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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…
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Hotels Enhance Clean & Safe Practices Amid COVID-19: Learn from the Industry

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Globally, Hotels are Adopting New Ways to be Clean & Safe during COVID-19 In response to the coronavirus pandemic, hotels around the world are developing brand new cleaning protocols and adjusting their services to reassure guests.…

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…

Downtown Boone’s first boutique hotel turns one: cheers to the Horton’s first year.

Some days it feels like it happened just yesterday. Some days it feels like it happened decades ago. But in reality, a year ago today we were running around like crazy trying to get everything in order to open our doors for the very first time,…
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Host your very own grown up slumber party… or come to the Horton slumber party instead!

It’s becoming a bit of a tradition here at the Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge to host our very own grown up slumber party. We did it last year and had an absolute blast. So many locals came out, and it really was a special and fun time.…

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…

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…

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…

Travel tips: plan your perfect mountain getaway

Planning a trip can be stressful. When I travel, I find myself wanting to squeeze in as much as possible. There’s just so much exploring to do...and I want to do it all! Let’s be realistic, that’s not always possible. So how do you make…

Boutique Hotels in North Carolina

The word “boutique” is thrown around a lot these days, especially in the world of hospitality. However, most experts can agree on several key factors that set boutique hotels apart from other lodging options. We are excited to share what…