We owe our works passion to our love for the the North Carolina High Country! Follow the river and through the woods to discover quaint mountain communities that instill Appalachian heritage and indulge yourself in the many opportunities that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer! Explore these Featured Areas of the High Country to learn more about their history, attractions, and communities- we are sure that you will find a spot that you will love to call your own!
Blowing Rock, North Carolina, is a small town known for it's Blue Ridge Mountain views, unique boutiques, arts and historical attractions, and it's over all "quaintness"! Blowing Rock was voted the 3rd BEST Small Town in the USA in 2017. Vincent Properties is proud to be located at 989 Main Street of Historical Downtown Blowing Rock since 1996!
Boone, named after the famous explorer Daniel Boone, is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Watauga County of North Carolina. Home of Appalachian State University (ASU) since 1899, Boone is a mix of a college town, a wonderful outdoor adventure destination, and historical marker of mountain heritage. Since ASU’s 3 consecutive National Football Championships, Boone's reputation has grown exponentially, developing the local economy to become a budding haven for young professionals; meanwhile being named one of the top 10 BEST places to retire in the United States. Despite Boone’s urban development, the town’s cool summer climate, moderate temperatures and beautiful wintery wonderland makes it highly sought after mountain escape. There are many local attractions, including Howard’s Knob park, Elk Knob state park, the Watauga River, and Appalachian Ski Mountain. There is an adventure here for everyone! Visit our Area Attractions Blog and Events calendar to learn more of the exciting adventures in Boone, North CarolinaLearn More
Originally known for its bountiful hunting and fishing lands, Banner Elk was founded in 1848. This small mountain village is still to this day a hub for the outdoor lover and games man but also features unique boutiques and fine arts. Home to Lees McRae College, a private four-year college, Banner Elk is also home to VPC Builders main office. With its close proximity to multiple ski slopes, hiking/biking trails, and to Wildcat Lake, Banner Elk is one of the most sought after mountain getaways all year-round! Visit our Area Attractions Blog and Events calendar to learn more of the exciting adventures in Banner Elk, North CarolinaLearn More
Located between Banner Elk and Boone, Valle Crucis received its name from Levi Silliman Ives, an Episcopal Missionary in the 1840. Translating from Latin for “Vale of the Cross”, the missionary chose the name based on the formation created by three streams joining that resembles an archbishop’s cross. Today, Valle Crucis is known as the home for the Original Mast General Store, a now popular outdoor clothing and equipment franchise known for it’s old timey mountain store appeal. This small mountain community is partially within the Pisgah National Forest, which allows the town to remain commercially undeveloped and unincorporated. However, with the Dutch Creek, Watauga River, Tester Mountain and Valle Mountain, makes Valle Crucis a great nature adventure! Visit our Area Attractions Blog and Events calendar to learn more of the exciting adventures in Valle Crucis, North CarolinaLearn More
A small vacation home community near Grandfather Mountain, Seven Devils was incorporated in 1979, having its own post office & fire department! The name Seven Devils relates to an old local tale about 7 mischievous brothers, which is actually a reference to the 7 rocky peaks that proved troublesome by early settlers. Today, Seven Devils is known for its gorgeous mountain views, cool climates, its close proximity to Boone and Banner Elk, and the popular snow tubing slope known as Hawksnest. Visit our Area Attractions Blog and Events calendar to learn more of the exciting adventures in Seven Devils, North CarolinaLearn More
Recently celebrating its centennial, West Jefferson was founded in 1915 and was known as the railroad and trading center for Ashe County. Resting in the valley of Mountain Jefferson and Phoenix Mountain, West Jefferson has always been the heart of Ashe County, though its county seed is in neighboring Jefferson. In the 1950’s, as the railroad system began to die out, Kraft Cheese became the dairy manufacturing hub for the state of North Carolina; helping many local farmers thrive as more manufacturing companies began to move in. Present day, visitors can see cheese made in West Jefferson ( though the Cheese Factory is now locally owned), while strolling to local Art and Antique shops. West Jefferson is also home to many outdoor adventures such as the South Fork of the New River and Mount Jefferson State Park! Check out our Area Attractions and Events to find out the latest adventures and news of West JeffersonLearn More
The town of Jefferson was one of the first towns in the nation to be named after Vice President Thomas Jefferson, in 1799. Still a small town to this day, Jefferson is the seed for Ashe County and is home to their courthouse, hospital and police department. Sharing Mount Jefferson with the neighboring town of West Jefferson, this 3traffic light town has turned the previous courthouse into Museum of Ashe Country History, which also houses the Master Gardner and Seed Preservation Society.Learn More
One of the highest peaks in the High Country and the Eastern United States, Beech reaches an elevation of 5,506 feet!With its high elevation, Beech Mountain has highly sought after cool summer temperatures and exceptional weather for winter sports activities such as snowboards, skiing and snow tubing. Split between Watauga County and Avery County, Beech Mountain can be characterized by its popular Beech Mountain Ski Resort, extraordinary views, adventurous mountain biking, and Land of OZ theme Park! Visit our Area Attractions Blog and Events calendar to learn more of the exciting adventures in Beech Mountain, North CarolinaLearn More
Vilas is one of the smaller gems hidden in a valley of the High Country in Watauga County. Though Vilas is a mere five miles from the “urban” amenities of Boone and Appalachian State University, this town is mostly known for its seductive rustic farm lands, bed and breakfasts, windy country roads, and local swimming holes. Vilas ( Vi-with a long southern “i”-las, it’s pronounced) is a great place to live for a business professional that loves to be close to town but have the serenity of mountain seclusion and natural elements.Learn More
A small ski village in Avery County, Sugar Mountain got it’s name for the powdery sparkling snow (plus conveniently, there used to be a sugar factory)! Like its small town neighbors, Banner Elk and Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain is home to Sugar Mountain Ski Area, a well-known mountain winter getaway! In the summertime, Sugar Mountain is a great location for rafting, hiking, and fishing with its cool climate and abundant nature sites!Learn More