Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is a small town called Blowing Rock. The town’s name comes from a rocky outcropping near the town. When a heavy wind blows through the Johns River Gorge below, the outcropping’s steep vertical walls force the wind up vertically. The town sits near the Blue Ridge Parkway and Moses Cone Memorial Park. The town is also home to the only functioning steam engine in North Carolina.
Explore the Hills With the Hillwind Inn
The Hillwind Inn is set on the edge of town. It is minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. This quaint little inn provides modern amenities with a hint of 1900’s charm. The Hillwind Inn is within walking distance of the historic downtown Blowing Rock. The Inn provides uniquely decorated rooms for each guest. Upgrade your experience with a stay in the Tarheel Suite and its private fireplace or have some privacy away from the main inn with the Blue Spruce or Chestnut Cottage.
Get Your Groove on at the Cliff Dwellers Inn
Spend the summer in the mountains at Cliff Dwellers Inn. It has emerged from its past and has elegantly combined a 1960’s style decor with a modern flare. Most the rooms come with a mountain or mountain lake view. Many of the rooms have a private jacuzzi tub and a fireplace. It makes for a nice place to rest after a day exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Explore Mountain Luxury at The Village Inn
Enjoy the ruggedness of the mountains at The Village Inn. The Village Inn’s decor highlights the rich luxury of the mountains. The stone fireplace reminds guests of snow-covered inns from places far from civilization hidden high in the mountains. Despite the feel, the Village Inn is close to the main part of town. It allows of easy access to the sophisticated restaurants of Blowing Rock, but the Inn and grounds make it feel like it’s higher in the mountains.
Turn Back Time at the Ridgeway Inn
Visit the inn that put Blowing Rock on the map. Ridgeway Inn was the first inn in the town of Blowing Rock. It’s luxury accommodations helped to attract more tourist to the region. The inn captures the historic small town charm of the surrounding area in its decor. It gives an upper class feel without being overly pretentious. The Ridgeway Inn hosts a wine and cheese happy hour on most day. This helps guest interact with their fellow visitor and develop friendships like visitors past.
Follow in the Footsteps of Greatness at the Green Park Inn
The historic Green Park Inn opened its door in 1891 and has been operation since then. It is the last operational Great Manor Hotels in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Green Park Inn has seen all manner of rich and famous visitors to the hotels from the quick shooting Annie Oakley to President Herbert Hoover to author Margaret Mitchell. The hotel provides the same luxury accommodations to all its guests. The recent hotel renovations have returned the hotel to its original American-made decor and level of luxury.
Which of these Inns at Blowing Rock has blown you away?
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