Beech Mountain, North Carolina seems to be the perfect place for a NC Christmas or winter vacation....of course I LOVE it also in the summer with average temps around 70.... but back to the winter part.
It's a quaint little town on top of the world, at least it feels like it - being the highest town east of the Rockies at 55oo foot elevation !
Beech is about 35 miles from Boone NC, 15 minutes to Banner Elk, 2.5 hour drive from Charlotte & Winston Salem, 1.5 hours from Hickory - so very convenient as well.
Beech Mountain normally has a lot of snow in the winter but...... if they don't - Ski Beech is sure to make some for skiiers, snowboarders, snow tubers, sledders and ice skaters. When it does snow on Beech, you are in for a true Winter Wonderland !
The Town of Beech Mountain also makes a lot of snow for the sledding hill beside Town Hall. Tons of sledding fun for kids up to 12..... all for free ! You gotta love that !! Step across the street for hot chocolate, pizza or sandwiches at The Brick Oven Pizzeria-Yum!!
Fred's General Mercantile is always decked out for Christmas. Since it's an old fashioned general store....... you'll feel like slowing down and enjoying Christmas at a more relaxed pace - isn't that what we all need ;-)
There will be a Santa Visit at Fred's Gazebo, 4:00PM to 5:00 PM this Saturday-12/20/08 and the Christmas Tree Lighting at Beech Mountain Chamber office 5:00PM to 6:00 PM
What about an old-fashioned hay ride and bonfire on December 30th - call Beech Mountain 800-438-7325 for more info.
If you are interested in snow skiing, sledding, snow boarding, snow tubing or just relaxing..... Beech Mountain NC might just be the place for you ---- winter, summer, spring or fall.. Cold temperatures are moving back into Beech on Sunday and we MIGHT see snow on Christmas Eve !!
Bring the whole family and stay in our luxury, 5 bedroom, 3 bath vacation home on Beech Mountain, just minutes from Ski Beech !