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When you visit the Town of Beech Mountain during 2021, you’ll notice wooden number 40’s all around town. That’s because we became the highest town in eastern America in 1981, and we’ve got a lot to celebrate over the past 40 years! Go to www.beechmtn.com/40th or click on the birthday cake on our homepage to see all the ways we’re commemorating our beautiful little town! Our official birthday party is on May 1st from 12-6 pm at the Buckeye Recreation Center. Join us for a craft fair, food, family games, a tree planting, and a celebration of our veterans. Call 828-387-3003 to…read more
This winter the Beech Mountain Resort offers 17 slopes and 9 lifts, where skiers and snowboarders of all abilities can find just the right run, and tubing and ice skating are available for those looking for a different way to enjoy the cool weather and abundant snowfall.
The Town of Beech Mountain offers the only municipal sledding hill in the southeast. Designed for kids ages 12 and under, the hill is steep enough for the older kids to have fun, with a gentler sloping area for younger children. Parents or other responsible adults are allowed on sleds with preschoolers. Abundant natural snow is enhanced by a snow gun when needed, so there’s plenty of good sledding throughout the winter season.
From Thursday February 20th through Sunday, February 23, 2020, visitors can take a trip down memory lane to the decade of wild fashion, like big hair, neon colors, leg warmers, shoulder pads, and unforgettable movies like Ghostbusters and Back to the Future.
As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our nation, we want to share an update on the steps being taken by Beech Mountain. Beech Mountain is committed to the well-being and safety of our community members and visitors. Like you, we’re concerned about the presence of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the United States and Abroad and the potential effects on our community, visitors and people world-wide and are taking the necessary steps, such as working with the Federal, state and local governments and health authorities to help combat the spread of this pandemic. That being said, in times like this, the resilient nature of our North Carolina Mountain town is not to be underestimated. Now, more than ever, we appreciate our community members who have made Beech Mountain their home over the years, and visitors both new and old who continue to come back time and time again. During this unprecedented event, it is our mission to keep our residents and visitors informed and focus on the health and safety of all those who live or travel to Beech Mountain. While we understand that this will impact your travel plans, we want to keep you updated with the steps we are taking to keep your health and safety top of mind. We’re continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely as it continues to evolve and request that you continue to stay up to date with COVID-19 related updates via the homepage of our website. While you cannot be with us in person during this time, we invite you to do the following: Join in on our efforts to spread a little bit of weekly Beech Mountain happiness using the hashtag #MyFavBeechMtnMemory, tag us in your favorite photos from past trips to Beech Mountain for a chance to be reposted. Follow us via Instagram and Facebook as we share updates and posts in an effort to spread cheer via the hashtag #BeechMountainBeauty. Instagram @BeechMountainNC Facebook @BeechMountain If you are on the mountain, please know that all North Carolina restaurants are prohibited from offering on-site dining. However, five local restaurants are remaining open for carry-out service only. Their hours vary, so you’ll want to call ahead. The available dining options are: Beech Alpen Restaurant: 828-387-2252 Bullwinkel’s: 828-387-2354 Fred’s Backside Deli: 828-387-9331 Mi Jalisco: 828-387-4344 Poppy’s Coffee Shop: 828-278-2016 For your shopping needs, Fred’s General Mercantile is open 7 am-10 pm seven days a week. For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, please refer to the N.C. DHHS website, here. To protect yourself and others, please take the following precautions as recommended by the CDC: Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds; Avoid sharing food and drinks; Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or into your elbow; and Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. We are grateful for the unwavering support of our community and visitors during this time and continue to send our love and thoughts to those who have been affected by this. We send our deep appreciation to those in our community, the healthcare industry and first responders who are working tirelessly around the clock to help stop the spread and impact of this virus. We thank you for considering Beech Mountain and our mountain hideaway. In the words of Dorothy, “click your heels,” we’ll be welcoming you back…read more
On May 1, 2020, North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper issued an executive order moving the state of North Carolina into Phase 2 of the state’s 3-phased reopening plan, easing restrictions on business openings.As we begin to welcome guests back to our beloved mountain hideaway, we ask that residents and visitors please continue to follow The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Resources three W’s while here: Wait 6 feet apart and avoid close contact with others if possible Wear a facemask if interacting with others Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer Many of our valued Beech Mountain restaurants, accommodations, attractions, and shops have reopened and are working with CDC and state guidelines to continue to ensure the safety of their employees and visitors. We ask that our guests respect and adhere to the safety requirements implemented at individual businesses. Please bear with us if you have to wait an extra hour or two before you can check in or enter a restaurant or shop because the delay may be needed to help everyone stay safe. Restaurants are providing takeout and allowing dine-in guests at 50% of capacity with social distancing rules in place. Our restaurants are using rigorous cleaning and distancing protocols developed by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association. Our lodging companies are also following strict cleaning methodologies, keeping guests to 50% of capacity, and sanitizing accommodations between customers. While we have several hotels and condo complexes, many of our vacation homes are spread out over six square miles, so you can have as much space between yourself and others as you would like. Additionally, the town has diligently prepared for the return of visitors by implementing safety precautions to ensure the wellbeing of residents, visitors, and employees at our Visitors Center. When you are ready, we will be ready to welcome you back to our friendly town for an unforgettable getaway filled with an abundance of outdoor recreation options to enjoy. Our great big ‘backyard’ offers visitors a wide variety of hiking, biking, fishing, and boating opportunities that keep you naturally socially distanced. As the highest town in Eastern America at 5,506 feet, Beech Mountain is a naturally remote breath of fresh air and the perfect destination to venture to disconnect and reconnect with loved ones and Mother Nature. Even our summer activities, like outdoor movies, guided hikes, music at the Skybar, scenic lift rides and mountain biking have all been tweaked to keep visitors safe. Please visit DriveNC.gov for real-time information on rest areas, resources, and traffic updates. Many local businesses have re-opened. We will continue to update re-openings…read more
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has announced an easing of COVID-related restrictions to begin at 5 pm on Friday, September 4, 2020. Phase 2.5 is possible because several of the metrics required for lessening of restrictions have been met. Gov. Cooper notes that there is still a need for caution and attention to personal safety. Phase 2.5 means the following for North Carolina, and Beech Mountain: Mass gathering limits will increase to 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors from the current limit of 10 indoors and 25 outdoors. Playgrounds may open. Museums and aquariums may open at 50% capacity. Gyms and indoor exercise facilities, such as yoga studios, martial arts, and rock climbing, as well as skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor basketball, volleyball etc., may open at 30% capacity. Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, indoor entertainment facilities, amusement parks, dance halls will remain closed. Large venues remain subject to the mass gathering limits. Beech Mountain’s Buckeye Recreation Center will be opening to the public on Tuesday, September 8th. Outdoor playgrounds will re-open as…read more