Less than 10 miles from Banner Haven is the oldest operating general store in the country.  Visited by presidents (Obama in 2012), actors, dignitaries and your and me, it’s a must see stop when traveling in the High Country near Banner Elk and Boone, NC.

Don’t miss this 120+ year old building that has not only survived but thrived through the years, the Mast General Store in Valle Crucis  is an awesome place to visit.

Banner Haven Bed and Breakfast and Cabin Rentals
Greg and Amy Gardner – Innkeepers
509 Beech Mountain Parkway
Banner Elk, NC 28604