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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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07:00 - 18:30
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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An old-fashioned country store with many unique items for sale.

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A trip down memory lane

When in the area, do not miss Mast General Store. Though there is an updated branch on the main drag in the heart of Boone, the original store in Valle Cruzes is so quaint and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

When in the area, do not miss Mast General Store. Though there is an updated branch on the main drag in the heart of Boone, the original store in Valle Cruzes is so quaint and nostalgic it is worth the short drive. If they don't have it you don't need it!

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Thank Tuthfairy5
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting, Tuthfairy5. And, thanks for the great review. I hope others will read it and plan a shopping trip down memory lane soon. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in the day after Thanksgiving to peruse the store. It did sell items that you would expect a general store would offer but to me looking at the items that were not for sale was interesting. The original post office that is still serving as a post office was great to see as well as... More 

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

Victor D, So glad you took the time to visit our store. I'm glad that you enjoyed the items that weren't for sale because I agree with you. I work at the store and I STILL see new (old!) things. I'm always wondering...has that always been there or have I missed it on past visits???? Suffice it to say, there's... More 

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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We loved browsing thru the aisles, old fashioned toys beside hard to find handmade items. Eclectic mix of items to choose from.

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Thank KNS60
Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review

KNS60, Glad you enjoyed the store and the old-fashioned toys. Eclectic sums us up well! More 

Hollywood, Florida
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164 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a fun destination to spend a few hours. The store is an original with a wide selection of interesting merchandise. Love the candy!! There is a garden shoppe and a very cool original school house out back, that serves as a type of outlet store. Worth the visit!!

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

Harris, The Little Red Schoolhouse is a fun place to visit because that's where you'll find unbelievable deals! Hope you visit again soon. More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Enjoyed looking at the variety they had. Bought a few souvenirs. The highlight for the whole family was the candy room!

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

Emily E, We appreciate your review. SO glad you visited and found some souvenirs. I bet your candy purchase didn't last very long - mine never does! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

At the Mast General Store Annex on 194 (not the original location on 194) you will find the Candy Barrel - fill your basket with vintage or modern day sweet favorites, pay by the weight of your haul! You will also find region-inspired clothing for all ages and genders, with the upstairs (including glorious creaks in the wood) being dedicated... More 

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

Jennifer P, I'm happy that your visit to our Valle Crucis stores was good. I loved reading about your visit. From the creaky floor to the post office, it sounds like you were able to experience everything good about Mast General Store - especially the candy barrel! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome fun. Go every time I'm in town! Reminds me of simple times in life. Take everyone there with me and they all love it! A must on things to do.

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Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store, responded to this review
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Hope you visit again soon! More 

Castlewood, Virginia, United States
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

If you love older items or rare things you haven't seen in quite some time, then Mast General Store is your place. This place is filled with items of years passed. You could spend minutes or you can spend hours looking around & enjoying this store. It's annex store is just down the road & is just as great. I... More 

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

Your review made me smile, Jimmy H! We love it when people take their time and enjoy Mast General Store. You never know what you might see! More 

Jupiter, Florida
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Good old time general mercantile. A lot of toy, clothing, Nick snacks fro times past. A fun place to browse. Cup of coffee is a nickle !

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

YES! A cup of coffee is a nickel and it's on the honor system. I think it's the best deal out there for a cup of coffee! Come back and enjoy another cup soon. We'll keep the coffee hot for you. More 

Pearland, Texas
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95 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

An old time variety store with many items my mom had when I was a child. They also have items of local charm- t-shirts, clothes and shoes. Staff is friendly and helpful. Barrels of old time candies. Novelty items that make great gifts - got some bought! The prices are reasonable also.

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

Thanks for mentioning our staff, Terry M. Our candy is delicious, our clothes are cool but our STAFF! Our Staff! Well, they are the reason our stores stand out from all the others. They know the products very well and they want you to ask questions. Thanks for recognizing the fine folks who work at Mast. It means a lot... More 

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