Photos of the Snow Storm in Boone, NC


A sleepy Boone, NC on the morning of a big snow.

I woke up this morning to take a couple of photos of the big snow storm that came in overnight.  The photo above was taken at dawn on King St, downtown Boone, NC.  I wanted to capture the snow and the beauty of this sleepy mountain town.  When people think of Boone, a lot of people think of our historic downtown – Mast General Store, Our Daily Bread, Melanies…

Snow storms like this are one of the many reasons we love the High Country!





Fall is almost here in the High Country!

It’s the beginning of my favorite time of year in Boone, NC!  Crisp temperatures, fall colors, leaves changing, pumpkins, you name it!  Here’s a photo I took the other day while going for a hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  What a beautiful day it was to be outside in the mountains.  Keep checking back as I intend to be very photo happy for the next two months.  Cheers!


Sold a Beautiful Home in Blowing Rock!

One of my favorite things about selling real estate in the High Country is finding these hidden gems nestled in the rhododendrons.  This quaint, mountain bungalow holds one of the most unique views of the backside of Grandfather Mountain I’ve ever seen.  The view is a 180° panorama and the home has plenty of privacy.  It may not be the most expensive home on the market but there’s a realness to this mountain home that I love.  I’m proud to represent clients on homes of this ilk that will stay in their families for decades.



337 W. Rocky Top Trl – Seven Devils

This log cabin is a perfect mountain getaway at 4,300ft elevation! If you are looking for the biggest views at the highest elevation – this is it! Call us today – Matt de Camara – 828.773.4436

Please click the following link for more information on 337 W. Rocky Top Trl:
337 W. Rocky Top Trl – Seven Devils, NC 28604

Waterfalls – Gragg Prong in Mid-May


Matt and I took a nice hike this morning down to Gragg Prong Falls down below the Blue Ridge Parkway below Linville.  It was majestic with the sun rising projecting slanting, golden light on the time-smoothed, granite slabs surrounding this water hole.  There’s nothing like spending a morning in the mountains in May!

Tulips Blooming and Forsythias Turning Green

We are so excited it’s finally springtime in Boone, NC!  Our tulips are coming up and the forsythias are fading to green which means it’s most definitely spring!  Keep checking back for the latest seasonal photos!



Bradford Pears Blooming in Boone, NC

The trees are starting to bloom in Boone! After a long winter Spring is finally here! Temperatures are in the 60’s and 70’s all week! I’m sure we’ll see a lot more green after this week of rain. Come on up and enjoy a weekend in the High Country!



Wilson Creek – Waterfalls Near Boone, NC

Spring is in the offing in the High Country!  A few days ago I went down to the Edgemont area just below Hwy 221 south of Blowing Rock.  Once you drop down below the escarpment you will find massive creeks and mountain streams flowing all the way down to Lake James.  Here are a few photos of Wilson Creek!




Moon Rising in March


Waking up early this morning to this moon was spectacular!  Check out the craters on the moon!  I took this photo at  6:45am and captured some really pretty silver light.

Big Snow in Boone, NC!

Yesterday we had the biggest snow of the season with a range of probably 4-8 inches in the High Country! It’s always a treat to get a big snow and it’s an even bigger treat to go out and play in it! The four seasons are one reason folks like living here and winter is no exception. While it doesn’t look like we’ll get anymore snow this week, the temperature will take a dive and we’ll dip below 0 degrees in the next day or two. Yikes!! This weather is great for the skiing so if you’re thinking about making a trip, come on up this weekend for great conditions and enjoy the most snow of the season!

Highway 321 Covered with Snow last night!

Highway 321 Covered with Snow last night!

At 5,000 ft the snow was really coming down!

At 5,000 ft the snow was really coming down!

Lost Province Brewery in the Snow

Lost Province Brewery in the Snow

Cars Driving to Boone from Blowing Rock

Cars Driving to Boone from Blowing Rock

Everybody is getting off early and heading home!

Everybody is getting off early and heading home!

Under Contract in the Reserve on Sugar Mtn!

