Shopping in Sugar Mountain & Banner Elk

Sugar Mountain Shopping

For a small village, Sugar Mountain has a big variety of places to shop since we are in the middle of a popular resort area with many visitors and part-time residents. The stores below are within 5 miles of the main Sugar Mountain entrance unless noted! Included in our list below are places for essentials – including groceries & home projects – for long-term visitors and part-time residents.

For art galleries, see our Gallery Guide.

Home Furnishings, Consignment

The Marketplace at Curiosity
Features artists, designers, boutique clothiers, vintage clothiers and jewelry designers. Browse new, vintage, antique, primitive & fine furniture, furniture custom builders, home decor, bedding, leather goods, garden, bath & body, accessories and so much more. 3990 NC Highway 105 S, Suite 5 – in Grandfather Shopping Center near Lowe’s Food.

Abode Home
Curated furniture, home decor, and unique gifts and accessories in Grandfather Shopping Center. 4004 NC Hwy 105 Suite #1, Sugar Mountain, 828-898-4449

Creative Interiors
Beautiful store filled with home decor and entertaining items, plus candles and seasonal decor. Owner Darlene Parker also offers design services. (Pic above) 4501 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk (Tynecastle Shopping Center).

Tatum Galleries
Browse a large selection of handmade furniture, outdoor and patio furnishings, accessories and interior design service. Find great deals on sample selections. 5320 Hwy 105 South, Banner Elk

Banner Elk Consignment Cottage
Fantastic consignment store in downtown Banner Elk specializing in home furniture, art and decorative items. 414 Shawneehaw Ave S, Banner Elk, 828-898-5733

Callista Flower Co.
Stop at the red caboose in downtown Banner Elk for gifts, floral, home décor and more. 441 Shawneehaw Ave S, Banner Elk, 828 742-1818

Banner Elk Trading Company
Stylish boutique with gifts, jewelry, unique finds and fashion.  140 Azalea Circle SE, Banner Elk.

Banner Elk Olive Oil & Balsamics
Find a big selection of imported olive oils and vinegars, salts, exotic herb mixes and more – along with handcrafted ceramics and culinary accessories. Downtown at 155 Banner Rd SW, Banner Elk

Creative Interiors, Banner Elk

Ski Equipment Rentals & Outdoor Gear Shops

Sugar Mountain Sports Shop
Located inside the Ski Lodge at the resort, this store features ski, snowboard and leisure outdoor apparel – plus a variety of accessories, souvenirs and gift items. Rental shop also. 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Sugar Mountain. For info, go to their website.

Headquarters Bike & Outdoors
This full service bike shop at the foot of Sugar Mountain sells, rents and repairs bikes, specializing in mountain biking. Enjoy a beer after your ride or while you talk bikes. 2945 Tynecastle Hwy, Sugar Mountain

Extreme Snowboard & Ski 
Easy and complete ski and snowboard rental packages, along will all the gear: boots, bibs, jackets and accessories for all ages. At the main Sugar Mountain village entrance. Repair shop too. 3071 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk. Book rentals on their website.

Sugar Creek Ski and Board Rentals
Comprehensive online ski rental service – order online and pick up at the village entrance to Sugar Mountain. 3405 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk. For info, go to their website.

Ski Country Sports
Rent or buy everything you need for winter sports – including accessories and even souvenirs. Reserve rentals online in advance for quick pick-up. Located near the main entrance to Sugar Mountain. 3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk.  For info, go to their website.

Alpine Ski Center
The oldest and largest ski shop in the Southeast, opening in 1976. Rent or buy all you need for a day or two on the slopes. Located near the village entrance. 3150 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk. For info, go to their website.

Highland House Ski Shop
They been providing quality winter sports rentals at affordable prices since 1977 with the latest and best in or ski and snowboard rentals. 4516 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk. For info, go to their website.

Edge of the World Snowboard Shop
As one of the first Snowboard Shops in the nation, they have the largest selection of high caliber products from the industry’s most prestigious brands – family owned and run by snowboarders. Located in downtown Banner Elk. 394 Shawneehaw Ave S #200, Banner Elk. For info, go to their website.

