Business Directory

The High Country Local First members you find in this directory are locally-owned, independent businesses who are committed to quality of life in our region. Each strives to improve business practices for the benefit of our community, economy, environment and workplaces.

When you support those listed in this directory, you support good business for a great community. Thank you for choosing to do business with High Country Local First members. Friends and neighbors depend on each other to keep our community strong.

Business Categories

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Art & Design | Beer/Wine/Spirits | Building Materials | Cleaning Services | Coffee and Tea | Community Development | Computer Services & Supplies | Construction/Carpentry | Fitness | Government | Health Practitioners | Human Services | Landscape | Legal | Marketing and Communications |Organizations | Pet and Family Care | Photography | Printing, Copies, Signs | Real Estate | Recreation | Recycling and Waste Management | Restaurants, Bakeries, Cafes, Delis | Retail | Salons and Spas | Specialty Shops | Sporting Goods | Travel and Tourism/Outdoor Recreation | Video Production | Web Hosting and Design


Arts & Design

Art Mart & Academy

John Bond

Contact Info:

828.264.3135
www.artmartacademy.com
artmartacademy@gmail.com

Address:

681 W. King St.
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Art Mart has been in the High Country for over 30 years and has extremely knowledgeable staff to answer all of your art supply questions. We offer the greenest selection of supplies around, including drawing pads, pencils, xatives, storage boxes, and more. Art classes for children and adults are offered as well. Call for our schedule.

Orchard Hill Media

Jimmy Davidson

Contact Info:

828.297.7673
www.orchardhillmedia.com
jdavidson@orchardhillmedia.com

Address:

136 Charlie Thompson Rd.
Vilas, NC 28692

Business Details:

Orchard Hill Media offers professional graphic design, illustration, and photography. Services include logo design, identity systems, posters, signs, brochures, displays, website design, technical illustration, information graphics, courtroom exhibits, photography, and more. Based in the High Country and available to meet with you in person about your project.

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Beer/Wine/Spirits

Appalachian Mountain Brewery

Sean Spiegelman

Contact Info:

828-263-1111
www.appalachian
mountainbrewery.com

Address:

163 Boone Creek Dr.
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

AMB is a craft brewery that supplies fresh, flavorful beer while maintaining a strong emphasis on both sustainable values and the local community. Although our craft is beer, AMB is much more than a brewery. The founding goals and principles of AMB go well beyond the pint glass and focus on ideals that strive to empower individuals, support local enterprise, and give back to the greater Appalachian region.

Peabody's Wine & Beer Merchants
Contact Info:

828-264-9476
www.peabodys
wineandbeer.com

Address:

1104 Hwy 105
Boone, NC 28605

Business Details:

Peabody's has been the high country region's local choice for wine, beer, cigars, accessories, gift baskets, wedding and party planning, and gourmet food since 1978.

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Building Materials

Mountain Lumber Company

Brent Simmons

Contact Info:

Boone: 828.963.7524
Banner Elk: 828.898.8545
www.mountainlumbercompany.com

Address:

9877 Hwy 105 South
Boone, NC 28607

2059 Tynecastle Hwy
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Business Details:

Mountain Lumber is a locally owned building supply offering a wide selection of custom and specialty architectural materials for building professionals, designers and homeowners, with emphasis on locally sourced green building materials.

Miller's Supply, Inc.

David & Terri Miller

Contact Info:

Zionville: 828-297-4488
Miller's Supply, INC. on Facebook

Address:

155 W. Slabtown Road
Zionville, NC28698

Email: millersupplyinc@gmail.com

Business Details:

Miller's Supply is a family owned and operated business since 1977. We carry a large variety of farming, gardening, livestock and building needs.

Construction/Carpentry

Headwaters Enterprises, Inc

Chase Ambler

Contact Info:

Phone Number:
828.964.1097

Website:
www.headwaters.us

Email:
chaseambler@headwaters.us

Address:

P.O. Box 3315
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Headwaters Enterprises, Inc. is a small, quality oriented company located in the North Carolina High Country. We hold an Unlimited Building License with the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors, which allows us to do both residential and commercial building projects, our work is a mix of residential and commercial, new construction and remodeling.

Mountain Construction

Mark H. Kirkpatrick

Contact Info:

Phone: 828-963-8090

Address:
1345 Poplar Grove Rd. S
Boone, NC 28607

Email: info@mountainconstruction.com

Website: mountainconstruction.com

Details:

We are full service general contractors, re-modelers and log and timber frame builders. Mountain Construction is an NAHB Certified Green Professional and Energy Star partner.

Resource Wood Inc.

Bucky Black

Sustaining Member

Contact Info:

Phone Number:
828-773-1093

Website:
www.resourcewood.com

Email:
buckyb@skybest.com

Address:

505 Locust Lane
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Local Lumber and custom woodworking. We specialize in crafting projects from heirloom & orphaned logs, wide slab boards and mantels

Blue Ridge Energy Works, LLC
Contact Info:

Phone Number:
828.355.9143

Website:
www.brewgreen.com

Address:

PO Box 1067
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Blue Ridge Energy Works, LLC is based in Boone, NC in the heart of the High Country. We specialize in solar and wind energy systems, microhydro energy, energy efficiency, and high performance insulation, we perform energy audits, install various forms of insulation (spray polyurethane foam is our specialty) and install sealed crawlspace systems. We are also a licensed NC General contractor (#65458) and can help you with your high performance construction project.

