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Village Vision 2017

My History With Village Vision The opening day of the Watauga Farmer’s Market is busy and full of fun and in 2015 the first day was no exception. Our plan for the day was to go to the Farmer’s Market in the morning and the Village Vision Festival afterwards. That year the festival started an […]

Top 7 Things to Do on a Blue Ridge Mountain Vacation

The Blue Ridge Mountains provide an amazing amount of opportunities for people vacationing to the area. Boone NC, Blowing Rock NC and Banner Elk NC are all right in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This area known as the “High Country” provides many things to do on a Blue Ridge Mountain vacation. Below, BRVC […]

2016 NC Fall Color Map

The High Country of North Carolina is known for its amazing fall color. The Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk, NC area has some of the longest lasting and most beautiful fall foliage in the world. Take a look at this 2016 Fall Color Map developed by our very own Appalachian State Biology Department. This […]

2016 King of the Mountain Soccer Tournament in Boone NC

Welcome to the King of the Mountain!  2016 will mark the 8th Annual edition of this tournament!  The King of the Mountain draws teams from a 6 state region including GA, NC, SC, TN, WV, & VA. This provides plenty of fun, inter-state competition. Games are held at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex and Watauga […]

Take the Polar Plunge this Weekend in Blowing Rock

The chilly waters of lake at Chetola Resort, in Blowing Rock might not be calling your name, but we are sure that 2016 WinterFest’s events will be a lot of fun this weekend. Blowing Rock’s 2016 Winterfest began yesterday, with a few events kicking off the celebration weekend. WinterFEAST on Thursday captivated patrons with culinary […]

WinterFest Family Night at Appalachian Ski Mtn

There are lots of fun winter events happening this weekend in the Blowing Rock area of the High Country. BRVC’s Blowing Rock cabin rentals are close in to all of the fun! Appalachian Ski Mountain will host Family Night tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 pm as part of Blowing Rock’s WinterFest celebration weekend. And Saturday, […]

Blowing Rock’s WinterFest 2016: More Fire, More Ice

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. (December 2015) – WinterFest in Blowing Rock has always been about giving visitors reasons to celebrate rather than hibernate a month after the holidays end. And its always been about fire and ice, in their many forms: bonfires, chili cook-offs, s’mores and warm hospitality, contrasted by the icy Polar Plunge into Lake Chetola, […]

Spend New Year’s Eve in the Mountains

Get away from the traffic of the city and come party with us in the High Country this New Year’s Eve! You spent Christmas with the in-laws, and really deserve a chance to break in those new ski pants, right? The Appalachian Mountain range spans across a vast area of western North Carolina, with miles […]

Best Christmas Vacations

The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and with swirling snow clouds already hovering over our highest peaks, it is obvious that the holiday season has come once again in the High Country.  This Christmas, bring your family to western North Carolina for an unforgettable holiday experience!  The Appalachian mountains stand ready for snowfall. […]

Book Your Ski Trips Early!

The log cabins that dot the North Carolina mountains are filling up with reservations from families across the country looking to spend part of their winter with us in the High Country.  Our picturesque mountains and rolling hills are an inspiring destination for skiers of all ages, and with three popular ski slopes to visit […]