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Boone NC is home to Appalachian State University, ranked among the most respected universities in the South. Boone is surrounded by popular attractions and outdoor adventures including Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Golf Club, The Blowing Rock, Linville Caverns, Horn in the West, Grandfather Mountain, ski resorts and river sports.

Boone NC and all the High Country boast some of the best in music, dance, theatre and the arts, too. From world-renown guitarist and seven-time Grammy winner, the late Doc Watson, to the Moscow Festival Ballet to Broadway-quality productions, premier entertainment is always available. 
Watauga County Farmers Market has been located in Boone's Town Square since 1974, and is located at the Horn In The West in Boone, NC. The market is a direct link between our local farmers and the consumer. Quality local fruits and vegetables, jams & jellies, flowers and plants, breads & baked goods, eggs,  crafts and more 

This area participates in the NC Quilt Trails

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Boone Area Wine Trail  Pay a visit to the East's highest vineyards and enjoy the High Country's sophisticated viticultural experiences. Three vineries are now on the tour including the Grandfather Vineyard & Winery in Foscoe, Banner Elk Winery in Banner Elk, and the Linville Falls Winery in Valle Crucis.  Tour the vineries and taste the wines - and take your favorite High Country Wines back home. 
 
Boone NC is located in Watuga County, established by a legislative act in 1849, geographically drawn from parts of Caldwell, Ashe, Wilkes, and Yancey Counties. The name "Watuga" is a tribal word meaning "beautiful river". 20 years later Boone was established as the county seat.
 
n 2012, Boone was listed among the 10 best places to retire in the U.S. by U.S. News.
 
 Upcoming Events and Festivals in or near Boone:
5/4-7 Mule Days at Leatherwood Mountain   (Fergeson)
5/5 First Friday Art Crawl 
6/25-8/5 Horn in the West: Legacy Outdoor Drama
6/26 - 8/5  Appalachian Summer at Appalachian State University 
7/4 Boone 4th of July Parade and Celebration
7/7 First Friday Art Crawl 
7/8 Blue Ridge Music Center Concert    This concert features  Steep Canyon Rangers & the Wildman Family Band   (N off the Parkway in Galax VA)
7/15 Blue Ridge Music Center Concert - The Snyder Family Band & Five Mile Mountain Road   ( N off the Parkway in Galax VA)
7/22 Blue Ridge Music Center Concert - April Verch Band & the Grayson County Daredevils    ( N off the Parkway in Galax VA)
8/4 First Friday Art Crawl
8/5 Blue Ridge Music Center Concert - Crooked Road Ramblers & New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters  (off the Parkway in Galax VA)
8/19 Blue Ridge Music Center Concert - Barr-Williams & the Cabin Creek Boys    (off the Parkway in Galax VA)
8/26 Blue Ridge Music Center Concert - Mipso & Amythyst Kiah     (off the Parkway in Galax VA)
10/7 Blue Ridge Music Center Concert  - Anna & Elizabeth  
10/8 Boone Heritage Festival 
10/21 Blue Ridge Music Center Concert - Dom Flemons  (off the Parkway in Galax VA)
10/29 The Haunting of Hickory Ridge
10/31 Boone Boo!
12/1 First Friday Art Crawl
12/9 Annual Downtown Boone Christmas Parade
Find future and additional events and Festivals on the NC Events Calendar

                                             ONGOING EVENTS:
Friday Art Crawl  Every First Friday all year
 6 PM - 8:30 PM
Concerts on the Jones House Lawn  Fridays June through August - FREE
 
Boone NC Cabins and Vacation Rentals:
For additional cabins and rentals near Boone see Blowing Rock and  Valle Crucis
 
Boone NC Cabins and Vacation Rentals
Boone NC cabin rentals with mountain views
Cabin rental interiors with views and luxury furnishings
Choose from a variety of cabins and vacation rentals in and near Boone NC. Find an authentic log cabin rental,  a mountain view vacation home rental or a cozy romantic getaway. See photos, details, availability, map, guest reviews and rates for each rental all on one easy to use page with online booking available for most
 
