Thursday, December 11, 2014

Greetings from a Frigid Foscoe Fox~

The winter chill has set in with our high only reaching 35 degrees today. The last two days have brought a dusting of snow, and a touch of "snizzle" (the locals word for a snowy-icy mix)! The ski slopes are loving this weather!

The Christmas countdown has started here in the High Country, and Foscoe Rentals is busily awaiting their guests for the holiday rush! If you are arriving this weekend, be sure to bring your winter jacket, you will need it for sure! If you are looking for something festive to do in the area, Studio K Dance Workshop will be presenting the holiday classic The Nutcracker at Schaefer Center of Performing Arts, December 13 and 14th. For details visit Sugar Mountain will also be hosting Sugar Fest beginning December 12 with Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist Paul Wylie performing at the  rink. Saturday, December 13 will have skating, skiing and tubing all day, followed by live music and fireworks! Sunday will conclude the events with special demonstrations and ski clinics. For information on this event, visit

We hope to see you soon in the beautiful North Carolina mountains!
                                                                                                   Warmest Wishes~

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Greetings from Foscoe Fox~

The rain arrived this week and it looks as though it is here for the weekend. Even though we have had warmer daytime temperatures, the nights are still cool enough for the slopes to make snow! All of our local ski and tubing slopes are up and running, and the tree farms are busy cutting and baling trees, making wreaths and roping. With Christmas only three weeks away, the local shops are gearing up for the last minute hustle and bustle of season.

Coming to the High Country this weekend, be sure to visit Big Ridge Tree Farm for your choose and cut experience. Located just up the road from our office, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa on your hayride to a beautiful, historical log cabin in the woods. Trek through the field and find your perfect Christmas tree, and pick up a wreath or two to top off your decorations!

If you haven't planned your holiday getaway to the mountains, give the office a call. The girls have released the properties for a three night minimum stay! Make your plans to curl up by the fire and relax before ringing in the New Year!

                                                                                                           Warmest Regards~

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Friday, November 7, 2014

'Tis the Season!
Foscoe Rentals, along with Big Ridge Tree Farms would like to offer you a Christmas tree voucher along with your stay here at Foscoe! Reserve now between December 1 and December 21, for a 3 night stay, and receive a voucher for a free tree at a local choose and cut farm. Offer is only valid on new reservations at regular rates.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Beary Scary Halloween at Grandfather Mountain
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Bring your spooks and goblins to celebrate Halloween with Grandfather Mountain this Saturday. Enjoy a day of learning about creepy, crawly critters, arts and crafts and trick or treating, all included with park admission. Children in costumes will be admitted at half price normal admission.
This special event begins at 10:30am and concludes by 3pm. For more information visit
What did the Woolly Worm Predict for our High Country Weather?
Kwazimodo the woolly worm captured first place in Saturday's races at the 37th Annual Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk, NC, and was examined by festival experts to determine an official forecast for the coming winter in the North Carolina... mountains. Based on Kwazimodo's fuzzy black and brown bands, this winter's prediction is as follows:
Weeks 1-4 (December 21-January 17) - Snowy with below normal temperatures
Week 5 (January 18-24) - Light snow with below normal temperatures
Weeks 6-10 (January 25-February 28) - Below average temperatures with little or no snow
Week 11 (March 1-7) - Moderate snow and below normal temperatures
Weeks 12-13 (March 8-21) - Snowy with below normal temperatures

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train is in full swing Friday and Saturday evenings through October! Take a stroll through the Freaky Forest, ride the Ghost Train through the Blue Ridge, and enjoy the rides at the Creepy Carnival! This fun-filled event offers enjoyment for all ages!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

October Happenings
The Ghost Train at Tweetsie Railroad  Weekends throughout October
Lees McRae College Homecoming October 3-4
Autumn at Oz October 3-4
Appalachian State University Homecoming October 10-11
Oktoberfest at Sugar Mountain October 11
Woolly Worm Festival October 18-19

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

High Country Hiking

(Left to Right) Daniel Boone Scout Trail, Beacon Heights, Linville Falls,
Price Lake, Cascade Trail, Crabtree Falls.

