The Perfect Three Day Weekend in Boone

Boone is an incredible place to visit nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains. Here is an itinerary for a stellar weekend in Boone, North Carolina: Day 1: Morning: Start your day with a hike on the trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic drive with several stops for short hikes and overlooks. You can […]

A Guide to Boone in the Fall

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Boone, North Carolina, is a Fall paradise, where nature’s vibrant canvas paints the town with breathtaking hues of red, orange, and gold. From the enchanting foliage to delightful harvest activities, here’s your in-depth guide to relishing Boone in the fall: 1. Revel in the vibrant Fall […]

Farmers Markets in Boone

Boone, North Carolina has several farmers markets where you can find fresh produce, local food products, and crafts. Here are some of the popular farmers markets in the area: Watauga County Farmers’ Market The Watauga County Farmers’ Market is located in downtown Boone, and operates on Saturdays from 8 am to noon from May through […]

Fun Things to Do in Boone

Boone, North Carolina, is a charming mountain town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Known for its picturesque scenery, vibrant arts scene, and outdoor recreation, Boone offers visitors a unique blend of culture and adventure. The downtown area of Boone is a hub of activity, with a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Here are […]

Overview of The Horton

The Horton Hotel in downtown Boone, NC

Built by H.W. Horton in the 1920s, our historical building honors the traditions of our small town while providing a unique boutique experience. The original Horton building was both a Studebaker dealership and a Spainhour’s Department Store.   In 2019, this vacant space was fully renovated and developed into The Horton Hotel and is a […]

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

gift guide

It’s the final stretch in the holiday shopping tradition and somehow December 25th crept up quickly. Find the silver lining in last minute holiday gift buying…this gift guide will show you the way you can still say Happy Holiday! There is still plenty of time! Dash your way over to connors52.sg-host.com, drop in, or dial […]

Top 4 Trails to Hike near Boone, NC

Hike Boone NC

March means warmer weather is upon us…while chilly days are still lingering in the NC mountains. The beginning of springtime is the best time to break out of hibernation and discover the outdoors.What better way to get outside than to plan a hike near Boone, NC? We’ve put together the top 4 trails to hike […]

St. Patrick’s Day Facts, Tips, and Recipes

Irish Soda Bread

St. Patrick’s Day has a way of bringing out the Irish in everyone! It’s a widely celebrated holiday, a reason for sipping green beer perhaps, munching on Irish Soda Bread, and enjoying Irish coffees…Ultimately, it’s a day to recognize St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. He was actually British born believe it or not. […]

Things to do in Boone, NC in the rain

Boone NC driving

Top Things to do in Boone, NC in the Rain The High Country weather can be unpredictable at times. What makes it so exciting is you often get days where you have several weather patterns all in one day. Did you know that Boone, NC is truly in a temperate rainforest? On average, Boone can get […]

The Horton Hotel Holiday Gift Guide

When December rolls around, a sense of excitement always seems to fill the air. It could be due to the holiday decorations being perfectly placed on the light posts lining your hometown streets, the Christmas commercials that begin crossing your television screen, or gathering your family to go pick out the “perfect’ Christmas tree. There […]