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More than just unspoiled mountain views and prime lots, Eagles Nest’s expertly planned, state-of-the-art $80 million infrastructure has transformed this beautiful wilderness into a world class luxury community, preserving nature’s beauty and integrity, while providing the amenities you expect and deserve. With ATV trails, fishing, hiking, camping and community entertainment all on-site, you may never wish to leave!

We’re not like other communities. We’re not some fancy golf club. We’ll never make you wear a sport coat to dinner. And our members aren’t trying to outdo each other. They’re too busy having fun. You see, up here, nature’s the star. And we have more family amenities and outdoor stuff for you to do than anywhere else. That’s just a fact. From the Elk River down low to the top of the mountain at 5,200 feet, we not only have something for everyone – we have the right thing for you.

No other community in the region offers the comprehensive array of family amenities and activities as Eagles Nest. This abundant living experience is made all the more desirable thanks to our premier location in the heart of the High Country. From our gates, you are just a stone’s throw from Boone, Blowing Rock, the Blue Ridge Parkway, skiing, dining, shopping, and all the other mountain treasures of Avery County.

Stonewalls Restaurant serves Prime Rib, Seafood, Gourmet Steaks, Fine Wines and Fine Olive Oils & Balsamics. Although we are located in Banner Elk, North Carolina, we serve locals who come from Blowing Rock, Boone, Newland, and Linville, North Carolina. Stonewalls Restaurant is located in downtown Banner Elk, North Carolina located in the heart of The High Country in western North Carolina.

Stonewalls has been locally owned and operated since 1985 and we pride ourselves on our exceptional service and value. Stonewalls offers the finest cuts of beef found in prime rib, sirloin, rib eye, New York Strip and Filet Mignon. Our chicken & ribs are second to none and we have a great lineup of seafood. Our chefs have been performing for years, and our buyer selects the best cuts available. Our salad bar is a destination for locals and for tourists.

Looking forward to hosting you soon!

The Village of Sugar Mountain is the perfect base camp for your next mountain adventure. Here you will discover North Carolina’s largest ski and snowboarding resort, a Frank Duane designed public 18-hole golf course, Har-Tru clay tennis courts, miles of trails to hike or bike, white water rafting outfitters, a range of lodging options, shopping and restaurants.

North Carolina’s High Country is a bonafide winter sports destination. Three regionally distinctive downhill ski resorts within minutes of each other demand more than a rushed, single-day road trip to the slopes. Those diverse ski areas are anchored by equally unique resort towns. Banner Elk, Boone, and Blowing Rock offer a range of restaurants, diverse lodging, and attractions, that span a price spectrum from luxe to minimal bucks. Sugar Mountain Resort sits in the heart of the High Country—and there’s no better time than the heart of the ski season to ski Sugar or neighboring slopes. Between the Martin Luther King, Jr. and President’s Day holidays, there’s a sweet spot of snowy, peak season skiing. A midweek ski trip in the heart of the season virtually guarantees maximum excitement and ski time on the slopes—with ski up to the chairlift convenience.

Special accommodations and discount packages are available for those that are attending an Avery County Chamber of Commerce event!

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SkyLine/SkyBest offers Fiber-Optic Internet, Digital Television, Security Systems, Automation and Surveillance, Voice and Phone systems for residential and business customers. With more than 65 years of service to the North Carolina High Country, SkyLine/SkyBest is the local team you can count on.

Since 1987, the Frank James-SkyLine Scholarship has awarded more than a half million dollars in college scholarships to deserving high school graduates and our state and our national association affiliations provide additional scholarship opportunities to our region’s youth, including the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship.

As an investment in the future of our communities, we place a strong emphasis on working closely with our local schools to fund technology in the classroom, provide youth leadership opportunities and to expose young people to the possibility of realizing career opportunities in telecom locally through our growing internship and Career Day programs.

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We specialize in heating and air conditioning installation, as well as HVAC repair and maintenance. At Avery Heating & Air Conditioning, it is our mission to provide our customers with a stable, reputable HVAC company that offers professional service you can always count on. As a locally owned heating and air conditioning contractor, our NATE-certified technicians are available 24/7 to help with heating and cooling system emergencies. Our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee will ensure that you are happy with the end results!

We offer both residential and commercial HVAC services, and our energy-efficient products will help lower your energy bills. Our eco-friendly geothermal systems are available for both residential and commercial properties, and we offer budget-friendly financing for our customers.

