Here in Western North Carolina, you’ll find some of the most exciting shopping opportunities anywhere. From antique stores to sidewalk shops to our very own Alpine Village, there’s always something to catch your eye, beckoning to join your personal collection.

You can’t mention shopping on Beech Mountain without mentioning its most famous general store—Fred’s General Mercantile. Fred’s has everything from sodas, snacks, and domestic products to sleds and ski goggles. If Fred’s doesn’t have it, you don’t need it.

Similarly, Beech Mountain features an array of specialty shops that cater specifically to skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. You’ll find everything you need from boots and bindings to name-brand ski gear, as well as keepsakes to remember your vacation by.

Here is a directory of our local Beech Mountain shops.

Nearby Banner Elk, Boone and Blowing Rock offer dozens of downtown sidewalk shops, with everything from antiques to unique gifts.