North Carolina Attractions

Black Cat Burrito

Supplying Boone with healthy fast food. Customize your own Burrito, Quesadilla, or Nachos, plus soups, salads. Extensive late night menu served Tuesday through Saturday till midnight. Great selection of beer and wines. Since the year 2000, Black Cat Burrito has established itself as the premiere destination for the finest burritos, quesadillas, nachos,...

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Serenity Haven Cabin

Serenity Haven Cabin Rental is owned by Floyd and Patsy Townsend of Banner Elk, NC. It is located 1.5 miles from the stoplight, across from the Elk River Club/Airport. Banner Elk is located in the northwest mountains (Boone, Linville, Blowing Rock) of North Carolina. It has become known as the North Carolina "High Country." In the summer,Banner Elk is...

The Sterling Company Real Estate

The Sterling Company Real Estate The Sterling Company is dedicated to providing the finest real estate services. They have a diversity of listings both in price and location. They invite you to view their current offerings as shown herein or learn more about the High Country of North Carolina by visiting the Chamber of Commerce website. As members of the Avery/Watauga Multiple Listing...

Drinking Wars: A Wet Decade

Few things rouses a populace like a vote on alcohol sales. The 1980's in Watauga were a time of controversy, pro-business versus pro-morality, wet versus dry, and a flurry of elections challenges. The decade opened with five Blowing Rock establishments having their beer and wine permits revoked because of the Fifty-One Percent Rule. The state ABC board...

Twigs Restaurant & Bar

Twigs Restaurant & Bar Twigs Restaurant is conveniently nestled right off Highway 321 bypass in Blowing Rock, NC, between the Village Inn and the ABC Store. A favorite of both locals and tourists, Twigs offers continental cuisine in a fine dining, cozy mountain atmosphere. Using the best and freshest ingredients available, Twigs specializes in an variety of dishes of the highest...

The Historic Blue Ridge Parkway

The Historic Blue Ridge Parkway There is no road like it on this continent or in the world. No other road dares to hug the very crest of mountains for such a long distance, almost 470 miles. No road passes through such a variety of terrain or such a wide range of flora and fauna. The crowning jewel of the road is the Linn Cove Viaduct, one of the engineering marvels of the age, and the...

Fishing in H.C.

You can stop looking under the bed and in the closet, the real monsters are out in the streams and rivers if the High Country. The mountains of the southern Appalachians provide the waterways hatcheries provide a lot of the fish. Trout are the big catch in the High Country, but smallmouth bass are also plentiful in areas. Visitors may hesitate when the...

Golf Guide

Golf Guide Golfing in the High Country can be as enjoyable an experience as anywhere in the country. The trick for golfers who are not members of a club is to find the best public courses. The golf director at Sugar Mountain, Tom McAuliffe, said the area has some of the finest golf in the country, but 90 percent of it is at private venues.If a non-member is looking...

Reservation for Preservation

Reservation for Preservation Most visitors come to the mountains to enjoy the natural beauty, and now they can help preserve it by staying overnight. A new program from the High Country Conservancy, a regional land trust, is going to help preserve the scenic, historic, and natural attractions of our landscape by raising funds through room occupancy. The program – ‘Help Save the Places...

Mountain Retreats Realty Inc.

Mountain Retreats Realty Inc. Banner Elk is located in the heart of the High Country and offers a small town feel and friendly faces wherever you go. Spring and Summer offer beautiful scenery, with the rhododendrons and trees back in full bloom. There are many hiking and biking trails, which offer a great way to enjoy the views. Banner Elk has several inns, restaurants and locally-owned...

High Country Greenhouses

Enjoy the scenic drive to our greenhouses where you can find perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, mixed planters, and even water gardens. High Country Greenhouses 1990 Nc Hwy W Grassy Creek, NC 28631 Phone: 336-246-4030

The Great Depression - A Turning Point For Watauga County

The Great Depression - A Turning Point For Watauga County The Great Depression dominated the news of the 1930s not only in Watauga County, but around the world. While the Depression was the worst of times, it also marked a turning point in the history of Watauga County. When the county - and the nation emerged from the long night that began when the stock market crashed just over 70 years ago, the groundwork would...

The Blowing Rock - A Scenic Legend

The Blowing Rock - A Scenic Legend The Blowing Rock, North Carolina's oldest travel attraction since 1933. If you drive south just past the quaint downtown of Blowing Rock on U.S. Highway 321 you will find the town’s namesake. Overlooking the John’s River Gorge, The Blowing Rock is a vast cliff, standing 4,000 feet above sea level. Northwesterly winds travel through the gorge towards The...

Camping

Ignore the silly television ads about couples eating cereal being accosted by bears in the wilderness. That's not usually what you get in the High Country. If you love the sound of rippling streams, peepers chirping in the evening, and a mellow hoot of an owl as the sun sinks below a panoramic mountainscape then the Western North Carolina Mountains are the...

Post Offices

Post Offices Banner Elk - P.O. Box 9998, 28604, (828) 898-4334. Blowing Rock - 997 N. Main St., 28605, (828) 295-3589. Boone - Blowing Rock Rd., 28607, (828) 264-3813. Downtown Station - W. King Street 28607 (828)262-1171. Creston - SR 1100, 28615, (336) 385-2481. Crossnore - Crossnore Drive and Dellinger Road, 28616, (828) 733-5702. Crumpler - 9242 Old Highway 16,...