A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

Escape the crowds and cool off in the North Carolina High Country with your family this summer. Take in the natural beauty and crisp mountain air with a drive along

Madison County Championship Rodeo

Escape the crowds and cool off in the North Carolina High Country with your family this summer. Take in the natural beauty and crisp mountain air with a drive along

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

Escape the crowds and cool off in the North Carolina High Country with your family this summer. Take in the natural beauty and crisp mountain air with a drive along

NC High Country Cool Summer Getaway

Escape the crowds and cool off in the North Carolina High Country with your family this summer. Take in the natural beauty and crisp mountain air with a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway before you explore Grandfather Mountain. Take in the views from Hawksnest Zipline in Seven Devils and enjoy a family-style traditional mountain meal at the award-winning Dan’l Boone Inn. Rest up at the Sleep Inn in Boone with a two-night stay. In the morning, enjoy the unique attractions at Mystery Hill and try your hand at clay shooting at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. This trip will leave you refreshed, closer to nature, and closer to your family!    


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

Our 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 you find area lodging. You can call the welcome center seven 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! 

 

This story was published on Feb 22, 2021

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