A Day in Banner Elk

Escape, Unwind, Indulge in this Friendly Resort Town Banner Elk is a popular getaway in the North Carolina High Country that blends small town relaxation with the amenities of a larger city. Within 15 minutes of the town’s lone stoplight, one can experience the great outdoors, fabulous dining... More

A Taste of the High Country

Homestyle Recipes Mixed with Flavorful Flair Make this Local Culinary Scene One-of-a-Kind In a place where outdoor exploration and adventure reigns supreme, you’ll find dozens of restaurants in the High Country with experienced chefs that are ready to give you a taste of local cuisine. Whether... More
Boone North Carolina

A Day in Boone

Recognized as an Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Destination in the Southeast With its mountain flair, Boone is affectionately known as the “Heart of the High Country.” Home to Appalachian State University, named one of the top 15 public universities in the south since 1986, Boone benefits year-... More

Welcome to North Carolina's High Country

Year-Round Excitement in the High Country Beneath majestic mountains, on a picture-perfect landscape, adventure awaits. No matter what season, a vacation in the High Country promises a year-round outdoor playground with an assortment of activities. You are sure to find both rustic and relaxed... More
Blowing Rock North Carolina

A Day in Blowing Rock

The streets of Blowing Rock are storybook sweet, with quaint boutiques, independent restaurants, art galleries and antique stores tucked into a small mountain village. Parks, lush gardens and sweeping views give the town an almost magical feel. And with a location against the Blue Ridge Parkway and... More

High Thrill in the High Country

Activities for Adventurers and Thrill Seekers A lot of people look to the High Country as a place to relax and unwind, and it’s certainly an ideal location for kicking back. However, others are born with a yearning for adventure, and it’s these people who look to the High Country as a place... More

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November 7, 2018
Homestyle Recipes Mixed with Flavorful Flair Make this Local Culinary Scene One-of-a-Kind In a place where outdoor exploration and adventure reigns supreme, you’ll find dozens of restaurants in the High Country with experienced chefs that are ready to give you a taste of local cuisine...
Mast General Store
March 11, 2019
Find History and Mountain Charm at Mast General Store There’s so much to see and do when you visit North Carolina’s High Country. Whether you’re hiking the mountains or exploring the charming towns, you’ll quickly discover that this area is full of gems. A trip to the High Country is...
Greenway Trail in Boone
March 11, 2019
Hiking Boone’s Greenway Trail Boone offers so much when it comes to outdoor exploration. From hiking and mountain biking to braving the river rapids or fishing on a scenic stream, there’s so much to choose from. For hiking specifically, Boone has plenty of trails to challenge...
November 7, 2018
Find Everything You Need Right Around the Corner In the High Country, you’ll find it’s easy to shop a century-old general store and chic new boutique in the same trip. From the vibrant downtown shops of Boone to antiques in Blowing Rock and beyond, a getaway in the High Country is not...
Blowing Rock North Carolina
November 7, 2018
The streets of Blowing Rock are storybook sweet, with quaint boutiques, independent restaurants, art galleries and antique stores tucked into a small mountain village. Parks, lush gardens and sweeping views give the town an almost magical feel. And with a location against the Blue Ridge...
Rides at Tweetsie Railroad
March 14, 2019
Amusement Rides for All Ages at Tweetsie Railroad Tweetsie Railroad is a Wild West theme park. No theme park is complete without some thrilling rides. Perfect for the whole family, and children of all ages, Tweetsie Railroad’s rides can provide excitement for everyone. From smaller...

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