Local Attractions

Here are just some of the things to do nearby.

Choose and Cut Christmas Trees
Choose and Cut Christmas Trees

Avery County is home to a plethora of tree farms that provide a select and cut option, many of which are just a short drive from Linville Land Harbor. Each farm is unique, from the trees to the family-friendly activities they provide. Don't be shocked if Santa shows up at a handful of them.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Puerto Nuevo Taqueria
Puerto Nuevo Taqueria

Everything at Puerto Nuevo Mexican and Seafood Restaurant is created daily using fresh, nutritious, high-quality ingredients.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Banner Elk Cafe & Tavern
Banner Elk Cafe & Tavern

The place to BE in Banner Elk! View our menus featuring classic sandwiches, pizza, pasta, wraps, salad, entrees, desserts, coffee, smoothies and more.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
App State Summer Festival
App State Summer Festival

This annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is hosted in venues around the university campus every July and comprises an eclectic, diversified mix of music, dance, theater, visual arts, and film programs. It is presented by Appalachian State University's Office of Arts & Cultural Programs.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
High Country UTV Tours
High Country UTV Tours

We are the country's safest, most thrilling, and most intense UTV tour. On this adrenaline guided mountain excursion, rent and drive a CanAm Maverick Sport 1000R 2 or 4-seat side-by-side.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
The Highland Games
The Highland Games

Blaring bagpipes, Scottish sports, Highland tunes, Celtic food, crafts galore, and a stunning highland backdrop combine to make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the country's most highly regarded games. Extra charge. Visit www.gmhg.org for additional details.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Bobby McLean Memorial Park Loop
Bobby McLean Memorial Park Loop

Discover this 0.6-mile circular route in Newland, North Carolina. It takes an average of 20 minutes to accomplish this fairly difficult course. This path is fantastic for trekking, and you won't see many other people while exploring.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Beech Mountain Resort
Beech Mountain Resort

Beech Mountain is truly an outdoor playground for kids ages 2 to 102 with activities and adventures, such as skiing, sledding, hiking, biking and family fun. Click on the links below to learn about some of the recreation the mountain has to offer all year round.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Emerald Village Gem Mine
Emerald Village Gem Mine

Emerald Village is a collection of gem, mining, and historical sites located in Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and within an hour's drive of Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Wiseman's View
Wiseman's View

Wiseman's View on the western side of Linville Gorge offers one of the most breathtaking vistas in the North Carolina mountains (often called the "Grand Canyon of Eastern America"). At roughly 3,400 feet elevation, there are two stone viewing places situated on the rock.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Sorrento's Italian Bistro
Sorrento's Italian Bistro

Sorrento's Italian Bistro is a family-run establishment that has been providing Italian delicacies to locals and visitors to Banner Elk, North Carolina, since 1983. Sorrento's Italian Bistro is now an eclectic gourmet Italian restaurant.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Tanger Outlets - Shopping
Tanger Outlets - Shopping

Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock is located just a ½ mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway. This NC based, hometown center is the place to shop with more than 30 factory outlet stores.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Carolina BBQ
Carolina BBQ

Carolina Barbeque began as a family-owned and run business in Newland, North Carolina, in 2003. In the heart of Western North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains, we provide a casual eating experience.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain, which climbs 5,946 feet over northwest North Carolina, is a location of incredible biodiversity and spectacular splendor. The mountain, which is part of the United Nations' Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve, is thought to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Woolly Worm Festival
Woolly Worm Festival

Jim Morton had no clue that putting a blade of grass in front of a woolly worm would lead to a festival that brings almost 20,000 people, 160 vendors, 1,000 worm trainers, and national media teams to the village of Banner Elk.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Blueridge Parkway
Blueridge Parkway

Every year, millions of people visit the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some see it as nothing more than a highway or a lovely journey. However, the Parkway also has a diverse and important natural resource base. The Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs across the southern and central Appalachians, provides an excellent view of the region's vegetation and animals. It is famous across the world for its biodiversity.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Roan Mountain State Park
Roan Mountain State Park

Located on TN Hwy 143 at the base of the spectacular 6,285 Roan Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park comprises more than 2,000 acres characterized by dense hardwood forest along steep hills. The cold, clear Doe River runs its way through the park's heart, supporting a strong trout population.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
The Orchard at Altapass
The Orchard at Altapass

The Orchard holds a special place in the geography and history of America. During the season, The Orchard has something for everyone practically every day of the week. Our events feature free live music and dance performances, as well as a variety of free or low-cost educational and recreational activities for the entire family!

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Kaye's Kitchen
Kaye's Kitchen

Kaye's Kitchen is the premier bistro in the High Country. Kaye's Kitchen is a locally owned and run restaurant in Newland, NC that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre

Prepare for a musical season! Lees-McRae Summer Theatre has been delivering high quality, professional theatre to the community and summer tourists to the area for more than three decades.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
N.C. Mineral Museum
N.C. Mineral Museum

The Museum of North Carolina Minerals contains interactive displays about the minerals and jewels discovered in the area, as well as the mining industry's historical relevance to the local economy.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Linville Caverns
Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns, located near the southern entryway to western North Carolina's High Country area, is a wonderful location for tourists of all ages. The grandeur of our mountains may be seen within Humpback Mountain, and tourists are welcome to discover the majesty and miracles produced by nature "within a mountain."

