Looking for a fun way to spend the winter? Look no further than Blowing Rock! We’ve compiled a list of 5 seasonal things to do in town this winter. From snow sports to romantic moments there is something for everyone to do here.

  1. Fireside Dining – Pull up a chair and get cozy next to the fire! Blowing Rock has many great places to dine and feel the warmth. From fine dining to family-friendly, we’ve got you covered. For more information click here.
2. Festival of Lights – Chetola transforms into a glowing winter wonderland each season with their Festival of Lights! Entry to the grounds is free and you can walk or drive around the lake and enjoy cheery light vignettes. For more on the Festival of Lights, click here.
3. Winter Snow Sports – Nothing says mountains quite like the thrill of gliding down the hillside on your skis, snowboard, or sled. Fortunately, we have the opportunity to do all of these and more here in Blowing Rock. For information on our snow sports, click here.

4. Have a Romantic Getaway – What better way to warm up during the cold season, than sharing a Romantic Getaway with your loved one. From fabulous dining, to world class spas, Blowing Rock has wonderful opportunities for romance, for inspiration, click here.

5. Blowing Rock WinterFest – Join us for Blowing Rock WinterFest from January 26-29. Many fan-favorite events will be back including WinterFeast, the Polar Bear Plunge, the Rotary Chilly Chili Challenge, the Beer Garden, and much more! Many of our local restaurants and attractions will be running specials or special programming during this time. For more on Blowing Rock WinterFest, click here.

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Trails We Took in November

Trails We Took in November

2023 is the Year of the Trail in NC, and we’ve extended our trail experiences into November! This month we hiked up to the Cone Fire Tower, the Boone Greenway, the last portion of Tanawha, and out to Otter Falls at Seven Devils. As always, please remember to pack plenty of water and snacks, and to do some research before you set out on your hiking experience. Read along below, and see what we’ve been up to in November.