Romantic Escapes
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Blowing Rock has long been a favorite destination for couples. Maybe its the breathtaking vistas on the Blue Ridge Parkway or the charming, storybook mountain village. Could be the award-winning restaurants or the stylish accommodations. Might be the range of activities including hiking, canoeing, biking and shopping. Some say its the relaxing atmosphere and spa treatments at our local spas. Whatever the reason, Blowing Rock is the perfect place for your next romantic getaway. Whether you are planning a quick weekend escape, a luxurious multi-week vacation, a destination wedding or a scenic proposal, Blowing Rock hits the spot.

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  • 2018 Valentine Fun Around the Rock

    2018 Valentine Fun Around the Rock

    Nothing says romantic like a cozy experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Fireside meals, close rides on ski lifts, hand-in-hand strolls under the lights of downtown streets, and clear views for miles… Blowing Rock is an ideal getaway for romance and celebration! Looking for extra activities to add to a holiday itinerary? Check out these […]Read More »
  • Snow Sports and the Holidays!

    Snow Sports and the Holidays!

    Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock delivers with snowy slopes and outdoor ice skating for the holidays! Enjoy a variety of slopes and exciting terrain parks at this family-friendly resort. Appalachian Ski Mountain will again be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day during the 2018 season! Guests […]Read More »
  • Romantic Spa Escapes

    Romantic Spa Escapes

    What is more romantic than a relaxing spa treatment with your special someone? Blowing Rock spas offer rejuvenating spa services at stellar resorts and spas. In town, you’ll find The Spa at Chetola Resort, just the relaxing retreat you’ve been searching for. Enjoy various massages, including a couples massage, facials, and a beautiful indoor pool. […]Read More »
  • Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

    Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

    Its fall here in the High Country, which means leaf lookers from all around come to see the magnificent autumn colors our beautiful mountains have to offer. There are many spots around the area to check out, but if you want to turn your leaf viewing experience into a fun-filled activity, here are a few […]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 »
  • 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 difficulty. Each of these falls is incredibly beautiful, but danger is an inherent part of […]Read More »
  • Romancing the Rock

    Romancing the Rock

    For your romantic getaway, there are plenty of indulgent options among Blowing Rock accommodations. You can choose from luxuriously upscale or historically opulent to warm & rustic or sweet & cozy. Nearly every inn or hotel in town offers romantic add-ons or packages. Call ahead to one of your favorites, or check out these romance […]Read 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 parts of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.   There are so many beautiful places in our backyard… […]Read More »
  • Romantic Spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway

    Romantic Spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway

    No matter what the season, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the perfect place to share the breathtaking beauty of North Carolina’s mountains with your sweetheart. Below are just a few of our favorite “romantic spots” that are near Blowing Rock. Rough Ridge Overlook – Milepost 302.8Amazing views while hiking the Tanawha Trail up the mountain […]Read More »
  • The Legend of The Blowing Rock

    The Legend of The Blowing Rock

    According to legend, a Chickasaw chieftan, who was protecting his beautiful daughter from white man’s admiration, journeyed to The Blowing Rock and into the care of a squaw mother. One day the lovely maiden was daydreaming on the cliff and noticed a Cherokee brave wandering in far below. She playfully shot an arrow in his […]Read More »

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