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 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 Price Lake,

–  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, 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 Snow Tubing, 2mi
–   Sugar Mountain Resort, 14mi 
–   Hawksnest Tubing & Zipline, 18mi
–   Beech Mountain Ski 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

Wineries & Breweries
–   Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, OUR FAVORITE!!! Right by the river!
–   Linville Falls Winery
–   Banner Elk Winery
–   Lake James Cellars
–   Flattop Brewing, Banner Elk (no food)
–   Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Boone (no food inside, pizza food truck outside)
–   Lost Province Brewing Company*, Boone (brewery & restaurant with wood-fired oven)

–   Hawksnest Zipline,
–   Screaming Ziplines,

NEARBY RESTAURANTS (click each name for their website)


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Guests riding horses in front of Alluring View
Swinging Bridge - Grandfather Mountain
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
The Blue Ridge Parkway seen from Alluring View
The Biltmore Estate in Asheville