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Golf Courses
Golf Courses

There are plenty of beautiful, mountainous public golf courses in the area, and we've complied a list.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Sugar Mountain Resort
Sugar Mountain Resort

Sugar Ski & Country Club is a year-round condominium complex atop Sugar Mountain in North Carolina's High Country. We are the area's only real ski in/ski out accommodation center throughout the winter months, providing four seasons of fun.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Edge of the World Whitewater Rafting
Edge of the World Whitewater Rafting

Edge of the World's owners and expert guide team specialize in summer fun, building memories, and giving the Best White Water Rafting and Kayaking Value in the Carolinas, and are conveniently situated in Banner Elk, North Carolina, only minutes from Boone, near Asheville, and Charlotte.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Trail Hiking
Trail Hiking

If you enjoy hiking and enjoy being outside, there are various possibilities in the Boone region for you. Some treks are difficult, while others are easy, but most provide vistas and photo opportunities throughout the spring, summer, fall, and winter. The paths listed below are only a few examples; however, before you decide to trek, please do your study. Hiking in flip-flops is not the best idea.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
San Dee’s Café
San Dee’s Café

Casual American Dining

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
West Fork Anglers
West Fork Anglers

This is an opportunity to fish our picturesque East Tennessee tailwater fisheries. Less than an hour between Banner Elk and Linville, North Carolina. Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout can be caught in the Watauga and South Holston rivers.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
App State Football
App State Football

The Appalachian State Mountaineers football team is the intercollegiate American football team representing Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers have competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Sun Belt Conference since 2014.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Christa's Country Corner
Christa's Country Corner

Christa's will undoubtedly remind you of a bygone era's rural shop. A location that greets you with warm, smiling faces; cuisine that will warm your heart, soul, and stomach; and, as the name says, a store with a broad range of jellies, jams, preserves, honey, sauces, and more!

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Elk River Falls
Elk River Falls

The spectacular Elk River Falls (previously known as Big Falls) in Pisgah National Forest is located between Beech Mountain, Banner Elk, and the little community of Elk Park (Appalachian Ranger District). This 50-foot mountain waterfall in North Carolina pours over a granite ledge and into a lovely oval lake.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail

The North Carolina section of the A.T. rises to spectacular summits — including the 6,643-foot Clingmans Dome, the highest mountain on the A.T. — and drops into the dark and steep walls of the Nantahala River Gorge.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Linville Falls
Linville Falls

Trails around the Linville Falls Visitor Center provide both challenging and moderate walks to the stunning three-tiered Linville Falls across the Linville Gorge. The Gorge's high walls have earned it the moniker "Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians." Every year, 350,000 people visit the Linville Falls Visitor Center (MP 316.4). Linville Falls is the most well-known waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Pisgah National Forest
Pisgah National Forest

The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
The Blowing Rock
The Blowing Rock

Did you know that "North Carolina's Oldest Travel Attraction" is nestled between other, more well-known attractions? Perhaps you do because you've been here before. You may have visited without realizing the mysterious history of the location. "The only site in the world where snow falls upside down," according to Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Americano Steak House
Americano Steak House

We like to perform everyday things exceptionally well at Americano Steak House. Our ingredients are delivered fresh everyday to assure the greatest quality, from our hand-cut, fire-grilled steaks and fresh seafood to our already famous Angus Steak burgers.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Mount Mitchell
Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell State Park, located in Yancey County 30 miles northeast of Asheville, was the inspiration for North Carolina's state park system. The peak, at 6,684 feet, is the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and on a clear day, an observation platform affords stunning mountain vistas. A broad network of hard paths, including the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail, stretch into surrounding wilderness regions and lead to backpacking options within Pisgah National Forest.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Horn in the West
Horn in the West

Horn in the West brings to life the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone and the hardy mountain settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains in their struggle to preserve their freedom during the years before and during the War for Independence.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Linville Falls Winery
Linville Falls Winery

Linville Falls Winery is a family-owned and run vineyard, winery, and farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We are pioneering wine in the Appalachian High Country with "old man" Jack Wiseman at the lead and the grandkids following close after in his enthusiasm for planting grapes and winemaking.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Linville Caverns
Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns, located near the southern entryway to western North Carolina's High Country area, is a wonderful location for tourists of all ages. The grandeur of our mountains may be seen within Humpback Mountain, and tourists are welcome to discover the majesty and miracles produced by nature "within a mountain."

