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Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Blowing Rock, North Carolina is a quaint village of about 1,280 permanent residents who welcome many visitors each year looking to enjoy the resort area's delightful antique shops, bistros, cafes, and boutique stores that line main street. Outside the downtown area, there are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, and biking as well as several private and public golf courses. Blowing Rock, NC and the surrounding area also offers the cool temperatures that an elevation of 4,000 feet brings and the geography features cool, green, forested mountains, rushing streams and idyllic waterfalls. Blowing Rock's lodging accommodations include the complete range of vacation rentals.

 

REAL ESTATE

Distinctive Mountain Estates
PO Box 1238
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: 828-295-0039
Featuring real estate, exclusive homes, and investment properties.

Illustrated Central Real Estate
PO Box 61
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: 828-295-7083 / Mobile: 828-773-6766
Specializes in real estate for Blowing Rock, Boone, Linville and Banner Elk.

John D. Speckmann, Real Estate Broker, GRI ABR - Blowing Rock NC
PO Box 2454
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: 828-295-6675

Vincent Properties, Inc. - Blowing Rock NC
989 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605Phone: 828-295-0700 / FAX: 828-295-0047
NC real estate agency to help find that perfect home or investment property.

 

SHOPPING

The Loft On Main Street
921-1 Main Street, PO Box 2450
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: 828-295-4287
Many varieties of gourmet coffee beans, unique gifts, books, furniture, etc.

AnyWhere Chair Company
996 Middle Fork Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: 828-262-9880 / 800-662-0920
Anywhere Chair manufactures beach chairs, beach umbrellas and cabanas. Made in Blowing Rock, NC with oak and brass hardware and a spa vanish, covered with Sunbrella material.

Traditions Pottery
4443 Bolick Road
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: 828-295-5099 / Fax: 828-295-5091
Traditions Pottery, Keeping the Tradition Turning. Face jugs, Rebekah pitchers, and candle sticks, as well as mugs, bowls, and teapots. Sixth generation potters, near Blowing Rock, NC.

 

ATTRACTIONS

Blowing Rock attraction
432 Rock Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605-0145
Phone: 828-295-7111
Since 1933, this walk includes views of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock, and Hawksbill. You'll see a small garden waterfall, observation tower and unique gift shops. January - March open weekends only, weather permitting. Located on Highway 321 South across from Green Park Inn. Handicap accessible.

Appalachian Ski Mountain
940 Ski Mountain Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605-0106
Phone: (800) 322-2373
Appalachian Ski Mountain has offered skiing since 1962. The facility offers two quad chairlifts, one double chairlift, one conveyor lift, and one handle pull lift. There are 10 slopes including two terrain parks. Season: Friday before Thanksgiving through the first Sunday in April. Open 7 days a week. Night skiing beginning first Friday in December. Refrigerated Outdoor Ice Arena w/ three sessions daily at 12 Noon, 2:30 & 7pm. Ski Equipment rentals, snowboard rentals, clothing rentals, & helmet rentals.

Mystery Hill
129 Mystery Hill Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: 828-264-2792
Explore the worlds of science, optical illusion and natural phenomena at Mystery Hill. At the Mystery House, visitors can stand at a 45-degree angle, explore the Hall of Mystery, try to solve the Puzzle Room, and experience Bubble-Rama. Guests can also visit the Appalachian Heritage Museum and the Native American Artifacts Museum, complete with 50,000 relics. Open 7 days a week, year-round, rain or shine.

Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: (800) 526-5740
This theme park has a wild west theme and features a three-mile, steam-powered train ride through the North Carolina mountains. The park also features shopping, live entertainment, amusement rides and a petting zoo. Open on weekends in May (Fri.-Sun.). Open 7 days a week after Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Mid-August through October, open weekends (Fri -Sun.). Operating hours are 9AM to 6PM. Ghost Train Halloween Festival runs weekend evenings in October.

 

DINING

Best Cellar
203 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605-1067
Phone: 828-295-3466
The Best Cellar has been a favorite in Blowing Rock for over 30 years with its award winning cuisine. Join us for a southern inspired lunch, brunch on Sundays, or for dinner. The Best Cellar's chefs prepare several nightly specials to compliment the menu and offer an extensive wine list. Guests can aso enjoy a private evening in our wine cellar for your intimate gathering. Inside by the fire, or outside overlooking the lush grounds, it's an experience you are sure to enjoy. Open year round. Valet service. Reservations requested.

Bistro Roca
143 Wonderland Trail
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: 828-295-4008
Downtown Blowing Rock's awnser to your wood-fired oven, grilled, American Bistro fare. Other menu items include salads, steaks, and seafood. Lunch and dinner features like pizza, fresh breads and roasted meats straight from our wood-fired oven. Light menu available. Stop by for lunch or dinner, or both, Wednesday-Monday, and Sunday Brunch.

Blowing Rock Grille and Bert's Bar
349 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: 828-295-9474
At Blowing Rock Grille, eat outside in the garden courtyard if the weather is nice. Located on Sunset Drive, the Grille has been a favorite for all since 1982. Lunch and dinner are served and feature homemade soups, vegetable plates, delicious sandwiches and salads. Nightly specials are available including fish, pasta, pork, aged premium steaks as well as a unique wine list. Pull up a chair at Bert's Bar for your favorite libation.

Canyons
8960 Valley Blvd
Highway 321 South
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: 828-295-7661
Take a seat at Canyons for dinner, drinks entertainment, all at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Serving lunch daily from 11 am to 5 pm, Canyons offers a wide variety of finger foods, Sunday Jazz Brunch, Southwestern specialties, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts from which to choose. Kids also have their own menu and take-out is available for those on the go.