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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.
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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Not Your Usual Valentine’s Day

Not Your Usual Valentine’s Day

Mystery Hill in Blowing Rock offers a different take on a romantic day out- and you can enjoy it any day in February 2022! Book this special activity package for a great deal and tons of fun. Ditch the usual heart-shaped box of chocolates for a Bull Riding, Axe...

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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. ...

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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...

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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. In town, you’ll find The Spa at Chetola Resort, just the relaxing retreat you’ve been searching for. Enjoy...

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Romancing the Rock Itinerary

Romancing the Rock Itinerary

  For your romantic getaway, there are plenty of indulgent options among Blowing Rock accommodations. You can choose from luxuriously upscale or historically opulent to warm & rustic or sweet & cozy. Nearly every inn or hotel in town offers romantic add-ons or...

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Romantic Spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Romantic Spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway

No matter what the season, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the perfect place to share the breathtaking beauty of North Carolina's mountains with your sweetheart. Below are just a few of our favorite "romantic spots" that are near Blowing Rock. Rough Ridge Overlook -...

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The Legend of The Blowing Rock

The Legend of The Blowing Rock

According to legend, a Chickasaw chieftain, who was protecting his beautiful daughter from white man’s admiration, journeyed to The Blowing Rock and into the care of a squaw mother. One day the lovely maiden was daydreaming on the cliff and noticed a Cherokee brave...

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Featured Gifts

Sweetheart Half Day Spa Package

Sweetheart Half Day Spa Package

Available for booking now through February 14, 2022!  Package includes a 1-hour Spa Service and Facility Use for 1/2 Day. Book this special rate at $130 (originally $150). Call 828-295-4463 to book today. See WestglowResortandSpa.com for details! 224 Westglow...

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Chocolate Lover Special

Chocolate Lover Special

Valentine's Day and chocolate is a classic combination. The Spice and Tea Exchange of Blowing Rock is offering a unique take on the pairing, sure to impress any chocolate lover! They've bundled up an exclusive gift of tea and chocolate bark that you can't get anywhere...

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