The 15 Best Blue Ridge Parkway Hotels & Cabin Rentals in NC & VA

View From the Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock NC

[Updated June 17, 2022] When we drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina for the first time, we didn’t have much time to plan our trip because a plumbing issue forced us to vacate our home for 4 days. Starting at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Milepost 469.1), we gradually … Read more

Things to Do at Wintergreen Resort in Summer (Near Waynesboro VA)

Sunrise at Wintergreen Resort in VA

Located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge region, about 18 miles south of downtown Waynesboro, Wintergreen Resort is one of just a few major resorts that are accessible right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Wintergreen is best known as the largest ski resort in Virginia, offering 26 slopes and cross-country trails, with terrain appropriate for everyone from first-time skiers and … Read more

The 15 Best Blowing Rock Cabin Rentals (1 to 4+ Bedrooms)

Mountain Vistas Cabin Rental in Blowing Rock NC

Located just south of Boone, Blowing Rock is a tourism-driven North Carolina mountain town known as the “Crown of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” The town was named after The Blowing Rock attraction, a unique geological formation that offers spectacular views of the surrounding scenery. People come to see The Blowing Rock as well as other major … Read more

The 15 Best VRBO Cabins in Asheville NC

Asheville, North Carolina is a special place where the excitement of city life and the thrill of outdoor adventure collide to offer a Blue Ridge mountain town with a seemingly endless list of things to do. In the city, there are countless critically-acclaimed restaurants, an impressive number of quality breweries, and the bustling cultural hotspot … Read more

Visiting Historic Engadine Inn and Cabins Near Asheville NC

Sunrise at Engadine Inn & Cabins Near Asheville NC

[Updated July 27, 2021] With only one or two Blue Ridge Parkway hotels in North Carolina, it’s not easy to find accommodations along the world-famous route during the peak season in Autumn. We wanted to bring our furry friends (Boo-Boo and Huckleberry) along for the ride when we visited in October, so instead we searched … Read more

The Black Walnut Inn, a Historic Bed and Breakfast in Asheville NC

Black Walnut B&B Inn in Asheville NC

[Updated July 29, 2021] “You don’t choose Asheville… Asheville chooses you.” This enigmatic insight from Peter White, co-owner of the Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast Inn, was a perfect summation of our fascination with what was then still a burgeoning little Blue Ridge mountain town. By our second visit to Asheville in 2014, you could really … Read more