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Romance on The Rock: Blowing Rock, NC Couples Getaways

Blowing Rock has long been a favorite destination for couples. Maybe its the breathtaking vistas on the Blue Ridge Parkway or the charming, storybook mountain village. Could be the award-winning restaurants or the stylish accommodations. Might be the range of activities including hiking, canoeing, biking and shopping. Some say its the relaxing atmosphere and spa treatments at our local spas. Whatever the reason, Blowing Rock is the perfect place for your next romantic getaway. Whether you are planning a quick weekend escape, a luxurious multi-week vacation, a destination wedding or a scenic proposal, Blowing Rock hits the spot.
Blowing Rock is Great for Birding

Blowing Rock is Great for Birding

The Blowing Rock area is an ideal spot for birding. Whether you’re brand new, or a seasoned veteran, there are birds to be spotted all over the High Country of North Carolina. To help educate us on why this area is so great for birding, and to guide us on how to get started, we reached out to Jesse Pope, President and Executive Director of Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, Inc. and avid birder. 

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What to Pack for a New or Longer Hike

What to Pack for a New or Longer Hike

One of Blowing Rock’s most beloved pastimes is hiking in the beautiful surrounding wilderness. When heading out to a short, familiar path, you can often just grab a water bottle and go. But sometimes you may be in the mood for exploring a new trail or taking a longer hike, and it’s always best to be prepared! What do you need for a new or longer hike? 

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Cross Country Skiing Access

Cross Country Skiing Access

Cross Country Skiing enthusiasts have been coming to the mountains for years to enjoy the snow and hone their skill. The Carriage Trails at Moses Memorial Cone Park in Blowing Rock offer 25 miles of trails that are wide and well maintained year-round.

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Romance on the Slopes

Romance on the Slopes

What’s more romantic than going on an adventure together? Whether you’re starting out brand new, or are an experienced skier/snowboarder there is nothing quite like the thrill of the slopes. Going out and getting cold while gliding down a slope, coming in and getting warm by a fire. It’s ideal for a couple’s getaway. There is also romantic dining, spa experiences, natural splendor, and more right here in Blowing Rock. 

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Our 5 Favorite Winter Wanders

Our 5 Favorite Winter Wanders

Winter is an excellent season for exploring trails, and it shouldn’t be overlooked as it offers some great views and opportunities! Trails are often open year round and some are more conducive to winter walks than others. We’ve compiled a list of 5 of our favorite winter wanders.

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Trails We Took In December

Trails We Took In December

2023 is the Year of the Trail in NC, and we've extended our trail experiences into December! This month we strolled downtown for the Blowing Rock Art & Sculpture Trail, hiked the Robbins Trail at The Blowing Rock, trekked up Duncan Rd. at the Cone Trails, and...

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Why Blowing Rock is Great for Leaf Viewing

Why Blowing Rock is Great for Leaf Viewing

It’s that time of year again. We are starting to see the changes of Fall here in the High Country.  Blowing Rock is an excellent destination for fall color, some might say the best. There are a few reasons why our location is an ideal one with such vibrancy and it all comes down to variety.

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Top 10 Fall Photos from 2022

Top 10 Fall Photos from 2022

Our 2023 Daily Fall Photos begin tomorrow, September 23, and we are so excited! As we prepare to kick off the new season, we are taking a look back at last year’s scenes. We’ve selected ten of our favorites to share with you! See our 10 Best Fall Photos of 2022 below.

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Trails We Took In August

Trails We Took In August

2023 is the Year of the Trail in NC, and we’ve extended our trail experiences into August! This month we’ve gone tubing, visited the Blowing Rock Boulders, and trekked fan-favorite Boone Fork Trail.

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Find Adventure at Sky Valley Zip Tours!

Find Adventure at Sky Valley Zip Tours!

Sky Valley Zip Tours offers different kinds of adventures for different adventurers. They have the Canopy Tour, the Whistle Pig Adventure for kids, Mountain Cat Off Road Adventure, and the Night Flight for the bravest of adventurers.

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Spectator’s Guide to the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

Spectator’s Guide to the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

The Saddlebred Division is June 6-9, 2024 The Hunter/Jumper I Division is July 23-28, 2024 The Hunter/Jumper II Division is July 31-August 4, 2024 The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is the oldest continual outdoor horse show in the country, having persevered through...

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Trails We Took In April

Trails We Took In April

2023 is the Year of the Trail in NC, and we’re extending our trail experiences into April! This month we’ve added some more strenuous trails as the weather improves and becomes more predictable. Please remember to always pack plenty of water and snacks, and to do some research before you set out on your hiking experience. Read along below, and see what we’ve been up to in April.

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The Blue Ridge Craft Trail

The Blue Ridge Craft Trail

Blowing Rock has a rich history of being called home by artisans and artists alike. There is something about the atmosphere that uplifts and inspires people and that includes artisans of all stripes. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Craft Trail, a trail committed to preserving and promoting the distinct crafts of Western North Carolina, has a large presence in Blowing Rock because of some of the special artists and locations we have here.

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NC Resident Days Are Back At Mystery Hill!

NC Resident Days Are Back At Mystery Hill!

NC Resident Days are back at Mystery Hill! This year, NC residents can save even MORE during Resident Days. One (1) valid NC photo ID per group is required upon check-in. Offer valid for anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in NC. These deals are available from March 1 through March 31, 2023. 

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Adventure is the New Romance

Adventure is the New Romance

Who says romance has to be candlelit dinners and spa treatments? Not us! Relationship experts say that trying new and exhilarating things together can increase your feelings of romantic love for one another.

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Quality Time

Quality Time

Reconnect this Valentine’s Day and spend some quality time with your special someone. Blowing Rock runs on mountain time, so things move a little slower here.

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Foggy Weather Suggestions

Foggy Weather Suggestions

What do you do in Blowing Rock when the fog has set in and you can’t see the natural splendor? Read on for some local activity suggestions while you wait out a foggy day. 

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Romantic Spa Escapes

Romantic Spa Escapes

What is more romantic than a relaxing spa treatment with your special someone? Blowing Rock spas offer rejuvenating spa services at stellar resorts and spas.

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Blowing Rock WinterFest

Blowing Rock WinterFest

Blowing Rock is celebrating its 25th Annual WinterFest. Blowing Rock WinterFest is a four day celebration of the winter season, and all the warm pastimes people love to do when it’s cold. From the icy waters of the Polar Bear Plunge to warm drinks sipped by a fire, Blowing Rock WinterFest has them all.

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Romancing the Rock Itinerary

Romancing the Rock Itinerary

Grab your sweetheart and head to Blowing Rock for a getaway full of romancing. You can choose from luxuriously upscale or historically opulent to warm & rustic or sweet & cozy.

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Featured Gifts

Honeymoon Getaway at Chetola

Honeymoon Getaway at Chetola

A Chetola Honeymoon is the ultimate romantic getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Honeymoon Enhancements:

Value priced accommodations in Chetola Lodge or the Bob Timberlake Inn (best available rate)
A 60-Minute Couple’s Signature Massage in the Spa at Chetola Resort*
Bottle of Champagne and Six (6) Chocolate-Covered Strawberries in room upon arrival

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Mountain Getaway Romance Package at Meadowbrook Inn

Mountain Getaway Romance Package at Meadowbrook Inn

This romance package includes Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Bottle of House Wine (750mL, choice of red or white wine). Must be 21 years old to purchase alcohol. Package must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of arrival. Easy to book online, or give us a call.

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