Image of wine glasses and grapes on top of a wine barrel at a winery

From Vine to Bottle: Best Wineries Near Boone, NC

If you’re dreaming of picturesque mountains, beautiful vineyards, and a perfect glass of vino, you don’t have to go all the way to the west coast. The Appalachian High Country…

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Split image showing the Ham Shoppe Food Truck at Graystone Lodge Hotel and another image of one of their tasty sandwiches

The Tastiest Sandwich Shop Returns as a Food Truck at Graystone Lodge

More than 25 years ago, The Ham Shoppe was a staple in Valle Crucis that attracted locals and visitors from all over. It was hands down the best place to…

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The Summit Pickleball Facility in Boone NC

Graystone Lodge Extends Local Partnerships Adding Boone’s Newest Pickleball Facility – The Summit

At Graystone Lodge, we’re committed to supporting local businesses by bringing the spirit of Boone into the guest experience. That’s why we’ve partnered with Appalachian State Athletics, Tweetsie Railroad, Grandfather…

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Boone BeerFest

Boone Breweries Ensure Guaranteed Hoppiness

There’s nothing quite like a pint of refreshing craft brew, good company, and a picturesque mountain backdrop. It’s moments like these that make your visit to Boone quite spectacular. Boone…

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The 2024 Spring and Summer Lineup of ‘Encore-Worthy’ Music Festivals & Concerts in the High Country

Music is one of the many love languages of Boone and the High Country. The area is home to many bluegrass musicians and Appalachian storytellers, including late Grammy Award-winning bluegrass guitar…

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Blowing Rock Winterfest

Beat the Winter Blues at Blowing Rock Winterfest: Jan. 25 – 28, 2024

  When the temperature drops, the fun heats up in the High Country! Blowing Rock’s Annual WinterFest celebrates the season and it is sure to brighten up even the dreariest…

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A clock showing almost midnight on New Years Eve with two champagne glasses and fireworks

Ring in the New Year in Boone: Our Top 6 New Year’s Eve Celebration Events

Imagine starting the new year with fresh mountain air, beautiful scenery and serene mountain peaks. We can’t think of a better way to refresh and rejuvenate for a new beginning.…

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Christmas Tree with close up of several red ornaments hanging from the limbs

The Best 2023 Holiday Events in Boone

Who’s ready for twinkling lights and snow-capped High Country vistas? The holiday season is officially upon us, and Graystone Lodge is here to help you celebrate. We created a list…

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Picture of a row of Christmas Trees at a Christmas Tree Farm

Where to Find and Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in Boone

Picture this: It’s a gorgeous day on the cusp of winter in the High Country. You stroll the fir-scented grounds of a rolling farm, delicious cup of hot cider or…

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Kid Snow Tubing in Winter

Where to Go Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Tubing & Ice Skating in the High Country

Snow season is the most wonderful time of the year in the Blue Ridge Mountains! You can find all kinds of frosty fun in the High Country, and Graystone Lodge…

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