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!


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!



Another Condo Sold in Blowing Rock – Chetola

Matt de Camara sells a condo in Chetola - Blowing Rock, NC

Matt de Camara sells a condo in Chetola – Blowing Rock, NC

Today I sold a condo in Chetola in Blowing Rock!  This one was a beautiful 3BR/3.5BA in the private Mitchell building overlooking the ponds.  Even with the market being a little slow, you can count on Boone Real Estate to get the job done – in the dead of winter!  Call us today if you want to see results and get your property sold!

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!

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.

Boone Golf Club at Dusk

Boone Golf Club at Dusk

Boone Golf Club at Dusk

It’s a beautiful time of year to be in the High Country.  Here’s a shot of the Boone Golf Club (hole 9) with a gorgeous sunset.  It really doesn’t get any better than this!  With temps in the low 70’s for the past week there’s no place I’d rather be.

4th of July in Boone, NC – 2014

What a fantastic weekend for fireworks!  Big booms were going off everywhere including Tweetsie, the Bethel Blast and Linville Ridge just to name a few magnificent displays. Here are a few photos I snapped of our own fireworks show after a full day of rock climbing. What incredible weather we had on the 4th – low 70’s! I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend in the High Country and we hope to show you some property soon! 1407042014Fireworks-BooneNC-004 1407042014Fireworks-BooneNC-003 1407042014Fireworks-BooneNC-002 1407042014Fireworks-BooneNC-001

Iris Blooming in Boone!

Spring is such a great time of year in Boone. This week the Iris is in full bloom! What’s your favorite Spring flower in the High Country?


Magnificent Memorial Day Weekend!


Boone Real Estate would like to thank all of the service men & women who’ve served or are currently serving this great country!  We appreciate our freedom everyday.  Thank you!

We couldn’t ask for better weather for Memorial Day weekend!  Here’s a lone tree on the Blue Ridge Parkway spreading it’s limbs to the sky.  Have a fun, relaxing weekend and soak in this phenomenal weather.  We hope you’ll come see us this weekend!

Golfing at Jefferson Landing with Vernon Taylor!

Another Great Day on the Golf Course with Vernon!

Another Great Day on the Golf Course with Vernon!

Here we are having fun on the golf course at gorgeous Jefferson Landing. I’m on the left and to the right is my golf partner for the day, Vernon Taylor. Vernon and his wife Anne asked us to list and market their home in Jefferson Landing. You can see it on under “search our listings” at the price of $1,200,000. It is a remarkable property and affords enjoyment of these links and many other amenities throughout the year. Come explore Jefferson Landing in the mountains of North Carolina!

Spring Flowers in Boone, NC

You have to love springtime in the High Country!  Pleasant temperatures, cool mountains breezes, vibrant flowers!  This photo is too good not to share.  We hope to see you this spring or summer!

A Gorgeous Trillium in my backyard

A gorgeous Trillium in my backyard

Trillium (aka Wake Robin) in Boone, NC

Springtime in Boone, NC is in full effect! Check out these gorgeous North Carolina Wildflowers growing naturally in my front yard. It’s such a beautiful time of year in the mountains of Western NC. Come on up and take a look!


Massive Views near Boone!

Our Client Will Wake Up with This View Every Morning!

Our Client Will Wake Up with This View Every Morning!

Here is one of the most sublime and transporting views I’ve sold in fifteen years practicing real estate in Boone! Just seven convenient miles south of town in a Blowing Rock subdivision named Misty Mountain you’ll find these exquisite views of the gorge below town. They say on a clear winter’s night you can see the skyline of downtown Charlotte! Isn’t this a gorgeous vista! I must have done something somewhere right to be asked to assist clients acquire a home with this panorama! I’m thankful for the opportunity to earn my livelihood in such an inspiring environment and grateful to our clients who rely on us to protect them in the process and so enable us to continue our work up here every day! Life in Boone is good!

Sharon’s Daffodils

The flowers at Sharon’s farm are emerging in full spring glory. Here’s a wave of daffodils. Last December I planted 1000 more which are just breaking ground. The forsythia are beginning to riot as we’ll. What a bounty this time of year is – especially after the winter we’ve endured. Sharon says to say those daffodils are named “Ice Follies.”

Bradford Pears Blooming in High Country

Spring is almost here in the High Country, folks! Here’s the first glimpse of blooming I’ve seen. A few more weeks and these Bradford’s will be bursting with flowers! Come on up to Boone or Blowing Rock, NC and enjoy the first stage of Spring!


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