Beech Mountain is the highest town in eastern America, with a peak elevation of 5506 feet. This provides the perfect climate for outdoor adventure, both summer and winter. Originally conceived as a resort community, the Town is home to over 2200 second homes, many of which are available for rent, as well as 350 full-time residents. Over 50 businesses call the mountain home as well, including a ski resort and the much-beloved Land of Oz theme park.

The Visitor Center next to Town Hall is open six days per week, and provides information about the town and High Country region. In winter, the Town Sledding Hill is in full swing beside the Visitor Center, providing a safe, free area for sledding for kids 12 and under. Just across the street, next to the Brick Oven Pizzeria, is the Town Kite Field, where the Mile High Kite Festival is held each Labor Day weekend. Numerous other events take place there as well, and the Beech Mountain Resort is allowed to use it for overflow parking during peak winter ski weekends.

The Town boasts two lakes and three miles of Mountain Heritage-designated trout waters, and it is the highest town on the North Carolina Birding Trail. Twenty-seven miles of hiking and mountain biking trails provide opportunities to explore the mountain for all ages and ability levels.

Beech Mountain TDA & Visitor Center is a Count On Me NC certified business.

At Carolina West Wireless, we understand the importance of keeping you connected on the go. Whether staying in touch with family, maintaining a business or purely social, we are committed to providing you the best nationwide coverage and local service available.

With our advanced network and technology, we provide superior national and local wireless coverage with products, plans and services to meet your every need. From smart phones to wireless modems and hotspots, we have everything you will need to stay connected, at prices you can afford.

When on Beech Mountain, come visit the highest pizzeria east of the Rocky Mountains. At over 5000′ in elevation, this is the COOLEST place to be, in more ways than one!

We serve pizza, pasta, sandwiches, hoagies, High Risers, salads, coffee bar, Ice cream, Fudge, homemade chocolates, beers from all over the world, and we have a full bar, arcade, mini-golf and New Fire Pits!!!


A wonder-filled haven for rejuvenation, excitement and family memories, Grandfather welcomes you with panoramic views from the Mile High Swinging Bridge; bears, cougars, otters, a golden eagle and deer in their natural habitats; a fudge shop; a natural history museum; hiking trails; friendly naturalists; gift shops a restaurant, and more!

Anyone who visits Grandfather Mountain discovers a place that inspires awe through natural wonders. You’ll never experience the same mountain twice: today you might come face-to-face with an owl, another day you may see rare wildflowers in bloom. Just talk to one of our naturalists to understand more about these living treasures and learn where to find them. There’s nowhere else on Earth that you can enjoy such a variety of mountain life in one amazing place.

Reid’s Catering has been providing high quality food service for over 16 years in the North Carolina High Country. Owned and operated by Tina Houston, Reid’s Catering specializes in cuisine for any occasion. Houston’s diverse culinary background lends itself to varied menu possibilities, ranging from traditional favorites to ethnic flavors from around the world.

Every event is unique, and our passion for food and entertaining ensures that each client and event receives unparalleled personal attention. Innovative custom menus, with emphasis on the freshest, seasonal ingredients, paired with professional, personal service place Reid’s hand-crafted foods in demand.

Like many other successful companies, we came from humble beginnings. Mountain Community Bank opened in 2004 to serve the Western North Carolina market. But our story started back in 1939 when a group local business owners and leaders in downtown Elizabethton, TN opened Carter County Bank. William B. Greene Jr. purchased Carter County Bank and First People’s Bank from the Carroll Reece family in 1964 making him the country’s youngest bank president at the age of 26. Over the past 75 years, we expanded to include 6 branches throughout Carter County plus Mountain Community Bank.

Mr. Greene and his father, William B. Greene Sr., soon realized there was an opportunity to expand to the rest of the Tri-Cities area and opened Bank of Tennessee in 1974 in downtown Kingsport, TN. Forty years later, Bank of Tennessee’s presence included locations in Bristol, Johnson City, Gray, Erwin, Nashville TN, and an Operations Center located near the Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

In January 2013, Carter County Bank and Bank of Tennessee joined together to form one financial institution. Combining two strong financial institutions meant we could remain competitive in our pricing and technology offerings. With 98% of the ownership located here, and 100% of the business decisions made in the Tri-Cities, we are genuinely a locally owned and operated company.

We are a full service community bank that understands the challenges and opportunities our community faces, and we can help by providing financial solutions to meet your goals.

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