Skiing in the High Country

Your Guide to Skiing in the High CountryNorth Carolina High Country is an oasis for outdoor adventure year-round. As the temperatures begin to drop and snow covers the mountain tops, you won’t want to miss a chance to hit the slopes. The High Country's natural setting is perfect for ski season,... 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
Boone, Banner Elk and Wilkesboro wineries, breweries and distilleries

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
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
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

Spend Your Winter Outdoors in the High Country

Most people feel the need to wrap a warm blanket around themselves during the winter months and stay indoors until the first buds of spring appear. But imagine sitting in a ski lift on a crisp and clear winter day. With a couple skis strapped on or a snowboard, the butterflies and excitement fill... 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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Alaskan Salmon-Gamekeeper Restaurant
August 20, 2020
Photo courtesy of The Gamekeeper RestaurantBy Arielle PattersonAdventure 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 your taste...
Tweetsie Railroad Deer Park Petting Zoo
March 14, 2019
Interact with Animals at Tweetsie Railroad Tweetsie Railroad is known for offering plenty of family-friendly rides, shows and activities. When you visit the mountain theme park, be sure to see some of Tweetsie’s furry residents. About Deer Park Zoo Tweetsie Railroad is home to...
Boone, North Carolina public parks
April 10, 2019
Explore Boone’s Public Parks and Greenways When you visit Boone, you’re sure to spend some time in the area’s beautiful natural setting. Whether you’re walking the charming downtown streets or hiking Grandfather Mountain, Boone offers many locales to enjoy the great outdoors. For a...
Banner Elk horseback riding
May 29, 2019
Go Horseback Riding in Banner Elk When you visit Banner Elk, you’re sure to spend some time in the area’s beautiful natural setting. Whether you’re walking the charming downtown streets or hiking the mountain ranges, Banner Elk offers many locales to enjoy the great outdoors. While...
Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock
March 14, 2019
North Carolina’s Wild West Theme Park There’s plenty to do when you visit North Carolina’s High Country. A must-do on your list should be spending a day at Tweetsie Railroad. This family-fun theme park boasts rides, live entertainment, history and more. Tweetsie Railroad History...
Family-Friendly Activities in Boone, North Carolina
March 13, 2019
Top 5 Activities for the Whole Family A trip to Boone can be the perfect family getaway. With so much to see and do, both inside and outside, Boone offers plenty of excitement for all ages. Boone has a range of activities, from relaxing in the natural setting to something more...

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