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Landscape

Wren's Nest Landscape and Garden Center

Warren Keyser and Brett Clement, Owners

Contact Info:

Phone Number:
828-963-8864

Address of Business:
158 Broadstone Rd
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Email Address:
Wrenscape@skybest.com

Details:

We are a family-owned, full service landscape provider offering landscape design and installation, water features, hardscape installation, and more since 1999. We are a fully-insured company with a North Carolina state pesticide license, and are also a registered North Carolina Landscape Contractor. Our Garden Center is open from mid-April through October, and we carry a wide variety of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. Our plant material comes from North Carolina growers and Johnson County, TN growers. We also carry pottery, glassware, and garden products including organic fertilizer, soil, and compost. During winter months we also offer snow-removal services.

The Mustard Seed Market
Contact Info:

828.295.4585
www.themustardseedmarketnc.com

Address:

5589 Hwy 321 S
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Business Details:

The Mustard Seed Market is the High Country’s favorite destination garden center, rooted since 1992 on Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock (1 mile north of Blue Ridge Parkway). We offer a beautiful selection of unique plants, landscaping services, wonderful relics for your garden and home, and inspiration for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.

Homestead Mushrooms
Contact Info:

919.360.8841

Address:

176 Parkway Ridge Dr.
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

We empower people to sustainability grow healthy gourmet mushrooms in their home and backyard.

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Cleaning Services

One Earth Natural Cleaning L.L.C.

Emily Tunstill

Contact Info:

(828) 355-9486

Website:
www.oneearthnaturalcleaning.com

Email:
ewilson.oneearth@gmail.com

Business Details:

Founded in May of 2011, One Earth Natural Cleaning L.L.C. is a new business in the High Country that focuses on maintaining clean homes while not sacrificing the health of the people and animals that live there. One Earth uses only all-natural, biodegradable products that are environmentally sustainable and safe to use around both people and animals. We are currently serving residential and vacation homes in the Boone, Blowing Rock and Valle Crucis areas. Special events and moving in/out cleanings are also available. Please call or visit our website to set up a free walk-through of your home. If you are looking for a healthier way to keep your home clean, look no further than One Earth Natural Cleaning L.L.C., Your High Country Natural Cleaning Solution.

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Coffee and Tea

Contact Info:

828.406.2021
www.baldguybrew.com

Address:

368-4 Hwy 105 Bypass
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

The BGB is committed to using organic, shade grown beans to support farmers using sustainable practices which maintain an equitable partnership between birds, farmers, consumers, and the environment. By offering certified fair trade coffees, we are making an ethical choice because every pound we sell will make a difference in coffee growing communities. Call it what you will, but there is an art to roasting coffee. By cupping all of our coffees, we are able to determine the right time & temp. profile for roasting our coffee…ensuring that our customers get what they pay for: the best stinking cup of fresh roasted coffee they ever tasted!

Espresso News/Mosaic Books

Uijin Park

Contact Info:

828-264-8858

Address:

267 Howard St.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Since 1994 Espresso News/Mosaic Books has been a local favorite in Boone. Coffee beans are roasted on site, muffins, scones and soups are made fresh daily, there are books and magazines and places to sit and chat or nooks to hide in to enjoy some solitude. If you want to get a taste of the High Country local scene, stop by Espresso!

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Community Development

Destination by Design
Contact Info:

828.386.1866

Address:

8115 W. King St., Suite 2
Boone, NC 28607
www.dbdplanning.com

Details:

DBD is a planning, design, and promotions firm focusing on vibrant downtowns, outdoor recreation, and place branding. Our passion is to enhance quality of life, create value, and cultivate healthier places to live.

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Computer Services & Supplies

Nordic PC
Contact Info:

828.263.8359
www.nordic-pc.com

Address:

7881 NC Hwy 105
S Ste B

Business Details:

We are committed to solving your IT problems through innovative and cost-effective solutions. In addition to business support including servers, networks, and wireless systems, we are also the High Country's Premier computer support and sales company.

Deer Valley Racquet Club
Contact Info:

828.262.3337
www.deervalleyclub.com
Email:
tennis@deervalleyracquetclub.com

Address:

507 Bamboo Road
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

The family place to be in Boone- indoor/outdoor tennis, indoor/outdoor swimming, basketball, racquetball, fitness training, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, childcare and so much more.

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Government

Watauga County Economic Development Commission and Office of Economic Development
Contact Info:

828.264.3082
www.wataugaedc.org

Address:

331 Queen Street, Suite A
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

The mission of the Watauga County Economic Development Commission and Office of Economic Development is to aid in the creation and retention of jobs, to help sustain and grow local businesses, and to increase the incomes of the citizens of Watauga County.

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Health Practitioners

Burton Moomaw Acupuncture
Contact Info:

828-264-2322
www.burtonmoomawacupuncture.com

Address:

184 South Depot St.
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Personalized, professional healthcare in a quiet, relaxing setting. Using natural medicine to restore and maintain health.

The Wisdom Tree
Contact Info:

828-964-7600
www.thewisdomtreenc.com thewisdomtreenc@gmail.com

Address:

240 Shadowline Dr. #6A
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

- Therapeutic Massage, Body, Energy, Spirit work
- Workshops, Meetings and Seminars
- Exercise and Movement Classes and more!
- All ages welcome

Blue Mountain Center for Integrative Health
Contact Info:

828.265.1455
bluemountaincenternc.com

Address:

1064 Meadowview Dr.
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

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Human Services

Stepping Stone of Boone

David Brumfield / Christa Capua

Contact Info:

828.265.7078
info@steppingstoneofboone.com
www.steppingstoneofboone.org

Address:

P.O. Box 2318
643-L Greenway Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Stepping Stone is a private, outpatient medication assisted addiction treatment program that specializes in helping individuals and families in the High Country who are struggling with dependency. Our mission is to be a positive and supportive presence in the community, through the lives of the people we serve, in our collective pursuit to successfully cope with the disease of addiction.

