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It's no secret that we
love our community.

We hope that you do, too.

Long before the Blue Ridge Tourist Court became a reality, we knew we wanted to support our neighbors and friends operating local businesses and doing life-changing work through local non-profit organizations. These are a few of our picks for an authentic and memorable stay in the High Country. 




Craft beer & delicious, family-friendly food | Lunch & Dinner | Boone


Stick Boy Kitchen

Laid-back cafe featuring homemade bread | Breakfast, Lunch & Early Dinner | Boone 


The Cardinal

Lodgelike joint for eclectic burgers & creative cocktails | Lunch & Dinner | Boone


Bistro Roca

Upscale-casual bistro & bar | Lunch & Dinner | Blowing Rock


Homestyle southern classics with a seasonal twist | Dinner | Boone


Lucky Penny

Unique women's clothing boutique | Boone

Common Good

Exceptionally curated home, fine art & gifts | Boone & Blowing Rock

Mast General Store

A High Country tradition of outdoor clothing, gear & so much more | Boone & Valle Crucis

Bluebird Exchange

High quality children's clothing consignment & toy boutique | Boone 


Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park

Mountain biking, hiking, playground & picnic area | Boone


The Cone Manor & Estate

Historic manor home, crafts, visitor's center & trails | Blue Ridge Parkway 

Boone Greenway Trail

Fully accessible trail with river access, restaurants, parks & more | Boone

Grandfather Mountain

Nature park, wildlife habitat, mile-high swinging bridge & hiking | Linville

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Art exhibitions, galleries, activities & events | Boone

Giving Back

Western Youth Network

Nurturing and empowering youth so that they live healthy, engaged and fulfilled lives.  


Mediation & Restorative Justice Center

Increasing the peace, productivity and safety in the community through restorative practices.


Hunger & Health Coalition

Alleviating poverty through access to foods, prescription medications and wrap around services.

Mountain True

Promoting, protecting and advocating for clean waters, resilient forests, healthy communities and green energy. 


Hospitality House

Supporting individuals and families facing homelessness and poverty-related crises. 


574 Old East King St.

Boone, NC 28607




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