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Beech Mountain is the highest town in Eastern America and an ideal vacation spot in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Our elevation (5,506 feet) sets us apart 12 months a year.

Summer temperatures hover in the 60s and 70s and rarely exceed 79 degrees, creating a cool mountain getaway for: hiking, mountain biking, trail running, golfing, fishing, or relaxing.

Winter snows average 84.6 inches and transform Beech Mountain into a wonderland for: skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, retro 80s weekend and apr├ęs ski.

Come for a visit and see why Beech Mountain is "North Carolina's Coolest Town."

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Winter time is fun time in NC's Coolest Town

Munchkinland at Buckeye Rec Center Adds More Fun to Oz Weekend

munchkinland-logoKids eight and under have a new option for fun during Beech Mountain's Autumn at Oz weekend.

Saturday, Oct. 4, the Buckeye Rec Center hosts Munchkinland at Buckeye Recreation. This enchanted event takes place indoors and features a number of Oz-themed activities.

From "pin the tail on the lion" to "flying monkey musical chairs" to a "wacky witch hunt," your munchkins will have their dreams come true.

Other activities include a lollipop hunt, photos with Oz characters, yellow brick cookie decorating, and facepainting.

There will be four time slots for the event. Parents and grandparents are welcome, along with children age eight and under. Tickets are $10 per person, with kids under two admitted free.

For info or to purchase tickets, call (828) 387-3003 or click here.

Keep Atop of Fall Color with New Guide; Stay Atop of Fall Color with Beech Lodging

Fall-Foliage-IconThe NC High Country offers fall foliage that ranks among the most spectacular on the East Coast.

And you can keep on top of the ever-changing spectrum of colors by accessing the NC High Country Fall Color Guide. This guide provides expert advice on when and where to see the best fall foliage, and is updated regularly by our friends at High Country Host.

While you're keeping on top of changing fall foliage, we encourage you to stay on top of it - literally - in the town of Beech Mountain. Located at 5,506 feet elevation, Beech is the highest town in Eastern America and a great base camp for autumn viewing adventures.

A further reason to stay in Beech Mountain is our special $169 hike & wine package. It includes two nights of lodging for two, hiking trail maps, wine tasting at Banner Elk Winery and even a round of mini-golf.

Better yet, the package is available on weekends. Even if you don't take advantage of the hiking and wine tasting, it's still the best deal in the Blue Ridge! To learn more about this great package, click here or call (800) 468-5506.

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Not only is Beech Mountain the highest town in Eastern America, it's home to one of the highest altitude golf courses in the East.

The championship layout at Beech Mountain Club provides a scenic, ridge-top golf experience that draws rave reviews.

Although the course and club are private, several accommodations on the mountain have club memberships and offer stay-and-play golf packages. The packages are quite affordable, starting at $79 per person, per night, double occupancy.

In September, golf is available after 1:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and before 11:00 am Sundays. Once the calendar turns to October, golf is offered all day, every day until the season ends Oct. 19.

For further details & lodging options, call the Beech Visitors Center at (800) 468-5506.

Two Trail Parks Equal One Great Biking Experience on Beech Mountain

Two Trail Parks LRMountain biking enthusiasts can double their riding pleasure on Beech Mountain. Beech is home to two trail parks - the Emerald Outback cross-country trail system and the Beech Mountain Resort downhill trail system.

 The Emerald Outback, with approximately eight miles of trails, opened a few years ago. It was joined last summer by the Beech Mountain Resort Bike Park.

 Riders wishing to traverse the Emerald Outback trails may do so year-round. There are two trail heads with parking for the Emerald Outback, and there is no charge to ride the trails.

The ski resort's downhill trails are open Friday-Sunday from June 6 to October 19 (closed the weekend of Oct. 4-5). Those trails are served, for a fee, by the resort's chairlift. Riders can also purchase a lift pass and use it for access to the Emerald Outback.

 For more information on the Beech Mountain Resort Bike Park, click here. Information on the Emerald Outback is available by clicking here.

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Four-Legged Friends Love Beech Mountain

It's not only humans who enjoy a getaway in the North Carolina mountains.

Our four-legged, furry friends enjoy vacations, too, and Beech Mountain enjoys having them!

There are ample pet-friendly lodging options, so you can pick the perfect place for your pooch.

Once you arrive, make sure to visit Beech Mountain's recently opened one-acre Bark Park, complete with two fenced-in play areas: one for large dogs and one for small dogs.

There's also a greenway system in the heart of Beech Mountain, plus miles of trails surrounding the town.

For pet-friendly lodging options, please click here, or call 800-468-5506 for details.






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