Built in 1870, The Martin House is one of the oldest buildings in Blowing Rock. Once a boarding house, the shops at the main Martin House and the adjacent courtyard now provide a great shopping experience for the whole family. Relax on the courtyard ... enjoy refreshments and the village feeling. If you haven't been to The Martin House, you haven't been to Blowing Rock! Located in the center of town, next to Memorial Park on Main Street.