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  • Blowing Rock and Jan Karon’s Mitford

    Blowing Rock and Jan Karon’s Mitford

    Is Blowing Rock Mitford? We here in Blowing Rock consider it to be Mitford because author Jan Karon lived here when she was inspired to write At Home in Mitford and other books in the series. Which Mitford sites correspond to actual Blowing Rock locations? *Since Father Tim was an Episcopalian priest, we think of […]Read More »
  • A Mountain Getaway: Three Things To Do in Blowing Rock This Summer

    A Mountain Getaway: Three Things To Do in Blowing Rock This Summer

    Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway and nestled along ridges against the Pisgah National Forest, Blowing Rock is a Rockwell-esque town with rugged nature in its backyard. Offering the feeling of seclusion without isolation and the quality of being old-fashioned but not outdated, the town has an individual charm. Long cherished as an escape from […]Read More »
  • Off the Beaten Path

    Off the Beaten Path

    You’ve crossed Grandfather’s Mile-High Swinging Bridge and been hiking at Bass Lake, enjoyed a show with Ensemble Stage and ridden the rails at Tweetsie, and now you’re looking for more. Or perhaps you just like to find those out-of-the-way gems first. Below, we’ve outlined a great weekend of activities and sights that are sometimes overlooked, […]Read More »
  • Tweetsie Christmas

    Tweetsie Christmas

    New in 2017! Enjoy the wonder of the Tweetsie Railroad dazzlingly lit for the holidays!  The train ride will feature thousands of lights on its open-air route- dress warmly to enjoy this special treat. Visit Santa in his Ginger Bread House, enjoy a live Christmas show in the Tweetsie Palace, warm up to a campfire at the […]Read More »