The High Country is centered around Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk, but it stretches north to Sparta in the Alleghany County, east to the Wilkesboros and west to Mitchell County where Spruce Pine is located, with numerous interesting villages spread throughout the six northwestern counties of North Carolina. It is worth the drive to the High Country to experience the scenic country roads, cascading waterfalls, and the wildlife that surrounds you everywhere you look. So come take a drive to the High Country to see what we have to offer you.
Drive Times to the High Country
|Asheville, NC||1 hour, 30 minutes|
|Winston-Salem, NC||1 hour, 30 minutes|
|Charlotte, NC||2 hours|
|Greensboro, NC||2 hours|
|Greenville/Spartanburg, SC||2 hours, 45 minutes|
|Knoxville, TN||3 hours|
|Columbia, SC||3 hours, 15 minutes|
|Raleigh, NC||3 hours, 15 minutes|
|Fayettville, NC||3 hours, 45 minutes|
|Atlanta, GA||5 hours|
|Charleston, SC||5 hours, 15 minutes|
|Wilmington, NC||5 hours, 15 minutes|
From Asheville, NC:
Follow I-40 East to Exit 85. Turn Left at the light onto US-221 North and go approx. 3.7 miles. At the light, turn Left onto US-221/NC-226 and continue on for approx. 38 miles. At the light, take a Right onto Newland Hwy/US-221 and go to the next light and take a Left onto Hwy 105. Boone is 17 miles ahead.
From Charlotte, NC:
Follow I-85 South to Exit 17. Turn Left at the light onto Hwy 321 North and go approx. 78 miles to Boone, NC.
From Knoxville, TN:
Take I-40 East for approx. 32 miles and then take Exit 421 onto I-81 North toward Bristol, TN. Merge onto I-26 East/US-23 South via Exit 57A toward Johnson City, TN. Take and continue to follow US-321 through Elizabethton, TN for approx. 50 miles.
From Raleigh, NC:
Take I-40 West towards Greensboro. Merge onto US-421 North via Exit 36A toward I-40 West/Winston-Salem. Take Exit 188 onto US-421 North towards Wilkesboro/Boone.
From Atlanta, GA:
Take I-85 North for approx. 220 miles. Take Exit 17 and at the light take a Left onto US-321 North. Go approx. 78 miles to Boone, NC.
From Charleston, SC:
Take I-26 West toward Columbia, SC and go approx. 105 miles. Take Exit 116 onto I-77 North toward Charlotte, NC and go approx. 165 miles. Take Exit 73B onto US-421 toward Wilkesboro/Boone, NC.