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    The location of Alluring View B&B and Cabin is a true nature lover’s paradise!  Summers are very green with trees as tall as a 10-story building, and many colorful wildflowers dotting the landscape.  Fall foliage is extremely colorful and attracts many visitors from nearby cities and all over the world. This area gets painted with bright reds, burgundies, oranges and yellows.  Winter brings snow and the ability to go skiing, snow-boarding, ice skating and snow-tubing.

    When staying at Alluring View B&B you will not be bored.  There are endless activities, fairs, festivals, music concerts, and outdoor fun to keep you as busy as you want to be.  Of course, you can always decide just to sit back and relax in the log rocking chairs on the front porch.  From the Alluring View property you can watch the sun rise to the east, and set to the west, every day [weather permitting].  It is truly a spectacular and colorful sight to behold.

    The Blue Ridge Mountains are breathtaking, and there are many ways to enjoy mother nature in the High Country of North Carolina.  Below is a list of some of the most popular places with a link to more info when available. Not every business in this area has a website, so some you find just by word of mouth.

    Approximate driving times to points of interest in the area.

    In alphabetical order [note: most names are hyperlinked, click on them for more info]:

    [mostly within half an hour]
    Note:  all web addresses below are hyperlinked, you can click on them for more info

    Canoe rentals are available at Lake Price,

    –  Grandfather Trout Farm,
    –  Foscoe Fishing,

    Gem Mining
    –   The Greater Foscoe Mining Co.,
    –   Gem Mountain, Spruce Pine, NC –
    –   Emerald Village, Little Switzerland, NC

    Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
    –   Every year during the second week of July,

    Golf – Public courses
    –   Sugar Mountain Golf, 18 Holes $26 greens fee, 828-898-6464
    –   Linville Falls Golf Club, 828-756-4653,
    –   Boone Golf Club, par 70 golf club,
    –   Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club, Spruce Pine, NC

    Horseback Trail Riding
    –   Elk Mountain Riding Company, Newland, NC Tel. 828-504.0003,
    –   Banner Elk Stables, Banner Elk, NC 28604  Tel. 828-898-5424,
    –   Grandfather Stables, Foscoe, NC

    Lees-McRae Summer Theatre
    –   Located in downtown Banner Elk,

    Mountain Biking
    –   Beech Mountain features 25-30 miles of interconnected trails.

    Mountain Climbing
    –   Rock Dimensions,

    Snow Skiing & Tubing (in order of closest to furthest)
    –   Jonas Ridge Tubing, 2mi
    –   Sugar Mountain Resort, 14mi
    –   Hawksnest Tubing & Zipline, 18mi
    –   Beech Mountain Resort, 21mi
    –   Appalachian Ski Mountain, 26mi

    Whitewater Rafting
    –   Edge of the World, Banner Elk, NC 28604  Tel. 828-898-9550
    –   High Mtn Expeditions, Banner Elk
    –   Wahoo’s Adventure, Boone, NC 28607  Tel. 828-262-5774

    –   Grandfather Vineyard & Winery,  OUR FAVORITE!
    –   Linville Falls Winery,
    –   Banner Elk Winery,
    –   Lake James Cellars,

    –   Hawksnest Zipline,
    –   Screaming Ziplines,


    • Los Arcoiris* Mexican Restaurant, Pineola location (Mexican food, beer/wine/Margaritas, open 7 days)
    • The Italian Restaurant*, Pineola (Italian, Pizza, beer/wine, closed Mondays, pet friendly outdoor tables)
    • Spears, Linville Falls (Continental & BBQ, Bar, outdoor seating is pet friendly)
    • Christa’s Country Corner, Pineola (lunch only, sandwiches & comfort food, homemade desserts)
    • Louise’s Rock House, Linville Falls (country food, closed Tuesdays)
    • Loaves and Fishes, Crossnore  (mostly country food, homemade desserts)
    • The Eseeola Lodge Restaurant,*  Linville, upscale, great seafood buffet on Thursday in season 
    • Fork & Knife***, Spruce Pine (nice farm to table restaurant) upscale
    • The Pedlin Pig, Banner Elk (BBQ)
    • Puerto Nuevo*, Banner Elk (nice Mexican food, full bar, open 7 days)
    • Painted Fish, Banner Elk (eclectic, modern menu)
    • Nick’s Restaurant & Pub, Banner Elk (sports bar, pet friendly outdoor)
    • Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, Banner Elk
    • Cam Ranh Bay, Banner Elk (Vietnamese & Japanese food, outdoor seating)
    • Artisanal*, Banner Elk (top 100 restaurants in USA) upscale
    • Louisiana Purchase*, Banner Elk upscale
    • Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge, downtown Banner Elk
    • Lost Province Brewing Company, Boone (brewery & wood-fired pizza)
    • Daniel Boone Inn*, Boone (famous for country food served family style in downtown Boone)
    • Mint**, Boone (great Indian food)
    • Cha Da Thai, Downtown Boone (Thai food)
    • Gamekeeper Restaurant, Boone upscale
    • Bistro Roca, Blowing Rock
    • The Speckled Trout, Blowing Rock
    • Storie Street Grill, Blowing Rock
    • Six Pence Pub, Blowing Rock – great fish and chips, pet friendly outdoor seating
      * recommended because they either have great food in our opinion, or are very popular with guests.
      There are also fast food places like McDonalds, Hardee’s & Subway and additional restaurants not on this list



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