Appalachian Ski Mtn

The High Country’s first ski area, located in Blowing Rock. Three terrain parks and 12 ski slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Night skiing begins December. Outdoor ice skating arena. Equipment rentals with 2200 sets of skis and 650 snowboards plus clothing and helmet rentals. Snack bar and restaurant on-site.

Mast General Store

The Original Mast General Store opened in 1883 in the rural community of Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Storekeepers tried to have everything the community needed… from cradles to caskets. As a general store, Mast Store offers a variety of goods from fashion to fried chicken cookbooks and toffee to tents.

Our employees are knowledgeable, experienced, and excited about the products we carry and many have crossover interests in several departments. They are happy to provide advice on outdoor gear, fashion accessories, and even cooking tips.

The experience that our guests have both in our stores and in our communities is very important to us. As ambassadors, we want to share some of our favorite places to hike, enjoy a meal, or catch some live music. We have fun at work, and we want to share it with our customers and guests.

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Some of the most beautiful sections of The Blue Ridge Parkway are located near Chetola. Hike the trails, bike the parkway or simply take a drive and enjoy the view. Nearby attractions on the Parkway include: Moses Cone Manor, home of the Parkway Craft Center and several carriage trails; Julian Price Lake, where you can canoe, hike around the lake, picnic and more; and The Linn Cove Viaduct, a marvel of modern architecture, skirting the mountainside and providing incredible views.

Grandfather Mountain

Be inspired by the views from the highest point in the Blue Ridge and escape to a nature sanctuary of global importance. Cross the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, photograph native wildlife in natural habitats and hike some of the South’s finest alpine trails. US 221 two miles north of Linville and one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305, 15 miles south of Blowing Rock. Open all year, weather permitting in winter.

The Blowing Rock

North Carolina’s oldest travel attraction since 1933. Short scenic walk includes views of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock, and Hawksbill. Also enjoy a small garden waterfall, observation tower and unique gift shops. Open daily April-December. Open Thursday-Monday during January, February and March. 9am-5pm, weather permitting. Located on Highway 321 South across from Green Park Inn. Website: