Broadstone is a camp-like property owned by Appalachian State University and operated by AppState University Recreation. It is located in picturesque Valle Crucis, just a short drive from AppState's main campus.

Broadstone offers:

  • Meeting and event space in our lodge
  • Four cabins for overnight groups (total capacity of 88)
  • Team bonding opportunities on our low and high ropes courses
  • Wilderness medicine courses
  • Informal recreation on our lower field with access to the Watauga River

Getting there from Boone:

  • Take NC 105 South 3.2 Miles to Broadstone Road.
  • Turn right onto Broadstone Road.
  • Continue on Broadstone Road for 1.2 miles.
  • Look for the pedestrian bridge that crosses Broadstone Road.
  • Parking for events or informal recreation at the field is at the base of the bridge.
  • If you are looking for the Lodge, the driveway is just beyond the bridge on the left.

The Lodge

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  • Large meeting and event space
  • Gas logs fireplace with large stone hearth
  • A small break-out room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen for groups to prepare food
  • Tables and chairs
  • Linens by request
  • Small covered porch
  • Flat, grassy overflow area off the main room
  • Parking for 20 vehicles

Lodge Diagram

Table Chair Set Up Options

The Cabins

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  • Four cabins are available for overnight accommodations
  • Hawksbill Mountain, Twisting Falls and Dutch Creek are identical and sleep 24 participants
  • Beacon Heights is often used as a staff/instructor cabin and sleeps 16
  • Each cabin has bunkbeds with regular twin mattresses
  • All four cabins have 3 bathroom stalls, three showers and four sinks
  • Cabins do not have air conditioning but do have heat

The Lower Field

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  • 2 pavilions with picnic tables are available for informal use and by reservation
  • Large, mowed grass field
  • Access to the Watauga River
  • Organized events must reserve space on the lower field by submitting a Facility Request

Visitors are welcome anytime during daylight hours as long as their presence is not distracting during organized events. Please keep a respectful distance from educational programs.

Challenge Course

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Challenge Courses:

  • High Ropes Course
  • Alpine Tower
  • Team Development Course
  • Group Interaction Course

Contact Us

1431 Broadstone Rd
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Phone: (828) 262-7388

Email: richardskg@appstate.edu

A UREC facility in the division of Student Affairs.