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COVID-19 Travel Advisory

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We are making every effort possible to keep our guests informed during these unforeseen circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19). Our highest priority is the wellbeing of our guests, our community, and our staff. Our hotel, lobby lounge,…

COVID-19 Statement

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Dear Patrons, I wanted this message to be all about exploring the high country, the area I have grown to love and the places I believe are special, but it turns out I need to be patient and save those tidbits for another time. We are all…

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…

Downsize Weddings and Private Events: Trending

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I know many people are scrambling to rethink and re-plan their special occasions and weddings due to the coronavirus crisis. There is a new need for more budget-friendly smaller gatherings. Don't stress...the key to simplifying this whole…

Might be Rethinking your Wedding because of Coronavirus

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With the recent pandemic continuing to alter each section of our economy and forcing many people around the world to change their daily lives, many are also making new decisions about upcoming big events, including weddings. The Horton Hotel…

Social Distancing while Supporting Small Business

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What a few weeks it has been...the Coronavirus outbreak has had a trickle down affect that none of us were prepared for. Social distancing is proving to be tough for many. Small businesses across the nation are suffering in unimaginable…

The Horton Hotel presents: a brief history of the speakeasy

The onset of 2020 has me thinking about the infamous speakeasies of the roaring ‘20s. There’s just something about the glitz and glam of that era that leave me with such a nostalgic feeling. I mean just to be there, right?! When we were…
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…
st patricks day in boone

Saint Patrick’s Day in Downtown Boone, NC

Looking for something to do for Saint Patrick’s Day? Plan a green-themed getaway of course. People either love Saint Patrick’s Day, or they don’t seem to think twice about it at all. If you’re of the latter group, we’d like to encourage…
beer pairing

Craft beer and cheese pairing? Plus chocolate? Yes, please.

What’s not to love? We’ve got a delightful event coming up that we just know you’ll enjoy. We’re partnering with Lost Province, Cheney Brothers, and Boone Chocolat to bring you a one of a kind craft beer, cheese, and chocolate pairing…

Downtown Boone’s first boutique hotel turns one: cheers to the Horton’s first year.

Some days it feels like it happened just yesterday. Some days it feels like it happened decades ago. But in reality, a year ago today we were running around like crazy trying to get everything in order to open our doors for the very first time,…

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