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2017 OFFICIAL BOONE AREA VISITOR'S GUIDE

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WELCOME TO BOONE, NC

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re you ready for a true mountain adventure like no other? From the breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the inviting forests and streams of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Boone gives you a million ways to step away from your everyday routine and step outside yourself. While it is the hub of commerce in North Carolina’s High Country, the main streets of downtown Boone have retained the nostalgic feel of the town’s early days. Our shops, restaurants, galleries, and boutiques give downtown Boone an old-fashioned feel, while the architectural buildings of Appalachian State University serve as a modern backdrop for this vibrant mountain town. There’s even a 40-foot climbing wall in the middle of downtown. So when we say there’s adventure waiting around every corner, we mean it! In Boone, accommodations span the price range. There are romantic bed & breakfasts situated in bustling villages and secluded in mountain valleys. Luxurious, modern hotels are conveniently Airports Servicing located throughout the the Boone Area: area. Our wide variety Charlotte of mountain cabins, 2 Hours cottages, and condos Douglas (CLT) provide the comforts and Greensboro / 2 conveniences of home while immersing you in distinctly Triad (GSO) Hours different surroundings. Tri-Cities, TN 1.5 No matter where you (TRI) Hours stay, you’ll experience the mountain hospitality Asheville, NC that keeps people coming 2 Hours (AVL) back for generations.

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Distances From Surrounding Cities CITY

DISTANCE

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Charlotte, NC

102 miles

2 hours

Raleigh, NC

187 miles

3 hours

Greensboro, NC

114 miles

2 hours

Greenville, SC

158 miles

2.5 hours

Columbia, SC

185 miles

3 hours

Atlanta, GA

301 miles

5 hours

Roanoke, VA

185 miles

3 hours

Knoxville, TN

160 miles

3 hours

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SPRING IN BOONE

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s winter melts into spring, our mountains begin their annual awakening and renewal. One of the nation’s most unique ecosystems explodes in blooms on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Explore trails and valleys for rare birds and scenic vistas unhidden by summer leaves. In fact, Grandfather Mountain is home to one of the most diverse bird breeding grounds in the U.S. The melting snow and occasional spring showers enhance the flow of our rivers and mountain streams making this a good time for waterfall viewing, canoeing and kayaking. April ushers in the start of Trout season for one of the best fly fishing destinations in the Southeast. The Boone area’s miles of scenic, pristine rivers and streams are a magnet for anglers in search of trout. Professional outfitters can guide you to secret spots for a memorable day of casting from the shore, wading in the rapids, or floating with the flow. April also means the start of great events in the Boone area including MerleFest, one of the Southeast’s top music festivals in nearby Wilkesboro, and the four-day SAVOR Blowing Rock featuring winemakers’ dinners. May brings the return of Boone’s free Friday afternoon “Concerts on the Lawn” at the Jones House. And, you can hear that distinctive sound of Average Temperature Tweetsie’s steam whistle signaling the seasonal HIGH LOW opening of the Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park, where March 51˚ 31˚ kids of all ages can take a ride on an authentic narrowApril 63˚ 40˚ gauge steam locomotive.

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chool’s out, the weather is nice and the mountains beckon. With an average daytime high of 78 degrees and cool evening breezes, it’s the perfect season to visit the Boone area. Families will appreciate the diversity of outdoor adventure like golf, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, fishing, ziplining, rock-climbing and a variety of water activities. Enjoy whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking, or perhaps a leisurely inner tube float on world-class rivers. If you like mountain biking, you will love Rocky Knob Park, our 185acre mountain bike park with 8.5 miles of stacked loop trails, bike skills areas, a pump track, picnic pavilion and natural playground. Explore the past at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum and see how early settlers adapted to mountain life in the late 1700s. Then, stroll through the nearby Daniel Boone Native Gardens to view more than 150 native species of plants. From midJune to early July, native Rhododendrons put on a spectacular show of blossoms around the area. If you are looking for events, the Appalachian Summer Festival, Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Boone’s “Horn in the West” (the nation’s third longest running outdoor drama) anchor a summer Average Temperature full of festivals and events. And while you’re here, don’t forget to visit our HIGH LOW nationally known attractions June 76˚ 55˚ like Tweetsie Railroad and Grandfather Mountain. July 78˚ 58˚

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SUMMER IN BOONE

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FALL IN BOONE

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rom the stunning vistas of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the peaceful beauty of Valle Crucis, the Boone area is a blaze of color during leaf season. The spectacular color palette against a Carolina blue sky is world famous! Fall also features the excitement of Appalachian State Mountaineer football, arts & craft shows, and signature events like the Boone Heritage Festival, the Valle Country Fair and the Woolly Worm Festival. Fall is the perfect time for a pre-holiday shopping trip to Boone. With the Original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, Tanger Outlets, antique stores and specialty shops in quaint downtowns, you will find something for everyone on your list. The Boone area is famous for its Fraser Fir Christmas trees and our large concentration of “choose & cut” tree farms. So, step away from the artificial trees and bring the family to Boone to pick out your farm fresh Christmas tree this year. You don’t even have to bring a saw! Pick out the perfect tree and the farm staff will cut it, net it, and secure it to your vehicle. Many of the area Average Temperature farms offer hayrides, music, hot chocolate and apple cider to further enhance the HIGH LOW experience. And, if it’s cold September 71˚ 52˚ enough to make snow, many of the area ski resorts open October 63˚ 41˚ in late November and offer November 53˚ 32˚ great early ski season deals.

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ith three area ski resorts (Appalachian Ski Mountain, Beech Mountain, and Sugar Mountain) all within a 20 mile radius, Boone is considered the ski capital of the South. Our area ski resorts are continually focused on improving the experience for their guests. Those improvements over the last three years include a new run, new lifts, new equipment and renovations to lodge areas. In the Boone area, snow making technology just keeps getting better, so slope conditions stay more consistent. Bring your own equipment or rent everything when you get here. Need a lesson? No problem! Appalachian Ski Mountain is home to the French Swiss Ski School, the best known ski school in the Southeast, where they have taught over a million people from ages 4 to 88 how to ski. In addition to downhill skiing, winter activities include snowboarding, ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and snow tubing. The Boone area is home to Hawksnest Snow Tubing, one of the largest snow tubing operations on the East Coast with 30 lanes and even winter ziplining if conditions allow. After your day of winter fun, cozy up by the fire, check out our local breweries, or enjoy one of our signature Average Temperature restaurants for a warm, hearty meal. Winter in the HIGH LOW mountains is a magical time. The people of Boone are warm December 45˚ 26˚ and friendly and invite you January 42˚ 23˚ to come and enjoy just the right amount of adventure! February 44˚ 24˚

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WINTER IN BOONE

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PLACES TO STAY

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES

165 NC 105 EXTENSION, BOONE, NC 28607 PHONE: 828-262-1234 • Newly Renovated • Free High-Speed Internet • Refrigerators • Microwave Ovens • Select rooms feature fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. • Queen or king beds offer Tempur-Pedic Dream Spa mattresses. • Large 1,400 sq. ft. conference center and pet friendly.

SUPER 8

2419 NC 105, BOONE, NC 28607 PHONE: 828-264-4133 • Free RV Parking w/ Outdoor Outlets • Free High-Speed Internet • Largest Indoor Pool in Boone • Free 8-Item SuperStart Breakfast • In-Room Refrigerators • Microwaves • And More! • Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.

SLEEP INN BOONE, NC

163 HWY. 105 EXTENSION, BOONE, NC 28607 PHONE: 828-262-0020 • Newly Renovated • Cable/Satellite TV • Free Local Calls • In-Room Coffee Maker • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet • And More! • Located only one mile from Appalachian State University.

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PLACES TO STAY

• One mile to ASU • All rooms are Suites • Microwave, Refrigerator, Sleeper Sofa

1184 Highway 105

828.268.0099

• Complimentary “Savory Starts” Breakfast • Large Indoor Pool and Game Room

• Only two miles to ASU • Walk to a variety of restaurants • Indoor Pool & Fitness Room

1184 Highway 105

• Complimentary Breakfast

828.268.0099

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A Modern Hilltop Hotel With Blue Ridge Mountain Views Suites With A Sofa Bed, MiniRefrigerator, Microwave & Balcony AppalCart Free Bus Transportation Within The Area Clean And Fresh Hampton Bed® 24-Hour Suite Shop With Beverages, Snacks & Travel Essentials Free WiFi In Every Room Free Hot Breakfast Gym/Fitness Center 1.5 Miles From ASU Heated Indoor Pool Scenic Outdoor Seating Areas

1252 US Highway 421 S., Boone

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PLACES TO STAY

Award winning Courtyard by Marriott in the heart of Boone Heated indoor pool, fitness center, and hot tub Beautiful outdoor Courtyard with cozy fire pit Spacious guest rooms and suites, plus 1,000 square feet of meeting space

Free enhanced Wi-Fi access and flat screen HD-TV in guest rooms The Bistro, on-site restaurant and bar, open for breakfast & dinner 24-Hour Starbucks and Market Smoke free environment

1050 Highway 105 Boone, North Carolina 28607 1-828-265-7676 | www.marriott.com/hkybn

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PLACES TO STAY

PLACES TO STAY HOTELS & MOTELS

GREENE’S MOTEL

BAYMONT INN & SUITES

(828) 264-0077 1075 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607 www.baymontinns.com 100% nonsmoking rooms. Free continental breakfast, free Internet, HBO. Heated indoor pool and spa.

BOONE TRAIL MOTEL

(828) 264-8839 275 E. King Street, Boone, NC 28607 Near Dan’l Boone Inn and ASU. Picnic area. Apartments sleep 8.

COMFORT SUITES

(866) 854-5959 • (828) 268-0099 1184 Highway 105, Boone NC 28607 www.hgmhotels.com Whirlpool suites, fitness room, complimentary newspaper and breakfast bar.

COUNTRY INN AND SUITES

(828) 264-4234 • (800) 596-2375 818 E. King Street, Boone, NC 28607 www.countryinns.com Jacuzzi suites and two-room suites available. Indoor heated pool, whirlpool and fitness center.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT

(828) 265-7676 1050 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607 www.marriott.com The Marriott Courtyard with 100 rooms opened in January 2012. The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. Suites and meeting room also available.

