BEECH MOUNTAIN ATTRACTIONS

From hiking, biking and fishing to sledding, skiing and scenic lift rides, Beech Mountain offers a wide variety of outdoor activities and great selection of rental homes, chalets, cabins and logdes, which are sure to make your stay on Beech Mountain truly unforgettable.

After you’ve explored the mountain, take a driving tour along the Hi-Lo Adventure Trail to find many fun activities for the entire family.

4 Seasons at Beech
608 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-4211
beechgetaway.com

5506′ Skybar
1007 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(800) 438-2093
beechmountainresort.com

Beech Alpen Inn
700 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-2252
beechmountaininns.com

Beech Mountain Brewing Company
1007 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-2011, ext. 208
beechmountainbrewingco.com

Beech Mountain History Museum
405 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-4478

Beech Mountain Visitor Center
403-A S Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(800) 468-5506
beechmtn.com

Brick Oven Pizzeria
402 Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-4000
famousbrickoven.com

Buckeye Recreation Center
1330 Pine Ridge Road
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-3003
beechrecreation.recdesk.com

Frazier’s Tavern & Grill
1003 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 504-8085
themilehightavern.com

Fred’s General Mercantile
501 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-4838
fredsgeneral.com

Lake Coffey Recreation Area
111 Lakeledge Road
Beech Mountain NC 28604

Land of OZ
2669 S Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 222-0515
landofoznc.com

Mi Jalisco Mexican Grill
608 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-4344
mi-jalisco-mexican-grill.business.site

Overlook Barn
830 Elderberry Ridge Road
Banner Elk NC 28604
(828) 414-1156
overlookbarn.com

Pinnacle Inn Resort
301 Pinnacle Inn Road
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-2231
pinnacleinn.com

Poppy’s Coffee Shop
1103 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 390-7330
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Shane Park
1492 Pine Ridge Road
Beech Mountain NC 28604

Top of the Beech Inn
606 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-2252
beech-mountain.org

White Wolf Lodge
3363 S Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain NC
(828) 387-4200
whitewolflodge.org

Beech Mountain Club
103 Lakeledge Road
Beech Mountain NC 28604
(828) 387-4208
beechmtn.club

Perry Park
137 Tamarack Road
Beech Mountain NC 28604

Sunset Park
315 N Pinnacle Ridge Road
Beech Mountain NC 28604

WATAUGA LAKE AREA ATTRACTIONS

Butler Museum
123 Selma Curtis Road
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-3534
butlermuseumtn.com

Butler Trading Post
16308 Hwy 67 W
Butler TN 37640
(423) 281-1078
butlertradingpost.com

Boots Off Hostel & Campground
142 Shook Branch Road
Hampton TN 37658
(239) 218-3904
bootsoff.camp

Fish Springs Marina
191 Fish Springs Road #3904
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 768-2336
fishspringsmarina.com

Lakeshore Captain’s Table
2340 US-321
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 725-2201
lakeshore-resort.com

Lakeshore Marina
2285 US-321
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 725-2223
lakeshore-resort.com

Little Milligan Boat Ramp
Lakeview Drive
Butler TN 37640

Pond Mountain Shooting Range
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 476-9700
View information & directions on usda.gov

Rat Branch Boat Ramp
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On US-321, Hampton TN 37658
(423) 735-1500

Shirley’s Home Cooking
3266 US-321
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 768-2092
shirleyshomecooking.com

Shook Branch Swimming Area
1588 US-321 Scenic
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 735-1500
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Villa Nove Vineyards Winery
1877 Dry Hill Road
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-3633
villanovevineyardswinery.com

Watauga Lake Winery
6952 Big Dry Run Road
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-0345
wataugalakewinery.com

Watauga Point Recreation Area
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Hampton TN 37658
(423) 735-1500
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Captain Jack’s Butler Beverage & JJ’s Cafe
17739 Hwy 67 W
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-1600
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Pioneer Landing Campground
105 Cowan Town Road
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-3164
pioneerlanding.com

Pond Mountain Trailhead
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Hampton, TN 37658

Twisting Falls
Hiking Trailhead off Dark Ridge Rd
Elk Mills, TN 37658
(423) 735-1500
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Watauga Dam & Recreation Area
744 Wilbur Dam Road
Elizabethton TN 37643
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Watauga Lake Mercantile
1535 Dry Hill Road
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-3084
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Wilbur Dam Put-In
Wilbur Dam Road
Elizabethton TN 37643

Watauga Point Trailhead
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Elizabethton TN 37643

LAKESIDE LOOP

(105 miles)

This loop is for those who love to hike, fish, swim, and boat, as well as those who just love a well-marked drive, mainly on mountain highways. You’ll find several lovely picnic spots along the way, so pick up lunch or snacks at Fred’s General Mercantile before leaving Beech Mountain. The route includes Lake Coffey and Buckeye Lake on Beech Mountain and leaves the town from Buckeye Creek Road, takes a right on Buckeye Road and left onto US-321.

