Dive-In Swimming Pool

The Dive-In public swimming pool and water park opened in 2019 as part of Avery County Parks & Recreation. It’s located in our county seat of Newland, about 9 miles from Sugar Mountain. The $3 million heated pool complex features locker rooms, family restroom, accessible zero entry, two slides, spray fountains and diving board. It Read More

High Country UTV Tours

Head out with Off the Grid Mountain Adventures in your own three-seater UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) to explore rugged mountain terrain. No experience needed! They go in all weather conditions – including rain and snow for extra fun. Make advance reservations. Located about 11 miles from Sugar Mountain. For more, go to their website. 4393 Read More

The Ham Shoppe

Find much more than ham at this Appalachian deli with made-to-order sandwiches, homemade sides, fresh baked breads, fudge, cookies, cakes and pies. Take home their jams, jellies and other gifts. A favorite in Valle Crucis area for 30 years, The Ham Shoppe relocated to this new location in August 2020. For more, go to their Read More

Cam Ranh Bay

This authentic Vietnamese and Japanese restaurant is locally owned by Vietnam natives. They cook with fresh herbs and meats with healthy and creative dishes such as soups, spring rolls, hibachi and teriyaki favorites, noodles, sushi and much more. Great for takeout too. For more info, go to their website.110 High Country Sq, Banner Elk 828-898-4121