North Carolina Attractions

Greater Banner Elk Business Association

Greater Banner Elk Business Association The Banner Elk CHAMBER welcomes you to visit and stay in Banner Elk because, "Life is Just Better Here!". Banner Elk is located in the heart of the mountains and offers a small village environment with friendly people who will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The spring and summer in Banner Elk are beautiful as the native flowers and trees...

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Fishing Guides and Services

Fishing Guides and Services Located on Old Shulls Mill Road off of Highway 105 near Hound Ears Club, the Appalachian Angler provides everything fly fishing. From rods and reels, creels to waders you won’t find a more finely stocked supply of pure fly fishing equipment. As the areas oldest fly fishing outfitter, with 20 years of experience, the Appalachian Angler has been dedicated to...

A little History - Two Ashe Brothers Revolutionized Area's Education

A little History - Two Ashe Brothers Revolutionized Area's Education "If you seek their monument, look around you." The High Country as we know it today exists because of the selfless dedication and incredible hard work of two native sons of Ashe County, Blanford Barnard and Dauphin Disco Dougherty. It is thanks to them that Appalachian State University exists and that it was built in Boone. The brothers were a study in...

Wilkes Community College

Wilkes Community College Wilkes Community College serves students in Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes counties. The main campus is located near U.S. 421 and N.C. 268 West in Wilkesboro. The 112-acre campus is wooded and is known nationally as the site of the annual Merle Watson Festival. The campus includes over 200,000 square feet of classrooms, laboratories, shops and offices. This...

Cafe Portofino

Cafe Portofino Café Portofino, located at 970 Rivers St., is an international garlic house featuring five-star cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Offering appetizers, salads, homemade soups, sandwiches and pasta dishes in addition to daily seafood and stir-fry specials, Cafe Portofino has quickly become a local favorite. All menu items are under $10! The Tap Room features...

Maple Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Maple Lodge Bed & Breakfast Maple Lodge Bed & Breakfast - Your Home Away From Home, Without the Distractions. Welcome to Blowing Rock's Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn, offering gracious accommodations in the heart of the village. Located just one-half block from the shops, cafes, and galleries on Main Street, we offer off street parking for our guests. Eleven elegant guest rooms...

Coldwell Banker Blair & Associates

Coldwell Banker Blair & Associates Almost everything you need to know about buying or selling a home can be found on their web site. They are a premier Boone real estate firm in their market, located in Western North Carolina. Their experienced and professional team of REALTORS can assist you with seller or buyer representation. Coldwell Banker Blair agents have an average of almost 12 years...

Fishing Areas in Randolph County

Lake Lucas TLP, Asheboro Asheboro Parks and Recreation Department, Phone: (336) 629-1639 (marina), (336) 626-1240 How To Go: From U.S. 220 Bypass in Asheboro, take the N.C. 42 exit; go west on Lexington Rd. (SR 1004) (The name of this road has become Old Lexington Road and N.C. 42 goes to the east only from U.S. 220.) Go 3.7 miles; the marina and office...

A Hard Road Through The Mountains

Believe it or not, a steady stream of bumper-to-bumper tourists wasn't always the norm in the High Country. Before the 1920's, the area was often called "The Lost Province" because of the lack of passable roads. With the explosion of the automobile industry, more people began to clamor for good roads. In the latter part of the 1800's, many roads were either...

Blue Ridge Parkway - A Source of Excitement In Region Throughout Decade

Blue Ridge Parkway - A Source of Excitement In Region Throughout Decade President Franklin Roosevelt was only in office a few months when Sen. Harry F. Byrd of Virginia made a radical suggestion to him: build a highway connecting the Great Smoky Mountains and Shennandoah National Parks. That meeting sparked a controversy that pitted Tennesee against North Carolina in the quest for what would become the Blue Ridge Parkway. When...

Mountain View Realty

Mountain View Realty Mountain View Realty is a full service real estate office. They offer commercial, residential as well as land sales. Offering both buyer's and seller's agency, they will give you professional and ethical service. Their property management department successfully rents to both the vacation and long term markets. Nestled in the Western Carolina Mountains of...

Sister Act

For over 20 years we've been traveling the world to bring you a varied and extensive collection of rugs here in Blowing Rock. Always with an eye on quality and price. Sister Act 1127 Main St Blowing Rock, NC 28605-8280 Phone: (828) 295-9333

Traditional Music Lives On - In The High Country

Traditional Music Lives On - In The High Country It was just history and a bit of coincidence that brought the two musical instruments together. The banjo made its way to the south on the slave ships during the colonial days of the country. At the same time fiddlers from the British Isles were bringing their fiddles and bows across the Atlantic with jigs and reels aplenty. When these two instruments met...

The Jones House - Built In 1908

The Jones House - Built In 1908 The heart of downtown Boone was built just after the turn of the century, though no one knew it at the time. The Jones House, which is now the town's Community Center and home of the Watauga Arts Council, was constructed by Dr. John Walter Jones in 1908. Jones was originally from Alleghany County, and was one of the early doctors of the area. His wife...

Regional Information

Regional Information This section provides you with the ins and outs of finding your way around the High Country, from visitor information centers to schools to recycling and hospital facilities. Like the region, this section will continue to grow, so check back often! Towns of The High Country Explore the diverse towns of the mountain region and find one that fits your...