Roan Mountain Scenic Drive, Second Highest Mountain In The Appalachian's, 6,285 Ft., 600 Acre Rhododendren Garden Overlook At The Top, Drive The Blue Ridge Parkway, Wildlife Viewing, See Grandfather Mtn, & Zoo, Linville Caverns & Falls, Whitewater Rafting, Ski, Snowboarding & Tubing at Sugar & Beech Mtns. Nearby, Hiking, 15 Waterfalls, Grey Fossil Museum, Boating, Kayaking & Fishing on Lake Watauga, Tweetsie Railroad, Antique Shopping, Appalachian Trail, Gem Mining, Horseback Riding in Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, And The Famous Nascar Bristol Track March Race With the August Night Race. Golf Courses In Both States Nearby.
Golf: There Are 10 to 12 Courses In The Area: The Closest Is Mountain Glen In Newland, North Carolina. Next Is Elizabethton Golf Course In Tennessee. Banner Elk And Boone Offer More Courses, And North Of The Cabin There Are Several Courses In The Johnson City Area. A Listing Of The Courses Is Provided On Our Website.
Ski: The Lazy Bear Lodge Is Only Minutes From Banner Elk, Where You Will Find Three Ski Resorts. Sugar Mountain, Which Offers Not Only Snow Skiing, But Snowboarding And Tubing Also For The Whole Family. They Have Rental Equipment For 3,000 Skiers. Longest Run 1 1/2 miles. Beech Mountain At 5,506 Feet, Offers The Highest Skiing In Eastern North Carolina, Lift Capacity Is 9,300 Skiers Per Hour. Many Shops, Restaurants And Entertainment At The Village. Hawknest Ski Area Is Situated On Seven Devils Mountain In North Carolina. The Ski Area Is Just 30 Minutes From The Cabin. The Mountain Has A Peak Elevation Of 4, 819 Feet Giving A Vertical Drop Of 683 Feet. It Has 20 Acres Of Skiable Area With 12 Trails And 2 Lifts.
Wolf Laurel Located In Mars Hill, At 4,700 Feet, And 82 Acres Of Ski Terrain, Is Geared For The Family Fun, Slopes For The Younger Generation Of Skiers, Kids 5 And Up May Take Lessons From Experienced Instructors. Includes Snowboarding And Tubing Also.