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The city of Boone is located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, drawing skiers with its snowy slopes, history buffs with its historical charm and active vacationers with its bountiful outdoor treasures. The crisp mountain air and the panoramic mountain views make it impossible to stay cooped up inside, and with the abundance of outdoor offerings, Boone allows you to enjoy nature in abundance.

Where to stay in Boone, North Carolina

Those who want to fully experience the Blue Ridge Mountain air, should stay towards the west side of the city. Within the city limits, you can go fly fishing in the clear river waters with Elk Creek Outfitters. Then, head further out to Sugar Mountain Resort, where runs of all levels give skiers and snowboarders their adrenaline fill. Travel south to nearby Grandfather Mountain in the town of Linville, as it is perfect for wildlife seekers and day-hikers, with Appalachian Mountain beauty to marvel at. Alternatively, you could travel north to discover what the High Country Wine Region offers at Banner Elk Winery.

With historical roots, Boone offers unique experiences for history buffs. The Appalachian State University area of the town is a convenient home base. A short drive will have history coming to life at the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, an eclectic blend of new and historically significant art to view at Turchin Center. It is an opportunity to get hands on, trying to strike it rich the old fashioned way at Foggy Bottom Gem Mine.

Families cannot go wrong staying south of campus, near Tweetsie Railroad. This railroad and Wild West themed amusement park gives a nod to local history while entertaining the whole family. Mystery Hill, a gravitational phenomenon for science-minded families and the Appalachain Ski Mountain for snow-loving families are also in the vicinity.

3 and 4 star hotels in Boone, North Carolina

Boone is home to one 4 star hotel and 23 3 star hotels. The city offers a diverse choice of business hotels, pet-friendly hotels, and even a boutique hotel for those looking for unique accommodations.

The 4 star accommodation near Boone is a deluxe cabin located outside of the city. Featuring a fully functioning kitchen, balcony, terrace, fireplace, and separate dining area, guests have ample space to spread out. Barbeque grills, gaming systems, cable television, and internet are also available for guest use.

Boone’s 3 star hotels offer excellent services. Many rooms come equipped with coffeemakers, microwaves, refrigerators, televisions, free WiFi, and the typical toiletry and hair dryer bathroom necessities. Free continental breakfast is also common, with some featuring on-site restaurants and room service. Extra goodies at these hotels include indoor pools, fitness centers, and full spa facilities.

Hotels near Tri-Cities Regional Airport and Asheville Regional Airport

Boone does not have its own airport. However, there are various options, both requiring a drive, that service this western mountain town of North Carolina. The Tri-City Regional Airport, located in Blountville in Tennessee, welcomes flights from various southern states. A 1.5-hour drive east through the mountains will have you within the city limits of Boone.

Another option is the Asheville Regional Airport, located in Asheville in North Carolina. Welcoming flights from a wider selection of U.S. airports, you might have better luck securing tickets via this hub. A two hour drive northeast through the mountains is required to reach Boone from here.

No matter which airport is most convenient for you, there are plenty of hotels close to Tri-City Regional Airport as well as hotels close to Asheville Regional Airport to spend the night when early morning or late night flight times face you.