This summer, escape the heat and head to the NC High Country with your family where temperatures average in the 70s. Take in the natural beauty and cool mountain air with a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to Grandfather Mountain and Linville Caverns. Enjoy the nighttime outdoor historic drama, Horn in the West, after a family style traditional mountain meal at the award winning Dan’l Boone Inn in Boone. Rest up at Ridgeway Inn in downtown Blowing Rock with a two-night stay before you meander down the second oldest river in the world, the New River, to West Jefferson with Wahoo’s Adventures. This trip will leave you refreshed, closer to nature, and closer to your family!

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The High Country Host Official Regional Welcome Center and tourism marketing organization provides tourism information for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, West Jefferson, and Wilkesboro, NC. 

High Country Host travel counselors can answer just about any question about what attractions, hiking trails, restaurants, and shops to visit in the High Country and can help find area lodging. Visitors can call the welcome center 7 days a week at 800-438-7500. Be sure to visit our website for attraction, lodging, and event information along with area packages and coupons! 

 

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