NC Mountain Activities
NC Mountain Attractions
- Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain features the famous mile high swinging bridge. Its peak is the highest elevation in the Blue Ridge chain. We highly recommend this as a day trip during your stay. There are fantastic hiking trails and plenty of natural beauty.
- The Blowing Rock
Yes, there actually is a "blowing rock" in the NC Mountains. This huge rock cliff is said to have such a wind gust, that it is the only place on earth where it snows upside down. It is part natural wonder and part tourist attraction.
- Tweetsie Railroad
"North Carolina's Original Family Theme park" - Tweetsie Railroad is a short drive from A Bear's Den Cabin. There is plenty of live family entertainment including music, magic, clogging, wild west shows and more. The amusement park features a steam engine, fun rides, gem mining, and gold panning.
- The City of Blowing Rock, NC
The town of Blowing Rock is a quaint shopping, dining, and art center. There is the feeling of a mountain village and resort town all in one. A walk through town is a fantastic retreat.
- The City of Boone
Boone, North Carolina is home to Appalachian State University, and some of the best shopping and dinning in the NC high country. Don't miss the Mast General Store and family-style dinning at the Daniel Boone Inn. As a larger city, this is the place to head when in need of a Wal-Mart or Lowes home improvement store.
- Appalachian Ski Mountain
Official website of Appalachian Ski Mountain, NC. This slope is right around the corner from A Bear's Den cabin.
NC Mountain Entertainment
- Horn in the West Outdoor Drama
Located in Boone N.C., this is one of the area's best bets for family entertainment. Enjoy the compelling story of American hero Daniel Boone and the intrepid settlers of America in their journey westward. You are surrounded by the majestic 200-year old oaks the stage was built around and entertained with story, song and dance under the stars. Indian Fire Dance, Revolutionary War Battles, and more.
- Art Gallery Guide
Listings and information on The Acorn Gallery, Ancient Wisdom, The Art Cellar Gallery, Artware, The Benjamin D. Walls Gallery, The Bob Timberlake Gallery, Carlton Gallery, Clark Gallery, Depree Studio & Gallery, Doe Ridge Pottery, Gallery 9, Hardin & Co. Fine Jewelry, J&S Beaumont Pottery, The Main Street Gallery, Morning Star Gallery, Moonstone Glass, New Light Gallery, The Parkway Craft Center at Moses Cone Manor, Rock Gallery of Fine Art, R. T. Morgan Art Gallery, Tatum Galleries, The Weaving Room & Gallery, Wildwoods Gallery, and more.
- Nightlife at HighCountryDining.com
This is a good source for NC High Country restaurants and dining information for Boone, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Beech Mountain and other High Country areas.
- Entertainment from The Mountain Times
The Mountain Times is the primary newspaper of the NC High Country. Visit their Entertainment section for current events. The Mountain Times is an award-winning weekly publication that serves Watauga, Ashe, Avery counties as well as the surrounding communities of the northwestern North Carolina High Country.
- Regal Boone Cinema 7
Located at 210 New Market Street Centre, in Boone, NC.
Regal Boone Cinema 7
NC Mountain Events
NC Mountain Restaurants
- Dan'l Boone Inn
We can't recommend this place highly enough! For over 40 years, the Dan'l Boone Inn has been serving Boone and the high country delicious home cooked meals, just like you remember at grandma's house. Our family style meals begin with a salad in the summer and soup in the winter. Three meats and five vegetables are served along with biscuits, preserves, dessert and beverage. A full family style breakfast is served on Saturdays and Sundays. Jct. US 321-421, 130 Hardin Street, Boone, NC 28607, 828 264-8567.
- Canyons of The Blue Ridge
Canyons offers one of the best views of the NC Mountains from their outdoor porch. They offer a variety of live music and a menu that includes a bit of everything.
- Woodlands Barbecue
The menu features barbecue beef, pork, chicken and ribs. Home style Mexican food as well. A large selection of everyone's favorite appetizers, sandwiches and desserts. Live nightly entertainment. Wide screen T.V. and a small private lounge. Family oriented with a rustic atmosphere.
