Beech Mountain NC Travel Guide

Want to visit the Beech, but avoid the sand, sharks, and heat? Visit Beech Mountain NC, the highest town in the Eastern US at 5,506 feet. Beech Mountain NC offers incredible views and scenery, wonderful places to stay and dine at, one of the best ski resorts in the country, and so much more!

We spent a long weekend recently at Beech Mountain, while visiting the Land of Oz, and had an amazing time. Let's go explore all that the small town of Beech Mountain NC has to offer!

Updated: 11/7/2023

Disclosure: Our visit to Beech Mountain NC for the purpose of this guide was covered by Beech Mountain TDA and Land of Oz. Regardless of the sponsorships, all opinions and written content are our own and were not influenced in any way by any parties.    

Where is Beech Mountain NC?

Beech Mountain NC is located on the top of Beech Mountain in the "High Country" of North Carolina, not far from Boone NC, and just up the road a bit from Banner Elk NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

History of Beech Mountain

Ski Lifts at Beech Mountain NC

Development of the town of Beech Mountain NC began in the late 60s.   Harry and Grover Robbins (founder of Tweetsie Railroad) purchased land on top of Beech Mountain and created the Ski Resort, Land of Oz theme park, and a golf course, along with pool and tennis facilities.  

As part of this development, they also built roads and sewer services as well.  They later filed for bankruptcy in 1974, and the Home Owners Community took over road maintenance and sewer, and the town itself was formed 

Today, Beech Mountain is a thriving small mountain community that is a popular retreat from the summer heat and a major US skiing destination.

Our Beech Mountain NC Travel Videos

We've visited Beech Mountain NC several times over the years. Here are some of our more recent videos from our YouTube Channel

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Where to stay in Beech Mountain NC

Beech Mountain NC provides many places for you to stay overnight, including cabins, hotels, and campgrounds as well. Here are some of our top picks!

4 Seasons Condos Beech Mountain NC

4 Seasons Beech Mountain

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Four Seasons Beech Mountain NC is a luxurious mountain retreat. It offers upscale condo-style villas with a variety of amenities to make your stay comfortable and memorable.  

Four Seasons Beech Mountain offers guests a variety of amenities to make their stay more comfortable and enjoyable. They include a recreation area with an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, games, and more.

We loved our rental condo during our stay in 2022.

Beech Mountain Realty & Rentals Beech Mountain NC

Beech Mountain Realty & Rentals

Overall Rating: 4/5

Beech Mountain Realty & Rentals is a vacation rental company offering long-term and short-term rentals for vacationers. 

They offer many rental home options, all close by to the heart of Beech Mountain. Many different homes and options are available for rent, including homes with hot tubs, pool tables, and more.

We really enjoyed our 4 bedroom home located just 5 minutes from Beech Mountain during our stay in 2023.

4 Seasons Beech Mountain Hotel and Condos

When we visited Beech Mountain NC in the late summer of 2022, we really enjoyed staying in a vacation condo at 4 Seasons Cedar Village. You can see a full tour of our condo in our Beech Mountain video above.

Our Condo was just a short drive from the main hotel and offered a Gas Fireplace, full kitchen and dining area, 2 bathrooms, 3 full bedrooms with double beds, and a really nice deck.

The 4 Seasons Hotel features a spacious lobby, with sitting areas, and an enormous stone fireplace. You'll find a game room, with:

  • Ping-pong
  • Air Hockey
  • Foosball
  • and Pool tables

There is even a fitness room as well.  

4 Seasons is conveniently located close to the main area of town, with easy access to area attractions and Beech Mountain Resort.

4 Seasons also includes an excellent Mexican restaurant on site called Mi Jalisco, which we really enjoyed!

Beech Mountain Realty & Rentals

Beech Mountain Realty & Rentals Beech Mountain NC

Beech Mountain Realty & Rentals is in the heart of Beech Mountain, and offers a wide selection of vacation rentals, including homes, cabins, and condos.  

Properties range in size from cozy one-bedroom homes to spacious six-bedroom residences, making it an ideal choice regardless of what type or size home you're looking for. Some homes even offer recreation rooms with pool tables for an evening of fun.

Many of their rentals offer breathtaking views and are conveniently located close to Beech Mountain skiing, golf, tennis, swimming facilities, outdoor activities, and much more. 

During our visit to Beech Mountain and Land of Oz in 2023, we stayed in a Beech Mountain Realty & Rentals cabin, located less than 5 minutes from downtown Beech Mountain, and near Lake Coffey. 

Our home was a 4 bedroom multi-level home surrounded by woods and wildlife. The home featured a large deck, kitchen, and living area and was spacious and comfortable. We saw so many deer during our visit, all around the home, and really enjoyed our stay and using it as a home base during our Beech Mountain adventures.

If you're planning your next mountain adventure, consider Beech Mountain Realty & Rentals. With their variety of options, stunning locations, and commitment to quality, they offer an unforgettable stay that lets you appreciate the beauty and excitement of Beech Mountain.

Other Beech Mountain Hotel Options include:

Cabins near Beech Mountain NC

Beech Mountain NC offers many cabin rentals and condo options, all with nice amenities, views, and room for the whole family.  

Here are a few of the great places where you can find just the right cabin for your Beech Mountain visit!

About the author

Larry Deane is co-owner of Blue Ridge Mountain Life. He has spent more than 20 years exploring the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and has a deep passion for nature, history, storytelling, and adventure. Along with his wife Jenn, they combined these passions to create Blue Ridge Mountain Life, a travel guide to these stunning mountains they are fortunate to call home.

Larry has more than 20 years of experience as a writer and journalist, and has established himself as a leading voice and expert for Blue Ridge Mountains. He is also an avid hiker, photographer, and videographer. He loves sharing his mountain adventures and knowledge with more than 500,000 people per month on Blue Ridge Mountain Life.

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