Come with us to explore and learn about
North Carolina’s High Country
Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain & Linville
May 22-24, 2018
Cost: $1357 (Double)/$1599 (Single)
North Carolina’s High Country includes the mountain counties of Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes. Located in the northwestern corner of the state, the name was created in the 1980s to forge an identity locals and visitors could embrace. Welcoming visitors for three centuries, the High Country’s hospitality, natural beauty, and unique culture beckon visitors year round.
visit NC concierge’s trip to the High Country will take us to northwestern North Carolina when the rhododendron are blooming and summer tourists haven’t arrived just yet. Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway over the period of three days will immerse us in the glory of springtime in the Appalachian Mountains. The charming town of Blowing Rock will be our base for exploration. Plans include visiting Ashe County Cheese, North Carolina’s oldest cheese manufacturer and viewing Ben Long frescos. We’ll learn about the expansive biodiversity of Grandfather Mountain when we visit the Grandfather Mountain State Park and Grandfather Mountain attraction. Linville, home of the famous Eseeola Lodge, is steeped in mountain hospitality. The bark clad lodge began welcoming guests to this beautiful area in 1892. Bark siding has seen a resurgence in the past few decades. We’ll learn more about this quality building material that has become synonymous with the region. Guests will have ample time to leisurely explore the charming town of Blowing Rock with its captivating downtown and array of shopping and dining opportunities.
- Transportation via deluxe motor coach
- 2 nights’ accommodations at luxurious B&B
- NC State Park Ranger presentation about Grandfather Mountain
- Visit Grandfather Mountain attraction
- Ashe County Cheese factory visit
- Experience the Linn Cove Viaduct
- View Ben Long frescos
- Eseeola Lodge tour
- Introduction to bark siding
- All Saints Episcopal Church tour
- 2 breakfasts
- 3 lunches
- 2 dinners
- All fees, taxes, tips & baggage handling
Don’t just see North Carolina. Experience it.