About Us

Welcome to the horton hotel!

The Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge is the premier, luxury boutique hotel in downtown Boone, North Carolina that provides an unforgettable experience for our guests and employees. We are committed to being the destination of choice in the High Country, and we strive to create a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and appreciated.

Built by H.W. Horton in the 1920s, our historical building honors the traditions of our small town while providing a unique boutique experience. The original Horton building was both a Studebaker dealership and a Spainhour’s Department Store.

In 2019, this vacant space was fully renovated and developed into The Horton Hotel and is a historic boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Boone, North Carolina. The hotel features 15 unique guest rooms, each with its own distinctive decor and modern amenities. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, featuring high-quality linens, plush bedding, and unique touches that reflect the hotel’s history and character.


In addition to the guest rooms, the Horton Hotel features a rooftop bar and lounge, offering stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains and downtown area. The rooftop bar is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, serving a wide selection of craft cocktails, beer and wine.

Throughout the hotel, guests can enjoy a range of amenities and services, including complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast and on-site parking. The hotel also offers event space making it an ideal destination for weddings and other special events.

Our Southern hospitality shines through at our boutique hotel in everything we do, with personalized service that has been recognized by distinguished media outlets including Southern Living, TripAdvisor and Outdoor Magazine, as well as our valued customers. We believe you will experience a vacation that you’ll never forget. 

The Horton Hotel is a unique and stylish destination in downtown Boone, offering a blend of historic charm and modern luxury. Whether you’re visiting the area for business or leisure, the Horton Hotel provides an unforgettable experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression. We aim to continue the Horton legacy as a great place to gather and enjoy friends, drinks, views and the finer things.


A View Like No Other

Enjoy a cocktail from our rooftop bar with views of Downtown Boone, King Street below, and the beautiful campus of Appalachian State University.


Boone's Finest

Experience the finest accommodations Boone has to offer, with luxurious bedding and even pet friendly rooms for your best friend.

Luxurious Amenities

Locally roasted coffee, 100% fine cotton linens, and handmade NC soaps and lotions are just a few of the amenities you can indulge in during your stay.

What people say?

Our stay at the Horton couldn't have been better, from check-in to checkout everything went very smoothly. Our room was ready early, so we were able to get in our room right away. The staff were all very accommodating and we had the best time at the rooftop bar. By the way, the drinks are amazing with various craft cocktails and beers.
Joseph R.
I LOVE coming here when I’m in town! My boyfriend and I both got one of the summer cocktails, and they were fantastic. Paired with the amazing service and beautiful views, we had a great night. As always, we will return!
Snowy R.
The experience was memorable! everything from the staff, the rooms and partying on the rooftop bar with friends was fantastic. we were walking distance to all the fun that Boone offers. we will be back!
Rick S.

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