High Country Academy
Contact Info:

828-260-5692
www.highcountryacademync.com/ highcountryacademync@gmail.com

Address:

719-A Greenway Rd., Box 15
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

High Country Academy is a private tutoring academy and learning center in Boone that serves students in grades K-12.

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Legal

Capua Law Firm

Paul Capua

Contact Info:

828.264.0260
www.capualawfirm.com

Address:

164 Depot St.
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

At Capua Law Firm, PA, our trial lawyers have decades of experience representing companies and individuals in complex state and federal trials, as well as international and domestic arbitrations. Our mission is to apply the focus and preparation we learned through our experience as lawyers at large firms with flexibility and efficiency in a boutique firm setting. We strive for strategic yet practical results and long-lasting client relationships. We are a trial firm representing companies and individuals in business and fraud disputes, insurance recovery and personal injury claims, real estate litigation, consumer protection suits, and construction and employment cases and class actions. The firm was founded in part because of its desire to undertake complex engagements on alternative fee bases, such as contingency and flat-fee arrangements.

Contact Info:

(828) 264 6126
fax:(828) 264 7743
csheets@dwc-law.com
www.dwc-law.com

Address:

P O Box 193
642 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

di Santi Watson Capua & Wilson is a premier law firm that strives to achieve results that exceed expectations through our commitment to our clients. We handle complex and sophisticated matters being accessible, efficient, responsive and technologically sophisticated.

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Marketing and Communications

Todd's Calendar

Todd & Miel Mortensen

Contact Info:

828-964-5404
ToddsCalendar.com

Business Details:

ToddsCalendar.com is the The High Country's only comprehensive and searchable online community events calendar. We feature 30 event categories, town/county/keyword searches, and anyone can post a public event for FREE. We offer great monthly giveaways to local events or for local merchandise and we partner with a non-profit each month to raise awareness about the important work being done in our community.

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Organizations

Contact Info:

P.O. Box 67, Boone, NC  28607
contactbrwia@gmail.com

Details:

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) is dedicated to strengthening the High Country's local food system by supporting women and their families with resources, education, and skills related to sustainable food and agriculture.

New River Organic Growers

Founding Member
Caleb Crowell - Marketer

Details:

New River Organic Growers (NROG) is a nonprofit cooperative of farmers located in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. Our goal is to provide fresh produce and humanely raised meats to consumers in North Carolina, to help preserve farmland by improving the success of our own farms through the pooling of resources for marketing and transport, bulk purchasing of farming supplies, sharing and coordination of information, and to educate the general public about the benefits of sustainable, local farming and consumption.

Contact Info:

(828)963-4656
www.highcountrycsa.org
highcountrycsa@gmail.com

Address:

410 Justus Rd.
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Details:

High Country CSA is a multi-farm CSA, which reduces the risk of crop failure for the consumer, as any member farm can provide if one comes up short. This model also increases the variety of food available: each season HCCSA members typically receive varieties of over 50 different vegetables in their share.

NC Cooperative Extension, Watauga Center

Founding Member
Jim Hamilton, director

Contact Info:

(828) 264-3061
http://watauga.ces.ncsu.edu/

Address:

971 West King St.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Watauga County Cooperative Extension provides residents easy access to resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University on a wide array of topics.

Contact Info:

828.386.1537
www.blueridgeseedsofchange.org

Address:

171 Grand Ave.
Lower Level
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Social Enterprise committed to building regional food system that strengthens economies, improves health and reduces poverty in the Blue Ridge of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Pet and Family Care

Mountain Dog and Friends
Contact Info:

(828) 963-2470
126 Taylor Rd.
Foscoe, NC 28618
www.mountaindogandfriends.com

Business Details:

"Mountain Dog is dedicated to the health, happiness, and well being of dogs and cats. We’re easy to reach from anywhere in the Boone area, below Grandfather Mountain in the stately stone house in Foscoe. “Every product we carry is carefully selected to give customers the best, safest, and most effective products for the wellness of their animals,” says owner Cathy Johnson. “Safe, high quality food is the key to a healthy animal, lower vet bills, and a longer, happier life."

Mountain Dog and Friends carries toys, grooming supplies, a wide variety of unique beds, bowls, travel accessories, outdoor gear for the mountain dog-owner lifestyle, and many other products not found in the average “pet store."

The Pet Place
Contact Info:

(828) 268-1510
240 Shadowline Dr.
Boone, NC 28607
www.petplaceboone.com

Business Details:

The Pet Place is a locally owned, full service pet store serving the community since 2000.In addition to carrying holistic pet foods and treat we sell everything you need to take good care of your pets. We also carry birds, fish, small mammals, reptiles, habitats, wild bird feeders ands supplies and much more. Our staff provides the best customer service in The High Country along with many years of experience and the desire to share that knowledge. Be sure to stop by or visit our website to join our mailing list and frequent buyer program for money saving discounts and advance notice of special events. We are open 7 days a week; Monday through Saturday 9:00AM -9:00PM and Sunday 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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Photography

Appalachian Local Photography

Alistair Burke

Contact Info:

828-264-5630
alistair.burke@gmail.com

Business Details:

Beautiful press printed products featuring local photography from Appalachian farms and neighborhood farmer's markets. Postcards, Prints, Posters. Also available for your specific photography needs: portraiture, homes and pets.

