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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…
Boone vacation rental

Looking for the perfect Boone vacation rental or event venue? We've got you covered!

Don't look any further if you need a quaint vacation rental in the heart of downtown Boone or Blowing Rock. Our vacation rentals are all cozy, historic, uniquely renovated places to stay if you are visiting this area. And you can't beat the…

Boone Wedding Guide: hotels, reception venues, and everything you need for planning a high country wedding!

Yes, I do! ...want to read these insider's tips for a high country wedding! Are you planning a high country wedding? Make sure you don't miss out on these high country wedding tips, in which wedding planner Elizabeth Hempfling shares her…

Looking for hotels in Boone, NC? Discover Boone’s first boutique hotel!

A historic building and a modern dream It all started with a couple that has been living in Boone for over 40 years. Fulton and Denise Lovin are the founders of wedding and party venue White Fence Farm, several vacation rentals and student…
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…
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…

Get the most out of Small Business Saturday in downtown Boone

Black Friday: for many people those two words conjure up chaotic images of retail mayhem in big box stores and shopping malls alike. It can get crazy out there this time of year! How ironic is it that Black Friday falls right after Thanksgiving,…

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…

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