Boone and The Horton by Deedee Knows

Traveler, blogger, trend-setter, adventurer: Deedee explores Boone and The Horton Guest blogger: Deedee says… If you’re a North Carolinian, you know about the High Country. At the heart of the High Country is a little mountain town called Boone. I guess you could say Boone, NC has a piece of my heart. I grew up […]

Ski Mountains near Boone; Ski & Stay at The Horton

Skiing

Do you live on the east coast and love winter activities but don’t have the time to head out west? Well, the ski mountains near Boone, NC are meant for you. In the summer, the High Country is known for its mountainous golf courses, adventurous hikes dotting the Appalachian Trail, and the Blue Ridge Parkway […]

Pet Travel during COVID-19

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 accommodations. COVID-19 affects pet-friendly travel arrangements in many ways. Most of […]

Road Trips are a big hit following COVID-19

road trips

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 will likely be a priority for many travelers. Many will be in a cautious state of […]

Downsize Weddings and Private Events: Trending

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 re-planning process is finding a venue that will assist you with most or all of your details. Smaller […]

COVID-19 Travel Advisory

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, and rooftop bar are currently accessible and open for visitors. Our hotel is open everyday. Our lobby lounge […]

COVID-19 Statement

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 experiencing the Coronavirus situation, and I wanted to […]

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 argue that these two months are practically the area’s best kept […]

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 have to travel far from the Horton to find a beautiful waterfall. Waterfall hunting is great […]

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 memento in our mountain town. Read on to learn about the history of […]