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Sugar Mountain Resort
Sugar Mountain Resort

Sugar Ski & Country Club is a year-round condominium complex atop Sugar Mountain in North Carolina's High Country. We are the area's only real ski in/ski out accommodation center throughout the winter months, providing four seasons of fun.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
The Blowing Rock
The Blowing Rock

Did you know that "North Carolina's Oldest Travel Attraction" is nestled between other, more well-known attractions? Perhaps you do because you've been here before. You may have visited without realizing the mysterious history of the location. "The only site in the world where snow falls upside down," according to Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
N.C. Mineral Museum
N.C. Mineral Museum

The Museum of North Carolina Minerals contains interactive displays about the minerals and jewels discovered in the area, as well as the mining industry's historical relevance to the local economy.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Edge of the World Whitewater Rafting
Edge of the World Whitewater Rafting

Edge of the World's owners and expert guide team specialize in summer fun, building memories, and giving the Best White Water Rafting and Kayaking Value in the Carolinas, and are conveniently situated in Banner Elk, North Carolina, only minutes from Boone, near Asheville, and Charlotte.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail

The North Carolina section of the A.T. rises to spectacular summits — including the 6,643-foot Clingmans Dome, the highest mountain on the A.T. — and drops into the dark and steep walls of the Nantahala River Gorge.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Mount Mitchell
Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell State Park, located in Yancey County 30 miles northeast of Asheville, was the inspiration for North Carolina's state park system. The peak, at 6,684 feet, is the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and on a clear day, an observation platform affords stunning mountain vistas. A broad network of hard paths, including the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail, stretch into surrounding wilderness regions and lead to backpacking options within Pisgah National Forest.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
App State Football
App State Football

The Appalachian State Mountaineers football team is the intercollegiate American football team representing Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers have competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Sun Belt Conference since 2014.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
The Orchard at Altapass
The Orchard at Altapass

The Orchard holds a special place in the geography and history of America. During the season, The Orchard has something for everyone practically every day of the week. Our events feature free live music and dance performances, as well as a variety of free or low-cost educational and recreational activities for the entire family!

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
High Country UTV Tours
High Country UTV Tours

We are the country's safest, most thrilling, and most intense UTV tour. On this adrenaline guided mountain excursion, rent and drive a CanAm Maverick Sport 1000R 2 or 4-seat side-by-side.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre

Prepare for a musical season! Lees-McRae Summer Theatre has been delivering high quality, professional theatre to the community and summer tourists to the area for more than three decades.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Roan Mountain State Park
Roan Mountain State Park

Located on TN Hwy 143 at the base of the spectacular 6,285 Roan Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park comprises more than 2,000 acres characterized by dense hardwood forest along steep hills. The cold, clear Doe River runs its way through the park's heart, supporting a strong trout population.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain, which climbs 5,946 feet over northwest North Carolina, is a location of incredible biodiversity and spectacular splendor. The mountain, which is part of the United Nations' Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve, is thought to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Horn in the West
Horn in the West

Horn in the West brings to life the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone and the hardy mountain settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains in their struggle to preserve their freedom during the years before and during the War for Independence.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
West Fork Anglers
West Fork Anglers

This is an opportunity to fish our picturesque East Tennessee tailwater fisheries. Less than an hour between Banner Elk and Linville, North Carolina. Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout can be caught in the Watauga and South Holston rivers.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Wiseman's View
Wiseman's View

Wiseman's View on the western side of Linville Gorge offers one of the most breathtaking vistas in the North Carolina mountains (often called the "Grand Canyon of Eastern America"). At roughly 3,400 feet elevation, there are two stone viewing places situated on the rock.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
App State Summer Festival
App State Summer Festival

This annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is hosted in venues around the university campus every July and comprises an eclectic, diversified mix of music, dance, theater, visual arts, and film programs. It is presented by Appalachian State University's Office of Arts & Cultural Programs.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Linville Falls Winery
Linville Falls Winery

Linville Falls Winery is a family-owned and run vineyard, winery, and farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We are pioneering wine in the Appalachian High Country with "old man" Jack Wiseman at the lead and the grandkids following close after in his enthusiasm for planting grapes and winemaking.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Tanger Outlets - Shopping
Tanger Outlets - Shopping

Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock is located just a ½ mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway. This NC based, hometown center is the place to shop with more than 30 factory outlet stores.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Elk River Falls
Elk River Falls

The spectacular Elk River Falls (previously known as Big Falls) in Pisgah National Forest is located between Beech Mountain, Banner Elk, and the little community of Elk Park (Appalachian Ranger District). This 50-foot mountain waterfall in North Carolina pours over a granite ledge and into a lovely oval lake.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Trail Hiking
Trail Hiking

If you enjoy hiking and enjoy being outside, there are various possibilities in the Boone region for you. Some treks are difficult, while others are easy, but most provide vistas and photo opportunities throughout the spring, summer, fall, and winter. The paths listed below are only a few examples; however, before you decide to trek, please do your study. Hiking in flip-flops is not the best idea.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Beech Mountain Resort
Beech Mountain Resort

Beech Mountain is truly an outdoor playground for kids ages 2 to 102 with activities and adventures, such as skiing, sledding, hiking, biking and family fun. Click on the links below to learn about some of the recreation the mountain has to offer all year round.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Bobby McLean Memorial Park Loop
Bobby McLean Memorial Park Loop

Discover this 0.6-mile circular route in Newland, North Carolina. It takes an average of 20 minutes to accomplish this fairly difficult course. This path is fantastic for trekking, and you won't see many other people while exploring.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Linville Falls
Linville Falls

Trails around the Linville Falls Visitor Center provide both challenging and moderate walks to the stunning three-tiered Linville Falls across the Linville Gorge. The Gorge's high walls have earned it the moniker "Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians." Every year, 350,000 people visit the Linville Falls Visitor Center (MP 316.4). Linville Falls is the most well-known waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Pisgah National Forest
Pisgah National Forest

