of Boone and Blowing Rock. Located 3 miles from Blowing Rock on 65 beautiful acres in the Blackberry Valley. 9560 Blackberry Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-6198 • www.zapfitness.com

SHOPPING, SPAS & LEISURE Shops, boutiques and galleries abound on Main Street offering souvenirs, gifts, household items and more for both the visitor and local alike. After a full day of shopping or as the main event, Blowing Rock and the surrounding areas offer many opportunities to relax and pamper yourself. There’s something for everyone!

THERMAL VALLEY HANG GLIDING

Imagine soaring like an eagle high above the earth. Your senses coming alive as you are immersed in the atmosphere. Learn basic flying skills with an USHPA certified tandem hang gliding instructor. Marvel at the South Mountains and the meandering Catawba River. Get a bird’s eye view of Grandfather, Table Rock, and Hawksbill mountains. 828-292-7473 • www.thermalvalley.net

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES BLOWING ROCK ANTIQUE CENTER VX3 TRAIL RIDES

Guided trail rides in and around Blowing Rock with an experienced guide & trustworthy horses. Rides are 2-4 hours long and reservations are required. Contact trail guide Tim for more information. 828-963-0260 • Vx3trailrides@gmail.com • www.vx3trailrides.com

WAHOO’S ADVENTURES

Whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, caving, mountain biking and hiking adventures. For 38 years, Wahoo’s has consistently offered the highest quality experiences. Headquartered in Boone, we have twice been voted outfitter of the Year” by the Professional Paddlesports Association. Wahoo’s is nationally acclaimed for awardwinning service, safety, catering and innovation in adventuring and is a 2016 Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame recipient. Any size group can be accommodated we provide river experiences ranging from the tame to the insane. Regardless of age and experience. 3385 US 321 Highway, Boone • 800-444-RAFT • www.wahoosadventures.com

WILLOW CREEK GOLF COURSE

9 hole par 3 Executive Course. Only 5 minutes from Boone. For tee times and other information, please call. 354 Bairds Creek Road, Vilas • 828-963-6865 • www.willowvalley-resort.com

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Located off 321 bypass. Open all year. Featuring 50 antique dealers. Appraisals, art & consignments. 7593 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4970

CARRIAGE TRADE LIVING

Home decor, gifts, antiques, and seasonal items to suit all your style needs! As always, beautiful heirloom silver is at hand, as well as Majolica and Chinese exports, plus tasty local treats for entertaining, and a stunning Christmas wonderland each year. Owners: Dean Bullis and Bill Brooks. 1079 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3110 • www.finleyhousecouture.com/carriagetradeshop

HANNA’S

Since 1919-the oldest oriental rug shop in Blowing Rock. A complete selection of handmade antique and new oriental rugs of all types, sizes and colors. Fine European and oriental imports. Antique occasional furniture and porcelains, Swarovski crystal, M.I. Hummel figurines, Lladro, Hibel, Royal Doulton, hand embroidered linens, fine estate and new jewelry. Direct importer, best prices. We buy old rugs, jewelry and art objects. 1123 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7073 • www.hannasofblowingrock.com

THE RUG COMPANY

Dealers in fine new and antique oriental rugs. From traditional Persians and flat weaves to French aubussons and needlepoints. Extensive selection at reasonable prices. 999 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4271 21


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CARLTON GALLERY

ALTA VISTA GALLERY

Historic farmhouse in Valle Crucis, on National Register of Historic Places. 15 minutes from Blowing Rock and Boone. In our 27th year. Local art in oil and watercolor. Prints, giclees on canvas. Area’s largest selection of landscapes. Over 100 artists, including Joan Sporn, Jean Baird, and folk artist Will Moses (heir to Grandma Moses). Gifts: art tiles, pottery, jewelry, kaleidoscopes. Historic property-with porch-rockers and a view! Between Mast Inn and Mast Store Annex. 2839 Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis • 828-963-5247 • www.altavistagallery.com

BLOWING ROCK FRAMEWORKS & GALLERY

We have been framing and selling fine art in the High Country for over two decades. The gallery displays many well-known prominent artists of the area like Jason Drake, Wes Waugh, and Lita Gatlin with new additions as well as antiique paintings. We can help you with any of your framing needs including shadow boxes, specialty framing, custom mats, French lines, and much more! Please visit the gallery anytime Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm Food Lion Shopping Center, Blowing Rock • 828-295-0041 • www.blowingrockgalleries. com

BOLICK FAMILY POTTERY

Fifth generation potters producing functional, decorative and folk art. Many special events hosted with Traditions Pottery including Heritage Day & Thanksgiving kiln opening. Open daily. 3 miles south of Blowing Rock, Highway 321. Left on Blackberry Road. 1/2 mile, right on Bolick Road. 4884 Bolick Road, Lenoir • 828-295-3862 • www.traditionspottery.com

CELEBRATING 37 YEARS! SPRING GROUP EXHIBITION:

May 25 - July 15

MID-SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION:

July 27 - September 15

AUTUMN GROUP EXHIBITION:

October 12-November 15 WINTER AND SMAll WORkS EXHIBITION:

November 29 - April 30

Featured artists exhibitions - tba For inFormation on 2019 Workshops please call 828-963-4288 opening receptions on saturday may 25, July 27 & oct. 12, 2:00-5:00 p.m. holiday open house: nov. 29 & 30, 10-5

One of the most established fine art galleries in the area, established in 1982, we feature a spirited collection of artwork in all mediums with over 200 local, regional, and national artists. Located 20 minutes from Blowing Rock, situated under the gaze of Grandfather Mountain between Boone and Banner Elk on Highway 105. Visit our web site for more information and a schedule of current workshops. 10360 Hwy 105 South, Banner Elk • 828-963-4288 • www.carltonartgallery.com • See ad on page 22 to the left

CROWN GALLERY

Crown Gallery features original fine art in a friendly, relaxed setting. Discover traditional to contemporary works in a variety of subject matter by regional & nationally acclaimed artists. 1153 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-818-0008 • www.crowngalleryusa.com

GALLERY C

Gallery C brings talented artists and fine art to the attention of serious private collectors and museums. Since 1985, Gallery C has established itself as one of the Southeast’s leading fine art galleries in Raleigh, NC. The Pavilions @ 1179 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 919-828-3165 • www.galleryc.net

MAIN STREET GALLERY/EXPRESSIONS CRAFT

Local area artists feature their fine arts and crafts in this unique cooperative gallery located on Main Street across from the Blowing Rock post office. Enjoy pottery, jewelry, fiber art, basketry, photography, paintings, woodworking, and other traditional and contemporary handcrafted art. Open every day 10am-6pm. 1079 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7839 • www.mainstreetgallery.weebly.com

MARTIN HOUSE GALLERY

A new innovative gallery nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, surrounded and inspired by natural beauty and a wide range of mountains and landscapes. We showcase work from artists around the country as well as local artists throughout North Carolina. Please come and visit the quaint storybook town of Blowing Rock, NC and find yourself in a new, exciting gallery. 1098-12 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 336-508-2828 • www.martinhousegallery.com

RIVERCROSS MARKET

A unique, thoughtful, and trendy collection of arts and crafts made in the USA. Familyfriendly with a fun collection of items just for kids. Gifts from the heart and the hand; it’s what you’d do, if you had the time. 3595 Highway 194 South, Valley Crucis • 828-963-8623 • www.rivercrossmarket.com

CHILDREN’S BOOKS, TOYS, GIFTS & APPAREL

INCREDIBLE TOY COMPANY

A unique toy store of quality educational toys. Specializing in puzzles, games and science for older kids. Open year-round. Between Blowing Rock and Boone. 3411 Hwy 321 South, Blowing Rock • 828-264-1422• www.incredibletoycompany.com

SERVES YOU RIGHT!’S CHILDREN’S CUTE-IQUE 10360 Hwy 105 South, 10 Miles South of Boone in the Grandfather Mtn. Community www.carltongallery.com • carltongallery@carltongallery.com • 828-963-4288

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Blowing Rock’s biggest and best destination for Infant and Children’s Books, Games, Toys, Outdoor Play and Baby Shower Gifts. Offering imagination and fun for generations of grandparents, parents and children. In 2018 our “Cute-ique” sold over 3,463 books and another 11,712 treats and surprises for little ones, primarily ages newborn – ages 10/12. Premium Children’s lines include: Melissa & Doug, Stephen Joseph, Usbourne, Jelly Cat, Douglas, Pink Poppy, Think Fun and 90+ more. Check out our summer “Allowance Busters”. A division of Serves You Right! 1179 Main Street, Blowing Rock • SouthMarke • 828-295-GIFT (4438) • www.southmarke.com/year-round-stores/serves-you-right • See ad on page 24, 29, 36 23


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FOOTSLOGGERS

Established 1971. Open year-round. Full line of hiking boots; newly expanded selection of women’s footwear; camping gear and accessories; dog accessories; sunglasses; clothing for outdoor activities and travel. We will keep you cool during the summer and warm during the winter! 921 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4453 • www.footsloggers.us

J.MCLAUGHLIN

Resonating with a traditional yet discerning client, the J.McLaughlin look can be described as innovatively nostalgic. Our style can be described as world-class quality silks, sporty cottons and cashmeres alongside tongue-in-chic martini-glass embroidered Bermudas, feather minis and statement-making hybrid prints. 1081 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-372-3003 • www.jmclaughlin.com

J.W. TWEEDS

100 WEST UNION

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

Quality clothing and sportswear for men. Shoppes At Southmarke • 1179 Main Street, Unit 104 & 105, Blowing Rock • 828-295-6993 • www.100westunion.com • See ad on page 36

ALMOST RODEO DRIVE

Since 1984, we’ve been offering distinctive styles to the High Country. We are your one - stop shop for upscale ladies’ clothing and jewelry, home and garden items and recognizable brand names. Floral arrangements are made on site, and find gifts for all occasions, Open year-round. Village Shoppes On Main • 1132 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3422 • www.facebook.com/poppysbydesign

BLOWING ROCK HARLEY-DAVIDSON

We are committed to customer satisfaction and invite you to bring your motorcycle by to meet our loyal, dedicated staff of trained professionals! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is eager to assist you with everything from Harley parts and repair to clothing and accessories. We have the reputation of being #1 in customer satisfaction. We’re Worth The Ride! 1179 Main Street #103, Blowing Rock • 336-643-0555 • www.crossroads-hd.com • See ad on page 36

FIG LEAF LTD.

Full of unique ladies casual wear and accessories, as well as delightful gift items. A charming shop inviting you to visit year round. 1131 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3535

FINLEY HOUSE COUTURE

Classic as well as contemporary clothing lines, designer jewelry, candles and giftware. Owners Bill Brooks & Dean Bullis have secured fresh and alluring clothing lines. Jewelry lines include extensive collections of award-winning jewelry designers. We will continue to carry unique estate jewelry under the auspices of Blythe Jewelers of West Palm Beach. 1121 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-6373 • www.finleyhousecouture.com 24

J.W. Tweeds is located on Main St in Blowing Rock. The multi-level location provides men and women with an eclectic mix of European and American sportswear. Great service and a fun atmosphere make shopping an exceptional experience. 1129 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-8918 • www.jwtweedsblowingrock.com • See ad to the right

MONKEE’S OF BLOWING ROCK

Playful, tree-swinging creatures are usually what come to mind when you think of monkeys, but the Monkee’s brand has become synonymous with personalized customer service and cutting edge designer ladies fashion. At Monkee’s, it has never been just about the sale; it’s about helping a friend walk out feeling beautiful and looking her best. Known as “The ultimate in ladies shoes, clothing and accessories,” you might need a bigger closet! 1179 Main Street, Blowing Rock • Southmarke #101 • 828-295-0708 • www.monkeesofblowingrock.com • See ad on page 36

SUNSET TEE’S & HATTERY

Western North Carolina’s largest selection and variety of hats, ball caps, casual apparel, tee shirts, sweatshirts, moccasins, gifts and more. We also have the best quality and variety of Blowing Rock souvenir sportswear, shirts and ball caps. We’re not just another tee shirt shop. Open 7 days a week, year-round. 1117 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9326 • www.sunsetteesandhattery.com

TAZMARAZ

Tazmaraz is an eclectic women’s boutique catering to women of all ages. We offer a wide variety of boutique labels and new up and coming designers. We have a great price point with many items under $100. We are also striving to support the Made in America fashion designers. 1107 Main Street, Suite C, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3737 • www.tazmaraz.com 25


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ARTWALK

THE spot to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list, including yourself! We are home to several talented in-state potters, woodworkers, local photographers and other creators of handcrafted goods. ArtWalk carries unique North Carolina souvenirs, ranging from signs to kitchen decor to magnets. We also offer a variety of affordable and ontrend clothing and jewelry, with new product coming in every week! 1087-1 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9770 • www.artwalkstyle.com

CABIN FEVER OF WATAUGA

Bears, moose, deer, oh my! Since 1996, Cabin Fever of Blowing Rock has been a leading source of cabin decor, rustic furnishings and gifts. Outfit your mountain retreat with locally crafted wooden beds, reclaimed barn wood tables, and willow outdoor furniture. Rustic accessories include lamps, antler lighting, wall art, kitchen and bath decor and much more! 915 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-0520 • www.thecabinfeversite.com

CHRISTMAS IN BLOWING ROCK

Children’s Clothing

We are known for our selection of exclusive Blowing Rock ornaments which we can personalize, our selection of decorative flags, our beautiful jewelry, and we didn’t forget Grandpa, Dad and the boys! We are a Simply Noelle Boutique with a wonderful selection of women’s clothing and accessories. We are open all year. 1125 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9696 • www.aperfectpresent.com • See ad on this page

CROSS TRADE INTERNATIONAL

Imported women’s accessories, home decor, and unique gifts. Come browse our authentic Brazilian handcrafts. Meet the artisans, and discover Brazil not experienced before! Jewelry, handbags & belts, ceramics, and much more! Open all year. 1087-2 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-8691 • www.crosstrade.org

GILDED LILY BY PATRA UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL GIFTS

Whether you are looking for that special gift, souvenir, or unique decorating item, there is something for everyone at Christmas in Blowing Rock.

We are a gift and home decor boutique offering unique items at hometown prices. It originated in High Point, and for 17 years has been a favorite shopping destination. The BR location was mentioned in Southern Living as the favorite store in the Mountains. Featuring French Laundry Home outlet, gifts, jewelry, home decor, and much more! 1053 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4277 • www.thegildedlilybypatra.com • See ad above

HANDTIQUES

Purveyors of handmade jewelry, practical art and craft, we are not your run-of-themill gift shop. At Handtiques, you’ll find American made art that is singularly beautiful, affordably priced and functional. Come in and see us--you’ll be glad that you did! 110 Sunset Drive, Suite 2, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7001 • www.handtiques.com

HEART OF THE ROCK

Sister shop to Take Heart, with seasons of surprises. The shop takes on a fresh personality with each season to celebrate. Come see us for inspirational treasures, decor, and gifts that warm the heart. 104 Maple Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3444• www.blessyourheartnc.com

THE LAST STRAW

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An amazing array of silk florals, artful garden gifts, inspired accessories, architectural accents, patio furniture & more! Our floral designers can customize a beautiful arrangement for home or business to treasure for years. Each season makes for a unique adventure with each & every visit. Widely recognized as the most fascinating and creative shopping experience in town. 978 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3030 • www.thelaststrawinc.com • See ad on this page 27


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MY MOUNTAIN HOME MAST GENERAL STORE

Nestled in a secluded mountain valley, you’ll discover a place Charles Kuralt calls “a destination.” Outfitting the Appalachian since 1883 with traditional mercantile goods, comfortable clothing, rugged footwear and quality outdoor gear for all mountain seasons. Discover why some times are just too good to leave behind. Highway 194, Valle Crucis • www.mastgeneralstore.com

MOUNTAIN LAUREL FLORISTRY

Weddings and Living Arrangements with attention to all the lovely details. 1116-1 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 314-749-6424 • www.mountainlaurelfloristry.com

THE MOUNTAIN THREAD COMPANY

The Mountain Thread Company is the place to find quality handmade baskets, quilts, fabrics and supplies in Blowing Rock, as well as local and regional artisan products. We also teach classes and workshops, and host special events. 1098-4 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-372-7024 • www.themountainthreadcompany.com

THE MUSTARD SEED MARKET

Robb and Danielle Stewart are owners of the High Country’s best kept secret. A fullservice nursery garden center with a fabulous plant selection, specializing in garden gifts and decorative accessories. One mile north of Blue Ridge Parkway at Aho Road. 5589 US Highway 321 South, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4585 • www.themustardseedmarketnc.com • See ad on next page

A new store featuring exquisite home decor, gifts, and furniture featuring local and regional artisans. Located in the historically renovated chapel on 321. Open 10-6 daily. Open late every First Friday of the month for Blowing Rock’s Sip & Shop Events! 120 Maple Road, Blowing Rock • 828434-5240

NATURAL BEAUTY

1165 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828.295.0033 • www. nbcosmeticboutique.com

NEACO

Funkin’ up DT Blowing Rock since 1998, neaco specializes in all things groovy for the home. In need of an unusual gift, some slammin’ tunes for your next bash, or a colorful piece of art for that blank wall? Drop on by, we’ve got you covered! And make sure to check out our newly opened lower level featuring mid-century modern furniture, artwork and lighting. 1053 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828295-0709 • www.neaco.com

ROEY’S 12 CORNERS CUSTOM QUILTS

A fiber artist and quilter, I handcraft each item by piecing together fabric swatches of beauty and sentimental value. 1129 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 585-749-4826 • www.12cornerscustomquilts.com

RUSTIC

Rustic specializes in all things rustic and handmade. Our reclaimed wood furniture fits in a Manhattan loft as easily as a cabin. Handcrafted gifts and accessories, made from natural products, are unique to the High Country. Open year-round. 915 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9033 • www.rusticnc.com

SERVES YOU RIGHT!

Our 27th Year!

Gifts & Essentials for Entertaining

Clearance Sale on Dinnerware, Serving Accessories & Collectibles

Adult Games & Novelties • Picnic & CollegiateTailgate Humorous Cards & Beverage Napkins • Our Infamous Halloween BOO-tique 1179 Main Street, SouthMarke • Blowing Rock, NC • 828.295.4438 (Across from Town Tavern) 28

One stop destination for hundreds of hilarious greeting cards,bar napkins, pretty papers, novelties and games. A rare summer sale! We are retiring our dinnerware, serving accessories and collectible departments and downsizing our BBQ and Tailgate departments to make room for our children’s merchandise expansion. 25%-50% off brands such as Gien, Mottahedeh, Casa Fina, Versace, Anna Weatherly, Arthur Court, Daum and names we can’t advertise. Our famous Halloween “Boo-tique” opens every August! 1179 Main Street, SouthMarke, Blowing Rock • 828.295-GIFT (4438) • See ad below

THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE

The Spice & Tea Exchange offers guests a gourmet shopping experience filled with unique gifts and culinary delights. Shop over 120 spices, over 70 hand-mixed spice blends, 12 naturally-flavored sugars, 24 salts, 30 exotic teas, gifts and accessories. 1087-4 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-372-7070 • www.spiceandtea.com/blowing-rock • See ad on page 59 29


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SOUTHERN HIGHLAND CRAFT GUILD - MOSES CONE MANOR

Finest quality Appalachian Mountain hand-made crafts by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Craft demonstrations on the porch. April 5-November 30. Milepost #294, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7938 • www.southernhighlandguild.org • See ad on page 30

TAKE HEART

The purple boutique on Main Street is Bless Your Heart’s sister shop. Gifts and clothing that speaks to the heart of a woman. 1009 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3444 • www.blessyourheartnc.com

TRADITIONS POTTERY

Bolick & Traditions Pottery is a family of potters that have been in Blowing Rock for more than 40 years. In addition to handmade pottery, the shop offers Christian gifts & unique fashion accessories including handbags, and jewelry. 1155 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-6128 • www.traditionspottery.com

UNWOUND

Unique yarns and accessories can be found right on Main Street - located at the Village Shops. You will find everything you need for your exquisite knitting and crocheted projects. During summer, we offer a full schedule of exciting classes and projects, plus all that’s new in the world of yarn. Open every day, 10:00am to 5:00pm. 1132 Main Street, Suite 105, Blowing Rock • 828-295-5051 • www.unwoundyarns.com

WE’RE GOOD SPORTS

We’ll help you show your team spirit! Come see what we have for your favorite college or professional sports team. Featuring team logo sports gifts and collectibles, sports prints, caps, and authenticated autographed items from your favorite players, current and retired. Open year-round. We ship anywhere UPS! 1087-3 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9547 • www.weregoodsports.com

HOME FURNISHINGS BLACKBERRY CREEK MATTRESS

& INTERIORS

Our objective is to provide our customers with a comfortable mattress that meets their budget. We provide luxury mattresses without the price. Largest mattress showroom in the area! Rest well, Live better! 1180 Blowing Rock Road Suite C6, Boone Mall • 828-264-2402 • www.blackberrymattress.com

BLOWING ROCK FURNITURE GALLERY

We welcome you to visit our beautiful 20,000 sq ft showroom. We offer a wide variety of proud American-made lines including Craftmaster, Bassett, Kingsdown, Sealy and Tempur-Pedic. Our design consultants are available to assist you with all your home furnishing needs, including “house calls” to finish your room. 8486 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock •828-295-7755 • www.blowingrockfurniture.com

BLOWING ROCK WOODWORKS

We create unique, one of a kind furniture pieces. Our team has been commissioned by global hotel/restaurants and we have our retail line of products for wholesale clients. Many furniture pieces are made from reclaimed or sustainable woods. Come see our showroom. 109 Aho Road, Blowing Rock • 828-564-1843 • www.blowingrockwoodworks.com

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Bears, moose, deer, oh my! Since 1996,we have been a leading source of cabin decor, rustic furnishings and gifts. Outfit your mountain retreat with locally crafted wooden beds, reclaimed barn wood tables, and willow outdoor furniture. Rustic accessories include lamps, antler lighting, wall art, kitchen and bath decor and much more!! 915 Main St, Blowing Rock • 828-295-0520 • www.thecabinfeversite.com 31


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DEWOOLFSON DOWN

For over 35 years, we have been combining our own-made down products with luxury bed and bath linens from France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, and around the world. Our linens are selected from vendors that we trust, with whom we have established everything we sell. 9452 Hwy 105 South, Banner Elk • Foscoe Community • 828-963-4144 • www.dewoolfsonlinens.com

GREGORY ALAN’S

Gregory Alan’s offers a wide variety of unique gifts and accessories for your home, patio or deck. We specialize in creative wall decor, including clocks, mirrors and tapestries, as well as other unique home accents in all price ranges. Open yearround. 1151 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3330 • www.gregoryalans.com • See ad on this page

HICKORY FURNITURE MART

Hickory Furniture Mart is the ultimate furniture destination. Choose from countless selections at affordable prices, featuring the most reputable manufacturers designers and expert craftsmen within the furniture industry. Open to the public 6 days a week: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. 2220 Highway 70 SE, Hickory • 828-322-3510 • www.hickoryfurniture.com • See ad to the left

