How to Plan a Mountain Getaway to Valle Crucis

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When planning a mountain getaway, look no further than Valle Crucis, NC! This inviting mountain town offers everything you need for an easy to plan and memorable vacation, no matter the occasion. With a wide selection of Blue Ridge mountain rentals that can accommodate most group sizes, we would be thrilled to host your next escape! Spectacular views will surround you during your visit, and will make it hard to leave your new home away from home. Gather your loved ones and come enjoy time away from your hectic day to day schedules while nestled in the peaceful and magnificent mountains of North Carolina.

Follow these steps or contact us today to make your vacation planning go smoothly. We can help you plan a trip your friends and family will be talking about for years to come!

Book a Cozy Cabin

Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals offers a variety of NC mountain cabin rentals no matter your group size! Whether you are planning a honeymoon, family vacation, corporate retreat, or a getaway with friends, we are sure to have an affordable, luxurious cabin for you and your group!

Check out some of our top cabins in the Valle Crucis area:


Trillium, one of our cabin rentals near Boone, NC, provides a serene setting for honeymooners or honeymooners at heart! Celebrate your love nestled in the mountains with a stay in this 1 BR/1 BA quaint and private cabin located on Laurel Creek. The soothing sounds of the nearby creek will set the tone for your romantic escape. Take a stroll by the creek to truly experience the beautiful natural sights that surround you!

Lake View

This large four bedroom, three and a half bath cabin near Valle Crucis is a perfect destination for your next family vacation or large group getaway. This spacious, pet-friendly cabin allows you to bring the furry friends along too! This large, yet cozy cabin sleeps 12 comfortably and is the perfect space for a mountain escape. Soak in the spectacular views and take advantage of its convenient location to nearby attractions!

Restful Way

You will enjoy the privacy that this quality, upscale cabin rental near Boone offers from its two acre lot. This cabin offers three bedrooms and three and a half baths, and its main floor family room features a wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV, vaulted ceiling and access to the deck. Enjoy quality time together and good conversation while surrounded by the most spectacular mountain views!  

Our full list of Blue Ridge mountain rentals can be found on our website. Once you have the perfect place to stay, follow these important steps next in your planning process, for a stress free and fun vacation!

Plan for Weather

No matter what time of year you are visiting, we recommend planning ahead and packing accordingly! Valle Crucis and the surrounding areas offer an abundance of indoor and outdoor attractions year round, but packing in accordance for weather will ensure an enjoyable time for all. To get the most out of your vacation, especially in the winter months, keep safety in mind and check road and trail conditions before embarking on your adventures. There are plenty of activities to enjoy no matter what the weather forecast is predicting!

Schedule Your Excursions

Some excursions might book up quickly, especially during peak months so just like weather, plan ahead if you can! You won’t want to miss out on opportunities to take in the surroundings and experience the local offerings at these must see attractions, activities and destinations:

Original Mast General Store

In order to truly experience Valle Crucis, be sure to visit the Original Mast General Store. You will be greeted with southern hospitality and will adore their comfortable rocking chairs and other unique products. Pick up some local jams and jellies, real maple syrup, and stone ground cornmeal to bring a little bit of Valle Crucis home with you. Forgot your hiking gear? No problem! This old country store offers sturdy hiking boots, comfortable casual shoes, and Chacos. A trip to this piece of history is a must do on any trip to the Valle Crucis area!

Zip Lining

Glide through the air and enjoy a wild ride that will likely take you out of your comfort zone! Valle Crucis and nearby towns are home to several zip lining parks such as Screaming Ziplines, Sky Valley Zip Tours, and Hawksnest Zipline, to name a few. Stunning views of the mountain landscapes will be on display in many locations during your vacation, but none quite compare to the thrill of soaking in these views from above while zip lining!

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain truly showcases the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains like no other place! With scenic trails, wildlife habitats, The Nature Museum, and a breathtaking, mile high swinging bridge, you won’t want to miss out on this prime destination.

Hiking & Horseback Riding

Whether you prefer to hike or ride horseback along the trails, there are several chances for you to get up close to nature and revel at the stunning sights and sounds of nature. Check out these scenic spots during your getaway: Dutch Creek Trails, The Greenway Trail, Grandfather Stables, Smoketree Trail, and Bass Lake Trail. There are just a few local spots that offer horseback riding or hiking opportunities.

Tweetsie Railroad

Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals offers several NC mountain cabin rentals near this family-friendly attraction. This unique theme park will have you feeling like you’ve traveled back in time with its Wild West theme. With events and attractions for people of all ages, there is something for everyone on your trip. Visit their website for seasonal hours and upcoming special events.

Rafting & Fishing

Rafting and fishing are both popular activities during the warmer months! If you’re looking for a little adventure, rafting is the perfect option for you and your thrill-seeking travel partners! High Mountain Expeditions and River & Earth Adventures are two local companies who offer experienced raft guides for your excursion. If enjoying the serenity of a peaceful stream or fishing hole is more your speed, you will be impressed by the multitude of fishing spots in the area! First secure a fishing license online and then stop in for a relaxing time at Trout Lake and Bass Lake at Moses Cone Manor, Boone Greenway on Winkler’s Creek, or Brookshire Park on the South Fork New River where you will find a variety of species such as Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Redbreast Sunfish, to name a few.

Skiing & Snowboarding Resorts

In addition to impressive skiing and snowboarding conditions in the winter, these local resorts offer activities and stunning views year round. Visit their respective websites to learn more about the excitement taking place at nearby resorts such as Beech Mountain and  Sugar Mountain. You and your group will enjoy visiting delicious restaurants, taking in the panoramic views, playing disc golf, trying some yoga, taking scenic lift rides, and more!

Enjoy Local Cuisine

You and your loved ones will be delighted by the Southern hospitality and delectable Southern cuisine this area offers. With convenient, local eateries, there is always a nearby restaurant to appeal to every taste! Though our Valle Crucis cabin rentals will offer fully equipped kitchens for you to prepare meals in, you won’t want to miss the tasty offerings at these local restaurants and many more! Visit the area information tab on our website for a more extensive list of area dining destinations.

Roots Restaurant

The cozy atmosphere of this local spot is as inviting as the Southern inspired food is delicious! Stop in for a satisfying dinner and warm up by the fireplace on a cool mountain evening.

Vidalia Restaurant & Wine Bar

Enjoy upscale dining with a Southern twist! Local and seasonal ingredients are featured at Vidalia Restaurant & Wine Bar. Stop in for lunch or dinner at this Boone, NC restaurant.

Bayou Smokehouse, INC

With North Carolina roots beginning in Charlotte, this Banner Elk restaurant brings the flavors of Louisiana to the North Carolina Mountains.

Research Upcoming Events

Valle Crucis and surrounding areas such as Blowing Rock and Boone are all host to many unique events that can be enjoyed by visitors and tourists alike. Get a taste of the local arts or enjoy the musical offerings of talented, local musicians at a variety of specialty and recurring events in the area. If you’re visiting around any holiday especially, you will have the opportunity to take part in many festive events throughout the area. Planning ahead may even provide you with the opportunity to schedule around some of these exciting events that intrigue you!

Contact our friendly staff today to start planning an unforgettable trip to Valle Crucis! We are here to help make the planning process easy for you. You can also visit our website to learn more about our upscale cabins in Valle Crucis, Boone and surrounding areas, plus we offer area information. This list just touches on all of the fun adventures that await you in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Whether it’s your first time visiting or just your first time in a while, we assure you that it won’t be your last! Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals looks forward to hosting your next mountain getaway!