Calling from the Mountains ~ Mountain Girl Gallery Is Back!

In it’s 3rd year, Mountain Girl Gallery is a cute little quaint store recognized by many as the Swiss chalet type buildings that normally through the winter months is known as Highland House Ski Rentals. Located next to the Scotchman store at Tynecastle in Banner Elk,  during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months, Highland House is transformed and morphs into the great Mountain Girl Gallery. Mountain Girl is co-owned by Sonya Garland, along with her brother Carroll,  who grew up in the mountains and just has mountain girl written all over her. Wanting to exemplify life in the mountains and the love of the area, Sonya wanted to bring local style the  Gallery and show support for the many artists in the area.

Opened already on March 30th for the season, Mountain Girl Gallery is putting out the call that they are back and are inviting everyone to come to the Mountain Girl Gallery Open House this coming Saturday, May 5th, 2012 from 6-8pm for a fabulous time of getting to know what the Gallery is all about and the artisans and craftsmen and women who are the make-up of this locally inspired store.

Boasting more than 50 highly skilled local Craftsmen, Artists, and Bakers the Gallery features all kinds of art including but not limited to, Handmade Beeswax and Soy Candles, Clothing, Wooden Toys and DIY Kits, Fairy Doors, Birdhouses, Bird Feeders, Jewelry, Paintings, Photography, Garden DIY Kits, Lamps, Clocks, Baked Goods and so much more. There are also some exclusive items only sold at the Mountain Girl. The Gallery also offers Mountain Girl Gallery T-Shirts, Stickers, Hats, Backpacks, Coffee Mugs, One Soles, and Bogs boots, etc.  Next door is an expansion that carries awesome Jams, Jellies, local Fruits, and such.

Make sure to come on out to the Open House and enjoy a Meet & Greet time, spend time with Friends, make new ones, there will also be terrific Door Prizes, fantastic Food, and music by Tom Love!

As one of the Craftsmen and Artists, I will be there and am quite excited about seeing all of the wonderful new items that are there. We truly live in a great community where we can support each other, grow in our skills and businesses, and sell to visitors to make life-long memories and souvenirs to keep tourists coming back to visit year after year!

Mountain Girl Gallery is located at 4516 Tynecastle Hwy. on the corner of Tynecastle and Hwy. 105 next to the Scotchman gas station. The Gallery’s hours are Monday through Sunday from 10am – 5:30pm and you can contact them at 828-898-9581, or email them at

Mountain Girl Gallery also has a Facebook page and you can follow them at  Make sure to “LIKE” them! Their new website should be launched coming in early May at


  1. The store is great! You can find Handmade Heroes Capes for children as well as American Girl clothing!