Although I stay at different places when I go to Beech Mountain, I tend to eat at the same restaurants. Maybe that means I’ve already discovered the best locations, or maybe it just means I’m a creature of habit. Either way, here’s the places I return to again and again when I’m vacationing at Beech Mountain.
Fred’s General Mercantile: Start your day at Fred’s Mercantile with a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit (don’t worry, you burn lots of calories skiing and hiking). If you don’t want all that, just get a side of bacon. Fred knows how to cook it up right.
Brick Oven Pizzeria: For a break from sledding on Beech Mountain’s Free Sledding Hill, walk next door to Brick Oven Pizzeria. In addition to good pie, they have an arcade for big kids, as well as the little ones.
Jackalope’s View: I am consistently impressed with Jackalope’s View, a fine dining restaurant that welcome’s kids (and will make plain butter pasta off the menu if you ask). I like being able to have a nice glass of wine and a super meal after a day on the slopes without feeling like I have to leave the kids at home. If you do leave the kids behind, grab a nightcap at the upstairs Vault Bar. It has pool tables and a fun atmosphere. (See our previous post on Where to Eat at Beech Mountain for more information on Brick Oven Pizzeria and Jackalope’s View)
The 1861 Farmhouse: If you are up for traveling a bit, head to Valle Crucis to the 1861 Farmhouse. They also have a great wine list – including wines made on-site. The house was once owned by the proprietors of Mast General Store, a wonderful tourist attraction across the street and perfect for a day of shopping off the slopes. Ask the proprietors about the farmhouse history and ghost stories. The 1861 Farmhouse also welcomes kids with an extensive kids menu.