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Romantic pre-holiday getaway: 5 ways to make your trip extra special!

Thanksgiving is Thursday, and I just can’t believe it. It’s like time ceases to exist from Halloween through the end of year. It flies by so quickly! I love the holidays, but they can be a bit stressful sometimes. I’m a huge advocate of…

4 great cocktails for entertaining on Thanksgiving

The holidays are right around the corner. Chances are you’ve started to plan a thing or two. Whether you’re hosting family at your place, or planning on traveling to be with family and friends, we bet you’ll end up wanting a drink (or…

Appalachian Theatre opens its doors in downtown Boone, NC!

I’ve got a few blogging goals. Okay, I’ll be honest, I’ve got a lot of blogging goals. What I’m most excited about right now though, is making time each month to share some info about different small businesses in our community. This…

Health benefits of taking a vacation before the holidays

Now that Halloween is over, the rest of the year always seems to fly by. We’ve officially entered the holiday season. Well, that’s debatable, but it’s safe to say you’ll start seeing festive decorations from November 1st through the…

Cider in Appalachia | A cultural tradition

“Hard cider, which has persevered through tough times, is intrinsically Appalachian and something we should embrace and invest in,” states the Charleston Gazette. When I stumbled onto this article after casually googling “cider making…

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…

Best Fall Festivals in the NC mountains!

The high country is home to a variety of colorful fall festivals. Each year we look forward to two special events: the Valle Country Fair and the Woolly Worm Festival. The hard part is choosing which festival to attend! Both fall festivals happen…

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…

National Tequila Day: celebrate the Horton way! 

Wednesday was National Tequila Day! In honor of one of our favorite beverages, we sat down with Hunter, our Director of Food and Beverage, and asked him to share all of his tequila secrets. Well, okay, not all of his secrets… but you get the…

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…