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The Blue Ridge Heritage Trail

Blue Ridge Heritage Trail Sign Installed at The Mast Farm Inn of Historic Valle Crucis, North Carolina.

Billy’s Rockin-N-Rollin Pumpkin

Primo & Primal. A funny thing happened on the way to making trusty steadfast but oh so square Pumpkin bread.

Caroline’s Apple Pear Upside Down

A picnic at the orchard. Fresh, Satisfying, Simple & Memorable. Like a cherished memory suspended in time. Blue jeans, butter, vanilla, crunchy walnuts, crispy apples and soothing pears, remind us that down to earth can be as glorious as tuxedos at the opera.

Weddings • Overview

Make your own history… where we are used to making history. The Mast Farm Inn is a world renowned country inn & two restaurants, in The Valle Crucis Historic District of North Carolina. The Inn & estates are on The National Register of Historic Places, a Historic Hotels of America boutique hotel, and a Member of The Select Registry.

The Avett Brothers

”Saying The Avett Brothers is a folk rock band from Concord, North Carolina is like saying The Beatles were a nice little rock band from Liverpool. In North Carolina we are afflicted, like those in love, with the sweet agony called Avettmania. The Avett Brothers are real blessing, and a North Carolina treasure” ~ The Mast Farm Inn

Cozy Country Christmas 2015

Make this Christmas memorable! Celebrate in a private, peaceful, picture perfect setting, with majestic natural views, and a Norman Rockwell atmosphere, at remarkable savings.

A Snapshot History of The Mast Farm Inn

A Snapshot History of The Mast Farm Inn. So Much More… The world renowned Mast Farm Inn of Valle Crucis is nothing short of a handcrafted masterpiece of North Carolina Folk Art

TerraVita 2015

TerraVita brings together top chefs, food artisans, sommeliers, baristas, brewers, educators, distillers, cookbook authors and industry luminaries from across the Southeast to celebrate culinary excellence and sustainability in food and drink.

The Honeymoon

Searching for a top rated, unique, or special honeymoon destination? Looking for all inclusive honeymoon package? Seeking privacy, natural and man-made luxury, romance? Want to start your new chapter in a natural sanctuary & haven of peaceful calm?

Rates & Availability
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See the rates and availability for all rooms, cottages and cabins during the time frames you select. You will also be able to refine your search, see room descriptions and photos, and compare rates and amenities for each of the rooms, cottages and cabins.

Apples, Alpacas & Otters
Apples, Alpacas & Otters

Disconnect to reconnect, spend four days and three nights creating memorable moments with those who matter most, your family, your children. Head out to explore Apple Hill Farm, The Orchard at Altapass, Grandfather Mountain Wildlife Habitat, & The Blue Ridge Parkway.

Seven Select Registry Exclusives
Seven Select Registry Exclusive Special Offers • These 7 special offers are available exclusively to travelers who have come to this page via our Select Registry page at You will see the listing and descriptions of special offers available below, as well as the form enabling you to reserve.

Two nights lodging in your choice of our Farm House Rooms for one all-inclusive price for both nights, which includes a country gourmet breakfast for two each morning, one lunch for two at Over Yonder, and a free upgrade to any farmhouse room available on check-in.

Heritage, Wilderness, Crafts & Canoes

Move into The Historic Loom House for four days and three nights, and head out to explore The Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Julian Price Memorial Park & Price Lake, Moses Cone Memorial Park & Cone Manor, and The Penland School of Crafts. Discover Valle Crucis, Blowing Rock, and Linville, in The Western North Carolina High Country.

The NC Photographer Awards Winners

The Mast Farm Inn, The North Carolina Blogger Network, and The Professional Photographers of North Carolina, are honored to announce the winners of the awards, prizes, judge’s choice awards, and honorable mentions, for The NCBN Photo Contest 2015

The NC Photographer Awards 2015

The Mast Farm Inn, The North Carolina Blogger Network, and The Professional Photographers of North Carolina, are honored to announce the awards and prizes for The NCBN Photo Contest 2015 sponsored by The Mast Farm Inn.

The Sheltonian Six

Come enjoy a special six course Shelton Vineyards wine dinner at The Mast Farm Inn

Three Days Left

Reminder that there are 3 days left in The North Carolina Blogger Network Photo Contest 2015. The deadline for submitting more entries and for voting is Monday March 23, 2015 at Midnight EST

Winter in The High Country

Winter in The High Country • Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snow tubing, zip lining, snowshoeing, and sledding. If you can do it on snow or ice, you can do it in the North Carolina High Country. NC is home to some of the highest ski areas in the Eastern US, and winter here brings a time to celebrate in stead of hibernate.

How To Get More Votes

How to share your image by email or on social media to get more votes from friends and supporters?

Saint Patrick’s Day 2015

Special dining and lodging packages for Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend. Along with our regular A-La-Carte menu, we will be serving the following special celebration menu, with a respectful tip of the hat to traditional Irish fare, on Friday March 13th & Saturday March 14th, 2015.

The Heritage Pork Weekend

Special lodging & dining package for January 29, 30, 31 & March 12, 13, 14. Presenting The Heritage Pork Menu at Over Yonder to benefit The Valle Crucis Community Park, and featuring Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork, Troy & Sons Asheville Distilling Company, Mother Earth Brewing & Childress Vineyards.

The Meat & Potatoes Weekend

Special lodging & dining package for February 5, 6, 7 & March 26, 27, 28. Presenting The Meat & Potatoes Menu at Over Yonder to benefit The Appalachian Theatre, and featuring Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Defiant Whisky, Highland Brewing Company, & Biltmore Wines.

The Pot Pie Weekend

Special lodging & dining package for January 15, 16, 17 & February 26, 27, 28. Presenting The Pot Pie Menu at Over Yonder to benefit F.A.R.M. Café, and featuring NROG New River Organic Growers, Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon, Appalachian Mountain Brewery & Wine to Water. See the menu & lodging packages below.

The Mountain Trout Weekend

Special lodging & dining package for January 22, 23, 24 & March 5, 6, 7. Presenting The Mountain Trout Menu at Over Yonder to benefit Watauga Riverkeeper, and featuring Sunburst Trout Farms, Covington Spirits, Fullsteam Brewery & Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery.

The Chicken & Dumplings Weekend

Special lodging & dining package for February 19, 20, 21 & March 19, 20, 21. Presenting The Chicken & Dumplings Menu at Over Yonder to benefit Hospitality House, and featuring Joyce Farms, TOPO Organic Spirits, Natty Greene’s Brewing Company & Shelton Vineyards.