HAMPTON INN & SUITES

(828) 386-6464 1252 US Highway 421 South, Boone www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com/ en/hotels/north-carolina/ hampton-inn-and-suites-booneHKYBOHX/index.html Boone’s newest hotel is a modern hilltop hotel with Blue Ridge Mountain views. Free hot breakfast, served 7 days a week, free WiFi available in your room, throughout the hotel and in our modern business center. Indoor heated pool with an attached outdoor terrace.

HIDDEN VALLEY MOTEL

(828) 963-4372 8725 Hwy. 105 S. Boone NC 28607 www.hiddenvalleymotel.com Small, family run motel, attractive gardens near attractions and skiing.

HIGHLAND HILLS MOTEL

(828) 264-2277 • (800) 948-5276 www.highlandhillscabins.com Cottages, rooms, units with Jacuzzi, wireless Internet. Cabins sleep up to 11 people.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

(828) 264-2451 • (888) SEE-MTNS 1943 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, NC www.expressboone.com Close to area attractions and ASU. Bridal & executive suites with Jacuzzi. In-room coffee and exercise facility.

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES

FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES

(828) 262-1234 165 Hwy 105 Ext, Boone, NC 28607 www.LQ.com Beautiful mountain lodge featuring indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, and high speed wireless Internet. Suites with Jacuzzi tub and some with fireplaces. Meeting facility will hold up to 250 people. Pet Friendly.

(828) 268-0677 • (866) 871-7425 2060 Blowing Rock Road Boone, NC 28607 www.hgmhotels.com Whirlpool suites, fitness room, complimentary newspaper and breakfast bar. Meeting space for 20-100 people.

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(828) 264-8845 1377 Blowing Rock Road Boone, NC 28607 Large, well-furnished rooms with scenic views, private balconies.

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PLACES TO STAY

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PLACES TO STAY

QUALITY INN & SUITES

(828) 266-1100 840 E. King Street, Boone www.choicehotels.com/north-carolina/ boone/quality-inn-hotels/nc790 Close to downtown Boone and across from shopping and theater. Free hot breakfast, and indoor pool. Pet Friendly.

SLEEP INN

(828) 262-0020 163 Highway 105 Ext., Boone, NC 28607 www.sleepinn.com Free continental breakfast, heated outdoor pool, game room, high speed Internet access. Close to downtown Boone and ASU.

SMOKETREE LODGE

(800) 422-1880 • (828) 963-6505 11914 Hwy 105 S., Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.smoketree-lodge.com Between Boone & Banner Elk. Fully furnished condos with cable TV, jacuzzi, sauna, game room.

SUPER 8 MOTEL OF BOONE

(828) 264-4133 • (800) 560-5942 2419 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607 www.super8boone.com Complimentary continental breakfast, free local calls, hair dryers, senior discounts, fax service available, elevators, indoor pool.

BED & BREAKFASTS

CAROLINA MOUNTAIN LODGE

(831) 601-7820 467 Whispering Hills Rd., Boone, NC 28607 www.carolinamountainlodge.com Carolina Mountain Lodge is a newly opened bed and breakfast and offers 5 luxurious, uniquely themed guest rooms. It is only 5 minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 12 minutes from downtown Boone.

INN AT LITTLE POND

(828) 297-1011 208 Valle Cay Drive, Valle Crucis, NC 28692 www.ncinn.com This enchanting inn, a sophisticated country house with exceptional style and quiet simplicity, is nestled amidst a pine grove and pastoral mountain meadow. The innkeepers have put charm back into everyday life at this classic 1900 farmhouse, filling it with a sense of conviviality and warmth.

LAZY BEAR LODGE

(828) 963-9201 315 Lazy Bear Trail Vilas, NC 28691 www.lazy-bear-lodge.com A bed & breakfast retreat situated in beautiful Valle Crucis. The lodge is only minutes from Boone, Blowing Rock and the Blue Ridge Parkway and offers large comfortable porches, sweeping panoramic mountain views and plenty of privacy.

LOVILL HOUSE INN B & B

(800) 849-9466 • (828) 264-4204 404 Old Bristol Road Boone, NC 28607 www.lovillhouseinn.com Experience the ultimate in AAA FourDiamond Award amenities, services, and hospitality at this historic sixguest room farmhouse B&B on eleven wooded acres in Boone. Less than one mile from ASU campus, shopping and dining. Mid-week business rates available. Children over 12 welcome. Non-smoking environment.

THE MAST FARM INN

(888) 963-5857 • (828) 963-5857 2543 Broadstone Road Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.MastFarmInn.com Located in Valle Crucis, NC, the inn is a reknowned full service bed & breakfast. The 1800s farmhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers guest rooms, private getaway cottages, fine dining and great wines.

MOUNTAINSIDE LODGE B & B

(828) 963-4006 • (877) 687-4333 1709 Broadstone Rd Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.mountainsidelodgebb.com The utmost in southern hospitality, along with spectacular mountain views and serenity awaits you at this rustic and elegantly designed log home. The lodge offers a relaxing atmosphere, spacious guest rooms with private baths, a full homemade breakfast and more.

2016 Excellence Award Winner

Experience genuine country hospitality in our historic farm house on 11 wooded acres in Boone. Six guest rooms with private baths, cable TVs, Wi-Fi, A/C, fireplaces and phones. Full breakfast included. 404 Old Bristol Rd. Boone, NC | 1-800-849-9466 | www.lovillhouseinn.com

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PLACES TO STAY

THE TAYLOR HOUSE INN

(800) 963-5581 4584 Hwy 194 S. Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.taylorhouseinn.com The Taylor House Inn is a bed and breakfast known for offering romantic getaways, hosting fabulous family reunions, corporate retreats, and some of the best weddings in Valle Crucis. They have won multiple awards from bedandbreakfast.com and won a 2010 amazing customer service award from the Boone Area Chamber.

CONFERENCE CENTERS

RESORTS & SPAS

ART OF LIVING RETREAT CENTER

(800) 392-6870 639 Whispering Hills Road, Boone, NC www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org Restful rooms with incredible views, spa, delicious vegetarian dining, yoga and meditation available. Named Best Health & Wellness Resort by readers of USA Today.

CRESTWOOD

(828) 963-6646 3236 Shulls Mill Rd. Boone, NC 28607 www.crestwoodnc.com The essence of an intimate country inn, while offering all the indulgences of a grand resort. A luxurious boutique resort, gourmet restaurant and spa.

ART OF LIVING RETREAT CENTER

(800) 392-6870 693 Whispering Hills Rd., Boone, NC www.artoflivingretreatcenter.org

VALLE CRUCIS CONFERENCE CENTER

HOUND EARS CLUB

(828) 963-2135 328 Shulls Mill Road Boone, NC 28607 www.houndears.com/rentals The Hound Ears Club offers (4) suites in the Clubhouse Inn and guests of the inn may participate in all club activities. The real estate office at the Club also offers vacation rental homes and condominiums. Most rental homes & condos also include club privileges.

(828) 963-4453 146 Skiles Way, Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.highsouth.com/vallecrucis The Valle Crucis Conference Center is a year round retreat facility serving a wide range of church, family and other non-profit groups.

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WESTGLOW RESORT & SPA

(800) 562-0807 • (828) 295-4463 224 Westglow Circle Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.westglow.com Travel and Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards Survey has named Westglow as “the number two destination spa in the U.S.” Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the elegant Greek Revival mansion is the perfect place to renew, mind, body and spirit.

WILLOW VALLEY RESORT

(828) 963-6551 350 Bairds Creek Road Vilas, NC 28692 www.willowvalley-resort.com Cabins, condos and chalets. 9 hole, par 3 golf course and tennis on site. Located within 10 miles of Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis and ASU.

YONAHLOSSEE RESORT & CLUB

(800) 962-1986 • (828) 963-6400 226 Oakley Green, Boone, NC 28607 www.yonahlossee.com A natural resort where families gather and couples celebrate. Offering intimate inn rooms, cozy cottages and elegant vacation home rentals in the heart of the mountains. Indoor & outdoor tennis, indoor pool, fitness center and fine dining at the Gamekeeper Restaurant.

CAMPGROUNDS

GRANDFATHER CAMPGROUND (800) 788-2582 • (828) 355-4535 Highway 105 near Foscoe, NC www.grandfatherrv.com Open year round.

HONEY BEAR CAMPGROUND

(828) 963-4586 229 Honey Bear Campground Road Boone, NC 28607 www.honeybearcampground.com

JULIAN PRICE CAMPGROUND

A National Park Service campground located at mile post 297 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 877-444-6777 or 828-963-5911 www.recreation.gov

VANDERPOOL CAMPGROUND (828) 297-3486 120 Campground Road Vilas, NC 28692 www.vanderpoolcampground.com Open Year-round

CABINS, COTTAGES & CONDOS

5 BOYS RETREAT

www.vrbo.com/433105

A BEAR’S DEN

(704) 258-4665 107 Apple Ridge Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.abearsden.com

A STARRY NIGHT LODGE

(704) 619-5401 216 Veronica Way, Vilas, NC 28692 www.vrbo.com/444251

BLUE BEAR MOUNTAIN CAMP

(828) 406-4226 196 Blue Bear Mountain Rd. Todd, NC 28684 www.bluebearmountain.com

ADA’S COTTAGES

BOONE KOA

www.vrbo.com/644374

(828) 295-7983 www.vrbo.com/335490

ALPINE LOG CABIN

(828) 264-7250 123 Harmony Mountain Lane Boone, NC 28607 www.koa.com/campgrounds/boone/ Open May 1 - Oct. 31.

FLINTLOCK FAMILY CAMPGROUND

(828) 262-0043 184 N. Water Street #13 Boone, NC 28607 www.rentourcabins.com

ANDREA’S CABINS

(828) 964-9005 www.vrbo.com/359957

(888) 850-9997 171 Flintlock Campground Drive Boone, NC 28607 www.flintlockcampground.com Open April-October.

