Rich Summit View Cabin Rental

Our Top 10 Destination Recommendations

Here are our favorite things to see and do in and around Boone Nc. 
Some are well know, some not so well known. Have a look around as we have included photos, videos, information and links. They are in no particular order. They are in no particular order.

 

If you are not familiar with our area, may places are called the High Country so search the following towns and terms for fun : 

Zionville, Boone,  Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Jefferson, West Jefferson, Sparta, Alta Vista, Jonas Ridge, Sugar Mountain, Aho, Meat Camp, Bamboo, Vilas, Valle Crucis and more! 



1. GrandFather Mountain

Whether for hiking the profile trail, enjoying the onsite zoo,  or maybe an evening jam with Scottish music Grandfather Mountain has a lot to offer guests. It is one of our favorite places to hang out year after year.

Roan Mountain Appalachian trail

Grandfather Mountain is an amazing place of  biodiversity and scenic beauty that stands 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina.   A part of the United Nations’ Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere Reserve.

The mountain is partially operated as a scenic travel attraction by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, Inc.  All proceeds from sales of tickets and souvenirs go toward preserving Grandfather Mountain and sharing its wonders in ways that help visitors’ understand, appreciate  and inspire good stewardship of the earth.

2. Roan Mountain

Appx 45 min from the cabin to the entry to Roan Mountain – Beatiful scenery along the way as well. 

Roan Mountain Appalachian trail

Located approximately 45 min from the cabin on TN Hwy 143 at the base of the majestic 6,285 Roan Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park encompasses more than 2,000 acres dominated by rich hardwood forest along rugged ridges. The cool, clear Doe River winds its way through the center of the park and supports a healthy population of trout. Wildflowers and wildlife inhabit the hollows and ridges of the Roan foothills in abundance.

https://tnstateparks.com/parks/info/roan-mountain

Visitors can hike along the creeks and ridges, tour the century-old Miller Farmstead or enjoy cross-country skiing in the winter months. There are approximately 12 miles of hiking trails and 2.25 miles of mountain bike trails. Difficulty levels range from easy to strenuous.

Carvers Gap hike connects you to the Appalachian Trail 

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/north-carolina/appalachian-trail-carvers-gap-to-us-19e

For those wanting to Fish, this is a popular activity in the park. Three species of trout live in the Doe River as it is cool enough year-round to support their habitat. Native brook trout, as well as rainbow and brown trout, are stocked regularly.

Check out the Friends of Roan Mountain  for local flora and fauna visit www.friendsofroanmtn.org/Species/species.htm.

 

Moses Cone Manor – The house and property build by Denim. 

Click to reveal how Denim was changed by Moses Cone and find out about him being a major supplier to Levis. The 

Cone Mills Corporation was the WORLD leader in suppling denim. Moses became the largest developer of Watauga County and at the time the largest donor of $500 towards the creation of what is now Appalachian State University.  ($500 in 1899 is equivalent to about $15,608.49 in 2020, a difference of $15,108.49 over 121 years. The 1899 inflation rate was 0.00%.)

I Like BLUEJEANS – So it means even more to me to go to Moses Cone manor ! 

Moses Cone Trail

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