Stores, Boutiques & Galleries of Valle Crucis

Stores, Boutiques & Galleries of Valle Crucis • Nestled high in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina is a peaceful rural community that has stayed untouched over the years. Valle Crucis’ scenic beauty and majestic quality continuously mesmerizes residents and draws visitors throughout the world. Shopping in Valle Crucis is amazingly complete and diverse for such a small rural mountain village of five hundred residents.


The Mast General Store • The Mast General Store, Quality goods at a fair price since 1883. 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. The Original Mast Store location features mercantile items that you may remember from your grandma’s house like jams and jellies, real maple syrup, stoneground cornmeal, comfortable rocking chairs, sturdy hiking boots, comfortable casual shoes, and sandals.
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The Mast General Store Annex • The Mast Store Annex can outfit you with stylish casual clothing and hiking gear. You’ll also find over 500 old-fashioned favorite candies-by-the-barrel in a building that was once a competing general store. The Dutch Creek Ice Cream stand is open seasonally out back by the creek.
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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. Now located behind The Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, The Little Red Schoolhouse features special items from The Mast General Store.
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River Cross Market • River Cross Market houses a collection that is handmade in America. The selections include: potter, jewelry, handbags, birdhouses, glass, metal, garden accessories, painting, photography and a fun selection for children.
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Alta Vista Gallery • Gleaming original wood floors beckon you to casually wander through the fine art gallery, enjoying the works of over 200 artists from around the world and around the corner. Many of the gallery artists, such as B. Jean Baird and Louise Pinto, live very nearby yet are recognized in galleries across the country. Other artists are internationally famous, such as ALVAR of Spain, Boulanger of Bolivia, and folk artist Will Moses, great-grandson of renowned artist ” Grandma Moses.” If you are looking for a mountain landscape painting or print, Alta Vista Gallery is the place to visit, with the largest selection in the area – ranging from the highly detailed watercolors of B. Jean Baird and prints of William Mangum, to the impressionist oils of Alta Vista owner, Maria Santomasso-Hyde.
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Apple Hill Farm • 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. We raise our alpacas for their fiber, and what started as a small store on site selling a few types of yarn has grown into something else all together. We sell the widest variety of alpaca yarns and products in the High Country and we keep on growing. Our online store is our newest addition and our way of delivering our wonderful product to all our friends across the country!
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Mark Read Studio • Mark Read is a world renowned artist and metalsmith who lives and works in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Metalsmithing, fine jewelry, sculpture, architectural, liturgical and museum quality restoration.
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1861 Farmhouse Market • This terrific stop in the heart of the North Carolina mountains features the best sandwiches you will ever taste. Fresh baked bread daily, local fresh produce, the highest quality meats and special mustards and sauces create a taste that has had people coming back to this location for 19 years. Homemade fudge blended upstairs and a bakery written up in Southern Living for the desserts makes this a must stop when visiting the Banner Elk, Boone or Blowing Rock, North Carolina area.
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Wren’s Nest • Wren’s Nest Garden Center is a plant lover’s dream. They offer a complete selection of annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs, as well as unusual and hard-to-find plant material. They stock a wide variety of organic and environmentally-safe fertilizers, repellants, pesticides, and growing medium. Their qualified staff can help you design and select the plants that are best suited for your landscape.
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Charlotte’s Greenhouse • Celebrating over 30 years of greenhouse production in Valle Crucis. The greenhouse has a wide choice of the new and unusual, along with old favorites: perennials, herbs, vegetable plants and annuals. Featuring selections from Proven Winners, Flower Fields, Suntory, Wave-Rave, and Nor’East Miniature Roses. Your exclusive source of Butterfly Baskets.
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The Mast Farm Inn is an award-winning historic country inn, 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.

The Mast Farm Inn, Historic North Carolina Country Inn & Restaurant, Valle Crucis, NC