Photography by Tommy White

Tommy White

Contact Info:

(828)773-0369
www.photographybytommywhite.com
white_tommy@bellsouth.net

Address:

617 West King St.
Boone, NC 28607
Located upstairs from Boone Drug

Business Details:

Weddings, Fine Art Portraiture, Area Landscapes

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Printing, Copies, Signs

Contact Info:

Phone: 828-265-2800
Fax: 828-264-3499
www.creative-printing.com
info@creative-printing.com

Address:

1738 NC Hwy 105 Byp
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Creative Printing is here for all your printing, copying, signs and multimedia needs. We have the most affordable and reliable printers, offering you the following services: printing, copying, online print ordering, wide-format printing, full color printing of brochures, newsletters, business cards and more. Web design and hosting, 8mm, 16mm, Hi8, digital 8, miniDV, BETA or VHS to DVD conversions, signs, banners, yard signs. You name it . . . We can do it all. We offer discounts, as well as a wide variety of marketing and logo design services. Now offering full color wide format scanning (up to 36 inches wide by 50 feet long).

M-Prints, Inc.

Stuart Mangum

Contact Info:

828-265-4929
www.mprintsinc.com
stuart@mprintsinc.com

Address:

713 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

M-Prints offers custom screen printed and embroidered apparel. All work is done in-house. Serving the High Country since 1991, M-Prints offers friendly, professional service from a staff with over 65 years of combined experience. Whether you need a dozen shirts for your staff or hundreds of shirts for an event, call M-Prints and shop ‘Local First’.

Precision Printing

PJ and Liz Ollis

Contact Info:

Phone 828-265-0004
Fax 828-265-0174 info@precisionprinting.com
www.precisionprintinggroup.com

Address:

1302 Blowing Rock Road
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

We are your one-stop-shop! We produce digital printing, offset printing and large format printing. Our specialty services include bindery, foil stamping, padding, pocket folders, etc. We provide promotional products, such as, hats, pens, t-shirts, tote bags, etc. We are your source for any kind of mailing needs. Our sign shop produces vehicle graphics, sand blasted signs, corrugated signs, aluminum signs, polymetal signs, komotex signs, vinyl banners, license plates, and magnetics. Our specialty is the best customer service in the High Country and quick turn-around meeting your deadline on time, every time. We look forward to serving you!

SOS Printing

Kevin Conway

Contact Info:

828-264-4262
sosprinting@bellsouth.net

Address:

130 N Depot Street.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Local, dependable print and copy facility, including full color, since 1973. Only a short walk from Appalachian State University and downtown Boone. This is a family owned business that does excellent work with bumper stickers, posters, letterhead, business cards... you name it!

Contact Info:

828.262.0027
www.gpostal.com

Address:

207 Market Center
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Signs (All Formats), Printing, Promotional Products, Shipping, Posters, Marketing, Graphic Design, Architectural Printing, Web design, Apparel, and Courier Service.

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Real Estate

Contact Info:

Phone: 828.297.1000
aplusrealtync.com

Address:

201 Westside Dr.
Vilas, NC 28692

Details:

We will be happy to provide all the information you need to buy or sell real estate in Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, and communities of Ashe County, Avery County, and Watauga County, and Mountain City, Trade, and communities of Johnson County TN. As the premier real estate agents in Boone, we look forward to serving you and will be happy to help at any time.

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Recreation

Contact Info:

Phone: 828.263.0011
www.goplayhouse.org

Address:

400 Tracy Cir
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Looking for things to do with kids in the High Country? Families play and learn together at The Children’s Playhouse - rain or shine! This High Country destination is located in Boone and close to Blowing Rock, Jefferson, Banner Elk, Wilkesboro, and Mountain City. It offers flexible hours for open creative indoor/outdoor play as well as great classes for kids and adults. Come enjoy our Vet Clinic exhibit, Arts & Crafts studio, Child’s Discovery Garden with Gnome Home and water pump, indoor Romp & Stomp area with ball pit and climbing wall and more. Parents enjoy complimentary coffee and tea and an extensive parent resource library. Appropriate for infants through age eight. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5 per person and yearlong memberships are available; see www.goplayhouse.org for more information..

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Recycling and Waste Management

Contact Info:

828.406.4061
hcrecyclingllc@gmail.com

Address:

6400 US 421 North (On the right, just before Skateworld)

Details:

"We buy ALL types of metal." This community supporting crew accepts steel, aluminum, copper, brass, precious metals, stoves and refrigerators.

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Restaurants, Bakeries, Cafes, Delis

Contact Info:

828-963-6301
www.1861farmhouse.com
alison@1861farmhouse.com

Address:

3608 Broadstone Rd.
Valle Crucis, NC

Details:

The 1861 Farmhouse offers a dining experience unlike any other. This 151-year-old, elegant Victorian farmhouse sits at the top of a gentle hill in timeless Valle Crucis. Visitors can "sit a spell" in the rocking chairs on the spacious front porch while enjoying a glass of private label 1861 Farmhouse wine, while taking in the peaceful views of the Valle. Come inside, and step back in time in this beautifully restored Civil War-era home, featuring two Victorian dining rooms and an "old world" wine room constructed from the two original brick rooms of the house. The 1861 Farmhouse has its own organic garden which produces the vegetables we serve in our restaurant. It doesn't get any more authentic than this!

Come Back Shack

Scott Prewitt
Steven Prewitt

Contact Info:

828-264-2797
www.comebackshack.com

Address:

1521 Blowing Rock Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Come Back Shack offers hand-pattied burgers, all-natural chicken sandwiches, vegetarian burgers, hand-cut fries, and homemade sweet potato chips. They offer an array of fresh toppings from blue cheese and bacon to spinach and avocado. They make their sauces and dressings from scratch in-house. Their own crew renovated the building to create a warm and friendly local vibe. Eat inside their cozy dining room, or outside on one of their two decks--or drive-thru if you're in a hurry!

