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Upcoming Weekend Alert—


Perfect Weather for Peeking at Peaking Color!




 The forecast for this week and the coming weekend is for perfect weather—and autumn color is exploding! Now's the perfect time to visit!



Don't miss the Boone Area's Top Ten Overlooks on Autumn, or delve into our complete hiking guide to the top trails in the High Country. Raise a craft brew toast to fall color at one of the Boone Area's great breweries—Appalachian MountainBlowing Rock, or Lost Province. If wine is your passion, explore the Boone Area Wine Trail. Whether your autumn strategy is active or appreciative—peak color is close! Book your Boone Area lodging.



World-class Attractions are Waiting

Tweetsie Railroad's fun and famous Ghost Train Halloween Festival runs weekends through November 1st. Drive to the top of Grandfather Mountain. Head underground at Linville Caverns. All the fun of summer runs right through autumn in the Boone Area. Explore our family fun itinerary. Keep Appalachian State football in mind. November brings three more home games. Check out our new guide to game day parking in Boone.




Make your lodging reservations now for the spectacle of fall. Or really get ahead of the curve! Plan ahead for golden vistas on the Blue Ridge Parkway.




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 an autumn hike, especially when the choice includes a recent Travel & Leisure magazine award-winner. Cuddle up for some romantic quality time. Sample the romantic options of the High Country.



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 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!




Now's a great time to escape with friends, familyeven Fido and Fluffy. 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

Fall views are the perfect backdrop to outdoor activities of all kinds. Bike the trails of Rocky Knob. Boone's newly completed 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!




Places to Stay

Your "Room" Is Waiting 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 autumn escapes! 






Blowing Rock TDA   High Country Host         





Check out downtown Boone!

Click the Webcam above.



Put the Boone Area at your fingertips—flip through our brand-new 2014 Visitor's Guide.



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