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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…

3 Winter Skincare Tips

How to take care of your skin when you travel! We know a thing or two about cold winter weather here in Boone, North Carolina. To be honest, I really enjoy our cold winters. I love bundling up, getting cozy by a fire, and taking long winter…

The Horton Hotel: a refreshing option for those who love Downtown Boone

This post is written by our guest-blogger, James Milner, president and owner of Appalachian Commercial Real Estate.  Some of you may know that I am in an office hallway with the team from The Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge. As an entrepreneur…

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…
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…
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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