A Day in Banner Elk

Images and editorial supplied by the Town of 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... More
Boone, North Carolina

A Day in Boone

Images and editorial supplied by Watauga County Tourism Developement Authority 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... More
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

A Day in Blowing Rock

Images and editorial supplied by Blowing Rock TDA 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.... More
Outdoor Adventure in North Carolina

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
Boone budget vacation

5 Tips for Planning a Vacation to Boone on a Budget

Image from Mathieu Turle Save on Your Vacation to Boone A trip to Boone is the perfect getaway for travelers of all ages and interests. From finding the perfect hotel or cabin to enjoying the beauty of the outdoors, restaurants, shopping and more, it’s easy for your vacation to become pricey... 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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ski resorts in Boone, ski resorts in Banner Elk, ski resorts in Blowing Rock
January 31, 2019
The Best Ski Resorts near Boone It's the peak of ski season, meaning that it’s time to hit the slopes. When you visit North Carolina’s High Country, there’s no better place to do so than Boone. The Boone area is known as “The Ski Capital of the South.” Boone is less than an hour...
Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train 2019
October 9, 2019
Image from Tweetsie Railroad All Aboard this Thrilling Ghost Train Tweetsie Railroad is the High Country’s Wild West theme park, located in Blowing Rock. The family-friendly theme park is filled with rides and entertainment for all ages. During the fall season, Tweetsie Railroad...
Linville Caverns North Carolina
April 11, 2019
Explore Linville Caverns There’s so much to see and do when you visit North Carolina’s High Country. An attraction that should make your must-do list is a trip to Linville Caverns. Linville Caverns are the only show caverns in North Carolina. The whole family will love touring these...
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
May 23, 2019
Images and editorial supplied by Blowing Rock TDA 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...
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...
Boone, North Carolina
May 23, 2019
Images and editorial supplied by Watauga County Tourism Developement Authority 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...

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