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Looking for things to do in Boone NC? Find your perfect day!

There are a lot of things to do in Boone NC, and everyone has their own favorite activities. We asked some of our friends to describe their perfect Saturday, and we decided to share 4 of our favorite combinations below. So wake up to a perfect…
Lavender House

Valle Crucis Lavender House: don't miss this magical place during your stay at the Horton Hotel

It's one of our favorite places to visit for a relaxing afternoon: the Lavender House in Valle Crucis. Conveniently located across from Valle Crucis Mast General Store, the Lavender House is a magical place. Because who isn't enchanted by the…

The locals love it: a few of our favorite things about the western North Carolina section of the Blue Ridge Parkway

“The idea is to fit the Parkway into the mountains as if nature has put it there,” says Stanley Abbott, Chief Landscape Architect for the Blue Ridge Parkway. He couldn’t have said it better. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Scenic…

Appalachian Ski Mountain | One of many ways to ring in the New Year in the high country!

Earlier this month, winter storm Diego had everyone excited. There was so much snow on the ground! Appalachian State University students were actually able to snowboard and ski on campus. So many great videos surfaced, but this was one of our…

Choose and cut Christmas tree farms in Boone NC

It’s been a cold week, but we’ve enjoyed watching the weather move through. Yesterday the sky was gray, and we watched tiny snowflakes dance through the air all day. This morning we woke up to clear blue skies and a glittery, white layer…

Get the most out of Small Business Saturday in downtown Boone

Black Friday: for many people those two words conjure up chaotic images of retail mayhem in big box stores and shopping malls alike. It can get crazy out there this time of year! How ironic is it that Black Friday falls right after Thanksgiving,…
brunch in boone

The Horton Hotel Team serves you 4 great places for brunch in Boone and Blowing Rock

Do you ever wake up on Sunday morning craving a late breakfast? Perhaps you’re dreaming of sweet pastries and coffee, followed by eggs benedict… maybe even a bloody mary. Wait, this has a name… it's called brunch! Finding a good brunch…
easy summer cocktails

3 easy summer cocktails that will make you forget about your go-to rosé

Imagine relaxing on the rooftop at the hotel, sipping cocktails, enjoying the sunset, and watching the mountains change color against the backdrop of Appalachian State University’s beautiful campus. Maybe you spent the entire day out on the…
bbq tips

6 Hot BBQ tips for beginners: it's time to fire up your inner pitmaster

It’s that time of year again, and 4th of July celebrations are right around the corner! There’s so much to do in Boone, NC and surrounding areas during the summer. From the Town of Boone 4th of July Parade on King Street (yes, there’s…

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