Local Gourmet Shops • Gourmet Food Stores are an epicure’s delight. The shops here offer you a wide selection of local, regional, national, and international specialty foods.
The Mast Farm Inn and Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn are honored to be members of High Country Local First. Our members consist of independent, locally-owned businesses, farms and organizations as well as individuals that are committed to the High Country region of North Carolina, its unique identity and quality of life.
The Watauga County Farmers’ Market has been in operation since 1974, and is located at the Horn In The West in Boone, North Carolina. The market is a direct link between our local farmers and the consumer.
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.
Listed on the National Historic Register as one of the best remaining examples of an old country store. This historic landmark, in the heart of North Carolina’s first rural historic district, has featured quality goods and traditional clothing since 1883
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
Peabody’s Wine & Beer, Offering the North Carolina High Country’s Largest & Finest selection of Wine & Beer, Wine Accessories, Cigars, Fine Cheeses, Luscious Chocolates, Gourmet Foods, Great Service, Party, Wedding, and Event Planning, Cellar Stocking and Consultation & much much more!
Magnificent mountain views, wooded footpaths, and landscaped gardens are the visual backdrop for the barns and animals, providing the ultimate picturesque setting for Apple Hill Farm’s animals and visitors.
Everyone knows about the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but the Boone-Blowing Rock area is especially fortunate to have the Moses Cone Memorial Park. With 3600 acres of pristine mountain terrain and the Manor House, a wide variety of activities is available at no cost to the public.