A short drive along uS-321 takes the adventurer to Watauga Lake, where the shoreline offers a moderate woodland hike to a waterfall. Passing through Hampton and turning left onto US-19E will lead to Roan Mountain, Tennessee, where pleasant hikes along the Doe River or strenuous hikes up Roan Mountain to the Appalachian Trail offer a break from the drive.

Further along on US-19E, the route returns to North Carolina and the town of Elk Park. Just before the town, a left on Old Mill Road and another left on Elk River Road will lead to Elk River Falls. Within Elk Park, an antique shop and the iconic Brinkley Hardware store offer unique shopping opportunities. A left turn off US-19E onto NC-194 N (Elk River Depot restaurant is on the corner) and a seven-mile drive lead bad to a left turn onto NC-184 and up the front side of Beech Mountain.

Barnett’s Guns & Indoor Range
118 1st Avenue
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 896-7123
barnettsguns.com

Boots Off Hostel & Campground
142 Shook Branch Road
Hampton TN 37658
(239) 218-3904
bootsoff.camp

Bob’s Dairyland
8361 US-19E
Roan Mountain TN 37687
(423) 772-3641
bobsdairyland.com

Brinkley Hardware
221 Main St
Elk Park NC 28622
(828) 733-2107
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Elk River Depot Family Restaurant
6460 Banner Elk Hwy
Elk Park NC 28622
(828) 742-1980
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Elk Mills General Store  & Gas Station
5630 US-321
Butler, TN 37640
(423) 768-2094

Elk River Falls
3984 Elk River Road
Elk Park NC 28622
(828) 733-9573
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Fish Springs Marina
191 Fish Springs Road #3904
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 768-2336
fishspringsmarina.com

Hidden Treasures Antique
137 Main St
Elk Park NC 28622
(828) 733-0081
hiddentreasureselkpark.com

Highlander BBQ
8315 US-19E
Roan Mountain TN 37687
(423) 772-0016
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Lakeshore Captain’s Table
2340 US-321
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 725-2201
lakeshore-resort.com

Lakeshore Marina
2285 US-321
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 725-2223
lakeshore-resort.com

Little Milligan Boat Ramp
Lakeview Drive
Butler TN 37640

Pond Mountain Shooting Range
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 476-9700
View information & directions on usda.gov

Rat Branch Boat Ramp
View on Google Maps
On US-321, Hampton TN 37658
(423) 735-1500

Roan Mountain Visitor Center
527 Hwy 143
Roan Mountain TN 37687
(423) 547-3906
View on tnstateparks.com

Shirley’s Home Cooking
3266 US-321
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 768-2092
shirleyshomecooking.com

Shook Branch Swimming Area
1588 US-321 Scenic
Hampton TN 37658
(423) 735-1500
View on usda.gov

Watauga Point Recreation Area
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Hampton TN 37658
(423) 735-1500
View on recreation.gov

MOUNTAIN 2 MOUNTAIN LOOP

(100 miles)

Start this loop anywhere you’d like on Beech Mountain – a restaurant, the resort, a hiking trail… you’ll take Buckeye Creek Road out of the town, turning right onto Buckeye Road, and left when you get to US-321. Continue to the intersection with HWY 67 and take a right toward Mountain City.

Drive through the community of Butler, Tennessee, which was created to relocate residents of the original Butler, which is now underwater in Watauga Lake. Stop at the Butler Museum, grab a bite at the Butler Trading Post or check out Captain Jacks store. A pastoral drive further on HWY 67 brings to you to Doe Mountain, and 8600-acre trail system for off-roading or hiking. You can rent an ATV at Dean Kirby ATV Rentals or bring your own to explore the park .Trail passes can be purchased online.

Continue on HWY 67 into Mountain City – a right turn onto US-421 will bring you to the Johnson County Welcome Center, where you can find information about a wide range of things to do. There are a number of good restaurants in the area, and you’ll also notice several murals throughout the town, part of the Appalachian Mural Trail. For those looking for a treasure, check out the various antique shops between Mountain City and Trade, TN.

Getting back on your adventure trail, continue on US-421 through Trade, Tennessee and back into North Carolina, taking a right turn onto US-321. If you like local variety stores, the Cove Creek Store will be a great stop. Continue on US-321 back to Buckeye Road, and then back to Buckeye Creek Road and return to the Town of Beech Mountain.

421 Creamery
102 Village Square Ln
Mountain City TN 37683
(423) 460-8355
421creamery.com

Butler Antiques
8954 Hwy 67 W
Mountain City TN 37683
(423) 406-4539

Butler Museum
123 Selma Curtis Road
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-3534
butlermuseumtn.com

Butler Trading Post
16308 Hwy 67 W
Butler TN 37640
(423) 281-1078
butlertradingpost.com

Captain Jacks Butler Beverage & JJ’s Cafe
17739 Hwy 67 W
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-1600

Captain Jim’s Restarurant and Seafood
2005 S Shady Stree
Mountain City TN 37683
(423) 501-1010

Country Road Antiques
10548 US-421
Trade TN 37691
(423) 727-0076
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Cove Creek Store
1182 US-321
Sugar Grove NC 28679
(828) 297-2111
covecreekstore.com

Doe Mountain Recreation Area
1203 Harbin Hill Road
Mountain City TN 37683
(423) 460-1296
doetn.com

