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Nestled amongst spectacular mountain scenery, Blowing Rock is a small village with a quirky, old-fashioned atmosphere. During the winter people visit for the perfectly powdery slopes to enjoy the excellent ski facilities, and the dramatic rock formation that the area is named for allows you to get up high and really appreciate the unspoiled natural beauty. As a popular family vacation spot, there are also plenty of attractions close at hand, or you can simply enjoy one of the many open parklands or nature trails.

Things to see

The Blowing Rock stands over 4,000 feet above sea level, and those who take the short but rewarding trail to the peak will be able to see miles of tree covered mountain scenery from its iconic summit. During the winter, the powdery white snow makes the Appalachian Ski Mountain particularly popular, and there are several wide trails for all sorts of ability levels, as well as plenty of aprés ski activities just a short distance away. Kids will love the Tweetsie Railroad; a Wild West theme park that centers around perfectly restored coal trains that you can take a ride on. There are also rides for both thrill seekers and families, a petting zoo, and live entertainment with Wild West shows featuring cowboys and sheriffs. Back in the village, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is a modern facility that has a wide range of art works from local and international artists. It also hosts regular touring exhibitions, giving you the chance to see plenty of fascinating artifacts and antiques.

Hotels in Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock has many charming boutique hotels that suit this small and unpretentious town. If you're looking for Blowing Rock hotel deals then you may want to look for one of the local historic inns or motels which offer comfortable accommodation for a low nightly rate. These kinds of hotels still manage to pack in plenty of facilities, and you'll find features such as patios, picnic areas, barbecue grills, fireplaces in the lobby, tour and ticket assistance, free breakfasts, and complimentary parking. Rooms are also well equipped for your stay, whether it's to ski or relax, and you'll find amenities such as coffee makers, premium bedding, hair dryers, cable television, and free WiFi.

Where to stay

The downtown area of Blowing Rock is traditional and charming, with old-fashioned tea rooms, ice cream shops, and stores selling handmade souvenirs. The majority of shops here are locally owned which allows for an eclectic selection of shopping, and there are also plenty of rustic bars and restaurants with a laid back atmosphere. The village is full of neat clapboard houses and large areas of greenery, and during the winter months looks like a fairytale Christmas town. Once the warm weather rolls around, the wild flowers pop out, and the village becomes colorful and inviting.

How to get to Blowing Rock

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is less than a 2 hour drive from Blowing Rock, and this busy hub has flights arriving daily from across the USA, as well as South America, and Europe. From the terminal you can pick up a rental car, or another option is to book one of the shuttles or private coach services that travel directly to Blowing Rock. The nearest train service can be found at Gastonia Amtrak Station which is about an 80 minute drive away. From here you can pick up the Crescent service which allows you to travel between New Orleans and New York City.

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