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Boone weather

Boone weather: read what a local meteorologist has to say

Do you want to know more about Boone weather? Like what's the average temperature in the summer? When do the leaves turn in the fall? When can we expect snow in the winter? Read our quick guide and you will be a Boone weather expert in no time.…
campgrounds boone nc

The ultimate camp guide: our top 3 campgrounds near Boone NC

Venturing out with a camper or tent can give you that great sense of simplicity we often miss nowadays. You don’t have half the stuff you have at home, and guess what, you feel more complete than ever. From waking up with the birds, to stargazing…

Introducing dog friendly Boone: 4 places for a perfect afternoon with Fido

Wroof! Get ready to discover dog friendly Boone… we’ve listed our 4 favorite spots to bring your buddy. Because guess what, Boone loves dogs! The sassy Yorkshire, friendly Labrador, and the helpful Shepherd: they all love to roam our…

Boone NC's first boutique hotel welcomes new Director

On a sunny and abnormally warm fall afternoon, I pull our new Director of Hotel Operations, Andrea Morton, out of the office and onto a bench outside of our building. The summer flew by, and as we move into fall it seems like there’s a critical…
fall events in the High Country

Fall events in the High Country, farmer's insights, and Harvest Moon facts for October

October means harvest month in Boone, NC! At the Horton Hotel, we plan to use as many local products as we can to honor the farmers in our region. It's quite simple in the end: good local food comes from good local people. To give you an idea…
history of the horton hotel

The History of the Horton Hotel: a story of pioneers who followed their entrepreneurial spirit

The Horton Hotel is located in a historic building in downtown Boone, North Carolina. The building was constructed in the 1920s by Henry Walter Horton, and in earlier days the building notably served as both a Studebaker dealership and a Spainhours…
essential kitchen tools

5 essential kitchen tools our Director of Food & Beverage can't live without

If our Director of Food and Beverage, Hunter Hallmark, was stranded on a desert island, what kitchen tools would he want to have by his side?! With an extensive background in the culinary arts, he knows what tools are indispensable to make any…

Look for these gems at The Watauga County Farmers’ Market and make a perfect spring meal

Grab your summer hat, tote bag, and sunglasses! It’s time for the Watauga County Farmers’ Market! The Saturday morning event that you don’t want to miss in Boone, NC. Our Director of Food and Beverage, Hunter, routinely visits the Watauga…

3 easy Spring Cocktails From Hunter to Shake Up Your Friday

It’s here! Fri-YAY! You can, of course, reach for your usual cold beer, or pour yourself a glass of wine, but there’s is really no better way to celebrate the weekend than with a cocktail. Our Director of Food & Beverage and cocktail…

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