The Blue Ridge Mountains offer spectacular views, along with some of the best hiking experiences in Western North Carolina. Waterfalls, gorges, wildlife and breathtaking scenery are among the perks of spending the day outdoors and away from the everyday hustle and bustle. Whether looking for an afternoon stroll, or an adventurous day trip, the High Country offers something for you!

Cascades Trail: Located at Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Marker 272, the trail runs along side of Cascades Falls, located in E.B. Jeffress Park. The loop is a half mile hike and great for families.

Craggy Pinnacle Trail: Located at Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Marker 365, this quick hike is less than a mile in distance and offers spectacular views from the top! Enjoy the native mountain laurels and wild blueberries along the path.

Price Lake Loop: Located at Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Marker 297, enjoy the beautiful view of the lake on this flat, 2.4 mile round trip path. Guests are also able to rent canoes to spend some time on the water!

Linville Falls and Gorge: Located at Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Marker 316, the Linville Gorge is located in the Pisgah National Forest and includes about 12 miles of the Linville River. The gorge includes rough, rugged terrain, but the trails are well marked and manageable.  Be sure to stay on the trails and wear appropriate footwear.

Beacon Heights: Located at Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Marker 305, this family friendly trail is about a quarter of a mile in distance, and takes only about ten minutes to climb! Once you've reached the top, an amazing rock face offers a stunning view of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Rough Ridge Trail: Located at Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Marker 303, the moderate hike  overlooks the famous Linn Cove Viaduct. The narrow trail is about a 2 mile trek and offers rock ledges to overlook the distant valleys.

Crabtree Falls: Located at Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Marker 339, parking is available near the Crabtree Campground. Crabtree Falls is a 70 foot cascading waterfall located on the Big Crabtree Creek. The trail is approximately 2 miles round trip and is well worth the time!

Daniel Boone Scout Trail to Calloway Peak: Located at Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Marker 300 (Park at Boone Fork and follow the Tanawha trail, take a left over the bridge to get to the trailhead). One of the areas more difficult trails, this 6.5 mile hike takes you to Calloway Peak, the highest point of Grandfather Mountain, at 5,496 feet.

Profile Trail: Located off of Highway 105, this trail offers a scenic hike through nature and becomes a bit more challenging as you approach the profile view of Grandfather Mountain.  

Monday, August 25, 2014

Foscoe Rentals enjoyed spending the day with the younger fans of Appalachian State University at 2014 Fan Fest! Thanks to all the fans who stopped by our tent, and congratulations to our gift basket winner, Owen!! Remember to book your stay for all of your App State Football Games!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Join Foscoe Rentals at App State Football Fan Fest
Saturday, August 16 at Kidd Brewer Stadium

Bring the kids out for an afternoon filled with fun and football! Gates open at 5:30 to meet our Appalachian State student athletes and coaches. Photo and autograph sessions with the players, face painting, balloon artists, and inflatables will be a few of the activities offered in this FREE event!

Visit our Foscoe Rentals table to get your free mini football, sharpie, and goody bag for your favorite players autograph! Also, enter to win an App State Kid's Gift Basket!

Parents, follow us on Twitter or "Like" us on Facebook for a chance for a FREE 2 night stay in a beautiful, mountain condo in our gated community of Echota! Be sure to hashtag....
#foscoerentals #appfanfest

Thursday, July 10, 2014

59th Annual
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
July 10-13, 2014

For a complete listing of events visit

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Celebrate the 4th in the High Country!!

Boone: The Town of Boone will begin it's festivities at 11am on King Street in downtown Boone with the annual Fourth of July Parade. Following the parade, The Town of Boone, will celebrate with cake, watermelon and a free concert on the lawn at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center. Later in the evening, beginning at 7pm, music at Clawson/Burnley Park followed by the a spectacular firework show starting at 9:30.

