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NC High Country Host & Regional Visitor Center – Visit us for travel information for the Boone, Blowing Rock, Beech Mountain, and West Jefferson area. We’re open 7 days a week and located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 291.8. Order a free vacation planner at highcountryhost.com… Read More
The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest just south of  Asheville, NC. Accessible via Parkway Milepost 393.6, the Arboretum is surrounded by botanically-diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, encouraging personal connections with nature in the gardens, hiking… Read More
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether it’s the next season in life or your next adventure, you can find it in our two rivers, our relationship to nature, and the many outdoor offerings available, from kayaking to hiking to biking. Read More
Oak Haven Lodge – Lovely 12 room lodge offering comfortable, affordable overnight accommodations. Rooms and suites available, some with kitchens. Ask about pet friendly rooms. Optional add-ons include hot tub oasis, massage, candles, and even roses. Located just 7 miles from Parkway Milepost 165.3 on Route 8. Lots of… Read More
Ober Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s only ski area and amusement park. Ski, snowboard, and snow tube in winter; Alpine Slide, Rock Climbing Wall, Chair-Swing, Maze, and Mini-Golf in warmer months, and Ski Mountain Coaster, Scenic Chairlift, Wildlife Encounter, Ice Bumper Cars and Ice-Skating are available year round! Visit www.obergatlinburg.com or… Read More
Oconaluftee Indian Village poses the question, “Is it actually Cherokee history if it’s still happening?” Today you can transport back to an 18th century village full of authentic stickball demonstrations, dance, staged war reenactments—you name it. If it happened then, it’s happening now. Season opens May 1st, and tickets and… Read More
PARI is a former NASA facility that is now an active center for research and STEM education. Radio telescopes 26M (85ft.), space flight artifacts, meteorites, minerals, scenic views, hiking trails. A ‘Dark Sky’ designated location. Day tour, night viewings with optical telescopes and astronomy instruction. Family style cabin rooms… Read More
Parkview Lodge & Cabins – Two bedroom cabins with fireplace and Jacuzzi perfect for a romantic getaway. Full kitchen. Private mountain location. Wrap around deck with scenic views. Just off the Parkway at Milepost 317.5. Amazing hiking and biking trails are within minutes as well as gemstone mining, snow… Read More
Parkview Lodge – Just 500 feet south of Parkway at Milepost 317.5 on US 221. Private guest rooms, 1 bedroom suite, & secluded cabins available. Satellite TV, wine & beer shop. Amazing hiking and biking trails are within minutes as well as gemstone mining, snow skiing and more. Free breakfast… Read More
Peak Mountain Cottages & Retreat Center – 7 miles North of Parkway Milepost 330.9 in Spruce Pine, NC on a working farm/retreat. Stay in a charming old-fashioned cottage duplex with room to play or relax on 300 acres of wonderland with trails, creeks, garden areas, fishpond, fire pits, gas… Read More