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Directions

GPS and programs like Google Maps incorrectly locate our address. Instead, you will want to use the interactive map below or enter the following coordinates directly into your GPS:

36.151252, -81.658115

We also have the following written directions below:

If you need further help, please contact us.

Interactive Map

From the Blue Ridge Parkway

Get off Parkway at milepost 291 onto Hwy 321 north toward Boone. Go 1/4 mile on Hwy 321. We are up on a hill on the left.

For up-to-date information on Parkway road closures, call the Blue Ridge Parkway information line at 828-298-0398 or visit their real-time road closure information web page.

From Boone, North Carolina

Take Hwy 321 south toward Blowing Rock. Continue for 4 miles past the last traffic light in Boone (intersection of Deerfield Rd). We are up on a hill on the right.

From the South

Asheville – Take I 40 east to Morganton. Take Hwy 18 / 64 east to Lenoir. Take Hwy 321 north to Blowing Rock. Continue on Hwy 321 as it bypasses the town of Blowing Rock. Pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway and continue 1/4 mile. We are up on a hill on the left.

Atlanta – Take I 85 north to Gastonia, NC. Take Hwy 321 north to Blowing Rock. Continue on Hwy 321 as it bypasses the town of Blowing Rock. Pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway and continue 1/4 mile. We are up on a hill on the left.

Charlotte – Take I 85 south to Gastonia. Take Hwy 321 north (exit 17) to Blowing Rock. Continue on Hwy 321 as it bypasses the town of Blowing Rock. Pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway and continue 1/4 mile. We are up on a hill on the left.

Hickory and Lenoir – Take Hwy 321 north to Blowing Rock. Continue on Hwy 321 as it bypasses the town of Blowing Rock. Pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway and continue 1/4 mile. We are up on a hill on the left.

Eastern FL, Eastern GA, SC – Take I 95 north to I 26 west to Columbia, SC, then I 77 north to Charlotte. Take I 85 south to Gastonia. Take Hwy 321 north to Blowing Rock. Continue on Hwy 321 as it bypasses the town of Blowing Rock. Pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway and continue 1/4 mile. We are up on a hill on the left.

Central and Western FL, Western GA – Take I 75 north to Atlanta. Take I 85 north to Gastonia, NC. Take Hwy 321 north to Blowing Rock. Continue on Hwy 321 as it bypasses the town of Blowing Rock. Pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway and continue 1/4 mile. We are up on a hill on the left.

From the East

Wilmington, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Wilkesboro – Take I 40 west. Just past Winston-Salem, take Hwy 421 north into Boone (82 miles). Turn left on Hwy 105 extension. Continue 1 mile then turn left on Hwy 321 south toward Blowing Rock. Go 5 miles, and we are up on a hill on the right.

Fayetteville – Take I 95 north to I 40 west. Then follow above directions from Raleigh.

From the West

Knoxville & Johnson City, TN – Take I 81 north to Johnson City. Take Hwy 321 north into Elizabethton, then turn right on 19 E / 321 S and continue 25 miles. Turn left on 194 north to Banner Elk, then turn right on Rt 184, and then left on Hwy 105 north to Boone. Finally, turn right on Hwy 321 south and continue 5 miles. We are up on a hill on the right.

From the North

Western OH & KY – Take I 75 south to Knoxville, then I 81 north to I 181 south to Johnson City. Then take Hwy 321 north into Elizabethton; turn right on 19 E / 321 S and continue 25 miles. Turn left on 194 north to Banner Elk, then turn right on Rt 184, and then left on Hwy 105 north to Boone. Finally, turn right on Hwy 321 south and continue 5 miles. We are up on a hill on the right.

Eastern OH, Western PA & WV – Take I 77 south to Hwy 421 north into Boone. Turn left on Hwy 105 extension. Continue 1 mile then turn left on Hwy 321 south toward Blowing Rock. Go 5 miles, and we are up on a hill on the right.

NY, Eastern PA, Washington DC, MD & Western VA – Take I 81 south to I 77 south. Then take Hwy 421 north into Boone. Turn left on Hwy 105 extension. Continue 1 mile then turn left on Hwy 321 south toward Blowing Rock. Go 5 miles, and we are up on a hill on the right.

Eastern VA – Take I 85 south to Durham, NC and then I 40 west. Just past Winston-Salem, take Hwy 421 north into Boone (82 miles). Turn left on Hwy 105 extension. Continue 1 mile then turn left on Hwy 321 south toward Blowing Rock. Go 5 miles, and we are up on a hill on the right.

Highway 321 Construction

The long awaited improvement of Hwy 321 between Lenoir and Blowing Rock is underway. There is a misconception that the road is closed. It remains open and will experience only temporary closings. It is closed on Monday nights from 7 pm until Tuesday mornings at 5 am and Wednesday nights from 7 pm until Thursday mornings at 5 am. It may also be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until 2 pm. Other delays will be limited to not more than 15 minutes.

DOT will keep the public informed through message signs along the highway and through the media. Travelers can get information from www.ncsmartlink.org or by calling the state’s travel information line at 511.