Contact Info:

828-865-9591
www.galileosboone.com

Address:

1087 West King St.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Galileo's is a locally owned family business that is happy to be a part of Boone. We strive to provide our customers an interesting menu featuring as much local food as we can provide, a dynamic nightlife featuring: Trivia Night Mondays, Karaoke Fridays & Live Music Shows and a relax atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. To show our commitment to local causes, we have partnered with OASIS to give back 1% of our sales to help end domestic violence here in Watauga County.

Hours Monday through Thursday 3pm-12am

The Gamekeeper Restaurant

Ken and Wendy Gordon

Contact Info:

828-963-7400
www.gamekeeper-nc.com
wendy@gamekeeper-nc.com

Address:

3005 Shulls Mill Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

The Gamekeeper Restaurant features locally grown produce, humanely farm raised meats, game and fresh seafood prepared over a hickory wood-fire. Our "comfort food" is served in a rustic stone home with a cozy fireplace and a great view. We have all ABC permits, outdoor dining and a room for private parties. Recommended by the Charlotte Observer, Blue Ridge magazine, Smokey Mtn Living, Southern Living and Gourmet.

Hob Nob Farm Cafe

Mike and Nova Nelson

Contact Info:

828-262-5000
www.hobnobfarmcafe.com
hobnobfarmcafe@gmail.com

Address:

506 West King St.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Hob Nob Farm Cafe is located in the heart of downtown Boone. We offer fresh flavors from around the world made with foods from around the corner. We are proud to serve local beef, sausage & chicken year round as well as rotating produce with the seasons. We have our own farm where we grow shitakes, grapes, berries, apples, pears and annual veggies. In order to keep our quality high, prices low and our employees wages fair we accept cash and check only, no credit or debit cards! See ya soon!

Contact Info:

828-865-5000
www.propermeal.com

Address:

142 Water St.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Proper, delicious, local southern fare at reasonable prices. Serving lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday 11:30-9:00 and Sunday Brunch from 11:30-3:00.

Seed to Plate Catering, LLC

Travis and Sarah Sparks

Contact Info:

Phone Number:
336.385.7580 or 828.260.3090

Website:
www.seedtoplatecateringNC.com

Email:
seedtoplate@gmail.com

Details:

Farm Driven, Locally Grown, Sustainable Catering. We cater everything from private dinner parties to wedding receptions and everything in between. If we don't grow it, we source it from our neighborhood farms. This allows for the ingredients to be as fresh as possible. Chef Travis Sparks was trained at the French Culinary Institute in NYC, and has worked in some of the most notable kitchens in the country.

Stick Boy Bread Company

Sustaining Member
Carson and Mindy Coatney

Contact Info:

828-268-9900
www.stickboybread.com
info@stickboybread.com

Address:

345 Hardin St.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

We are a small, family-owned artisan bakery where high quality baked goods and great service come together to create a special experience for you, our customer. We offer everything from fresh baked breads, delicious pastries, real fruit smoothies and full espresso bar, wedding cakes and decadent desserts. The best part is that everything is made right here in our bakery using the best ingredients and methods.

Red Onion Cafe

Carly Wisse

Contact Info:

828-264-5470
www.theredonioncafe.com
carolinetwisse@gmail.com

Address:

227 Hardin St.
Boone, NC, 28607

Details:

One of the classic restaurants in BooneNC, the Red Onion Café opens daily at 11am and serves continuously into the evening. Across from Appalachian State University on Highway 321 near downtown Boone, the restaurant offers convenient dining for Appalachian football and basketball games and other campus events. The Red Onion Café is unique among Boone restaurants, offering a menu stocked with one-of-a-kind items such as the Artichoke Dip appetizer, our famous blond brownie - the Horace Cookie, weekly dinner specials, vegetarian meals, lunch specials, pasta, pizza, salads, a large children's menu and homemade desserts.

The Tapp Room

Carly Wisse

Contact Info:

(828) 386-1216
http://www.tapproom.com
carolinetwisse@gmail.com

Address:

421 Blowing Rock Rd.
Boone, NC, 28607

Details:

The TApp Room in Boone, NC is a casual place to kick back and enjoy some good food, a great selection of beer on tap, and good times. We always have 12 different beers on tap featuring domestic, imported and craft beers. The TApp Room offers up burgers, tacos, wings, fish and chips, and more. It’s not just bar food – it’s GOOD bar food. So, check out our menu and then come down and enjoy.

Blowing Rock Produce and Provisions

Kevin and Liz Tincher

Contact Info:

828-295-3550 store
www.blowingrockproduce.com
blowingrockpnp@gmail.com

Address:

8100 Valley Blvd.
Blowing Rock, NC. 28605

Details:

BRPP is a Local and Specialty food retail store. We have over forty-five local vendors which supply our meats, eggs, cheese, breads, baked goods, produce, etc. We also carry craft beers and fine wines. Included in our selections are various gift items such as pottery, wrought iron, framed photos, original artwork and other locally produced items.

Contact Info:

828.295.7661
www.canyonsbr.com/
blowingrockpnp@gmail.com

Address:

8960 Highway 321
Blowing Rock, NC. 28605

Details:

A local favorite for Southwestern sensations, juicy burgers, classic entrees, and refreshing margaritas. Offering inventive and exciting daily lunch and dinner specials, prepared from the finest ingredients with the adventurous palate in mind.

