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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…

Epic climbs and scenic views: bike the high country

It’s my favorite time of year, there’s no doubt about it. Last Friday was the summer solstice, and I spent the evening relaxing on our rooftop lounge, soaking up the light with both old and new friends alike. On my way into work on Saturday…

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…

A micro-wedding in downtown Boone?! Yes, please.

We’ve got big news that we’re excited to share with ya’ll. Are you ready? After much consideration, we’ve decided that YES, we will be offering up our space at the Horton for micro-weddings! If you’ve ever dreamed about getting married…

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…

Cider in Appalachia | A cultural tradition

“Hard cider, which has persevered through tough times, is intrinsically Appalachian and something we should embrace and invest in,” states the Charleston Gazette. When I stumbled onto this article after casually googling “cider making…

National Tequila Day: celebrate the Horton way! 

Wednesday was National Tequila Day! In honor of one of our favorite beverages, we sat down with Hunter, our Director of Food and Beverage, and asked him to share all of his tequila secrets. Well, okay, not all of his secrets… but you get the…
valentine's day getaway

Your perfect Valentine’s Day getaway in Boone NC

Looking to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway in Boone, NC? Look no further, because we’ve got you covered. Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year, so that means the festivities are going on all weekend. There are plenty of things…
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,…

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