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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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Spruce Pine (7.33 mile)
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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 (12.90 mile)
May 23 , June 20
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Guided nighttime underground mine tours unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light..
Marion (18.26 mile)
April 23 , April 30
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Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors (weather permitting), bring chairs or blankets. Call for more information.
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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;...
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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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