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Old 10-05-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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I am going to visit a sick person there next week with my wife and neither of us have ever been there. Can someone tell me something I have to see/do while there. thanks
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I am going to visit a sick person there next week with my wife and neither of us have ever been there. Can someone tell me something I have to see/do while there. thanks
You can walk around the Lees McCrae campus right in the heart of Banner Elk, it's very scenic and nice - Lees-McRae College: About the College And just walk Main St. itself and visit some of the cute shops.

Hang a right off of Main St in Banner Elk onto hwy 184 north and go on up (and I do mean UP) a few miles to Beech Mt. for a great meal with views at Jackalopes View. You don't want to miss the views up there in Beech Mt
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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If you hike, you can hike Grandfather Mountain, or just drive right up to where the gift shop is and enjoy some beautiful views.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Looks like you will miss the Wooly Worm Festival, but you will be near Mast General Store (Valle Crucis) and all the lovely scenery. I hear the leaves are peaking early this year. You are not far from Boone and Blowing Rock - Appalachian State University. Really, this time of year is so gorgeous with the leaves and cool air that you will not have to "do" anything but be there and soak it all in!
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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If you are interested in local wine, check out:

Banner Elk Winery

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

And the newest that is just opening this month... Linville Falls Winery They don't have a web site and may not be open yet, but they've built a beautiful Tuscan style villa on US 221 between Newland and Linville Falls.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway! Linville Falls Winery is open!
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Western, NC
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Don't forget Roan Mountain.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Sylva, NC...
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If you are interested in local wine, check out:

Banner Elk Winery

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

And the newest that is just opening this month... Linville Falls Winery They don't have a web site and may not be open yet, but they've built a beautiful Tuscan style villa on US 221 between Newland and Linville Falls.
...Linville Falls Winery" has a Facebook page with LOTS of pics too! Will def visit here when we come up soon! their page..https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Last edited by PaintedLady; 06-03-2013 at 05:54 PM.. Reason: changing link for pics
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:58 AM
 
Location: NC High Country
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Have done tastings in the past two weeks at both Grandfather and Linville Falls. At this point, Grandfather Winery is by far the better of the two, both in atmosphere and quality of the wines. Go to both, but give Linville Falls a little more time to get established before passing judgment.
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Sylva, NC...
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Have done tastings in the past two weeks at both Grandfather and Linville Falls. At this point, Grandfather Winery is by far the better of the two, both in atmosphere and quality of the wines. Go to both, but give Linville Falls a little more time to get established before passing judgment.
Thanks Roadpony...will ck. out Grandfather Winery too! Can't wait............
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