Ridgeline is a restaurant that is located on an overlook about a mile from downtown. Overlooking grandfather mountain, hawksbill, and a few other mountains, they have the perfect location to enjoy a nice dinner and a few drinks out on the patio while watching the sunset.
2. Gideon Ridge
The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge is another great place to view the sunset and to enjoy an elegant and relaxing dining experience. This is a bed and breakfast, and the restaurant is open to the public. Their terrace has a great overlook of the high country and will soon be one of your favorite spots to frequent.
3. Moses Cone Manor Porch
Along the Blue Ridge Parkway is the legendary Moses Cone Manor. Around the estate is numerous hiking and horseback riding trails. The front porch of the house is directly facing south which allows for you to see the sun to set on your right and the sky changing colors to your left. You can get cozy in one of the rocking chairs on the porch and bask in mother nature’s beauty.
4. Thunder Hill Overlook
Also located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Thunder Hill Overlook is a little area that you can pull your car into the parking lot and overlook a majority of the high country. It is even said that on a clear day you can see the city of Charlotte in the distance. Many people love this overlook, and it is not very far from downtown Blowing Rock.
5. Chetola Resort
Chetola Resort welcomes visitors to come and hangout by their lake and firepits and eat at their restaurant, Timberlakes. Throughout the week during the summer they have nightly events such as s’mores or snow cones for people to enjoy. Sitting by the water at Chetola is another great place to watch the sunset. Watching the beautiful colors reflect off the water while having a s’more in your hand is what summer is all about.