Building a Home in Boone, NC

Boone, NC

Boone,  is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with its scenic beauty and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and fishing. The town is also home to several museums, art galleries, and theaters, and is a great place to visit for those who love nature and the outdoors.

Mosscreek, the Right Designer

Building a MossCreek designed home creates the perfect way to live in harmony with your surroundings. Every home is designed to fit carefully within its natural setting while offering the best in contemporary living. See “Custom Design” in our menu above to learn more about us and how we can help you realize a MossCreek designed home. 

Finding a Builder

MossCreek has a network of builders in Boone, NC that we regularly work with and would be glad to introduce you to them. We are also happy to work with the builder of your choice.

Why People Are Building In Boone, NC

Scenic Beauty Abounds

Boone, NC is home to many outstanding views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many homesites afford the opportunity to have these views right from your great room. Some of the best views near Boone, NC include:
  • Cahas Knob Overlook
  • Mill Mountain Overlook
  • Pine Tree Overlook
  • Elk Mountain Overlook
  • Mount Mitchell Viewpoint
  • Grandfather Mountain

Fishing In Boone, NC

Boone, NC is widely known for great fly fishing and angling on lakes and streams. There are several fishing charters and tours available in Boone, including:
  • Tolliver’s Guide Service
  • Due South Outfitters
  • Foscoe Fishing Company
  • Trophy Water Guide Service
  • Elk Creek Outfitters
On the Parkway itself, more than 100 miles of pristine streams test your knowledge skills, and wits while fishing for rainbow, brown, and native brook trout.
  • Cahas Knob Overlook
  • Mill Mountain Overlook
  • Pine Tree Overlook
  • Elk Mountain Overlook
  • Mount Mitchell Viewpoint
  • Grandfather Mountain

Museums and galleries

Boone, North Carolina, is home to several wonderful art galleries and museums. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these places offer a chance to explore creativity, history, and heritage. Here are some notable ones:
  • Turchin Center for the Visual Arts: Located in the heart of downtown Boone, this center is the largest visual art facility in Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee, and Southwestern Virginia. It features works from international, regional, and local artists. You can admire various art pieces or participate in interactive activities to cultivate your love for the visual arts. The center is open on weekdays and Saturdays.
  • Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM): Just a few miles from Boone in Blowing Rock, BRAHM offers an impressive permanent exhibit along with ever-changing temporary exhibits. Admission is always free, making it an accessible place to delve into art and heritage.
  • Blue Ridge Craft Trails: Part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, this trail connects artisans and craft studios in the Boone area. It celebrates the rich history of creation in the region, inspired by the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore the craftsmanship that has thrived here for centuries
Remember, these places allow you to explore for a couple of hours or devote an entire day to appreciating art and culture. Whether you’re interested in paintings, sculptures, or crafts, Boone has something to offer for every art enthusiast!

Hiking in Boone, NC

Boone NC is a hiking destination with trails for different levels of difficulty and scenery.
  • The Boone Fork Trail is a popular and easy loop that follows creeks and rhododendrons.
  • The Cascades Trail is a short and busy hike to a beautiful waterfall. The Grandfather Trail is a strenuous and technical hike that requires cables and ladders to reach the highest peaks.
  • The Appalachian Trail, the Linville Gorge Wilderness, the Wilson Creek area, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are other options for hiking in Boone NC.

Where People Build

The homes in Boone NC are built in both developed neighborhoods and on private properties. Developments to consider include:
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Club
  • Sunalei Preserve
  • The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
  • Elk River Club
  • EaglesNest
  • Linville Ridge
Large and small parcels of land are also available to build your own private estate.


Boone, North Carolina, offers a delightful array of shops and boutiques to explore.


Boone, North Carolina, offers a delightful culinary scene with a variety of dining options. Whether you are seeking fine dining, local favorites, or budget-friendly bites, there’s something for everyone.
Fine Dining
  • Gamekeeper Restaurant: Refined dining offering American cuisine. It’s an excellent choice for an upscale dining experience.
  • Red Onion: A cozy spot with American fare and a bar. Perfect for a special evening out.
  • Casa Rustica: An Italian restaurant serving dishes from the Lazio and Romana regions. Their pasta and seafood are delightful.
  • The BEACON Butcher Bar: A fine dining option with a focus on high-quality meats.
Local Eats
Budget Friendly Bites

MossCreek, Your Natural Choice for Home Design

By Amanda Griffin

Over warm coffee and Zoom, I had a chance to sit down with Allen Halcomb, president of MossCreek, to discuss why so many people choose MossCreek to design their mountain or lake home getaway.

“Every two days, somewhere in the United States and Canada, someone moves into their new MossCreek home.” says Allen Halcomb. “That is extremely rewarding, but building a new home from concept through construction is a complex journey. It’s a process with lots of moving parts involving multiple phases, players, and pieces.”

“At Moss Creek, we believe the journey should be exciting and fulfilling for our clients, not stressful. Our experienced team understands this process, inside and out, and we’re dedicated to creating an experience that is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We are intensely proud of the fact that we’re small enough to focus carefully on every project, while still delivering world-class results.”

An Unparalleled Standard of Unique and Recognizable Design

During our conversation, it became apparent that a dream home doesn’t need to have style limitations that are dictated by where you live. The designers at MossCreek have knowledge and experience in understanding the regional influences on architectural style, and how to blend those styles to design a home tailored to each homeowner’s aesthetic preferences, lifestyle, and vision.

“No doubt MossCreek homes have a unique and identifiable style. We’re best known for our innovative Rustic home designs, and now we are blending them into Mountain Contemporary home styles as well” says Allen Halcomb. “We believe in blurring the lines between traditional living and contemporary living, and our cutting-edge designs showcase that.”

Two Great Ways to Work with MossCreek

Ready to Purchase Home Plans:

Living in a MossCreek home has been made easy with their broad collection of quick, affordable, and easy to modify house plans. These home plans are a great way to obtain a genuine MossCreek home in a streamlined process. You can browse the full collection to find just the right plan for your new home, or to discover new ideas to use in a custom designed home.

Custom Design

Crafting a detailed and intricate work of art such as a custom designed home takes time and personal attention. MossCreek’s custom design services let you realize your dream home as a one-of-a-kind work of art. Through this process, your custom home is carefully designed and tailored to meet your needs and desires. Custom home design by MossCreek is available in two levels of service: Traditional and Comprehensive. See “Custom Design” in our menu above to learn more the differences.

Regardless of which option you choose, you can be confident that your home design is world-class. Don’t just take their word for it, their homes have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Log & Timber Magazine, and Mountain Living.

“At Moss Creek, we believe that ‘happiness’ is in the details” says Allen Halcomb.