Explore the top things to do in Boone and the North Carolina High Country

For a convenient place to call home while exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains, choose the Country Inn & Suites in scenic Boone, NC. Check into one of our comfortable hotel rooms and you’ll be close to a variety of things to do, from fly-fishing and rafting to rock climbing and hiking. Get a bird’s-eye view of the area by crossing the Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain or by riding one of the country’s longest zip lines at Hawksnest. In the winter, you can hit the slopes at nearby ski resorts. If you prefer indoor entertainment, browse shops in downtown Boone or check out exhibits at the Appalachian State University arts center, just minutes from our hotel. Every summer, the popular outdoor drama Horn in the West brings 18th-century frontier history to life.

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Appalachian State University

0.99 mi / 1.59 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Mountaineers at Kidd Brewer Stadium, attend a concert in the Schaefer Center, or browse the displays in the visual arts center at this acclaimed university.

Sugar Mountain Resort

12.39 mi / 19.94 km from the hotel
Whether you prefer a winter ski trip or a hiking and biking excursion in the summer, you can explore Sugar Mountain throughout the year.

Beech Mountain Resort

12.14 mi / 19.54 km from the hotel
At Beech Mountain Resort, you can enjoy the outdoors year-round. Ski, snowboard, or tube during the winter, and mountain climb or play disc golf during the summer.

Boone Golf Club

1.92 mi / 3.09 km from the hotel
Challenge yourself at this 18-hole course with scenic mountain views and a pro shop.

Foscoe Fishing Company

7.25 mi / 11.67 km from the hotel
Gather your gear and plan an expedition at the High Country’s only Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing guide company. Cast a line into the Watauga River or other nearby rivers and mountain streams.

Grandfather Mountain

13.77 mi / 22.16 km from the hotel
Pack your hiking boots for an outing at Grandfather Mountain, where you can walk on the Mile High Swinging Bridge and explore miles of trails. Be sure to tour the nature museum to see one of the largest amethysts ever found in North America.