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

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 Sleep Inn Boone offers a 10% discount for AEC workshop attendees, use this link to book your room with the discount.

Airbnb in Boone is an alternate option.

For more hotel information in Boone, visit Kayak or

Things to Do

Explore Booneexplore boone area

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. 



breweryBoone Breweries

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



app summer festival

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.



High Country Local Firstlocal first

High Country Local First is a non-profit organization that supports locally owned, independent businesses and farmers through education, promotion, and networking. This organization is a great resource for finding local businesses and resturants.