Stores, Boutiques & Galleries of Valle Crucis

Shopping in Valle Crucis is amazingly complete and diverse for such a small rural mountain village of five hundred residents.


The Carlton Gallery

One of the most established Fine Art Galleries in the High Country of Western North Carolina, Carlton Gallery features a spirited collection of artwork in all mediums with over 200 local, regional, and national artists.


Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis Overview • Nestled high in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina is a peaceful rural community that has stayed untouched over the years. The majestic scenic beauty continuously mesmerizes residents and draws visitors from throughout the world.


The Watauga Democrat

The Watauga Democrat is The High Country’s Top Source for Local News. Available in print Sunday, Wednesday and Friday and updated daily online