High Country and Blue Ridge Mountains self-catering vacation accommodation is set towards the west of the state of North Carolina, in a region famed for its wonderful mountain scenery and wealth of activities available throughout the year. Perhaps most popular here is skiing, while there’s also a spectacular array of rock formations to admire, like Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain.
High Country and Blue Ridge Mountains self-catering vacation rentals would be perfect if you’re keen on outdoor adventure. For instance, hikers and bikers could make for the Beech Mountain Adventure Trail Park, which features a host of trails, many of which were previously abandoned, at a high elevation, winding through breathtaking landscapes. There are protected areas throughout the region, all taking in upland scenery, like the Stone Mountain State Park in the north and Pisgah National Forest towards the south.
If you’re a winter sport enthusiast, then the region around High Country and Blue Ridge Mountains self-catering accommodation is home to a number of excellent ski areas. Beech Mountain Resort offers both day and night skiing, and stands as the ski resort with the highest elevation in Eastern North America. Meanwhile the largest ski area in the state is Sugar Mountain, which boasts 20 trails served by six lifts.
Another way to enjoy the views around High Country and Blue Ridge Mountains self-catering holiday villas is to head for the Blue Ridge Parkway, a road that follows a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Among the highlights along this 200-mile route are Roanoke Mountain and Rocky Knob, which sits over Rock Castle Gorge.
During your holiday at High Country and Blue Ridge Mountains self-catering vacation rentals you could visit some of the picturesque towns and villages across the region. Weaverville is a town in Buncombe County noted for its arts and crafts community, while the city of Hickory features a number of visitor attractions including the Hickory Museum of Art and the Catawba Science Center.
During your stay at vacation accommodation in High Country and Blue Ridge Mountains you’ll encounter cold conditions and plenty of snowfall if you arrive during the long winter season. Summers are generally warm and clear in this region, with especially hot temperatures and a risk of storms as the season draws on.
One way to reach High Country and Blue Ridge Mountains vacation rentals is to use the Asheville Area Regional Airport (AVL), which connects to Atlanta (ATL), Orlando (MCO) and New York LaGuardia (LGA), all of which offer flights to and from London-Heathrow (LHR) or London-Gatwick via British Airways.