Attractions
Attractions
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 [...]
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Westglow Voted Travel+Leisure’s 2017 Top Domestic Destination Spa
The readers of Travel+Leisure magazine have voted Westglow Resort & Spa here the number one destination spa in the United States. In the category, magazine readers rated properties on their accommodations and facilities, treatments, service, food, and overall value, and Westglow came out on top in the numerical rankings. Other top ten destination [...]
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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 Offering the feeling of seclusion without isolation and the quality of being old-fashioned but not outdated, the town has an individual charm.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 [...]
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Adventure
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Rainy Day Fun
Blowing Rock and the High Country are known for being outdoor destinations, so rainy days can stump folks looking for entertainment. But there's still LOTS to do in the area! We've listed 45 links below as suggestions to enjoy a rainy day around here. First of all, if it’s a [...]
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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 [...]
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Fun for Young Families
Blowing Rock is a fantastic base of operations for your family getaway. If you are traveling with young children, this itinerary offers some ideas for an action-packed day. Morning: Tweetsie Railroad The park opens at 9am so you can get the day started right with historic steam locomotives, Wild West [...]
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The Big Ones- Multi-day Itinerary
The High Country has several iconic attractions, and it takes more than one day to see all the best known sites. If you are looking for a sight-seeing adventure or just want to revisit all your favorites, check out this itinerary!Day one: Afternoon at Tweetsie Railroad (Mid April through October)     Tweetsie [...]
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High Gravity Aerial Adventure
The newest attraction in the High Country is here! High Gravity Adventures introduces you to the vertical world with an aerial adventure park featuring 75 different aerial elements. This is unique and active outdoor recreation tailored for everyone- ages 5 and up. Each guest can explore and climb through the [...]
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