Valle Crucis North Carolina is an idyllic little community located right off of Hwy 105 along Broadstone Road where the streams of Laurel Creek flow into the Watauga River. Valle Crucis is actually the meeting point of three rivers which form a near perfect cross. Seeing the natural representation of their spirituality, many of the first early Episcopal settlers (who were Episcopal missionaries) called the area the Valle Crucis, latin for “Vale of the Cross”. Today, the historic homes and community buildings serve as “must visits” for many vacationers that stay in our Beech Mountain Rentals.
The original Mast General Store was built in Valle Crucis and operated from 1842 and continues to operate today. The Candy Barrel, which carries old candies and antiques, is a must stop for any kid traveling through the stops and attractions along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Valle Crucis Community Park is one of the best public parks in the area; each Friday night, in season, there is music played in the park, and fishing, hiking, and walking are all popular activities that locals enjoy at the park.
There are two ways to get to Valle Crucis NC from Beech Mountain. You can take Hwy 194, which is an extremely curvy mountain road, from Banner Elk to Broadstone Road in Valle Crucis, or you can turn left off of Highway 105. Be sure to visit the special stops found in Valle Crucis such as Craborchard Falls, the Valle Crucis Conference Center, the Watauga River, the Apple Barn which hosts regular dances, and the numerous historic churches and sites in the area. Valle Crucis was once home to the only monastic order within the Episcopal Church, in the United States and as such there are a handful of centuries old Episcopal churches still standing.
Plan an unforgettable mountain vacation to the Blue Ridge Mtns of western North Carolina. Beech Mountain is the highest resort community in eastern America and we offer the most affordable Beech Mountain Lodging. Instead of choosing to stay in one of the many overpriced Beech Mountain Hotels, stay in our one of a kind, individually owned 1 and 2 bedroom townhomes located at The Pinnacle. Our Beech Mountain Club comes with resort style amenities including spacious rooms, modern décor, an indoor pool, hot tubs, a dry sauna, exercise facilities, recreation rooms, tennis courts, and miniature golf. We are located right in the heart of everything you will want to do and best of all you will enjoy the panoramas that come with staying atop Beech Mountain NC.