Explore the high country with us! Read on to learn about our favorite things do and see in Boone, NC and surrounding areas. This section of our blog covers everything from outdoor activities, to local shopping, and more. We hope you enjoy. Got a great idea for a blog post? Share it with us!

Pet Travel during COVID-19

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Many have been cooped up at home with their pets more than ever during these times of quarantine and social distancing. Pups and people alike are longing for a little change of scenery. Therefore, pup owners are on the search for safe and friendly…
road trips

Road Trips are a big hit following COVID-19

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Hospitality Industry says Road Trips are on the Rise Tourism and hospitality experts expect travelers to take to the road to get where they want to go, as restrictions are slowly lifting throughout the nation. Avoiding airlines and airports…

Downsize Weddings and Private Events: Trending

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I know many people are scrambling to rethink and re-plan their special occasions and weddings due to the coronavirus crisis. There is a new need for more budget-friendly smaller gatherings. Don't stress...the key to simplifying this whole…

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…

Stay fit when you travel: 3 of our favorite fall trail running spots

There’s a reason why so many races are held in the fall. It’s the best time of year for running! Although we don’t really have that many fall races in the high country, October and November are perfect trail running months. In fact, I’d…

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…

5 great places to get a massage in Boone NC

Au revoir 2018. You were good to us. We made so much progress on the Horton Hotel and Rooftop Lounge. Last night, when the clock struck midnight, we were elated to ring in the new year: 2019 is here! A new year comes with resolutions, self reflection,…