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    The location of Alluring View B&B is a true nature lover’s paradise!  Summers are very green with trees as tall as a 10-story building, and many colorful wildflowers adorning the landscape.  Fall foliage is extremely colorful and attracts many visitors. This area is 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.

    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.

    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 –

    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
    –   Boone Golf Club, par 70 golf club,
    –   Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club, Spruce Pine, NC

    Horseback Trail Riding
    –   Always Riding Stables, 6559 Beam Ave, Jonas Ridge, NC 28641  Tel. 828.737.0263 [neighbors]
    –   Banner Elk Stables, Banner Elk, NC 28604  Tel. 828-898-5424,
    –   Dutch Creek Trails, Vilas, NC 28692

    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,
    –   Sugar Mountain Resort,
    –   Beech Mountain Resort,
    –   Appalachian Ski Mountain,

    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,


    • Louise’s Rock House, Linville Falls (country food)
    • Spears, Linville Falls (Continental & BBQ, Bar)
    • Christa’s Country Corner, Pineola (lunch only, sandwiches & comfort food)
    • Arcoiris Mexican Restaurant, Pineola (Mexican food, beer/wine/Margaritas)
    • The Italian Restaurant, Pineola (Italian, Pizza, beer/wine)
    • Loaves and Fishes, Crossnore  (mostly country food, homemade desserts)
    • Fork & Knife*, Spruce Pine (nice farm to table restaurant)
    • Puerto Nuevo*, Banner Elk (nice Mexican food, full bar)
    • Painted Fish, Banner Elk (eclectic, modern menu)
    • Artisanal*, Banner Elk (top 100 restaurants)
    • Louisiana Purchase*, Banner Elk
    • Daniel Boone Inn*, Boone (famous country food served family style)
    • Gamekeeper Restaurant, Boone
    • Bistro Roca*, Blowing Rock
      * recommended because they either have great food or are very popular
      Also there are fast food places like McDonalds, Hardee’s & Subway and additional restaurants not on this list



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    Swinging Bridge on top of Grandfather Mountain
    Fall View off Parkway
    Linville Viaduct in Fall
    A local bear
    Elk Falls
    Fall in the High Country
    Grandfather Vineyard
    View from Beacon Heights off the Parkway