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The Shoppes at Farmers Hardware

The Shoppes at Farmers offers a unique shopping experience in the heart of historic downtown Boone. We feature a wide variety of merchandise including: jewelry, handbags, totes, footwear, apparel, baby gifts, handcrafts, framed art, home décor, furniture, toys, stringed instruments, kitchenwear, birdfeeders and much more.

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Ashe County Cheese Company

Located 45 minutes from the Inn, Ashe County Cheese is North Carolina’s oldest cheese plant. The viewing room is open year round at no charge and you can visit from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Saturday. They also offer other fine cheeses, locally made wines, gifts, and old fashioned snacks and candies

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Created On The Mountain

We work with creative partners who want to share their skills, services or products with a global market – artists, craftspeople, writers, musicians, designers, anyone using their creative skills.

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High Country Art

The High Country of North Carolina is so beautiful that it’s no surprise that it has been inspiring all different types of artistic expression. Painting, music, pottery, theater… all contribute to a the thriving Appalachian culture.

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The Little Red Schoolhouse

The Little Red Schoolhouse was built in 1907 and was originally located behind the Valle Crucis Methodist Church. It has been moved three times and was once used as a barn, whose ownership was determined via a coin toss.

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Boone Bike & Touring

Locally owned & operated by Shaw & Sarah Brown, Boone Bike has been around in some shape or form since the late 1970’s. We love bikes and want to make everyone enjoy riding as much as we do.

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Magic Cycles

Magic Cycles, founded in 1993 by Michael Boone, is a locally owned and operated, full service bicycle retailer and repair shop located in downtown Boone, North Carolina.