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Group Tours

The Mast General Store is always happy to share our history and hospitality with our guests and friends. And we know that your trips thrive on making your guests' travel adventures enjoyable ones. So in the interest of helping each other, we would like to make the following suggestions to ensure that your stay at the Mast Store is one that will make for fond memories.

  • Our buildings are old and of an historic nature. Therefore, they will be somewhat less accommodating to some people that have difficulty in getting around, but every effort has been made to make them accessible.
  • The age and the nature of the buildings also make it difficult for us to handle extra large groups all at one time. If your travel plans consist of more than one coach traveling with your group, special arrangements may need to be made.
  • October is our busiest month for visitors. We regret that we cannot accommodate motorcoaches on the weekends. Our stores are simply filled to their capacity with guests visiting in cars. We realize that your business is built on your clients having a good time and positive experience during your travels. That's why we suggest that your leaf-looking visits to the Mast General Store in Valle Crucis be made during mid-week when we are better capable of providing your group with the service it deserves. It is imperative that you call for reservations during the month of October.

What happens when you arrive?
We want to make sure that you are well taken care of as our guests—​and that begins when you first arrive at the Store, so it is essential that we know you are coming.

The following is only available to those who call ahead to make reservations.
A Mast Store representative will greet your group on the coach (if possible) with a brief overview of the history of the Mast Store and will also give each participant a coupon to be used during your stay.

We'll even treat the driver and the escort to a "Mast Store Country Lunch" during their stay at the Original Store (for those of you unfamiliar with the menu, it's an RC Cola and a Moon Pie)

So, here are the points to remember:

  • Call at least two weeks ahead of your visit to make a reservation at the store for your group - let us know how many to expect and when so we can staff appropriately.

For visits to the Valle Crucis Store, call 828-963-6511

For visits to the Boone Store, call 828-963-6511

For visits to the Waynesville Store, call 828-452-2101

For visits to the Hendersonville Store, call 828-696-1883

For visits to the Asheville Store, call 828-232-1883

For visits to the Greenville, SC Store, call 864-235-1883

For visits to the Knoxville, TN Store, call 865-546-1336

For visits to the Columbia, SC Store, call 803-771-2300
 

  • We will advise you on where to park or to have your group disembark before parking your coach.
  • For more ideas on stops to include in your adventure or group-friendly places to eat, you may want to contact our partners at the local tourism offices.

For the High Country (Boone and Valle Crucis, NC)

Boone Area Visitors Bureau
800-852-9506
www.exploreboonearea.com

High Country Host
 800-438-7500

www.MountainsofNC.com

Downtown Boone Development Association
828-262-4532
www.DowntownBooneNC.com

 

Waynesville

Smoky Mountain Host
800-432-4678

www.VisitSmokies.org

Haywood County Tourism
800-334-9036

www.VisitNCSmokies.com

Haywood Chamber of Chamber of Commerce
828-456-3021
www.haywood-nc.com

 

If your plans change or you are running late, call ahead to let us know. Call from the location immediately preceding the Mast Store, so we will know exactly when to expect you.

If you can help us out, we at Mast will do our darndest to make your visit an enjoyable one.

Thanks—​and we look forward to your next visit with us!

For more information, please e-mail us at info@mastgeneralstore.com.