Matt de Camara sells another Reserve Condo!

Matt de Camara standing on a patio in the Reserve I

It’s always a treat to go up to the Reserve on Sugar Mountain in February!  There’s always such exotic weather when you’re up at 5,000ft in elevation.  Today was spectacular – icy tree limbs, puffy clouds and a cobalt blue sky.  If you’re looking to buy or sell in the High Country, you’ve found the right company – Boone Real Estate!

Icy Walk at Bass Lake in Blowing Rock

Walking Dinah at Bass Lake - Blowing Rock, NC

Walking Dinah at Bass Lake – Blowing Rock, NC

One of the nicest things about living in Boone is the ability to drive just a few minutes and find yourself at a beautiful spot like this.  Sara and I took Dinah for a walk the other night at Bass Lake in Blowing Rock.  It was more like ice skating than walking but it was still fun!  It’s so refreshing to be in the mountains in the Winter.  It was cold on the lake but it was such a pleasant evening.

First Snow in Boone of 2014!


It was beautiful seeing the snowflakes once again falling on our winter wonderland! It always stuns me to realize what an enchanting universe we enjoy living up here in the mountains. Invigorating is perhaps the appropriate expression to describe winter’s first snow. Stately hardwood trees, scent of wood in the air and woodsmoke curling up the chimneys, a crisp snap in the air and brilliantly blue skies all tell me that the most beautiful time of year is upon us. Come marvel at the majesty with us – come to the mountains!

Watauga Lake in the Fall

Watauga Lake in the Fall of 2014

Watauga Lake in the Fall of 2014


Watauga Lake is beautiful all year long!  If you’re interested in lake property near Boone, NC you’ve found the right company.  Call our lake expert, Joel Farthing at 828.773.3384.

Best Views in the High Country – The Reserve (Sugar Mtn)

Listing Coming Soon!  Contact Matt at 828.773.4436 for Details

Listing Coming Soon! Contact Matt at 828.773.4436 for Details

Most people who come up to Boone to buy a vacation home are looking for two things; views & high elevation.  Well, look no further, this condo has it all!  With elevation over 5,000ft (!!!) and long range views of the Linville Gorge, what’s not to like?

Check out every condo listing in the Reserve by clicking the link below:
Reserve Condos on Sugar Mtn

Time of Year for Campfires!

Fall in Boone, NC is best spent outside with a fire!

Fall in Boone, NC is best spent outside with a fire!

Fall is my favorite time of year.  It’s such a cool feeling to be outside with friends around a campfire in the brisk, mountain air.  Let’s try to enjoy these mild temperatures while they last!

Peak Leaf Season in Boone, NC: Fall 2014

What a pleasant drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday! We’re definitely experiencing peak leaf season in Boone a little early this year. It was absolutely gorgeous with all of the fall colors! Come on up and enjoy it this weekend before the leaves all fall off!


Shiprock in the Fall


Sunrise over Appstate Campus

Sunrise Over Appstate Campus

Sunrise Over Appstate Campus

Good morning ASU!  Here the sun acts as a natural alarm clock attempting to wake the students up at 7:00am.  Good morning Boone, NC!

South Fork of the New River

This is where I spent my morning.

This is where I spent my morning.

Waking up early to get out on the South Fork of the New River is worth it’s weight in gold!  I had such a pleasant morning showing a log cabin to great clients.  It’s days like this that remind me how lucky I am to be living in Boone, NC.

Want to be on the South Fork of the New River?  Check out this log cabin just outside of West Jefferson today!

Mountain Living at its Finest on Boone Ridge

Imagine waking up to this view!

Imagine waking up to this view!

Imaging waking up on a pleasant summer morning in the High Country, brewing your coffee and stepping out onto this patio!  If this is the experience you’ve been dreaming about, it’s about to turn into a reality.  Welcome to one of our premier properties, 507 Boone Ridge!  Talk about a view!  Every inch of this home has been designed around the view.  You’d be surprised how many homes don’t take advantage of such an obvious feature!  Welcome to the High Country, welcome home.

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