NEACO

Funkin’ up DT Blowing Rock since 1998, neaco specializes in all things groovy for the home. In need of an unusual gift, some slammin’ tunes for your next bash, or a colorful piece of art for that blank wall? Drop on by, we’ve got you covered! And make sure to check out our newly opened lower level featuring mid-century modern furniture, artwork and lighting. 1053 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-0709 • www.neaco.com

THE RUG COMPANY

Dealers in fine new and antique oriental rugs. From traditional Persians and flatweaves to French aubussons and needlepoints. Extensive selection at reasonable prices. 999 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4271

THE LAST STRAW

The Last Straw offers an amazing array of silk florals, artful garden gifts, inspired accessories, architectural accents, patio furniture & so much more! Let our floral designers customize a beautiful arrangement for your home or business that you will treasure for years to come. Changing with each season makes for a unique adventure with each & every visit. Established in 1989 & widely recognized as the most fascinating and creative shopping experience in Blowing Rock. 978 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3030 • www.thelaststrawinc.com • See ad on page 27 32

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GAINES KIKER SILVERSMITH/GOLDSMITH MOODY’S HANDMADE FURNITURE

Specializing in solid wood - Early American style furniture. Owner Max Moody & Son. 140 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3275 SERVES YOU RIGHT! One stop destination for hundreds of hilarious greeting cards,bar napkins, pretty papers, novelties and games. A rare summer sale! We are retiring our dinnerware, serving accessories and collectible departments and downsizing our BBQ and Tailgate departments to makeroom for our children’s merchandise expansion. 25% -50% off brands such as Gien, Mottahedeh, Casa Fina, Versace, Anna Weatherly, Arthur Court, Daum and names we can’t advertise. Our famous Halloween “Boo-tique” opens every August! 1179 Main Street, SouthMarke, Blowing Rock • 828.295-GIFT (4438) • See ad on page 29

Specializing in custom silver, gold and platinum jewelry, Gaines is an artist who refines raw materials into simply elegant designs one is eager to wear every day. His work articulates balance, form and movement in clean, fluid lines. The gallery showcases an impressive collection of contemporary jewelry hand fabricated by the silversmith himself. The working studio/gallery is open to the public Tuesday Saturday 11-5pm. 132 Morris Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3992 • www.gaineskikersilversmith.com

VILLAGE JEWELERS

Village Jewelers is your full-service jewelry professional. We are competent, knowledgeable, and friendly. We have the best selection of fine jewelry and perform most repairs and custom work in house. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 to 5. 697 West King Street, Downtown Boone • 828-264-6559 • www.villagejewelersltd.com

SHOPPING CENTERS JEWELRY BLOWING ROCK ESTATE JEWELRY

Large selection of platinum, 14 and 18 kt fine and estate jewelry. Specializing in diamonds, precious colored gems and antique heirloom jewelry. Family owned since 1988. 167 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4500 • See ad below

SHOPS AT THE MARTIN HOUSE

Built in 1870, The Martin House is one of the oldest buildings in Blowing Rock. Once a boarding house, the shops at the main Martin House and the adjacent courtyard now provide a great shopping experience for the whole family. Relax on the courtyard, enjoy refreshments and the village feeling. If you haven’t been to The Martin House, you haven’t been to Blowing Rock! Located in the center of town, next to Memorial Park on Main Street. 1098 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-963-2720

SOUTHMARKE

Blowing Rock’s most dazzling, upscale shopping begins at the south end of Main Street. Opened in 1992, SouthMarke changed the face of downtown with its signature Victorian architecture, beautiful gardens and inviting, unique stores. Offering: men’s and women’s apparel, shoes and accessories, jewelry, children’s books, toys & gifts, Harley Davidson clothing & accessories, home and dining goods. Six seasonal pavilions offer specialty merchandise: fine art, prints and photography, hand made, natural, soaps scents and creams, jewelry & accessories, Barefoot Dreams apparel & home and our outdoor Grilled Cheese Café Serving specialty sandwiches and refreshments in our rear courtyard. 1179 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3566 • www.southmarke.com • See ad on page 36

TANGER OUTLETS

Shop for bargains among nationally known brands like Banana Republic, American Eagle, J. Crew, and G.H. Bass. Over 30 factory outlet stores await you! Strollers, wheelchairs and gift cards are available at Tanger Shopper Services. Tanger coupon books, AAA / AARP, student, teacher and military discounts also available. 278 Shoppes On The Parkway Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4444 • www.tangeroutlet.com/blowingrock

SPAS & LEISURE SHANKARA AYURVEDA SPA AT THE ART OF LIVING RETREAT CENTER Shankara Ayurveda Spa is a spiritual haven that immerses guests in the beauty of its surroundings. Located on 380 acres, the Spa offers the best of East and West in treatments, cuisine and wellness programs. 911 Rock Cliff Road, Boone • 800-392-6870 • 828-264-6040 • www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org 34

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SouthMarke.com 828-265-7065

Our 27th Season!

The premier shopping destination at the south end of Main Street MONKEE’S

The ultimate in ladies shoes, apparel and accessories. Featuring designers Tory Burch, Vince, Sam Edelman, Johnny Was, Eileen Fisher, Lilla P, Tyler Boe, Vintage Chanel and Louis Vuitton, Mignonne Gavigan and Hammitt.

SERVES YOU RIGHT! SYR’S CHILDREN’S

“CUTE-TIQUE”

THE SPA AT CHETOLA RESORT

The Spa at Chetola Resort offers massages, facials, cosmetic applications, nail treatments and teeth whitening procedures. Try the Spa Sampler package, a Couples Massage, Makeup Application, Peel Infusion or Swan Body Wrap. Relax in the Swan Juice Bar or Relaxation Room. The Spa is open to the public and features the Osmosis Skin Care Line and Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup. Open daily, year-round. 153 Evergreen Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-5531 • www.spaatchetola.com • See ad on page 41

SPA AT CRESTWOOD

Located at Crestwood Resort and Spa on beautiful Shulls Mill Road, we offer a broad range of body enrichment services including massages, facials as well as fitness classes. Guests can take advantage of the indoor pool, sauna, steam room, cardio fitness center and tennis courts during their visit. Open daily year-round and open to the public. 3236 Shulls Mill Road, Boone • 828-963-6646 • www.crestwoodnc.com

WESTGLOW RESORT & SPA

We are located just outside Blowing Rock, NC. We offer a full range of life enhancing programs to help you live life to its fullest potential. We’re prepared to assist our guests with all the factors of good health - diet, physical activity, and emotional well-being. Westglow Spa can become your private getaway for leisure, recreation & rejuvenation. 2845 US Highway 221 South, Blowing Rock •828-295-4463 • www.westglow.com • See ad below

The mountain’s #1 destination for infant and children’s books, games, gifts and toys... a grandparent’s paradise. Plus, outrageous cards, napkins, novelties, games and more for grownups. Our infamous Halloween Boo-tique opens in August.

100 WEST UNION

Fine Clothing and Sportswear for Gentlemen.

BLOWING ROCK

HARLEY DAVIDSON

Featuring men’s and ladies’ Harley logo clothing and accessories from designers such as Oakley Sunglasses, Corkcicle and more. Harley pet and baby too! Exclusive Blowing Rock Harley poker chips and T-shirts.

PLUS... SIX SEASONAL PAVILIONS

Featuring unique, specialty merchandise: jewelry, soaps, body creams & personal products, woven baskets, original fine art prints & photography, leisure wear from Barefoot Dreams and infant apparel. Offering Food and Refreshments in our Rear Courtyard! New, this Season: Blowing Rock Grilled Cheese Cafe!

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PLACES TO STAY

From humble beginnings in casual campsites and family homes, Blowing Rock grew to boast a variety of places to stay as it became more popular with tourists. The Hayes or Martin Houses, now hosting several businesses, were first used as boarding houses in the 1800s. As these boarding houses grew to capacity, larger hotels sprung up with a style exemplified by the historic Green Park Inn. Today, whether visitors are looking for historic inns, grand resorts, cottages, cabins, B&Bs or cozy hotels, the village has a wealth of friendly businesses who want to enhance and enrich your stay in the area.

BED & BREAKFASTS BOB TIMBERLAKE INN AT CHETOLA

The Bob Timberlake Inn at Chetola Resort is an elegant, unique eight room Bed and Breakfast located in Chetola’s Manor House Estate Home. You will be cared for by our personal innkeeper who services the inn’s select eight rooms. With a personal pantry, nightly wine and cheese hour, private parlor and library, and exclusive entry, no detail has been left untouched. The Manor House features, of course, are the Bob Timberlake furniture, artwork, accessories, and mementos Bob has personally selected to adorn the Inn. Each of the eight rooms is distinctly unique, designed to reflect the time period of the 1920s to the 1940s, bathed in color schemes of rich golds and neutral tones. The Inn truly is a blend of historic elegance and modern day Bob Timberlake style. 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-5500 • www.chetola.com • See ad on page 41

GIDEON RIDGE INN

A secluded Bed & Breakfast Inn. Ten guest rooms, all with private baths overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open all year. Innkeepers-Cobb and Cindy Milner. 202 Gideon Ridge Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3644 • www.gideonridge.com • See ad on page 65

MAST FARM INN

Historic Farmhouse, Cottage & Cabin Lodging, Invigorating Retreats & Workshops, Memorable Elopements, Weddings & Honeymoons. The Mast Farm Inn is an awardwinning historic country inn, in the Valle Crucis Historical District of North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. The Mast Farm Inn is a Historic Hotels of America hotel, a Select Registry Inn, and is on The National Register of Historic Places. 2543 Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis • 828-663-5857 • www.themastfarminn.com

CABINS & VACATION RENTALS A BEAR’S DEN AT TIMBER RIDGE

A Bear’s Den Cabin is perfect for your family vacation or mountain getaway. Conveniently located between Blowing Rock and Boone, you’ll enjoy hiking and biking trails on the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway. 107 Apple Ridge Lane, Blowing Rock • 704-258-4665 • www.abearsden.com

A STONE’S THROW

This Diamond Property is a very quaint & rustic cottage in the heart of Blowing Rock across from the Ragged Garden on Sunset Drive. Walking distance to the park & all of the shops / restaurants on Main Street. Very peaceful yet in the middle of it all! The house is 3BR, 2 Bath with a queen fold out sofa. Our barnwood interiors, original wood floors, gas fire logs and homemade cherry slabs offer a cozy yet rustic/contemporary, artsy feel. The inviting yard and location offer a very homey experience with cozy pubs, bars and restaurants 50 feet away. 250 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 919-606-4547 • www.blowingrockrentals.com • See ad on page 46

ADA’S COTTAGES OF BLOWING ROCK

Located between Historic Green Park Inn and Blue Ridge Parkway, and near Blowing Rock Golf and Country Club. Easy year round access, close to shopping and parks in the quaint Village of Blowing Rock. En-oy private gardens, view of Grandfather Mountain and beautiful mountain sunsets from this newly renovated two bedroom, two bath home. Your home away from home! Sleeps 6. Totally furnished. Telephone Ada for your next vacation to the mountains! 1743 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-266-2111 • www.vrbo.com/335490

ANDERSON MOUNTAIN RENTALS

Family owned business offering that personal touch! Completely furnished, clean and cozy romantic getaways and spacious family retreats featuring views, hot tubs, riverfronts, tennis, and swimming. Cabins and chalets near hiking, biking and/or skiing. Visit our web site for exterior and interior pictures of our cabins as well as detailed information. 184 N. Water Street, Suite 13, Blowing Rock • 828-262-0043 • 828-262-1004 • www.rentourcabins.com

ANTLER RIDGE

Nestled within walking distance of downtown Blowing Rock and Moses Cone National park, this spacious 3,000 foot home is secluded yet close to amenities such as indoor pool. Upscale with all of the extras: whirlpool, 3 TV’s, DVD, gas grill, porches with rocking chairs, fire pit, stone fireplace, soaring 20 foot cedar ceilings and beautiful landscaping. This gorgeous 4 bedroom resort vacation home is perfect for your vacation. Sleeps 10. 704-525-4548 • www.mountain-resort.net

BLOWING ROCK PROPERTIES

Thorough, experienced professionals specializing in choice properties, private estates, acreage tracts, development/commercial properties, view lots and log cabins. Member of MLS, Avery/Watauga Board of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Located on the corner of Main and Sunset--across from the park. 1059 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9200 • www.blowingrockproperties.com

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Quaint log cabins or grand mountain lodges, glorious views or total seclusion, intown convenience or a hiker’s paradise near Pisgah Forest, we simply offer the best in mountain resort accommodations and sales. Our full-time staff is dedicated to making your experience the best ever! Our homes and rates are easy to see on our website--or call us for a personal consultation with our vacation specialists. Looking for a perfect mountain retreat or or private home site? We can help! 232 Ransom Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9899 • www.blowingrockresortrentals.com 39


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BLUE BEAR MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND

Now offering tipi and cabin rentals along with rustic, remote, private tent and RV camping. Just north of Boone on 155 acres of pristine mountain land. The number of sites is limited for a secluded experience. Hiking, fishing, private bath house, just a few miles from the New River. Come see us! 196 Blue Bear Mountain Road, Todd • 828-406-4226 • www.BlueBearMountain.com

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN RENTALS, INC

A large selection of over 190 vacation homes is awaiting you here in the NC Mountains! We offer a delightful selection of privately owned upscale homes in the Blowing Rock & Boone areas. You can view our vacation homes on our website - complete with pictures, rates and amenities. We’ll see you soon. 7595 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7400 • www.blueridgerentals.com• See ad on this page

BOONE CABIN RENTALS

Pleasant, quaint and clean describes our mountain cabins and cottages. Located on 105 South in Boone, NC. Minutes from Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and all other High Country attractions. The cabins and cottages are fully furnished with kitchens equipped with all the necessary essentials. Washer, dryer, cable tv, vcr, fireplace, air conditioners, telephone, gas grills, ceiling fans and beautiful hardwood floors. Jacuzzi available to all guests. Our homes are number one when it comes to clean! We guarantee! 1460 Snaggy Mountain Boulevard, Boone • 828-262-0978 • www.boonecabins.com

BULL N’ BEAR

This Diamond Property has been completely renovated to meet the standards of “a cut above”. Bull n’ Bear is brand new, renovated inside and out in 2017. There is a lower unit, “Bull” and an upper unit, “Bear.” “Bull,” the lower unit, has 2 bedrooms and two baths. The master has a king bed with an en suite bath. The second bedroom has two twin beds and a hall bath. Each unit is equipped with a washer, dryer, full kitchen, dinette, living room and fireplace. The outdoor seating area has a gas grill, plenty of seating, “dancing” ceiling fans, and a large gas fireplace. Step outside and take ten steps to Main Street and all the shops and restaurants. 131 Morris Street, Blowing Rock • 919-606-4547 • www.BlowingRockRentals.com • See ad on page 46

CAROLINA CABIN RENTALS

Offering a broad selection of vacation cabin rentals in Blowing Rock, Boone, Banner Elk and Beech Mountain with lots of pictures, updated calendars, and bookable online. 491 George Wilson Road, Boone • 828-295-6000 • www.CarolinaCabinRentals.com

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Southern Living Magazine says Chetola Resort is “one of the best stays in the Blue Ridge.” Chetola’s accommodations include Chetola Lodge condominiums ranging from one to four bedrooms and the historic Bob Timberlake Inn. We are the only Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge in North Carolina. Enjoy massage therapy, recreation center, kid’s camp & more. Year round events include the Symphony by the Lake and the Blowing Rock WinterFest Polar Plunge. 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock • www.chetola.com • See ad on page 41

ACCOMMODATIONS

Chetola Lodge  Bob Timberlake Inn  1-4 Bedroom Condominiums

TIMBERLAKE’S RESTAURANT     

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Daily Sunday Brunch Fri & Sat Bonfires, Thurs Night Oysters, Live Music Monthly Wine Dinners Voted #2 on VisitNC’s “List of 15 of North Carolina’s Coziest Spots to Eat and Drink”

SPA AT CHETOLA

Massages  Facials  Hair Salon  Makeup

SPORTING RESERVE

Sporting Clays  Pistol and Rifle Range  Archery Range Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Float & Wade Trips Open to Chetola Guests and Members Ideal for Families and Team Building Events

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FALL CREEK CABINS

Located 12 miles East of Boone, near Deep Gap/Blue Ridge Parkway. Create lasting memories in your own private log cabin. Enjoy a secluded country setting with numerous amenities, romance by the stone fireplace and pamper yourself in your private bubbling hot tub. Nature lovers will enjoy our rushing trout stream, creeks cascading over rock faces, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife. Ideal for honeymoons, special celebrations, get-a-ways and family vacations. High Speed Wireless Internet. Call for free brochure. Open year-round. Boone Area • 336-877-3131 • www.rentcabinsboonenc.com

FOSCOE RENTALS

Offering the finest in vacation rental properties in the North Carolina High Country, all centrally located to Banner Elk, Boone, and Blowing Rock. Log cabins, new resort condos, and vacation homes, many with views, hot tubs, fireplaces, trout fishing, hiking, fitness center; all fully furnished and equipped. Group meeting space also available. View multiple photos of all units, check availability, and book your reservation online. 133 Echota Parkway, Boone • 828-963-7600 • www.foscoerentals.com

JENKINS RENTALS

Vacation in the best log cabins, condos, and mountain homes located at the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Cool breezes, beautiful sunsets, easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking, fishing, Tweetsie Railroad, and Grandfather Mountain. Your mountain vacation starts here, talk to an experienced memory maker and plan your escape today. 452 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9886 • www.jenkinsrentals.com • See ad below

LEATHERWOOD MOUNTAINS

Leatherwood Mountains is a premier gated vacation resort & residential community centrally located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina near Boone & Blowing Rock. The pristine wilderness, 100 miles of horse & hiking trails and views that go on forever and will steal your heart. 512 Meadow Road, Ferguson • 336-973-5044 • www.leatherwoodmountains.com • See ad on previous page

LEDFORD HOUSE

Newly decorated! Kitchen, large den, 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, 1 large bedroom with king. TVs in 2 bedrooms and den. 2 1/2 bathrooms, washer & dryer, air conditioned, large rock patio with tables, chairs and rock fireplace. Decks with a picnic table on side of house. 1 1/2 blocks from town. 291 Ransom Street, Blowing Rock • 336-838-2282

MOUNT SINAI CABIN

True mountaintop experience between Blowing Rock/Boone, one mile from Parkway. Energy-efficient cabin built in 2009. Nicely furnished, sleeps 9. Three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, lovely great room, cathedral ceiling, fireplace, covered porch with view of rolling hills and Appalachian Ski Mountain. 1673 Friendship Church Road, Boone • 704-361-9727 • www.vrbo.com/280893

HASTINGS HOUSE

A haven of rest in downtown Blowing Rock. Upscale and spacious. Overlooks The Village of Blowing Rock. Walk to Main Street. Two master bedrooms with baths, large open great room with cathedral ceiling, picture windows, fully equipped kitchen, covered porch, decks, garage. Fully furnished. Sleeps 7. Attached one bedroom cozy furnished apartment with private entrance. Can be leased with house or separately. Pet and smoke free. Tom and Kay Hastings, owners. 104 Rainey Street, Blowing Rock • 704-542-3676 • www.hastings-house.com

HEART OF BLOWING ROCK - 945 MAIN

A quiet, happy little place right in the heart of Blowing Rock. This quaint 1920’s brick home is right on Main Street! The house sleeps 6, has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a beautiful, newly remodeled interior. 945 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-719-8497 • www.vrbo.com/1247366 42

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MOUNTAINAIRE INN & LOG CABINS

A quaint and cozy Inn located in the heart of historic Blowing Rock. Come and stay in one of our eleven comfy and snug rooms, each decorated individually or one of our authentic mountain log cabins. Our romantic cabins also have Jacuzzis. Take a walk through our lovely garden with its charming yard art and local plants and trees, or relax in the outdoor living room complete with fire pit and listen to music. Located within walking distance to downtown Blowing Rock, with more cabins available within two miles of our downtown location. Appalachian State University and many area attractions are a short drive away. All rooms and cabins have free WiFi and flat screen TVs. 827 North Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7991 • www.mountainaireinn.com

RIDGEVIEW MANOR VACATION HOME RENTAL

Four levels, 9,500 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 7 ½ baths, absolutely stunning home designed by renowned Southern architect, Bobby McAlpine. Situated on 12.74 serene and private acres, this truly magnificent estate has a large lap pool and cabana overlooking beautiful mountain views, 2 large master suites, 3rd level “kids bedrooms,” large basement with 2 king bedrooms, theater room and sauna. Quality exudes from this extremely refined home with ash floors, 13’ Cypress ceilings and windows everywhere to enjoy the views and so much beautiful sunlight! 919-630-4536 • www.vrbo.com/280084ha

RIVERSIDE LOG CABIN RENTALS

Looking for a different place to stay here in the High Country? Try Riverside Log Cabin Rentals. Located between Blowing Rock and Boone. Just minutes away from ski slopes, great shopping, golf, area attractions, five star dining, Blue Ridge Parkway, fishing and hiking. Cabins are furnished with linens, cookware, dishes, cable tv/HBO. Give us a call or come by and check us out. 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock • 828-263-0507

SUGA BEAR

This Diamond Property 3rd floor condo has been completely renovated to meet the standards of “a cut above.” Suga Bear has two bedrooms with en suite baths, complemented by beautiful furniture vanities, granite and top of the line bath fixtures. The kitchen features stainless appliances, granite counters and plenty of storage. Stackable washer and dryer make your stay a breeze. The large living room has a flat screen TV, gas fireplace and beautiful furnishings. Wood flooring throughout and the “Diamond touch” of bark and mountain trim make this property a great addition to our rental portfolio. If you need more bedrooms...Bear Hut I & II are located beside each other, in the same complex. 176 Royal Oaks Drive, Blowing Rock • 919-606-4547 • www.blowingrockrentals.com • See ad on page 46

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SUDDRETH COTTAGE

Restored 1920’s Arts and Crafts Bungalow, 3 bedroom, 3 bath. Sleeps 9. Original Stickley/Mission style furnishings. Artist/owner Norma Suddreth’s handmade wallpaper with flowers from gardens. All amenities. Pine floors. Wormy chestnut beamed ceilings and paneling. Wavy glass, windcatcher windows. Central fan. Spacious grounds beautifully landscaped. Cottage style gardens and walks. Private, yet in village center. Walk to downtown Blowing Rock, hikes. Offering history with today’s comforts. 818 North Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7400

SWISS MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

Log cabins and chalets available weekly. Fireplaces and kitchens. Daily rates available. Open all year. 2324 Flat Top Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3373 • www.swissmountain.com

ALPINE VILLAGE INN

HOTELS, INNS & LODGES

Open year-round. Off Main Street, nearby shops, restaurants and the park. Quaint, comfortable rooms and suites attractively furnished with antiques and collectibles. Cable tv, a/c, heat and phones. Some kings and queens with fireplaces and jacuzzis. Morning coffee, all major credit cards accepted. Charles & Katherine Smid, Innkeepers. 297 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7206 • www.alpine-village-inn.com • See ad below