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ANDERSON REALTY & RENTALS

APPALACHIAN SKI MTN. LODGING (828) 295-7828 940 Ski Mountain Road Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.appskimtn.com

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PLACES TO STAY

APPALACHIAN SUNSET CABIN

BLOWING ROCK RESORT RENTALS

AROUND THE BEND CABIN

BLUE RIDGE BLISS

(704) 607-8910 165 Sunset Springs Dr. Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.vrbo.com/408243 (954) 570-9256 Boone Area www.vrbo.com/126989

ASHEMORE LUXURY RENTALS

(828) 963-7310 120 Honey Bear Campground Rd. Boone, NC 28607 www.BooneLuxuryRentals.com

AT YOUR WITS END VACATION RENTALS

(800) 774-3493 • (828) 264-3535 719 Greenway Rd., Boone, NC 28607 www.witsendrentals.com

AUNT BIRDIE’S PLACE (828) 295-0988 www.vrbo.com/469820

(828) 295-9899 • (866)-800-9899 232 Ransom Street Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.blowingrockresortrentals.com www.vrbo.com/494656

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN LODGE

(828) 310-1880 or (828) 310-6600 www.blueridgemountainlodge.com

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN RENTALS

(800) 237-7975 · (828) 295-7400 7595 Valley Road Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.blueridgerentals.com

BLUE RIDGE VACATION CABINS

(828) 963-2393 • (866) 880-1372 120 Honey Bear Campground Road Boone, NC 28607 www.blueridgevacationcabins.com

BOONE CABIN RENTALS

BANNER ELK MOUNTAIN CABINS

(828) 387-1209 www.bannerelkmtncabins.com

(828) 262-0978 • (800) 282-2507 1460 Snaggy Mtn. Blvd. Boone, NC 28607 www.boonecabins.com

BEAR TREE CABIN

BOONE VACATION CABINS

Valle Crucis, NC www.vrbo.com/137753

BERRY HILL COTTAGE

(919) 772-7166 Ka4puv.com/berryhill.html

BEULAHLAND CABINS

(828) 963-3443 • (800) 990-8209 632 N. Pine Run Road Boone, NC 28607 www.beulahlandcabins.com

BLOWING ROCK PROPERTIES

(800) 849-0147 1059 Main St. Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.blowingrockmountaincabins.com

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(828) 964-0430 175 Baird’s Drive, Boone, NC 28607 www.boonevacationcabins.com

BROADSTONE COTTAGE

(828) 406-0067 2756 Broadstone Rd. Valle Crucis, NC www.broadstonecottage.com

BROOKVIEW LOG CABIN www.vrbo.com/444666

CAROLINA CABIN RENTALS (828) 295-6000 197 Old U.S. Hwy 321 Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.carolinacabinrentals.com

CHALET ALPINE

(704) 839-3343 www.vrbo.com/507853

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CHEADLE CHALET

JUST BUILT LOG CABIN HOWARD CREEK FALLS

(336) 765-0900 512 Deer Run, Deep Gap, NC 28618 www.vrbo.com/92962

(828) 263-8349 351 Doe Ridge, Boone, NC 28607

DAY’S MOUNTAIN RETREAT

MILL RIDGE VACATION RENTALS

(727) 580-5999 www.vrbo.com/311959

(828) 963-4900 229 Clubhouse Drive Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.millridgeresort.com

FALL CREEK VACATION RENTALS

(336) 877-3131 1105 Fall Creek Road Fleetwood, NC 28626 www.fallcreekvacationrentals.com

MOUNTAIN SONG CABIN

(828) 572-3257 139 Mountain Street, Vilas, NC 28692 www.mountainsongcabin.com

FOSCOE RENTALS

(800) 723-7341 • (828) 963-8142 133 Echota Pkwy., Boone, NC 28607 www.foscoerentals.com

GRANDFATHER CABINS

(828) 355-4535 • (800) 788-2582 125 Profile View Rd. Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.grandfatherrv.com

MOUNTAINAIRE LOG CABINS (828) 295-7991 www.mountainaireinn.com/ rustic-cabins

MT. SINAI CABIN

(704) 361-9729 www.vrbo.com/280893

OLD FARMHOUSE AT WILLET PONDS

HEMLOCK RIDGE CABIN

(888) 547-7598 • (336) 998-5252 526 Spice Bottom Trail Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.hemlockridgenc.com

(828) 297-4653 • (828) 297-9571 1601 Willet Miller Road Todd, NC 28684 www.goldencockerel.com

HH MTN. HAPPY CABIN

OWL HOUSE CABIN

(704) 654-0460 www.airbnb.com/rooms/7956684

www.vrbo.com/489103

OWL’S ROOST

HIGH COUNTRY CABIN RENTALS

(336) 299-1851 www.vrbo.com/328149

(855) 651-4832 6236 Hwy 321 S. Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.hccabinrentals.com

PARADISE CABIN

(866) 931-6210 Highmountaincabinrentals.com

HIGH COUNTRY HIDE-AWAY

PARKWAY CABINS

HIGH COUNTRY RESORT RENTALS

RIDGEVIEW MANOR

(866) 679-3002 • (828) 262-5024 749 Turkey Knob, Boone, NC 28607 www.parkwaycabins.com

(336) 926-3022 www.vrbo.com/45160

www.vrbo.com/280084ha

(828) 262-4646 2237 Highway 105 Boone, NC 28607 Highcountryresortrentals.com

RIVERSIDE LOG CABIN RENTALS

HOLTON MOUNTAIN RENTALS (828) 264-3644 480 Hwy 105 Extension Boone, NC 28607 www.holtonmountainrentals.com

(828) 264-2792 • (800) 774-3493 129 Mystery Hill Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.mysteryhill-nc.com/cabins

ROCKY ROOST CABIN

www.rockyroostcabin.com (919) 219-3007

SERENITY FALLS

HOUND EARS RENTALS

9710 Elk Creek Road Deep Gap, NC 28618 www.serenity-falls.com

(828) 963-4301 328 Shull’s Mill Road Boone, NC 28607 www.houndears.com

SEVEN RIDGES

www.vrbo.com/306782 (919) 454-1142

HUMMINGBIRD HILL CABIN VILLAGE

(914) 455-3609 Boone, NC www.hummingbirdhillcabins.com

SKI TO SEA CABIN

JENKINS RENTALS

SPREEMAN’S ROOST

www.homeaway.com/ vacationrental/p176456 www.vrbo.com/322892

(800) 438-7803 • (828) 295-9888 452 Sunset Drive Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.jenkinsrentals.com

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(828) 295-3373 2324 Flat Top Road Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.swissmountain.com

TAYLOR’S COZY RIVER (704) 437-1090 www.vrbo.com/616454

TROUTSONG

(828) 773-6252 3149 Howard’s Creek Rd Boone, NC 28607 www.vrbo.com/123144

TWISTED LAUREL CABIN (919) 818-8249 www.vrbo.com/231107

URBAN LODGE

www.vrbo.com/233537

VALLE CRUCIS FARM CABIN RENTAL

(828) 386-9614159 Creekstone Dr. Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.vcfarm.com

VALLE CRUCIS LOG CABIN RENTALS

(828) 963-7774 3657 Broadstone Road Valle Crucis, NC 28691 www.logcabinrentals.com

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WHITE FENCE FARM – DOWNTOWN BOONE RENTAL (828) 964-6767 270 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607 www.whitefencefarmrentals.com/ downtown-boone-rental/

WINGROVE MOUNTAIN CHALET

(828) 963-6877 163 Moore Mtn. Road, Vilas, NC 28692 www.wingrovechalet.com

PLACES TO STAY

SWISS MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

WINKLER’S CREEK CABINS (828) 264-2863 380 Indian Springs Run Boone, NC 28607 www.winklerscreekcabins.com

WOLF’S DEN

(704) 906-6645 www.vrbo.com/435108

YONAHLOSSEE ACCOMMODATIONS (800) 962-1986 226 Oakley Green, Boone, NC 28607 www.yonahlossee.com

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In addition to nationally known attractions, like Grandfather Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Tweetsie Railroad, Boone also has a vibrant art, history, and cultural scene. Tour frescoes that adorn area churches or visit the historic Jones House for galleries and live music events. Appalachian State University’s Performing Arts Series and annual Appalachian Summer Festival bring some of the most well-known performers to the area all season long. The adventure doesn’t end when the cold weather begins. The Boone area boasts the most concentrated cluster of ski slopes in the entire region, including several black diamond slopes for the truly daring. You’ll also enjoy snowboarding, snow tubing, sledding, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Consider spending the holidays in our winter wonderland, or at least make a weekend trip out of a visit to one of our choose and cut tree farms. It’s always a good time to start a new family tradition.

ATTRACTIONS

HAWKSNEST ZIPLINE

THE BLOWING ROCK

(828) 295-7111 432 The Rock Road Blowing Rock, NC 28645 www.theblowingrock.com North Carolina’s Oldest Travel Attraction.

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

(828) 298-0398 www.blueridgeparkway.org America’s most scenic drive, the 469mile Blue Ridge Parkway stretches from Shenandoah Nat’l Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mtns National Park in southwest NC. The 75+ year old parkway was completed with the Linn Cove Viaduct, an engineering marvel that carries travelers across the slopes of Grandfather Mountain (near milepost 304).

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

(800) 4MT-PEAK · (800) 468-7325 www.grandfather.com On US Hwy 221 near Linville, Parkway milepost 305. Grandfather is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is designated by the UN as an International Biosphere Reserve. Natural habitat for bears, cougars, white-tailed deer, bald eagles, and otters. Nature museum includes displays of gemstones, birds, wildflowers, mushrooms and berries. Home of the mile-high swinging bridge and scenic hiking trails. Open year round, weather permitting. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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(800) 822-HAWK www.hawksnest-resort.com Off Hwy 105 at Seven Devils in Banner Elk. The Zipline course at Hawksnest is the longest on the East Coast with over 4 miles of riding. Our 19 different cables taking you through the trees, over creeks and even over snow tubers during the winter months.

HIGH GRAVITY ADVENTURES AERIAL ADVENTURE PARK (828) 386-6222 215 Tweetsie Railroad Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.highgravityadventures.com Ages 4 to 84 are encouraged to explore our vertical world. Tickets buy you 3 hours of self-navigated time in our aerial adventure park. Heights from 15-50 feet and 75+ challenges await you.

