Located on thirty-five acres of land in Valle Crucis, Broadstone offers various facilities to be utilized by students and the university community. Broadstone is a short seven mile drive from Appalachian State University's main campus, easily accessible from main campus by taking Highway 105 South to Broadstone Road. The location of Broadstone offers a nice, secluded setting “away” from the university and the town of Boone.
The Outdoors: One of the draws of Broadstone is the beautiful setting. Situated along the Watauga River in a valley, Broadstone offers a nice, secluded setting “away” from the university and the town of Boone. Much of the Broadstone property has remained undeveloped and offers an outdoor experience unlike any other. Step away from the hustle and bustle of campus while still being considered “on campus’ and experience the natural beauty that Boone and the surrounding area offers. The lower field of Broadstone is open to ASU students, faculty and staff from dusk till dawn for small group, day use. There are numerous outdoor activities available at Broadstone including: fly fishing, tubing, basketball court, kickball, picnicking, hammocking, studying. For larger groups, use of the pavilions, and firepit group reservations are required.
The Lodge: The Lodge at Broadstone offers a large meeting space for group reservations with easy access to the outdoors. The entryway of The Lodge leads into the large multipurpose room, with a gas log, stone fireplace in the back right corner of the room, directly across from the room from the main door. Off the side of the multipurpose room is a hallway leading to the kitchen, restrooms, and small meeting rooms.
The Cabins: Broadstone has four cabins available for overnight accommodations. Each cabin can accommodate up to twenty-four people. An entryway leading inside to a small landing with a multi-person bathroom and a room with a single bunk style bed. On either side of the landing are two large rooms, each with five bunk style beds that can accommodate up to ten people each.
Lodging is available for a nominal per night charge in cabins or tent camping.
Travel To and From Broadstone: We are located at 1431 Broadstone Road in Valle Crucis. From the Appalachian State University Campus drive south down 105 until you reach Broadstone Road (approximately 5.8 miles). Turn right at the light and drive approximately 1.3 miles.
Parking at Broadstone: Broadstone’s campus has very limited flat space and so parking is extremely limited. If possible, please try to carpool to limit the number of vehicles. In the parking lot, please pull in close to the next vehicle. Park on the right in the gravel just before the footbridge to access open recreation on the field.
To Schedule Your Group at Broadstone: In order to reservation the Broadstone facility, please visit Broadstone’s Website .
Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608