Sips and Trips of the High Country

Image from Appalachian Mountain BreweryThe personality of the High Country is infused in every aspect of life here, and it’s no different with the wines, brews and spirits produced in this region. Maybe it’s the rich mountain soil, creating high quality varietals and grains. Or maybe it’s the rebel... More
High Country dining

Dining in the North Carolina High Country

Image from Gamekeeper RestaurantServing Up Mountain Scenery and Culinary ExcellenceAdventure and exploration abound in the High Country. Whether you’re flying across the treetops on a zipline or hiking to the peak of Grandfather Mountain, you’re sure to have a new experience when you visit. Treat... 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
Boone budget vacation

5 Tips for Planning a Vacation to Boone on a Budget

Image from Mathieu TurleSave on Your Vacation to BooneA 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. However... More
Restaurants in Boone with a view

Boone Restaurants with a View

Restaurants with Scenic Views in BooneA trip to Boone is not complete without a meal at one of the fantastic local restaurants. Area restaurants are serving up some of your favorite down-home American dishes as well as some meals you’ve never seen before. Almost as important as the food on your... More

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
May 23, 2019
Images and editorial supplied by the Town of Banner ElkEscape, Unwind, Indulge in this Friendly Resort TownBanner 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...
Greenway Trail in Boone
March 11, 2019
Hiking Boone’s Greenway TrailBoone 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 experienced...
March 13, 2019
Where to Eat at Tweetsie Railroad A trip to Tweetsie Railroad is guaranteed to be a full day of fun at the mountain theme park. Be sure to take a break from rides and live entertainment to grab a bite to eat. While the park does allow guests to bring outside food and drinks, you may...
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...
High Country dining
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...
Banner Elk ski trip
January 15, 2020
Image from Todd Bush Photography Spend Some Time on the Slopes in Banner Elk Banner Elk is a fantastic place to travel year-round. In winter, the area offers plenty of opportunities for some fun on the slopes. Ski season in Banner Elk is perfect for the whole family, from skiing and...

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