Valle Crucis & Memorable Moments • The Mast Farm Inn is situated in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Valle Crucis is pronounced Valley-Crew-Sis and in Latin means Valley Of The Cross, so named for the rivers and streams which cross our valley. We are on the Watauga River in a beautiful mountain valley a little under a mile long, by about a quarter mile wide, surrounded by mountains, forests, rivers and streams, and our population is eight hundred.
Our location, history, geography, climate, and authentically friendly people, all contribute to making it quite simply a treasure… a natural sanctuary & haven of peaceful calm. It is a great place to live, and a great place to spend a few precious days. We are not just in the sticks… we are in the twigs. That is partially true. While you have the impression you stepped back in time and are in the middle of rural nowhere, in fact some of the most vital, diverse and attractive small mountain villages in the United States are within 10 miles, as is the Blue Ridge Parkway, the second most visited National Park in America.
The mountain villages below are all situated within a 15-20 minute drive of Valle Crucis and each other.
Boone is a modern University town, with all that implies in activities, food, sports, art and culture. It is a cultural and social hub which maintains a welcoming, safe and friendly small town feel. Some could say Blowing Rock is down home Beverly Hills in the Mountains, chic, but natural, and minus the slightest pretense… "just us folks, but we dress nice, we like art and good food, beer and wine." The main street is a treat and there is an abundance of restaurants, boutiques, shops, art and craft galleries. Think casual comfy fancy. Linville is the glorious home of Grandfather Mountain, an Official United Nations biosphere, and Linville Falls. The breathtaking nature in our area is magical. Rugged mountain terrain, rendered accessible in eco-friendly ways. Banner Elk, home of Lees-McRae college could just as well be situated in the alps; a mountain village where half the population is composed of students, and which is surrounded by two ski resorts. Short of the Swiss-Italian border near Villa D’Este, Lugano and Como, or Geneva, we know of no place on earth like The Western North Carolina High Country, which tucks in that much, with such a small footprint, into the folds of majestic mountains and valleys.
And that portrays only the physical.
From an experiential perspective, this is a place to enjoy numerous activities and adventures, to get back to nature and the great outdoors, to broaden your horizons and knowledge, to build, rebuild or strengthen relationships, to be carefree, to challenge yourself by trying something new, a place where couples and families come to create memories, to develop and enhance perspective. It’s a place of cultural discovery; new people, culture, experiences, food and drink, old history, traditions and legacies. It’s a place where for a few precious days you can enjoy life to the fullest, from the serenity of a secluded mountain stream to the pampering of two world-class luxury spas, and which offers a wide array of local experiences, including some of the finest dining in North Carolina. You can snuggle in front of a fireplace, immerse yourself in the local life & culture, or meet new people and make new friends with equal ease.
A great number of people come here to get engaged, to get married, to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays.
Come celebrate special moments with your loved ones, step back in time to enrich your understanding of the world, feel safe and secure, have exhilarating experiences, experience life, feel carefree and explore.
It’s a place which at the same time generates excitement, relaxation and fulfillment. It’s a place where you feel comfortable, energized, exhilarated, passionate & challenged, where couples and families can enjoy healthy carefree fun and feel closer.
Our hope is that Valle Crucis and the Western North Carolina High Country will help you restore your sense of harmony and balance, that you will return home fulfilled and relaxed, hopefully enabling you to regain more solid footing and greater control of life.
Time is the greatest luxury and you need time out with those who matter most; those that you love. Time to think, time to let go, and feel completely carefree, time to enjoy unique & interesting experiences.
We hope in reading this you get a spirit of the place, and that your vacation, in spirit if not yet in body, has already begun. We are competent guides, and provide solid orientation and local information to help you learn about our region. We provide travel suggestions, smooth & efficient processes, minimize stress, we are organized & avoid you as many surprises as possible in today’s world. We take the time to relate and often spend an hour or two on the phone with clients when making a reservation trying to assure we get it right for them. And we offer exceptional customer service. We guide, inform and assist, and then we get out of your way so you can spend time and enjoy special moments with your loved ones.
Let us introduce you to our award-winning Historic Hotels of America & Select Registry boutique hotel country inn, to our two restaurants Simplicity and Over Yonder, to the mountain villages of Valle Crucis, Blowing Rock, Boone, Linville, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain and The Western North Carolina High Country.
Our purpose and hope is to help you feel more energized, relaxed & liberated, to help you enjoy life to the fullest, to head home with a sense of fulfillment. If we go above and beyond to assure you feel special, looked after, taken care of, pampered & maybe a bit spoiled… well maybe you just might deserve it. Things are not easy for anyone anywhere, except for us here. Life here is simple. Come know the passion and energy, the harmony, health and wellbeing of peace.
Now you know why we are here, and why we do what we do, and our owners, management and staff mean it. Step Back in Time at The Mast Farm Inn. Authenticity… It’s wonderful stuff.
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The Mast Farm Inn is an award-winning historic country inn & restaurant in the Valle Crucis Historical District of North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. The Mast Farm Inn is a Historic Hotels of America hotel, a Select Registry Inn, and is on The National Register of Historic Places.