Welcome to the Beech Mountain Chamber Website!

Get away to the higher country for year round fun! At over 5,500 feet, Eastern America’s Highest Town offers unparalleled recreation and relaxation for every season.

Enjoy incredible views from our cozy restaurants and over 700 lodging options, from quaint inns to private rental homes. Rent a home or condo with a Beech Mountain Club membership and enjoy gourmet dining, swimming, golf or tennis. The options on Beech are just like our views… endless!

Shop at a country store, hike a waterfall trail, view pristine wildlife, fish in a mountain lake, or just breathe in the fresh air!

Hoppy Easter Party!

Hoppy Easter Party 2015Please join us for Beech Mountain’s Hoppy Easter Party on Saturday April 4th, 9am – Noon at Buckeye Recreation Center. Peter Rabbit will lead the Eggcellent Egg Hunt.

There will be:

  • Egg-cellent Egg Hunt
  • Story & Color Time
  • Family Photo Area
  • Eggciting Games & Activities

A light breakfast snack will be served. The event is free; however, donations are appreciated

Please call for information and RSVP. We want to make sure Peter hides enough eggs!

For more information about this event and other exciting happenings on Beech Mountain please contact Buckeye Recreation Center at 828-387-3003 or visit the website at www.beechrecreation.org.

Thanks for a Great Ski Season!

Thanks for a Great 2014-15 Ski SeasonThank you to Beech Mountain Resort for a GREAT Ski Season! From the businesses in the Town of Beech Mountain & the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce.

We are thrilled with all the renovations, updates and new things that you are bringing to the resort.

A summer of improvements in 2014 really set the stage for a top-notch ski season. New SMI Super PoleCat snow guns were added and brought the resort’s total of high tech snow guns to 46. This gave the resort the best snowmaking capability in its 47-year history.

Also on the slopes, the lighting system for night skiing was upgraded, the J-bar beginner lift was replaced by a new Magic Carpet conveyer lift. Off the slopes, the resort continued to focus on amenities by completely renovating the View Haus cafeteria, adding a Burton Learn-to-Ride Center for snowboarders, partnering with Rossignol on a new fleet of ski rental equipment, and expanding teaching programs across the board for skiing and snowboarding.

We truly saw and recognized that the Beech Mountain Resort owners and management significantly invested in making our local resort one of the best all-around ski resorts in the Southeast. We are truly thankful for the resort and what it brings to Beech Mountain.

Thank you for an AWESOME Ski Season and for investing in Beech Mountain! We are ready for the summer activities at the Beech Mountain Resort. Stay Tuned, we will be updating you soon.

In Memory of Jack Pentes

Jack PentesIt is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we say good-bye to a great man and friend of Beech Mountain. The talented and amazing Artist, Visionary & Creator of the “LAND OF OZ” theme park here on Beech Mountain passed away February 07, 2015. Here is his obituary that appeared in the Charlotte Observer on February 10, 2015:

Jack Michael Pentes, Jr., of Charlotte, NC, rode his motorcycle sidecar over the rainbow on February 7, 2015.

A talented, driven, generous man, Jack was an inspiration to generations of artists and children around the world. Designer of the Land of Oz theme park in Beech Mountain, NC, and creator of the 'soft play' playground concept, Jack lived a life full of fun and creativity.

Jack is survived by his wife, Ruth Emerson Jones Pentes of Charlotte, daughter Danna Pentes and her partner Charlene Owen of Decatur, GA, son Dorne Michael Pentes and his spouse Wendy Fishman and grandchildren Elias Michael and Eden Blue Pentes, all of Charlotte, and his dog, Nellie.

A celebration of Jack's life and work will be held this Friday, February 13, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, 234 North Sharon Amity Road, at 2 pm. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: the Carolina Clowns, PO Box 35282, Charlotte, NC, 28235-5282.