The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Blueridge Parkway
Blueridge Parkway

Every year, millions of people visit the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some see it as nothing more than a highway or a lovely journey. However, the Parkway also has a diverse and important natural resource base. The Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs across the southern and central Appalachians, provides an excellent view of the region's vegetation and animals. It is famous across the world for its biodiversity.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
The Highland Games
The Highland Games

Blaring bagpipes, Scottish sports, Highland tunes, Celtic food, crafts galore, and a stunning highland backdrop combine to make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the country's most highly regarded games. Extra charge. Visit www.gmhg.org for additional details.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Woolly Worm Festival
Woolly Worm Festival

Jim Morton had no clue that putting a blade of grass in front of a woolly worm would lead to a festival that brings almost 20,000 people, 160 vendors, 1,000 worm trainers, and national media teams to the village of Banner Elk.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Golf Courses
Golf Courses

There are plenty of beautiful, mountainous public golf courses in the area, and we've complied a list.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Emerald Village Gem Mine
Emerald Village Gem Mine

Emerald Village is a collection of gem, mining, and historical sites located in Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and within an hour's drive of Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Roan Mountain State Park
Roan Mountain State Park

Located on TN Hwy 143 at the base of the spectacular 6,285 Roan Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park comprises more than 2,000 acres characterized by dense hardwood forest along steep hills. The cold, clear Doe River runs its way through the park's heart, supporting a strong trout population.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Blueridge Parkway
Blueridge Parkway

Every year, millions of people visit the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some see it as nothing more than a highway or a lovely journey. However, the Parkway also has a diverse and important natural resource base. The Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs across the southern and central Appalachians, provides an excellent view of the region's vegetation and animals. It is famous across the world for its biodiversity.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Bobby McLean Memorial Park Loop
Bobby McLean Memorial Park Loop

Discover this 0.6-mile circular route in Newland, North Carolina. It takes an average of 20 minutes to accomplish this fairly difficult course. This path is fantastic for trekking, and you won't see many other people while exploring.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain, which climbs 5,946 feet over northwest North Carolina, is a location of incredible biodiversity and spectacular splendor. The mountain, which is part of the United Nations' Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve, is thought to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Pisgah National Forest
Pisgah National Forest

The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Linville Falls Winery
Linville Falls Winery

Linville Falls Winery is a family-owned and run vineyard, winery, and farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We are pioneering wine in the Appalachian High Country with "old man" Jack Wiseman at the lead and the grandkids following close after in his enthusiasm for planting grapes and winemaking.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Mount Mitchell
Mount Mitchell

Mount Mitchell State Park, located in Yancey County 30 miles northeast of Asheville, was the inspiration for North Carolina's state park system. The peak, at 6,684 feet, is the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and on a clear day, an observation platform affords stunning mountain vistas. A broad network of hard paths, including the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail, stretch into surrounding wilderness regions and lead to backpacking options within Pisgah National Forest.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail

The North Carolina section of the A.T. rises to spectacular summits — including the 6,643-foot Clingmans Dome, the highest mountain on the A.T. — and drops into the dark and steep walls of the Nantahala River Gorge.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
The Blowing Rock
The Blowing Rock

Did you know that "North Carolina's Oldest Travel Attraction" is nestled between other, more well-known attractions? Perhaps you do because you've been here before. You may have visited without realizing the mysterious history of the location. "The only site in the world where snow falls upside down," according to Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Elk River Falls
Elk River Falls

The spectacular Elk River Falls (previously known as Big Falls) in Pisgah National Forest is located between Beech Mountain, Banner Elk, and the little community of Elk Park (Appalachian Ranger District). This 50-foot mountain waterfall in North Carolina pours over a granite ledge and into a lovely oval lake.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
West Fork Anglers
West Fork Anglers

This is an opportunity to fish our picturesque East Tennessee tailwater fisheries. Less than an hour between Banner Elk and Linville, North Carolina. Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout can be caught in the Watauga and South Holston rivers.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Linville Falls
Linville Falls

Trails around the Linville Falls Visitor Center provide both challenging and moderate walks to the stunning three-tiered Linville Falls across the Linville Gorge. The Gorge's high walls have earned it the moniker "Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians." Every year, 350,000 people visit the Linville Falls Visitor Center (MP 316.4). Linville Falls is the most well-known waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Wiseman's View
Wiseman's View

Wiseman's View on the western side of Linville Gorge offers one of the most breathtaking vistas in the North Carolina mountains (often called the "Grand Canyon of Eastern America"). At roughly 3,400 feet elevation, there are two stone viewing places situated on the rock.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Linville Caverns
Linville Caverns

Linville Caverns, located near the southern entryway to western North Carolina's High Country area, is a wonderful location for tourists of all ages. The grandeur of our mountains may be seen within Humpback Mountain, and tourists are welcome to discover the majesty and miracles produced by nature "within a mountain."

