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Located just a short drive from Asheville Raliegh, Charlotte and just across the border from Tennessee. Avery County is the home of Grandfather Mountain and the Linn Cove Viaduct.
Avery County, playground of the Western North Carolina mountains. With cool summer temperatures in the mid 70's and snowy winters makes this the top vacation destination of the south! Home of Grandfather Mountain, the Linn Cove Viaduct, Linville Caverns and the Linville Falls. We are world famous with our many unique festivals, like the 36th Annual Woolly Worm Festival, Avery Chamber Fine Art Festivals, Autmun At Oz, Oktoberfest and so many great festivals. Music can be found in many small venues and plays are held at Lees-McRae College with actors with local and national notority. Their is something for everyone in Avery County from just relaxing to visiting our many award winning wineries or bringing the family for the annual Choose-N-Cut Season that begins at Thanksgiving until Christmas.
Looking for a new place to call or a second home? Avery County offers gated golf communities in some of the most exclusive regions of the county and State, to spaces for those seeking quiet and land to roam on. Taxes are low, the air is clean and we are know as the nicest people you'll ever want to meet. Come find out why the locals say you'll come for the day and spend a lifetime making your way back! Avery County has towns like Lick Log, Spears, Bahm, Plumtree, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Village of Sugar Mountain, Newland, Crossnore, Elk Park, Green Valley, find your special place!