City Guide: High Country, North Carolina

When traveling along the western region of North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you will find the picturesque area known as High Country. Composed of twelve cities, this area is best known for being a winter sports haven with other countless activities that can be enjoyed year-round. From the Mile-High Swinging Bridge on Grandfather Mountain to the Wild West family theme park Tweetsie Railroad, to the beauty of Linville Falls, there is something in High Country for everyone. If you are planning a quiet scenic trip with family or friends, High Country is an exquisite destination to visit and reconnect with nature.


Restaurant at Gideon Ridge

Artisanal Restaurant

Pig and Grits

Dan’l Boone Inn

Capone’s Pizza

The Gamekeeper

Alpen Restaurant and Bar

The Hotel Tavern

Things to See & Do

Grandfather Mountain

Tweetsie Railroad

Land of Oz

Linville Caverns

Linville Falls

Beach Mountain Resort

Appalachian Ski Mtn.

Sugar Mountain Resort

Mystery Hill

High Country North Carolina

Hawksnest Snow Tubing Park North Carolina

High Country Hiking Tours

UTV Tours


White Water Rafting

Gem Mountain Gemstone

Gem Mining Boone NC

Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine


The Mast Farm Inn

Chetola Resort

Sugar Mountain Resort

Beach Mountain Ski Resort

Westglow Mansion and Lodges

Jefferson Landing

Homestead Inn

The Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge

The Green Park Inn

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