3 Huge Reasons to Explore the Heart of the High Country

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One of the most coveted locations for destination living in the Carolinas, the High Country encompasses Blowing Rock, Boone, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, and Linville. Indistinguishable in beauty from the Blue Ridge Mountains and Parkway itself, BRMC’s parcel of pristine mountain land sits at the crossroads to the High Country’s most celebrated locations.

Equidistant from the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock, with huge mountain views in all directions, no location gives families better access to the best in High Country living. If you have a passion for the outdoors, a need for a close-knit community of active people, and an appreciation for the magic of the mountains, then Blue Ridge Mountain Club living is the life for you.

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With unprecedented access to miles of hiking, horseback riding, ATV/UTV riding, fishing, plus scenic views that stretch 50 miles in all directions, life in the High Country invites year-round exploration. The Blue Ridge Mountain Club offers a central location to every type of active lifestyle.

From fishing on the various creeks and streams, 15 miles of ATV trails that criss-cross the property, a giant sports lawn for any manner of pick-up game, plus horseback riding via our partnership with Chetola, the High Country has never been more active than it is at BRMC. And when you’re ready for a lazy day, take a drive along the 50 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway that encompass these magnificent mountains. Stop for a selfie with the mountains and enjoy the crisp clean air that only the High Country offers. 

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The High Country is home to some of the most explore-worthy attractions in the Southeast. Brave the top of Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge or get robbed on the Tweetsie Railroad by renegades and hoosegows.

Spend time at the home of denim king, magnate and philanthropist Moses Cone exploring the craft shop, demo center and carriage trails, then make memories with kids and grandkids while fishing his well-stocked 16-acre trout lake. As the day winds down, treat yourself to the old-fashioned candy barrels at the historic Mast General Store, then drive through picturesque Blowing Rock on your way home to your own heavenly haven at Blue Ridge Mountain Club.