Appalachian State University 2108 Mother’s Day Weekend

The class of 2018 will graduate on Saturday May 12 at Appalachian State University in Boone. Area hotels are already sold out. If you’re looking for family friendly accommodations where you can make a fun filled weekend with your family, consider renting one of our cabins just 40 minutes from Boone and Blowing Rock. Our […]

Breweries in Boone and Blowing Rock

Come take a High Country brewery tour! You’ll have a full day wandering around Boone and Blowing Rock. Boonshine, Blowing Rock Brewing Co, Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Lost Province are the local favorites. Blowing Rock Ale house’s Bison Burger, which is local Bison from just outside of Asheville, won Best Burger in Boone and will […]

Grandfather Mountain Most Visited Place on the Blue Ridge Parkway

There are many beautiful attractions on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 469 miles of winding curves, mile high peaks and cascading waterfalls, however there’s only one Grandfather Mountain, which is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains at over a mile high. It’s the most visited and popular attraction on the Blue Ridge Parkway, by […]

Fire on the Mountain Festival April 28

Fire on the Mountain is an annual celebration of the art of the blacksmith, held the last Saturday in April in downtown Spruce Pine on Lower Street. The event is a partnership between Spruce Pine Main Street, Penland School of Crafts, and the Toe River Arts Council. Enjoy a Master Demonstration workshop the Friday before […]

Linville Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Linville Falls is by far the most popular and most photographed waterfall on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s a beautiful waterfall in the Linville Gorge Wilderness and is the perfect short leg stretcher for all ages. The visitor’s center has souvenirs so don’t miss a quick stop by for a mug, t-shirt or locally […]

Hiking in the Linville Gorge Grand Canyon of the East

Spring is here and we are filling up with folks who want to come hike the Blue Ridge Mountains. From leg stretchers to trails over 20 miles we have so many options for every age group. Want a leg stretcher on the Blue Ridge Parkway ? Try Beacon Heights located just south of Grandfather Mountain, highest peak of the Blue Ridge. Want to experience the Grand Canyon of the East? Hike in the Linville Gorge Wilderness where we have 13,000 acres of protected land right in our back yard! The Blue Ridge Mountains are a hiker & nature lover’s paradise. We know all the best trails and will be happy to guide you to the perfect place for a picnic, proposal or just an amazing Blue Ridge Mountain adventure. We are centrally located between Blowing Rock, Boone and Asheville in the heart of the Pisgah National Forest. Stay in one of our beautiful cabins or in our cottage directly on the Linville River just minutes from Linville Falls and local wineries.

Spring is here on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Winter is over in the High Country. Flowers are beginning to bloom, the horses are coming out of their stable sand are ready to give your family a mountain adventure. Come horseback riding with us. We’ll take you through the river, you’ll see geese, turtles, ducks enjoy an adventure you’ll never forget. If you’re looking to relax and get away to a beautiful secluded cabin near Blowing Rock, Boone and Asheville, we have just the place for you. You’ll enjoy our hot tubs under the stars after a day playing in our outdoor playground all along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We have packages available to fit every budget. You can lay-a-way with just $100 down.

 

Local Wineries

The High Country is home to some fabulous wineries. Appalachian State has a thriving Fermentation Science Program, and the heart of the High Country  benefits from that. Nearby wineries include Linville Falls Winery, Grandfather Vineyards and the Banner Elk Winery which all have won prestigious awards and are worth a trip. Jack Wiseman, founder of […]

4 February Nights at the Romantic River Cottage

We enjoyed staying at Jill’s cottage! It was a great experience! A very quiet area, the river in the back was gorgeous, although it was cold it was still a great time. Her list  of things to do was a gift! We visited the Biltmore, tried out the Mt View Restaurant for my birthday, it […]

December 2017

Jill’s Cabin is so inviting to stay in and the scenery surrounding this beautiful cabin is breathtaking. My wife and I stayed 5 days for our 27th Anniversary this year and sight-seed the following areas: Grandfather Mountain (A must see) Gem mining (great education and experience) Linville Falls (Absolutely stunning) We stayed from November 29 […]