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!
Join us on July 25th for the first Buckeye Lake Regatta from 5 – 7 pm! We will be grilling up hot dogs, as well as asking guests to prepare a dish for a relaxing, potluck dinner by the lake!
Not only will there be a real boat race, but we will also have a table set up for kids to make recyclable toy boats! Come down to the Regatta for a beautiful summer evening with food and fun by the lake! There will also be a Town Dance from 7:30 - 8:30 pm at the Buckeye Lake Pavilion.
For more information about the Buckeye Regatta, please call the Buckeye Recreation Center, 828.387.3003.
Beech Mountain Resort - Join us for live music at 5506'!! Our newest skybar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink or food while you listen to music!
Come out on Saturdays from 3:30 to 6:30 and enjoy these bands:
- July 18th - The Corklickers
- July 25th - Andy Ferrel
5506’ is the highest skybar in the east. With temperatures rarely exceeding 75 degrees, this is the perfect spot to cool down on a hot summer day. Its beautiful view and cozy lounge setting make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a good meal or a cool beverage.
The most beautiful view in the high country can also be rented out for a private event. Lift tickets to access 5506’ can be purchased in the resort village.
5506’ Skybar Hours of Operation:
Friday: 12pm – 7pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Fred's Summer Sunset Concert Series
is an annual tradition in the summer on Beech Mountain. These shows are the perfect excuse to head 5,506 feet up to beautiful Beech Mountain and make a day of the scenic town.
The Series kicked off on July 12th with the amazing Cockman Family. These concerts run through August 9th each Sunday for the next 4 weeks and start promptly at 6:30 pm at Fred’s Gazebo. The current schedule is:
- July 19 - The Mountain Home Music Bluegrass Boys
- July 26 - Strictly Clean and Decent
- August 2 - Rebecca Eggers-Gryder with Amantha Mill
- August 9 - The Watauga Community Band
For More info, Please call Fred’s General Mercantile at 828-387-4838.
Another summer concert series that is very popular is the Beech Alpen Summer Concert Series featuring well known local bands at the Beech Alpen Pavilion every Sunday beginning May through September at 5pm.
This weekly event is attracting a great number of local folks and guests alike. The upcoming line up at the Beech Alpen Inn is:
- July 19 - Hilltop Riot
- July 26 - The King Bees
- August 2 - The Lucky Strikes Orchestra (LSO)
- August 9 - BE Jazz
- August 16 - The Lucky Strikes
- August 23 - Klee & Mike Show
- August 30 - The Lucky Strikes Orchestra (LSO)
- Sept 6 - The Swing Set Big Band
Ever wondered how much string it takes to fly a kite a mile high? Only a couple hundred feet if you attend the Mile High Kite Festival on Beech Mountain. Join us high atop beautiful Beech Mountain for the Mile High Kite & Craft Festival. Over 50 crafters and artisans will be in showcasing their works of art along with great food, music, kite flying, and fun for the whole family. We will have a kids’ fun zone with games, face painting and a bounce house too. Labor Day Weekend (September 5th and 6th) – Beech Mountain is the place to be!
The Beech Mountain community welcomes back the Richmond Air Force and Wings Across Carolina Kiting and Okra Society Kiting Clubs. They will demonstrate flying techniques, and also display their kites. Contests will be held for the best decorated, smallest and largest kites. The first 150 kids will get a free kite for the competition each day, or kites can be purchased at the event or you can bring your own. Did we mention that it is Free???
For additional details, call 800-468-5506.