Banner Elk Shirt Company, Sugar Mountain

Clothing & Jewelry

Banner Elk Shirt Company
Located near the main entrance of Sugar Mountain, this is the ultimate t-shirt and souvenir shop – with a big selection of sweatshirts, hoodies, ski apparel, and fun bear gifts to take back home. (pic above) 3175 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, 828-898-6441

BJ’s Resort Wear
This lady’s apparel and fashion boutique has served discriminating customers since 1978 with personal attention and the latest in ready to wear. 145 W Main Street, Banner Elk, 828-898-4229

Hardin Fine Jewelry
Buy one of a kind pieces made by artisans around the world including regional and American Craft Council artists at this elegant jewelry showroom. Discover rare, precious & semi-precious gemstones in exquisite settings. 920 Shawneehaw Ln, Banner Elk, 828-898-4653

The Dande Lion
Browse ladies apparel, shoes, jewelry, handbags and gifts. Also home to Shooz & Shiraz, a shoe and wine salon with daily wine tastings. 4501 Tynecastle Highway (Tynecastle Shopping Center). For more, go to their Facebook page.

Gifts, Souvenirs, Books

This favorite stop for both locals and tourists has something for everyone! Keely has a wide selection of locally, NC, and American made gifts, decor, natural health & wellness and unique food products (Moonshine Pickles are a fave!). While you’re there, enjoy one of 50 delicious snow cone flavors. Closed December-February. For more, go to their Facebook page. 110 Sugar Mountain Dr, Sugar Mountain (near main entrance), 828-387-6565

Banner Elk Soap & Candle
Located beside the Alpine Coaster near the main Sugar entrance, this store features their own handcrafted candles and soups, along with other bath products, t-shirts and more. Look for the waterwheel! 3221 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk.

Bayou General Store
Small shop with a big selection of wine, beer, gourmet foods, t-shirts and souvenirs. 130 E Main Street, Banner Elk (part of Bayou Smokehouse Restaurant).

Book Exchange
Free books! Bring a book or books and exchange them for the same number of different books. In lieu of a book to exchange, you may make a small donation to take a book home. They exchange puzzles too! Located in the Historic Banner Elk School, 185 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk. Get details on their website.


Those Were the Days Antique Mall
Located near the Sugar Mountain entrance with 4,000 sq feet packed with antiques and collectibles. 3440 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, 828-898-5505

Front Porch Antique Market
The area’s largest antique market with 60 booths with a wide variety of offerings, about 7 miles away. Located in Foscoe. 8807 NC-105 S, Boone, 828-963-7450

Gilded Age Antiques
Browse multiple galleries of fine English and Continental European antiques, specializing in vintage mid century modern & art deco furniture. Other collections of 18th, 19th and early 20th century antiques include Majolica, oil paintings and fine home décor. 10890 NC-105, Banner Elk, 828-963-8633

The Twisted Twig Antiques and Accents
A charming shop with unique antiques and one-of-a-kind repurposed gifts, art and accents pieces. 90 High Country Square, Banner Elk

Back Alley Pickers
Find both antiques and new home decor. Fun browsing with a big selection in a beautiful space in downtown Newland. It’s worth the 10-mile drive from Sugar. 111 Estatoa St, Newland. 828-742-1533.

Stoney Creek Antiques & Native American Jewelry
They specialize in country store items, advertising, as well as a general line of antiques. 10893 NC-105 S, Banner Elk, 828-963-8833

Pet Supplies

My Best Friends Barkery
This regional destination for pet supplies features the best healthy and natural dog and cat food. Downtown Banner Elk. 176 Shawneehaw Ave S, Banner Elk, 828-898-5625

Grocery Stores, Wine & Cocktail Spirits

Find two large grocery stores at the foot of Sugar Mountain – perfect for stocking up your vacation rental during your visit:

  • Food Lion, 3555 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk
  • Lowe’s Food, 4000 NC-105 S, Sugar Mountain

Erick’s Cheese & Wine Shop
Located near Lowe’s Food, pick up wine, cheese, cigars, gifts and more. 4004 NC Highway 105 S, Sugar Mountain

High Country ABC Store
Pick up vodka, rum, bourbon, whiskey and more – plus mixers for your favorite cocktails. Located near Lowe’s Food. 4004 NC Highway 105 S, Sugar Mountain

Pharmacy & Drug Store

Located in the Tynecastle Center, 4059 NC State Highway 105 S, Sugar Mountain.

Home Improvement & Gardens

Lowe’s Home Improvement
Find everything you need for house and garden projects at our only “big box” store. 2014 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk

New River Building Supply
Local building materials and hardware supplier that serves the needs of professional builders, contractors and homeowners. Also find a Carhartt section of clothing and shoes. 2340 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk

Mountaineer Garden Center
This year-round store has a big selection of plants, outdoor furniture, seasonal flowers and florist. 1757 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk

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