This charming little town is an easy 2 hour drive from Charlotte. From the moment you arrive you can just feel the relaxation wash over you as you take in the crisp mountain air. 

There are a wide variety of places to stay and a little something for everyone.  These are some of my favorites and also places I would like to try.  But honestly you can’t go wrong with any of them!

Places to Stay

Green Park Inn Hotel9239 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock, NC 28605 – starting around $165/night

Chetola Resort185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 – starting around $230/night

The Inn at Ragged Gardens203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 – starting around $130/night

Meadowbrook Inn711 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC – starting around $170/night

The New Public House 239 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock, NC – starting around $175/night

There are ton of Airbnb properties as well which is always a great way to go!


When it comes to dining, there is something for everyone.  Most of the restaurants are on Main Street or within walking distance.  During peak times restaurants can get pretty busy so be sure to make a reservation if they take them.  Otherwise go a little early to put your name on the list and the stroll the shops on Main St while you wait, it’s a win-win!

Food & Drink

Bistro Roca 143 Wonderland Trail 

Bald Guy Brew Coffee Roasting Company1116-2 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC  

Camp Coffee Roasters 921 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC

Six Pence Pub 1121 Main St. Blowing Rock, NC 

The Ridgeline Food & Spirits 8960 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock, NC 2

The Grilled Cheese Cafe –  1179 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC 

The Best Cellar 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock Ale House 152 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop 922 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC .

The Town Tavern 1182 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC .

The Village Cafe146 Greenway Court, Blowing Rock, NC 

Sunset & Vine150 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Blowing Rock Market990 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC


EXPLORE! If you’re like me and like to be outside but most likely wouldn’t go camping, Blowing Rock is the ideal Mountain Escape.  There are plenty of ways to break a sweat, and recover with some retail therapy and a delicious meal.

Things to Do

Take a leisurely stroll down Main Street

Go visit the actual Blowing Rock and be sure to take some selfies

Take a hike and find a waterfall or two

Drive and take in the beautiful views and the leaves changing

Shop til you Drop!

Treat yourself to a little TLC after chasing those waterfalls – book a massage at Chetola Resort


The Mountains are Calling so go get it!