Boone NC cabin Rental Alpine Escape Alpine Escape cabin rental - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 8-10. 2 decks, AC, jetted bathtub, hammock,  gas grill. Linens, stocked kit, WIFI. Family-friendly with high chair, monitor, jogger, toys, DVDs. Rec room with Bed, Bath, TV, foosball, PET FRIENDLY. Average $218 per night. 
            See photos, details and availability 
mountain vacation condo with views and outdoor pool Vacation Condo with mountain view - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4. Covered deck, WIFI, fireplace. Perfect for romance or a couples getaway.  Echota Condo complex includes outdoor pool with beautiful views, community center and fitness room.  See photos, details, book online
 
mountain view cabin rental Modern Mountain View Log Cabin Rental - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 4. Deck and covered porch, hot tub, gas grill, 2 fireplaces, pool table and foosball, HDTV and home theater room, AC. Located in Leatherwood Mountains with horseback riding and hiking trails. See cabin photos, details, availability 
 
mountain views only 5 minutes to Boone Long Range Mountain View - 2 bedrooms, 1 baths, sleeps 4. Wonderful mountain views only minutes to downtown Boone NC. Deck with gas grill and picnic table, fully equipped kitchen, Internet. Walk to onsite pond. Very affordable rates.
            See rental photos, details, availability
beautiful long range mountain views Amazing mountain views - 2 bedrooms +loft, 3 baths, sleeps up to 8. Modern vacation cabin with long range view, wrap-around and covered decks, fireplace, gas grill, WIFI, foosball. Located in Fleetwood between Boone and West Jefferson, minutes from the Parkway. 
          See cabin photos, details, availability 
Enjoy viewing Grandfather Mountain from picnic area Boone Log Cabin Rental by Owner - 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 10-12. View of Grandfather Mountain, 2 decks, 2 fireplaces, WIFI, grill, picnic table, Easy year around access.
            See cabin photos and availability  
log cabin rental with mountain views Leatherwood Mountain Log Cabin rental - 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 6. Cover and open decks with rockers, gas grill, gas fireplace, game room with ping pong, WIFI. Gated community amenities: trails, horseback riding, tennis.  See cabin photos and availability 
 Mountaintop Cabin with majestic views -  2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4. Deck with mountain view and gas grill, gas fireplace, video games, WIFI, pets considered. Located in Leatherwood Mountains between Boone and Wilkesboro.   See cabin photos, details and rental availability  
mountain view cabin with hot tub Enjoy the long range mountain views -  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6.  Open and covered decks with hot tub and gas grill, fireplace, WIFI. Community amenities including horseback riding, hiking trails and fishing.  See cabin photos and availability 
Cabin with beautiful views and horseback riding Enjoy the views and community amenities - 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 6. Log cabin rental with view, hot tub, grill, fireplace, pool table, ping pong, Internet. Pet Friendly. Leatherwood community- on site trails, horseback riding, fishing, amenities.   See photos and availability 
 
Luxury condo with view and community facilities Luxury Echota Condo with great view - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4.  Gas stone fireplace, flat screen TV, wonderful sunset views from the deck, WIFI, gated community with facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness.  Get photos, details, availability  
 
wooded hillside setting surrounds this rental Vacation rental on a wooded hillside - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 6. Hot tub on the covered , wrap-around deck, gas grill, gas fireplace, jetted bathtub, satellite TV, CD player.     check photos, details, availability 
 
secluded settin with trails and streamSecluded setting nestled in the mountains - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 6. Hot tub, covered porch with rockers and swing, wood-burning fireplace, picnic area with campfire ring, gas grill, WIFI. Community trails, trout stream and waterfalls. Between Boone and Wilkesboro.  See photos and availability 
 
serene location on 12 acres Boone area serene rental - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Private, peaceful setting on 12 acres, covered porch, rockers and gas grill, fireplace, picnic table, WIFI. Walking distance to Hebron Falls.
         Get photos and check rental availability 
 
 
Pet friendly Boone rental Boone Area Pet Friendly Rental - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 10. 3 decks to enjoy the private setting, gas grill, wood-burning stone fireplace, 3 TVs, game table, WIFI. 4X4 in winter.
            Get rental photos and availability 
 
mountain views and horseback riding Private setting with mountain views - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 5. Wrap-around deck with hot tub  off master bedroom. Fireplace, 42" TV. Horse back riding and Hiking Trails within a 5 minute walk. Average rate per night $174. In Leatherwood Mountains between Boone and Wilkesboro.  See photos and availability  
 
