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!


Snowman Contest 2015Buckeye Recreation Center is holding a FREE Frozen Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 7th, beginning at 10 am and ending at noon. This event will be held at our Sledding Hill next to Beech Mountain Town Hall.

Everyone loves the movie "Frozen" and so do we! Dress up as your favorite "Frozen" character, build your own snow-creature and bring the whole family. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and snow sculptures. Feel free to accessorize your masterpieces. Free hot chocolate and coffee will be provided.

Free parking is available across from the sledding hill, and make sure to dress warmly for this event.

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.

Beech Mountain Resort Upgrades

Skiing and Snowboarding at Beech MountainA winter of top-notch skiing and snowboarding is on tap at Beech Mountain Resort. The resort made several off-season improvements that are paying big dividends. Those improvements include a Magic Carpet conveyer lift added to the beginner slope, new lighting for night skiing, and a continued upgrade of the snowmaking capacity with seven more new high-tech snow guns. Off the slopes, the View Haus cafeteria has been completely remodelled, a new fleet of Rossignol ski rental equipment is in place, and a Burton Learn-to-Ride Center for snowboarders was added.

As a bonus this winter, free lessons will be given to anyone age eight and older who rents ski or snowboard equipment Monday through Thursday, excluding holiday periods.

We will be updating this page regularly with the latest info about happenings around Beech Mountain. Please check back often and be sure to check out our events calendar too. For more information on these upcoming events, please call us at 828-387-9283 or 1-800-468-5506.

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.