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!

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…

The locals love it: a few of our favorite things about the western North Carolina section of the Blue Ridge Parkway

“The idea is to fit the Parkway into the mountains as if nature has put it there,” says Stanley Abbott, Chief Landscape Architect for the Blue Ridge Parkway. He couldn’t have said it better. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a National Scenic…
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…

Introducing dog friendly Boone: 4 places for a perfect afternoon with Fido

Wroof! Get ready to discover dog friendly Boone… we’ve listed our 4 favorite spots to bring your buddy. Because guess what, Boone loves dogs! The sassy Yorkshire, friendly Labrador, and the helpful Shepherd: they all love to roam our…