Large riverfront rental in gated community Watauga River Vacation Home - 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps up to 9. River access, covered deck, hot tub, grill, fireplace,  game room with ping pong, guest bikes, HDTV, WIFI, fire pit. Located in a gated community in Foscoe NC, between Boone and Blowing Rock.   See photos, details 
 
 
Additional Boone Cabins, Vacation Rentals, Cottages:
ADN Log Cabin Rentals - 2 modern log cabin rentals in the High Country
Alpine Escape - charming upscale 3/3 cabin, WIFI Pet and Kid Friendly
Anderson Realty & Rentals - 50+ High Country cabins and rentals
Beulahland Cabins & Cottages - choose from 4 affordable cabin rentals
Blue Ridge For Rent  100+ cabins, group vacation rentals in the High Country
Blueridge Vacation Cabins Realty - 60+ cabins and rentals in the Boone area
Boone Cabin Rentals - Choose from 10 cabins from $150 - $175 night
Fall Creek Cabins - cabins on private, gated 78 acres with trails, trout stream
Foscoe Rentals - 130+ cabin, vacation and condo rentals in the High Country
Hemlock Ridge - peaceful log cabin rental only minutes from Boone
Holton Mountain Rentals - mountain view cottage rental near the Parkway
Leatherwood Mountains - rentals with horseback riding, hiking, amenities
Parkway Cabins - 6 cabins, panoramic mountain views, 5 minutes to Boone
Songbird Cabin - cabin with beautiful mountain view and hot tub
Willow Valley Resort - 15 cabins and 44 condo rentals, golf, pool, tennis
Yonahlossee Resort Accommodations - cabins, traditional resort setting
For website links or more information on these rentals, just send a request to: info@ClimbEveryMountain.com
 
 
Boone Inns,  Bed and Breakfast, Lodges
For additional inns and B&Bs near Banner Elk see Blowing Rock and  Linville
 
Lovill Inn Bed and Breakfast 1 mile to downtown Boone Lovill House Inn is an Historic Bed and Breakfast on 11 peaceful wooded acres only 1 mile to downtown Boone and Appalachian State University. Enjoy wrap around porch and on site waterfall. 6 guest rooms, WIFI, fireplaces, beverages, full breakfast. check rates and availability 
Boone NC Bed and Breakfast Inns List:
Heavenly Mountain B&B and Health Spa - 189 Piney Branch Ct, Boone NC
Lazy Bear Lodge -
315 Lazy Bear Trail, Vilas, NC
Lovell House Inn
- 404 Old Bristol Road, Boone NC
River's Edge - 6945 Railroad Grade Road Todd, NC
For website links or more information on these inns, just send a request to: info@ClimbEveryMountain.com
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Boone Hotels and Motels
 
Boone's Inn at Crestwood includes restaurant, lounge and beautiful views The Inn at Crestwood - Panoramic views, on site dining, lounge, lap pool and spa services. fitness center, lawn games and tennis, event facilities. WIFI. Light continental breakfast included.  Rooms, suites, villas and cottages.  
                 Check rates and  availability 
Country Inn and suites 1 mile to downtown Boone Country Inn and Suites Boone - 68 guest rooms and suites with coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, and free WI-FI. Indoor pool and hot tub, free hot breakfast. 1 mile to downtown Boone. 
            Check availability and current rates 
Boone Hotels and Motels List:
Baymont Inn & Suites - 1075 Highway 105, Boone NC
Best Western Plus Blue Ridge Plaza -
840 E King St Boone NC
Comfort Suites Boone
- 1184 SR 105 Boone NC
Country Inn and Suites by Carlson - 6 Shulls Mill Road, Boone NC
Courtyard Boone -
1050 Hwy 105 Boone NC
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Boone -
2060 Blowing Rock Rd Boone NC
Greenes Motel Boone -
1377 Blowing Rock Rd Boone NC
Hampton Inn & Suites, Boone -
1252 US Highway 421 South, Boone NC
Highlands Hills Motel and Cabins -
2748 Highway 105, Boone NC
Holiday Inn Express Boone -
1943 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone NC
InnPlace Boone -
1075 Highway 105 Boone NC
La Quinta Inn and Suites Boone -
165 Highway 105 Extension Boone NC
Mountain Villa Motor Lodge -
US Highway 321-S, Boone NC
Quality Inn & Suites University -
840 E King Street, Boone NC
Sleep Inn Boone -
163 Highway 105 Extension Boone NC
Super 8 Boone NC -
2419 Highway 105 South Boone NC
The Inn at Crestwood -
3236 Shulls Mill Road, Boone NC
Yonahlossee Resort Accommodations
- 250 Cockley Beck, Boone NC
Get rates, photos, links or BOOK ONLINE NOW 
 
