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Valle Crucis

Pronounced valley crew'sis, this peaceful, rural community was first settled more than 200 years ago. The popularĀ Valle Country Fair, one of the High Country's most eagerly anticipated annual events, showcases the valley's rural heritage and charm the third week in October.

Pastoral Perfection in the High Country

Valle Crucis remains much as it was a century or more ago. When Levi Ives, the second Episcopal bishop of North Carolina, visited the area in the 1840s, he looked down from a hillside, noticed three streams forming the shape of a St. Andrew's cross and deemed the location Valle Crucis, Latin for "Vale of the Cross."

Valle Crucis was designated as North Carolina's first rural national historic district and the entire community is officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nationally recognized historic buildings abound in Valle Crucis, with many, like The Baird House (1790), The Mast Farm Inn (below, an 1812 Historic Hotel of America), the Old Episcopal Mission (1842), the building that houses Over Yonder Restaurant (1861), and the Mast General Store (1883), restored to their original splendor and still enticing the public today.

The rustic countryside provides ample opportunity for recreational activities. Residents and visitors enjoy riverfront Valle Crucis Community Park, with multiple children's playgrounds, athletic fields, picnic areas, and a walking/running trail that explores lush wetlands and the banks of the rushing Watauga River. Visitors can also be found hiking the trail from the old Episcopal Mission, now the Valle Crucis Conference Center, to cascading Crab Orchard Falls.

The valley's pristine pastures are a popular setting for fly fishing along the Watauga River. Regardless of your choice of activity, the best way to recap the day's events in Valle Crucis is from a rocking chair outside your cabin or B&B, in the crisp mountain air, overlooking a valley that historians and visitors alike have called "uncommon."

Featured Events

Apr 01

Indoor Concerts at the Jones House

4/1/15 – 4/15/15
Indoor Concerts at the Jones House are intimate events with an audience limited to 40 seats. Hear exciting… more
Apr 04

Blowing Rock Trout Derby

4/4/15
36th Annual- Free fun for all! No pre-registration is necessary, and no fees to enter. Always on the first day of Trout… more
Apr 15

The Jeff Sipe Trio

4/15/15
Two-time Grammy nominee Jeff Sipe brings together the incredible virtuosos Mike Seal on guitar and Taylor Lee on bass… more
Apr 16

Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival

4/16/15 – 4/18/15
Celebrating 10 years, the Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival offers an array off events from wine tastings and… more
Apr 16

Ron White, The Nutcracker Tour

4/16/15
Ron White /The Nutcracker Tour/ returns for another sell out show in Boone on April 16th at 8:00pm. One of the top 3… more
Apr 17

Koresh Dance Company

4/17/15
Widely recognized for its superb technique and emotionally compelling appeal, Koresh Dance Company was founded in… more
Apr 23

MerleFest

4/23/15 – 4/26/15
MerleFest was founded in 1988 in memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College Endowment… more
Featured Events
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Boone, NC 28607
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