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Plan your getaway around a signature event or find out what’s happening during your visit. From quick weekend trips to longer stays, you might watch a hammer throw competition at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, sample sounds where they were born at the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, go for the top prize in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, or enjoy seasonal events like July 4th celebrations and Christmas light displays.
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Banner Elk area
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Beech Mountain area
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Sugar Mountain area
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Enjoy an authentic coastal experience on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, with waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches. From…
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Spruce Pine (15.43 mile)
April 29 -
May 3 , May 6 - 10
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Live music and mountain dancing, storytelling and hayrides, monarch butterfly raising, naturalist tours and birding walks, arts and handwork demonstrations, book signings and more.
Little Switzerland (19.87 mile)
Featuring a free treasure hunt, hikes, live music and mine tours. Kids tour the mines free of charge!
Blowing Rock (13.69 mile)
June 4 - 7 , July 21 - 26
The 92nd annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest horse show events in the country. Three weeks of competition!
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Newland (0.01 mile)
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Family style and international cuisine. Fresh mountain trout caught & cooked the same day to traditional Italian dishes like pork cacciatora & pasta primavera
Newland (0.08 mile)
Two convenient locations one at the entrance to Sugar Mountain and one in Downtown Newland; Lunch and Dinner Buffet, Fresh Salads, Hot Subs
Newland (0.16 mile)
Offers some of the best chop pork, ribs and chicken in the South (or Southeast). Rated in the top 100 Barbeque Restaurants in North Carolina
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Newland (0.85 mile)
Hotels & Motels
The Shady Lawn Lodge offers lodging & accommodations, from traditional motel rooms with at least queen-size beds to king bed suites.
Linville (3.04 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
A whitewashed picket fence surrounds this restored, turn-of-th- century Victorian farmhouse, with its English cottage perennial and herb gardens. Offers in-room massage therapy and free Wi-Fi.
Linville (3.28 mile)
Hotels & Motels
A family owned and operated motel located in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain. We offer modern, clean, grade A rooms with heating/air conditioning, telephones and cable TV.
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