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Top 10 Family Activities

Grandfather Mountain | Blue Ridge Mountains

Most people think of Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain as the best resorts to visit in the Winter. The reality is those well-known Winter and Summer resorts, along with Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Boone and Linville areas of Western North Carolina are popular year round.

 

With so many adventurous and relaxing activities in the Blue Ridge Mountains, there truly is something for everyone. Check our video Channel, Instagram and Tik Tok for all the latest updates, events and specials. It promises to whet your appetite and help plan your next adventure in the Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, Banner Elk, Boone and Linville areas. If you want to check out all you need to know about a Winter vacation, click here. Spring, Summer or Fall Trip? Click here to help plan one of the coolest trips on the planet.

 

As a direct book vacation rental owner, I have fallen in love with this area as I know you will too. As the 12th state in the union in 1789, North Carolina offers a great deal of history and this area, although modern with amenities, also offers a taste of the past plentiful with scenic views and rich history preserved in a delicate manner.

 

Wedding Destination - Western North Carolina

The area has become known as a wedding destination with multiple wedding venues in the immediate area. Having hosted many five-star wedding stays, first-time short-term guests say they had no idea how much there is to do all within 20 minutes in any direction.

Top 10 Family Activities

Sugar Mountain | Banner Elk | Linville | Blowing Rock | Boone

1. Sugar Mountain Resort - Sugar Mountain

2. Beech Mountain Resort - Beech Mountain

3. Wilderness Roller Coaster - Banner Elk

4. Hawksnest Zipline and Tubing - Seven Devils - Grandfather Mountain

5. Grandfather Mountain State Park

6. Linville Falls Gorge and Hiking - Linville

7. Blue Ridge Parkway - MP 305.1 - Linn Cove Viaduct

8. Grandfather Winery and Vineyard - Banner Elk

9. Mast General Store - Valle Crucis (Original) & Boone

10. Tweetsie Railroad - Blowing Rock

 

Where To Stay - Sugar Mountain/Banner Elk/Beech Mountain

Carolina Mountains Vacation based in Sugar Mountain offers multiple properties in the Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk and Beech Mountain areas. Stay and play in every season at one of the most desired areas of North Carolina. Book direct and save the Airbnb and VRBO fees to buy an amazing dinner, ski lift tickets, wine tour, white water rafting or one of the endless activities in the area. Listed below you will see how close everything is to our five-star properties perfect for one to 10 people. Check availability and discounted rates here.

 

The consistent Five-star reviews assure you the cabins and villas at Carolina Mountains Vacation are all about the location. Only 1 minute to modern conveniences and breathtaking views of the mountains. Yes, you can have it all with a trip to the High Country.

 

Distance Planning

It is important when planning your trip to western North Carolina, that you understand the roads can be deceiving on a map. The distance may only be a few miles but the twisty turning roads could take half an hour. Listed below is a more comprehensive list of the top things to do in and around Banner Elk, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, Linville, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock and Boone. Don't forget to map your favorites to a Google map so you can easily find them when you arrive. Not sure how to set your points of interest on a Google Map? Well, you can use the Carolina Mountains Vacation Google Map. We've done the hard work for you! Just click here to start plotting your next mountain adventure.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Jillian July 2022

T"his cute condo was a great value for our group! We brought 3 families with 7 children between us, and we all enjoyed our stay. We came to visit Tweetsie Railroad Adventure Park, so this home was the perfect location for us, with beautiful scenery."

Mary Oct 2022

"What a great location if you are going to stay in the Banner Elk area. The space was great with plenty of room for 5 kids and 4 adults. Easy check in and good communication."

Courtney Feb 2023

We were so pleased with the host communication, as well as how cozy and clean the home was. Ideal location to both Banner Elk and Sugar Mountain. Would definitely recommend!!

Distance to Major Attractions

DISTANCE TO MAJOR ATTRACTIONS IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

DISTANCE TO MAJOR ATTRACTIONS IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

Wilderness Roller Coaster 1.6 miles

Sugar Creek Gem Mine  1.4 miles

Banner Elk - Downtown 2 miles

Grandfather Mountain 9 Miles

Mile High Swinging Bridge 11 Miles

Grandfather Mountain State Park 9.1 Miles

Hawksnest Tubing and Ziplining (Year Round) 9.2 miles

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park 14.7 Miles

Tweetsie Railroad 19 Miles

Sugar Mountain Resort - Ski/Tubing/Golf/Tennis 2.5 Miles

Beech Mt. Ski Resort - Ski/Tubing/Golf/Tennis 7.0 Miles

Appalachian Ski Mtn. 20 Miles

Grandfather Golf & Country Club 4.8 Miles

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery 6.6 miles

Linville Falls Winery 17 miles

Linville Falls Trail - Hiking/Scenery 17 miles

Blue Ridge Parkway MP 305.1 Grandfather Mtn entrance  10 miles

Boone Saloon 16 Miles

Mast General Store - Boone 16 milesWilderness Roller Coaster 1.6 miles

Sugar Creek Gem Mine  1.4 miles

Banner Elk - Downtown 2 miles

Grandfather Mountain 9 Miles

Mile High Swinging Bridge 11 Miles

Grandfather Mountain State Park 9.1 Miles

Hawksnest Tubing and Ziplining (Year Round) 9.2 miles

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park 14.7 Miles

Tweetsie Railroad 19 Miles

Sugar Mountain Resort - Ski/Tubing/Golf/Tennis 2.5 Miles

Beech Mt. Ski Resort - Ski/Tubing/Golf/Tennis 7.0 Miles

Appalachian Ski Mtn. 20 Miles

Grandfather Golf & Country Club 4.8 Miles

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery 6.6 miles

Linville Falls Winery 17 miles

Linville Falls Trail - Hiking/Scenery 17 miles

Blue Ridge Parkway MP 305.1 Grandfather Mtn entrance  10 miles

Mast General Store - Boone 16 miles

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