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Best Places to Eat and Visit Near Beech Mountain

Food at Beech Mountain Brewing Co.
Local Restaurants & Places to Visit Near Beech Mountain

Are you planning to hit the trails at Beech Mountain this season? Or, are you and your family booking a mountain getaway for a chance to indulge in relaxation and quality time? Perhaps you and your significant other are planning a romantic trip together. Whatever brings you to the Beech Mountain area, there are plenty of options for dining and activities. Here are recommendations for local restaurants near Beech Mountain, as well as activities to enjoy during your stay.

Restaurants to Enjoy near Beech Mountain

Beech Mountain Brewing Co. 
Our personal favourite, Beech Mountain Brewing Co. offers a wide selection of beer and food as well as a cozy atmosphere during your stay in the mountains. This is an option for skiers or visitors to relax, kick back and enjoy. Grab a beer and enjoy live music with friends and family.

Bodega’s Kitchen and Wine Bar
Located just 14 minutes from Beech Mountain Resort, this cozy kitchen and wine bar offers a relaxing mountain environment for you to enjoy in Banner Elk. Their menu features unique, Caribbean style food in a tapas-style.

Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria
If you are craving a pizza after a day on the slopes or exploring other activities that the mountains have to offer, you cannot pass up a visit to this 25-year-old famous establishment. In addition to their selection of pizzas, sandwiches, and appetizers, they also offer a wide selection of beers and a margarita bar.

Alpen Restaurant and Bar
Voted the “Best Dining Experience in the High Country” by their guests, this restaurant and bar is nestled within the Beech Alpen Inn. Enjoy a nice dinner in a comfortable, rustic environment overlooking beautiful mountain views.

5506 Skybar
The name “5506” gives tribute to the elevation at Beech Mountain. It is the highest elevation point for a ski area in eastern America. Designed as a place for skiers and snowboarders to kick back and relax in between their time on the slopes, you can find a variety of snacks and drinks here as well as breathtaking views spanning the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Chef’s Table and Sorrento’s Italian Bistro
Relax in a casual yet upscale restaurant that invites farm to table ingredients in downtown Banner Elk. The Chef’s Table’s award-winning chef, Nicole Palazzo, designs eclectic menus featuring American, Italian, and Japanese cuisine.

Located just above The Chef’s Table, enjoy fine Italian cuisine at Sorrento’s. A third-generation family-owned business with deep Sicilian roots offers gourmet Italian food that has evolved over the years.

The Horton Hotel Rooftop Bar
Situated in downtown Boone, The Horton Hotel is a quaint place to stay during a visit. However, you don’t have to stay at The Horton in order to enjoy their rooftop bar which welcomes beautiful views of the town and the mountains. Grab a drink and cozy up with blankets and a warm fire.

Cobo Sushi Bistro and Bar
Cobo offers fine, hand-crafted Japanese sushi in addition to more modern menu offerings. Located in downtown Boone, Cobo offers a fine dining experience in a beautiful and casual atmosphere. You can expect a unique dining experience when you visit Cobo.

 

Activities for your Stay at Beech Mountain

Banner Elk Winery
Visit Banner Elk Winery, where you can cozy up with a glass of wine in a relaxed atmosphere with friends and family. Home to beautiful views and award winning wine, guests can enjoy scheduled tastings offered year-round.

Wildlife Habitats at Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain is home to natural Wildlife Habitats for animals large and small. Known for creating an environment that is crafted specifically for the animal’s well-being, the Wildlife Habitats are different from traditional zoos. Get an inside look to how animals actually live in the wild.

The Emerald Outback
Hiking is one of the most beautiful activities to participate in during a mountain getaway. Panoramic views at The Emerald Outback provide many breathtaking views. There are several trails to choose from, each suitable for different interests such as hiking, trail running, or mountain biking.

Scenic Lift Rides at Beech Mountain Resort
Offered during the summer season, a scenic lift ride is a great way to relax and enjoy your surroundings. At the summit, you can head over to 5506″ Skybar to grab a fresh beverage or hang out for a while just to take it all in.

Mile High Yoga at Beech Mountain Resort
Have an on top of the world experience with Beech Mountain Resort’s Mile High Yoga. Mile High Yoga is catered to all ability levels as you reach for the sky at 5,506 feet in elevation. Our vision is to provide a secure, peaceful, and amiable environment as you perform yoga with a breathtaking view.

Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster
Located in Banner Elk, the Alpine Coaster is a year-round outdoor attraction for the entire family. Fly through the woods of the mountains for a thrilling activity during your stay.

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