Visitor Information

Boone is the county seat of Watauga County in Western North Carolina. Appalachian State University is at the heart of this town situated in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. The spring and summer are warm and pleasant, fall brings vibrant colors and cool breezes to the mountains, and snow in winter. 

We invite you to come to Appalachian and gain the professional development hours you need and enjoy your visit in the beautiful blue ridge mountains.  

Where to Stay

Boone has numerous hotel options. The following hotels offer the state rate in Boone: Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, and Quality Inn. (Note: rates not offered every weekend, please check with hotel)

The Holiday Inn Express in Boone offers Energy Center workshop participants special rates. Please contact James Sharp for details.

For more hotel information in Boone, visit Explore Boone.

Alternative lodging options include Airbnb and Vrbo.

Things to Do

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Explore what Boone has to offer from hotels & cabins, local restaurants, things to do, and outdoor activities. We have it all and then some, right here in our easygoing, come-as-you-are mountain town. 




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The High Country area of the NC mountains offers a growing selection of local breweries. Breweries in Boone include Appalachian Mountain BreweryBooneshine Brewing CompanyLost Province Brewing Co., and SouthEnd Brewing Co.



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Appalachian Summer Festival

An Appalachian Summer Festival began in 1984 as a chamber music festival and has developed over the years to become one of the nation's largest regional multi-arts festivals with over 26,000 people in attendance each year.