We’ve Been Busy!
Although our inns, hotels, and cabins have been closed for a little while, they’ve been busy! All are implementing updated cleaning procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, so you can rest assured at any of them. In addition, we’ve got some new bathrooms, gorgeous gardens, and more to welcome you back!
Here are some of our properties that have something new for summer 2020:
Our local brewery lodge is making some BIG changes inside! Renovations on the entry have been in full force over the last couple of months. We can’t wait to see the completed look!
With updated bathrooms, freshly painted bedrooms, and new comforters, the rooms at Blowing Rock Inn are looking so inviting!
Owner & innkeeper Kim Brackett has been working on renovations over the winter and spring, including improvements in the lower suite bathrooms. There’s new decor in the Veranda Room- book that room for a casual-romantic look with a vintage feel. There’s new furniture all around the property, too. Kim celebrates 5 years ownership at the Blowing Rock Victorian Inn celebrates this May, and she invites everyone to help her celebrate in June!
If you haven’t visited the Boxwood since last summer, you’ll find new, wider porch decking in front of all the rooms, installed this winter. Now, there’s plenty of space for front porch sittin’. Repairs to the retaining wall have freshened up the space around the cabin.
Our local resort has been renovating a lot over the last year. This spring brought new flooring in all rooms and hallways on the second floor of the Lodge, along with some new furniture, fresh paint, and more. You may notice more work on the grounds, too, as the groundskeepers break in their new equipment for keeping the property beautiful.
This renovation is big! Caroline and Rob have been working hard on the property across the street from the Inn, and now the Cottages at Homestead are ready to welcome you! These three new rental cottages are just as convenient to downtown, and have all the amenities you need- including some outdoor space for enjoying the mountain air.
Our Grand Old Dame always has something in progress- that’s the nature of historic properties, after all. This spring, guests can enjoy additional new, gorgeous bathroom renovations, a number of rooms with new wood flooring installed, and a freshening up of the Garden Patio dining area. You’ll also see some improvements in the event spaces, which are perfect for small weddings and celebrations.
You might notice the brand new roof that spruces up the property- it was added this spring! The Hemlock is typically renovating at least one room at any given time, and they have a new one to unveil this summer. Donna and Brian are looking forward to the new custom local furniture for the front office- hand made by artisan Gaines Kiker, whose studio is next door to the Inn. They are also working on touchless check-in processes as part of their improved cleanliness standards.
Our local Holiday Inn Express has been working on extensive renovations this spring! We’re looking forward to sharing more about the changes to the rooms and all the interior spaces.
The property has expanded! Ragged Garden owners recently purchased the Appell Cottage, which used to function as employee housing on the original Estate. It is now home to two new, renovated guest suites. These suites can also be opened up into one large unit for families. They’ve been working on improvements in the main house, too- guests will find new tvs, fresh paint, and a few new walk-in showers.
Over the past two months, Meadowbrook Inn has done a significant refresh of its interior, including new paint and signage throughout the property. They’ve made various upgrades to the guest rooms including new mattress sets and refrigerators, and guest WiFi improvements. And, you may notice some new permanent residents: the folks at the inn were thrilled to welcome five ducklings to the duck family this spring! They are also preparing to return bees to the rooftop apiary, a natural addition to a property that’s a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
Deb and Jim have been working on a general facelift all around the property, with new linens & bedding, fresh coats of paint, and new pieces of furniture. As always, the gardens are popping for spring, with all the hard work on display in the form of pretty blooms and pathways.
Blowing Rock Manor
This new Inn will offer 20 luxury suites and private event space, opening in 2020! Located on West Cornish Road, it’s convenient to downtown. The Manor’s website is currently being developed and more details are coming soon.