Hiking the Glen Burney Falls Trail in Blowing Rock NC

Glen Burney Falls in Blowing Rock NC by Waterfalls Hiker

Stopping off in the North Carolina mountain town of Blowing Rock proved a perfect end to our weekend getaway at Julian Price Memorial Park.   Before checking out some of the local breweries and restaurants, we wanted to earn our treat by hiking to Glen Burney Falls.   We were pleasantly surprised to realize the trailhead was located … Read more

The 20 Best Things to Do in Blowing Rock NC

Mary at The Blowing Rock Attraction in Blowing Rock NC

[Updated June 14, 2022] Known as the “Crown of the Blue Ridge Mountains,” Blowing Rock NC is widely regarded as one of the most charming North Carolina villages.  Located in the NC High Country 10 miles south of Boone and 24 miles east of Banner Elk, the town of Blowing Rock was established in 1889. … Read more

Exploring Julian Price Campground & Memorial Park in Blowing Rock NC

Kayaks on Price Lake in Jullian Price Memorial Park

Much of the press on the Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates it as a wonderfully preserved 469-mile scenic route. But much of what makes the world-renowned road trip so wonderful is the incredible 200 or so Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks you can stop at along the way. Many of these special spots offer amazing vistas of the mountains of North … 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

Visiting the Chetola Resort, Lodge & Spa in Blowing Rock NC

Timberlakes Restaurant at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock NC

After driving the Blue Ridge Parkway stretch between Downtown Asheville and Boone NC 4 to 5 times in the last two years, it’s become clear that the North Carolina High Country is one of the our favorite places in the world.  From Craggy Gardens and Mount Mitchell to Linville Falls, Linville Gorge, and Grandfather Mountain, this … Read more

3 Great Places for Ziplining in Boone NC (and Other Aerial Adventures)

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The Blue Ridge Mountains are known to blow visitors away with its jaw-dropping panoramas. Nature abounds in the region, with countless hiking trails, thunderous waterfalls, mountain streams, vibrant wildflowers and wildlife. And there’s an inherent peacefulness that comes with these pastoral landscapes.  A road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the best ways to take … Read more

The 10 Best Restaurants in Blowing Rock NC for Foodies

Elk at Timberlakes Restaurant in Blowing Rock NC

Located just 10 miles south of Boone, the tiny mountain town of Blowing Rock (population 1,163) is one of the most tourist-friendly towns in the Blue Ridge region of North Carolina.  The town is home to major attractions such as the Blowing Rock, Mystery Hill, and Tweetsie Railroad. And its proximity to the Blue Ridge … Read more

Festive Fun at Tweetsie Railroad Christmas in Blowing Rock NC

Tweetsie Railroad Christmas by Dawson Tozier

[Updated November 16, 2023] One of the most popular NC Christmas events, Tweetsie Railroad Christmas is a must-see for residents and holiday visitors who spend Christmas in Blowing Rock.   Tweetsie Railroad history dates back to 1866, when the Tennessee legislature granted the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad company permission to construct a railroad … Read more