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!
It is time for our annual "Spring Clean-up" of our beautiful town!
Please meet: Sunday – May 24, 2015
Meet at 1pm at Fire Station #1
Trash bags will be provided. (Please consider bringing a pair of gloves)
If you have any questions, please call the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce
at 828-387-9283 or email: email@example.com
The town of Beech Mountain is a fun getaway at 5,506 feet above sea level in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here you are free to unplug, unwind, reconnect
When was the last time your family enjoyed a hike, learned a hobby, played Pickleball, rode mountain bikes, or watched a movie under the stars? Or simply enjoyed a meal without interruption?
All these things - and more – await you this June in Eastern America's Highest Town.
Arranging visits is easy. Check the calendar below, pick your dates, and then head over to our lodging page to choose a Family Fun Month lodging special. As a ski resort town, Beech offers everything from condos and cabins to chalets and rental homes. There's also a nice selection of inns and standard lodge rooms.
In addition to the fun stuff listed below, Beech Mountain Club offers discount tickets to these nearby attractions: Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Tweetsie Railroad and the Biltmore Estate. If you have club access, call the Club at 828.387.4208 ext. 204 for these discount tickets!
New this year is a two-day golf tournament for boys and girls ages 8-17. Click here to learn more. Tours of the old Land of Oz theme park are offered every Friday at: 12:05 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Some activities below require an official Family Fun Month participation card. These cards are available at lodging venues during check-in. For additional details on Family Fun Month, call 800-468-5506.
Eastern America’s highest town announces five options for runners during this year’s “A Cool 5” race weekend, June 19-20. The event has grown from a single race in 2006 into a multi-race format contested over two days. There’s a competition for every fitness level and every member of the family.
The bulk of racing takes place Saturday morning, June 20, with a 5-mile run; 1.5-mile fun run/walk; and a pet-friendly 1.5-mile walk & wag. All three begin at town hall at 8:30 a.m.
“The challenging 5-mile run is known for its views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, ascent to the mountaintop, and fast downhill finish,” said Rory Ellington of the event committee. “The fun run/walk has moderate elevation changes with many locations for spectators to cheer and encourage all racers.”
Meanwhile, the walk & wag features runners of the four-legged variety on a route that circles the town’s Bark Park and includes stations with doggy water and treats. “On pet-friendly Beech Mountain, we even have a race for ‘man’s best friend,’ ” said town manager Randy Feierabend, “followed by a canine cool down at the Bark Park.”
Kids and other family members are encouraged to participate in the two running events Friday afternoon, June 19th. The first is the Kids’ Cool Popsicle Relay, which takes place at 4:00 p.m. on the athletic fields at the Buckeye Recreation Center. The free Popsicle relay offers competition in different age groups. Also Friday afternoon is the “Buck-A-Thon” fundraiser in which participants collect dollars for each lap they complete on the Buckeye Rec Center walking track.
Course-side lodging specials are available, along with multiple pre/post-race activities. Other on-mountain activities take place as part of Beech Mountain’s June Family Fun Month.
Adult registration for the 5-mile run is $25; and $30 race day. Youth registration (12 and under) is $10 for all races. Entry fees for the Fun Run/Walk and the Walk & Wag are $20 before day of race and $25 day of race.
For more information, visit the A Cool 5 Race website.