Looking for fun things to do in Boone NC during your trip? There is a plethora of fun activities and wonderful places to check out during your stay at the historic Lovill House Inn, Boone Bed and Breakfast.
Our locale in the Blue Ridge Mountains affords us the opportunity to enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway as it is located minutes from our hotel. Enjoy a scenic drive during the spring, summer or fall and you are sure to find lots of picturesque settings to snap a photograph or two. The Southern Loop from Banner Elk to Blowing Rock, is 50 miles long and takes about two hours to drive. The Northern Loop, from West Jefferson through Warrensville is 34 miles and takes about an hour to drive. We are located just a few moments from downtown Boone NC. There are two easy to find places where you can enter the Blue Ridge Parkway near our neck of the woods. One is located off of Highway 321 in Blowing Rock, and the other area is just off of Old Hwy 421 in Deep Gap. Another harder to find entrance is off of Bamboo Road in Boone (take Deerfield Rd near the hospital to the end, turn right on Bamboo Road and then quickly turn left onto Little Laurel Road which is adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway).
While you are driving, stop and visit historic locales nearby such as Mast General Store (circa 1883) in Valle Crucis, the Green Park Inn & Restaurant in Blowing Rock (circa 1880’s), Moses Cone Mansion Flat Top Manor (circa 1901), and authentic log cabins built by Daniel Boone’s family at the Hickory Ridge Museum in Boone. Visiting these stops are just a handful of the historic fun things to do in Boone NC.
Gem mining with family and friends is another activity to list on our list of fun things to do in Boone NC. Our area is well known nationally for its gem mining. Just within a few miles drive from our hotels in Boone NC are several family friendly gem mining Boone NC outposts. Grab a bucket and a pan and enjoy flume mining. You are likely to find all sorts of gems in the ore including aquamarine, garnet, amethyst, citrine, smokey and rose quartz, white topaz, iolite, Mexican opal, peridot, sapphire, ruby, and others.