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
App State Football
App State Football

The Appalachian State Mountaineers football team is the intercollegiate American football team representing Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers have competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Sun Belt Conference since 2014.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Choose and Cut Christmas Trees
Choose and Cut Christmas Trees

Avery County is home to a plethora of tree farms that provide a select and cut option, many of which are just a short drive from Linville Land Harbor. Each farm is unique, from the trees to the family-friendly activities they provide. Don't be shocked if Santa shows up at a handful of them.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
App State Summer Festival
App State Summer Festival

This annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is hosted in venues around the university campus every July and comprises an eclectic, diversified mix of music, dance, theater, visual arts, and film programs. It is presented by Appalachian State University's Office of Arts & Cultural Programs.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Woolly Worm Festival
Woolly Worm Festival

Jim Morton had no clue that putting a blade of grass in front of a woolly worm would lead to a festival that brings almost 20,000 people, 160 vendors, 1,000 worm trainers, and national media teams to the village of Banner Elk.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Edge of the World Whitewater Rafting
Edge of the World Whitewater Rafting

Edge of the World's owners and expert guide team specialize in summer fun, building memories, and giving the Best White Water Rafting and Kayaking Value in the Carolinas, and are conveniently situated in Banner Elk, North Carolina, only minutes from Boone, near Asheville, and Charlotte.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
The Highland Games
The Highland Games

Blaring bagpipes, Scottish sports, Highland tunes, Celtic food, crafts galore, and a stunning highland backdrop combine to make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the country's most highly regarded games. Extra charge. Visit www.gmhg.org for additional details.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Carolina BBQ
Carolina BBQ

Carolina Barbeque began as a family-owned and run business in Newland, North Carolina, in 2003. In the heart of Western North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains, we provide a casual eating experience.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Sorrento's Italian Bistro
Sorrento's Italian Bistro

Sorrento's Italian Bistro is a family-run establishment that has been providing Italian delicacies to locals and visitors to Banner Elk, North Carolina, since 1983. Sorrento's Italian Bistro is now an eclectic gourmet Italian restaurant.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
San Dee’s Café
San Dee’s Café

Casual American Dining

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Christa's Country Corner
Christa's Country Corner

Christa's will undoubtedly remind you of a bygone era's rural shop. A location that greets you with warm, smiling faces; cuisine that will warm your heart, soul, and stomach; and, as the name says, a store with a broad range of jellies, jams, preserves, honey, sauces, and more!

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Kaye's Kitchen
Kaye's Kitchen

Kaye's Kitchen is the premier bistro in the High Country. Kaye's Kitchen is a locally owned and run restaurant in Newland, NC that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Americano Steak House
Americano Steak House

We like to perform everyday things exceptionally well at Americano Steak House. Our ingredients are delivered fresh everyday to assure the greatest quality, from our hand-cut, fire-grilled steaks and fresh seafood to our already famous Angus Steak burgers.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Puerto Nuevo Taqueria
Puerto Nuevo Taqueria

Everything at Puerto Nuevo Mexican and Seafood Restaurant is created daily using fresh, nutritious, high-quality ingredients.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
Banner Elk Cafe & Tavern
Banner Elk Cafe & Tavern

The place to BE in Banner Elk! View our menus featuring classic sandwiches, pizza, pasta, wraps, salad, entrees, desserts, coffee, smoothies and more.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Linville Falls
Location

Trails around the Linville Falls Visitor Center provide both challenging and moderate walks to the stunning three-tiered Linville Falls across the Linville Gorge. The Gorge's high walls have earned it the moniker "Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians." Every year, 350,000 people visit the Linville Falls Visitor Center (MP 316.4). Linville Falls is the most well-known waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Grandfather Mountain
Location

Grandfather Mountain, which climbs 5,946 feet over northwest North Carolina, is a location of incredible biodiversity and spectacular splendor. The mountain, which is part of the United Nations' Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve, is thought to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Linville Caverns
Location

Linville Caverns, located near the southern entryway to western North Carolina's High Country area, is a wonderful location for tourists of all ages. The grandeur of our mountains may be seen within Humpback Mountain, and tourists are welcome to discover the majesty and miracles produced by nature "within a mountain."

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Blueridge Parkway
Location

Every year, millions of people visit the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some see it as nothing more than a highway or a lovely journey. However, the Parkway also has a diverse and important natural resource base. The Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs across the southern and central Appalachians, provides an excellent view of the region's vegetation and animals. It is famous across the world for its biodiversity.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Wiseman's View
Location

Wiseman's View on the western side of Linville Gorge offers one of the most breathtaking vistas in the North Carolina mountains (often called the "Grand Canyon of Eastern America"). At roughly 3,400 feet elevation, there are two stone viewing places situated on the rock.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
The Blowing Rock
Location

Did you know that "North Carolina's Oldest Travel Attraction" is nestled between other, more well-known attractions? Perhaps you do because you've been here before. You may have visited without realizing the mysterious history of the location. "The only site in the world where snow falls upside down," according to Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
N.C. Mineral Museum
Location

The Museum of North Carolina Minerals contains interactive displays about the minerals and jewels discovered in the area, as well as the mining industry's historical relevance to the local economy.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Tanger Outlets - Shopping
Location

Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock is located just a ½ mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway. This NC based, hometown center is the place to shop with more than 30 factory outlet stores.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
App State Football
Location

The Appalachian State Mountaineers football team is the intercollegiate American football team representing Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers have competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Sun Belt Conference since 2014.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Mount Mitchell
Location