AZALEA GARDEN INN

Located on North Main St. (business 321-221) on 1 1/2 acres of award winning gardens with decks, covered solarium, streams and waterwheel. Efficiency log cabin with natural fireplace. Spacious attractive guest rooms, each individually decorated. Within walking distance of downtown. All non-smoking rooms, king beds, cable tv, a/c and phones. All major credit cards accepted. Open April-October. No pets. 793 North Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3272 • www.azalea-garden-inn.com

SLOPESIDE LODGING

Year-round vacation rental. Newly furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath house at Appalachian Ski Mtn. Gas log fireplace, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, cable tv with vcr, phone, washer/dryer, wrap around deck. Sleeps 14. 940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7828 • www.appskimtn.com/plan-your-trip/slopeside-lodging/

STICKS N’ STONES

This Diamond Property is a newly-renovated duplex rental property just steps from Main Street. It’s conveniently located in the heart of town. The home is made up of a pair of graciously-appointed two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment features two full bathrooms - one with a combination tub and shower, the other with a stand-up shower and also features in-unit laundry. You’ll love cooking in the fully-equipped kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher, full-sized refrigerator, microwave, pots, pans, dishes, glasses and flatware. Living rooms feature plush leather furniture, flat-screen televisions and stone fireplaces. Central air-conditioning and heat ensure your comfort year-round, while tankless water heating promises long, hot showers. 252 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 919-606-4547 • www.blowingrockrentals.com • See ad on page 46 44

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BLOWING ROCK INN

We are just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, nestled on N. Main Street providing a brief stroll to the shops and restaurants. Our artistically designed rooms offer the choice of one king or two queen size beds. The one-bedroom villas feature fireplaces and kitchenettes. All units are non-smoking and offer cable TV, microwaves, refrigerators, A/C and electric heat, telephones, and hair dryers. No pets on premises. Open April-November. Visa, MasterCard, Amex. Ray & Melissa Pickett, Innkeepers. 788 North Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7921 • www.blowingrockinn.com

BLOWING ROCK VICTORIAN INN

The elegantly restored Victorian Inn hosts 5 unique large luxurious suites. Your personal Innkeeper/Owner Kim Brackett & staff will host your stay with personal touches and provide a large continental breakfast served on the veranda overlooking a private English Garden where you can relax and enjoy the wildlife and song birds. Located in the heart of the village, close enough to walk to the boutique shops, galleries and restaurants for which this area is famous. Open year-round. Amenities ~ private entrances, fireplaces, Wi-Fi, LED flat screens, coffee makers, and refrigerators. Several rooms have 2 person whirlpools. 242 Ransom Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-0034 • www.thevictorianinnblowingrock.com • See ad on this page

BOXWOOD LODGE

Our charming and one-of-a-kind boutique hotel is just a quick walk from downtown Blowing Rock. Our comfortable rooms all have their own unique touch. Relax in our rustic log cabin while enjoying the fireplace with loved ones or enjoy our spacious queen suite with ample room for the whole family. Enjoy one of our king suites with a balcony and whirlpool. Cable television, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, wireless internet and parking are just some of the amenities included in your stay. Smoke-free & pet friendly. Open year-round. 671 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9984 • www.boxwoodlodge.com

CHETOLA RESORT

Southern Living Magazine says Chetola Resort is “one of the best stays in the Blue Ridge.” Chetola’s accommodations include Chetola Lodge condominiums ranging from one to four bedrooms and the historic Bob Timberlake Inn. We are the only Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge in North Carolina. Enjoy massage therapy, recreation center, kid’s camp & more. Year round events include the Symphony by the Lake and the Blowing Rock WinterFest Polar Plunge. 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock • www.chetola.com • See ad on page 41

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Situated on a mountain bluff above Lake Chetola, surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and located just one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway and downtown Blowing Rock. Most rooms and suites have amazing mountain and lake views. Lodging accommodations are spacious and include Wireless Internet, mini refrigerators, and coffee makers. Fireplaces, full kitchens and Jacuzzi hot tubs are available in some rooms and suites. A light continental breakfast is served at 8:00 in the lobby lodge. 116 Lakeview Terrace, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9596 • www.cliffdwellers.com 47


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COMFORT SUITES - BOONE

The area’s newest luxury hotel. Our property was designed with the traveler in mind. Whether corporate or leisure, we guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied. Each suite includes a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee, data ports, sleeper sofa, fullsize iron & ironing board, hairdryer and a sitting/work area. Indoor heated pool, exercise room, meeting space, fitness room and a deluxe complimentary continental breakfast served daily. 1184 Highway 105, Boone • 828-268-0099 • www.hgmhotels.com

COUNTRY INN & SUITES

Surrounded by fantastic Blue Ridge Mountain views and unsurpassed scenery, the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Boone, NC offers guests the best in service, location and value. Take advantage of on-site amenities like the complimentary, hot “Be Our Guest” breakfast buffet, indoor pool and free WiFi. 818 East King Street, Boone • 828-264-4234 • www.countryinns.com/boone-hotel-nc-28607/ncboone

Celebrating 127 Years!

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

Boone’s Premier Hotel featuring 95 guestrooms and 5 suites. Bistro Restaurant serving breakfast/dinner. Full bar and Starbucks. Indoor pool & hot tub. Large fitness center, free wireless internet. 1050 Highway 105, Boone • 828-265-7676 • www.marriott.com/hkybn

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES

Always fresh, always clean, our guest rooms are full of thoughtful amenities. You can enjoy our exercise room or relax in our indoor pool. Meeting space for seating up to 100 theatre style and 60 classroom style. Two boardrooms available with seating for 12. 2060 Blowing Rock Road, Boone • 828-268-0677 • www.hgmhotels.com

HEMLOCK INN

9239 Valley Boulevard Blowing Rock, NC 28605 828-414-9230

Complimentary Full Breakfast

On Site Restaurant and Tavern Complimentary Wifi Free Parking Nightly Turndown Service Seasonal Music on the Veranda

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“A Blowing Rock Tradition” Open all year. One of downtown’s best locations. One building off main street, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and city park. Kings, queens and doubles are available. A handicap accessible room is also available. All rooms have color cable TV, a/c, telephones, microwaves, small refrigerators and coffee pots, also wifi available. Some rooms have fully equipped kitchens. Gazebo with sitting area and fountain outside. All rooms are non-smoking, no pets allowed. Discover the magic of Blowing Rock with a relaxing stay at the beautiful Hemlock Inn. 134 Morris Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7987 • www.hemlockinn.net • See ad to the right

HIDDEN VALLEY MOTEL

We are a small mom and pop motel in the Foscoe Valley. Enjoy birds, blooms and butterflies in our country garden. Clean, attractive rooms. Convenient to area towns and attractions. 8725 NC Highway 105, South Foscoe • 828-963-4372 • www.hiddenvalleymotel.com 49


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HILLWINDS INN

Located in the heart of the Village of Blowing Rock. Only a short walk to Main Street. Accommodations include guestrooms, suites and cottages, some with fireplaces, full kitchens, Jacuzzis and 30 inch flat screen televisions. Some rooms are pet friendly. Meeting and banquet facilities available. Complimentary continental breakfast and a wine & cheese reception served daily. Open year round. Hillwinds Inn is owned and operated by The Village Inns of Blowing Rock. 315 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7660 • www.thevillageinnsofblowingrock.com

HOMESTEAD INN

The historic mountain retreat nestled in the heart of the village, 1/2 block off Main Street in a stunning garden. 15 non-smoking, newly remodeled, spacious King and double queen deluxe fireplace/jacuzzi rooms and standard rooms. Individually decorated, handmade quilts, fine furnishings, updated private bathrooms. All cottage style rooms include flatscreen TV with DVD, fridge, micro, coffee maker, hairdryers, free local calls and free WIFI. morning coffee, hot chocolate, special teas and cider. Breakfast baskets, wine/cheese, romance baskets available. Open year round, very affordable rates! SunThurs discount. Robert and Caroline Valet, Innkeepers since 1995. 153 Morris Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9559 • www.homestead-inn.com • See ad on page 45

HISTORIC GREEN PARK INN

This sprawling Victorian hotel is the newest old hotel in the High Country. First opened in 1891, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Grand Dame of the south was extensively refurbished and restored in the fall of 2010. Dine in our charming restaurant, The Chestnut Grille, or relax in the Divide Tavern, serving classic cocktails. 9239 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-8441 • www.greenparkinn.com • See ad on page 48

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BLOWING ROCK SOUTH

Our beautiful newly renovated rooms include two queen beds, one king bed, as well as deluxe rooms all with flat-screen HDTVs, microwaves and refrigerators. Stop by in the morning to enjoy our complimentary Smart Start Hot Breakfast. Available every day, the breakfast bar offers our world famous cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon, gravy biscuits and more! We also have an indoor heated pool, fitness center and business center all available to our guests. 8412 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4422 • www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/blowing-rock/boorn/hoteldetail

THE HORTON HOTEL

Boone’s only boutique hotel and rooftop lounge, boasting modern décor and a down to earth, local vibe. Our 15 uniquely decorated guest rooms feature the comfort of Kingsdown mattresses and special amenities. Our intimate space is infused with beautifully handcrafted designs, referencing the story of our building and its original owner, Walter Horton. Our luxurious suites overlook King St and downtown Boone and we have a few pet-friendly rooms for those who love to travel with their pups. Many of Boone’s popular local restaurants, retail stores, and the Appalachian State campus are within walking distance, right outside our doors. Room rates include our complimentary artisan breakfast bar and free parking in downtown Boone. 611 West King Street, Boone • 828-832-8060 • www.thehorton.com

THE INN AT CRESTWOOD

A short stroll to your favorite shops and restaurants 711 Main Street Downtown Blowing Rock, NC

Each guest room, suite and cottage is uniquely designed with the ultimate mountain experience in mind featuring private terraces, whirlpool baths, gas-log fireplaces and amenities such as afternoon wine and cheese, continental breakfast, turn down services and more. Enjoy unforgettable views, distinctive dining and relaxing spa services in one harmonious setting. 3236 Shulls Mill Road, Boone • 828-963-6646 • www.crestwoodnc.com 50

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THE INN AT RAGGED GARDENS

Walk to town from the century old arts and crafts style inn. Eleven rooms and two cottages rest on an acre of manicured lawns and gardens. Offering all modern conveniences. Amenities include complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres and breakfast, the perfect balance for your mountain experience. 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9703 • www.ragged-gardens.com • See ad on this page

LA QUINTA

Nestled in a prime area, our beautiful mountain lodge is the perfect headquarters for your vacation. Feast your eyes on spectacular views of the tranquil Appalachian Mountains just outside our Boone hotel. We’re a stone’s throw from great hiking, fishing, rafting, skiing and other outdoor activities. After a day of outdoor adventure, return to La Quinta Inn & Suites and unwind in our heated swimming pool and soothing whirlpool. Escape your everyday worries by relaxing next to your in-room fireplace. Bright Side Breakfast featuring delicious hot and cold treats. 165 Hwy 105 Extension, Boone • 828-262-1234 • www.laquintaboone.com

MEADOWBROOK INN & SUITES

“...Great customer ambience and true hospitality,” is how Treasures of North Carolina describes this 62-room hotel. The indoor pool, fitness center, free high-speed internet, complimentary breakfast and one-block walk to the center of downtown are as convenient as they are fun. Plenty of parking, banquet service, and meeting and event rooms can accommodate up to 300 people. 711 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4300 • www.meadowbrook-inn.com • See ad on page 51

MOUNTAINAIRE INN & LOG CABINS

A quaint and cozy Inn located in the heart of historic Blowing Rock. Come and stay in one of our 11 comfy and snug rooms, each decorated individually or one of our authentic mountain log cabins. Our romantic cabins also have Jacuzzis. Take a walk through our lovely garden with its charming yard art and local plants and trees, or relax in the outdoor living room complete with fire pit and listen to music. Located within walking distance to downtown Blowing Rock, with more cabins available within two miles of our downtown location. Appalachian State University and many area attractions are a short drive away. All rooms and cabins have free WiFi and flat screen TVs. 827 North Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7991 • www.mountainaireinn.com

QUALITY INN & SUITES UNIVERSITYBOONE

Located just 8 miles from downtown Blowing Rock the Quality Inn and Suites offers free hot breakfast buffet, parking, wifi and an indoor pool. Conveniently located for all local shopping, dining and attractions. Meeting rooms available for up to 75 people for any special event. Pet friendly. 840 East King Street, Boone • 828-266-1100 • www.choicehotels.com/north-carolina/ boone/quality-inn-hotels/nc790

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RIDGEWAY INN

Located in the heart of the Village of Blowing Rock. Only a short walk to Main Street. All rooms have color televisions, refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee makers, and hair dryers. Accommodations include suites and cottages, some with fireplaces, kitchenettes, Jacuzzis and 36 inch flat screen televisions. Complimentary continental breakfast and a wine and cheese reception daily. Open year-round. The Ridgeway Inn is owned and operated by The Village Inns of Blowing Rock. 131 Yonalossee Rd, hwy 221 • 828-295-7321 • www.thevillageinnsofblowingrock.com

SLEEP INN

Every room at the Sleep Inn® hotel in Boone is a simply stylish sanctuary designed for a happy night’s sleep. We’re conveniently located near Appalachian Ski Mountain, Appalachian State University and downtown Boone. 163 Hwy 105 Extension, Boone • 828-262-0020 • www.choicehotels.com/north-carolina/boone/sleep-inn-hotels/nc514

THE VILLAGE INN OF BLOWING ROCK

Only a short walk to Main Street. Totally renovated guest rooms, suites and cottages, some with fireplaces, kitchenettes, Jacuzzis and 36 inch flat screen televisions. All rooms have private decks, some with hot tubs. Complimentary continental breakfast and a wine and cheese reception daily. Open year-round. 7876 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3380 • www.thevillageinnsofblowingrock.com

ZAP FITNESS

Offers adult running vacations and other sports programs during the summer months. The facility is open year-round for individual and private group rentals. We offer a weight room, cardiovascular equipment, jacuzzi, lounge and lodge for up to 24 people as well as meals cooked by one of the area’s greatest chefs and access to all the activities of Boone and Blowing Rock. Located 3 miles from Blowing Rock on 65 beautiful acres in the Blackberry Valley. 9560 Blackberry Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-6198 • www.zapfitness.com

CONFERENCE CENTERS & RETREATS THE ART OF LIVING RETREAT CENTER

Blue Heaven offers 8 unique venues for groups of 15 to 3,000. 208 rooms set on 380 acres provide rest with great mountain views. Dining, a banquet hall and spa are available onsite. 639 Whispering Hills Road, Boone • 828-263-4910 • www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org• See ad on page 56 The Blowing Rock Conference Center is a year-round retreat and conference facility serving a wide range of religious, educational, and nonprofit institutions. With 51 hotel rooms, 4 cottages, and 124 additional youth beds, Blowing Rock Conference Center can host groups up to 250 individuals. There are seven meeting rooms, lounge areas, fireplaces, an outstanding dining facility, a seasonal pool, high and low ropes courses, indoor climbing wall, gymnasium, and beautiful grounds for walking or just enjoying the view. Our facilities enable us to uniquely meet a wide range of group needs. Please visit us at www.brccenter.org. 828-295-7813

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BLOWING ROCK CONFERENCE CENTER

A year round retreat and conference facility serving a wide range of religious, educational and not for profit institutions. With 51 hotel rooms, 3 cottages, and 124 additional youth lodge beds, we can host groups of up to 250 individuals. There are seven meeting rooms, lounge areas, fireplaces, and outstanding dining facility, a seasonal pool, indoor and outdoor adventure-based program equipment, a gymnasium, beautiful grounds for walking or just sitting and enjoying the view. 1818 Goforth Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7813 • www.brccenter.org • See ad on page 53

MEADOWBROOK INN & SUITES

“...Great customer ambience and true hospitality,” is how Treasures of North Carolina describes this 62-room hotel. The indoor pool, fitness center, free high-speed internet, complimentary breakfast and one-block walk to the center of downtown are as convenient as they are fun. Plenty of parking, banquet service, and meeting and event rooms can accommodate up to 300 people. 711 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4300 • www.meadowbrook-inn.com

SKY RETREAT

Offering a wide range of activities ranging from the ultimate rush of paragliding to the elegant art of ballroom dancing, conveniently located just one mile off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Experience the magic of the mountains in the comfort of your own log cabin. Explore the Mountains to Sea Trail just steps outside your door, fly high in the sky on a tandem paragliding ride, dance under the stars and feel the thrill of adventurous mountain biking and river sports! 432 Cascade Drive, Purlear • 336-973-0444 • www.theskyretreat.com

CAMPGROUNDS BLUE BEAR MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND

Now offering tipi and cabin rentals along with rustic, remote, private tent and RV camping. Just north of Boone on 155 acres of pristine mountain land. The number of sites is limited for a secluded experience. Hiking, fishing, private bath house, just a few miles from the New River. Come see us! 196 Blue Bear Mountain Road, Todd • 828-406-4226 • www.BlueBearMountain.com

FLINTLOCK CAMPGROUND

One mile from Boone city limits on Hwy 105. Sites for trailers, pop-ups and tents. Sleeping cabins. Cable tv, shade, stream through campground, fishing, playground, recreation room, camp store, campfires, hot showers, laundry. Pets with leashes. Open April 1-November 1. 171 Flintlock Campground Drive • NC Highway 105, Boone • 828-963-5325 • www.flintlockcampground.com

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND

Open year-round. Complete camping & RV facilities, including fully furnished cabin rentals, on slope of Grandfather Mountain bordered by Watauga River at an elevation of 3200 ft. We are within 15 miles of all major area attractions and ski resorts. Full hookup sites; primitive tent sites; cabin rentals; one camping cabin. Three bathhouses with hot showers. Camp store, firewood, ice, laundry, pay phone, hiking trails and playground. Pets allowed on leash in campground, but not in cabin rentals. Highway 105, Foscoe • 828-963-7275 • www.grandfatherrv.com

RESORTS CHETOLA RESORT (ALSO A CONFERENCE CENTER)

Southern Living Magazine says Chetola Resort is “one of the best stays in the Blue Ridge.” Chetola’s accommodations include Chetola Lodge condominiums ranging from one to four bedrooms and the historic Bob Timberlake Inn. We are the only Orvis endorsed fly fishing lodge in North Carolina. Enjoy massage therapy, recreation center, kid’s camp & more. Year round events include the Symphony by the Lake and the Blowing Rock WinterFest Polar Plunge. 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock • www.chetola.com • See ad on page 41

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HOUND EARS LODGE & CLUB

A 750-acre luxury resort and residential community tucked away in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Within the community are private homes, condominium units, a central clubhouse, 18-hole golf course, 6 tennis courts, heated pool and one of North Carolina’s finest Mobile Four Star Resorts with 29 guest rooms. Also available are home and condominium rentals, golf and tennis packages. 328 Shulls Mill Road, Boone • 828-963-2123 • www.houndears.com

JEFFERSON LANDING CLUB

Jefferson Landing is a gated mountain resort community that offers an award winning golf course, exceptional dining and beautiful accommodations. Nestled on the New River, Jefferson Landing is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. 184 West Landing Drive, Jefferson • 336-982-4449 • www.visitjeffersonlanding.com

WESTGLOW RESORT & SPA

Westglow Spa is located just outside Blowing Rock, NC. We offer a full range of life enhancing programs to help you live life to its fullest potential. We’re prepared to assist our guests with all the factors of good health - diet, physical activity, and emotional well being. In short, Westglow Spa can become your private getaway for leisure, recreation and rejuvenation. 2845 US Hwy 221 South, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4463 • www.westglow.com 54

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PLACES TO EAT From the early days, Blowing Rock has been a culinary desination. Our local, award-winning chefs display constant creativity and passion through their food. They are committed to providing both local customers and first-time visitors with thoughtful, delicious dishes. Each day can easily be crafted around which places you’d like to eat with restaurants easily accessible on Main Street in Blowing Rock as well as a short drive away sprinkled through Boone and Blowing Rock alike.

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ART OF OIL

Supporting local, sustainable agriculture and seasonal eating.

Anne’s Garden Kitchen cooks farm to table gourmet dishes. Order online @ Anne’s Garden Kitchen, @High Country Food Hub on Facebook, buy at J&M Produce, order from duvoisina@gmail.com or call 828.295.3035 • www.facebook.com/Annes.Garden.Kitchen • See ad on this page We are an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting gallery. With over 40 different traditional and flavored oil and vinegars to try on tap, Art of Oil is a great place for connoisseurs, those new to cooking and those just looking for a unique gift. We also carry bread, pasta, wine, as well as local art and jewelry. Come by for a taste! Shoppes at Shadowline • 240 Shadowline Drive A-10, Boone • 828-355-9313 • www.theartofoil.com

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GOURMET TO GO CATERING

A full range of quality and innovative catering services.

