Boone (North Carolina)

Boone is in Watauga County, in the North Carolina Mountains. It is the home of Appalachian State University and the county seat.

Get in

Access is primarily by private vehicle. Fly to Charlotte (CLT), Raleigh (RDU), Asheville (AVL), or Greensboro (GSO). From Charlotte, take I-77 north to US-421 and go west or I-85 South to US 321 North at Gastonia. From Raleigh or Greensboro, take I-40 west to US 421 west at Winston-Salem. From Asheville, take I-40 east to US 321 at Hickory and head north to Blowing Rock.

Twice-daily, the Mountaineer Express ([PART bus #421 ) makes connections between Boone, Winston-Salem, and the Amtrak/Greyhound station in downtown Greensboro.

Seven times a day, the Hickory Hop shuttle goes from Charlotte to Hickory (1 hour from Boone). Continuing taxi service is available, and shuttle service is planned.

See also Craigslist Ridesharing Board

Get around

AppalCART currently has eight bus routes running in Boone. The buses are free to use within city limits.

The downtown area is very compact and easily walkable. The remainder of town is well provided with sidewalks and some bike lanes, making non-automotive transportation a reasonable idea.

Boone Taxi provides all daytime transportation guided by the client. Rides anywhere in town average about five dollars per person. Boone Taxi also provides nightlife guidance and nighttime transport as well. Airport transport also available anytime. All information pertaining to Boone Taxi provided by the owner.




In skiing season, there are several nearby mountains that offer skiing.





Trying to find lodging in Boone or nearby Banner Elk or Blowing Rock is a disaster. There are thousands of cabins around, and no consolidated way to search them. Websites are awful, ranging from out of date and poorly maintained, to unhelpful or even nonfunctional. One website proudly proclaims "New for the 2008-2009 season" (in 2015!). Several others have no online search capability, expecting you to call, or manually read as many as 100 individual cabin listings each on a separate page. Of sites that do have search capability, it's generally inadequate; searching for "lodging near ski slopes" might show places as far as 30 minutes away, with its location just described as "Boone".

Watauga Lake Cabins, +1 803-524-5185, .offers a range of cabins from simplistic to high-end, this cabin rental company has been offering vacation homes to visitors of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Appalachia for nearly ten years. Cabins that are perfectly centric to the great Watauga Lake, Cherokee National Forest and the town destinations of Boone and Blowing Rock. Call +1 803 524-5185 for details.


Most locations that offer skiing also have resorts. They tend to be more expensive than lodging in town, but will keep you closer to the activity.

Mill Ridge Resort in Banner Elk on NC 105. offers 1-5 bedroom homes available for rent which include tennis, Swimming Pool, Hiking and much more. They have very reasonable year around rates.

Go next

Routes through Boone

Newport Johnson City  N  S  Blowing Rock Hickory
Bristol Mountain City  W  E  Winston-Salem Greensboro

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