Mount Mitchell State Park, located in Yancey County 30 miles northeast of Asheville, was the inspiration for North Carolina's state park system. The peak, at 6,684 feet, is the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and on a clear day, an observation platform affords stunning mountain vistas. A broad network of hard paths, including the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail, stretch into surrounding wilderness regions and lead to backpacking options within Pisgah National Forest.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Pisgah National Forest
Location

The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
The Highland Games
Location

Blaring bagpipes, Scottish sports, Highland tunes, Celtic food, crafts galore, and a stunning highland backdrop combine to make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the country's most highly regarded games. Extra charge. Visit www.gmhg.org for additional details.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Appalachian Trail
Location

The North Carolina section of the A.T. rises to spectacular summits — including the 6,643-foot Clingmans Dome, the highest mountain on the A.T. — and drops into the dark and steep walls of the Nantahala River Gorge.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Emerald Village Gem Mine
Location

Emerald Village is a collection of gem, mining, and historical sites located in Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and within an hour's drive of Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Horn in the West
Location

Horn in the West brings to life the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone and the hardy mountain settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains in their struggle to preserve their freedom during the years before and during the War for Independence.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Woolly Worm Festival
Location

Jim Morton had no clue that putting a blade of grass in front of a woolly worm would lead to a festival that brings almost 20,000 people, 160 vendors, 1,000 worm trainers, and national media teams to the village of Banner Elk.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
App State Summer Festival
Location

This annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is hosted in venues around the university campus every July and comprises an eclectic, diversified mix of music, dance, theater, visual arts, and film programs. It is presented by Appalachian State University's Office of Arts & Cultural Programs.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre
Location

Prepare for a musical season! Lees-McRae Summer Theatre has been delivering high quality, professional theatre to the community and summer tourists to the area for more than three decades.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Trail Hiking
Location

If you enjoy hiking and enjoy being outside, there are various possibilities in the Boone region for you. Some treks are difficult, while others are easy, but most provide vistas and photo opportunities throughout the spring, summer, fall, and winter. The paths listed below are only a few examples; however, before you decide to trek, please do your study. Hiking in flip-flops is not the best idea.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Golf Courses
Location

There are plenty of beautiful, mountainous public golf courses in the area, and we've complied a list.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
The Orchard at Altapass
Location

The Orchard holds a special place in the geography and history of America. During the season, The Orchard has something for everyone practically every day of the week. Our events feature free live music and dance performances, as well as a variety of free or low-cost educational and recreational activities for the entire family!

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Beech Mountain Resort
Location

Beech Mountain is truly an outdoor playground for kids ages 2 to 102 with activities and adventures, such as skiing, sledding, hiking, biking and family fun. Click on the links below to learn about some of the recreation the mountain has to offer all year round.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Sugar Mountain Resort
Location

Sugar Ski & Country Club is a year-round condominium complex atop Sugar Mountain in North Carolina's High Country. We are the area's only real ski in/ski out accommodation center throughout the winter months, providing four seasons of fun.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Bobby McLean Memorial Park Loop
Location

Discover this 0.6-mile circular route in Newland, North Carolina. It takes an average of 20 minutes to accomplish this fairly difficult course. This path is fantastic for trekking, and you won't see many other people while exploring.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Roan Mountain State Park
Location

Located on TN Hwy 143 at the base of the spectacular 6,285 Roan Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park comprises more than 2,000 acres characterized by dense hardwood forest along steep hills. The cold, clear Doe River runs its way through the park's heart, supporting a strong trout population.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Elk River Falls
Location

The spectacular Elk River Falls (previously known as Big Falls) in Pisgah National Forest is located between Beech Mountain, Banner Elk, and the little community of Elk Park (Appalachian Ranger District). This 50-foot mountain waterfall in North Carolina pours over a granite ledge and into a lovely oval lake.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
West Fork Anglers
Location

This is an opportunity to fish our picturesque East Tennessee tailwater fisheries. Less than an hour between Banner Elk and Linville, North Carolina. Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout can be caught in the Watauga and South Holston rivers.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Edge of the World Whitewater Rafting
Location

Edge of the World's owners and expert guide team specialize in summer fun, building memories, and giving the Best White Water Rafting and Kayaking Value in the Carolinas, and are conveniently situated in Banner Elk, North Carolina, only minutes from Boone, near Asheville, and Charlotte.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
High Country UTV Tours
Location

We are the country's safest, most thrilling, and most intense UTV tour. On this adrenaline guided mountain excursion, rent and drive a CanAm Maverick Sport 1000R 2 or 4-seat side-by-side.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Linville Falls Winery
Location

Linville Falls Winery is a family-owned and run vineyard, winery, and farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We are pioneering wine in the Appalachian High Country with "old man" Jack Wiseman at the lead and the grandkids following close after in his enthusiasm for planting grapes and winemaking.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Choose and Cut Christmas Trees
Location

Avery County is home to a plethora of tree farms that provide a select and cut option, many of which are just a short drive from Linville Land Harbor. Each farm is unique, from the trees to the family-friendly activities they provide. Don't be shocked if Santa shows up at a handful of them.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Puerto Nuevo Taqueria
Location

Everything at Puerto Nuevo Mexican and Seafood Restaurant is created daily using fresh, nutritious, high-quality ingredients.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
San Dee’s Café
Location

Casual American Dining

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Carolina BBQ
Location

Carolina Barbeque began as a family-owned and run business in Newland, North Carolina, in 2003. In the heart of Western North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains, we provide a casual eating experience.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Kaye's Kitchen
Location

Kaye's Kitchen is the premier bistro in the High Country. Kaye's Kitchen is a locally owned and run restaurant in Newland, NC that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Christa's Country Corner
Location

Christa's will undoubtedly remind you of a bygone era's rural shop. A location that greets you with warm, smiling faces; cuisine that will warm your heart, soul, and stomach; and, as the name says, a store with a broad range of jellies, jams, preserves, honey, sauces, and more!

