Rest. Relax. Return.

Nestled high in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina is a peaceful rural community untouched for over two hundred years. That place is, Valle Crucis.

Things to Know

Although the first recorded land sale in the area was 1700s, little progression towards a formal community and today’s inhabitance occurred until 1840. A botanist from New York was searching the North Carolina mountains for wild plants when he came upon a beautiful valley. Susan Fenimore Cooper explained his journey in 1890, writing,...


Places to Stay

Recapture a wonderful time in the beautiful Historic Valle Crucis; experience a place that seems one of times past, a place where moments of solitude are as abundant as the rivers and streams that give life to the surrounding hills. Where you check in as guests and leave as friends.


Things to Do

Valle Crucis offers something for everyone. Festivals through out the year include Blood, Sweat & Gears, Music in the Valle and the Valle Country Fair. Valle Crucis also offers various activities for the adventurers in your group. Hiking and Mountain Biking trails that lead to a beautiful waterfall high in the mountain. If you love shopping you can stop by one of our many stores, but make sure and plan a visit to the original Mast General Store, its a must-see...


Places to Eat

Valle Crucis host a variety of dining options. And it's proximity to Boone and Blowing Rock open up even more options. From NC barbeque to authentic italian a great dish is never too far away. And not to mention the great breakfasts you can get from any of our wonderful bed and breakfasts. More than a decade of development has transformed the region’s dining scene from merely memorable to absolutely abundant. Explore this section to find a restaurant (or a few) for your next visit.


35th Annual Valle Country Fair

The Valle Country Fair is an overgrown church bazaar set in the center of one of the most picturesque valleys in the North Carolina mountains at the peak of the fall color season. All monies raised go to fund High Country organizations which serve people in need. Last year more than 10,000 people enjoyed:

35th annual Valle Country Fair, Saturday, October 19

Valle Country Fair - Valle Crucis North Carolina

Crafts, food, mountain music

  • 150 juried fine art & crafts booths
  • Freshly pressed apple cider
  • Hot-out-of-the-kettle apple butter
  • Homemade jams & jellies
  • Brunswick stew, chili, barbecue


  • Valle Crucis Conference Center, NC, Highway 194


  • Free


  • Available adjacent to the fair
  • $5 per vehicle

Date & Hours

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Third Saturday in October (October 19, 2013)

2013 Proceeds to benefit:

  • Children’s Council of Watauga County
  • Circles of the High Country
  • Community Care Clinic
  • Feeding Avery Families, Inc.
  • High Country Women’s Fund
  • Hospitality House
  • Parent-to-Parent Family Support Network of the High Country
  • The Hunger and Health Coalition, Inc.
  • Western Youth Network

Sponsored by Holy Cross Episcopal Church

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14th Annual Blood Sweat & Gears

Blood Sweat and Gears

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The countdown is on for the 14th annual Blood Sweat & Gears. The 100-mile bicycle route, scheduled for Saturday, June 23, sold out in seven hours, and the 52-mile route on the same day sold out in 10 hours.

The BSG is a challenging to strenuous full English century – 100 mile loop ride starting and ending at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, approximately 5 miles south of Boone, North Carolina. The route roughly circles Boone through the outskirts of Watauga County, the heart of North Carolina’s High Country. The terrain is constantly changing with hills of all lengths and curves too numerous to count. The cumulative climbing elevation is 13,000+ feet, with the climb up to the gap at Snake Mountain, milepoint 63, reaching an 18-20% grade near the top.

[quote style="1"]It’s a great area for riding, very hilly, but I’d say it’s the best area for training in the whole of the United States. – Lance Armstrong[/quote] Ride Details


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