 
Boone NC Campgrounds and RV Parks
Vanderpool Campground in Boone NC offers complete facilities Vanderpool Campground is open year-round and just  7 mi N of Boone NC, 20 min to ski areas. Full hook-ups, pull-thru spaces, level ground for large rigs, cable, WIFI, laundry, bath-house, propane, 20-30-50 amp hook-ups, RV storage, dump station, fire rings, picnic tables, camp store. Your quiet retreat under the trees in the middle of nature...even a small creek. Tent sites also available. 
Additional Boone Campgrounds:
Boone KOA - 123 Harmony Mountain Lane Boone, NC
Flintlock Campground - 171 Flintlock Campground Dr, NC Hwy 105 Boone NC
Honey Bear Campground  - 229 Honey Bear Camproung Rd., Boone NC
For more information about Boone NC Camping contact info@ClimbEveryMountain.com
 
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Sports and Outdoor Activities:
        Appalachian Ski Mountain
The NC High Country’s 1st Ski Area, opened in 1962. 2 Quad Chairlifts, 1 Double Chairlift, 1 Conveyor Lift, 1 Handle Pull Lift. 10 slopes including 2 Terrain Parks. Tubing, ice skating and special events and competitions are offered. The ski season runs from November through March, with specific dates depending on weather conditions.. 
Appalachian Angler Guide Service  
174 Old Schulls Mill Road, Boone NC
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
4416 NC Hwy 105 South, Boone NC 
Foscoe Fishing Company and Outfitters
8857 NC Highway 105 South Boone, NC  
High Mountain Expeditions
1380 Hwy 105 South, Boone, NC 
River and Earth Adventures
1655 Highway 105, Boone NC
USA Raft
Wahoo's Adventures - read reviews
828-262-5774  
Boone NC area Attractions
               Horn in the West
Located at Hickory Ridge Homestead. Outdoor Historical Drama and 18th Century Living Horn in the West Boone's Outdoor Drama since 1953History first premiered in 1952. One of the nation's oldest Revolutionary Dramas still performed, Horn in the West portrays the lives of pioneers who survived the wilderness challenges to settle in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Through drama, dance and music a cast of 50 performers takes you back 230 years to the American frontier. 
    Daniel Boone Native Gardens 
See what grows naturally in the North Carolina Mountains. Opened in 1966, the Daniel boone Native Gardens near doentown Boone NCthree-acre Gardens are an educational and conservation effort to nurture rare or endangered plant species and include an outstanding collection of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Hundreds of plant varieties provide a progression of blooms throughout the growing season. 
             Tweetsie Railroad
North Carolina's first theme park, takes you back into the days of the Old West. Hop aboard the train for an unforgettable three-mile journey through the scenic mountains. Even in today's high-tech world, there's still a place for old-fashioned fun like Tweetsie Railroad, a unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more. Be a cowboy, Indian or an engineer. And of course, every guest will want to take a ride on our historic steam locomotive, Number 12, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
           Grandfather Mountain 
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain range at an elevation of 5,964 feet. Grandfather Mountain inspires awe through an abundance of natural wonders. Today it is  designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve and protected forever by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, there is nowhere else on Earth that you can enjoy such a variety of mountain life in one amazing place.
                  Linville Caverns
The Caverns are located at the base of Humpback Mountain in the beautiful Linville Valley lies a natural wonder, Linville Caverns.  After remaining a mysterious secret for centuries, the caverns have been opened for safe and convenient public touring. Through the ages, nature has decorated this intriguing inner space with new deposits of minerals forming elegant shapes, multiple textures, and splashing a spectrum of color.  
Grandfather Vineyard and Winery
225 Vineyard Ln, Banner Elk, NC
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Boone NC Crafts, Galleries
