Head For The High Country ...
August Glows in the Boone Area!
"Down in ... all the cities, it is August," wrote classic early Appalachian author Margaret Morley. "Up here, it is some celestial month not mentioned in any calendar."
Morley was right. August in the High Country is even cooler than July, and the light glows as summer leads down the trail to fall. Flowers are blooming, rivers and waterfalls are rushing, golf courses are green, and high elevation cool invites any activity.
Our World-class Attractions are Calling
Tweetsie Railroad is a fun, historic experience of High Country heritage. Drive to the top of Grandfather Mountain. The pageantry of Horn in the West runs Tuesday through Sunday evening June to August 16th. Head underground at Linville Caverns. All the fun of summer is underway right now in the Boone Area. Explore our family fun itinerary.
Make your lodging reservations now for summer fun. Or really get ahead of the curve! August glows, but autumn in on the way, and it's golden.
Come Up to Hike, Paddle, or just Play. Great events make any week or weekend in the Boone Area something special—Check out the Calendar of Events.
Just Relax—Chill at the High Country's spas—there are new choices for 2014! There's no better event than a massage or spa treatment after a summer hike, especially when the choice includes a recent Travel & Leisure magazine award-winner.
Toast Your Sweetheart—Boone Area wineries are budding too, and they're ready to tempt your tastebuds with a fine vintage. Tour Boone Area wineries and raise a toast. Cuddle up for some romantic quality time. Sample the romantic options of the High Country. Make it a ski weekend.
Check Out Our Great Sports in the High Country—Click on the Video!
Don't forget our national park. Savor the crystal beauty of scenic vistas that stretch on forever from overlooks all along the Blue Ridge Parkway, America's most visited unit of the National Park system. Or try almost-secret backroad rambles. Take a High Country hike!
Summer is the time to escape with friends, family—even Fido and Fluffy. Fall is on the way—now is the time to book your choice Boone Area accommodations. Click to explore the 2014 Boone Area Visitor's Guide.
Shop the Boone Area—Shopping is a strong suit of the Boone Area. Browse a 130-year old country store and a modern outlet mall on the same day! Click the Boone Area Buyer's Guide for authentically local products. It's Watauga Farmer's Market time. Head back to the condo, or home, with fresh veggies and delicious high elevation grass-fed Watauga beef.
It's Great in Our Outdoors—
Summer's verdant views are the perfect backdrop to outdoor activities of all kinds. Bike the trails of Rocky Knob. Boone's new mountain bike park is making news. Rocky Knob has a brand-new beginner pump track. Wander to a waterfall. Really get your vacation off the ground—soar a zip-line!
Your "Room" Is Waiting Plan—then check-in to cozy Boone Area accommodations. You'll find Cabins, Cottages & Condos, picturesque Bed & Breakfast Inns, luxurious Resorts & Spas, and Hotels & Motels. There are also Campgrounds and Retreats & Conference Centers. All Boone Area accommodations are close to towns, attractions, even trails.
Talk about close. The High Country is nearby—and nearly perfect for summer escapes!
Check out downtown Boone!
Click the Webcam above.
Put the Boone Area at your fingertips—flip through our brand-new 2014 Visitor's Guide.
Local Events from the Boone Area