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Blowing Rock Holidays

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.

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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.

Daily Fall Photo: October 15, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 15, 2021

Bright sun and clear skies are the theme of the day here in the High Country! A morning hike to Rough Ridge offered colorful views: Rough Ridge on the Blue Ridge ParkwayElevation 4620 feet This is one of the most popular locations for fall color in the area. The trail...

Daily Fall Photo: October 14, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 14, 2021

Bass Lake is a popular spot for walking and running and it's easy to see why. With a flat, tree-lined trail around the scenic waterside, the location is perfect for enjoying the mountain weather. At Bass Lake today, still-developing color can be seen on the slope just...

Daily Fall Photo: October 13, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 13, 2021

Experts predict that peak color for the High Country can likely be seen next week. Right now, the most consistent color is being reported around Grandfather Mountain and similar elevations (4500+ feet). For now, most local color is spotty. Today's view at Green Hill...

Daily Fall Photo: October 12, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 12, 2021

It's hard to overstate how welcome the sun is after so many days of rain! But just as the rain was needed for the refill of Price Lake, it nourishes all our local water systems. The New River begins in Blowing Rock, and the headwaters flow into Lake Chetola before...

Daily Fall Photo: October 11, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 11, 2021

This week is off to a beautiful start!  The morning was a bit cloudy, but the sun came out over a bit of fall foliage by Tweetsie Railroad and High Gravity Adventures.  At Tweetsie Railroad and High Gravity Adventures Elevation around 3335 feet    Though we aren't...

Daily Fall Photo: October 10, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 10, 2021

Today was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for hiking! We wanted to show you how the color has developed at some higher elevations in the area, so we headed over to Beech Mountain. The Emerald Outback is near the summit, and it offers lots of excellent hiking and...

Daily Fall Photo: October 9, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 9, 2021

Another rainy day today, but hopefully the last for a little while! The clouds cleared in fits and starts over the afternoon, and we took a drive out to Beacon Heights Overlook hoping to see some color on the slopes of Grandfather Mountain.  This photo at Boulder...

Daily Fall Photo: October 8, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 8, 2021

Recent rains have helped increase the water levels at Price Lake. This morning we enjoyed reflections of fall color on the water's surface. Price Lake on the Blue Ridge ParkwayElevation 3400 feetAs of today, the National Park Service has not yet announced any changes...

Blowing Rock: A Bucket List Destination

Blowing Rock: A Bucket List Destination

Our new friends Ingrid and Marcus came to visit Blowing Rock and take a look around in mid-September. Marcus had visited Blowing Rock many years ago, so our town had been on their list for a while. They arrived on a Sunday and stayed two nights. Ingrid and Marcus...

Daily Fall Photo: October 7, 2021

Daily Fall Photo: October 7, 2021

With more rain today, we're grateful that the fall foliage wasn't farther along before it started. When we see this much rain later in the season it tends to strip the trees bare. And while there are a lot of leaves on the ground today, plenty remain on the branches,...

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!