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Call or text your girlfriends right now and plan a trip to Blowing Rock. It's the ultimate girlfriend getaway destination with tons of shopping, spas, award-winning restaurants and a variety of accommodations from resorts to cozy cabins, bed and breakfasts to condos and everything in between. Many of our area lodgings have created vacation packages so be sure to check for specials and deals by clicking here.

Below are just a few of the many opportunities for an awesome girls getaway!

  • High Country Snow Sports

    High Country Snow Sports

    Did you know there are three ski resorts in the High Country? All season long, they supplement natural snowfall and maintain awesome conditions for your enjoyment. All local slopes are now open, and the season generally runs through Mid- March. … ContinuedRead More »
  • Spa Vacations: A Relaxing Girlfriend Getaway

    Spa Vacations: A Relaxing Girlfriend Getaway

    Upscale and friendly, Blowing Rock is a perfect spot for a girlfriend getaway. Situated along the crest of the Blue Ridge, the location couldn’t be better. Amazing views, crisp mountain air, and plenty of outdoor activities will melt stress. And … ContinuedRead More »
  • 5 Sunset Views in Blowing Rock

    5 Sunset Views in Blowing Rock

    Beautiful sunset spots for a perfect end to your day whether with your friends, your significant other, or alone with your thoughts. Take your pick for the ultimate keepsake photo and resonant memory! 1. Ridgeline The Ridgeline is a restaurant located … ContinuedRead More »
  • 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 … ContinuedRead More »
  • Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

    Waterfalls Near Blowing Rock

    Blowing Rock is home to several waterfalls, and there are even more to be found in the nearby region. See below for directions to more than a dozen waterfall viewing sites. Several require hiking, so they are arranged by trail … ContinuedRead More »
  • Finding Fraser’s Ridge

    Finding Fraser’s Ridge

    If they are looking, fans of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series may easily see Fraser’s Ridge, Jamie and Claire’s North Carolina homestead, here around Blowing Rock. We certainly do! First of all, Diana Gabaldon herself once said that Fraser’s Ridge is … ContinuedRead More »
  • Take Flight for a Thrilling View

    Take Flight for a Thrilling View

    Hit the gravel road leading you just five miles from downtown Blowing Rock to the adventure awaiting you at Sky Valley Zip Tours! Sky Valley offers two diverse perspectives of the gorgeous High Country from 300 feet up. The tours … ContinuedRead More »
  • Sightseeing Points of View

    Sightseeing Points of View

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is  America’s Favorite Drive, but there are lots of ways besides the family car to see the local sights. Try some of these on your next visit! Bicycle Rentals Want to ride the area without having to bring … ContinuedRead 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 … ContinuedRead More »
  • 5 Great Hikes to Enjoy

    5 Great Hikes to Enjoy

    Hiking is one of the best ways to see the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are countless trails in the area, especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway. From the myriad destination hikes and the 26 mile network at … ContinuedRead More »
  • Winter Warm Up

    Winter Warm Up

    Blowing Rock and the surrounding area is a winter wonderland, with snowy views, warm places offering cozy respite, and great winter sports. Spend a day with this suggested itinerary for a truly memorable winter experience! –Appalachian Ski Mountain is located … ContinuedRead More »
  • Culture Vulture

    Culture Vulture

    This one-day suggested itinerary is best during the summer and fall seasons, due to availability of activities. Enjoy lots of art and history in Blowing Rock! -Start the day at Moses Cone Manor & Parkway Craft Center. There is plenty … ContinuedRead 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 at the Shaefer Center 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 … ContinuedRead More »
  • A Shopping Destination

    A Shopping Destination

    Put on a pair of comfy shoes and clean out your car trunk because Blowing Rock is one of North Carolina’s premier shopping destinations! In downtown Blowing Rock, you’ll find streets filled with unique boutiques, art, jewelry, antiques and home … ContinuedRead More »
  • Area Hiking Trails

    Area Hiking Trails

    Adjacent to Pisgah National Forest, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Julian Price Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock is the perfect place to begin your hiking adventure. Also nearby is Grandfather Mountain, the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, and … ContinuedRead More »
  • High Country Wine Trail

    High Country Wine Trail

    The High Country has a wine trail! If you haven’t visited our local wineries, you’re in for a real treat. Great wine and beautiful views combine for a unique experience at each location. Grandfather Mountain Winery is in Foscoe, just … ContinuedRead More »
  • Water Adventure

    Water Adventure

    Are you looking for a place by the water to enjoy the view? Perhaps you’d like to cool off on a warm Blue Ridge day. The Blowing Rock area features lots of places where water and related activities are the … ContinuedRead More »