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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…
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.…
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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