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Blowing Rock (9.23 mile)
August 29 - 30
A Once-a-year Event for Railroad Enthusiasts of All Ages
September 25 - 26 , October 2 - 3
(6) dates in all …
Ride on the Ghost Train, visit "The Boneyard” with its Black Hole, 3-D maze, and the “Freaky Forest.” Dare to go through the Haunted House. Enjoy the rides in the Creepy Carnival.
Todd (16.29 mile)
August 14 , September 18
(4) dates in all …
Join our monthly Contra Dance with the sounds of the Laurel Creek String Band for Contra's, Reels, Squares, Waltzes, and flatfooting. No experience needed, the caller runs through all the steps first.
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Banner Elk (1.87 mile)
Chef Bill Greene’s contemporary American fine dining restaurant is a cullinary experience. All recipes are made from scratch.
Banner Elk (2.13 mile)
(4) styles in all …
Contemporary Cuisine includes fresh seafood, steak, pasta and signature dishes!
Banner Elk (2.15 mile)
Cafe & beer bar...inspired food for family & friends.
We offer a nice beer list, wine list, kids menu, appetizers, lunch, dinner and desserts.
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Banner Elk (0.88 mile)
Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We are open all year so come and visit, whether during the summer or for the ski season!
Banner Elk (0.95 mile)
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Cozy atmosphere & prime location. Efficiencies, 1- and 2-bedroom suites with HBO, indoor pool, jacuzzi, saunas, and exercise room. Condos are fully furnish including kitchenette.
Banner Elk (1.65 mile)
After a hard day on the slopes relax by a roaring fire in a cozy and secluded log cabin minutes from three of the area’s ski resorts.
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