HORN IN THE WEST

(828) 264-2120 591 Horn in the West Drive 2017 marks the 65th Anniversary season. Historical outdoor drama of the Revolutionary War, performed in the Daniel Boone Amphitheater in Boone. Late June through early August, nightly except Monday, beginning at 8pm. Reserved seating.

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(828) 264-2792 On US Hwy 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. www.mysteryhill-nc.com Mystifying and educational attraction with blend of science, optical illusions & natural phenomena. Gift shops. Affiliated with the Appalachian Heritage Museum & Native American Artifacts Museum. Open year round.

ORIGINAL MAST GENERAL STORE - VALLE CRUCIS

(828) 963-6511 www.mastgeneralstore.com A destination since 1883, the supplies its neighbors and visitors with all they need for life.

SKY VALLEY ZIP TOURS

(855) 475-9947 634 Sky Ranch Road Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.skyvalleyziptours.com Sky Valley Ziplines is just minutes from the Boone Mall in the spectacular setting of the former Camp Sky Ranch.

CHURCHES OF THE FRESCOES (336) 982-3076 Located at Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs and at St. Mary’s Church in West Jefferson. www.ashefrescoes.org The most significant fresco art in the South. Open all year, 9a.m. - 6p.m. Guide service provided by appointment. No admission charge. Greenhouse Craft Shop nearby. Buses please call in advance.

LINVILLE CAVERNS

(800) 419-0540 On US Hwy 221 between Linville and Marion. www.linvillecaverns.com NC’s only natural caverns. Open June through Labor Day 9a.m. 6p.m.;April, May, September and October 9a.m. - 5p.m.; November through March 9a.m. - 4:30p.m. Weekends only December - February. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas.

TWEETSIE RAILROAD

(800) 526-5740 www.tweetsie.com Located on US Hwy 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock. Wild West family theme park featuring a three-mile steam-powered train ride, live entertainment, rides, shopping, and a deer park. Open daily May through mid-August and on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from midAugust through the end of October. Open some nights during October for the Ghost Train Halloween Festival.

ATTRACTIONS NEAR THE BOONE AREA

ASHE COUNTY CHEESE FACTORY

(336) 246-2501 106 E. Main St., West Jefferson www.ashecountycheese.com Open year round from 8:30am to 5pm Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday. North Carolina’s oldest cheese plant, producing quality cheese since 1930. See how cheese is made and visit the cheese shop where they sell more than 20 varieties of original Ashe County cheese.

PLACES TO PLAY

MYSTERY HILL

BIKING / CYCLING

BOONE BIKE & TOURING (828) 262-5750 774 East King Street, Boone www.boonebike.com Sales, service and rentals of road and mountain bikes. Guided trips offered.

MAGIC CYCLES

(828) 265-2211 140 South Depot Street, Boone www.magiccycles.com Sales, service and rentals of road and mountain bikes. Guided trips offered.

ROCKY KNOB BIKE PARK

285 Mountain Bike Way, Boone (off Hwy 421 – East of Boone) Check out the new Rocky Knob Park for mountain biking and hiking trails. The 185 acre park includes 8 miles of mountain biking trails, a bike skills area, an outdoor playground and a picnic pavilion.

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FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

HORSE HELPERS

CENTER 45 – CLIMBING & FITNESS (828) 386-1550 200 Den Mac Dr., Boone www.center45.com Experience Boone’s new indoor climbing facility and aerial fitness center. They offer a variety of programs for adults and youth.

MAVERICK FARMS

THE CHILDREN’S PLAYHOUSE (828) 263-0011 400 Tracy Circle, Boone www.goplayhouse.org

(828) 963-5317 Justus Road, Valle Crucis, NC www.Maverickfarms.com Call for hours

SWINGING BRIDGE FARM

(828) 964-2030 711 Old Glade Road Deep Gap, NC 28618 www.swingingbridgefarm.com Tours by appt only, please call.

COUNTRY RETREAT FAMILY BILLIARDS

(828) 266-0088 9021 Highway 105 South www.countryretreatbilliards.com Located in Foscoe between Boone and Banner Elk

TESTER FARM & DAYLILIES

(828) 297-2025 486 Odes Wilson Road Zionville, NC 28698 Closed Tuesday afternoons and Sundays

FUN ‘N WHEELS

(828) 262-3780 · US Hwy 105, Boone Krazy Kars (bumper cars) for ages 6 - 60, the Amazing Gyro, kiddy cars, arcade with the latest games, over-and-under bridge and observation deck.

TROSLY FARM

(828) 733-4938 95 Peter Harding Lane Elk Park, NC 28622 www.troslyfarm.com Sat. 12-5, March-Oct

FISHING & HUNTING

HIGH COUNTRY LANES

(828) 264-3166 www.highcountrylanes.com 261 Boone Heights Drive, Boone 16 Brunswick lanes. Open year round, seven days a week.

MAGIC MOUNTAIN MINI GOLF & ARCADE

(828) 265-4653 · 1655 Hwy. 105 Boone

MYSTERIUM ESCAPE ADVENTURE

(828) 865-0009 743 W. King Street, Boone www.mysteriumboone.com Mysterium is an immersive Escape Room Adventure now open in Boone. Our rooms are themed using incredible theatrical elements such as lighting, decor, sound, and video.

REGAL CINEMAS

(828) 262-3800 210 New Market Center, Boone www.regmovies.com Seven screens.

Call 888-2HUNT-FISH to obtain a license. The game-fish waters of the Blue Ridge Parkway are federallyregulated and require a permit. The federal season is in conjunction with North Carolina’s, beginning the first Saturday in April and ending the final weekend in February. Hunting: NC Wildlife Commission (800) 662-7137, Licenses are required for all hunting and are sold at several area sporting goods stores. Hunting is not permitted at Grandfather Mtn. or on the Blue Ridge Parkway lands.

DUE SOUTH OUTFITTERS

(828) 355-9109 1082 E. King St.,Ste 6, Boone www.duesouthoutfitters.com 2017 "Best of the Blue Ridge" fly fishing outfitter and fly fishing guide. Offering guided trips, gear, clinics and lessons.

ELK CREEK OUTFITTERS

SKATEWORLD

(828) 297-3296 Intersection of US Hwy 321 & 421 in Vilas. Available for groups and private parties.

FARM TOURS

(828) 264-6497 1560 Highway 105, Boone

FISH GOAT GUIDE SERVICE (828) 406-2429 www.fishgoat.com

FOSCOE FISHING COMPANY

APPLE HILL FARM

(828) 963-6556 9400 NC Hwy 105 South www.foscoefishing.com Full line fly shop and outfitters. Offering guided wade and float trips, fly fishing school and fly tying classes.

400 Apple Hill Road Banner Elk, NC 28604 (828) 963-1662 www.applehillfarm.nc.com A place where animals talk and people listen! Apple Hill Farm, an Alpaca farm that sits atop Valle Mountain, offers daily tours at 2pm and private tours by appointment.

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(828) 297-1833 1199 Odes Wilson Road Zionville, NC 28698 www.horsehelpersnc.org Call for hours

GRANDFATHER TROUT FARM (828) 963-5098 10767 Hwy 105 South Banner Elk

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(336) 877-3099 · Todd, NC www.rivergirlfishing.com Located in the historic Todd train depot, they offer full service fly fishing lessons and guided trips.

GALLERIES

CATHERINE SMITH GALLERY

(828) 262-4046 In ASU’s Schaefer Center. art.appstate.edu/cjs Rotating art and sculpture exhibits. Open year round 10a.m. - 5p.m. No admission charge.

CROSSNORE WEAVERS & GALLERY- A WORKING MUSEUM (800) 354-4660 · Crossnore crossnoreweavers@skybest.org www.crossnoreweavers.org Arts and Crafts. Also Located on the premises is the Blair Fraley Sales Store.

THE JONES HOUSE

(828) 262-4576 604 West King St., Downtown Boone www.joneshouse.org Art gallery and community center. Summer concerts on the lawn. Free admission during regular gallery hours.

TURCHIN CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

(828) 262-3017 King St., Downtown Boone www.turchincenter.org ASU’s newest gallery. Exhibits change regularly. Free Admission.

GEM MINING

DOC’S ROCKS GEM MINE

(828) 264-4499 129 Mystery Hill Lane Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.docsrocks.net 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.

FOGGY MOUNTAIN GEM MINE

(828) 963-4367 4416 Hwy. 105 S., Boone, NC 28607 www.FoggyMountainGems.com The finest in colored gems from around the world, museum quality mineral specimens and unique gifts. GIA Certified Graduate Gemologist on staff, appraisal service available. View stones being cut and enjoy indoor winter gem mining.

GREATER FOSCOE MINING COMPANY

(828) 963-5928 8998 NC Hwy 105 South, Banner Elk Located 7.7 miles south of Boone on Hwy 105. www.foscoeminingco.com Take an old-timey Gem Mine adventure to find Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and much more. Cut and polish your gems to create beautiful keepsake jewelry.

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BOONE GOLF CLUB

(828) 264-8760 www.boonegolfclub.com Open mid-April through Thanksgiving, weather permitting. 18-hole championship course designed by Ellis Maples.

HOUND EARS CLUB

(828) 963-4321 328 Shull’s Mill Road, Blowing Rock www.houndears.com 750-acre pro rate golf club with championship George Cobb design golf course.

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GOLF

RIVER GIRL FISHING CO.

JEFFERSON LANDING ON THE NEW RIVER

(800) 292-6274 www.jeffersonlandingclub.com 18-hole championship course designed by Larry Nelson. Golf packages available.

MOUNTAIN AIRE GOLF COURSE (336) 877-4716 West Jefferson www.mountainaire.com Beautiful 18-hole public golf course with spectacular views and reasonable rates.

MOUNTAINEER GOLF CENTER (828) 264-6830 Off Hwy 105-Ext, Boone www.mountaineergolfcenter.com Driving Range

REDTAIL MOUNTAIN GOLF

(423) 727-7931 · Mountain City, TN www.redtailmountain.com Open April - November, weather permitting, 18-hole championship course.

HORSEBACK RIDING APPALACHIANS BY HORSEBACK

(828) 297-1289 www.appalachiansbyhorseback.com Appalachians by Horseback offers private, guided trail rides through the mountains in Boone, Blowing Rock, NC and the surrounding area.

