On Sept. 24, I spotted them! The first few leaves at the tippy tops of the trees are turning yellow, red and orange. Up here in Eastern America’s highest town, we hit peak fall color a little earlier than the folks at lower elevations, and those telltale leaves mean it’s on its way.

Our awesome lodging partners and local businesses have prepared some Hike & Wine Packages that are perfect for couples coming to Beech Mountain this fall. This time of year is always busy — school’s back in session, the games and festivals and fundraisers are endless. But it’s important to make a little time for yourself before the hectic holiday season hits.

So, take some advice from your buddy Boomer:

Pack your bags and head up the mountain anytime — weekdays or weekends — from now through Nov. 12. Book a two-night stay at a cozy cabin, inn or lodge.

During the day, get out and hike some of our trails. When you check in, you’ll receive maps for both the Town of Beech Mountain hiking trails and the Emerald Outback trail system. That’s nearly 30 miles of fall beauty! Challenge your companion to tennis or a game of one-on-one basketball at our Buckeye Recreation Center. The package includes two guest passes.

Later in the afternoon, head over to Banner Elk Winery for a tasting. The winery was the first in the High Country, and it now has more than a decade of experience crafting wines from locally grown grapes. Sip their award-winning cabernet sauvignon or Banner Elk White while gazing upon the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Doesn’t that sound like an idyllic itinerary? And the best part — you get it all for only $169 with the Hike & Wine Package.

The package is so good, it gets two human thumbs up from our friends at GetawaysForGrownups.com. They specialize in 21-plus travel and wrote this wonderful article about visiting our mountain.

Make your plans now to spend the prettiest days of the fall season on Beech Mountain. Tell them Boomer sent ya!

Yours truly,
Boomer the Squirrel


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