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Blowing Rock Holidays

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Gift Guide: 25 Days of Holiday Shopping

Blowing Rock shops are featuring unique items and great deals in the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce’s 25 Days of Holiday Shopping! Join us this season and shop in person, or do your gift shopping online. Links and contact information are provided for each shop.

Click here to see featured products, added daily from November 11 to December 5, 2020 >>

Holiday Activities & Events

We’re so excited to celebrate the holidays! While a few events may run a bit differently this year, there will still be plenty of holiday cheer. If you have questions about what to expect at local businesses and attractions, click here to see our Operations & Safety page.

MP 294 – Moses Cone Memorial Park

MP 294 – Moses Cone Memorial Park

Carriage Trails  |  Southern Highland Craft Guild  |  Activities & Interests  |  Upcoming EventsIn 1901, industrial magnate Moses H. Cone and his wife Bertha built a 20 room Colonial Revivalist mansion on Flat Top Mountain. Born to immigrants, Cone worked his way...

MP 290.4 – Thunder Hill Overlook

MP 290.4 – Thunder Hill Overlook

Thunder Hill is one of the most popular places to view the sunrise on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy a nearly 180° panoramic view.  Trails: Access the Mountains to Sea Trail Views:  Picnic Tables: No Camping: No  

MP 289.8 – Yadkin Valley Overlook

MP 289.8 – Yadkin Valley Overlook

Overlook with a view of the Yadkin River Valley. Pull off with limited parking. Trails: Access the Mountains to Sea Trail Views: Yadkin River Valley Picnic Tables: No Camping: No  

MP 289.5 – Raven Rocks Overlook

MP 289.5 – Raven Rocks Overlook

View a beautiful sunrise from Raven Rock Overlook, located at Milepost 289.5. There are no picnic tables but you can bring a blanket and picnic out on Raven Rock. Rock climbers also love this spot.  Trails: Access the Mountains to Sea Trail Views: Information about...

Moses Cone: The Denim King & His Gilded Age Manor

Moses Cone: The Denim King & His Gilded Age Manor

Born in Jonesborough, Tennessee in 1857, Moses Herman Cone was the eldest of 13 children born to Jewish-German immigrants. He and his brother, Caesar, worked with their father in his dry goods business in Maryland and later moved to Greensboro, NC, and partnered with...

Chetola Resort: A Haven of Rest with a Rich History

Chetola Resort: A Haven of Rest with a Rich History

In 1846, Lot Estes purchased 100 acres with a horse stable and a way station for freight, passengers, and mail for only 5 cents per acre. Mr. Estes built a family home which was eventually used as a boarding house and became known as Silverlake, a summer resort. In...

The Green Park Inn: Grand Dame of the High Country

The Green Park Inn: Grand Dame of the High Country

The 73,000 square foot Green Park Inn opened its doors in summer 1891, the vision of three Lenoir, NC businessmen, led by Civil War veteran Major George Washington Findlay Harper.  The posh new hotel featured sixty guest rooms furnished with fireplaces, running water,...

Annie Oakley’s Shooting Range at Mayview Manor

Annie Oakley’s Shooting Range at Mayview Manor

Annie Oakley shooting with other woman, location unknown, ca.1920. MS6 William F. Cody Collection Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Mosey in 1860 near Willodell, Ohio. She began trapping at the age of 7 and hunting by age 8 to help feed her family after her father...

Elliott Daingerfield’s Edgewood Cottage

Elliott Daingerfield’s Edgewood Cottage

Built around 1890, Edgewood Cottage was the first home and studio of artist Elliott Daingerfield (1859-1932) and was revitalized by the Blowing Rock Historical Society to preserve his legacy. Elliott Daingerfield was born in Virginia and trained as an artist in New...

Victorian Inn Blowing Rock NCLooking for a place to stay? Check out the Lodging Packages page, where you’ll find some great seasonal offerings. Speaking of lodging- a gift card for a getaway at cozy inn is a thoughtful present for the person who has everything!