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Grandfather Mountain: all our insider's tips to elevate your visit

Are you planning a trip to Grandfather Mountain? We've listed everything you need to know to make the best of your visit: hikes near Grandfather Mountain, the best BBQ place on the way, and more. So when you're there, you can simply focus on…
things to do in boone nc

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…
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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