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Laurel-Springs is located in northwestern North Carolina between the towns of Jefferson and Sparta on Highway 88 near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Spectacular mountain scenery and outdoor recreation abound in the Laurel Springs area, which lies near the New River and Mt. Jefferson State Parks. The New River is popular for its' canoeing and tubing, and it's said, "there's no better experience than to hike to the summit of Mount Jefferson." Other activities include fishing, swimming, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing and golf. Laurel Springs is home to a family-owned winery that offers individualized tours and wine tastings. (Two of their wines, Pinot Grigio and Bergamais, took home Gold Medals from the Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition in October 2004.) A short drive west of Laurel Springs takes you to the sister cities of Jefferson and West Jefferson. The community of Jefferson is the oldest town in North Carolina's "High Country," and both towns offer great restaurants, specialty shops and art, music and theater at the Ashe County Arts Center and Ashe Civic Center. Other attractions near Laurel Springs include Grandfather Mountain, the Tweetsie Railroad, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort and the popular mountain villages of Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk. Laurel Springs is just over an hour from Winston-Salem and two hours from Charlotte.

Surrounding areas: Crumpler, North Carolina (9.7 mi), Sparta, North Carolina (10.2 mi), New River State Park, North Carolina (10.9 mi), Jefferson, North Carolina (11.7 mi), West Jefferson, North Carolina (12.8 mi), Roaring Gap, North Carolina (15.4 mi), Fleetwood, North Carolina (15.7 mi)

Laurel Springs Vacation Rentals

Laurel Springs Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Alleghany Inn531 N Main StSparta, NC10.2 mi.(336) 372-2501
Best Western Eldreth Inn829 E Main StJefferson, NC10.7 mi.(336) 246-8845
Jefferson LandingJefferson, NC11.7 mi.(336) 982-4449
Holiday Inn Express1700 Winkler StWilkesboro, NC18.5 mi.(336) 838-1800
Addison InnUS Hwy 421 NorthWilkesboro, NC19.2 mi.(336) 838-1000
Lowe's MotelHwy 421aWilkesboro, NC19.2 mi.(336) 838-4186
Quality InnUS 421 & 268 BypWilkesboro, NC19.2 mi.(910) 667-2176
Hampton Inn Wilkesboro1300 Collegiate DrWilkesboro, NC19.4 mi.(336) 838-5000
Knights Inn312 W Stuart DrGalax, VA25.4 mi.(276) 236-5117
Super 8303 N Main StGalax, VA25.6 mi.(276) 236-5127
Comfort Inn1633 Winston RdJonesville, NC26.1 mi.(336) 835-9400
Days Inn1540 NC 67 HwyJonesville, NC26.1 mi.(336) 526-6777
Hampton Inn Jonesville/Elkin NC1632 NC Hwy 67Jonesville, NC26.1 mi.(336) 835-1994
Holiday Inn Express1713 NC 67 HwyJonesville, NC26.1 mi.(336) 835-6000
Holiday InnIntersection I77 & Hwy 67Jonesville, NC26.1 mi.(919) 835-6000
Super 8 Motel5601 US Hwy 21Jonesville, NC26.1 mi.(800) 800-8000
Holiday Inn Express1943 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC26.4 mi.(828) 264-2451
Holiday Inn Of Boone710 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC26.4 mi.(828) 264-2451
Best Western Blue Ridge Plaza840 E King StBoone, NC26.5 mi.(828) 266-1100
Country Inn And Suites Boone818 E King StBoone, NC26.5 mi.(828) 264-4100
Comfort Suites1184 Hwy 105Boone, NC26.6 mi.(828) 268-0099
Hampton Inn Boone1075 Hwy 105Boone, NC26.6 mi.(828) 264-0077
High Country Inn1785 Hwy 105Boone, NC26.6 mi.(828) 264-1000
Super 8 Motel2419 Hwy 105 SBoone, NC26.6 mi.(828) 264-4133
The Homecoming Lodge5335 NC Hwy 194 NBoone, NC26.6 mi.(828) 264-8413
Quality Inn Appalachian Conference CTR949 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC26.7 mi.(828) 262-0020
Alpen Acres156 Old US Hwy 321 SBlowing Rock, NC30.0 mi.(828) 295-7981
Chetola Resort & Conference CenterBlowing Rock, NC30.0 mi.(800) 243-8652
Chetola Resort & ConferenceBlowing Rock, NC30.0 mi.(828) 295-5500
Days Inn Blowing RockHwy 321 BypBlowing Rock, NC30.0 mi.(828) 295-4422
Ridgeway Motor InnHwy 221Blowing Rock, NC30.0 mi.(828) 295-7321

Laurel Springs Weather & Climate

The Northwest Blue Ridge Mountains range from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet and topography affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops than in the cities below. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations, with temperatures rarely reaching 90 degrees. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common in season. Winter is generally moderate, but extreme conditions can occur at the mountain peaks. It's not unusual to have warm temperatures in the valleys and snow in the higher areas. In the lowlands, snows of one inch or more occur just 1-5 times per year. More frequent and deeper snows fall at the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 18°F 4.42 in. -
February 44°F 21°F 4.00 in. -
March 52°F 27°F 5.59 in. -
April 61°F 35°F 4.72 in. -
May 69°F 43°F 5.60 in. -
June 75°F 51°F 5.11 in. -
July 79°F 55°F 4.76 in. -
August 78°F 54°F 4.62 in. -
September 72°F 48°F 4.86 in. -
October 62°F 35°F 4.48 in. -
November 53°F 28°F 4.90 in. -
December 44°F 21°F 3.65 in. -

Laurel Springs Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Wilkes County airport (UKF) located about 15 miles southeast of Laurel Springs in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the Hickory Regional airport (HKY) located approximately 46 miles south of Laurel Springs in Hickory, North Carolina, the New River Valley airport (PSK) located roughly 59 miles northeast of Laurel Springs in Dublin, Virginia, the Smith Reynolds airport (INT) located around 61 miles southeast of Laurel Springs in Winston - Salem, North Carolina, and finally the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located about 63 miles west of Laurel Springs in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee.

Laurel Springs Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersConcordNC79.2 mi.
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC85.2 mi.
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC85.3 mi.
Water Parks
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC85.3 mi.
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC94.1 mi.
Golf Courses
New River Country ClubTwin OaksNC9.9 mi.
Greenstreet Mountain Golf ClubTraphillNC13.9 mi.
Mountain Aire Golf ClubWest JeffersonNC15.1 mi.
Rock Creek Country ClubNorth WilkesboroNC19.3 mi.
Crestview Golf CourseEnniceNC20.4 mi.
Blue Ridge Country ClubGalaxVA25.6 mi.
Deer Creek Golf ParkGalaxVA25.6 mi.
Galax Country ClubGalaxVA25.6 mi.
Countryside Golf ClubElkinNC26.4 mi.
Boone Golf ClubBooneNC26.5 mi.
Willow Creek Golf CourseBooneNC26.5 mi.
Cedar Lake Golf CourseJonesvilleNC26.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC36.4 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC38.0 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC38.0 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV81.9 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC82.4 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV107.8 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC119.8 mi.
State Parks
Mount Jefferson State ParkNC11.0 mi. 
Stone Mountain State ParkNC11.4 mi. 
Rendezvous Mountain State ParkNC13.3 mi. 
Grayson Highlands State ParkVA19.1 mi. 
Hungry Mother State ParkVA35.4 mi. 
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC47.1 mi.(Art)
DoorsAdvanceNC57.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC91.3 mi.
Mill Mountain ZooRoanokeVA94.2 mi.
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC94.4 mi.

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