Elk Mills General Store  & Gas Station
5630 US-321
Butler, TN 37640
(423) 768-2094

Iron Horse Antiques
2303 S Shady Street
Mountain City TN 37683
(276) 492-9689
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Johnson County Welcome Center
716 S Shady Street
Mountain City TN 37683
(423) 727-5800
johnsoncountytn.gov

Knerr’s Vintage Treasures
10032 US-421
Trade TN 37691
(239) 841-3064
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La Cucina Italian Kitchen
6811 Hwy 67 W
Mountain City TN 37683
(423) 728-0205
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Monsoon Thai & Exotic Foods
10630 Hwy 67 W
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-3327
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Mountain Antiques & Collectibles
11190 US-421
Trade TN 37691
(423) 727-4156

Mountain City Antiques and Collectibles
101 Old South Church St
Mountain City TN 37683
(423) 727-1950

 

R&D Campground
900 Mining Town Road
Mountain City TN 37683
(423) 534-4785
randdcampground.com

Sharpie’s Restaurant
11888 US-421 S
Trade TN 37691
(423) 460-1404
sharpiesrestauranttn.com

Sherrys and JP’s Chicken House
693  S Shady Street
Mountain City TN 37691
(423) 460-1250

Suba’s Restaurant
2736 S Shady Street
Mountain City TN 37691
(423) 727-5657

The BeetRoute Coffee Shop & Cafe
122 S Murphy Street
Mountain City TN 37683
(406) 548-7276

Vintage & Rust
2133 S Shady Street
Mountain City TN 37683
(423) 460-1889

Watauga Gorge
2531 Old Watauga River Rd
Sugar Grove, NC 28679

TASTERS LOOP

(85 miles)

During the summer months, adventurers can begin their drive at the Beech Mountain Brewery, with a sampling of craft beers. Poppy’s Coffee Shop also offers a great starting point, with coffees and treats to please everyone. Leave the Town of Beech Mountain on Buckeye Creek Road, turn right onto Buckeye Road, and then left onto US-321.

Five miles later, a right turn onto Greggs Branch Road, straight onto Buntontown Road will lead you to Pioneer Landing Campground on Watauga Lake. Cross the lake on the Buntontown bridge and turn left onto Dry Hill Road and follow the signs to Watauga Lake Winery and Villa Nove Winery. Try the nearby Watauga Lake Mercantile for lunch or a little shopping. Follow Dry Hill Road to Lakeview Drive, and wind through the countryside before turning right onto TN-167 toward Mountain City. Shortly on the left you’ll find School House Commons of Neva, which houses a CrossFit gym, a coffee shop, and a Saturday farmer’s market. Continue on TN-167 to the intersection with US-421. A left turn onto US-421 will lead you on a short detour to Mountian City, which has lots to explore; in summer, the 421 Creamery is a popular spot for ice cream. A right turn off TN-167 onto US-421 will lead toward Trade, Tennessee and on into North Carolina. US-421 will merge with US-321. Wilcox Skating Rink will be on the right. Stop for a blast of nostalgia at this family roller rink.

Continue straight on US-421/US-321 to NC-194 N. Take a right for a pleasant drive to Valle Crucis and the Mast General Store. The Mast General Store Annex houses an old-fashioned candy store, and the unique Jerky Outpost is a little further on Broadstone Road. Turn around and take NC-194 N, a winding scenic byway, up the mountain toward Banner Elk. Take a short detour on Gualtney Road to Deer Run Road for a tasting at the Banner Elk Winery, or continue on for a beer at Kettell Beerworks. Finish your route by following US-194 N through Banner Elk and on up the front side of Beech Mountain.

Banner Elk Winery & Villa
60 Deer Run Road
Banner Elk NC 28604
(828) 898-9090
bannerelkwinery.com

Butler Museum
123 Selma Curtis Road
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-3534
butlermuseumtn.com

Jerky Outpost
2107 Broadstone Road
Banner Elk NC 28604
(828) 260-6221
jerkyoutpost.net

Kettell Beerworks
567 Main St E
Banner Elk NC 28604
(828) 898-8677
kettellbeerworks.com

Mast General Store (Original)
3565 Highway 194 S
Sugar Grove NC 28679
(828) 963-6511
mastgeneralstore.com

Mast Store Annex
2918 Broadstone Road
Banner Elk NC 28604
(828) 963-6511
mastgeneralstore.com

School House Commons of Neva
5500 Roan Creek Road
Mountain City TN 37683
(518) 224-3299
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Over Yonder Restaurant and Fresh Market
3608 NC-194
Sugar Grove NC 28679
(828) 963-6301
overyondernc.com

Rivercross Made in USA
3595 NC-194
Sugar Grove NC 28697
(828) 963-8623
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Sally Nooney Gallery
7137 NC-194
Banner Elk NC 28604
(828) 963-7347
sallynooney.com

Villa Nove Vineyards Winery
1877 Dry Hill Road
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-3633
villanovevineyardswinery.com

Watauga Lake Winery
6952 Big Dry Run Road
Butler TN 37640
(423) 768-0345
wataugalakewinery.com