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Blowing Rock Girls Getaways

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!

 
Winter Hiking

Winter Hiking

If you want to breathe in the crisp mountain air, or witness snowy top scenery, put on your boots and head out to some of our spectacular trails. Hiking during our winter months can be a great time to explore our mountains and provides a totally different experience. ...

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola: Return of a Summer Tradition

Symphony by the Lake at Chetola: Return of a Summer Tradition

Released May 11, 2021 Symphony by the Lake returns to Chetola Resort for a centerpiece event of the summer on Friday, July 23rd. The theme, Music from Around the World, will be reflected in the musical selections as well as the décor of some of the 20 patron tents...

High Country Snow Sports

High Country Snow Sports

  Did you know there are three ski resorts in the High Country? And a snow tubing park! All season long, they supplement natural snowfall and maintain awesome conditions for your enjoyment. Local slopes are opening very soon, and the season generally runs through Mid-...

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...

10 Tips for a Fall Visit to Blowing Rock

10 Tips for a Fall Visit to Blowing Rock

We want you to have a safe and relaxing visit on your next trip to Blowing Rock! Here are 10 tips for for less stress: Visit on a weekday if you can. The leaves are just as beautiful on a Wednesday, and the traffic is less dense. Plan early morning times for outdoor...

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 there unique downtown...

5 Sunset Views in Blowing Rock

5 Sunset Views in Blowing Rock

The warm light creates the evening "golden hour" when everything is cast in a glow. Sunset light enhances fall colors, too! Check out these beautiful, no-hike sunset spots for a perfect end to your day whether with your friends, your significant other, or alone with...

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 to actual Blowing Rock locations? *St. Mary...

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...

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 up near Boone...

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 start with an ATV ride through a river...

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...

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 Moses Cone Park, to local sections of the...

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. There's still plenty to do while social distancing, too. Spend a day with this suggested itinerary for a truly memorable winter...

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 to enjoy just looking at the...

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 gems first. Below, we’ve...

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 decor shops. It's a...

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 to the northwest of Blowing Rock....

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 main attraction. Canoeing and kayaking are very popular on...