NC High Country Host Regional Visitor Center

The High Country Host Regional Visitor Center, which is open 7 days a week from 9-5, provides travel information for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, West Jefferson, and Wilkesboro. Pick up state and local maps, Blue Ridge Parkway road and trail maps, brochures, trip itineraries and coupons to local attractions. Stop in for trip planning advice from travel counselors, clean restrooms, a water bottle filling station and dog walk area. Located between Boone and Blowing Rock by the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance.
Location: Blowing Rock
Phone: 828-264-1299

Boone Area Information

The Watauga County Tourism Development Authority, a local tourism development authority, manages,  which provides helpful information on Boone-area dining, outdoor activities, shopping, and events and festivals.
Location: Boone
Phone: 828-266-1345

Blowing Rock Area Information

Blowing Rock Tourism Development and Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce offer a tremendous amount of information about the City of Blowing Rock, a town that is big in soul and charm but small in terms of geography, on  Named a “Favorite Southern Destination” by readers of Southern Living, Blowing Rock offers more than 100 shops, about 25 restaurants, and endless outdoor activities. Visit the website or in person at the Chamber of Commerce located at 132 Park Avenue in downtown Blowing Rock.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Toll Free: 877-750-INFO

BANNER ELK Area Information

The Town of Banner Elk and Banner Elk Chamber manage, which offers great information on local activities, events, and places to see. Within 15 minutes of the town’s single stoplight, you can experience endless outdoor activities, exquisite dining, shopping, and the South’s two largest ski resorts: Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain.

Toll Free: 828-898-5398

Area Weather

National weather services can often be unreliable for forecasting the weather in the High Country.  We recommend visiting the website of one of the local meteorologists for the most reliable weather information for the area.