BANNER ELK STABLES

(828) 898-5424 796 Shomaker Rd., Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.bannerelkstables.com Banner Elk Stables offers horseback riding for the entire family year round.

DUTCH CREEK TRAILS

(828) 297-7117 793 Rubin Walker Rd., Vilas, NC 28692 www.dutchcreektrails.com Enjoy wooded trails, old farm fields, views of the valley surrounded by beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and southern hospitality.

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VC FARMS

(828) 963-5399 4365 Hwy. 194 S., Valle Crucis, NC 28691 www.vcfarm.com We invite you to come hear the echoes of the past, where the sound of nature reminds us of somewhere in time.

VX3 TRAIL RIDES

(828) 963-0260 P.O. Box 1154, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 www.vx3trailrides.com VX3 Trail Rides offers customized horseback riding with experienced trail guide Tim Vines. Moses Cone Park Trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway are the best in the southeast.

MUSEUMS

APPALACHIAN FOSSIL MUSEUM

(located above Doc’s Rocks) (828) 264-4499 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC www.docsrocks.com

APPALACHIAN HERITAGE AND NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS MUSEUM

(800) 262-9036 www.highmountainexpeditions.com Hiking, river trips, funyaking, rock climbing. Guided tours for all ages.

RIVER AND EARTH ADVENTURES

(828) 264-4726 US 321 Between Boone & Blowing Rock Exhibits portray natural and cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mtn people from the Native Americans through the early 1900s. Open year round. Mystery Hill complex.

BLOWING ROCK ART & HISTORY MUSEUM

(828) 963-5491 www.raftcavehike.com

RIVER GIRL FISHING CO.

(336) 877-3099 www. rivergirlfishing.com A full service fishing and rental shop in historic Todd, NC. In addition to fishing, they also rent bikes and offer tubing, canoeing and kayaking on the New River.

ROCK DIMENSIONS

(828) 295-9099 159 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock 28605 BlowingRockMuseum.org

(828) 265-3544 www.rockdimensions.com Guided rock climbing, rappelling, and caving adventures. Climbing tower at Footsloggers in downtown Boone. Groups and families welcome.

HICKORY RIDGE LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM

(828) 264-2120 591 Horn in the West Dr., Boone, NC 28607 www.hickoryridgemuseum.com 18th century living history museum on the grounds of Horn in the West. Guided tours, 10am & 2pm, daily except Mondays, April-Nov. Also open evenings, 5:30pm-8pm, during the Horn in the West season (see page 28).

MUSEUM OF NC MINERALS

(828) 765-2761 At Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 331, junction of NC Hwy 226. Variety of minerals found in NC. No admission charge.

OUTFITTERS / OUTDOOR SERVICES

EDGE OF THE WORLD

(800) 789-EDGE www.edgeoworld.com Canoeing, rafting, rappelling and rock climbing trips.

WAHOO’S ADVENTURES

(800) 444-RAFT www.wahoosadventures.com Daily raft, canoe and tube trips on area rivers.

NATURAL WONDERS

BOONE AREA RIVERS

Four rivers originate in the region, each flowing in a different direction. The Watauga flows west, the New flows north, the Yadkin flows east and the Catawba flows south. Each has its own personality from easy canoeing to whitewater.

CASCADE FALLS

A half-mile trail to a series of waterfalls dropping 30 to 40 feet. Located 3.5 miles north of Hwy. 421 at Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 272.

DANIEL BOONE NATIVE GARDENS

FOOTSLOGGERS

(828) 262-5111 www.footsloggers.com Hiking equipment, maps, sportswear and footwear. Outdoor outlets and paddle shop. Established 1971.

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HIGH MOUNTAIN EXPEDITIONS

651 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC. 28607 www.danielboonenativegardens.org A collection of North Carolina native plants are arranged in an informal landscape design. Open daily- May - October, weather permitting, 9a.m. - 6p.m. Open until 8p.m during the Horn in the West season.

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(828) 765-1045 Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 316. A series of two falls (upper is 12’ and lower is 90’) plunge into the 2,000-foot deep Linville Gorge. A one mile round trip hike leads to the upper falls and other trails lead to more views.

LINVILLE GORGE WILDERNESS AREA

(828) 652-4841 Access to wilderness area off NC Hwy 183. The Gorge Wilderness Area is a primitive natural environment. A permit is needed to enter and may be obtained at the District Ranger’s Office in Nebo, NC (exit #90 off I-40). Open May - Oct, weekend and holiday camping only. Reservations accepted 1 month in advance.

THE ORCHARD AT ALTAPASS (888) 765-9531 From the Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 328.3 off of Orchard Rd., Spruce Pine. Historic, breathtaking apple orchard with hayrides, gift shop, storytelling, entertainment, ice cream, baked goods. Late May - early Nov.

WATERFALLS

The Boone area offers many opportunities for waterfall viewing and waterfall hikes. Visit ExploreBoone.com and check out the waterfall page for complete information.

PARKS

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

(828) 298-0398 www.blueridgeparkway.org America’s most scenic drive, the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway stretches from Virginia to the Great Smoky Mtns National Park in southwest NC. The parkway was completed with the Linn Cove Viaduct, an engineering marvel that carries travelers across the slopes of Grandfather Mountain (near milepost 304).

BOONE GREENWAY

Pedestrian and Biking Trail. Available for walking, jogging, biking and cross-country skiing. Picnic shelter. Open year round.

BOONE JAYCEE PARK

Located on Oak Street in Boone. Facilities include picnic shelter, playground and tot lot.

BROOKSHIRE PARK

Located on the New River at US 421 and Brookshire Road featuring walking paths, picnic pavilions and open fields for play.

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DANIEL BOONE PARK

591 Horn in the West Dr., Boone, NC Located near downtown Boone, Daniel Boone Park includes the Boone Jaycee Park/playground; Strawberry Hill Arboretum; Daniel Boone Native Gardens, Hickory Ridge Living History Museum; Daniel Boone Amphitheater; and the Watauga County Farmers Market. Picnic areas and shelters.

ELK KNOB STATE PARK

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LINVILLE FALLS RECREATION AREA

(828) 297-7261 Elk Knob is one of North Carolina’s two newest State Parks. The park offers a visitors center, picnic area with tables and grills and a 1.8 mile trail to the 5,520 foot high Elk Knob.

GREEN VALLEY PARK

Big Hill Road-off of Hwy 194 N. A multipurpose community park on the banks of the New River about 7 miles outside of Boone. The park offers a picnic shelter, playground equipment, multi-purpose playing fields, hiking trails and a canoe ramp as well as gorgeous views.

HOWARD’S KNOB PARK

Located on Howard’s Knob overlooking Boone from 4,400’. Overlooks, picnic shelter, picnic areas and trails. Park closes at dusk. Open mid April - October.

JULIAN PRICE PARK

(828) 963-5911 Located near milepost 295 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Almost 4,000 acres of recreational wilderness and 47-acre Price Lake. Camping, fishing, trails and picnic areas.

JUNALUSKA PARK

Located off Bear Trail Drive in Boone. Water fountains, picnic shelter, basketball court, playground equipment and restrooms.

ROCKY KNOB PARK

285 Mountain Bike Way, Boone Highway 421 - East of Boone Check out the new Rocky Knob Park for mountain biking and hiking trails. The 185 acre park includes 8 miles of mountain biking trails, a bike skills area, an outdoor playground and a picnic pavilion.

WATAUGA RECREATION COMPLEX

(828) 264-9511 Located on Hunting Lane off of State Farm Road in Boone. Indoor pools, lighted tennis courts, basketball and volleyball areas, horseshoe court, tot lot park, three athletic fields and a soccer field.

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PERFORMING ARTS

APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL

(828) 262-4046 • (800) 841-ARTS www.appsummer.org NC’s premier multi-arts summer cultural festival featuring the finest in music, dance, theater and the visual arts. Named one of the top twenty events in the Southeast. Held on and around Appalachian State University campus every July.

(800) 322-2373 www.appskimtn.com Celebrating more than 50 years of skiing in the Boone area. Located between Boone and Blowing Rock off US Hwy. 321/ 221. The first ski resort in the area. Nine slopes and outdoor ice skating rink. Home of the FrenchSwiss Ski College. Ski, snowboard and clothing rentals. Night skiing available.

HAWKSNEST SNOW TUBING

CONCERTS AT THE JONES HOUSE

(828) 262-4576 604 W. King Street, Boone NC 28607 www.joneshouse.org Outdoor concerts on the lawn in the summer and Indoor concerts during the fall & spring.

HORN IN THE WEST

(828) 264-2120 591 Horn in the West Drive www.horninthewest.com 2017 marks the 65th Anniversary season. Historical outdoor drama of the Revolutionary War, performed in the Daniel Boone Amphitheater in Boone. Late June through early August, nightly except Monday, beginning at 8p.m. Reserved seating.

(800) 822-4295 www.hawksnesttubing.com The largest snow tubing park on the East Coast offers 30 lanes of snow tubing. Located 10 miles south of Boone off Hwy 105 in Seven Devils.

SKI BEECH

(800) 438-2093 www.skibeech.com 25 miles from Boone on Beech Mountain off NC Hwy 184. The highest ski area in eastern North America. 15 slopes and outdoor ice skating rink, snowboard park and night skiing.

SKI SUGAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

MOUNTAIN HOME MUSIC

(828) 264-8118 www.mountainhomemusic.com Honoring traditional Appalachian performers and artists. Performances Spring and Summer in Boone, Fall in Blowing Rock.

SCHAEFER CENTER PRESENTS SERIES

(800) 841-ARTS 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC www.theschaefercenter.org Performances by nationally and internationally renowned musicians, dancers and theatre companies. October through March each academic year.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC - ASU

(828) 262-3020 music.appstate.edu Over 100 recitals and concerts each year, most free to the public. Call for info or to receive an annual calendar.

DEPT. OF THEATRE & DANCE - ASU

(828) 262-3028 (for reservations) (828) 262-3063 www.theateranddance.appstate.edu Spring and Fall semesters, the ASU Theatre Department performs major productions, children’s theater, one-act plays and dinner theatre.