BLOWING ROCK MARKET

ORDER ONLINE:

@Anne’s Garden Kitchen @High Country Food Hub

828.295.3035

A Blowing Rock Landmark offering wines, craft beers, gourmet grocery and Boars Head deli. Enjoy the streetside dining or get a picnic to-go. Serving locally roasted coffee, Stick Boy pastries, Ashe County Cheese, cigars, wine and craft beer. 990 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9322 • www.blowingrockmarkets.com

C.R. CATERING VENUE AT BOONE GOLF COURSE

We provide fresh, distinctive food & quality service for each and every event. We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions, and regularly prepare vegetarian, glutenfree and vegan meals. North Carolina’s freshest seafood, and the finest locally grown vegetables appear regularly on our custom designed catering menus. 433 Fairway Drive, Boone • 828-406-7721 • www.crcateringco.com

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Personal catering service by Chef Aidan Waite. I can come into your home and cook for up to 20 people. Just pick your favorite cuisines and I will create a menu just for you. 704-399-1181 57


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MARMALADE

Our hands on approach allows for a varied and creative menu for your catered event. Call or email us with your budget and food preferences, and we will assist you in creating the ultimate experience. We bring “Affordable Catering for Foodies!” 118 West Main Street, Mountain City • 423-220-7855 • www.frugalgourmetcatering.com

MOONDANCE CATERING

STICK BOY BREAD COMPANY

Specializing in southern gourmet food since 1999. Events we cater include but are not limited to: business luncheons, real estate open houses, private dinners or hors d’ oeuvres parties, small weddings, and business grand openings. We tailor the menu to exactly what you want! 828-264-6095 • www.moondancecateringnc.com Reid’s Cafe is the most recent labor of love from Tina Houston, owner of Reid’s Catering Co. which has been established here in the High Country for the past 16 years. Our Cafe serves handcrafted regional favorites, lunch & dinner. 4004 NC Highway 105 S, Suite 8, Box 1, Banner Elk • 828-268-9600 • www.reidscafeandcatering.com

If you are looking for a real bakery and coffee shop, you don’t have to look far. Stick Boy offers fresh breads, pastries, and desserts along with a full espresso bar and real fruit smoothies. Come in for a cinnamon roll and cappucino in the morning or try our focaccia bread for lunch. Open Mon-Fri 7am to 6:30pm and Saturday from 7am to 5:30pm. 345 Hardin Street, Boone • 828-268-9900 • www.stickboybread.com

SUNSET & VINE

THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE

REID’S CAFE & CATERING

Sunset & Vine, formerly known as Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, is located at the corner of Sunset Drive and Main Street. We hand select each wine to reflect the best taste and value of each wine region locally and around the world. Daily tasting flights are offered. Relax with a wine and cheese tasting, and pick out the perfect accessory! 150 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9111 • www.christopherswineandcheese.com

COFFEE, TEA, ICE CREAM & BAKED GOODS THE BACKSTREET BAKERY

This sweet retreat in Blowing Rock specializes in made from scratch Italian bread, cinnamon buns and other pastries, pies and much more. The Backstreet Bakery also offers Wicked Joe organic coffee. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. Closed Mondays. 1107 Main Street, Suite B, Blowing Rock • 828-434-8629 • www.thebackstreetybakerync.com

Fine Teas • Custom Spice Blends Gourmet Salts & Sugars

FRUGAL GOURMET CATERING

Petali Teas is handcrafted - no machines are used to produce the tea blends. The style is artisan, using full leaves, fruits, nuts, barks, roots, flower petals, yerba mate, rooibos and a myriad of tea shapes, sizes and varieties. Our flavorings and essences are the best quality available so each cup is a delicious experience. 159 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 740-816-1500 • www.petaliteas.com

Blowing Rock Square, 321 bypass. Full-service grocery includes deli and bakery. Open every day. 7533 Valley Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7585 • www.foodlion.com

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Blowing Rock

1087 Main Street, Unit 4 Blowing Rock, NC | 828-372-7070 spiceandtea.com/blowingrock facebook.com/TSTEBlowingRock

The Spice & Tea Exchange offers guests a gourmet shopping experience filled with unique gifts and culinary delights. Shop over 120 spices, over 70 hand-mixed spice blends, 12 naturally-flavored sugars, 24 salts, 30 exotic teas, gifts and accessories. 1087-4 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-372-7070 • www.spiceandtea.com/blowing-rock • See ad on this page

RESTAURANTS BEST CELLAR

A favorite among locals and visitors, since 1975. Along with nightly specials we offer fresh seafood, beef, rack of lamb and roast duckling. We feature an extensive wine list and private cellar. Open year-round with valet service. Reservations requested. An experience to remember! Thurs thru Mon, Dinner service only beginning at 5:30pm. 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3466 • www.ragged-gardens.com • See ad on page 52

BISTRO ROCA

Come visit our coffee roastery right on Main Street! Plus Wi-Fi, comfy seating, locally made treats and grub, place for kids, whole bean coffee, specialty teas, smoothies, and frappes! Our hours are Monday through Thursday 7am-5:30pm & Friday through Sunday 7am-6pm. 921 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-372-2070 • www.camproast.com

Experience Southern-inflected American bistro fare in the fully-renovated, legendary Antlers Bar. Seasonal menus & local ingredients come together in memorable dishes enjoyed amidst roaring fireplaces, our open-air patio, and the rustic comfort of wood, leather & stone. Upscale cuisine in casual surroundings to delight your palate. 143 Wonderland Trail, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4008 • www.bistroroca.com • See ad on page 60

KILWIN’S CHOCOLATES

BLOWING ROCK BREWING COMPANY

CAMP COFFEE ROASTERS

Handmade chocolates, fudge made fresh on marble tables. Waffle cones and gourmet ice cream made in our shop. Located on South Main Street and in Shoppes on the Parkway. We ship treats for all occasions! 1103 Main Street & Tanger Shoppes, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3088 (Main Street) • 828-295-4805 (Tanger) • www.kilwins.com 58

The Blowing Rock Brewery and Ale House Restaurant are located in downtown Blowing Rock. Our state-of-the-art facility offers a wide variety of mountain artisan craft beer. The Blowing Rock Ale House Restaurant offers a local, seasonal menu that both compliments and incorporates our brews. 152 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9600 • www.blowingrockbrewing.com 59


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Casa Rustica has been serving Boone for over 30 years as the premier choice for fine Italian dining. From our Certified Angus beef filet to our homemade tiramisu, one is sure to find something to please the palate. 1348 Highway 105, Boone • 828-262-5128 • www.casarustica1981.com

CHESTNUT GRILLE AT GREEN PARK INN

Taking local and sustainable to new heights, the Chestnut Grille maintains its own 1/3 acre garden on site, which supplies the kitchen with a variety of vegetables and herbs throughout the summer and fall seasons, and offers dishes that are unique, yet familiar, in a warm, approachable and casual setting. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free guests will find the menu and restaurant accommodating. The Chestnut Grille offers an extensive and thoughtful wine list along with a selection of craft beers. Sundays through December 31 are Locals Night, with live music, food and drink specials and discounts. Patio dining is offered seasonally. 9239 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9230 • www.greenparkinn.com • See ad on this page

CHICK-FIL-A

Serving the original chicken sandwich, chicken Chargrill sandwich, great salads, kid’s meals, desserts and our famous lemonade and sweet tea. Indoor playground. Open 6:30 am-10 pm Mon through Sat. Closed on Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas day. Follow us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/Chick-fil-A-of-Boone-86913545834/ 2082 Blowing Rock Road, Boone • 828-264-4660 • www.cfarestaurant.com/boone • See ad on this page

DIVIDE TAVERN

Located in the lobby of the Historic Green Park Inn, the Divide Tavern sits directly astride the Eastern Continental Divide. The Tavern offers unique pub fare, as well as pub classics with Chef inspired flare. Experience a less formal dining alternative while still enjoying creatively inspired fare, set in the ambiance of a bygone era. Local, craft and draft beers, seasonal drink specials such as the Basil Gin Gimlet, and the Cucumber Martini offer guests a tempting twist alongside classic cocktails, and an impressive selection of wine by the glass. 9239 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9230 • www.greenparkinn.com • See ad on page 62

FAMOUS TOASTERY

Our story began in 2005 in Huntersville, N.C. in a small house-turned-restaurant where best friends Brian Burchill and Robert Maynard opened their first breakfast spot. News of their fresh-made breakfasts and fun atmosphere spread. Serving new and loyal clients dishes such as made-from-scratch portabella mushroom, benedict and avocado omelets. Never compromising fresh ingredients or amazing service and to satisfy its family of patrons’ pleas for more locations, Famous Toastery evolved into a franchise system in 2013. 349 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9914 • www.famoustoastery.com • See ad on page 63 60

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FOGGY ROCK EATERY & PUB

MAKOTO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

After being in the Boone restaurant industry for 10 years, Chef Burt Myers and his family came home to Blowing Rock, creating daily culinary delights at Foggy Rock Eatery on the 321 bypass. A twist on the ordinary, Foggy Rock’s menu has something for everyone. Daily specials that will delight your senses in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. Pub with full menu and multiple TVs for sports viewing. Lots of local craft beers on tap, and Rich’s ever popular Bloody Mary’s. 8180 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7262 • www.foggy-rock.com

GAMEKEEPER RESTAURANT & BAR

Located between Boone and Blowing Rock, NC, well known for interesting and delicious interpretations of Southern classics. The menu changes seasonally blending the traditional with the exotic, satisfying both meat and veggie lovers. The freshest of local ingredients and humanely farm raised meats are served. It is the ultimate marriage of fine dining and comfort food. Reservations highly recommended. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open 5 pm-9 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Twenty percent gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more. 3005 Shulls Mill Road, Boone • 4 miles from downtown Blowing Rock • 828-963-7400 • www.gamekeeper-nc.com

GRILLED CHEESE CAFE

At Grilled Cheese Cafe we prepare internationally inspired gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches made to order. Stop by for a quick and affordable specialty grilled cheese sandwich to go or join us on our patio. We are located in the SouthMarke shopping center, rear courtyard. Serving lunch from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm daily. 1179 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-279-3466 • www.grilledcheesecafe.com

2006 Boone Chamber Small Business of the Year! Watch as skilled chefs perform culinary magic tableside or dine at a private table in our sushi bar. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Patio open weather permitting. Makoto’s can accommodate business functions, private or large parties, rehearsal dinners, catering. 2124 Blowing Rock Road, Boone • 828-264-7976 • www.makotos-boone.com

MELLOW MUSHROOM

Our newest restaurant in Blowing Rock is on the corner of Main Street and Hwy 221/ Yonahlossee Road. We are more than just pizza and beer. We want to provide you with an experience filled with colorful art, eclectic music and food that comforts your soul. The Mellow Menu is a collection of munchies, salads, pizzas, calzones, deli hoagies and grilled hoagies. 946 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3399 • www.mellowmushroom.com/store/ blowing-rock

The Divide

MOON THAI SUSHI AT BLOWING ROCK

fine wines, craft beers, classic cocktails tasty menu

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

We work with passion in food preparation by bringing in a team of Native Thai Chefs with years of experience in Thai, Sushi and Asian Foods. This is to ensure your enjoyable moment of authentic taste in finely crafted presentation with a friendly comfortable dining atmosphere. 7179 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9905 • www.moonbr.rocks

Tavern & Lounge

Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides. Our new creations and grilled classics are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world. Open all year, every day. Dinner only. All ABC permits. 8280 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-6283 • www.outback.com

PAPA JOE’S ITALIAN-AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Serving the Blowing Rock area authentic Italian dishes and pizzas for over 35 years. All ABC permits. Open daily, 7am-9pm. Sunday brunch: 8am-1pm. 8062 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3239 • www.papajoesitalianamericanrestaurant.com

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Pepper’s was established in 1975, serving the High Country its first taste of the highest quality deli sandwiches. Since the early days Pepper’s has expanded into a full service restaurant and bar. 240 Shadowline Drive, Unit 4, Boone • 828-262-1250 • www.peppers-restaurant.com 63


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STICK BOY KITCHEN

Open Mon-Sat, 7am-8pm. Made from scratch bagels and breakfast bagel sandwiches. Quiche and granola options. Homemade soups and fresh salads. Hot & cold sandwiches for lunch. Coffee, espresso and real fruit smoothies. We look forward to seeing you! 211 Boone Heights Drive, Boone • 828-265-4141 • www.stickboybread.com

STORIE STREET GRILLE

8960 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock (Formerly Canyon’s) Phone: 828-414-9922 www.ridgelineblowingrock.com RESTAURANT AT GIDEON RIDGE INN

Enjoy an evening of fine dining. Intimate dining room with beautiful views of the mountains. Wine and beer available. Reservations a must. 202 Gideon Ridge Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3644 • www.gideonridge.com • See ad on next page

THE RIDGELINE

Mountain Modern Cuisine with a global twist. The Ridgeline Food & Spirits celebrates the High Country and one of the most iconic buildings in Blowing Rock. Overlooking Grandfather and Grandmother Mountains, Table Rock, Hawksbill and expansive views of the John’s River Gorge, The Ridgeline offers a fun new ambience, great food made with local ingredients and a creative cocktail list. 8960 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9922 • www.ridgelineblowingrock.com • See ad above

ROWLAND’S AT WESTGLOW RESORT & SPA

The restaurant where we pride ourselves in the art of fine cuisine. Rowland’s features an indulgent menu with decadent choices to tempt the palate as well as a spa menu for the health conscious. Our dinner menu is accompanied by a selection of the finest wines, champagnes and cocktails. Luscious desserts and liqueurs are on hand for a sweet finish. Rowland’s is open every evening to spa members, resort guests and the public. 224 Westglow Circle, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4463 • www.westglow.com

A truly enjoyable meal is the sum of its parts: seasonal, sustainable and locally harvested ingredients prepared with distinctive, regionally crafted flavors and served in a warm welcoming environment. Our full bar, hand selected wines and micro-brewed beers, are a great compliment to our menu focusing on local meats, use of sustainable seafood, and seasonal produce. Join us in our comfortable dining room, or relax on our covered porch, and discover why we’ve been a village favorite of locals and visitors since 2000! Serving lunch 11:00-3:00 and Dinner 5:00-9:00 Monday-Saturday. 1167 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7075 • www.storiestreetgrille.com

SUBWAY OF BLOWING ROCK

Open 7 days a week year-round. Specializing in custom built sandwiches and salads. Enjoy our outdoor seating and friendly service. 8433 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7827

SUNNY ROCK EGGS & THINGS

A neighborhood breakfast diner and community hangout that serves eggs-traordinary breakfast and brunch items. We offer a variety of egg dishes and sandwiches, pancakes, French toast, and more. Our uniquely varied menu is sure to be pleasing to everyone! All menu items are available all day. Open 6 days a week Monday though Saturday, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. 8146 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9636 • www.facebook.com/sunnyrockeggs

SAVANNAH’S OYSTER HOUSE

Savannah’s Oyster House is just great food in a laid back Low Country atmosphere. Come and enjoy this unique dining experience where there is something for everyone. 155 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9354 • www.savannahoysterhouse.com

SIX PENCE PUB

In the heart of Blowing Rock, you will find a bit of England at the Six Pence Pub. We feature British specialties such as Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Guinness stew, traditional American fare, and house made soups. Meet your friends at this congenial British Pub where you can enjoy a relaxing lunch, your favorite craft or import beer, wine, or cocktail. Open year-round; serving late night 1121 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3155 • www.sixpencepub.com • See ad on next page

THE SPECKLED TROUT RESTAURANT & BOTTLE SHOP

Kitchens are often described as gathering places, the heart of a home. We like to think of The Speckled Trout in a similar sense. Located on the corner of Main Street and 221 - is the reinvented restaurant and bottle shop. We explore the roots of Appalachian food and beverage culture, and recreate it in our kitchen by preserving and reviving ingredients of our local heritage. Menus are more than a list of ingredients; they show how people live and what they value. And as the seasons change, so does our menu. 922 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9819 • www.thespeckledtrout.com 64

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THE TABLE AT CRESTWOOD

Enjoy our sophisticated southern cuisine, exceptionally unique atmosphere and breathtaking views that span from Grandfather Mountain to Hound Ears and beyond. Indoor/outdoor seating, full ABC permits and plenty of hassle-free parking. Public welcome. Open 7 days a week. Bar fare begins at 4:30 p.m. Dinner: WednesdaySunday 5:30-9:00pm 3236 Shulls Mill Road, Boone • 828-963-6646 • www.crestwoodnc.com/the-table-restaurant

TIMBERLAKE’S AT CHETOLA RESORT

Open to the public and one of the High Country’s most favorite dining options for romance and family gatherings. Timberlake’s offers the BEST breakfast buffet in town and a lunch & dinner menu inspired by Bob Timberlake. From savory shrimp and salads of mountain-grown spinach to pan-seared duck and roasted Carolina quail, each dish will be one worth savoring. Mouth-watering Angus bistro filets, seafood, poultry, vegetarian options and housemade desserts will also tempt palates of all tastes. 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-5505 • www.chetola.com • See ad on page 41

THE VILLAGE CAFÉ

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy breakfast, brunch, and lunch in the garden or our turn-of-the-century home. Open at 8:00 am serving breakfast and brunch all day. Lunch begins at 11:00 am. Follow the stone pathway beside Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream on Main Street. Your hosts: Annie and Andy Whatley. Closed Mondays. Reservations available. 1105 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3769 • www.thecafevillage.weebly.com • See ad on previous page

WOODLANDS BARBECUE

Featuring chopped and sliced beef and pork, ribs and chicken. Wide selection of sandwiches and Mexican food available. Daily specials, lounge, wide screen TV and nightly entertainment. Hours: Sun-Thurs, 11am-9pm. Friday & Saturday, 11am-10pm. Closed Mondays from November to Memorial Day. Carry-out service and catering available. 8304 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3651 • www.woodlandsbbq.com

TOWN TAVERN

New location in Blowing Rock! We have the best food at great prices, a fully stocked bar with the coldest beer, and an extremely friendly staff to serve you. With flat screen televisions spread out everywhere, our patrons can enjoy their favorite team in action from anywhere in The Town Tavern. Visit our website for menus. 1182 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7500 • www.towntavernbr.com

TWIGS

Fine dining in a cozy mountain atmosphere. Specializing in an array of dishes of the highest quality including crab cakes, filet mignon, duck breast and mountain trout. The bar area features a fireplace and wooden bar stools. Bar also serves dinner nightly and hosts bands every Friday and Saturday. Extensive wine list and all ABC permits. Owned and operated by brothers David and Doug Beach. Reservations suggested. 7956 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-5050 • www.twigsbr.com

SPIRITS, WINERIES & BREWERIES BLOWING ROCK ABC STORE

Mon-Sat 9am-8pm 7960 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7513

BLOWING ROCK BREWING COMPANY

The Blowing Rock Brewery and Ale House Restaurant are located in downtown Blowing Rock. Our state-of-the-art facility offers a wide variety of mountain artisan craft beer. The Blowing Rock Ale House Restaurant offers a local, seasonal menu that both compliments and incorporates our brews. 152 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9600 • www.blowingrockbrewing.com

VIDALIA RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

Located in historic downtown Boone, Vidalia Restaurant and Wine Bar is a casual dining atmosphere serving upscale dishes. Owner and Executive Chef Sam Ratchford creates delicious creative American dishes (think comfort foods with a twist) using locally farmed organic produce, meats and cheeses. Vidalia offers extensive craft beers, a wide variety of wines, and unique cocktails to enhance your dining experience. The restaurant offers lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch as well as monthly wine/beer dinners, catering, and private parties. 831 W. King Street, Boone • 828-263-9176 • www.vidaliaofboonenc.com

BLOWING ROCK MARKET

A Blowing Rock Landmark offering wines, craft beers, gourmet grocery and Boars Head deli. Enjoy the streetside dining or get a picnic to-go. Serving locally roasted coffee, Stick Boy pastries, Ashe County Cheese, cigars, wine and craft beer. 990 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9322 • www.blowingrockmarkets.com

GRANDFATHER VINEYARD & WINERY

Nestled between the high mountain terraced vineyard and the pristine trout waters of the Watauga River is the first producing winery in Watauga County. Join us for a glass of award winning wine. Spring hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 1-5pm, and Monday 12-6pm. Contact us for your special events, weddings, and parties. We will soon be posting dates for our Sunday afternoon Music In The Vineyard. Check our website for these upcoming events. 225 Vineyard Lane, Banner Elk • 828-963-2400 • www.grandfathervineyard.com 66

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HOLMAN DISTILLERY

The Alcohollery operates Holman Distillery in the Brushy Mountain foothills of the Yadkin Valley, NC. Since spirits cannot be vintage dated, we made our own segment named “Single Sugar Spirits.” Our spirits are only produced from a vintage quality sugar from a single place. We practice slow distillation to not change any flavors produced in fermentation and take our time with the separation of the alcohols. We use our family farm’s aquifer drawn water to dilute down to bottling proof. We use bottles that cannot be mechanically labeled as we hand bottle, label, and cork. We even hand screen print our boxes. From “Dirt to Drink,” we believe, “The best of anything comes from the best of everything.” We are open for tours by appointment. 385-A Hose Road, Moravian Falls • 336-921-0386 • www.alcohollery.com

HORTON ROOFTOP LOUNGE

Relax in the Horton Hotel’s rooftop and lobby lounges, serving craft beverages, specialty beers and wines, as well as delicious shared plates. Cozy up to our fire sphere and unwind, wrapped in a warm blanket, surrounded by breathtaking 360 degree views of Howard’s Knob, Appalachian State and historic downtown Boone. The Horton Hotel • 611 W King Street, Boone • 828.832.8060 • www.thehorton.com

LINVILLE FALLS WINERY

Elevate your taste in wine at Linville Falls Winery and make us a part of your Blue Ridge Mountain experience. Our vineyards are nourished by warm days, cool nights and rich mountain soil like no other place on earth. Tasting daily 12:00-6:00. Please call for winter hours. 9557 Linville Falls Highway, Newland • 828-765-1400 • www.linvillefallswinery.com

THE SPECKLED TROUT RESTAURANT & BOTTLE SHOP

Kitchens are often described as gathering places, the heart of a home. We like to think of The Speckled Trout in a similar sense. Located on the corner of Main Street and 221 - is the reinvented restaurant and bottle shop. We explore the roots of Appalachian food and beverage culture, and recreate it in our kitchen by preserving and reviving ingredients of our local heritage. Menus are more than a list of ingredients; they show how people live and what they value. And as the seasons change, so does our menu. 922 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9819 • www.thespeckledtrout.com

SUNSET & VINE

Sunset & Vine, formerly known as Christopher’s Wine & Cheese, is located at the corner of Sunset Drive and Main Street. We hand select each wine to reflect the best taste and value of each wine region locally and around the world. Daily tasting flights are offered. Relax with a wine and cheese tasting, and pick out the perfect accessory! 150 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9111 • www.christopherswineandcheese.com 68

LISTING OF OUR RESIDENTIAL MEMBERS Dennis Baer Bobbie Ball Chuck & Kyle Ball Richard Banks Anne & Norris Barnes John Beall Jonathan Beloff Joseph & Heather Bogdahn Isabella Bogdahn Nakita Brooks Jim Burgess Susan Burnett Richard Burr Mike Finley Jim & Helen Cain Stephanie Cohen Judge & Mrs. Collier Bill & Betsy Collins Doug & Barbara Crisp Elaine & Jim Crowell Kathy Crutchfield Jerry Daley Cindy Davis Anne Denton Barrett Donaldson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dulaney Judy & Frank Edmondson Robert Eubanks Paul & Brenda Fairbetter David Fite Leigh Giles George & Linda Gilleland Annette Goudeau Jennifer Hale Bill & Marianne Hall Dunbar Helsley Bo Henderson Tim Hilton Don Hubble

Trish Hutchens Larry Jones Jacquelyn Kimball John Lacy Denise Lovin Mark Mashburn Dayn & Susanne McBee Bragg Mcleod Houck & K. B. Medford Congressman & Mrs. John Mica Jerome & Nelda Miller James Miller Brent Moore Linde & William Mullis Charlene Newsom Kitty Norris Ralph & Elizabeth Patterson Benjamin Powell Lee Price Marcia & Dennis Quinn Tony & Karen Rand Robert & Patti Robinson Anne Rodman Fon & Mac Rogers Jane Rogers Harriette & Randy Saunders Robert & Patricia Sevier Jack & Paula Sims Homer & Caroline Smith E.B. Springs IV Jerry Starnes Jim Steele Bob Stout David Trahan J. Patrick Warren Pam Washer Larry Watson Jean & Walter Wilkinson Jim Williams Virginia Yates 69


A PLACE TO LIVE The Blowing Rock area has served as both a year round community and home away from home for many seasonal residents. This beautiful mountain town provides the breathtaking scenery of new spring growth, lush summer mountainsides, colorful fall foliage and heartwarming winter wonderland scapes. Whether you live here year-round or come to visit for a season, Blowing Rock offers a memory filled experience sure to leave you knowing home truly is where the heart lies. Whether you’re looking for a year-round residential development, a vacation second home, a resort style residence or a secluded piece of property where the forest is your neighbor, there is a lifestyle available to make your dream come true.

