Located on Sugar Mountain in the Banner Elk area of North Carolina and 20 miles southwest of Boone is The Highlands at Sugar resort. Sitting at an altitude of 3,688 feet it provides guests with prime access to all the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer. Some of the most popular ski slopes on the East Coast are located just minutes from The Highlands at Sugar. During the summer months, horseback riding, mountain biking and whitewater rafting are all just a short distance away. Additionally, shuttle services are conveniently available for guests traveling from the resort to the Sugar Mountain base lodge.

The Highlands at Sugar offers comfort and convenience for guests while on vacation. Units feature fully-furnished kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs plus additional amenities. Finish your day of exploring with a dip in the heated pool or a soak in the hot tub. Then sit back and relax on your balcony and enjoy the beautiful view and the peace and quiet of the country. The Highlands at Sugar offers accommodations for one to eight guests.

No matter what time of the year you visit Banner Elk, there is something for everyone, and SPM Resorts is happy to accommodate all of its guests at The Highlands at Sugar resort!

Check-in time

4:00 p.m.

Check-out time

10:00 a.m.

Sugar Mountain, NC

Sugar Mountain, NC

A four-seasons vacation spot, the Blue Ridge Mountains offer some of the most spectacular views in the country, not to mention some excellent opportunities for outdoor sports. Hiking, skiing, ziplining, rafting, tubing, golfing and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed in this area. The towns that are nestled among the mountains offer some great experiences, as well such as Linville Caverns, gem mining, Tweetsie Railroad, a variety of festivals and events and more. Whatever season you come to visit and whatever activities you choose to do you can’t miss the green leaves and beautiful wildflowers in summer, the changing of the leaves in fall and the rolling hills of snow in winter as you travel through this area.

Sugar Mountain and surrounding towns such as Banner Elk, Grandfather, Linville and more also offer unique shopping experiences featuring locally-crafted items in addition to wine, food, apparel, jewelry, home decor and more. Breakfast, lunch or dinner can be found at the wide variety of restaurants in the area. You may want to try award winning High Country Chili at Dunn’s Deli along with sampling some home brew.

Whatever season you decide to visit Sugar Mountain you are sure to find plenty of things to do to keep you and your family busy.


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The Highlands at Sugar offer a choice of either one-bedroom or two-bedroom units featuring fully-furnished kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs.

One-bedroom units feature a king bed in the bedroom, a sleeper sofa in the living room and one bathroom accommodating up to four guests.

Two-bedroom split level units feature a king bed in the master bedroom, a king bed or two twin beds in the guest bedroom, two sleeper sofas and two bathrooms accommodating up to eight guests.

The one- and two-bedroom suites at The Highlands at Sugar each feature the following:

  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Fully-furnished kitchens
  • Wet bar
  • Balcony
  • Stereo sound system

Resort Amenities

From its vantage point high on Sugar Mountain, The Highlands at Sugar offers you luxury, convenience and comfort in the midst of the rugged and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. When you're not out exploring the area, spend time on-property, enjoying all that The Highlands can offer.

The resort’s Guest Facilities include:

  • An enclosed heated pool
  • A European-style hot tub
  • An exercise room
  • A Redwood sauna
  • A recreation room
  • Children's play area
  • Shuttle access from resort to Sugar Mountain base lodge

Getting Here

The Highlands at Sugar

2173 Sugar Mountain Drive

Sugar Mountain, NC 28604

(828) 898-9601