                 Hands Gallery 
Co-op Craft Gallery. What began as the dream of a small group of craftspeople in 1975 continues 30 years later in a very personal and continually-changing environment. Each of the 16 members has a full display of work in the gallery. I543 West King St.  (828) 262-1970  
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts   Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibitions, workshops and visual arts activities throughout the year, as well as educational workshops for children and adults in its Arnold P. Rosen Educational Wing. (828) 262-3017  
              Downtown Artwalk
Downtown Boone’s largest art & gift gallery, epitomizes the melding of Boone’s past and contemporary future. The newly renovated building has three full floors of artwork, crafts and gifts by local and regional artists. 
            Watauga Arts Council
The WCAC was founded in 1981 and, since the late ‘80’s, has made its home in the Jones House Community Center in the heart of downtown Boone. Its mission is to sponsor and encourage the cultural arts in Watauga County, with an emphasis on arts in education and the traditional arts. 
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Boone Restaurants, Entertainment
                Mountain Music
A concert series and radio show which Mountain _music_in_Boonepresents the best of traditional Appalachian musicians and performers. The series runs each summer in Boone and each fall in Blowing Rock. 
Bandana's Bar B Que and Grill 
1475 Highway 105 S, Boone NC 
Boone Bagelry  
125 Graduate Lane, Boone, NC 
Boone Saloon    828-264-1811
489 West King Street , Boone NC 
Boone Take-Out Express   Online service,  take-out from local restaurants 
Boone Tavern   828-264-2226
208 Faculty Street, Boone NC 
Cafe Portofino   
970 Rivers Street, Boone NC 
Casa Rustica of Boone 
Hwy 105 S., Boone NC 
Char
179 Howard Street, Boone NC 
The Coyote Kitchen  
200 Southgate Drive, Boone NC 
Dan'l Boone Inn  
130 Hardin Street, Boone NC 
Earthfare  
178 W. King Street, Boone NC 
Galileo's Bar and Cafe'
1087 West King Street, Boone NC 
The Gamekeeper  
3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone NC 
Geno's Sports Lounge & Restaurant  
264-1000 - 175 HWY 105, Boone NC 
Hunan Chinese Restaurant  
214 Southgate Drive, Boone NC 
Joy Bistro
115 New Market Center, Boone NC 
Los Arcoiris Mexican Restaurant  
828-264-7770 - 168 Boone Heights Dr
Makoto's Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar   2124 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone NC 
Macado's
539 West King Street, Boone NC 
Mountain House Restaurant 
828-264-4680 - 1601 Blowing Rock Rd.
Our Daily Bread 
627 West King St., Boone, NC 
Pepper's Restaurant 
240 Shadowline Drive, Boone NC 
The Peddler Steak House  828-264-4433
1972 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone NC
Red Onion Cafe
227 Hardin St, C 
Sakura Japanese Seafood  
273 Boone Heights Drive, Boone NC
Sunrise Cafe'    828-262-5400
1675 highway 105, Boone NC 
The Table at Crestwood
3236 Shulls Mill Rd., Boone NC 
Trolly Stop    828-265-2658
784 West King Street, Boone NC 
Troy's 105 Diner  
1286 Highway 105, Boone NC 
Tucker's Cafe'   828-264-8510
1180 Blowing Rock Road, Boone NC 
Vidalia  
831 W King Street, Boone NC 
 
Boone Shops, Services
               Miters Touch, Inc. 
At Miters Touch, we design and construct fine custom hardwood furniture, custom Miters Touch Custom furniture and cabinetry near Boonecabinets and art furniture. We provide whole-house cabinet and furniture design services and distribute Plain & Fancy Brand and Breathe Easy brand cabinets. Green Options available. Showroom/Gallery on premises. Also visit Miters Touch at Wooden Stone Gallery in Davidson, NC. 
Appalachian Antique Mall, Ltd. 828-268-9988   631 W. King St.,  Boone NC  
Black Bear Books  
2146 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone, NC 
Footsloggers 
139 S Depot Street, Boone NC 
Greater Foscoe Mining Company 
8998 NC Hwy 105 South, Foscoe, NC 
Corrinne Loucks, Realtor® of Choice
Keller Williams High Country
643 Greenway Road #H-2 Boone, NC
Stick Boy Bread Company  
345 Hardin Street, Boone NC 
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