Beech Mountain

Beech Mountain
Nov 2023
Two brides create a wedding celebration bursting with style

Sep 2023
A young craftsman in Avery County uses steel and local materials to construct handmade knives

Aug 2022
Elk Knob is a towering, meadow-topped peak more than a mile high and conveniently close to Boone

Dec 2021
Beech Mountain rolls out road trip-worthy “adventure trails”

Aug 2021
After so many months of cancelled and postponed events, the urge to get together and celebrate is palpable. Here to satisfy is a season of great gatherings bursting with local culture: From woolly worms, elk, and Bigfoot to mountain arts, food, music, and more, these festivals truly have something for everyone.

Jun 2021
Western North Carolina’s worlds of wonder

Dec 2020
Eastern America’s highest town is all about snow play

Feb 2020

Aug 2019
25 fall foliage adventures that are big on color and light on crowds

Dec 2018
The latest from throughout Western North Carolina

Jun 2018
Take Rover for a romp at a WNC dog park

Dec 2017
A local snowboard and ski series is ground zero for Olympic hopefuls

Dec 2017
North Carolina’s first ski spot, Beech Mountain Resort, celebrates 50 years

Dec 2017
In the summertime, warm waters, cool nights, and unfiltered sunshine coalesce in a bucolic, unfettered burst of beauty. And There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy it; work up a sweat or take a cool dip—there’s something for everyone in this sweet season

Dec 2017
Chill out with outdoor activities as well as indoor fun and games

Apr 2017
Enter the Spin Zone with our insider's guide to cycling in Transylvania

Feb 2017
Celebrate our anniversary with top 10 lists of local albums, books, fishing spots, movies, restaurants, and more

Apr 2016
Make it a date with these pairings that offer adventure followed by dinner with a view

Dec 2015
Check in to these lodges where après-ski combines a room, dining, and drinks

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Dec 2014
Meet three celebrity rodents during Groundhog Day celebrations

Dec 2014
A reinvigorated search for Southern snow

Dec 2014
Take in lavish libations and killer views at Beech Mountain’s 5,506ˇ skybar

Oct 2014
With 50 breweries counting, Western North Carolina's reputation as a craft beer mecca continues to grow, but for how long? Experts and brewers weigh in on the industry's future.

Jan 2013
Make your way to the High Country for outdoor winter revelry

Dec 2011
Elk Knob State Park Distance: 4 miles round-trip Difficulty: strenuous

Dec 2011
Make a break for fresh ground with the growing sport of snowshoeing

Aug 2011
Beech Mountain hosts an epic fat-tire competition and gets a professionally designed downhill course to boot

Aug 2011
Ray Hicks tales bore the unmistakable twang and sensibilities of early Appalachia

Jan 2011
Make it a date with dinner at one of these amorous restaurants

Jun 2009
Tackle the Beech Mountain ride that inspired Lance Armstrong’s comeback from cancer

Mar 2009
In case you’re wondering, there’s no such thing as a jackalope. But Jackalope’s View at Archer’s Inn in Banner Elk, does deliver on the second half of its moniker with spectacular scenes of Grandfather and Sugar mountains. Happily, the fare, a refined take on comfort food, is just as impressive.

Mar 2009
From the Past to the Present

Mar 2009
Visitors flock to Banner Elk for the slopes, but locals keep the small-town identity alive