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High Country, NC Guide

About High Country

Discover North Carolina's mountain region with stunning vistas, spas, mountain charm, and plenty to discover. The Blue Ridge Parkway cleanly divides Boone and Blowing Rock, and is North Carolina's most iconic roadway.

Appalachian Mountain Brewery focuses on building relationships with our community, sustainable business practices and supporting local non-profits.

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Century 21 Mountain Vistas has unsurpassed expertise in buying and selling properties here in the High Country. Boone serves as the hub for such…

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Hemlock Inn provides the central village location where you can be a part of it all. The original Structure of this lovely Inn was buiilt over an…

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Where It All Began

The History of the recipes at Sorrento’s Italian Bistro in Banner Elk, NC goes back over 100 years to Sicily; making…

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Open a box to the best of the Blue Ridge

Enjoy carefull curated collections from the best small businesses of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Subscibe to…

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North Carolina Bed and Breakfast ROMANTIC LODGING IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

The Mast family were known for their premium hospitality, and…

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Bodegas Kitchen & Wine Bar offers Caribbean-inspired fare and tapas style dining. Nestled in the beautiful mountain setting of Banner Elk, Bodegas has…

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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 in downtown…

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Casual Pizzeria featuring brick oven pies, pastas, and sandwiches. Conveniently located in the heart of Beech Mountain next door to the community…

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Selling Real Estate since 1983, Terry & Becky Bishop have the GRI and e-PRO designations as well as having achieved Lifetime Member of the Realtors…

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Set in a prime location of Boone (NC), Country Inn & Suites Boone puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. Both business…

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Pepper’s Restaurant and Bar was established in 1975, serving the High Country its first taste of the highest quality deli sandwiches. From
its humble…

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Known for it's eclectic ambiance of cartoon, antique, local nostalgic decor, as well as its wide array of hearty yet modestly-priced sandwiches, subs…

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   Established in 2005, Bistro Roca is a true neighborhood Restaurant located off the beaten path near downtown Blowing Rock, where we welcome you…

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Be The Mountaineer

 

We believe that you are the Mountaineer. Mountaineers are explorers, they are brave, they welcome a challenge, and they…

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Come and visit our charming shop filled to the brim with exciting and unusual gifts for all ages. We are known for our selection of exclusive Blowing…

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Leave the ordinary behind - Live inn the sky and look far, see well!

A unique condominium community located atop little Sugar Mountain, near Banner…

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See all of Blowing Rock from our Beautiful Hotel!

Thanks to a fresh, modern property and the excellent amenities of the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel…

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Welcome To Grandfather Vineyard  

There is nothing quite as relaxing as sitting on the banks of the Watauga River in the shadow of the…

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Delicious Barbecue You Will Want Again & Again!

 

At Holy Smokes Barbecue, we know how to do bbq right! Come in & try our signature Apple Butter BBQ…

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At Hellbender Bed & Bev the focus is on fun and adventure.  Store your bike after a day of riding. Hang up your waders. Untangle your climbing ropes…

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'Horn in the West' is our nation's longest-running Revolutionary War outdoor drama. The play brings to life the story of the hardy pioneers of the…

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Earth Fare is your neighborhood market with a mission to improve lives by making healthy food available to everyone. They are committed to keeping the…

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For over 70 years, Mystery Hill is the place to go for family fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Are you craving an escape to the Blue Ridge…

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Welcome to Windwood Home...here you will find fabulous furniture at fantastic prices!  With 9,000 square feet of furniture from Traditional to…

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The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. At the center of it all is The Bistro, your…

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4 Seasons at Beech & VCI Real Estate Services is situated 
near the top of Beech Mountain in Northwestern North Carolina, 
the highest town East of the…

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Traditional, family-run Italian kitchen with a rustic, wooden-walled backdrop & a lounge.

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Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the jewel of the High Country.

Nestled in the awe-inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains stands the High Country’s…

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Welcome to South Marke-the home of uptown and upscale shopping in beautiful Blowing Rock.  South Marke is one of the most photographed locations in…

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Beech Mountain is an ideal vacation spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. With an elevation of 5,506 feet, Beech Mountain is set apart 12…

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Juice Boone is a local, organice, cold-pressed juicery and superfood smoothie house dedicated to small batch fresh production and eats.