SKIING Four ski and snow tubing resorts are in the vicinity of Boone and offer some of the best winter activities in the Southeast.

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APPALACHIAN SKI MOUNTAIN

(800) SUGAR-MT www.skisugar.com Located near Banner Elk off of Hwy 184. Highest vertical drop and longest run in NC. 20 slopes, snowboard park, lodging accommodations available. Night skiing available. 700 ft. long inner tubing run.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

The area has several excellent trails, including Moses Cone Park, Price Park, Beech Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park, and locations along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Weather (snow) permitting.

WINERIES

BANNER ELK WINERY

(828) 898-9090 60 Deer Run Ln., Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.bannerelkwinery.com Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the most celebrated winery in North Carolina's High Country.

GRANDFATHER VINEYARD & WINERY

(828) 963-2400 225 Vineyard Ln., Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.grandfathervineyard.com Our terraced mountain vineyard and winery is nestled right on the Watauga River at the base of Grandfather Mountain. We are the first producing winery in Watauga County, NC.

LINVILLE FALLS WINERY

(828) 765-1400 9557 Linville Falls Highway Linville Falls, NC 28647 www.linvillefallswinery.com Nestled in the lower end of Avery County near the Blue Ridge Parkway is a state of the art tasting room on a 40 acre farm with its staple grapes Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, blueberries and raspberries.

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oone area dining boasts an urban diversity and quality—just without the urban! For more than a century, the Boone area’s classic resort towns and spectacular setting have been enticing adventurers and upscale vacationers alike. Food is a key part of that appeal. Options range from barbecue to sushi, spa cuisine to bistro fare, pub food to fine dining. There’s also downhome family-style fare, modern mountain cuisine and game, Mexican eateries, steakhouses, vegetarian dishes, and restaurants featuring locally-grown produce, wines, cheeses, meats, and more. For any taste or any budget, there is a wealth of awardwinning and widely-praised dining in the Boone area.

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Family Style Restaurant Catering Service Banquet Facilities Carryout Service

Dan’l Boone Inn 130 Hardin St., Boone

828-264-8657

www.danlbooneinn.com Call for More Information & Seasonal Hours.

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PLACES TO EAT

AMERICAN

ELEVATION 3333

APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR (828) 262-1136 2036 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

ESPRESSO NEWS COFFEE SHOP (828) 264-8850 267 Howard St., Boone www.espressonews.com

BEST CELLAR

(828) 295-3466 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock

BISTRO ROCA & ANTLERS BAR (828) 295-4408 143 Wonderland Trail, Blowing Rock www.bistroroca.com

BLOWING ROCK GRILLE

F.A.R.M. CAFÉ

(828) 386-1000 617 West King Street, Boone www.farmcafe.org

FOGGY ROCK EATERY & PUB (828) 295-7262 8180 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock www.foggy-rock.com

(828) 295-9474 349 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock www.blowingrockgrille.com

GALILEO’S

BOONE SALOON

(828) 355-9591 1087 W. King St., Boone www.galileosboone.com

(828) 264-1811 489-B King St., Boone www.boonesaloon.com

GAMEKEEPER

CAFÉ PORTOFINO & THE TAP ROOM

(828) 963-7400 3005 Shull’s Mill Rd., Boone www.gamekeeper-nc.com

(828) 264-7772 970 Rivers St., Boone www.caféportofino.net

GRANDVIEW RESTAURANT

CANYONS OF THE BLUE RIDGE (828) 295-7661 US Hwy 321, Blowing Rock www.canyonsbr.com

(828) 963-4573 10575-1, Hwy 105 S, Banner Elk www.grandview-restaurant.com

IHOP

(828) 355-5255 702 Blowing Rock Road, Boone

CHILI’S

(828) 266-9626 1934 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

JOY BISTRO

(828) 265-0500 115 New Market Center, Boone www.joybistroboone.com

COYOTE KITCHEN

(828) 265-4041 200 Southgate Dr., Boone www.coyotekitchen.com

MACADO’S

(828) 264-1375 539 West King St., Boone

CRACKER BARREL

(828) 264-4425 1601 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone www.crackerbarrel.com

MAST FARM INN

(828) 963-5857 Broadstone Rd., Valle Crucis www.mastfarminn.com

EARTH FARE

(828) 263-8138 178 W. King St., Boone www. earthfare.com Sit down cafe and juice bar in natural foods supermarket.

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(828) 386-6000 208 Faculty Street, Boone Elevation3333.com

MELANIE’S

(828) 263-0300 664 W. King St., Boone www.melaniesfoodfantasy.com

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THE NEW PUBLIC HOUSE

MURPHY’S PUB

THE PEDALIN’ PIG

OVER YONDER

THE ROCK SPORTS BAR AND GRILL

(828) 262-5605 174 Jefferson Rd, Boone www.mikesinlandseafood.com (828) 264-5117 747 W. King St., Boone www.murphysboone.com

(828) 963-5857 3608 NC Hwy 194, Valle Crucis www.overyondernc.com

PEPPER’S RESTAURANT

(828) 262-1250 Shoppes at Shadowline, Boone www.peppers-restaurant.com

PROPER

(828) 295-3487 239 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock thenewpublichouse.com

(828) 355-9559 2968 NC Highway 105, Boone www.thepedalinpig.com

(828) 386-1723 276 Watauga Village Dr., Boone www.therocksportsbar.com

THE TAPP ROOM

(828) 386-1216 421 Blowing Rock Road, Boone www.tapproom.com

(828) 865-5000 142 S. Water St., Boone www.propermeal.com

THE TOWN TAVERN

RED ONION CAFÉ

TIMBERLAKE'S RESTAURANT

(828) 264-5470 227 Hardin St., Boone www.redonionboone.com

RESTAURANT G

(828) 295-3644 202 Gideon Ridge Rd., Blowing Rock www.gideonridge.com

RIVER STREET ALE HOUSE (828) 264-8100 957 Rivers Street, Boone www.riverstreetalehouse.com

ROOTS

(828) 414-9508 7179 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock www.roots-restaurant.com

ROWLAND’S FINE DINING AT WESTGLOW RESORT

(828) 295-5141 224 Westglow Circle, Blowing Rock www.westglow.com

SOUTHERN COMFORTS (828) 295-7114 870 Main St., Blowing Rock

STORIE STREET GRILLE (828) 295-7075 1167 Main St., Blowing Rock www.storiestreetgrille.com

(828) 295-7500 1182 S. Main Street, Blowing Rock (828) 295-5505 Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock www.chetola.com

TROLLEY STOP HOT DOGS (828) 265-2658 784 W. King St., Boone

TUCKERS CAFÉ

(828) 264-8510 1180 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone Mall www.tuckersboone.com

TWIGS

(828) 295-5050 7956 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock www.twigsbr.com

VIDALIA

(828) 263-9176 831 W. King St., Boone www.vidaliaofboonenc.com

WAFFLE HOUSE

(828) 264-6575 881 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

WILD CRAFT EATERY (828) 262-5000 506 W. King St., Boone www.wildcrafteatery.com

WOODLANDS BBQ

SUNRISE GRILL

(828) 295-3395 US 321 Bypass, Blowing Rock www.woodlandsbbq.com

TABLE AT CRESTWOOD & THE DAWG STAR BAR

BLUE RIDGE DINER

(828) 355-9079 1675 Highway 105, Boone

DINERS & DRIVE-INS

(828) 963-6646 3236 Shulls Mill Rd., Boone www.crestwoodnc.com

(828) 265-1999 5176 Old Hwy 421 S, Boone

THE CARDINAL

(828) 297-2621 2530 Hwy 421 N, Boone

(828) 355-5255 1711 NC Highway 105, Boone www.thecardinalboone.com

THE LOCAL

(828) 266-2179 179 Howards St., Boone www.thelocalboone.com

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PLACES TO EAT

MIKE’S INLAND SEAFOOD

HILLTOP DRIVE-IN

THOMPSON’S SEAFOOD (828) 265-4300 5714 Old Hwy 421 S, Boone

TROY’S 105 DINER

(828) 265-1344 1286 Hwy 105, Boone www.troys105diner.com

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ORIENTAL

TACO BELL

(828) 264-4766 1093 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

CHA DA THAI

(828) 268-0434 161 Howard St., Boone www.chadathai-nc.com

WENDY’S

(828) 264-7550 Intersection of Hwys 321 & 105, Boone

CHINA WOK

ZAXBY’S

(828) 263-0588 205 New Market Center, Boone

COBO SUSHI BISTRO AND BAR (828) 386-1201 161 Howard St. Suite B, Boone www.cobosushi.com

STEAK

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

(828) 295-6283 US Hwy 321, Blowing Rock Dinner only. Lunch – Sat & Sun.