Contact Info:

828.268.4248

919.260.8766
www.feastieboys.com
garrett@feastieboys.com

Address:

Find today’s location of Facebook or our website

Details:

Feastie Boys is the food truck of the High Country providing Boone with delicious Feasts, both original and unique, using quality ingredients locally sourced within NC.

Contact Info:

828.386.1201
www.cobosushi.com
Address:

161 Howard St. Suite B
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Opened in May 2013, CoBo Sushi Bistro and Bar is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that not only includes the Japanese art of sushi, but also has plenty of non-traditional and contemporary menu items. We have a fun-loving, casual, yet elegant atmosphere that welcomes all.

Contact Info:

828.264.0173
www.ourdailybreadboone.com
Address:

627 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Featuring a unique handpicked variety of sandwiches, salads, wine and beer. Offering delicious local food, in season. Across from the Mast Store in downtown Boone.

Contact Info:

828.406.1124
www.blowingrockmarket.com
Address:

990 Main St
Blowing RockNC 28605

Details:

The Blowing Rock Market is a gourmet market that happens to sell gas. Has been called "the nicest gas station in America". In addition to the Boar's Head Deli and the best cup of coffee in town, the Exxon station on Main Street in Blowing Rock has a wine selection of over 900 labels, imported beers, cheeses, teas, hot sauces, cigars, cards, soft drinks, imported chocolates, juices, and candies, snacks, groceries, maps, and travel books. Take a ride on over for an experience like no other!

Rose Mountain Butcher Shoppe
Contact Info:

336.466.4790
www.rosemountainbutchershoppe.com

Address:

136 S Big Horse Creek Rd.
Downtown Lansing, NC 28643

Business Details:

Pasture Raised & Humanely Processed. Featuring artisanal pork, aged, smoked or cured from Rose Mountain Farm of Ashe County. The Shopper also offers local all natural beef, poultry, lamb, turkey, goat, rabbit, and trout.

Basil's Fresh Pasta and Deli
Contact Info:

828.386.4066
www.basilspasta.com/

Address:

246 Wilson Drive, Suite K.
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Located in Boone, Basil's Fresh Pasta and Deli makes fresh pasta, ravioli, and sauces from scratch. We offer a large selection of items that you can take home and cook, and we serve pasta and sandwiches in store or to go. Come enjoy a glass of wine, or a pint of beer, have lunch, and browse our selection of quality foods. Fresh Pasta, No Bologna!

Melanie's Food Fantasy
Contact Info:

828.263.0300
melaniesfoodfantasy.com/

Address:

664 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Melanie's is a fantastic place for breakfast or lunch. We are located in the heart of downtown Boone with creative dishes and an emphasis on local food!

Black Cat Burrito
Contact Info:

(828) 263-9511
www.blackcatburrito.com info@blackcatburrito.com

Address:

127 N Depot St
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Since the year 2000, Black Cat Burrito has established itself as the premiere destination for the finest burritos, quesadillas, nachos, chilis, soups and salads in Boone, NC and the surrounding High Country. We also have a vast selection of beers, wines, and other drinks to choose from …including our soon-to-be infamous KEY-LIME MARGARITAS!!

But Black Cat is more than just a kick-ass restaurant/bar, we are also home to some of the finest live music around, drawing from both the fantastic local music scene, as well as artists from around the country, and around the world.

If you are in the mood for BURRITOS, BEER, MARGARITAS, and/or LIVE MUSIC—join us at BLACK CAT BURRITO!!

Lost Province Brewing Co. - Coming Soon!
Contact Info:

(828) 355-9313
www.lostprovince.com info@lostprovince.com

Address:

130 N Depot St
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Authentic and Innovative Craft Brews, Wood Fired Pizza, and Local Foods

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Retail

Contact Info:

Email: footsloggers@footsloggers.com
Address:
139 South Depot St.
Boone, NC 28607

921 Main St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone:
828-262-5111
Website:
www.footsloggers.com

Details:

Since July of 1971, Footsloggers has served the outdoor community. By focusing on items that we would purchase for ourselves, we have a selection of quality goods that offers great value and a long life of use. We offer clothing and gear that will keep you comfortable in any season, for any adventure. Our product buyers work on the sales floor daily; this is an important note, as we feel that there is no better way to serve our loyal customers and stay in tune to their needs.

Gladiola Girls

Renee Furman

Contact Info:

828-264-4120
www.gladiolagirls.com
renee@gladiolagirls.com

Address:

549 West King St.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

For the Looks you Crave ... The Lines you Love: Urban Chicwear. Shop the boutique brands you know and love along with fresh up and coming smaller design labels at Gladiola Girls. A delightfully charming downtown boutique and regional shopping favorite for eight plus years! Unpretentious shopping in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Green Mother Goods

Debi Golembieski

Contact Info:

828.265.7078
greenmothergoods@gmail.com

Address:

116 W. King St
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Green Mother Goods is a local, woman owned and operated business. We research the products we carry. If you buy it here you can rest easy, knowing that the product is a good choice for you, your family and our Earth. We will not buy from companies who use sweatshop labor. Our products are fair-trade which means a good wage is provided as well as good working conditions for the employees. The companies we do business with have a real commitment to our planet and its people. We also buy and consign local goods whenever possible.

Homestead Mushrooms
Contact Info:

919.360.8841

Address:

176 Parkway Ridge Dr.
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Homestead Mushrooms was founded in Boone during the Fall of 2012 by us, Rusty Kuhfeld and Matt Webb. Homestead Mushrooms Inc. is the result of thier desire to start a sustainable business that does both environmental and social good as well as being a profitable and fun venture. The business ambition of Homestead Mushrooms Inc. is to supply the Boone area with gourmet mushrooms as well as empower farmers both regionally and nationally with the ability to grow this profitable crop by supplying them with the spawn and tools needed. They specialize in Shiitake and Oyster plug spawn for log cultivation.

