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EAT (& DRINK)
;; Banner Elk Winery (Banner Elk, NC)
- Since 2005, this vineyard has been a
pioneer in High Country winemaking by
producing award-winning wines from
French-American hybrid grapes grown at
high elevations. YR bannerelkwinery.com
;; Boone Bagelry (Boone, NC) - Popular
breakfast and lunch spot serving up 15
types of bagels as well as gluten-free
options. Plus, smoothies, lattes and other
beverages. Boonebagelry.com

STAY
;; Buck House Inn (Burnsville, NC) -
Overnight in historic elegance with luxury
linens, Turkish towels and spa robes. This
renovated 1904 inn with wrap-around
porch is surrounded by a conservation
of 750 acres. SP, SU, F northcarolinamountain-vacation.com
;; Chetola Resort (Blowing Rock, NC) -
This classic mountain resort on 78 acres
offers three distinct lodging options:
spacious guest rooms in the recentlyrenovated lodge, luxury bed-and-breakfast
accommodations in the eight-room Bob

;; Snap Dragon (Burnsville, NC) - An openair bar and kitchen on the town square with
a nautical theme. It's named after the ship
of Capt. Otway Burns, for whom Burnsville
is named. SP, SU, F garden-deli.com
;; Sweet Smiles Candy Store (Wilkesboro,
NC) - A step inside is like a step back in time.
Enjoy craft sodas, hand-dipped ice cream,
candies by the pound and a collecton of
handmade games and toys. Snap a selfie
outside in front of the Doc Watson mural.
YR sweetsmilescandy.com
;; Switzerland Cafe (Little Switzerland,
NC) - Delightful lunch spot right off the
Blue Ridge Parkway at Little Switzerland,
this cafe has been serving up homemade
sandwiches, soups and quiches for 30
years. It has also earned a place on the
North Carolina Barbecue Trail with its
Hickory smoked Pork BBQ.
Switzerlandcafe.com

Timberlake Inn and premium condominium
rentals spread out across the estate. YR
chetola.com

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;; The Beacon Butcher Bar (Boone, NC) -
Popular new restaurant by Tina Houston,
the proprietor of Reid's Cafe & Catering
Co. in Banner Elk. Hand-cut meats, inhouse charcuterie, house-cured bacon,
marinated olives and slow-roasted meats.
YR boonebeacon,com

walls could talk, they could speak of past
travelers such as Asheville author Thomas
Wolfe, Elvis Presley and Christopher
Reeves. Nuwray.com

;; Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast (Sparta,
NC) - Recline on the wrap-around porch and
soak in the view of several mountain ranges.
Five guest rooms offered in the main house,
plus a separate Carriage House. YR
336-209-0475

;; Perry House Bed & Breakfast (Banner
Elk, NC) - Perched on a hill overlooking
downtown, this 1903 home has been
restored into a lovely country inn. YR
perryhouse.com

;; Lazy Bear Lodge Bed & Breakfast
(Valle Crucis, NC) - Three-story log cabin
specifically designed as a bed and
breakfast. Five spacious guest bedrooms-
some with private balconies to enjoy the
mountain views. lazy-bear-lodge.com

;; The Mast Farm Inn (Valle Crucis, NC)
- Seven guest rooms in a 19th-century
farmhouse plus nine additional private
cottages and cabins on site. Homemade
breakfast offered as well as an afternoon
social hour. Themastfarminn.com

;; NuWray Inn (Burnsville, NC) - This
historic inn, with 16 bedrooms, is located
on Burnsville's town square. If only the

;; Tree House at the Beech (Beech
Mountain, NC) - Unique way to immerse
yourself in nature with all the added
comforts of home. Located two minutes
from Beech Mountain Ski Resort, 12
minutes from downtown Banner Elk
and 20 minutes from Sugar Mountain.
Treehouseatthebeech.com

Burnsville's Buck House Inn's luxurious
accommodations are surrounded by 750
protected acres of land.

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Banner Elk's
Artisinal has been
ranked among
the top 100
restaurants in the
nation.

EMORY RAKESTRAW

;; Artisanal (Banner Elk, NC) - Twice ranked
among the Top 100 restaurants in the U.S.
by OpenTable.com, Artisanal provides an
upscale dining experience in the casual
elegance of a timber barn dining room. Sp-F
artisanalnc.com



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