HOKKAIDO JAPANESE RESTAURANT

(828) 263-0350 276 Watauga Village Dr., Boone

PEDDLER STEAK HOUSE

(828) 264-4433 1972 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone www.peddlerofboone.com

MAKOTO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

(828) 264-7976 2124 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone www.Makotos-Boone.com

SAGEBRUSH STEAKHOUSE & SALOON

(828) 265-4488 1111 Hwy 105, Boone www.sagebrushsteakhouse.com

NEW CHINA BUFFET

(828) 262-0088 1200 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

OSAKA JAPANESE & CHINESE (828) 262-0555 214 Southgate Plaza, Boone

FAMILY & COUNTRY STYLE

DAN’L BOONE INN RESTAURANT

TASTE GRILL

(828) 264-8657 130 Hardin Street, Boone www.danlbooneinn.com

(828) 386-1170 240 Shadowline Drive, Boone

ARBY’S

(828) 266-3477 545 NC Hwy 105 Extension, Boone

SANDWICH SHOPS / BAKERIES / DONUTS

FAST FOOD

(828) 264-7104 1495 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

BOONE BAGELRY

(828) 262-5585 516 W. King St., Boone www.boonebagelry.blogspot.com

BOJANGLES

(828) 262-1849 1064 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone 1277 Hwy 421 South, Boone

EAT CROW

(828) 963-8228 9872 Hwy 105 S, Foscoe, NC www.eatcrownc.com

BOONE TAKE-OUT EXPRESS (828) 265-1611 www. boonetakeout.com

JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS

BURGER KING

(828) 264-4447 119 New Market Ctr., Boone www.jerseymikes.com

CHICK-FIL-A

JIMMY JOHN'S

(828) 264-7664 Boone Heights Shopping Ctr., Boone

(828) 266-9820 525 W. King St., Boone (828) 266-9869 1778 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone

(828) 264-4660 2082 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

COME BACK SHACK

(828) 264-2797 1521 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

KRISPY KREME

(828) 264-6801 1641 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone www.krispykreme.com

COOK OUT

(828) 268-9666 1177 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone www.cookoutnc.com

LOCAL LION ESPRESSO BAR AND HOMEMADE DONUTS (828) 386-1120 791 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone www.local-lion.com

FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES (828) 386-1058 1461 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

OUR DAILY BREAD

HARDEE’S

(828) 264-0173 627 W. King St., Boone www.ourdailybreadboone.com

(828) 264-3414 610 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone (828) 262-3201 344 New Market Ctr., Boone

PANERA BREAD

(828) 298-2226 1180 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone Mall www.panerabread.com

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (828) 264-4405 1668 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

STICK BOY BREAD COMPANY (828) 268-9900 345 Hardin St., Boone www.stickboybread.com

MCDONALD’S

(828) 264-0926 896 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone

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(828) 265-4141 211 Boone Heights Drive, Boone

SUBWAY

(828) 264-4438 417 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone (828) 265-3788 1023 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone (828) 268-9300 1542 US Hwy. 421 S; Boone

WHICH WICH

(828) 355-9946 246 Wilson Drive, Boone, NC 28607 www.whichwich.com

WOLFIE’S DELI AND SUBS (828) 265-5600 593 W. King St., Boone

BREWERIES

APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN BREWERY

(828) 263-1111 163 Boone Creek Dr., Boone www.appalachianmountainbrewery.com

BLOWING ROCK ALE HOUSE (828) 414-9600 152 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock www.blowingrockalehouse.com

BOONESHINE BREWING COMPANY (828) 263-4305 246 Wilson Dr., Suite L, Boone www.booneshine.beer

LOST PROVINCE BREWING COMPANY (828) 265-3506 130 N Depot St., Boone www.lostprovince.com

ICE CREAM & FROZEN TREATS

KILWINS

(828) 295-3088 1103 Main St., Blowing Rock www.kilwins.com

KING STREET CREAMERY (828) 262-4622 595 West King Street, Boone

MENCHIE'S

(828) 386-1765 1760 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone www.menchies.com

SWEET FROG FROZEN YOGURT (828) 266-1558 276 Watauga Village Dr., Boone www.boonesweetfrog.com

MINT

INDIAN

(828) 386-1441 203 Boone Heights Drive, Boone www.mintnc.com

ITALIAN, MEXICAN & PIZZA

BARBERITOS

(828) 386-6060 2575 Highway 105, Boone www.barberitos.com

BASIL’S FRESH PASTA AND DELI (828) 386-4066 246 Wilson Drive Suite K, Boone www.basilspasta.com

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BELLA’S ITALIAN

(828) 386-6101 190 Boone Heights Dr, Boone www.bellasboone.com

BLACK CAT BURRITO

(828) 263-9511 127 Depot St., Boone www.blackcatburrito.com

CAPONE’S PIZZA

(828) 265-1886 454 B, West King St., Boone www.caponesboone.com

PLACES TO EAT

STICK BOY KITCHEN

CASA RUSTICA

(828) 262-5128 1348 Hwy 105, Boone www.casarustica1981.com

CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL

(828) 262-1134 1787 Blowing Rock Rd. Suite A, Boone www.chipotle.com

DOMINO’S PIZZA

(828) 264-6507 208 Faculty St., Boone www.dominos.com

DOS AMIGOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

(828) 265-1674 187 New Market Center, Boone www.dosamigosmexicanrestaurant.net

HUNGRY HOWIE’S PIZZA

(828) 264-5004 1748 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone www.hungryhowies.com

LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA

(828) 268-1199 370 Watauga Village Dr., Boone www.littlecaesars.com

LOS ARCOIRIS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

(828) 264-7770 168 Boone Heights Dr., Boone www.losarcoiris.com

LOST PROVINCE BREWING CO. (PIZZA) 130 N Depot St., Boone (828) 265-3506 www.lostprovince.com

MELLOW MUSHROOM PIZZA

(828) 865-1515 805 West King St., Boone www.mellowmushroom.com/boone

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA

(828) 265-1655 521 Hwy 105 Extension, Boone www.papajohns.com

PUERTO NUEVO

(828) 262-3807 187 Watauga Village Dr., Boone www.puertonuevobe.com

PIZZA HUT

(828) 262-3535 1461 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone www.pizzahut.com

PRIMO'S

(828) 355-9800 1180 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone Mall www.primosrestaurantofboone.com

TAQUERIA EL PASO (828) 264-6755 2693 Hwy 105, Boone

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PLACES TO SHOP

B

oone area shopping is as distinctive as the products that fill our art & craft galleries, antique stores and specialty shops. It’s easy to browse a more-than-century-old country store and a modern outlet mall in the same trip. Add in outdoor sports shops, coffee bars and bookstores and shopping the Boone area can be warm even in winter. Looking for artsy, artisanal and authentic? The “buy local” trend is evident in the Boone area. Handcrafted items, one-of-a kind works of art, and collections of unique products are a staple of local galleries and shops. Whether it’s a trip to the original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, a visit to the Tanger Outlet Center, or a stroll through shops in downtown Boone, the opportunities are plentiful here.

Gallery & Working Studio ON PREMISES

Bob Meier artist

585 W. King St., Boone, NC 28607 meier@doeridgepottery.com 828.264.1127 • doeridgepottery.com

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PLACES TO SHOP

TURCHIN CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS (828) 262-3017 423 W. King Street, Boone www.tcva.org

SHOPS, STORES & MALLS

1ST TRACKS SKI SHOP (800) 728-8788 1380 Hwy 105-S, Boone www.1sttracks.com

ANTIQUES ON HOWARD

(828) 262-1957 199 Howard St., Boone antiquesonhoward@bellsouth.net www.antiquesonhowardnc.com 6,000 sq. ft. of Antiques, Collectibles, furniture, vintage clothing, coins, silver, jewelry, Roseville glass, lighting and much more.

ART GALLERIES

ART MART

(828) 264-3135 681 W. King Street, Boone www.artmartacademy.com

ALTA VISTA GALLERY

(828) 963-5247 2839 Broadstone Rd., Valle Crucis www.altavistagallery.com

ART OF OIL

CARLTON GALLERY AT CREEKSIDE

(828) 963-4288 140 Aldridge Rd., Hwy 105, Foscoe www.carltonartgallery.com

CROSSNORE WEAVERS & GALLERY- A WORKING MUSEUM (800) 354-4660 Crossnore crossnoreweavers@skybest.org www.crossnoreweavers.org Arts and Crafts. Also Located on the Premises is the Blair Fraley Sales Store.

DOE RIDGE POTTERY

(828) 264-1127 585 W. King St., Suite D, Boone www.doeridgepottery.com Specializing in functional stoneware, Doe Ridge Pottery has been owned and operated by Bob Meier for over 25 years.

HANDS GALLERY

(828) 262-1970 543 W. King St., Downtown Boone www.handsgallery.org Cooperative gallery of 18 all-local members started in 1975. Crafts include jewelry, baskets, pottery, woodworking, pillows, etc.

BOONE BIKE AND TOURING (828) 262-5750 774 East King St., Boone www.boonebike.com Sales, service and rentals of road and mountain bikes.

BOONE MALL

(828) 264-7286 www.boonencmall.com The Boone Mall offers indoor mall shopping at a variety of stores including, Belk, JC Penneys, T.J. Maxx, Black Bear Books, AT&T Store, Old Navy and more.

CHEAP JOE’S ART STUFF (800) 227-2788 374 Industrial Park Dr., Boone www.cheapjoes.com

CORNBREAD TACTICAL

(828) 386-1406 969 Rivers Street; Boone www.cornbreadtactical.com

DEWOOLFSON STORES

THE JONES HOUSE

(828) 262-4576 604 W. King St., Downtown Boone www.joneshouse.org Art gallery and community center. Summer concerts on the lawn. Free admission during regular gallery hours.

MITERS TOUCH, INC

(828) 963-4445 6858 Hwy 105-S, Boone www.miterstouchinc.com

J D MOSER STUDIOS

(800) 833-3696 • Banner Elk www.dewoolfsonlinens.com Silk & Down Products together with Luxury Bed & Bath Linens Imported from around the World.

DOE RIDGE POTTERY

(828) 264-1127 585 W. King St., Suite D, Boone www.doeridgepottery.com Specializing in functional stoneware, Doe Ridge Pottery has been owned and operated by Bob Meier for over 25 years.

FARMERS SKI SHOP

(828) 266-1581 226 Buckeye Estates, Boone www.JDMoserstudios.com

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(828) 355-9313 819 W. King St., Boone www.theartofoil.com Art of oil is an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting gallery and shop in downtown Boone.

(828) 264-4565 • Downtown Boone Premier ski shop since 1969.

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(828) 262-5111 www.footsloggers.com Hiking equipment, maps, sportswear and footwear. Outdoor outlets and paddle shop. established 1971.

FRED’S GENERAL MERCANTILE

(828) 387-4838 501 Beech Mountain Pkwy., Beech Mtn. www.fredsgeneral.com

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY

(828) 898-8645 2120 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk The High Country’s greatest shopping attraction. Emporium shops, art gallery, events, design seminars, entertainment.

GREEN MOTHER GOODS

(828) 262-3525 196 Boone Heights Dr., Boone www.greenmothergoods.com A “green” general store with ecofriendly items, local and regional art, non-toxic toys and handmade crafts.

HIGH COUNTRY SOUVENIRS

MO’S BOOTS

(828) 865-2668 617 W. King Street, Boone www.mosboots.com Family owned and operated since 2005, Mo’s offers a wide variety of boots, outdoor gear and everyday apparel.