Contact Info:

Phone:
828-264-1422
Address:
3411 Hwy. 321 S.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Email:
itc@incredibletoycompany.com
Website:
www.incredibletoycompany.com

Details:

The Incredible Toy Company is a "mom and pop" store, with old fashioned standards. We have the best quality toys, with unbeatable service. Give us a call, or stop on by, we'll prove it!

Contact Info:

828-264-0302
www.luckypennyboone.com

Address:

693 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Hip boutique located in downtown Boone. Bringing trend driven fashion to the high country. All items retail under $100. Clothing, shoes, and accessories! Be unique, shop lucky penny.

Contact Info:

828-963-6511
www.mastgeneralstore.com

Address:

630 West King Street, Boone, NC
&
Hwy. 194, Valle Crucis, NC

Details:

When general stores first opened, they were a vital link for the community...a place to learn the news, get your mail, market your goods, or just pass the time of day. The Mast General Store continues those traditions in each of its locations with a relaxed atmosphere, wide variety of goods, and even a selection of items made in the local region. Stop by to see why some times are just too good to leave behind.

Contact Info:

828-963-8623
www.rivercrossmadeinusa.com

Address:

Hwy. 194
Valle Crucis, NC

Details:

Made in the USA is more than a motto at Rivercross Market in rural Valle Crucis. From wall to wall and floor to ceiling, Rivercross Market is filled with pottery, blown glass, fiber arts, and works in wood crafted by artists across the United States and featuring a large contingent from right here in the High Country. A great selection of ideas for weddings, housewarmings, hostess gifts, and more, including a fun selection for kids.

The Wisdom Tree
Contact Info:

828-964-7600
www.thewisdomtreenc.com thewisdomtreenc@gmail.com

Address:

240 Shadowline Dr. #6A
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

- Featuring ‘Gifts for the Soul,’ crystals, books, aromatherapy
- Locally made art, jewelry, pottery, and other hand crafted items.
- Knowledgeable, friendly staff

Local Apparel
Contact Info:

828.386.1795
http://www.localbombit.com

Address:

119 Fodderstack Ridge
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Local is an apparel and accessories company, for boarders by boarders. Our goal is to produce top of the line product while incorporating small, local businesses in order to create a true sense of community. We aim to provide a real grasp of culture not only of ones community, but the board family at large.

The Mustard Seed Market
Contact Info:

828.295.4585
www.themustardseedmarketnc.com

Address:

5589 Hwy 321 S
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Business Details:

The Mustard Seed Market is the High Country’s favorite destination garden center, rooted since 1992 on Highway 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock (1 mile north of Blue Ridge Parkway). We offer a beautiful selection of unique plants, landscaping services, wonderful relics for your garden and home, and inspiration for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.

Rose Mountain Butcher Shoppe
Contact Info:

336.466.4790
www.rosemountainbutchershoppe.com

Address:

136 S Big Horse Creek Rd.
Downtown Lansing, NC 28643

Business Details:

Pasture Raised & Humanely Processed. Featuring artisanal pork, aged, smoked or cured from Rose Mountain Farm of Ashe County. The Shopper also offers local all natural beef, poultry, lamb, turkey, goat, rabbit, and trout.

Basil's Fresh Pasta and Deli
Contact Info:

828.386.4066
www.basilspasta.com/

Address:

246 Wilson Drive, Suite K.
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Located in Boone, Basil's Fresh Pasta and Deli makes fresh pasta, ravioli, and sauces from scratch. We offer a large selection of items that you can take home and cook, and we serve pasta and sandwiches in store or to go. Come enjoy a glass of wine, or a pint of beer, have lunch, and browse our selection of quality foods. Fresh Pasta, No Bologna!

Bluebird Exchange
Contact Info:

(828) 386-1095
www.facebook.com/BluebirdExchange bluebirdexchange@gmail.com

Address:

240 Shadowline Dr. AA5
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

Bluebird Exchange provides the HIgh Country with a year round outlet to buy and sell high quality, pre-loved children's and maternity goods. We also carry select NEW items sourced from smaller companies and handpicked from our collective of artisans nationwide. In addition, we have a great party supply section and can beautifully gift wrap any item. Need a custom birthday banner to go along with your gifts and party supplies? We can make it for you in our in-store studio. Come for a visit to see what's new...and bring us your best kid's stuff to consign and become a part of Bluebird Exchange!

Art of Oil
Contact Info:

(828) 355-9313
www.theartofoil.com theartofoil@gmail.com

Address:

819 W King St
Boone, NC 28607

Business Details:

We are a gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room where you can taste a variety of fine olive oil and balsamic vinegars from around world FREE everyday!

The Blowing Rock Brewery and Ale House Restaurant
Contact Info:

(828) 414-9600
blowingrockbrewing.com/

Address:

128 Greenway Court
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Business Details:

The Blowing Rock Brewery and Ale House Restaurant are located within the heart of downtown Blowing Rock. Our state-of-the-art brewing facility is custom designed to craft the highest quality of mountain artisan craft beer. Master Brewer Ray Hodge and his highly awarded brewing team offer a wide variety of brews that change with the seasons and embody the greatest qualities of the High Country. Just like our beer, our Ale House Restaurant offers a freshly prepared, seasonally changing selection that incorporates our brews and also uses local, High Country ingredients.
Blowing Rock Brewery and its Ale House Restaurant offer a freshly prepared, seasonally changing menu and a wide variety of mountain artisan craft beer.
For the Rewards Card, we will offer 25% off all Growler fills.

