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Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile

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630 W King St, Boone, NC 28607-3420
+1 828-262-0000
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Love the store; despise the crowds

This store is a destination for tourists and it was jammed with people, making browsing and... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2016
Cordial1
Rustic Old timer feeling store...

First of all, This is not the Original location of the Mast General Store - Valley Crucis is and... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2016
Sealluke
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Boone, North Carolina
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630 W King St, Boone, NC 28607-3420
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"valle crucis"
in 25 reviews
"old fashioned candy"
in 15 reviews
"candy barrels"
in 8 reviews
"by the pound"
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"step back in time"
in 8 reviews
"outdoor clothing"
in 5 reviews
"cast iron"
in 4 reviews
"original location"
in 4 reviews
"large selection"
in 7 reviews
"fun shopping"
in 5 reviews
"kitchen items"
in 3 reviews
"north face"
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"unusual items"
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"hiking gear"
in 3 reviews
"glass bottles"
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"fun stop"
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"little bit of everything"
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

This store is a destination for tourists and it was jammed with people, making browsing and shopping difficult. Best to visit when not jammed with people.

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Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Dear Cordial1, Thanks for your review and thanks for visiting Mast General Store. Sorry you had to share the store with a crowd when you visited. I hope you were able to enjoy your visit anyway.

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

First of all, This is not the Original location of the Mast General Store - Valley Crucis is and is still open today (less than 10 miles away) . The Store in Boone showed up in the early 80's and it is a Primetime location...More

Thank Sealluke
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Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Sealluke, Thanks for your review. We appreciate reviews from local folks who know our "crickety floors" best. Please visit again soon!

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

Enjoyed visiting this Mast location. Had been to several before, however this was first opportunity to visit Boone. Went there, especially, to visit with Prissy and Pop and shopped afterwards and found MANY great items. we will be back and spend more time and money.

Thank xvredfox
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Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

xvredfox, Thanks for visiting our store and for writing the review on tripadvisor. It's great to hear from people who have visited several stores. We are happy your experience was good - I bet Prissy and Pop enjoyed your visit too! Come back soon!

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

We only had 20 minutes remaining on our parking space, but quickly realized we needed to add another $1.00 to the meter. We purchased 4 items, and are happy with all 4. Be sure to go to this store.

Thank pattyveach
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Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Dear pattyveach, Sorry you had to put more money in the parking meter but that's MUCH better than paying a parking ticket! I'm so happy you enjoyed your shopping trip to Mast. Come back soon!

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

I was told by a friend of mine to visit this store while we were in Boone, NC. I loved it. Lots of items ... from candy, to toys, to food, to clothing, etc. Friendly staff as well!

Thank ylwpny
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Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

ylwpny, Thanks for your review and I thank you for shopping in our store. I hope you made some great purchases. Visit again soon!

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

The original Mast General Store, in nearby Valle Crucis, dates back to 1883 & was known for their motto of having everything the community needed… "from cradles to caskets". Since opening their first location over 125 years ago, Mast General Store has expanded to locales...More

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Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

gpaul2016, Wow! You did your homework! I'm impressed that you learned so much about Mast during your visit. I hope you enjoyed your shopping and that you found some awesome buys. Come visit our store again soon. Did you know that we have locations in...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2016

Super cut store--lots of name brands. I love all of the pickles, pickled ocra, and dillie beans. They have a lot of gifts and old candy. You have to stop here if you're in the mountains. There is something for everyone.More

Thank Kaitlyn S
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Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Kaitlyn, Love your review - I agree with you that the food section is a fun part of the store. I linger there because I like to read all of the labels. They just pull me in. Visit again soon - maybe we'll bump into...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

I always enjoy visiting one of the Mast General Store. They have wonderful country and seasonal items, not found elsewhere.

Thank Ebfreebie
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Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

Thanks for the review, Ebfreebie. We appreciate your time and we also appreciate your visit.

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

This is a staple in the area. Many of their goods are pricey but it is a fun place to browse and pick up all kinds of candy that will bring back some memories. It can get busy at times.

Thank TravelerNFoodie
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Mast_Guest_Services, Public Relations Manager at Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

MARKATZ, Thanks for the review. Please visit the next time you are in Boone - or check out our other stores in NC: Winston-Salem, Asheville, Hendersonville, Waynesville and Valle Crucis or in SC: Greenville and Columbia. We are also in Knoxville, TN.

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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, good demeanor of employees, very helpful and welcoming. I went into the store as part of a scavenger hunt for a leadership weekend at Appalachian State University for incoming transfer students. This store kind of reminds me of a Cracker Barrel without the...More

Thank Candice S
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