ARCHITECTS BRADLEY G. DOWDY, AIA - ARCHITECT

Your residential design specialist in Blowing Rock and the North Carolina Mountains. New custom homes or renovation/addition projects. 498 Faculty Street, Boone • 828-265-1777 • www.bradleydowdyarchitect.com

SKETCHLINE ARCHITECTURE

Sketchline Architecture is a small practice based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC. We have experience in custom residential and commercial projects. Our designs emphasize a connection to the building’s surroundings and the needs of its occupants. 452 Sunset Drive, Suite B, Blowing Rock • 828-729-3290

295-8929

Custom Building Firm Residential & Commercial Home Maintenance

828/ Blowing Rock, NC www.4fortyfour.com

CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS & SERVICES 4 FORTY FOUR, INC.

We are a community and environmentally conscious residential & commercial, General Contractor located in Blowing Rock and serving Western North Carolina. We are a full-service custom building firm that provides the following services: new construction, renovations, interior design, contractor led design/build and consulting. We enjoy working with our clients from the first point of contact to move in and beyond. Our goal is to build mutually beneficial, lasting relationships and buildings that stand the test of time. We love making our clients building dreams become a reality. 452 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-8929 • www.4FortyFour.com • See ad on the right

CLASSIC STONE WORKS

Fabricators of all marble, granite, onyx and limestone. Owners: Eric and Debbie Guinn. 1710 Linville Falls Highway, Linville • 828-737-0040 • www.classicstoneworksinc.com

CLEMENS WELDING & MACHINE SHOP

Serving the high country for over 30 years with both ornamental and structural welding services. We offer a large line of steel products and enjoy a close working relationship with the community we work, play, and live in. 177 Niley Cook Road, Blowing Rock • 828-264-3270 70

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HOLLAR’S CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC

Licensed building and electrical contractor with 35 years of experience, access to subcontractors for specialty work or larger projects. I do design work required for permitting residential projects and getting required permits. I enjoy designing mountain homes and renovations using all natural products and do decks and repair. Competitively priced. 3224 Rocky Road, Lenoir • 828-729-8662

LAUREL RIDGE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

Impeccable architectural designs are created from your visions by developing and maintaining a close relationship with your architect. Your custom home will be the showcase you desire, turning your dreams to reality. Our network of craftsmen and artisans stands proudly behind each and every Laurel Ridge Project. 1613 Friendship Church Road, Boone • 828-266-3151 • www.laurelridgebuilders.com

LONGEVITY ELECTRICAL SERVICES, INC.

Licensed, insured. Residential and commercial. Remodeling and additions. Established in 1983. Owner: Geoffary Long. 828-264-4971

MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISES

CREATIVE, SUSTAINABLE BUILDING. Certified green professionals with experience to make the difference! New construction, remodeling, historic restoration, log and timber frame homes. Local leaders and innovators in the construction industry for over 25 years. We are distributors for Hearthstone Log. 1345 Poplar Grove Road South, Boone • 828-963-8090 • www.mountainconstruction.com

NEW LEAF HOMES

New Leaf Homes leads the way into the next generation of home building. Everything we do originates from our passion toward an exceptional client experience. From conception to completion, we focus on drawing out your style and vision. 1116-5 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828.414.4795 • www.newleafhomesnc.com

VILLAGE HARDWARE AT BLOWING ROCK

1/4 mile south of Main Street off Hwy. 221 - next to “The Historical Hayes House”. Open Monday thru Saturday 8am-5pm year round. Come visit our new store for all of your hardware, plumbing, electrical, paint, lawn and garden needs 312 Green Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9023 • www.villagehardwarebr.com

VPC BUILDERS

VPC Builders is a full-service construction firm specializing in commercial and residential construction, Green Building, and remodeling. We have successful projects by communicating and working closely with our clients and a carefully chosen group of architects, subcontractors, and suppliers. 2059 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk • 828-295-0707 • www.vpcbuilders.com • See ad to the right WEST MASONRY AND CONSTRUCTION, INC. West Masonry and Construction, Inc. is a licensed and insured residential and commercial general contractor specializing in all aspects of construction in the mountains of North Carolina for over 25 years. When quality matters, choose West Masonry and Construction, Inc. 807 Rowe Keller Drive, Boone • 828-262-3702 • www.westmasonryandconstruction.com WHJ DESIGN Specializing in Residential Design, Hutch’s approach to any project is client-centered. He makes it a priority to listen to individual wants and needs, and finds a way to best incorporate them into an immensely creative, practical and aesthetically pleasing design. 177 Stonecrop Lane (BRMC), Boone • 919-810-6029 • www.hutchjohnson.com 72

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Civil engineering consultant with more than 20 years of experience throughout the High Country. 850 9th Avenue NW, HIckory • 828-493-6988

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PELL PAINTING

Providing dependable interior and exterior painting service at the best quality and the best price. Specializing in high-end homes using only top-of-the-line products. Over 30 years experience. We can transform the appearance of your home or business dramatically. Serving The High Country • 828-262-0111 • www.pellpainting.com

REFRESH YOUR SPACE, INC.

Our underlying drive comes from the satisfaction of constructing relationships and producing a service that is needed and synergetic to all parties involved. Commercial / Residential Termite and Pest Control, Radon Testing/Mitigation, Crawl Space Care, Since 1966. 2686 Morganton Boulevard SW, Lenoir • 828-264-4656 • www.a1termitepc.com

A professional Home Staging service, and the first step in connecting buyers to your home through fantastic professional photos meant to help people form an emotional connection with your home. I am also a North Carolina licensed real estate Broker and Realtor, which has allowed me to develop an understanding of the unique challenges in our market. I capitalize on opportunities to help bring you a higher priced offer in less time than the market average. A full-time resident of Blowing Rock, I specialize in the western High Country. 206 Spruce Road, Blowing Rock • 828-773-0332 • www.refreshyourspacenow.com

BOONE PAINT & INTERIORS

VIXSTER

A-1 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

We are a full service locally owned paint & decorating store. We pride ourselves on giving excellent customer service and color matching. We also provide expert color consultations in your home at no charge. 1852 Highway 105, Boone • 828-264-9220 • www.boonepaint.com

Vixster is a waste and recycling collection service that provides weekly and/or bi-weekly pickup to customers across the High Country at the click of a button. To learn more, or to sign up for services please visit www.vixster.com. 176 Ravens View, Boone • 832-797-7318 • www.vixster.com

BUSH CARPET CLEANING

Professional carpet, rug and furniture cleaning. Carpet repairs and water damage specialist. Owned and operated by Bush & Charlie Lindenmuth. 526 Morningside Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3318 EDMISTEN HEATING & COOLING Three generations strong, our company is recognized as one of the most reliable and well established heating and air conditioning companies in the High Country. We provide technical service seven days a week for all brands and models! 492 Corbett McNeil Road, Boone • 828-264-0130 • www.edmistenhvac.com

HIGHLAND PRO CLEAN

We offer services such as carpet cleaning, window cleaning, water damage restoration, mold remediation, and much more. Our attention to detail and trustworthy reputation have been the key to the solid customer base we’ve built over the past 35 years. We are fully insured, carrying both Workers Compensation and General Liability coverage. 136 Asa Street, Newland • 828-733-5089 • www.highlandproclean.com

MOUNTAIN HERITAGE SYSTEMS

Serving as the High Country’s premier choice for residential/commercial low-voltage systems and service, since 1976. Systems we design, install and maintain include security/fire alarm, audio/video, home theatre, lighting protection, lighting/environmental/ gate control and whole house electronic integration. NFPA, NCESA, CEDIA and NICET certified. Member to member discount for Blowing Rock Chamber members. 577-5 George Wilson Road, Boone • 828-264-4348 • www.mhstechnologies.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW SOUND & VIDEO

Custom sound and video services, consulting, design and installation. Home Theater and distributed sound. Wifi systems and Bluetooth connectivity. New construction projects to upgrades and remodels. Experienced Since 1985 plus ten years sound and video with Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio. 6720 Lakeview Terrace, Hickory • 828-515-4388 • www.mvsoundandvideo.com 74

L ANDSCAPING BANKS LANDSCAPING

Owned and operated by Richard and Jenifer Banks. Over 20 years serving the High Country. We specialize in drainage issues, property cleanup, mulching, tree and shrub installation, boulder walls, stone steps, stone gardens, stone edging, grading, new home landscape installation, driveway repair, and much more. Please give us a call. 828-925-2744 • www.banksscapers.com

GREEN VALLEY ARBORIST

We provide a scientific approach to tree care. We utilize techniques based on the highest standards and most current information available in the tree care industry. We provide a wide range of services including tree care services, soil science, and integrated pest management, covering all aspects of the science of arboriculture. 484 Chestnut Grove Road, Boone • 828-434-5354 • www.greenvalleyarborist.net

GROUND EFFECTS MAINTENANCE, LLC

We are Blowing Rock and Boone, NC landscapers serving the Western North Carolina High Country with professional landscaping services and lawn maintenance, including landscape design, landscaping architects, hydroseeding and hardscapes. 1359 Little Laurel Road, Boone • 828-963-0244 • www.boonelandscaping.com

WREN’S NEST LANDSCAPING

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4 FORTY FOUR, INC.

We are a community and environmentally conscious residential & commercial, General Contractor located in Blowing Rock and serving Western North Carolina. We are a fullservice Custom Building Firm that provides the following services: New Construction, Renovations, Interior Design, Contractor Led Design/Build and Consulting. We enjoy working with our clients from the first point of contact to move in and beyond. Our goal is to build mutually beneficial, lasting relationships and buildings that stand the test of time. We love making our clients building dreams become a reality. 452 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-8929 • www.4FortyFour.com • See ad on page 71

BLOWING ROCK INTERIORS

We assist in creating a home environment that becomes a refuge. Our skills and cultivated resources help us to achieve a cost efficient, custom design that takes scale, proportion, balance, color, texture and product quality into careful consideration with the outlook of the client. Prevent costly mistakes so your money is only spent to achieve your goal. 491 Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9800 • www.BlowingRockInteriors.com

DIANNE DAVANT & ASSOCIATES

Dianne Davant & Associates has been providing quality and diversified interior design service for over 35 years. With design studios located in Banner Elk, NC and Port Saint Lucie, FL, we have designed interiors from seaside bungalows to country clubs, mountain cottages to grand estates. 5111 Highway 105 South, Banner Elk • 828-963-7500 • www.davant-interiors.com

TAMMY TAYLOR INTERIORS

At Tammy Taylor Interiors we believe design is for everyone. We know our clients want to concentrate their resources on what matters, the “pretty stuff” not the consultation fees. That is why we keep our fees low and the customer service we provide high. Every project is different as is every budget. But everyone deserves the time and attention needed to make their home a beautiful place to live. 704-842-3969 • www.tammytaylorinteriors.com • See ad to the right

BLOWING ROCK RESORT RENTALS & SALES

Quaint log cabins or grand mountain lodges, glorious views or total seclusion, intown convenience or a hiker’s paradise near Pisgah Forest, we simply offer the best in mountain resort accommodations and sales. Our full-time staff is dedicated to making your experience the best ever! Our homes and rates are easy to see on our website - or call us for a personal consultation with our vacation specialists. Looking for a perfect mountain retreat or or private home site? We can help! 232 Ransom Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9899 • www.blowingrockresortrentals.com

BLUE RIDGE REALTY & INVESTMENTS

BRRI, one of the oldest names in real estate in the NC High Country, was founded in 1982. Our Brokers are known for their professionalism and impeccable service. BRRI is the exclusive for Sunalei Preserve and continues to assist buyers and sellers in Yonahlossee Resort & Club. 1129-1 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7777 • www.blueridgerealty.net

CENTURY 21 MOUNTAIN VISTAS

Our mission is to provide you with superior service. Our goal is not to complete one sale with you, but to become your company of choice for life. We are a true reflection of the community. We are your neighbor. We are a professional real estate agency with the most recognizable name in real estate! Our office was awarded the 2015 Quality Service Award. 828-264-9111 • www.c21mountainvistas.com • See ad on back cover

JEFFERSON LANDING CLUB

Jefferson Landing Real Estate is a full-service brokerage that not only services the 500 acre, master-planned, gated residential golf community of Jefferson Landing, but also all of the surrounding NC High Country areas as well. 184 West Landing Drive, Jefferson • 336-982-4449 • www.visitjeffersonlanding.com

JENKINS REALTORS

Quality and complete real estate services since 1976. Including sales, property management, vacation rentals, and association management. Family owned and operated. Member MLS, Avery-Watauga Association Board of Realtors. National Association of Realtors. 452 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9886 • www.jenkinsrealtors.com • See ad on page 43

JIM OTTERMAN, REALTOR

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES ADVANCED REALTY

Your Mountain Property Specialists. Complete real estate services including residential, land, farms, investment, and commercial. Professionals that put customer satisfaction first! 2575 Highway 105 South, Boone • 828-264-5111 • www.AdvancedRealtyBoone.com

BLOWING ROCK PROPERTIES

Thorough, experienced professionals specializing in choice properties, private estates, acreage tracts, development/commercial properties, view lots and log cabins. Member of MLS, Avery/Watauga Board of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Located on the corner of Main and Sunset - across from the park. 1059 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9200 • www.blowingrockproperties.com 76

Jim and his family absolutely love Blowing Rock and the High Country! With more than 30 years of real estate experience, he can help you find your perfect place in the mountains! 1127 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-367-3792 • www.jimotterman.premiersothebysrealty.com

LYONS REALTY, INC.

Experience. Expertise. Excellent Service. Since 1983 we have specialized in local real estate, helping buyers and sellers complete successful sales in a competitive market. You need the benefit of vigilance and years of experience to guide you in this real estate market. 217 Red Wolf Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4663 • www.RealEstateBlowingRockBoone.com

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PREMIER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Serving the entire High Country - from Blowing Rock to Valle Crucis to Banner Elk to Ashe County - our seasoned brokers know the territory. They will assist you in finding just the right cabin, estate, farm, condo, land, investment, foreclosure or short-sale you seek. 1127 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828.295.0776 • www.premiersothebysrealty.com • See ad on inside front cover

VINCENT PROPERTIES, INC.

Offering a wide variety of lots, acreage tracts, farms, estates, residential and investment properties located throughout the High Country. A small company with a large inventory providing professional personalized service! 989 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-0700 • www.vincentproperties.com

VIRGINIA POWELL, REALTOR

Virginia Powell, her husband, Ben (a professor at ASU), and their four children moved up from Alabama for our excellent Blowing Rock School and Watauga High School. Call her to find out why you should call Blowing Rock your home. 1128 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-719-8497 • virginia@blowingrockrealestatenc.com

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FIRETHORN

Located just outside Blowing Rock, Firethorn is an exclusive collection of neighborhoods set in dense forests, some along a river or stream, and some on high meadows with unmatched long range views. With an extensive system of trails and common areas, Firethorn offers an unparalleled opportunity to get back to a quieter, more relaxed pace, in a private close to nature environment. Distinctive homesites remain. 1129-1 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-264-8062 • www.firethornblowingrock.com

LINVILLE RIDGE (THE LUTGERT COMPANIES)

Linville Ridge provides a truly prestigious private country club living experience with luxurious and elegant properties. There are great lifestyle amenities including golf, tennis, fitness, spa, pool, youth programs and five restaurants - all on 1,800 acres of spectacular natural beauty. 2245 Highway 105 S, Linville • 828-898-5151 • www.linvilleridge.com

TOWN OF SEVEN DEVILS

Come discover our positive altitude! Play tennis, hike, shop, tube, zipline or just relax while enjoying some of the best views around. From nature lovers to adrenaline junkies, there is so much to do and see in the area. And living in Seven Devils makes everything easily accessible from our great central location. You will find an array of residential choices, whether you stay for a weekend, a season, or a lifetime! 1356 Seven Devils Road, Seven Devils • 828-963-5343 • www.sevendevils.net • See ad on page 80

SWEETGRASS

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN CLUB

Blue Ridge Mountain Club - A place where mind, body, and spirit can soar. Recognized by IDEAL-living magazine as a community with the “Best Outdoor Living,” BRMC is spread out across 6,000+ acres in the heart of the High Country—between the charming mountain town of Blowing Rock and the bustling college town of Boone. Homeowners enjoy 50-mile views in every direction and a wealth of outdoor activities, including: ATV/ UTV trails, hiking on picturesque trails, fishing in pure mountain streams, and swimming in tucked-away mountain pools. Premier amenities include Ascent Wellness & Fitness Center, Lookout Grill, the Jasper House, Chetola Sporting Club, and Watson Gap Pavilion. 1098 Main Street, Suite 11, Blowing Rock • 828-295-8667 • www.blueridgemountainclub.com • See ad on page 113 (inside back cover)

THE COVES MOUNTAIN RIVER CLUB

Our gated community enjoys five miles of river frontage along the Johns River connecting to Wilson Creek. Amenities include 39 miles of horse, biking and hiking trails, two community gardens, four community parks, four cascading waterfalls and a stunning mountaintop two story lodge with infinity-view saline swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center and well appointed entertainment area. As one of the only equestrian communities in the area, our Round Mountain Ranch is a full service equestrian center. 2002 Johns River Parkway, Lenoir • 828-754-0700 • www.thecovesnc.com

ECHOTA

The perfect base from which to explore the High Country. Central to Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk, Echota is at the center of the best the area has to offer. Featuring homes, townhomes and condos. Echota is sure to have your ideal vacation home. A Grand Clubhouse, Four Season Indoor Pool and Fitness Center are only a part of the amenities at Echota. 151 Mr. Bish Boulevard, Boone • 828-963-7600 • www.echotanc.com 78

SweetGrass, developed by CNL Real Estate & Development, is a mountain lake community framed by amazing views of Grandfather Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Julian Price Memorial Park. The natural characteristics of SweetGrass come together to offer a remarkably inspired lifestyle for the families who choose to make SweetGrass their home. The 272-acre community features cottages, cabins, mountain lodge homes and estate lots. 6382 Highway 221 South, Blowing Rock • 828-771-9344 • www.sweetgrass.com

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES APPALACHIAN BRIAN ESTATES

The High Country’s finest rental retirement community offering seasonal and annual leases. Featuring studio, one and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenette, fullservice dining facilities, 24-hour security, social activities, housekeeping, scheduled transportation and many other amenities. Home Care available. Hair salon, post office, etc. Seasonal apartments fully furnished. Pets allowed. 163 Shadowline Drive, Boone • 828-264-1006 • www.choice-health.net

GRACE RIDGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Discover a new quality of life at Grace Ridge. Our non-profit, continuing care retirement community is situated on 52 breathtaking acres in Morganton, North Carolina. It’s a thoughtful combination of charming cottages, comfortable apartment homes, wellappointed common areas and state-of-the art healthcare facilities. Our commitment to reasonably priced, resort-style living is evidenced in all that we do, making the Grace Ridge experience as enriching as it is reassuring. 500 Lenoir Road, Morganton • 828-580-7300 • www.blueridgehealth.org/graceridge

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & YEAR-ROUND SERVICES

Among being named one of the top 10 resort towns to visit in the South as quoted by Southern Living, Blowing Rock establishes itself as an ideal town to raise a family and retire. From year-round cultural events to higher education, from the best in health care to a region rich in financial resources, Blowing Rock and the High Country is a place and commmunity of citizens who are proud of the past and poised for the future.

CHURCHES

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BLOWING ROCK METHODIST CHURCH The oldest church on Main Street, built in 1900, is seasonal and multi-denominational. Open Sundays from June through September. A traditional hymn sing begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a service of worship at 11 a.m. 1314 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-372-7009

FAITHBRIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Informal contemporary worship at 11am, preceded by coffee and refreshments at 10:45am. Dress is casual. Excellent children’s ministry is available for children through 5th grade during worship. New building located near the intersection of Highway 321 at 194 Aho Road in Blowing Rock. Small Groups meet throughout the week in homes. Rev. Ben Carson, Pastor. 194 Aho Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-8333 • www.faithbridgeumc.org

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Sunday Worship 10:00 am, Sunday School 11:30 am, following the worship service. Fellowship supper, prayer study, child & youth activities Wednesday beginning at 6:00 p.m. Pastor, Rusty Guenther. 350 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7715 • www.firstbaptistblowingrock.com • See ad to the right

RUMPLE MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Two Sunday worship services May through October, 8:45am and 11:00 am. November through April, 11:00 am. Christian education for all ages at 9:45. A friendly welcome to all. 1218 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7675 • www.rumplechurch.org

ST. MARY OF THE HILLS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Corner of Main Street and Chestnut. Services: Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. and Wednesday at Noon. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. Sundays. Daily offices are held at 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except Fridays. Nursery available on Sunday mornings. The Reverend Richard C. Lawler, Rector. 140 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7323 • www.stmaryofthehills.org 81


CIVIC & SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS B2SF: THE BACK TO SCHOOL FESTIVAL

The Back to School Festival (B2SF) was created to lift the heavy financial burden that back-to-school shopping creates for local families. When families are unable to afford supplies the responsibility often falls on faculty and staff and can leave the child feeling insecure or inadequate. We can make a difference! www.back2schoolfestival.org

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BLOWING ROCK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

An active membership organization with the mission of protecting and preserving the historic resources important to Blowing Rock’s heritage. Chartered in 1985, the non-profit society operates the 1888 Museum next to Memorial Park and the historic Edgewood Cottage, next to BRAHM. It also sponsors community programs, events and Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage. Join us as we work to preserve our village’s character and history. 1094 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9345 • blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com • See ad on previous page

Our mission as a food bank is to help provide basic non-perishable food to families and individuals in Watauga County, NC, to supplement other county services and to help fill in the gap in availability parameters. Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. is a 501(c)3 organization run completely by volunteers. 828-263-1100 • www.blowingrockcares.com

BLOWING ROCK WOMEN’S CLUB

BLOWING ROCK CIVIC ASSOCIATION

Dedicated to strengthening the High Country’s local food system by supporting women and their families with resources, education, and skills related to sustainable food and agriculture. 171 Grand Boulevard, Boone • 828.386.1537 • www.brwia.org

Our mission is to protect and improve the quality of life in Blowing Rock, take proactive stands on civic affairs, educate and engage citizens on key town issues, work with local government, and encourage citizens to be involved in the community. 828-295-3199 • www.BRcivic.com

BLOWING ROCK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Community Foundation was founded in 1985 to raise funds exclusively for the Blowing Rock Community. The earnings from Community Service Day Golf and Tennis Tournaments and our popular Groovy Nights Show are used to award grants to the town and scholarships to local college students. 136 Blackberry Lane, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3048 • www.blowingrockcf.org

BLOWING ROCK GARDEN CLUB

The Blowing Rock Garden Club goals include preserving the natural beauty of the community, advancing local knowledge of gardening, encouraging farsighted civic planning and planting and protecting and restoring the quality of our environment. Membership is open to all interested gardeners. 828-297-1514

Through our annual rummage sale held Thursday - Saturday after Memorial Day, BRWC awards student scholarships and supports BR Cares Food Pantry. brwomensclub@aol.com

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BLUE RIDGE CONSERVANCY

Blue Ridge Conservancy partners with landowners and local communities to permanently protect natural resources with agricultural, cultural, recreational, ecological and scenic value in northwest North Carolina. 166 Furman Road, Suite C, Boone • 828-264-2511 • www.blueridgeconservancy.org

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FOUNDATION

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is the primary nonprofit fundraising organization, 501(c)3, of the Blue Ridge Parkway, helping ensure cultural and historical preservation, natural resource protection, educational outreach, and visitor enjoyment. 717 South Marshall Street, Suite 105 B, Winston - Salem • 336-721-0260 • www.BRPFoundation.org • See ad on page 84

CASTING BREAD MINISTRIES

Showing Jesus’s Love to Blowing Rock for over 15 years by providing food, meals and jobs training through our Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen and Bakery. 194 Aho Road, Blowing Rock • FaithBridge UMC • 828-295-8333 • www.faithbridgeumc.org

THE CHILDREN’S COUNCIL OF WATAUGA COUNTY

The Children’s Council of Watauga County is a local nonprofit that works to build a strong foundation for children’s learning and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider community. 225 Birch Street, Suite 3, Boone • 828.262.5424 • www.thechildrenscouncil.org

DYLAN’S HEARTS

Dylan’s Hearts has two main goals: 1. Mitigate unnecessary pain and suffering in animals that cannot access emergency veterinary treatment because of financial constraints of their owners. 2. Assist animal owners in making animal care decisions based upon the needs of the animal rather than financial limitations. Helping animals in this way will help reduce unnecessary euthanasia. 3508-A Gaston Road, Greensboro • 336-299-6392 • www.dylanshearts.com

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HIGH COUNTRY BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION, INC.