MOSES CONE ESTATE & CRAFT CENTER

(828) 295-7938 Located at Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 294, the Moses Cone Estate is the site of the historic Cone Manor which houses the Craft Center. The estate has 25 miles of horse and carriage trails, which are excellent for cross-country skiing in winter & hiking yearround. No admission charge.

OLD WORLD GALLERIES (828) 264-6559 697 W King Street; Boone www.oldworldgalleries.com

RECESS RIDE SHOP

(828) 964-3869 707 W. King Street., Boone

(828) 355-9013 1158 Highway 105, Boone www.recessrideshop.com

HIGHWAY ROBBERY

REGEAR

(828) 264-7604 607 W King St., Boone

INCREDIBLE TOY COMPANY (828) 264-1422 3411 Highway 321 S.

LILILU ON KING

(828) 264-4120 549 W. King St., Boone www.lililuonking.com

LUCKY PENNY

(828) 264-0302 693 West King St., Boone www.luckypennyboone.com

MAGIC CYCLES

(828) 265-2211 140 South Depot St., Boone www.magiccycles.com Sales, servicing, and rentals of road cycles and mountain bikes.

MAST GENERAL STORE ORIGINAL STORE - VALLE CRUCIS (828) 963-6511 www.mastgeneralstore.com A destination since 1883, the original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis supplies its neighbors and visitors with all they need for life.

MAST GENERAL STORE BOONE MERCANTILE

(828) 262-0000 www.mastgeneralstore.com An authentic, country store dating back to 1883. The Mast Store is designated a National Historic Landmark. The Old Boone Mercantile is located on King St. in downtown Boone. Everything from traditional fashions, hiking apparel and boots to cast iron cookware and 500 candy favorites.

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PLACES TO SHOP

FOOTSLOGGERS

(828) 386-6100 • 967 Rivers St., Boone www.regearnc.com

RIVERCROSS MADE IN USA

(828) 963-8623 3595 Highway 194 S.,Valle Crucis, NC www.rivercrossmadeinusa.com Rivercross, located right beside the Original Mast General Store in historic Valle Crucis, is filled with a collection of goods handmade in America, many by local artists. Family Friendly.

SHOPPES AT FARMERS HARDWARE & SUPPLY CO. (828) 264-8801 661 W. King St., Boone www.shoppesatfarmers.com Over 100 Unique Shops now featured in this 80 year old downtown landmark.

SHOPS AT SHADOWLINE (828) 297-2131

TANGER SHOPPES ON THE PARKWAY

(828) 295-4444 • (800) 720-6728 www.tangeroutlet.com Just north of the village of Blowing Rock on Hwy 321. Featuring 33 name brand outlets. Strollers and wheelchairs are available. Senior discounts. Open year round!

VALLE CRUCIS MERCANTILE (828) 963-2525 2107 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604 www.squareup.com/market/ valle-crucis-mercantile.

WATSONNATTA WESTERN WORLD (828) 264-4540 711 W. King St; Boone www.booneboots.com

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ANNUAL EVENTS

ANNUAL EVENTS

ExploreBoone.com/things-to-do/events JANUARY

AMB RAIL JAM - Snowboarding event at Daniel Boone Park SKI AND SNOWBOARD RACES Boone area BLOWING ROCK WINTERFEST BEECH MOUNTAIN BEER FEST

FEBRUARY

BEECH MOUNTAIN RESORT’S TOTALLY 80'S RETRO WEEKEND MOONLIGHT ICE SKATING & FIREWORKS

MARCH

MARCH MADNESS - Low, low rates on lift tickets BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL – ASU MELTDOWN GAMES AT APPALACHIAN SKI MOUNTAIN

APRIL

EGG-STRAVAGANZA – Kid’s Event. Downtown Boone TROUT DERBY - Blowing Rock TWEETSIE RAILROAD OPENS MERLEFEST - Wilkesboro SAVOR BLOWING ROCK BOONE BIRDING FESTIVAL

JULY

BOONE CYCLO.VIA! - Humanpowered fun on downtown streets CHRISTMAS IN JULY - First Saturday in July, West Jefferson FOURTH OF JULY PARADES AND FIREWORKS - Boone and Blowing Rock INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS Hickory Ridge Living History Museum GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES Annual Scottish festival MUSICFEST ‘N SUGAR GROVE Bluegrass festival on the grounds of the Doc Watson Museum “HORN IN THE WEST” OUTDOOR DRAMA Late June through mid-August, except Mondays APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL - The annual festival of music, theatre, dance & the visual arts on July nights BLOWING ROCK CHARITY HORSE SHOW

AUGUST

MAY

BOONE GRAN FONDO HIGH COUNTRY BEER FEST Boone Fairgrounds RIDERS IN THE SKY CONCERT – Tweetsie Railroad RAILFAN WEEKEND – Tweetsie Railroad

NATURALIST WEEKEND Grandfather Mountain BANNER ELK HERB FESTIVAL

JUNE

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND - Grandfather, Always the first weekend RIVERFEST – Valle Crucis Park THE CUB – 7-mile race THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE AT TWEETSIE ANIMAL BIRTHDAY PARTY Grandfather Mountain Habitats

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RHODODENDRON RAMBLE Grandfather Mountain BLOOD, SWEAT AND GEARS Century bicycle ride SINGING ON THE MOUNTAIN – Gospel - Linville

TRIPLE CROWN HALF MARATHON

SEPTEMBER

BEECH MOUNTAIN KITE & CRAFT FESTIVAL BLOWING ROCK MUSICFEST GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN KIDFEST

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OCTOBER

BOONE BOO – Halloween Event TWEETSIE RAILROAD GHOST TRAIN FESTIVAL BRUSHY MOUNTAIN APPLE FESTIVAL - N. Wilkesboro BOONE HERITAGE FESTIVAL Hickory Ridge Living History Museum VALLE COUNTRY FAIR - Valle Crucis WOOLLY WORM FESTIVAL Banner Elk THE KNOB - Two miles of pure hill!

NOVEMBER

THANKSGIVING KILN OPENING Bolick Pottery TURKEY TROT - Boone Greenway Thanksgiving morning BLOWING ROCK CHRISTMAS PARADE & LIGHTING OF THE TOWN A CELTIC CHRISTMAS CONCERT Boone

DECEMBER

APPALACHIAN SKI MOUNTAIN ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND BOONE CHRISTMAS PARADE & TREE LIGHTING - Downtown Boone AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT - Boone SUGARFEST - Ski and snowboard demos and swag, live music, food NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS At area ski resorts

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EVENTS IN A SERIES APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL Sept. through Nov. ART IN THE PARK – BLOWING ROCK Once a month, May-Oct. CONCERTS ON THE LAWN Jones House – downtown Boone. Free concerts every Friday, June – Aug. CHETOLA RESORT’S FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Thanksgiving weekend through January CHOOSE & CUT CHRISTMAS TREE SEASON November & December DOWNTOWN BOONE ART CRAWL First Friday of the month Monthly, except Jan. HICKORY RIDGE LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM Tours at 10am & 2pm, April – Nov. Closed Mondays “HORN IN THE WEST” OUTDOOR DRAMA Late June through mid August. Closed Mondays MOUNTAIN HOME MUSIC SERIES Various performances May-Dec. MUSIC IN THE VALLE Outdoor concert series at Valle Crucis Park from late May through mid Aug. PARKWAY CRAFT CENTER AT MOSES CONE MANOR Craft demonstrations at the Moses Cone Estate on the Blue Ridge Parkway. June through October SCHAEFER CENTER PRESENTS Performing arts series Nov. through Apr. WATAUGA COUNTY FARMERS MARKET Saturday Mornings, May-Nov.

ANNUAL EVENTS

MUSIC FEST AT BLUE BEAR MOUNTAIN PERFORMING ARTS SERIES – ASU - Through spring MOUNTAINEER MUD RUN Boone Fairgrounds HIGH COUNTRY BEER FEST - Boone WATAUGA LAKE TRIATHLON

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HELPFUL INFORMATION

BOONE AREA

WATERFALL HIKES BOONE FORK TRAIL FALLS (HEBRON ROCKS)

Tennessee, turn right on Old Mill Road, then left on Elk River Road. Travel several miles and the road dead-ends into the falls. Swim at your own risk.

This 25 foot fall is located at the Julian Price Park Picnic area at milepost 295 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock. The Boone Fork Trail is a 5 mile loop but if you start at the picnic area going North, the fall is about 1.5 miles.

GLEN BURNEY FALLS

It is in the Town of Blowing Rock just two blocks from Main Street. Laurel Lane parking area sits across from Broyhill Park. The trail descends steeply through John’s River Gorge and is not recommended for beginners. Plan for an hour hike and the trip back will take considerably longer. Strenuous hike!

CRAB ORCHARD FALLS

A short but steep hike from the Valle Crucis Conference Center parking lot on Hwy 194 N in Banner Elk.

CASCADE FALLS

LINVILLE FALLS

30 to 40 feet in height, located at the E.B. Jeffress Park at milepost 272 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The trail is one mile roundtrip. To get to the bottom of the falls there are a few steps to climb.

ELK RIVER FALLS

It’s an 85 foot waterfall near the town of Elk Park. Travel down 19E towards

A series of two falls, upper is 12 feet and lower is 90 feet and plunges into the 2000 foot deep Linville gorge. The parking area is located at milepost 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are numerous hiking trails to choose from and the trailhead is located at the Visitors Center.

Helpful Phone Numbers / Websites Appalachian State University

(828) 262-2000 AppState.edu

ASU Athletics

(828) 262-2079 GoASU.com

Boone Area Chamber of Commerce

(828) 264-2225 BooneChamber.com

Boone Town Hall

(828) 262-4530 TownofBoone.net

Boone Weather and Road Conditions

BooneWeather.com WataugaRoads.com

High Country Host Visitor’s Center

(828) 264-1299 HighCountryHost.com

Watauga County Administration

(828) 265-8000 WataugaCounty.org

Watauga Co. Economic Development

(828) 264-3082 WataugaEDC.org

Watauga Co. Library

(828) 264-8784 WataugaCountyLibrary.com

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PLACES TO STAY

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815 W. King St., Suite 10 Boone, NC 28607

TDA Administrative Office

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