Attractions & Events - Local Area Guide

The area of the North Carolina mountains around Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and Beech Mountain draws recreation and adventure seekers year round for skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, caving, rock climbing, fly fishing, rafting, horseback riding, bluegrass festivals, wine vineyards tours and tastings and much more.

We have vacation cabins located conveniently near all the activities that the High Country has to offer.  Below are information resources about upcoming events and area attractions that we hope will be a help in planning your trip!

Upcoming Events!

Take a look at this category to see some of the upcoming events that can be enjoyed at different times of the year. While there are hundreds of events, big and small, throughout the High Country throughout the year, we try to make note of some of the bigger or special events here. We try to keep the next events at the top, but you may need to scroll down just a bit for the period you want to come. We hope this helps your planning!

Area Information

Under this heading you can find information and links to Area Weather, Web Cams and the different town websites located here in the High Country. The town websites often provide good local information and calendar of events happening in the area. While we try to put up some events on our website, these calendars will be the most fully up to date.

Area Attractions & Entertainment

There are many attractions, activities and entertainment opportunities throughout the High Country of North Carolina, whether you are in Boone, Blowing Rock or up on Beech Mountain. Click through here to see some of the many attractions you can enjoy while you are here in your vacation rental cabin.

Biking the High Country of NC

Regardless of your skill level or preferred style of biking, you can easily find a perfect spot to practice it. One of the great benefits of cycling in the High Country is that area residents take unusual heed of riders due to the fact that they accustomed to sharing the road with them. There is some of the best Mountain Biking Trails as well as Road Biking throughout the High Country and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here is some of the information to help you get started as to how you might spend your time biking the high country.

Local Restaurants

While there are chain restaurants in Boone, there are also many special unique restaurants throughout the High Country in Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk. We encourage you to try to wonderful cuisine from these fine local establishments

Outdoor / Adventure

The High Country of North Carolina of the surrounding areas of Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, and Beech Mountain are full of Outdoor / Adventure type activities from Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Rafting and Kayaking, etc. Take a look to see who may be able to help guide you in these adventures.


There are many wonderful Golf courses available in the surrounding High Country of North Carolina. Many of them are private clubs, and a few are publicly available. We have a few homes that have membership to some of the private clubs. If you reserve one of these homes, membership privileges are available to include golf as well as other amenities, such as a pool, tennis, restaurant, etc.

Fishing & Boating

Boone North Carolina and the pristine High Country Mountains of Western North Carolina are premier destinations for fly fishing and trout fishing in the Southeast! The North Carolina Mountains are a preferred destination for fly fishing enthusiasts from all over the region. The pristine waterways, unsurpassed scenery and streams teeming with trout provide a powerful `lure` for fishermen. The High Country area provides the opportunity to go for brook, brown and rainbow trout in a wide variety of wonderful locations. Also, there are several great fishing guide companies in Boone that will be happy to provide equipment and take you and your group on a fun float fishing trip.

Hiking / Nature

Hiking is perhaps one of the most popular outdoor activities in the High Country. There are numerous places to check out, and a variety of trails that would be appropriate for any level. Hiking is a wonderful way to see the many breathtaking views around the High Country. Click through here to see some links to trails to be enjoyed throughout the High Country.

Horse Back Riding

One fun and adventurous way to enjoy the mountains is to go horseback riding. There are many area stables in the High Country that offer guided trail rides, as well as many trails in general that equestrian enthusiasts of all kind will enjoy.

The Beech Mountain Club

Wonderful Club Amenities available to the guests of homes that have Club Membership. Access to the Pool, Tennis Courts, Golf Course, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Day Camp for the kids, amongst other activities they may plan. A luxurious addition to an already wonderful vacation. Here is a link to the Club`s Website:

Ski and Snowboard Rentals

Ski and Snowboard Rentals for the perfect ski and snowboard vacation in Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Whether you plan to ski or snowboard at Appalachian Ski Mountain, Sugar Mountain or Beech Mountain Resort, these list of companies should be able to help you line up all the equipment you need to have a great time!

Ski Resorts and Snow Tubing

North Carolina`s High Country, known as the Ski Capital of the South, is home to three premier resorts - Appalachian Ski Mtn, Beech Mtn Resort and Sugar Mtn Resort. All are located within a 30-mile radius, making the High Country a favorite destination of families, couples and adventure-seekers. North Carolina has the highest mountains east of the Rockies and caters to skiers of all abilities. Away from the slopes, there`s plenty to see and do in Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk. Not a skier? We are home to the largest snow tubing park on the east coast. Hawksnest features more than 20 lanes of tubing fun. Also, each ski resort offers other winter activities, including ice skating, snow shoeing and tubing. Another favorite option is the youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain. This free sledding hill is open all winter for children 12 and under.