Escape to the cool elevations of eastern America’s highest town this summer with Beech Mountain’s hike and wine weekend packages.
These special packages combine two nights lodging for two, maps to 30 miles of hiking trails, wine tasting for two at Banner Elk Winery, plus guest passes to Buckeye Recreation Center. And best of all, the price is just $169 plus tax.
Beech Mountain is a hiking paradise. Trails range from easy to strenuous and are all located in this small ski resort town at 5,506 feet above sea level. Hikers can opt for 22 miles of trails winding in out of the heart of town. Or they can take a more adventurous route with eight miles of trails in the Emerald Outback at the top of the mountain.
“There’s a lot of breathtaking scenery all around as you hike,” said Fred Pfohl of the Beech Mountain recreation advisory committee. “We have trails that are solely in the woods and others which are on the edge and afford great views.”
And when the hiking is done, enjoy a tasting for two at Banner Elk Winery. The winery was one of the first to open in the North Carolina mountains and produces award-winning wines from such varietals as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Seyval Blanc.
In addition to hiking and wine tasting, Beech Mountain features several restaurants within walking distance of lodging. Another option for couples is a romantic chairlift ride to the 5506’ skybar at top of the mountain.
For more info, call 800-468-5506 or visit: www.BeechMtn.com/deals.