The mission of the High Country Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., is to support breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families in the High Country of North Carolina. Through events such as the High Country Walk/Run for Breast Cancer, we raise funds that are awarded as scholarships to local women and men fighting breast cancer. We are an all-volunteer foundation whose funds remain in the community. 328 Shulls Mill Road, Boone • 614-928-6544 • www.highcountrybreastcancerfoundation.org

HOSPITALITY HOUSE

The mission of Hospitality House is to rebuild lives and strengthen community by providing a safe, nurturing, healthy environment in which individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty-related crises are equipped to become selfsufficient and productive. 338 Brook Hollow Road, Boone • 828.264.1237 • www.hosphouse.org

HUNGER & HEALTH COALITION

The mission of the Hunger and Health Coalition is to relieve poverty and hunger in a compassionate manner for families and individuals who are experiencing economic hardship and food shortages. This assistance may include food, medicine, and referrals to other community resources. The Hunger and Health Coalition meets emergency needs while acting as a community resource assisting those in need to find a more permanent solution. 141 Health Center Drive, Suite C, Boone • 828-262-1628 • www.hungerandhealthcoalition.com

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OASIS, INC.

Founded in 1978, OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Services, Information, and Shelter) is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga County & North Carolina providing comprehensive emergency services and support, education and skill development, and works to create a community that no longer tolerates sexual violence. 225 Birch Street, Suite 4, Boone • 828-264-1532 • www.oasisinc.org

OASIS SHRINERS

604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte • 704-549-9600 • www.oasisshriners.org

PARTNERS! CANINES

PARTNERS! Canines hopes to end the euthanasia of adoptable dogs and puppies in NC! Intake numbers of dogs and puppies in rural southern shelters is extremely high. Many times puppies and highly adoptable dogs are being euthanized due to lack of space. We hope to help shelters change their intake policies, promote spay/neuter in communities and find ways to rescue the majority of adoptable dogs and puppies in high kill shelters. 828-434-0620 • www.partnerscanines.org

PROJECT DANCE FOUNDATION

Project Dance Foundation, 501(c) 3, exists to equip and encourage dancers through training and performing opportunities. The Carolina Snowbelles, a scholarship program of Project Dance directed by former Rockette, Cheryl Cutlip, offers precision training to local dancers 10 and up. www.thecarolinasnowbelles.com 276-H Watauga Village Drive, Boone • 646-554-0335 • www.projectdance.com

ROTARY CLUB OF BLOWING ROCK

Established in 1946, the Rotary Club of Blowing Rock provides an opportunity for friendship, fellowship, and service to the community, the local area, and the world. The object of Rotary International is to develop friendship as an opportunity to serve, to maintain the highest ethical standards in business and professional endeavors, to apply the goal of Service above Self, and to advance international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional Rotarians. The Rotary Club of Blowing Rock meets every Monday at 12:00 noon at Chetola. Appalachian Blue Ridge Room, Chetola Resort • 828-963-7717 • www.blowingrockrotary.org

SAMARITAN’S PURSE

Samaritan’s Purse helps meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. 801 Bamboo Road, Boone • 828-278-1164 • www.samaritanspurse.org

WAMY COMMUNITY ACTION

WAMY Community Action provides programs and services to help people rise above poverty, gain self-sufficiency and live better lives. Services are available in housing, youth development, family development and food and nutrition. 225 Birch Street, Boone • 828-264-2421 • www.wamycommunityaction.org

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oses H. Cone created a magnificent country estate in Blowing Rock. Today, this jewel of the High Country needs your help. Give today to support Moses H. Cone Memorial Park.

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WATAUGA COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Habitat is a Christian housing ministry. We build simple, decent homes for families who earn between 30-60% of Watauga County median income. Donations of land, materials and volunteer labor keep the homes affordable and families contribute sweat equity. Houses are sold with no profit to families with zero interest mortgages. 1200 Archie Carroll Road, Boone • 828-268-9545 • www.wataugahabitat.org 85


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WATAUGA HUMANE SOCIETY

Save the life of a homeless animal today! Our adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccination, microchip and more! We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to making the lives of pets better in Watauga County. Day, seasonal and annual dog park passes are available at the front desk with proof of vaccination. Visit 12:30 to 5:00 pm daily, Tuesday through Sunday, November 1 through March 31. Closed Mondays. Summer Hours April 1 through October 31 - 12:30 to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. 312 Paws Way, Boone • 828-264-7865 • www.WataugaHumaneSociety.org

WESTERN YOUTH NETWORK

WYN is a relationship-focused resource for youth and families in the High Country. Through prevention and intervention programs, WYN specializes in providing youth with the tools they need to reach their potential and discover their place in our community and in our world. 155 WYN Way, Boone • 828-264-5174 • www.westernyouthnetwork.org

WINE TO WATER

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

438 Academy Street, Boone • 828-262-2040 • www.appstate.edu • See ad on previous page

BLOWING ROCK COMMUNITY CLUB LIBRARY

1022 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7000

BLOWING ROCK SCHOOL

An elementary school with kindergarten through eighth grade. Current enrollment is 405 with approximately 60 staff members. Our school is located on Morris Street in the heart of the village. Our students consistently do well academically as evidenced in the school’s recognition for two consecutive years as A North Carolina School of Excellence. Students also excel in athletics and arts through participation in community recreation programs and arts organizations. 165 Morris Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3204 • www.wataugaschools.org/br

MOUNTAIN ALLIANCE

Wine To Water is a non-profit organization focused on providing clean water to people in need around the world. Nearly one billion people in the world today lack access to adequate water and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. We are devoted to fighting this epidemic. 783 West King Street, Boone • 828-355-9655 • www.winetowater.org

A community of individuals committed to providing youth with opportunities to explore and develop their leadership potential adventure and service learning. We connect students with a support structure and caring community during their most formative years. Activities are open to any high school student in Watauga County and are free. Watauga High School, Boone • 828-263-1770 • www.mountainalliance.org

WOMEN’S FUND OF THE BLUE RIDGE

WATAUGA COUNTY SCHOOLS

Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge is a grant making organization founded and run by a diverse group of concerned women determined to make a positive impact on the lives of women and girls in our lovely mountain community. Members are an integral part of The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge. Women and businesses are invited to join us. 828-264-4002 • www.womensfundoftheblueridge.org

The mission of the Watauga County Schools is to educate for productive citizenship and lifelong learning. There are nine schools with a total enrollment of 4,650 students. Our school system is one of the very few statewide where every school has been recognized for high achievement under the NC ABC’s Report Card. All eight K-8 schools are Schools of Excellence, and Watauga High School is a School of Distinction. 175 Pioneer Trail, Boone • 828-264-7190 • www.wataugaschools.org

WALKER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. 416 Howard Street, Boone • 828-262-2057 • business.appstate.edu

• Ranked among the top 3 for retention and graduation in the UNC System • $560 million in economic impact in Northwest NC • Among the most environmentally responsible US institutions of higher learning • The only university in the country to win 4 consecutive bowl championships • One of the most beautiful locations in the world to live and learn

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WEDDING & EVENT PLANNING AIR HAVEN LIMO & TROLLEY

Offering a 30 passenger trolley which captures the charm of our scenic area. Also, a classic original Excalibur convertible and an extremely comfortable limousine van, a 4x4 Excursion or a Mercedes executive limo. We do airport shuttles in multiple luxury vehicles, local pick-ups and drop-offs, weddings, sightseeing tours, and nights out on the town. Old time service with extraordinary vehicles. 362 Haven Way, Boone • 828-265-2504 • www.AirhavenLimo.com

AZALEA CARRIAGE TRANSPORTATION

Wedding transportation, shuttles, bus service and tours. 835 Dobbins Road, Banner Elk • 828-260-7667 • www.azaleacarriage.com

BLUE BEAR MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND

Now offering tipi and cabin rentals along with rustic, remote, private tent and RV camping. Just north of Boone on 155 acres of pristine mountain land. The number of sites is limited for a secluded experience. Hiking, fishing, private bath house, just a few miles from the New River. Come see us! 196 Blue Bear Mountain Road, Todd • 828-406-4226 • www.BlueBearMountain.com

BOONE RENT-ALL & PARTIES TOO

Since 1972 Boone Rent-All & Parties Too has enjoyed meeting the rental equipment and special event needs of residents and visitors alike. With the best equipment and great customer service we strive to meet your every need. 1818 NC Highway 105-421 Bypass, Boone • 828-264-5000 • www.boonerent-all.com

C.R. CATERING VENUE AT BOONE GOLF COURSE

We provide fresh, distinctive food & quality service for each and every event. We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions, and regularly prepare vegetarian, glutenfree and vegan meals. North Carolina’s freshest seafood, and the finest locally grown vegetables appear regularly on our custom designed catering menus. 433 Fairway Drive, Boone • 828-406-7721 • www.crcateringco.com

CHAIR & EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Now serving the High Country area with unique tenting and rental concepts for your next corporate or special event. 1530 North Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount • 800-422-8368 • www.chairandequipmentrentals.com

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LOG HOUSE FLORIST

A local, family owned florist providing the freshest, most unique & beautifully designed arrangements, plants & silks in the High Country for over 45 years. We serve all of Watauga County and the surrounding areas. 249 Wilson Drive Unit-4, Boone • 828-264-3896 • www.loghouseflorist.com

MOUNTAIN LAUREL FLORISTRY

Weddings and Living Arrangements with attention to all the lovely details. 1116-1 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 314-749-6424 • www.mountainlaurelfloristry.com

MEADOWBROOK INN & SUITES

“...Great customer ambience and true hospitality,” is how Treasures of North Carolina describes this 62-room hotel. The indoor pool, fitness center, free high-speed internet, complimentary breakfast and one-block walk to the center of downtown are as convenient as they are fun. Plenty of parking, banquet service, and meeting and event rooms can accommodate up to 300 people. 711 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4300 • www.meadowbrook-inn.com

RENAISSANCE II PRODUCTIONS

Entertainment and theatrical services. Piano entertainment, vocals, sing alongs a specialty. Song and music transcription, behind the scenes event planning and promotion. Multi-media directing, musical directing, producing and consultation. Established 1971 and still going strong! 828-773-6066 • www.blakepace.com

WELTER ENTERTAINMENT

Pete & Geana Welter, a husband and wife team of entertainment specialists run their full-time business in Banner Elk and serve North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida and Arizona. Pete is also a premiere DJ for Disney Cruise Lines and they offer DJ/MC for weddings and events, karaoke, trivia, bingo, all-ages interactive games and even game shows! Banner Elk • 828-565-2345 • www.welterentertainment.com

THE WHOLE SHEBANG

The Whole Shebang specializes in “Day Of” Wedding Planning services. We pull together every aspect of your vision and handle all of the details so that your wedding day is beautiful, memorable, stress-free and uniquely YOURS! 703 West King Street, Boone • 828-719-9171 • www.highcountryweddingplanner.com

GOLDEN THISTLE

We believe that it is our duty to help every bride and groom achieve their unique vision, and guide them through the process of getting there. Choosing Golden Thistle Design means hiring a floral designer who takes a personal interest in each couple, and who will totally devote herself in a sincere effort to ensure that your day is a beautiful and treasured memory. Our team specializes in creating floral designs that realize the beauty of the event as you envision it, helping you achieve the unique look that you desire - making it a reflection of you. 296 Willow Trail, Boone • 828.295.2599 • www.goldenthistledesign.com

LEATHERWOOD MOUNTAINS

Leatherwood Mountains is a premier gated vacation resort & residential community centrally located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina near Boone & Blowing Rock. The pristine wilderness, 100 miles of horse & hiking trails and views that go on forever will steal your heart. 512 Meadow Road, Ferguson • 336-973-5044 • www.leatherwoodmountains.com 88

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FINANCIAL & LEGAL SERVICES ALLEN WEALTH MANAGEMENT

We believe our most important job as your advisor is to help you find your financial path. Since no two paths are the same, we utilize our proprietary process known as the TRAIL system to help make sure you are on the right path for you. 980 Highway 105, Boone • 828-268-9693 • allenwealthmanagement.com

AMERISOUTH MORTGAGE COMPANY

We at AmeriSouth would appreciate the opportunity to serve you. With our competitive programs, experienced staff and aggressive mortgage loan rates, we are sure you will be satisfied. 733 Rivers Street, Boone • 828-262-6084 • www.appsummer.org

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EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS

We offer numerous investments and services to help you reach your financial goals, including smart spending and borrowing options, retirement, paying for education, estate considerations and protecting your assets. Please contact me for more information. 7535 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-6176 • www.edwardjones.com

FIRST CITIZENS BANK

Main Street across from Town Hall. Full service bank including mortgages, investments and 24 hour banking. Serving North Carolina since 1898. Better banking that helps people live better lives. #betterbanking Member FDIC. Telephone Banking: FC Direct 1021 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3162 • www.firstcitizens.com • See ad to the left

HESS & HESS, LLP

Income tax planning, advisory services and tax preparation for small business and individuals. Payroll, bookkeeping services, and QuickBooks consulting. Management and financial planning services. 306 Wallingford Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3131 • www.hessandhesscpa.com

LIFESTORE BANK & INSURANCE

BB&T

Building on a tradition of excellence in community banking that stretches back to 1872, BB&T continues to offer clients a complete range of financial services including banking, lending, insurance, trust and wealth management solutions. 971 Blowing Rock Road, Boone • 828-264-0821 • www.bbt.com

BLANE & WILSON, PLLC

208 Heather Ridge Road, Blowing Rock • 704.331.0030 • www.blanelaw.net

CCC&TI SMALL BUSINESS CENTER (SBC)

CCC&TI Small Business Center (SBC), part of its Business Services Team, offers free workshops presented by leaders in Watauga County. Free business coaching helps to develop and sustain business success. New is Mobile Mentoring that provides business coaching, on-site assessments and resources. 139 Health Center Drive, Boone • 828-263-5371 • www.cccti.edu

COST SEGREGATION SERVICES, INC

CSSI works with commercial real estate owners and tax professionals by providing engineered based cost segregation studies that meet IRS requirements and help taxpayers reduce their income taxes and ensure conformance with the IRS Tax Code. Blowing Rock • 832-971-2885 • www.dtrahan.com

DEAL, MOSELEY & SMITH, LLP

The lawyers of Deal, Moseley & Smith LLP assist clients in Boone, NC and throughout Watauga County with estate planning, probate & estate administration, special needs planning, commercial real estate, residential real estate, business law, civil litigation, family law and criminal law. 870 W. King Street, Suite B, Boone • 828-264-4734 • www.dealmoseleysmith.com

DI SANTI, WATSON, CAPUA, WILSON & GARRETT

Attorneys at law. Real Estate/land titles, business law and corporations, insurance law, family law, wills and estates, and interstate land sales. 642 West King Street, Boone • 828-264-6126 • www.dwc-law.com 90

More than seventy years have passed since LifeStore Bank first opened its doors as a local building and loan association. Although today’s mission is no longer so simple, at our core, we are still an institution designed to help the community grow. We offer a whole spectrum of banking products and services. LifeStore Bank and Insurance operates a full service location in Boone, on Hwy 321, next to Burger King. 1675 Blowing Rock Road, Boone • 828-265-2580 • www.golifestore.com • See ad below and on page 92

MISTY WATSON, CPA, P.A.

Offering professional accounting services to business, non-profit and individual clients throughout the High Country. 719-A Greenway Road, Suite 208, Boone • 828-263-1100 • www.mistywatsoncpa.com

NC GUARDIAN AD LITEM 24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

North Carolina Guardian ad Litem equips community volunteers to serve abused and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in court. Avery County Courthouse, Rm 201-A, 200 Montezuma Street, Newland • 828-737-6721 • www.volunteerforgal.org

PIEDMONT FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK

For over 100 years, Piedmont Federal’s goal has been a simple one: to help people become homeowners and save for life’s needs. Our overall focus is on sound financial solutions and personalized customer service. Piedmont Federal: Straightforward, Commonsense Banking 1399 Blowing Rock Road, Boone 828-264-5244 • www.piedmontfederal.com

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SKYLINE NATIONAL BANK

Great State Bank was organized and opened in July 2008 as a community bank serving Watauga and Wilkes counties. We are focusing on serving individuals and small business customers with complete services and a low fee structure. We are now Skyline National Bank. 189 Boone Heights Drive, Boone • 828-264-4260 • www.skylinenationalbank.bank

UNITED COMMUNITY BANK

United Community Bank, offers a full line of banking services including checking, savings, loans, mortgage loans, and online banking. Please come by to meet our dedicated and knowledgeable staff or call us. 8036 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-8072 • www.ucbi.com

WAITE FINANCIAL, LLC

Our clients are affluent individuals and families who desire a holistic approach to their wealth management and legacy planning. 428 4th Avenue. NW, Hickory • 828-322-9595 • www.waitefinancial.com • See ad below

WELLS FARGO BANK

Complete banking facilities. Serving the Blowing Rock area since 1937. Member FDIC. 983 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7621 • www.wellsfargo.com

ROBERT W. WHATLEY, CPA

Tax planning and tax return preparation for individuals, partnerships and corporations. Monthly accounting services for small businesses. 452-A Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3146 • robertwwhatleycpa.com

ADAM E. HILL, DDS

We are a family practice specializing in preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We pride ourselves in treating the total smile for each patient according to their needs and objectives. We accept and file all dental insurance and are a participating provider with Delta Dental and MetLife. We would like to invite our fellow Chamber members to join our family of patients and staff. We will offer a 15% discount to all new patients that are members of the Blowing Rock Chamber on their first visit. Just mention this discount when making your appointment. Look forward to seeing your smile! 123 Little Springs Road, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9603 • www.adamhilldds.com

ADVANCED ILLNESS MANAGEMENT

AIM: Advanced Illness Management. Palliative care consultative service at home, in hospital, in long-term-care facility. For serious, debilitating illnesses: manage symptoms, improve quality of life. Appropriate at any age, any point in illness & with other treatments, therapies. 902 Kirkwood Street, N.W., Lenoir • 828-754-0101 • www.caldwellhospice.org

APPALACHIAN HOME CARE, LLC

Since 2003, App Home Care has provided superior in-home health care to yearround and seasonal residents. Services range from assistance with personal care such as bathing, grooming, dressing and meal preparation, to running errands and transportation and skilled nursing care. 7883 NC Highway 105 S., Suite E, Boone • 828-963-8233 • www.apphomecare.com

APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), the healthcare leader in the High Country, is comprised of two hospitals - Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital in Linville and Watauga Medical Center in Boone - a physician practice management group - Appalachian Regional Medical Associates (ARMA) - the Blowing Rock Rehabilitation & Davant Extended Care Center in Blowing Rock - and Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation. 336 Deerfield Road, Boone • 828-262-4100 • apprhs.org • See ad on page 94

BLOWING ROCK MEDICAL PARK/PLUS URGENT CARE

Family and geriatric medicine. Offering specialized healthcare (including gastroenterology), diagnostics and treatments for well/sick visits for every member of your family, PLUS Urgent Care. 8439 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3116 • www.caldwellmemorial.org/office/47-blowing-rock-medical-park • See ad on page 95

Katherine S. Newton

Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) Certified Financial Transitionist® (CeFT®) Waite Financial, LLC 428 4th Ave, NW ● Hickory, NC 28601 ● 828.322.9595 katherine@waitefinancial.com ● www.waitefinancial.com

Registered Representative offering Securities through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Carroll Financial Associates Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. Waite Financial, Cetera Advisor Networks, and Carroll Financial Associates are unaffiliated.

