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.


2015 Valle Crucis Fair

37th Annual Valle Country Fair Returns October 17, 2015

Valle Country Fair - Valle Crucis North Carolina

VALLE CRUCIS, NC — The colors, flavors, sights and sounds of harvest season in the Blue Ridge Mountains all come together at the Valle Country Fair in scenic Valle Crucis, North Carolina, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th.  Started as a fundraiser for a little country church, it has grown into an annual happening that attracts thousands and raised more than $40,000 for High Country charities in 2014.

Always held in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, on the third Saturday in October, the Valle Country Fair takes over the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center on NC Highway 194 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Admission is free and ample parking is available in the adjoining field for $10 per car, $25 for a small bus or van, and $50 for a motor coach.

Saturday, October 17,  2015
9 am – 4 pm
​Free Admission

Parking adjacent to the Fair

$10 per car/personal vehicle

$25 per small bus or van

$50 per large bus or motor coach

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Music in the Valle 2014

Music in the Valle 2012
The “Music in the Valle” Concert Series at Valle Crucis Community Park begins Friday, May 23rd, 2014, and continues each Friday evening through September 5th. Admission is free, but a $5 donation to the park per person is recommended. Bring a chair or a blanket and a picnic, as food generally is not available for sale. May 23 – August 8 concerts start at 7:00PM. August 15 – September 5 concerts start at 6:30PM. Invite friends via FaceBook by clicking here. Many thanks to all of our 2014 concert series sponsors! See Schedule at

Music In The Valle Schedule 2014


23rd • The Forget-Me-Nots, sponsored by Wren’s Nest Landscaping
30th • Carolina Crossing, sponsored by Valle Crucis Bakery & Café


6th • The Neighbors, Happy Birthday John Welsh!
13th • Sound Traveler, sponsored by the Valle Crucis Cooperative
20th • The Mountain Laurels, sponsored by Watauga River Partners
27th • Brother Gravity, sponsored by Blood, Sweat, & Gears


4th • Watauga Community Band, sponsored by The Justus and Nettles Ridge ‘Hood
11th • The Sheets Family Band, sponsored by Stick Boy Bread Company
18th • The Worthless Son-in-Laws,, sponsored by Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants
25th • The Lucky Strikes, sponsored by Holy Cross Church


1st • Rescue Jack, sponsored by Rivercross
8th • The Major Sevens, sponsored by A.P.E.
15th • Dashboard Hula Boys, sponsored by Valle Crucis Community Park Board of Directors
22nd • Zephyr Lightning Bolts, sponsored by Dutch Creek Trails
29th • Red June, sponsored by Intersport GroupMast General Store, and Valle Crucis Conference Center


5th • Folk and Dagger, Happy Anniversary Bob and Julie Gates!

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