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Salons and Spas

Changes Salon

Shannon Workman

Contact Info:

828-265-4006

Address:

1542 US Hwy. 421 S. Suite E
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Changes Salon is open Tuesday through Saturday and offers excellent hair care service and products. Call today to make an appointment with a professional stylist and you won't be disappointed!

Shear Shakti

Charlotte Sweeney Baxter

Contact Info:

828-865-7425
www.shearshakti.com
Megan Ward
Amanda Studt

Address:

693 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Shear Shakti is a full service trendy loft salon located in the heart of downtown Boone. We offer a full list of hair, nail, waxing and skin care services as well as massage services. Our massage therapist is Megan Ward, NC LMBT #10580 specializing in Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Release, Deep Tissue, as well as stretching and range of motion exercises while always being sure to listen and focus on the specific needs of each individual. Our stylists include Charlotte Baxter, Serena Crawford, Lorie Cole, and Lindsey Gantt. Come in and check out our monthly featured artist along with free wireless and treat yourself to relaxation and rejuvenation!

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Specialty Shops

Up In Smoke Retail & Hookah Lounge

Devin Lattin/Eric Lippert

Contact Info:

828-386-1500
www.upinsmokelounge.com
devin@upinsmokelounge.com eric@upinsmokelounge.com

Address:

191 Howard St.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

An alternative nightlife source for students and community members alike.  Up In Smoke is a fun and social place where guests can come in and enjoy a hookah and entertainment.  Hours:  (tentatively) 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday - Wednesday and 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thursday - Saturday

Contact Info:

828.265.6905
gabegiovara@yahoo.com Address:

1225 Blowing Rock Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Local mechanic offering honest and affordable auto services to the community. Subarus are our specialty. Please call to make an appointment.

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Sporting Goods

RECESS Skate and Snow

JP and Ashley Pardy

Contact Info:

828-355-9013
Address:

1158 Highway 105
Boone, NC 28607

Details:

Recess is a locally owned Skateboard and Snowboard shop. Catering to the High Country area we supply Skateboards, Snowboards, Footwear, Apparel, Outerwear, Accessories, Snowboard Rentals, Tunes/repairs and more... We all ride what we sell and are stoked to get our customers in the right product for them. We are open year round 7 days a week. Come by and check out the latest product available or cruise around a bit on the mini ramp!

Contact Info:

828-386-6100
info@regearnc.com www.regearnc.com

Address:

967 Rivers Street
Boone, NC

Details:

Regear Outdoors is a consignment shop specializing in outdoor adventure clothing and equipment. We are creating a place for people in our area to find high-quality, lightly used gear at affordable prices; so that we can all enjoy the many types of activities around the High Country correctly equipped for the utmost excitement. Bring seasonably appropriate gear and clothing by our shop today for sports like: hiking, camping, climbing, paddling, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and even fishing and yoga!

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Travel and Tourism/Outdoor Recreation

Leatherwood Mountains
Abbie Hanchey
Contact Info:

Leatherwood Rentals, Inc.

Phone:
800-4NC-MTNS
336-973-5044
abbie@leatherwoodmountains.com
www.leatherwoodmountains.com

Address:
512 Meadow Road
Ferguson, NC 28624-9017

Details:

Established in 1985, Leatherwood Mountains is a family owned and operated business in Ferguson NC, 15 miles from Boone. We are a luxury vacation resort that is centered around the Equestrian Lifestyle. Guests can rent beautifully appointed vacation homes perched on high ridges or nestled in wooded valleys. Our Equine Center offers year round horseback riding for the public as well as a full service boarding facility. When guests get off the trail they can enjoy Saddlebrook Bar & Grill, our onsite restaurant. Recently we have expanded our gift shop to include Leatherwood Mountains souvenirs as well as hand-crafted merchandise from local artisans. Our Creekside Camp ground has full service hook-ups and is located along the banks of Elk Creek. Our 1 mile section of Elk Creek is managed and stocked by the NC Department of Natural Resources stocking program for Brook , Brown & Rainbow trout. We can help plan your next family reunion, weekend getaway, or High Country wedding. Family fun and recreation awaits you in the Leatherwood Mountains!

The Mast Farm Inn
Henri Deschamps
Contact Info:

828-963-5857
henri-deschamps@mastfarm.net
reserve@themastfarminn.com
www.themastfarminn.com

Address:
2543 Broadstone Road
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Details:

More than a traditional Bed & Breakfast or Country Inn. The Mast Farm Inn is a world renowned historic country inn and restaurant in the Valle Crucis Historical District of Watauga County, North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. "So Much More… The world renowned Mast Farm Inn of Valle Crucis is nothing short of a handcrafted masterpiece of North Carolina Folk Art." ~ Emma Johnson

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Video Production

Contact Info:

828-963-7286
wonderlandwoods.tv/

Details:

Appnet is a professional web consulting and design company. We specialize in best-in-class website design, flash multimedia, corporate identity, and marketing graphics. Appnet features an integrated team of web consultants, creative designers, writers, programmers and marketing professionals that know how to get online results.

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Web Hosting and Design

Contact Info:

828-963-7286
www.appnet.com

Details:

Appnet is a professional web consulting and design company. We specialize in best-in-class website design, flash multimedia, corporate identity, and marketing graphics. Appnet features an integrated team of web consultants, creative designers, writers, programmers and marketing professionals that know how to get online results.

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