The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Valle Crucis

(Includes nearby Sugar Grove & Vilas,
and parts of Banner Elk)

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Inside the Mast General Store, Valle Crucis NC   Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, NC   Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Valle Crucis, NC   Valle Crucis Conference Center   Making apple cider at the Valley Country Fair

Valle Crucis, North Carolina

Located high in the mountains near Boone, Valle Crucis NC is an historic community that has been around for 200 years. It is home to the famous Mast General Store, the  Holy Cross Episcopal Church and the Valle Crucis Conference Center, as well as many shops, galleries and studios featuring handmade crafts and art, rustic furniture and pottery. The town is North Carolina's first rural historic district and the entire community is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    Valle Crucis' name means "Vale of the Cross", a reference to a valley in the area where three streams converge to form a shape similar to an archbishop's cross. Valle Crucis began in the 1840's when an Episcopal missionary, William West Skiles, came to the area. He founded the first Episcopal Church in the region as well as the Valle Crucis Mission School. Skiles also founded the first monastic order within the Episcopal Church in the United States, the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross.
 

     During recent years, Valle Crucis has transformed from a little-known rural community to a popular destination for tourists and new residents. The valley's serene scenic beauty and protected location in the mountains  proximate to the Pisgah National Forest have been factors in this recent development. The major attraction in town is the original Mast General Store, which offers visitors a true glimpse into bygone days.

 

Resources
City Website: Valle Crucis:
828-963-6511
Location:
Northern Mountains, 2 hours east of Asheville
County: Watauga County:
County Offices, 842 West King Street, Boone NC 28607; 828-265-8000
Elevation & Population:
2,800 feet, 800+
Visitor/Welcome Center: Boone Convention & Visitor Center
208 Howard Street, Boone NC 28607; 800-852-9506, 828-262-3516
City Chamber of Commerce:
Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 870 West King Street, Suita A, Boone NC 28607; 828-264-2225
County Chamber of Commerce: Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 870 West King Street, Suite A, Boone NC 28607; 828-264-2225
Newspaper: The Watauga Democrat 474 Industrial Park Drive, Boone NC 28607; 828-264-3612 and   The Mountain Times PO Box 1815, Boone NC 28607; 828-264-6397
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Regal Boone Cinema 7 210 New Market Street Centre, Boone NC 28607;
828-262-3330
High School: Watauga High School, 300 Go Pioneers Drive, Boone NC 28607; 828-264-2407
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Appalachian State University, ASU Box 32003, Boone NC 28608  828-262-2000
Hospitals: 
(Nearest) Watauga Medical Center, 336 Deerfield Road, Boone NC 28607; 828-262-4100
Area Major Festivals: Valle Crucis Creekside Bluegrass Festival (June), Valley Country Fair (October)
Area Natural Attractions: Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Pisgah National Forest
Area Cultural Attractions:
Hickory Ridge Homestead, Horn in the WestMast General Store, Turchin Center for Visual Arts, Tweetsie Railroad


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Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Fine Dining
The Mast Farm Inn: (American) 2543 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-963-5857

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Resorts
Valle Crucis Conference Center: (Conference & Retreat Center) 146 Skiles Way, Valle Crucis NC 28691; 828-963-4453
Willow Valley Resort: (Resort) 354 Bairds Creek Road, Vilas NC 28692; 828-963-6551


Bed & Breakfasts
Mountainside Lodge Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 1709 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 877-687-4333
The Baird House: (B&B) 1451 Watauga River Road, Valle Crucis NC 28691; 800-297-1342
Taylor House Inn: (B&B) 4584 Highway 194 South, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-963-5581
The Mast Farm Inn: (B&B) 2543 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 888-963-5857

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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