The Orchard at Altapass

Celebrating over one hundred years! The Historic Orchard at Altapass is an 104-year-old apple orchard that is also an award-winning Appalachian Cultural Center celebrating the people, music, art, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina.


The Earl Scruggs Center

The Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South celebrates the tradition and innovation of this renowned banjo player. The Scruggs Center will enlighten, educate and celebrate the people, traditions and values of Cleveland County and honor native son and music legend Earl Scruggs.


Mystery Hill

Fun for the entire family less than 10 minutes from Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Visit Mystery Hill to see water flow up hill, lose your shadow, stand inside a giant soap bubble, explore history, marvel at the Indian Artifacts, take great photos or treasure hunt in the gift shop.


Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

The Mountains of North Carolina are rich in history. The Cherokee Indians, Daniel Boone and other early explorers and settlers are an important part of the history of our country. At the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum you can learn what life was like in the 1700s as our country was formed.


Fire on the Rock

”Competition Dining Where You Get To Judge!”, The Fire on the Rock Chef Challenge is an annual competition between High Country Area chefs.


Penland School of Crafts

Located 40 minutes from The Mast Farm Inn, The Penland School of Crafts in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives.


Watauga Leisure Biking Club

We are proud to be selected as one of Biking.Com’s North Carolina Top 50 Cycling Clubs. We are a group of recreational cyclists of varying abilities who enjoy biking and sightseeing.


HandMade in America

Supporting Craft artists living in Western North Carolina. HandMade in America’s mission is to grow handmade economies through craft, cultural heritage and community assets.


Mount Mitchell

Lofty Mount Mitchell, near Burnsville, North Carolina, rises to an elevation of 6,684 feet and is the highest mountain east of the Mississippi River. The mountain is the centerpiece of the 1,946-acre Mount Mitchell State Park, which is easily accessible off the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Beech Mountain Sledding

During the winter months, the Town of Beech Mountain offers a free public sledding hill for kids of all ages. With snow making capabilities, the hill is open all winter for your enjoyment. The sledding hill is located adjacent to Town Hall on Beech Mountain.