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Stay fit when you travel: 3 of our favorite fall trail running spots

There’s a reason why so many races are held in the fall. It’s the best time of year for running! Although we don’t really have that many fall races in the high country, October and November are perfect trail running months. In fact, I’d…

Don’t go chasing waterfalls...

...well, here in North Carolina we beg to differ! Waterfalls are some of nature’s most beautiful phenomenons. No two falls are alike, and in these North Carolina mountains we’ve certainly got our fair share of breathtaking falls. You don’t…

Souvenir shopping: tips for choosing a meaningful memento

Headed to the mountains for a summer vacation? Chances are you’ll find yourself exploring downtown Boone, popping in and out of our unique shops and boutiques. Whether it’s for you or a loved one, rest assured that you can find the perfect…

Holiday decorating tips: get festive the Horton way!

Decorating for the holidays can seem daunting. Either decorating is your thing or it isn’t. Perhaps you’ve already decked the halls in preparation for the season. Maybe you’re looking to add a few perfect finishing touches. Or maybe you’re…

Happy howlidays: here’s why you should book a dog friendly hotel room!

Naughty or nice? Even if Fido made the naughty list, don’t leave him behind. Let’s face it, our pups really are part of the family, and the holidays just aren’t the same without man’s best friend. Whether you’re planning on traveling…

A quick guide to holiday shopping in Boone & Blowing Rock 

Looking for the perfect gift? Well, look no further. Downtown Boone and the neighboring village of Blowing Rock, NC have you covered. Both towns are full of unique boutiques offering special handpicked and even handmade items. You’re sure…
North Carolina liquors

North Carolina liquors & why we love them.

Local first! It’s all you seem to hear these days and for good reason, too. The local first movement has grown and grown over the past decade, and in addition to eating local foods, the movement now encompasses supporting local retailers,…

Eat, drink, and be merry! | Enjoy these holiday recipes.

Here at the Horton we’ve welcomed a new food and beverage manager: Ellen Williamson. We love Ellen for so many reasons, and we especially appreciate the unique perspective that she brings to her position from years of experience working in…

4 great cocktails for entertaining on Thanksgiving

The holidays are right around the corner. Chances are you’ve started to plan a thing or two. Whether you’re hosting family at your place, or planning on traveling to be with family and friends, we bet you’ll end up wanting a drink (or…
horton slumber party

Host your very own grown up slumber party… or come to the Horton slumber party instead!

It’s becoming a bit of a tradition here at the Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge to host our very own grown up slumber party. We did it last year and had an absolute blast. So many locals came out, and it really was a special and fun time.…
winter stay at the horton hotel

Here’s why you should plan a winter stay at the Horton Hotel in Boone, NC

The holidays might be over, but there are still plenty of reasons why you should visit Boone during the winter months. People either seem to love Boone winters or hate them...everyone seems to have an opinion on winter in the high country. Well,…

Best bubbles for New Year’s Eve & where to find the perfect party in Boone NC!

It’s New Year’s Eve, and I can’t believe it’s time to say goodbye to 2019. I can’t help but reflect on how far we’ve come. I remember the day when we first opened our doors in mid February. The sweet anticipation, excitement, and…

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