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

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

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

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

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

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

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November 7, 2018
Banner Elk to Boone, Blowing Rock to North Wilkesboro, ​A trip to the High Country will be an unforgettable experience! Imagine majestic mountaintops, small-town hospitality, running rivers and a vacation that includes all of the above. Actually, stop imagining and start...
Skiing in Boone, North Carolina
January 10, 2019
Hit the Slopes when you Visit Boone The North Carolina High Country is an oasis for outdoor adventure year-round, especially in Boone. As the temperatures begin to drop and snow covers the mountain tops, you won’t want to miss a chance to hit the slopes. Boone’s natural setting is...
November 7, 2018
Named One of North Carolina’s 10 Coolest Small Towns While other small towns have grown into cities or simply faded away, West Jefferson has remained the small town that is quintessential Americana. Our town is nestled within the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North...
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...
November 7, 2018
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...
November 7, 2018
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...

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