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BOONE HEALING ARTS CENTER

Integrative Holistic Healthcare Practitioners specializing in unique services for the mind, body, & spirit - including massage & bodywork, acupuncture, prenatal, nutrition & cooking, Rolfing structural integration, healing touch, Ayurveda, and much more. Let us help you achieve a healthy level of wellness that is right for you. Exclusive boutique offering natural skincare & wellness products. BHAC also brings you a variety of daily wellness classes, discussion groups, workshops & CECs. 838 State Farm Road, Suite 1, Boone • 828-386-1172 • www.bhacboone.com

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CALDWELL HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE Caldwell Hospice, since 1982, now serving the High Country. Non-profit, Medicare-certified, ACHC-accredited, patient-focused. Physical, emotional & spiritual support; 24-hour on-call staff. Hospice & palliative care services, regardless of ability to pay, wherever patients call home. Grief support for families. 902 Kirkwood Street, N.W., Lenoir • 828-754-0101 • www.caldwellhospice.org

CALLOWAY CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC

240 Highway 105 Ext., Ste 201, Boone • 828-355-9858 • www.callowayclinic.com

CARING CONCEPTS MOBILE VET HOSPICE

Most of us who have loved a pet, know how difficult it is when our pet is diagnosed with a terminal or debilitating illness. Caring Concepts can help you give your pet the most comfortable, compassionate, end of life care at home. 828-292-8289 • www.caringconceptsvet.com

FOLEY CENTER AT CHESTNUT RIDGE

The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge is a 112-bed facility that offers short & longterm care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, assisted living and palliative care. Private and semi-private bedrooms, a rehabilitation gym, community dining areas and six living rooms each equipped with breathtaking mountain views are just a few of the amenities residents can expect. 621 Chestnut Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock • 828-386-3300 • www.apprhs.org/foley

VILLAGE PHARMACY

Prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, sundries, gifts, Hallmark cards, school and office supplies, Russell Stover candies, film processing, dry cleaning services and UPS pickup. Closed Sunday. 625 Chestnut Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3482 • www.boonedrug.com 94

INSURANCE GREYSTONE INSURANCE, A DIVISION OF LIFESTORE INSURANCE

Linda Gilleland, CIC. We take great pride in our superior service, knowledge of and specialization in multiple insurance products, and access to the industry’s leading companies. Honesty, integrity, and courtesy are just a few of Greystone’s hallmarks. Our adherence to these values means you can trust in us to help protect your hard-earned assets. We offer multiple insurance lines including a full line of business insurance products, financial products, employee benefits, life insurance, homeowners, automobile, and investment properties including vacation rentals just to name a few. 148 Highway 105 Extension, Boone Point, Suite 204, Boone • 828-264-2626 • www.greystoneins.com • See ad to the right and page 93

STATE FARM INSURANCE, JOY WHITLATCH, AGENT

The mission of our office is to help our customers manage the risks of everyday life, save money for their future, and realize their dreams. We want to be the first choice for all of your North Carolina insurance and financial services needs including Mortgages. We’re famous for Auto Insurance, and Home Insurance throughout North Carolina including Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and Newland. We also focus on Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Financial Services. 2743-B Highway 105 South, Boone • 828-264-5551 •www.highcountryjoy.com 95


MEDIA, MARKETING PRODUCTS & SERVICES ADVERTISING DESIGN SYSTEMS

A contemporary, creative approach to graphic design, photography and displays. Winner of numerous national and state design awards. 269 Grand Boulevard, Boone • 828-264-8060

ANJULA CALDWELL DESIGNS

Good design starts with active listening. Whatever your design needs, I will get to the root of who, what, where and why and then together we’ll find the how. As a photographer and designer, my approach brings more than just a layout. It comes with the ability to hear the desire each business uniquely holds. Whether it’s through print or strictly digital, I can bring life to your ideas through my approach to design. 805-689-0171 • www.anjulacaldwell.com

APPALACHIAN SIGNS & DESIGN

A full service custom sign shop, specializing in Carved and Dimensional Signage (Routed & Sandblasted-Layered & Fabricated), as well as Illuminated Cabinets and Channel Letters, Printed and Cut Vinyl, Graphic Design, and Installation. It is our mission to enrich the experience of our area through artistic and effective visual communication. We approach each and every design with enthusiasm, and have a genuine interest in the future success of your business and the community. 898 West King Street, Boone • 828-265-1141 • www.appalachiansigns.com

BLOWING ROCK NEWS

The fastest growing media company in the High Country, capturing the “heart” of the life and times of Blowing Rock and its surrounding communities. Timely. Comprehensive. Objective. 452 Sunset Drive, Suite H, Blowing Rock • 828-262-9850 • www.BlowingRockNews.com

THE BLOWING ROCKET/MOUNTAIN TIMES

Serving Blowing Rock since 1932. Blowing Rock’s only hometown newspaper with complete coverage of all area events and festivities. Published each Thursday. Office at Glenwood Condos, Sunset Dr. at 321 bypass. 828-278-3611 • www.blowingrocket.com • See ad to the right

BLUE RIDGE MEDIA WEB DESIGN

Since 1998, Blue Ridge Media Web Design in Blowing Rock has provided quality website design and internet marketing services to the North Carolina High Country. We specialize in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), so your business will achieve the top search engine exposure that you require. PO Box 1571, Blowing Rock • 828-265-2730 • www.BlueRidgeMedia.com

CAROLINA MOUNTAIN LIFE MAGAZINE

The High Country’s lifestyle magazine. Locally owned, written and produced. Distribution includes all of Watauga and Avery Counties and parts of Mitchell and Ashe counties. Subscriptions available. Highlighting stories and subjects for locals and second homeowners that make the most of living in North Carolina’s High Country. A compelling publication giving visitors an inside look at this magical area with tips on the best places to eat and shop. Call for details on stories, subscriptions and advertising. P.O. Box 976, Linville • 828-737-0771 • www.carolinamountainlifemagazine.com

CREATIVE PRINTING

At Creative Printing we can provide you or your business with a variety of multi-media services including Printing, Copying, and Signs and Banners, as well as Internet Services, Video Transfers and Conversions, and Audio Conversions. 1738 NC Highway 105 Bypass, Boone • 828-265-2800 • www.creative-printing.com 96

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GO POSTAL PRINTING

Since it was founded on April 4, 2004, Go Postal has provided the High Country of NC with high quality products and the best customer service at competitive prices. We are proud to say that we are now the High Country’s #1 location for business and personal printing, shipping and marketing. We look forward to seeing you in our shop soon! 207 New Market Centre, Boone • 828-262-0027 • www.gpostal.com

FRYE’S SIGN COMPANY

A small family business of 38 years. We are located in Lenoir, just outside of Blowing Rock. We do all types of signs. Indoor/outdoor signs and banners, custom and regulatory, with sandblasted signs in particular. Our goal is to help our customers get the signs they need at an affordable price. 2387 Piney Grove Circle, Lenoir • 828-758-9586

HIGH COUNTRY 365/MAIN STREET MARKETING

Since 1989 Main Street Marketing has served Blowing Rock with popular promotions projects including the High Country Tourist Map, the MSM Buy-OneGet-One-Free dining pass, the Watauga High School sports calendar and pocket schedule, the original ASU coupon book, business consulting, and more. 324 Highway 105 Ext., Suite 14, Boone • 828-263-0095 • www.mainstreetmarketingboone.com

HIGH COUNTRY PRESS, INC.

High Country Press is a free weekly community news publication providing regional news, events, music, movie times and classifieds listings for the High Country. 1600 Highway 105, Boone • 828-264-2262 • www.highcountrypress.com

HIGH COUNTRY RADIO

High Country Radio comprises six radio stations in Watauga, Avery and Ashe Counties. WATA-AM 1450, Boone; Glory 1130 WECR-AM, Newland; Mix 102.3 WECR-FM, Beech Mountain; NewsTalk 1200 WXIT, Blowing Rock; Highway 106 WMMY-FM, Jefferson and Oldies 100.7 WZJS-FM, Banner Elk. 738 Blowing Rock Road, Boone • 828-264-2411 • www.goblueridge.net

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SPECTRUM REACH

Custom imprinted and embroidered sportswear. Exclusive area designs available. Hours: 8-5:30 Monday-Thursday and 8-5 Friday. Weekend hours limited (call ahead). Serving the High Country since 1991. 713 West King Street, Boone • 828-265-4929 • www.mprintsinc.com

MERIDIAN AGENCY

Advertising solutions for small businesses. Affordable graphic design, web design, advertising consulting, publications and more. Let us design a logo, letterhead, business card, brochure, catalog, web site or whatever you need and get excellent customer service. Specializing in tourism marketing. Brevard, NC • 828-577-4832 • www.themeridianagency.com

The marketing platform of choice. Television is alive and thriving. Spectrum Reach is committed to helping you reach your perfect customer, with innovations that empower you to digitally plan and monitor your success in real-time. We make sure you do more than keep up in the advertising space. Our clients are always one step ahead. It’s time to stop doing business as usual and start doing business as exceptional. 719 Greenway Road, Boone • 828-266-2433 • www.spectrumreach.com/spectrum-reach-advertising-home

TREEHAUS

Locally owned and operated for over a decade, we employ a highly trained specialized staff to meet your needs. We offer technical website design and creation, advertising assistance, marketing services, social media strategy and consulting, photography, and design services. Located behind Wendy’s off Hwy 321 in Boone. 159 Winklers Creek Road, Boone • 828-355-5526 • www.overmountainstudios.com

We build and manage extraordinary digital marketing programs for online retailers. Our clients include Le Creuset, WineVine Imports, and Beach Décor Shop, just to name a few. We get excited about raw data. Our passion is assisting online retailers in navigating the sea of analytics data available to them. We then use that data to drive ROI across all of your marketing channels. We’ll help you understand the complex relationships between your various campaigns, optimizing the ones that drive results to the bottom line. PO Box 2724, Blowing Rock • 844-496-TREE (8733) • www.treehausmarketing.com

PRECISION PRINTING

WNC MAGAZINE

OVERMOUNTAIN STUDIOS, INC.

All this and amazing, fast, award-winning customer service, too! Fine four-color printing. On the spot brochures. Fast Signs. Copies. Huge archival art giclees. DVD’s. Bulk mailing. And a 28-year-old reputation for delivering all the right stuff! 1302 Blowing Rock Road, Boone • 828-265-0004 • www.precisionprintinggroup.com

PROFORMA DURKEE

Say hello to marketing that’s proactive, not reactive. All-Inclusive Marketing Services from a Trusted Partner. You need a marketing partner that gets the big picture, but doesn’t shy away from the nitty-gritty details. A partner that offers a marketing agency feel without hefty agency fees. A partner that has access to infinite resources and an unending stream of incredible ideas. A partner that delivers creative campaigns, excellent services, and quality products, all at a fair price. We’re that marketing partner. Say hello to Proforma Durkee. 154 Southgate Drive, Boone • 828-256-0122 • www.ProformaDurkee.com

PULP PRINTHOUSE

The most advanced commercial printer in the region. Our services include creation, digital computer-to-plate, high quality Heidelberg presses, finishing services, direct image mailing services. 1706 West State Street, Bristol • 423-764-5751 • www.getpulp.com

TODD’S CALENDAR

ToddsCalendar.com is the High Country’s new Online Community Calendar. With over 20 searchable categories, you can easily discover what is happening this weekend, next month, and beyond. See event locations, get maps, upload to your other calendars, even send yourself an email reminder. And, anyone can post a public event. It’s FREE and easy to do! 1990 Big Hill Road, Boone • 828-964-5404 • www.toddscalendar.com

SIGN SYSTEMS, INC.

Design, manufacture, installation and service of all types of signage including illuminated, non-illuminated, sandblasted, routed, neon, custom letters, vinyl, real estate signage, interior ADA signage, digital graphics, etc. Family owned and operated for over 30 years in Hickory and Boone. Contact: Tucker Hines, General Manager PO Box 3767, Hickory • 828-322-5622 • www.signsystemsnc.com

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WNC magazine is the premier lifestyle magazine celebrating the unique cultures and people of Western North Carolina. Each beautiful issue includes features on current affairs, profiles on intriguing locals, regular departments including gorgeous homes, outdoor pursuits, little known mountain histories, great weekend escapes, a calendar of regional events, a comprehensive dining guide, and more. 33 Patton Avenue, Asheville • 828-210-5030 • www.gulfstreamcommunications.com

WHITE BLAZE MARKETING

White Blaze Marketing is a full service marketing agency offering professional photography and video production, social media management, and online search/ display advertising through social media and Google networks. 828-278-9397 • www.whiteblazemarketing.com

MUNICIPAL & GOVERNMENT BLOWING ROCK FIRE DEPT

BLOWING ROCK POST OFFICE

BLOWING ROCK POLICE DEPT

BLOWING ROCK TOWN HALL

8001 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-5218 (non emergency) 187 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock • 828-295-5212 (non emergency)

977 North Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-3589 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-5200 • www.townofblowingrock.com

HIGH COUNTRY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

The multi-county planning and development agency for the counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey. 468 New Market Boulevard, Boone • 828-265-5434 • www.regiond.org

HIGH COUNTRY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

A business-led organization serving as the catalyst for workforce development in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey counties. 468 New Market Boulevard, Boone • 828-265-5439 • www.highcountrywdb.com 99


PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO & SOUND SERVICES ANDREW CALDWELL PHOTOGRAPHY

Andrew is a working photography professional as well as an Assistant Professor of Commercial Photography at App State. With 20 years of experience in Real Estate and Architectural photography, and as a certified drone pilot, Andrew provides both still and video options for your listings. His unique approach to post production provides a quick turnaround along with high quality images and video capabilities. 714-244-6933 • www.andrewcaldwell.photography

BOONE PORTRAITS

Boone Portraits is a locally owned and operated professional photography studio. We offer same day printing and digital media content. Look for upcoming holiday events on our website. Call and book your appointment today! 159 Winklers Creek Road, Boone • 828-386-1310 • www.booneportaits.com

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SCOTT PEARSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Scott’s diversity is limitless, not limiting. His diversity has allowed him to explore a wide range of projects. His defined vision and unique point of view have led to the development of a worldwide clientele for his commercial and editorial photography. Scott’s diversity is illustrated in the portfolios of his website, and in hundreds of magazines, books and periodicals published worldwide. 561-758-4924 • www.scottpearsonphoto.com

TODD BUSH PHOTOGRAPHY

Since 1990 Todd Bush has been photographing scenes, businesses, homes and lifestyles of the Blue Ridge based from his High Country commercial photography studio/gallery. His images have appeared worldwide. Call Todd (or visit his website) for Scenic or Advertising Photography. 2989-C Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk • 828-898-8088 • www.bushphoto.com

EMILY ANGLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Images that touch your heart, including romantic wedding storybooks, bridal portraiture, unique family portraits, high school seniors, commercial and special events. Over 20 years of experience dedicated to creating artistic memories you will treasure. Active member of Professional Photographers of North Carolina. Studio or location of your choice. 828-263-8850 • www.anglephotography.com

FLIGHTLESS BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

Flightless Bird Photography is an award-winning wedding and family photography business nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Owner and artist, Chelsea Zimmerman, believes in organic photography that captures genuine, meaningful moments. Specializing in wedding photography and family sessions. 864-680-1277 • www.flightlessbirdphotography.com

INFOCUS PHOTO BOOTH

InFocus Photo Booth is not your typical photo booth. We create the “FUN” for any event and memories to last a lifetime. We cater to proms, weddings, corporate events, sponsored parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras, birthdays, holiday parties, graduations, social gatherings or any event! 704-524-9379 • www.infocusphotobooth.com LONNIE’S PHOTOGRAPHY Lonnie Webster believes that photojournalism is the art of photographing a verb. He specializes in using photojournalism perspectives to capture personalities and real emotions of people and events to tell the story. Family Photographs, Seniors, Portraits, Corporate Events and Special Occasions. Lonnie is an active member of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina. Appointments required. 828-295-7983 • www.lonniesphotography.com

PHOTOS BY META

Photos by Meta is an Online Photography Gallery featuring Nature and Macro Photography of Western North Carolina by Macro Photographer, Meta Gatschenberger, RN. Framed Photos are for sale in Blowing Rock at Rustic and the Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge. PO Box 1571, Blowing Rock • www.photosbymeta.com

RYGID AV

RYGID AV delivers: Professional-grade AV production services for commercial spaces, churches & community events. Relationship-driven partnerships that thrive on face-toface interactions and accessibility. A distinct design perspective that not only focuses on technology, but also embraces the ambiance of each unique space. 980-263-9194 • www.rygidav.com 100

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & PRODUCTS AIRLIE ENTERPRISES, LLC

Parkway Publishers, Inc. announces the release of a new children’s book by North Carolina native, Jonathan Graves, author, and Gail Haley, illustrator: ISABELLA PROPELLER and The Magic Beanie. 828-295-0164 • www.isabellapropeller.com

APPALACHIAN MINI STORAGE

Located on Highway 321 1 1/2 miles north of Blowing Rock on Mack Hampton Road next to 3 Rivers Building Supply. Fenced, security lights, and security gate. Manager on site 9 am-1 pm. Sizes: 10 X 10 through 10 X 20. 187 Mack Hampton Road, Blowing Rock • 828-265-1800

AUSTIN & BARNES FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY

(Formally Reins-Sturdivant 1933-1993) Full and memorial service funerals, graveside services, in-state and out-of-state services, on-site crematory, headstone monuments and markers. Pre-arrangement programs available. Members, Boone Chamber, Blowing Rock Chamber, North Carolina Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. 194 Queen Street, Boone • 828-264-8888 • www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

BETTER ALTERNATIVES

Computer sales and service. Accounting software and networking. Servicing Boone/ Blowing Rock since 1989. Consulting services also available. 1209 Cedar Valley Church Road, Lenoir • 828-758-8164 • www.bacomplete.com

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

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REPUBLIC SERVICES, LLC

Beyond handles payments and HR needs for your business, so you don’t have to! Credit card processing, payroll, HR services/call center, POS systems, employee recruiting and onboarding services, and even small business lending. Beyond can provide a number of back-office solutions for your business, with a heart. Beyond also takes pride in giving back to the community by offering full college scholarships to under privileged families. 1741 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-414-1741 • www.getbeyond.com

COMTECH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Telecommunication services for your business office needs! Com-Tech also offers professionally installed and tested structured cabling for your data network needs. We use only the highest quality components to provide your business with a firm foundation on which to grow. 190-3A Hidden Shadows Drive, Boone • 828-264-0901 • www.comtechnc.net

THE CONES CONDOMINIUM UNIT OWNERS ASSOCIATION 151 The Cones, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9888

THE CONES II CONDOMINIUM OWNERS ASSOCIATION 135-205 Caleb Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9888

DOUGNET COMPUTER CONSULTING

Dougnet is your Honest, Dependable, and Affordable Computer Consultants for the High Country. We specialize in Computer Sales, Service, Repair, Networking, Web Design and much more. Serving both business and residential customers in our goal to provide the best customer satisfaction possible through our Honest and Dependable technicians. Call Today! 375 Highway 105 Extension, Boone • 828-264-0959 • www.dougnetconsulting.com

FIREWALK ADVENTURES

We are the best of the best at creating and delivering paradigm shift experiences. Dave Albin and his team have firewalked over 250,000 people. No one in the Industry comes anywhere close.Our reputation is second to none. Dave and his team facilitated the largest firewalk ever attempted in London in 2005 where 12,300 people firewalked. 540-481-0082 • www.boonefirewalk.com

GLEN BURNEY CONDO ASSOCIATION

131 Glen Burney Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9888

THE HAMPTONS AT BLOWING ROCK CONDO ASSOCIATION Prudden Lane, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9888

THE HIGH COUNTRY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

We unite real estate professionals in the community for the benefit of REALTORS and their clients. The Association is dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in the industry and is committed to maintaining a high level of ethical business practice. 2348 Highway105, Suite 3, Boone • 828-262-5437 • www.highcountryrealtors.org

Industry leader in solid waste and recycling materials. Our collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable services and recycling solutions to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers while keeping safety at the forefront. 300 Brook Hollow Road, Boone • 828-264-3689 • www.republicservices.com

TRAPPER MIKE

For close to 20 years, Trapper Mike has been using modern humane trapping and exclusion techniques. Exclusion/Eviction: Inspection and Identification of all potential entry points for wildlife. Complete and thorough damage repair/prevention measures to ensure wildlife does not re-enter the structure. My goal is to provide complete satisfaction to all of my clients at an affordable price while treating the target wildlife with respect. All work guaranteed. Fully Licensed and Insured. 828.295.6522 • www.facebook.com/TrapperMike

THE VILLAGE AT THE GREEN PARK COA

140-150 Village Drive, Blowing Rock • 828-295-9888

THE WEBB COMPANY

The Premier Moving & Storage Company that is licensed, bonded and insured! Specializing in receiving, storage & delivery of antiques and fine furniture. Local and Long Distance. 60,000 sq ft climate controlled storage. U.S. DOT #746313, ICC MC #339335, C - #2291 125 Dick Watson Road, Deep Gap • 828-264-9322 • www.thewebbcompany.com

WATAUGA COUNTY CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS

The Watauga County Christmas Tree Association represents Christmas tree growers in Watauga County and promotes the sustainable production of Fraser fir--the ‘Cadillac’ of Christmas trees. Grown at an ideal elevation, Watauga County Fraser firs are cultivated on family farms with environmentally friendly practices. The association is actively engaged in marketing our high-quality Christmas trees and strengthening our local agricultural economy. 828-264-3061 • www.wataugachristmastrees.org/choose_c

WJ OFFICE CITY

Serving the area since 1976. Office Supplies, Office Furniture (Design and Installation), Copiers, Printers, Faxes, & Service Department. Ask us about The WJ Way. You’ll See the Difference. 118 South Big Valley Street, Boone • 828-264-3283 • www.wjoffice.com

YOUR FAVORITE ASSISTANT

Simplify your workday and get the help you need for completing time-consuming and challenging administrative tasks-all without the overhead of hiring a traditional employee. Excellent qualifications and extensive experience. Help is here! 828-263-4066 • www.facebook.com/yourfavoriteassistant • www.yourfavoriteassistant.com

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SALONS CANVAS BEAUTY BAR

Canvas Beauty Bar is dedicated to sharing a love of style, health and beauty with the High Country. Through the utmost education, we create a culture of luxury and innovation, where personalized services bring out the best in the client and the stylist. 151 Howard Street, Boone • 828-355-9688 • www.canvasboone.com

STUDIO M SALON

Studio M Salon provides excellent and affordable hair care services and products for women, men and children. Conveniently located in downtown Blowing Rock. 131 Morris Street, Suite 1, Blowing Rock • 828-414-9333 • www.studiomsalon1.com

TOURISM & VISITOR INFORMATION ASHE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1 N Jefferson Avenue, Suite C, West Jefferson • 336-846-9550 • www.ashechamber.com

BLOWING ROCK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 828-295-7851 • 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock • www.blowingrockncchamber.com

BOONE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

870 West King Street, Suite A, Boone • 828-264-2225 • www.boonechamber.com

TRANSPORTATION AIR HAVEN LIMO & TROLLEY

Offering a 30 passenger trolley which captures the charm of our scenic area. Also, a classic original Excalibur convertible and an extremely comfortable limousine van, a 4x4 Excursion or a Mercedes executive limo. We do airport shuttles in multiple luxury vehicles, local pick-ups and drop-offs, weddings, sightseeing tours, and nights out on the town. Old time service with extraordinary vehicles. 362 Haven Way, Boone • 828-265-2504 • www.AirhavenLimo.com

BLOWING ROCK SERVICE STATION

Corner of Hwy 321 and Sunset Drive. Blowing Rock’s oldest full service station. Offering the finest in service and parts and a wide selection of tires. Mechanic on duty. Wrecker service. 7816 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock • 828-295-7662

HENDRICK LUXURY GROUP

Hendrick Luxury Group is the nation’s largest privately held automotive dealership group and the sixth-largest automotive dealership group overall, based on 2015 units sold, according to Automotive News Top 125 Dealerships Groups. 704-568-5550 • www.hendrickauto.com • See ad below

THE HICKORY HOP

Why drive when you can HOP? Service to Charlotte Airport... now serving Blowing Rock and Boone. 3101 9th Avenue NW, Hickory • 828-327-2340 • www.hickoryhop.com

BLOWING ROCK TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Stop by our Visitor Center in the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce at 132 Park Avenue! We have a wealth of information on the Blowing Rock area, and our friendly staff will help you have the best visit possible. We are always here to help! 159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock • 828-295-4636 • www.blowingrock.com

CALDWELL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1909 Hickory Boulevard, SE, Lenoir • 828-726-0616 • www.caldwellchambernc.com

HIGH COUNTRY HOST

Visit our regional visitor information center, staffed by knowledgeable travel counselors 362 days a year! 6370 US 321 South, Blowing Rock • 828-264-1299 • www.mountainsofnc.com