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Americano Steak House
Location

We like to perform everyday things exceptionally well at Americano Steak House. Our ingredients are delivered fresh everyday to assure the greatest quality, from our hand-cut, fire-grilled steaks and fresh seafood to our already famous Angus Steak burgers.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Sorrento's Italian Bistro
Location

Sorrento's Italian Bistro is a family-run establishment that has been providing Italian delicacies to locals and visitors to Banner Elk, North Carolina, since 1983. Sorrento's Italian Bistro is now an eclectic gourmet Italian restaurant.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Banner Elk Cafe & Tavern
Location

The place to BE in Banner Elk! View our menus featuring classic sandwiches, pizza, pasta, wraps, salad, entrees, desserts, coffee, smoothies and more.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Linville Falls
Location

Trails around the Linville Falls Visitor Center provide both challenging and moderate walks to the stunning three-tiered Linville Falls across the Linville Gorge. The Gorge's high walls have earned it the moniker "Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians." Every year, 350,000 people visit the Linville Falls Visitor Center (MP 316.4). Linville Falls is the most well-known waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Grandfather Mountain
Location

Grandfather Mountain, which climbs 5,946 feet over northwest North Carolina, is a location of incredible biodiversity and spectacular splendor. The mountain, which is part of the United Nations' Southern Appalachian Biosphere Reserve, is thought to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Linville Caverns
Location

Linville Caverns, located near the southern entryway to western North Carolina's High Country area, is a wonderful location for tourists of all ages. The grandeur of our mountains may be seen within Humpback Mountain, and tourists are welcome to discover the majesty and miracles produced by nature "within a mountain."

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Blueridge Parkway
Location

Every year, millions of people visit the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some see it as nothing more than a highway or a lovely journey. However, the Parkway also has a diverse and important natural resource base. The Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs across the southern and central Appalachians, provides an excellent view of the region's vegetation and animals. It is famous across the world for its biodiversity.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Wiseman's View
Location

Wiseman's View on the western side of Linville Gorge offers one of the most breathtaking vistas in the North Carolina mountains (often called the "Grand Canyon of Eastern America"). At roughly 3,400 feet elevation, there are two stone viewing places situated on the rock.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
The Blowing Rock
Location

Did you know that "North Carolina's Oldest Travel Attraction" is nestled between other, more well-known attractions? Perhaps you do because you've been here before. You may have visited without realizing the mysterious history of the location. "The only site in the world where snow falls upside down," according to Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
N.C. Mineral Museum
Location

The Museum of North Carolina Minerals contains interactive displays about the minerals and jewels discovered in the area, as well as the mining industry's historical relevance to the local economy.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Tanger Outlets - Shopping
Location

Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock is located just a ½ mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway. This NC based, hometown center is the place to shop with more than 30 factory outlet stores.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
App State Football
Location

The Appalachian State Mountaineers football team is the intercollegiate American football team representing Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Mountaineers have competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Sun Belt Conference since 2014.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Mount Mitchell
Location

Mount Mitchell State Park, located in Yancey County 30 miles northeast of Asheville, was the inspiration for North Carolina's state park system. The peak, at 6,684 feet, is the highest point east of the Mississippi River, and on a clear day, an observation platform affords stunning mountain vistas. A broad network of hard paths, including the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail, stretch into surrounding wilderness regions and lead to backpacking options within Pisgah National Forest.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Pisgah National Forest
Location

The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes. Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
The Highland Games
Location

Blaring bagpipes, Scottish sports, Highland tunes, Celtic food, crafts galore, and a stunning highland backdrop combine to make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the country's most highly regarded games. Extra charge. Visit www.gmhg.org for additional details.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Appalachian Trail
Location

The North Carolina section of the A.T. rises to spectacular summits — including the 6,643-foot Clingmans Dome, the highest mountain on the A.T. — and drops into the dark and steep walls of the Nantahala River Gorge.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Emerald Village Gem Mine
Location

Emerald Village is a collection of gem, mining, and historical sites located in Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and within an hour's drive of Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Horn in the West
Location

Horn in the West brings to life the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone and the hardy mountain settlers of the Blue Ridge Mountains in their struggle to preserve their freedom during the years before and during the War for Independence.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Woolly Worm Festival
Location

Jim Morton had no clue that putting a blade of grass in front of a woolly worm would lead to a festival that brings almost 20,000 people, 160 vendors, 1,000 worm trainers, and national media teams to the village of Banner Elk.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
App State Summer Festival
Location

This annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is hosted in venues around the university campus every July and comprises an eclectic, diversified mix of music, dance, theater, visual arts, and film programs. It is presented by Appalachian State University's Office of Arts & Cultural Programs.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre
Location

