Apple Barn - Summer Location

The Apple Barn is on Hwy 194 on the grounds of the Valle Crucis Conference Center, approximately 10 miles from downtown Boone.

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From Watauga County

  1. Take 105 towards Foscoe. 
  2. Turn onto Broadstone Rd (watch for Ham Shoppe at the stoplight near the bridge where 105 crosses over the Watauga River.).
  3. Stay on Broadstone Rd for about 3 miles. Watch for the Mast Annex and Candy Barrel store. After the Annex and Candy Barrel, turn left onto 194
  4. Go 1 mile. The Apple Barn is on Right, it's a big red barn. Lot's of room to park on the grass.

From Farther Away

  1. Excellent directions to the Apple Barn from NC, TN, VA, SC, and GA are on the Valle Crucis Conference Center site. The Apple Barn is on the Valle Crucis Conference Center property.

The Valle Crucis Conference Center has made it possible for our dance community to enjoy contra dancing at the Apple Barn by significantly reducing the rate at which the Barn is rented.  We truly appreciate their generosity.  It is an excellent facility, with a fantastic dance floor and great atmosphere.  Learn more about the history of the Apple Barn and the Valle Crucis Conference Center

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Old Cove Creek School - Winter Location

The Old Cove Creek School is on Dale Adams Rd in Sugar Grove, approximately 8 miles from downtown Boone

Please wear soft-soled shoes when dancing at the Old Cove Creek School

From Boone

  1. Take 421/321 (King St.) out of Boone towards Vilas and Tennessee. Go approximately 5 miles.
  2. Take 321 N when it turns off to the left. Skateworld is at this intersection. Go 1.1 miles.
  3. Turn right onto Old 421. The Cove Creek Store/Gas Station is on the right. The Sugar Grove Post office is on the left. This turn is just after a sharp curve to the right.
  4. Turn left onto Georges Gap Rd. This road is not marked. It is the first road to the left and it has a bridge immediately at the turn. Go over bridge and around several curves.
  5. Turn right onto Dale Adams Rd. Park in front of the school
  6. If you miss the Georges Gap turn off, continue down Old 421 and you'll see the school off to the left across the creek. Dale Adams Rd. connects with Old 421 so you can turn left and get back to the school that way.


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