College town, Appalachian culture, and historical hotspot. Yes, Boone is definitely a lively place! Located in the North Carolina Mountains, the town was named after American explorer and hero Daniel Boone. In fact, his story has been told every summer since 1952 in a show called Horn in the West. Locals perform it live in the outdoor amphitheater above the town.
If you’re not in town at the right time to catch it, don’t worry. You can still soak up history in the form of a timeline of architecture. Restored Colonial Revival boutiques melt into fabulous Art Deco cafes. More recently, streamlined modern edifices have joined in, creating an eclectic mix and a ready-made trip through history.
Meanwhile, the sounds of bluegrass and Appalachian storytellers rise into the air. Explore it all, and so much more, from our Boone vacation rentals.
Some of the most beautiful views of the Appalachian Mountains are just a short drive from Boone. The Blue Ridge Parkway draws thousands of drivers per year, particularly in the fall, when the leaves begin to turn. Want to dig a little deeper to enjoy the mountains from the inside out? Take a tour of Howard’s Knob caves.
If you’re looking for something even more off the beaten path, Banner Elk might be exactly what you need. Hit the slopes at the ski resorts or simply hike your way up and down the mountains. Grabbing a brew at Flat Top Brewing Company is easy for guests of nearby Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk, while those who stay at The Inn at Elk River will get to wake up to an easy meal at this bed and breakfast.
At Travelocity, we’re rooting for you to have an unforgettable vacation immersed in local culture and with all the comforts of home at an unbeatable price. Book a vacation rental in Boone today to have it all!