You can’t mention shopping on Beech Mountain without mentioning its most famous general store—Fred’s General Mercantile. Fred’s features groceries, clothing, garden supplies, hardware, and winter sport rentals. You can find everything from sodas, snacks, and domestic products to sleds and ski goggles. If Fred’s doesn’t have it, you don’t need it.
Similarly, Beech Mountain features an array of specialty shops that cater specifically to skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. You’ll find everything you need from boots and bindings to name-brand ski gear, as well as keepsakes to remember your vacation by.
Nearby Banner Elk, Boone and Blowing Rock offer dozens of downtown sidewalk shops, with everything from antiques to unique gifts.