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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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Marion (17.96 mile)
October 1 - 2
Part of the National Historic Trail marking march from Abingdon, VA to Kings Mountain, SC during the Revolutionary War.
Linville (10.25 mile)
October 3 - 4 , October 10 - 11
This guided walk led by Grandfather’s education staff takes guests out onto the trails of Grandfather to discuss the reasons trees change color and the different forces that affect fall color.
Penland (9.76 mile)
August 20 , November 12
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction
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Linville Falls (0.04 mile)
Specialty is BBQ - ribs, chicken & sliced pork. Use the best ingredients, buy local as much as possible, serve the world’s first eco-friendly vodka!
Linville Falls (0.05 mile)
Area landmark on three county lines. Fine homestyle cooking & fresh seafood. Just south of The Blue Ridge Parkway at the junction of US 221 & NC 183.
Marion (0.41 mile)
Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Steaks, hot bar, ice cream bar.
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The Ball Cottage is a cozy little cottage, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, at 3800 feet up, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway
1 and 2-BR/BA cottages and RV site. Cozy, comfortable, fully furnished; linens and kitchen supplies provided; VCR/DVD, CD, Internet; decks, grills;...
Newland (0.04 mile)
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We have nine rooms in our Lodge and one and two bedroom cottages. In addition, we have a six-bedroom Manor House with 2-baths - handicapped accessible & ADA approved with a wrap-around porch.
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