Thursday, March 14, 2013

Winding Down the Season on Beech

As they say, all good things must come to an end.  The good thing about a great ski season coming to an end on Beech Mountain is that we can now gear up to a great summer season here.

Taken 3-14-2013

We received another 1" of light, fluffy snow yesterday.  The ski slopes are in prime condition for skiing and snow boarding, as well as making use of the skating rink at Beech Mountain Resort.  For those who have yet to experience skiing at the highest ski resort east of the Rocky Mountains, make time to come up before the resort closes for the 2012-2013 season.  In fact, the snow season has been so good this year that the businesses on Beech Mountain have been able to remain open longer than normal.  Restaurants, shopping, ski rentals, game rooms, real estate offices and more are all open and doing well.  We hope to see those who want to wind out the winter season with us come visit soon.



With the Bark Park (small and large dog corrals), kite festival, craft fair, fishing derby for the kids, annual July pig roast, hiking, biking, Buckeye Lake Recreation Area, Autumn at Oz (come meet Dorothy and Toto), community yard sale and nearby attractions of Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, Woolly Worm Festival and many, many other activities, events and things to do, Beech Mountain is a great place to make your destination and place to rest your head.

April is normally a slower time for us so that we can transition, clean, spruce up and prepare for our summer residents and guests.  The Beech Mountain Club (optional membership for owners of qualified properties) will also be getting ready to open the golf course, tennis courts, cafes and other various amenities.  As usual, lots of activities are being planned so make sure you stay in touch with our websites, webcams and our Chamber of Commerce on what is going on at any given time.  If you need a list of popular sites to visit, try these:

Beech Mountain Parkway:  See road conditions, traffic on BMP (links to other Beech Mountain, Banner Elk and surrounding area cams are also on this site...scroll down for list)

Beech Mountain Chamber:  Accomodations, restaurants, shops, etc., which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
     Rentals:  Vacation rentals

Come visit Beech Mountain, and don't be surprised when you arrive here that we smile and wave to you.  We're like that...we love meeting new friends.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Beech Mountain Bark Park...Loved by all in any season

The Beech Mountain Bark Park was spear headed by a couple of our local resident 'puppy moms' a couple of years ago.  Nancy Brunzos and Jill Ezell started talking to the powers that be at Town of Beech Mountain,  Beech Mountain Club members, friends, family, other dog owners, residents and businesses.

Holleigh enjoys running after balls
The pavilion is a great place for owners to watch

The efforts of Nancy and Jill, along with their recruits, were well paid by establishing the park on property donated and maintained by the Town.  Funds were raised to create two fenced for small dogs and one for large dogs.  There is water and bags for cleaning up after the dogs, as well as a pavilion, walking track around the fenced areas, an arbor entrance and a sculpture of a dog.  Many private dollars and man hours were invested by many people to establish the park as it is today.  Whether it is summer or winter, the dogs love to run and play and the owners are very appreciative to have a place to let them have that opportunity.

The large dog park

Great old tree, boulders and bushes are in the park

Access to the park is across from Town Hall down the gravel road between The Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria and Action Realty.

For more information on the park or to donate for its continued improvement and maintenance, please contact Nancy Brunzos at