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10 NC High Country Valentine's Dates

Looking for ways to WOW your valentine? Here are 10 NC High Country Valentine's Dates in Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson, North Carolina.

NC High Country Date Ideas

  • Ice Skating at Appalachian Ski Mountain
    Skate hand-in-hand on this open-air rink at sunset or under the stars.  After a few rounds, cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate by the rink-side bonfire.  Click Here
  • Rejuvenate and Invigorate at River Birch Sauna
    Enjoy lunch at Over Yonder and then head riverside to relax. Specializing in traditional wood-fired heat saunas and complemented by an invigorating outdoor cold water shower, this will be an experience to remember.  Click Here
  • Horseback Ride over the Mountaintops at Leatherwood Mountains
    One of the best ways to experience the privacy and views of the mountains is by horseback.  There are many different trails and types of rides to choose from. Click Here
  • Go for a Hike
    Vist one of the easy winter trails at Moses Cone Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway or take in a view from Elk Knob or Mountain Jefferson. Bonus points if you pack along some nibbles from Stick Boy Bread Co.! *Don't like to hike, but want a good view?  Head over to The Blowing Rock. Click Here
  • Try Something Unusual
    Ditch the usual heart-shaped box of chocolates for a Bull Riding, Axe Throwing, Gem Mining, Over The Top Milkshake, Dress up and take an Old Time Photo kind of Valentine’s Day. Click Here
  • Have a Drink by the Piano at the Divide Tavern
    Enjoy a drink where Marilyn Monroe and Eleanor Roosevelt once did in the historic Green Park Inn located on the Continental Divide (hence the name).  Order the signature Green Martini and enjoy piano music by local legend Charlie Ellis.  Click Here
  • Go on a Winery Crawl
    The NC High Country is home to a few award-winning wineries, some in the Banner Elk area are in easy driving distance of one another.  Click Here
  • Enjoy a Special Valentine's Day Dinner
    No Valentine's Day would be complete without dinner! Many High Country restaurants offer special Valentine's Day menus and live entertainment.  Click Here
  • Enjoy Bonfire Nights at Chetola Resort
    Get cozy by the bonfire at Chetola Lake and warm up with a drink after having dinner at Timberlake's. Click Here

  • Enjoy Drinks & a View
    Stop by Venture Chocolate a couple doors down and pick up some house-made bon-bons. Then head to the Horton Hotel to enjoy drinks (and your bon-bons!) by the fire at the rooftop bar (located located in Downtown Boone). Click Here

Stay in a Cabin with an Outdoor Hot Tub
Want to make your trip into a weekend getaway? There are plenty of cabins to rent in the High Country with amazing Blue Ridge Mountain views, wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor hot tubs. There is nothing better than a warm soak while breathing in the crisp mountain air. View High Country cabin rentals HERE