Prepare for a musical season! Lees-McRae Summer Theatre has been delivering high quality, professional theatre to the community and summer tourists to the area for more than three decades.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Trail Hiking
Location

If you enjoy hiking and enjoy being outside, there are various possibilities in the Boone region for you. Some treks are difficult, while others are easy, but most provide vistas and photo opportunities throughout the spring, summer, fall, and winter. The paths listed below are only a few examples; however, before you decide to trek, please do your study. Hiking in flip-flops is not the best idea.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Golf Courses
Location

There are plenty of beautiful, mountainous public golf courses in the area, and we've complied a list.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
The Orchard at Altapass
Location

The Orchard holds a special place in the geography and history of America. During the season, The Orchard has something for everyone practically every day of the week. Our events feature free live music and dance performances, as well as a variety of free or low-cost educational and recreational activities for the entire family!

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Beech Mountain Resort
Location

Beech Mountain is truly an outdoor playground for kids ages 2 to 102 with activities and adventures, such as skiing, sledding, hiking, biking and family fun. Click on the links below to learn about some of the recreation the mountain has to offer all year round.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Sugar Mountain Resort
Location

Sugar Ski & Country Club is a year-round condominium complex atop Sugar Mountain in North Carolina's High Country. We are the area's only real ski in/ski out accommodation center throughout the winter months, providing four seasons of fun.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Bobby McLean Memorial Park Loop
Location

Discover this 0.6-mile circular route in Newland, North Carolina. It takes an average of 20 minutes to accomplish this fairly difficult course. This path is fantastic for trekking, and you won't see many other people while exploring.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Roan Mountain State Park
Location

Located on TN Hwy 143 at the base of the spectacular 6,285 Roan Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park comprises more than 2,000 acres characterized by dense hardwood forest along steep hills. The cold, clear Doe River runs its way through the park's heart, supporting a strong trout population.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Elk River Falls
Location

The spectacular Elk River Falls (previously known as Big Falls) in Pisgah National Forest is located between Beech Mountain, Banner Elk, and the little community of Elk Park (Appalachian Ranger District). This 50-foot mountain waterfall in North Carolina pours over a granite ledge and into a lovely oval lake.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
West Fork Anglers
Location

This is an opportunity to fish our picturesque East Tennessee tailwater fisheries. Less than an hour between Banner Elk and Linville, North Carolina. Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout can be caught in the Watauga and South Holston rivers.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Edge of the World Whitewater Rafting
Location

Edge of the World's owners and expert guide team specialize in summer fun, building memories, and giving the Best White Water Rafting and Kayaking Value in the Carolinas, and are conveniently situated in Banner Elk, North Carolina, only minutes from Boone, near Asheville, and Charlotte.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
High Country UTV Tours
Location

We are the country's safest, most thrilling, and most intense UTV tour. On this adrenaline guided mountain excursion, rent and drive a CanAm Maverick Sport 1000R 2 or 4-seat side-by-side.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Linville Falls Winery
Location

Linville Falls Winery is a family-owned and run vineyard, winery, and farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We are pioneering wine in the Appalachian High Country with "old man" Jack Wiseman at the lead and the grandkids following close after in his enthusiasm for planting grapes and winemaking.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Choose and Cut Christmas Trees
Location

Avery County is home to a plethora of tree farms that provide a select and cut option, many of which are just a short drive from Linville Land Harbor. Each farm is unique, from the trees to the family-friendly activities they provide. Don't be shocked if Santa shows up at a handful of them.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Puerto Nuevo Taqueria
Location

Everything at Puerto Nuevo Mexican and Seafood Restaurant is created daily using fresh, nutritious, high-quality ingredients.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
San Dee’s Café
Location

Casual American Dining

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Carolina BBQ
Location

Carolina Barbeque began as a family-owned and run business in Newland, North Carolina, in 2003. In the heart of Western North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains, we provide a casual eating experience.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Kaye's Kitchen
Location

Kaye's Kitchen is the premier bistro in the High Country. Kaye's Kitchen is a locally owned and run restaurant in Newland, NC that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Christa's Country Corner
Location

Christa's will undoubtedly remind you of a bygone era's rural shop. A location that greets you with warm, smiling faces; cuisine that will warm your heart, soul, and stomach; and, as the name says, a store with a broad range of jellies, jams, preserves, honey, sauces, and more!

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Americano Steak House
Location

We like to perform everyday things exceptionally well at Americano Steak House. Our ingredients are delivered fresh everyday to assure the greatest quality, from our hand-cut, fire-grilled steaks and fresh seafood to our already famous Angus Steak burgers.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Sorrento's Italian Bistro
Location

Sorrento's Italian Bistro is a family-run establishment that has been providing Italian delicacies to locals and visitors to Banner Elk, North Carolina, since 1983. Sorrento's Italian Bistro is now an eclectic gourmet Italian restaurant.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +
FROM
£
/NIGHT
Banner Elk Cafe & Tavern
Location

The place to BE in Banner Elk! View our menus featuring classic sandwiches, pizza, pasta, wraps, salad, entrees, desserts, coffee, smoothies and more.

Dogs Welcome Icon
Dogs welcome
Up to
guests
See the details +