WATAUGA COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

The Watauga County TDA staff maintains an office in downtown Boone, NC for the purpose of carrying out the tourism-related marketing and infrastructure development initiatives as defined by the TDA Board of Directors. 828-266-1345 • www.exploreboonearea.com

WILKES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

717 Main Street, North Wilkesboro • 336-838-8662 • www.wilkesnc.org

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APPALACHIAN ENERGY L&N PERFORMANCE AUTO REPAIR

L&N Performance Auto has been serving Watauga County since 2008. Offering a 24,000 mile - 24 month nation wide warranty - A NAPA AutoCare Repair Facility We’re Blowing Rock’s Auto Repair Professionals. www.facebook.com/lnauto 189 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock • 828-266-9077 • www.boone.lnautorepair.com

The only local heating oil distributor in Blowing Rock. Fuel oil and kerosene delivery. Propane cylinder refills. Automatic delivery service. Commercial and residential. Competitive rates and budget pay programs. 24-hour emergency service. Blowing Rock Oil, a division of Appalachian Energy, a subsidiary of GB Energy. 2228 Old Highway 421 South, Boone • 828-295-9563 • www.gbenergy.com

BLUE RIDGE ENERGY

The finest in automobile sales, leasing, service, parts and collision centers. 300 New Market Boulevard, Boone • 828-264-6111 • www.ModernFordofBoone.com

Your complete source for innovative energy solutions, encompassing both a memberowned electric cooperative and a propane and fuels subsidiary. We serve more than 57,000 customers across northwest NC. 2491 Highway 421 South, Boone • 828-264-3521 • www.blueridgeemc.com • See ad below

MODERN SUBARU OF BOONE

CAROLINA WEST WIRELESS

MODERN FORD OF BOONE

Modern Subaru is part of Modern Automotive out of Winston-Salem, NC, a familyowned automotive group established in 1933. The Fowler family is proud to offer the Subaru product to the high country and invites you to experience the Modern difference. 185 Modern Drive, Boone • 828-264-0675 • www.modernsubaru.com

MODERN TOYOTA OF BOONE

Modern Toyota of Boone is part of Modern Automotive, a family-owned automotive group established in 1933 in Winston-Salem, NC. Winner of the prestigious Toyota President’s Award for customer service every year since we opened. Experience the Modern difference. 225 Modern Drive, Boone • 828-264-1491 • www.moderntoyotaofboone.com

ROSS CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE

Ross is a Premier new and used Chrysler, Jeep, RAM and Dodge Dealer in the Boone Region. Ross has the Chrysler, Jeep, RAM or Dodge you have been searching for at a price you can afford. With a friendly and helpful sales staff, highly skilled mechanics and multiple automotive certifications, Ross is your greater Boone Chrysler, Jeep, RAM and Dodge dealer 2282 Highway 105 South, Boone • 828-264-3626 • www.rossauto.com

SKYLINE MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION

SkyLine, a local telecommunications cooperative, and its subsidiary, SkyBest Communications, offer local and long-distance telephone services, High-Speed Internet, monitored security systems, business systems and network solutions. 157 Seven Devils Road, Banner Elk • 828-963-1350 • www.skyline.org • See ad below

STAY IN THE KNOW. Surveillance | Automation Security Systems

TRI-CITIES REGIONAL AIRPORT

Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina and Eastern Kentucky. TRI offers nonstop flights to four hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando/Sanford and Tampa/Clearwater-St. Petersburg) on Allegiant, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. For more information about TriCities Airport. 2525 Highway 75, Suite 301, Blountville • 423-325-6000 • www.TRIflight.com

Carolina West Wireless was formed in 1991 and is owned by a partnership consisting of Skyline Telephone, Surry Telephone and Wilkes Telecommunications. Headquartered in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Carolina West Wireless provides its customers in ten (10) western NC counties with innovative technology including data and mobile services, the latest wireless equipment and competitive wireless plans that provide national coverage. 1126 Blowing Rock Road, Boone • 828-264-5007 • www.carolinawest.com • See ad below

While exploring the unknown.

Contact us for a FREE consultation today! skybest.com 1-800-759-2226 *Restrictions apply. 106

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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF MEMBERS 100 West Union................................................24 4 Forty Four.............................................70,71,76 A Bear’s Den At Timber Ridge...........................39 A Stone’s Throw................................................39 A-1 Termite & Pest Control................................74 Adam E. Hill DDS..............................................93 Ada’s Cottages Of Blowing Rock.....................39 Advanced Illness Management........................93 Advanced Realty...............................................76 Advertising Design Systems.............................96 Air Haven Limo & Trolley...........................88, 105 Airlie Enterprises, LLC....................................101 Allen Wealth Management................................90 Almost Rodeo Drive..........................................24 Alpine Village Inn...............................................45 Alta Vista Gallery...............................................22 Amerisouth Mortgage Company..................... 90 An Appalachian Summer Festival............ 11,12,15 Anderson Mountain Rentals............................ 39 Andrew Caldwell Photography.......................100 Anjula Caldwell Designs...................................96 Anne’s Garden Kitchen.....................................57 Antler Ridge......................................................39 Appalachian Energy........................................107 Appalachian Evergreens Choose & Cut.................................................12 Appalachian Home Care, LLC..........................93 Appalachian Mini Storage..............................101 Appalachian Regional Healthcare System..........................................93 Appalachian Signs............................................96 Appalachian Ski Mountain...........................11,17 Appalachian State University.......................86,87 Appalachian Brian Estates................................79 Apple Hill Farm.................................................12 Art Of Living Retreat Center......................53,54,93 Art Of Oil...........................................................57 Artwalk..............................................................26 Ashe County Chamber Of Commerce...........104 Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory.................................................101 Azalea Carriage Transportation........................88 Azalea Garden Inn.............................................45 Back to School Festival....................................82 Banks Landscaping..........................................75 Barter Theatre...................................................12 BB&T.................................................................90 Best Cellar.........................................................59 Better Alternatives..........................................101 Better Business Bureau..................................101 Beyond...........................................................102 Bistro Roca.................................................59,60 Blackberry Creek Mattress...............................31 Blane & Wilson, PLLC.......................................90 Blowing Rock ABC Store..................................67 Blowing Rock Antique Center ..........................21 Blowing Rock Art & History Museum .................12 108

Blowing Rock Attraction .................................12,13 Blowing Rock Brewing Company...................59,67 Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S......................................82 Blowing Rock Chamber Of Commerce ...........104 Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show ..............10,13 Blowing Rock Civic Association ........................82 Blowing Rock Community Club Library ............87 Blowing Rock Community Foundation .............82 Blowing Rock Conference Center ................53,54 Blowing Rock Country Club ...............................17 Blowing Rock Estate Jewelry .............................34 Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery .................22 Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery ...........................31 Blowing Rock Garden Club ................................82 Blowing Rock Harley-Davidson ..........................24 Blowing Rock Historical Society ........................83 Blowing Rock Inn ................................................47 Blowing Rock Interiors ........................................76 Blowing Rock Market ....................................57,67 Blowing Rock Medical Park / Plus Urgent Care .............................................93,95 Blowing Rock Methodist Church .......................81 Blowing Rock News ............................................96 Blowing Rock Properties ...............................39,76 Blowing Rock Resort Rentals & Sales ........................................................39,77 Blowing Rock School .........................................87 Blowing Rock Service Station ..........................106 Blowing Rock TDA ...........................................104 Blowing Rock Victorian Inn ................................47 Blowing Rock Women’s Club ............................83 Blowing Rock Woodworks .................................31 Blowing Rocket/ Mountain Times Publication ..........................96,97 Blue Bear Mountain Campground ..........40,55,88 Blue Ridge Chapter, American Red Cross ......................................83 Blue Ridge Conservancy................................10,83 Blue Ridge Energy..............................................107 Blue Ridge Media Web Design............................96 Blue Ridge Mountain Club.............................7,113 Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals, Inc.......................40 Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation...................83,84 Blue Ridge Realty & Investments........................77 Blue Ridge Women In Agriculture........................83 Bob Timberlake Inn At Chetola ...........................38 Bolick Family Pottery...........................................22 Boone Area Chamber Of Commerce...............104 Boone Cabin Rentals..........................................40 Boone Golf Club..................................................17 Boone Healing Arts Center.............................93 Boone Paint & Interiors ..................................74 Boone Portraits..............................................100 Boone Rent-All & Parties Too.......................88 Boxwood Lodge .............................................47 Bradley G. Dowdy, AIA - Architect ...................72 Broyhill Equestrian Preserve ..........................17

Bull N’ Bear ...................................................40 Finley House Couture .................................24 Bush Carpet Cleaning ..................................74 Firethorn...................................................79 C.R. Catering & Venue Firewalk Adventures..................................102 At Boone Golf Course .........................57,88 First Baptist Church.....................................81 Cabin Fever Of Watauga .........................26,31 First Citizens Bank..................................90,91 Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care ............94 Flintlock Campground................................55 Calloway Chiropractic Clinic ........................94 Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub............................62 Camp Coffee Roasters .................................58 Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge.................94 Canvas Beauty Bar ......................................104 Food Lion .....................................................58 Caring Concepts Mobile Vet Hospice ..........94 Footsloggers .........................................18,25 Carlton Gallery ..............................................23 Foscoe Rentals ...........................................42 Carolina Cabin Rentals ................................40 Frugal Gourmet Catering ............................58 Carolina Helicopter Group............................13 Frye’s Sign Company .................................97 Carolina Mountain Life Magazine ...............96 Gaines Kiker Silversmith ............................35 Carolina West Wireless ..............................107 Gallery C.......................................................23 Carriage Trade Living ....................................21 Gamekeeper Restaurant ............................62 Casa Rustica .................................................60 Gideon Ridge Inn ...................................38,65 Casting Bread Ministries ............................83 Gilded Lily By Patra .....................................27 CCC&TI ..........................................................90 Glen Burney Condo Association ..............102 Century 21 Mountain Vistas ........................77 Go Postal Printing .......................................97 Chair & Equipment Rentals ..........................88 Golden Thistle Design ................................88 Chestnut Grille At Green Park Inn ..............60 Grace Ridge Retirement Community........79 Chetola Resort ................................40,41,47,54 Grandfather Mountain .................................13 Chick-Fil-A At Boone....................................61 Grandfather Mountain Campground ........55 Christmas In Blowing Rock ..........................26 Grandfather Vineyard & Winery .................67 Classic Stone Works ....................................70 Greater Foscoe Mining Company ...............18 Clemens Welding & Machine Shop ............70 Green Valley Arborist...................................75 Cliff Dwellers Inn ...........................................47 Gregory Alan’s ...........................................33 Comfort Suites .............................................49 Greystone Insurance Comtech Communications, Inc .................102 A Division Of LifeStore Insurance ..........96 Cones II Condominium Grilled Cheese Cafe ...................................62 Owners Association .................................102 Ground Effects Maintenance LLC.............75 Cost Segregation Services, Inc. ..................90 Hamptons At Blowing Rock Country Inn & Suites ....................................49 Condo Association ...............................102 Courtyard By Marriott ..................................49 Handtiques .................................................27 Creative Printing ...........................................96 Hanna’s...............................................21 Cross Trade International .............................26 Hastings House .........................................42 Crown Gallery ...............................................23 Hawksnest Snowtubing And Zipline .......18 Deal, Moseley & Smith, LLP ..........................90 Heart Of Blowing Rock - 945 Main ........39, 42 Dewoolfson Down ........................................33 Heart Of The Rock ....................................27 Di Santi, Watson, Capua, Hemlock Inn ...............................................49 Wilson & Garrett ......................................90 Hendrick Luxury Group ............................105 Dianne Davant & Associates .......................76 Hess & Hess, LLP ......................................91 Divide Tavern & Restaurant ......................61.62 Hickory Furniture Mart ..........................32,33 Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine ................................13 Hickory Hop ...............................................105 Dougnet Computer Consulting ..................102 Hidden Valley Motel ....................................49 Dylan’s Hearts .............................................83 High Country 365 / Echota ............................................................78 Main Street Marketing ............................97 Edmisten Heating & Cooling Inc. .................74 High Country Association Of Realtors .....102 Edward Jones Investments ..........................91 High Country Breast Cancer Elk Creek Outfitters .......................................18 Foundation Inc. .......................................83 Emily Angle Photography ...........................100 High Country Council Of Government........99 English Connection .......................................57 High Country Jazz Society ..........................13 Fairfield Inn & Suites .....................................49 High Country Press, Inc. ..............................97 FaithBridge United High Country Radio .....................................97 Methodist Church .....................................81 High Country Workforce Development. ...99 Fall Creek Cabins ..........................................42 High Gravity Adventures Zip Line Famous Toastery .....................................61,63 & Aerial Park .............................................19 Fig Leaf Ltd. ...................................................24 High Mountain Expeditions ....................18,19 109


Highland Pro Clean ......................................74 Moon Thai Sushi At Blowing Rock .................63 Hillwinds Inn ................................................50 Moondance Catering ......................................58 Historic Green Park Inn .........................48,50 Mount Sinai Cabin ............................................43 Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South ..50 Mountain Aire Golf Club ...................................19 Hollar’s Construction Company, LLC ....70 Mountain Alliance .............................................87 Holman Distillery .........................................68 Mountain Construction Enterprises ................72 Homestead Inn.............................................50 Mountain Heritage Systems .............................74 Horn In The West ...............................................14 Mountain Home Music .....................................14 The Horton Hotel...............................................50 Mountain Laurel Floristry............................28,89 The Horton Rooftop Lounge.............................68 Mountainaire Inn & Log Cabins ..............44,52 Hospitality House..............................................84 Mountains To Coast Guide Services ..............19 Hound Ears Lodge & Club ...............................54 Mountain View Sound & Video .......................74 Hunger & Health Coalition ...............................84 M-Prints .........................................................98 In/Visible Theatre ...............................................14 Mustard Seed Market ................................28,29 Incredible Toy Company ....................................23 My Mountain Home ......................................29 Infocus Photobooth .......................................100 Mystery Hill .......................................................14 Inn At Crestwood ..............................................50 Natural Beauty.................................................29 Inn At Ragged Gardens ......................................52 NC Guardian Ad Litem J. McLaughlin ...................................................25 24th Judicial District ....................................91 J.W. Tweeds ......................................................25 Neaco .........................................................29,33 Jefferson Landing Club ................................19,54 New Leaf Homes. ...........................................72 Jenkins Realtors ...............................................77 Oasis Inc..........................................................85 Jenkins Rentals.................................................43 Oasis Shriners.................................................85 Jim Otterman, Realtor .......................................77 Outback Steakhouse .....................................63 Kilwin’s Chocolates ...........................................58 Overlook At Rocky Meadows .......................102 L&N Performance Auto Repair .........................105 Overmountain Studios, Inc ............................98 La Quinta...........................................................52 Papa Joe’s Italian-American Restaurant .....63 Last Straw .....................................................27,33 Partners! Canines ..........................................85 Laurel Ridge Construction Co. Inc. ................70 Pell Painting .....................................................75 Leatherwood Mountains .......................42,43,88 Pepper’s Restaurant ......................................63 Leatherwood Stables.........................................19 Photos By Meta ..............................................100 Ledford House ...................................................43 Piedmont Federal Savings Bank ..................91 Lees-Mcrae Summer Theatre ..........................14 Precision Printing ..........................................98 Lifestore Bank & Insurance .........................91,92 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty .......78 Linville Caverns ..................................................14 Proforma Durkee .............................................98 Linville Falls Winery ..........................................68 Project Dance Foundation .............................85 Linville Ridge (The Lutgert Pulp Printhouse .............................................98 Companies) .....................................................79 Quality Inn & Suites University - Boone .........52 Log House Florist .............................................89 Refresh Your Space, Inc .................................75 Longevity Electrical Service Inc .......................72 Reids Cafe And Catering ................................58 Lonnie’s Photography ...................................100 Renaissance II Productions ...........................89 Lyons Realty, Inc. ..............................................77 Republic Services LLC ................................103 Main Street Gallery/ Restaurant At Gideon Ridge Inn ....................64 Expressions Craft ..........................................23 Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters ...........................19 Makoto’s Japanese Steak House ...................63 Ridgeview Manor Vacation Home Rental ......44 Marmalade ........................................................59 Ridgeway Inn .................................................53 Martin House Gallery ..........................................23 Rivercross Market ...........................................23 Mast Farm Inn ..................................................38 Riverside Log Cabin Rentals .........................44 Mast General Store..................................14,17,28 Robert W. Whatley, CPA .................................92 Meadowbrook Inn ...................................51,52,54 Rock Dimensions ...........................................19 Mellow Mushroom ............................................63 Roey’s 12 Corners Custom Quilts .................29 Meridian Agency ...............................................98 Ross Chrysler Jeep Dodge .........................106 Misty Watson, CPA P.A.....................................91 Rotary Club Of Blowing Rock .....................85 Modern Ford Of Boone ....................................106 Rowland’s At Westglow Resort And Spa ......64 Modern Subaru Of Boone ..............................106 Rug Company ...........................................21,33 Modern Toyota Of Boone ..............................106 Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church .......81 Mountain Thread Company ............................28 Rustic ...............................................................29 Monkee’s Of Blowing Rock .............................25 Rygid AV .......................................................100 Moody’s Handmade Furniture ........................34 Samaritan’s Purse ..........................................85 110

Savannah’s Oyster House .............................64 Treehaus Marketing.........................................99 Schaefer Center Presents... Tri-Cities Regional Airport ..........................106 At Appalachian State University.................14 Turchin Center .................................................17 Scott Pearson Photography .......................101 Tweetsie Railroad .......................................16,17 Serves You Right !.......................23,24,28,29, 34 Twigs ..............................................................66 Shankara Ayurveda Spa ................................35 United Community Bank ...............................92 Shops At The Martin House .........................35 Unwound .......................................................31 Sign Systems, Inc...........................................98 Vidalia Restaurant & Wine Bar ..........................66 Six Pence Pub ............................................64,65 Village At The Green Park COA ......................103 Sketchline Architecture ..............................,,..72 Village Cafe .................................................66,67 Sky Retreat .....................................................54 Village Hardware At Blowing Rock ...............72 Sky Valley Zip Tours .......................................20 Village Inn Of Blowing Rock ..........................53 Skyline Membership Corporation ........106,107 Village Jewelers ..............................................35 Skyline National Bank ..................................92 Village Pharmacy ............................................94 Sleep Inn .........................................................53 Vincent Properties ..........................................78 Slopeside Lodging ........................................44 Virginia Powell, Realtor ..................................78 Southmarke ................................................35,36 Vixster ...............................................................75 Southern Highland Craft Guild..................14,31 VPC Builders .............................................72,73 Spa At Chetola Resort ...................................37 Vx3 Trail Rides ................................................20 Spa At Crestwood ..........................................37 Wahoo’s Adventures .....................................20 Speckled Trout Restaurant Waite Financial, LLC ......................................92 & Bottle Bar ..............................................64,68 Walker College Of Business ..........................87 Spectrum Reach ............................................99 WAMY Community Action .............................85 Spice & Tea Exchange ..............................29,59 Warren Consulting & Design ..........................74 St. Mary Of The Hills Episcopal Church .........81 Watauga County Christmas Tree Farms .....103 State Farm Insurance Watauga County Habitat For Humanity ........85 Joy Whitlatch, Agent .....................................95 Watauga County Schools ..............................87 Stick Boy Bread Co., Inc. ...............................59 Watauga County TDA ..................................104 Stick Boy Kitchen .............................................65 Watauga Humane Society .............................86 Sticks N’ Stones .............................................44 Webb Company ...........................................103 Storie Street Grille ..........................................65 Wells Fargo Bank .............................................92 Studio M Salon ...........................................104 Welter Entertainment ......................................89 Subway ............................................................65 We’re Good Sports ........................................31 Suddreth Cottage ............................................45 West Masonry And Construction, Inc ..........72 Sugar Mountain Resort ................................20 Western Youth Network ..................................86 Sunny Rock Eggs & Things ..........................65 Westglow Resort & Spa ...........................37,54 Sunset & Vine ............................................58,68 White Blaze Marketing ...................................99 Sunset Tee’s & Hattery ..................................25 WHJ Design, Inc. .............................................72 Sweetgrass ...................................................79 Whole Shebang .............................................89 Swiss Mountain Village.. ...............................45 Wilkes Chamber Of Commerce ..................104 Table At Crestwood ......................................66 Willow Creek Golf Course ............................20 Take Heart ......................................................31 Wine To Water .................................................86 Tammy Taylor Interiors ...................................76 WJ Office City ...............................................103 Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock .......................35 WNC Magazine................................................99 Tazmaraz .....................................................25 Women’s Fund Of The Blue Ridge.................86 The Backstreet Bakery ..................................58 Woodlands Barbecue ...................................67 The Children’s Council .................................83 Wren’s Nest......................................................75 The Cones Condominium Unit Yonahlossee Racquet Club ..........................21 Owners Association ................................102 Your Favorite Assistant ...................................103 The Coves Mountain River Club ...................79 ZAP Fitness ..............................................21,53 The Ridgeline ..................................................64 Thermal Valley Hang Gliding ............................20 Timberlake’s At Chetola Resort ...................66 Todd Bush Photography ..............................101 Todd’s Calendar .............................................98 Town Of Seven Devils ...................................79 Town Tavern .....................................................66 Traditions Pottery ..........................................31 Trapper Mike .................................................103 www.loveblowingrock.com 111


IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS POLICE DEPT. 828-295-5212 FIRE DEPT. 828-295-5218 TOWN HALL 828-295-5200

“I’ve seen a lot of High Country communities and none compare to Blue Ridge Mountain Club.” Hutch Johnson, Award-Winning Residential Designer Blue Ridge Mountain Club Homeowner

PLANNING & INSPECTIONS 828-295-5240 ROBBINS POOL 828-295-5224

BLOWING ROCK SCHOOL 828-295-3204

Hutch and Kate Johnson in front of their home at Blue Ridge Mountain Club

PARKS & RECREATION 828-295-5222

Homes & Condominiums from $430k. Homesites from $80k.

BLOWING ROCK POST OFFICE 828-295-3589

To learn more or plan your visit, contact Team BRMC: 828-414-4261 or online at ExploreBRMC.com Obtain the Property Report required by Federal Law before signing anything. All information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted. This information shall not constitute a valid offer in any state where prior registration is required. This information and features and information described and depicted herein is based on proposed development plans, which are subject to change without notice. Actual development may or may not be as currently proposed. No guarantee is made that the features, amenities, or facilities depicted by an artist’s rendering or otherwise described herein will be built, or, if built will be the same type, size, or nature as depicted or described. © 2015 Blowing Rock Resort Venture, LLC.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 828-295-7323

ALL NEW PREMIER AMENITIES NOW OPEN AT BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN CLUB

The Blowing Rock Chamber would like to thank the following businesses for contributing pictures throughout the directory: The Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority @blowingrocknc, Andrew Caldwell Photography (front cover), Anjula Caldwell Designs, Amanda Lugenbell, Lonnie Webster, Meta Gatschenberger, Susan Boles, and Patricia Joynes. 112

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