At Juice…

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Swiss Mountain Village offers daily and weekly rentals. Our log cabins offer a relaxing retreat from all your troubles and stress. Relax, unwind and…

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Welcome to Cafe Violette!

At Cafe Violette, Chef Kyle Martin has created a menu inspired by the Meditteranean Coast of France.  Food that is rooted…

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This idyllic ice cream parlor located in the Village Shops in the heart of downtown Banner Elk serves scoops with a smile.

The toughest part is…

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At The Spice & Tea Exchange, we offer a variety of fine spices, handcrafted seasonings, loose-leaf teas, salts, sugars, gifts, and more! Explore gifts…

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Our Selection of Children's Educational Toys, Books, Games and Faith-based Gifts makes this a Shopping Heaven for all Grandparents! We also carry an…

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Welcome to River & Earth Adventure. Your adventure is your time to connect with friends and family, while challenging yourself in the most…

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Cozy rooms in a laid-back microbrewery featuring restaurant/bar with terrace seating.

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Grandfather Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountain range is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Globally recognized nature…

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Blowing Rock Antiques features English and Continental antiques and many decorative accessories, including lighting and garden adornments. Whether you…

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For over 50 years, Dan'l Boone Inn has been serving Boone and the high country delicious homecooked meals, just like you remember at grandma's…

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MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO STAY IN BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC 

 

White Wolf Lodge at Beech Mountain is a unique Swiss Chalet style retreat including

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Welcome to Antiques Main, the largest antique mall in the Boone and Blowing Rock area.  With 11,000 square feet and over 50 vendors, you are sure to…

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We’ve been waiting for you! Beech Mountain Vacation Rentals at the Pinnacle Inn Resort has something for all ages and interests.

Within the resort…

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Stonewalls is located in downtown Banner Elk, in the heart of the High Country in western North Carolina.  Stoonewalls offers the finest cuts of beef…

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After an eventful day, make yourself at home in our modern suites featuring complimentary Wi-Fi, ergonomic workstations and full kitchen…

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fine dining can be fun...  

The Gamekeeper Restaurant and Bar, located between Boone and Blowing Rock NC, is well known for…

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Sunset Tees & Hattery is your one stop shopping for Mountain souvenirs, sweatshirts, hats and gifts. Then head downstairs to Sunset Sweets & Heat to…

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The Blowing Rock is an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level, overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. The phenomenon is so called because…

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A selection you have to see to believe

Blind Elk Tap Room is the prime spot in Banner Elk to enjoy an impressive menu of rotational craft beer on…

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Due South Outfitters- The Home of Fly Fishing in Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk

Due South Outfitters is a full service fly shop and guide…

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We are proud to be Boone’s first and only locally owned and operated Float Therapy spa offering premium floating experiences. Float therapy is…

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El Rincon is located in the heart of Blowing Rock, on Main Street, within walking distance to shops, lodging, and attractions. El Rincon is open seven…

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A wine shop destination offering wine tastings, wine by the glass, cheese, baskets, and unique gifts in the heart of downtown Blowing Rock. Private…

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Bee a hero today!

At Bee Inspired Foundation we plan to build a thriving planet one bee sanctuary at a time. Biodynamic gardens of life…

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Sassy Cat Bakery is a locally owned and operated Bakery in the High Country located at The Shops at Shadowline in Boone.  Specializing in homemade…

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Since 1996, Cabin Fever has been a favorite source for cabin decor and rustic lodge furnishings. Whether you're decorating an entire cabin, or simply…

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Mysterium Escape Adventure’s Themed Escape Rooms in Boone, NC  

We are a local, homegrown escape room. Our themed escape rooms in Boone…

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Welcome to The Famous Toastery....Let’s just say, we saw this all-day breakfast thing years ago. We get that sometimes you want a burger or salad to…

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The Pedalin’ Pig opened its Banner Elk location in 2014 bringing fresh gourmet flair to some smoky down south favorites. With an entrepreneur at the…

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F.A.R.M. Cafe was inspired in 2009 by a community kitchen operating successfully in Salt Lake City, Utah, called One World Cafe. A group of citizens…

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