It’s a cool, cool summer
Summer brings sun, warm weather (not too warm, after all, we are one of Eastern America’s coolest towns) and exciting outdoor recreation and mile-high relaxation to Beech Mountain. Beyond hiking, biking and fishing, there are many other fun activities for the entire family.
All day… Every day… Thirty days
On Beech, we officially kick-off Summer in June with our annual Family Fun Month festivities. Bounce houses, live music, outdoor movies, kid’s programs, Land of Oz tours are just a few of the various activities designed for families to enjoy an unforgettable visit to our town.
For the kids
Two “must do’s” for anyone with small kids…visit one or both of Beech Mountain’s specialty themed playgrounds. The Fireman’s Park Playground, located next to a real live fire station, will let your child’s creative mind run wild. Kids can pretend to fight fires on playground equipment that looks like a real fire engine. The park also has picnic tables with grills, a hiking trail and a small stream to play in. Or bring your kids down to Buckeye Playground to “monkey around” in a wonderland of rope swings, ladders, huge logs, and slides. Both playgrounds offer a good time for children and parents!
For kids ages 2-80 yrs-old
You’re never too young, or too old, to take up Golf. Bring your kids to the Mini Golf course located next to Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria and watch the fun as they try to master the hole in one. Who knows, one day, your little one could walk away with the coveted green jacket.
For the 4-legged kids
Unleash some fun… bring your fur babies to Beech Mountain’s bark park where they can roam free, chase a squirrel, make friends and maybe even find love (think Lady and the Tramp). This beautiful “playground” located high above the kite field features two play areas (large/small), a dog watering station, 5’ tall split rail fence and wire mesh, tables and benches, a picnic pavilion with breathtaking views, ample parking and fully equipped waste stations. Lucky dogs!
Saturday night fever?
Put on your red shoes and dance with us. It’s entertainment for the whole family every Saturday evening at 6 pm during the summer months. This free event hosted by the town’s Chamber of Commerce is a fun way for visitors to take in some of the local color by interacting with our town’s most colorful characters as they live up to our motto: The more the beer flows, the more entertaining the dance becomes.
And the band plays on
After Saturday night was basically turned into our outdoor disco, Sunday felt very left out. Enter the Beech Alpen Inn’s Summer Concerts. From Memorial Day thru Labor Day the Alpen Inn host free live music, featuring local bands, on their magnificent backyard lawn.
Buckeye Recreation Center
It’s the Rec Mahal
The town’s Buckeye Recreation Center is a 22,500-square-foot facility offering both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities. You can put those muscles to work in our modern fitness center and weight room; Meanwhile, the little ones can enjoy the outdoor themed playground or our indoor playroom built specifically for children under 12. Perhaps you prefer to take center court and shoot some hoops in our indoor/outdoor basketball courts. But if volleyball is more up your ally, don’t worry, we’ve got those courts too. Or maybe you prefer to indulge your U.S. Open fantasies by sauntering over to our tennis courts and challenging the family to “friendly” match… winner take all! The Rec Center is perfect for getting that much-needed cardio exercise, or for exercising your family’s competitive nature.
Classes and Groups and Workshops… oh, my!
Besides the facility itself, the Buckeye Recreation Center offers a number of recreational opportunities, such as: guided hikes, bird watching groups, sensory night hikes, as well as, instructional programs, like: art camps, craft classes, landscaping with native plants workshops. Yoga, Pilates, Spin and even Zumba… stay fit with a number of daily classes during the summer. And for the young ones, check out Buckeye’s Summer Camp. Learning was never this much fun!
On the lake
Whether you’re training to become a rowing master or just want to coast leisurely on our glistening lake waters, the Buckeye Recreation Center can help with that, as they offer free kayak and canoe rentals to residents and visitors alike.
Come Summertime, the snow has melted, the snow blowers have been stored and the slopes are converted to downhill mountain biking trails, complete with lift access. And the thrills don’t end there…
Oh, but the view
Scenic Lift Rides provide breathtaking views of the High Country and the Blue Ridge Mountains as you climb to an altitude of 5506’ en route to the Resort’s 5506’ Skybar, where an Adirondack chair is waiting for you to sit back, relax and enjoy a cold beverage.
A drink in the clouds…
At 5506’ Skybar – Located at the very top, stands this one-of-a-kind, glass round-house full bar. The deck has Adirondack chairs and picnic tables, for visitors to enjoy panoramic views, tasty food and the free 5506’ Live Music series held every summer.
Is it frisbee? Is it golf? Which is it?
It’s Disc Golf! Ride the chairlift to the top of the mountain and enjoy this unique and challenging 18-hole course that flows across 100 acres of Beech Mountain with spectacular views on every hole.
Start your weekends high…
With the Resort’s Mile High Yoga. Reach for the sky in a peaceful and friendly environment as you perform your practice with a breathtaking view. Yoga classes are held on the deck of 5506’ on Saturday and Sunday mornings and are open to participants of all skill levels. From your first Surya Namaskara to the final Namaste, it’s an experience you won’t forget.
Let the music play
The resort’s Summer Concert Series in one of the largest events in the area. It features ticketed concerts June-August headlined by big-name touring acts. The stage is set at the base of the slopes creating a natural amphitheatre from which to enjoy great music and local eats and drinks.
But wait, there’s more
For further details, please visit beechmountainresort.com
Beech Mountain Club
A private club offering amenities for people to enjoy year-round. Most lodging rentals include use of the club and entitles visitors to partake in the many leisure activities the club provides.
High above par
The only time you want to hear those words in connection is golf is when describing our spectacular 18-hole golf course with magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This William Byrd designed gem extends to 6250 yards in length and due to the course’s elevation, golfers enjoy playing at temperatures that rarely exceed 79 degrees. That’s what we call one cool golfing experience.
Of course, what’s not to love? With 10 Har-Tru composition clay courts, stadium seating and a Pro-Shop, the Beech Mountain Club has one of the High Country’s premier Tennis facilities. That’s not all, USTPA professionals are on hand daily to help members develop their skills through private lessons, clinics and camps for all ages.
You can easily find yourself in a pickle…
A Pickleball match, that is! Located at the heart of the club’s recreation campus, The Beech Mountain Club Pickleball Center has 5 dedicated courts, deck seating and a convenient sports café with a covered pavilion that overlooks the courts. During the summer, an IPTPA certified pro directs the Club’s program which includes private lessons, free clinics, drop in play, and sponsored tournaments.
Lift. Jump. Run. Repeat.
The air-conditioned Beech Mountain Club’s Fitness Center has state of the art machines, traditional free weights, mirrored group exercise room, video workout display, showers and locker rooms. A full schedule of fitness/aerobic classes are offered for members and guests including Zumba, Yoga, Cardio Kickboxing, and Strength and Tone Classes. And it’s all conveniently located adjacent to the pool, so you can add a few laps to your routine.
Because you deserve a special treat, The Beech Mountain Club offers guests a selection of spa services by appointment, including massage, nails, esthetics and waxing.
Make a big splash
The Beech Mountain Club outdoor heated swimming pool offers lap lanes, zero entry and play features. The Pool has lifeguards on duty daily, food service on the weekends and offers water aerobics classes and swimming lessons. So, grab that itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini and go for dip.
Let’s lose the kids
Well, just for the day! Beech Mountain Club offers a day camp program for children ages 5 – 12. Campers enjoy hiking and field trips (on and off the mountain), as well as, Golf and Tennis clinics, the outdoor heated swimming pool, playground, Imagination Station Gazebo, Butterfly Garden, pickleball and basketball courts, Family Fun Zone and Mini Arcade.