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Mast General Store

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Address: Highway 194, Valle Crucis, NC
Phone Number:
+1 828-963-6511
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

An old-fashioned country store with many unique items for sale.

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We love this place!

This place has something for everyone! We love to go in and ramble through and see what all we can find! I love the Amish rocking chairs in the upstairs. I'm determined to get one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cindy D
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Marion
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640 reviews
425 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several Mast general stores in the highlands but we wanted to go here because it was the one closest to where we staying and I believe it is the original. The Mast annex, just down the road, was a rival store at one time but the area couldn't support two stores, much like online stores are driving brick... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul S
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting, Paul S. Hope you are able to visit our other stores too. More 

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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has something for everyone! We love to go in and ramble through and see what all we can find! I love the Amish rocking chairs in the upstairs. I'm determined to get one or two on one of our trips down! I even bought a pair of shoes there and the lady was very helpful in sizing and... More 

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Thank Cindy D
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Cindy D, It sounds like you got the full experience. We love those Amish rockers too - there's no better way to spend an afternoon. More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting paved of yesteryear. All the nostalgia.....and it's aworking post office, too!!! If you want something, it's here. From nails to boots.

Helpful?
Thank Bonnielt23
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

From nails to boots to mail! Thanks for visiting, Bonnielt23. We hope to see you again. More 

Augusta, Georgia, United States
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89 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the back porch was a 2 man band entertaining folks. Inside is the biggest general store I have ever been inside and you can tell it is the origonal location. Next door is an associated shopping emporium and just down the road is a mast annex. In downtown Boone is another branch. I replenished my honey and enjoyed the... More 

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Thank Nancy D
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Nancy D, Music on the porch just makes the experience better! And don't you agree that we have some great music talent up here in the high country? Happy you got some shopping done too. Come back again soon! More 

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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Mast General Store during a weekend stay in Blowing Rock. It's a store that time forgot selling many brands of toys, candy, soda and novelties from our childhoods in an authentic old general store. It was a highlight of the weekend!

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Thank Kristine B
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

We hope you'll come back soon the next time you are in Blowing Rock, Kristine B. If you are a traveler, we thought you'd like to know that we have other stores besides the 3 in the high country. Spend some time with us in NC: Asheville, Waynesville, Hendersonville, and Winston-Salem, in SC: Greenville and Columbia, and in Knoxville, TN. More 

North Carolina
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290 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place is just fun! I just love the old pot bellied stove in the Original Mast Store. Often you can hear a local bluegrass band performing. Cast iron, speckle ware, food items (local jams, jellies, honey, grits, pickles, etc.), shoes and boots galore! It's always a "most do"!

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Thank cattailcruiser
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, cattailcruiser. I love it when the bluegrass bands perform too. Visit again soon! More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The biggest, best and most original general store we can remember visiting inthe delightful are of Valle Crusis!

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Thank john and linda h
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Reading words like "biggest", "best", "most original", and "delightful" to describe the Mast Store and the high country makes us grin. Gee, thanks linda h! More 

Tennessee
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A great store in a beautiful historic location. If you like the candy and treats you grew up with, this is the place for you.

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Thank Tennbidder
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

We know the way to your heart, Tennbidder! Come back soon for more candy! More 

hallsboro,nc
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

enjoy seeing the old/antique things; there are candies I buy there @ the bulk barrel candy store that I have not found anywhere else;

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Thank phyllisr1313
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

phyllisr1313, I would love to know which candies are your favorites! I hope you continue to enjoy your visits. Come back again soon! More 

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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Located in gorgeous Valle Crucis, Mast General Store is a must-see. They have everything you can think of--like an old fashioned general store. Love the candy section with candies from the past, present and the hard to find. You never know what you might find there. When you are done shopping, sit on the back porch and listen to music... More 

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Thank Nanskerdoodles
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Gee, thanks Nanskerdoodles! Your words painted a beautiful picture of Mast Store and Valle Crucis, NC. You must have enjoyed your experience here and that makes us happy because that's our goal. More 

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