This site lists several popular Blowing Rock restaurants, as well as links to places in surrounding areas.
NC Mountain Shopping
- Mast General Store - Boone
Mast Store's Old Boone Mercantile is brimming with items from all areas of the Mast Store - mercantile with its cast iron cookware, coffees, and Amish rocking chairs; outdoor and shoes with brand names like Rockport, Asolo, Danner, Lowa, Royal Robbins, Solstice, Sierra Designs, and Jansport; fashion featuring Woolrich, Flyshacker Flannels, handknit sweaters by Northern Isles, and Columbia Sportswear. Also at the Boone location is a treat for young and old alike - 500 old-fashioned, hard-to-find candies overflowing from barrels.
- Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever of Blowing Rock, NC offers a complete collection of log cabin and vacation home furnishings. Whether you live in a log cabin, or just wish you did, you'll be "living lodge" with our unique and distinctive rustic furniture, lighting, kitchen items, bed & bath decor, hardware, gifts & more!
- Bob Timberlake Gallery
Nestled in the majestic North Carolina Mountains, The Blowing Rock Gallery offers many of the same artwork, accessories and gifts featured in the flagship Lexington Gallery.
- Capel Rug Outlet
Capel Rugs is one of America's largest manufacturers and importers of area rugs. Capel's Woven-Flatwoven Collection embodies an incredible diversity of handmade and machine-woven rugs made in America, Europe and the Far East.
- Carolina Log Furniture
Caarolina Log Furniture features handmade wooden furniture and outdoor art.
NC Mountain Accommodations
- NC Mountain Cabin - A Bear's Den Blowing Rock Cabin
A Blowing Rock Cabin is the perfect accommodation for your family vacation or mountain getaway. "A Bear's Den" is a Blowing Rock vacation rental cabin conveniently located between Blowing Rock and Boone, NC. Enjoy hiking and biking trails on the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway. It is everything a North Carolina mountain cabin should be - three bedrooms, two full baths, stone fireplace with gas logs, Jacuzzi tub, rocking chair porch with mountain views. Sleeps 6. Call Chad at 704-258-4665.
- Blue Ridge Vacations Lodging Guide
Blue Ridge Vacations Guide features Western North Carolina Bed and Breakfasts, Log Cabin Rentals, Cottage Rentals, Country Inns, Motels, Hotels, Condo Rentals, Vacation Rentals, Nature Retreats, Conference Centers, NC Ski Resorts, NC Golf Courses, Real Estate, Insurance, Cafes, Catering, Fine Restaurants, Family Restaurants, Shopping, Craft Centers, Art Galleries, Tour Guides, Weddings, Home Builders, Attorneys, and Web Designers.
- Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Cabins Site
The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce website features listings of rental cabins for paid members of the Chamber. A Bear's Den cabin is listed under the B's as A Bear's Den at Timber Ridge.
- NCTraveler.Com Lodging
NCTraveler.Com - Western Carolina's Mountains - This site is sponsored by the Wilcox World Travel and Tours.
- Google Directory NC Mountain Vacation Rentals
A Bear's Den cabin and other NC Mountain vacation rental cabins may be found in the Google directory.
- OVRENTALS.COM Vacation Rentals - A Bear's Den Cabin
Ovrentals.com features many vacation rental cabins in Blowing Rock, NC and other locations.
- VRBO - Vacation Rentals by Owner - Blowing Rock Cabins
We're the LARGEST and most FRIENDLY vacation rental site specializing in PRIVATE HOMES and BY OWNER vacation rentals. You will find thousands of BY OWNER vacation rental properties listed here PLUS fine private homes, condos and apartments offered thru rental agencies and management companies.
- Arbor House Black Mountain Bed and Breakfast
If you prefer a bed and breakfast, we highly recommend the Arbor House in Black Mountain.