Valle Crucis Vacation Guide: What To Eat, Where To Stay, and Places To See

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Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock and all of the High Country's communities are within a short driving distance to this spectacular mountain destination. Follow this guide and experience all the best places to eat, stay, and see in and around Valle Crucis.

What to Eat

Sample the delectable flavors of southern cuisine at these three fine-dining establishments during your stay:

Bistro Roca

Bistro Roca Restaurant in Blowing Rock features the only wood fired oven in the North Carolina High Country, created from bricks recovered from the landmark Antler’s Bar and provides American Bistro fare.

Gamekeeper Restaurant

This unique establishment is a staple of the Boone community and a must-see on your trip! It’s a true gourmet restaurant, with an engaging blend of elegance and local charm making it unlike any other!

Simplicity at Mast Farm Inn

Stop in for dinner on either Friday or Saturday evenings for a culinary presentation unlike any other. Indulge in a delightfully prepared four-course chef’s menu that is customized everyday creating a unique dining experience for locals and travelers alike.

Where to Stay

Valle Crucis North Carolina cabin rentals are some of the most beautiful and popular in the area! Check out these 3 cabins in the Valle Crucis area and many more on our website!


Located on Willow Mountain in the Valle Crucis area this 4 bedroom 4 bath log cabin is waiting for you and your Family or large group of friends. 4-Points offers more than 3500 square feet of mountain living space and will sleep up to 12 comfortably.

Apple Cove

Apple Cove overlooks a serene pasture and has a neighboring pond that makes it  a quiet mountain retreat with modern amenities in the Valle Crucis area.


Scrollrock takes its name from a unique rock formation near the cabin whose shape reminded local residents of the scrolls in biblical stories. This cozy 1 bedroom cabin is perfect for a secluded, romantic escape to the mountains!

Places to See

The Valle Crucis area is surrounded by mountainous beauty that is filled with exciting adventures! Here are 3 things you must see and do during your stay:

Linville Caverns

Though you will be surrounded by spectacular views during your entire stay, take a look inside the mountain and explore the wonders at the only publically accessible caverns in North Carolina.

Boone, NC Shopping

Boone Area shopping is as distinctive as the products that fill the art galleries, craft venues, antique stores, and specialty shops. Pick up a few souvenirs along the way to commemorate this unforgettable trip!


For those looking for a thrill, ziplining through the North Carolina mountains will satisfy that craving! Soar above it all at either Hawksnest Zipline or Sky Valley Zip Tours.