Blowing Rock: The annual Fourth of July parade and Festival will take place on Saturday, July 5 beginning at 9am. Festivities will include a horseshoe tournament, water balloon toss, watermelon eating contest, face painting and much, much more! Come play in the bounce house, climb the tower, watch live entertainment and enjoy the fireworks! The parade on Main Street will begin at 2pm.

Tweetsie Railroad Fireworks Extravaganza: Tweetsie's parking area will remain open until 9pm for Tweetsie's Fireworks Extravaganza. Ticket's for the show are $5 per car.

Sugar Mountain: Enjoy the view from the top of Sugar Mountain with a scenic chairlift ride to watch the fireworks! The lift will run all day beginning at 10am and ending at 10pm.

Banner Elk: Enjoy the Parade beginning at 11am and finishing at the "Party in the Park" at Tate-Evans Park. The party will include food, games, and the "Great American Duck Race." Visit the Banner Elk Elementary School for the Independence Day Fine Arts and Crafts Show.

Crossnore: Come spend the day in a hometown environment hosting an all day craft fair, cake walk, face painting, arts and crafts and much more! End the afternoon with a street dance and fireworks! 

Newland: The Town of Newland will host their annual Car Show beginning at 9am. Beginning at noon, the parade, vendors, bounce houses and Harley Davidson raffle will begin!

Seven Devils: Come explore the Safety Fest in Seven Devils. Food, watermelon eating contests, cake walks, balloon toss, and Harley raffle. Riverwalk Summer Concert Series begins at 6pm with fireworks following!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Family Fun in Foscoe!

The beautiful mountain community of Foscoe offers family fun just minutes from our rental properties. Enjoy the day fishing, ziplining and gem mining at local attractions; then grab a bite of lunch at Family Billiards. Looking for a relaxing afternoon, tour the beautiful Grandfather Vineyard and Winery. 
Hawksnest Ziplines offer 20 zipline cables, with 4 miles of riding at heights over 200 feet! Enjoy the beautiful views of the Blue Ridge from a new perspective!

The Greater Foscoe Mining Company offers fun for all ages with gem-mining, jeweler and gallery on site. Open seven days a week, from Spring through Fall, buckets can be shipped to your home year round for gem mining fun!

The Grandfather Trout Farm makes your fishing adventure worry free! Rods, reels and bait are provided, no license needed, and you only pay for what you catch! Spend the day at one of the three ponds, stocked with beautiful rainbow trout!

Foscoe Fishing Company and Outfitters provide wade and float trips down the S.Holston and Watauga Rivers, as well as, guided walking tours. Visit them for all of your High Country fishing questions and equipment!

Country Retreat Family Billiards and Grill is the place to go for lunch and dinner! Burgers, salads and daily specials are offered in this clean, family oriented environment! Enjoy their upscale billiard room, arcade games, and wide screen televisions while you take a break from your daily events!

The Grandfather Vineyard and Winery is located at the base of Grandfather Mountain and the Watauga River. The vineyard is the first producing winery in Watauga County. Enjoy a tour and tasting of the unique flavors of the High Country.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Looking to visit the High Country's top attractions, visit our office at Foscoe Rentals to purchase your discount tickets!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Come enjoy Spring in the High Country!

Renew your spirit, breathe a breath of fresh air, and unwind in the outdoors. The North Carolina mountains are calling for you!

Call now for off season rates!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Boone Roundball Classic

Foscoe Rentals would like to welcome players and parents for the upcoming Boone Roundball Classic Basketball Tournament 
March 7-9, 2014

Call and reserve to receive a 15% discount on your stay!


Friday, January 17, 2014

It's Winter in the High Country!!

Come enjoy the cooler temperatures and a weekend full of skiing, tubing and skating! 

Sugar Mountain Ski

Day Session Jan 17, 2014
3 inches
41-90 inch base
Manmade and Powder and Frozen Granular
with 6 lanes open.
Tubing Information
Skating is open!.
Skating Information
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Beech Mountain Resort


Appalachian Ski Mountain


Hawksnest Snow Tubing


Wednesday, January 1, 2014