Western North Carolina -- Whether you're a tourist or a resident, there are many wonderful places to visit in Western North Carolina!

So many people may move to an area for all that it has to offer, and then never get out and about to enjoy where they live! Get out and play tourist for a day, a weekend, or longer! 

Today, let's take a look at Blowing Rock!

The Blue Ridge Parkway views there are called "Crown of the Blue Ridge." Once you are there, looking out on the amazing sight, you will agree the title is more than fitting!

Looking for a place to relax? Here's a little information from blowingrock.com

n town, you’ll find The Spa at Chetola Resort, just the relaxing retreat you’ve been searching for. Enjoy various massages, including a couples massage, facials, and a beautiful indoor pool. While there, you might also enjoy a natural cooking class or invigorating yoga session. Chetola Resort is right on Main Street, so downtown restaurants, shops, and entertainments are never far away.
 
If you’d prefer a spa experience just off the beaten path, there are two more in the Blowing Rock area. Just a few miles from Main Street is the Spa at Crestwood, offering specialized spa services, fine dining, views, and a sense of seclusion without isolation.
 
For the ultimate in indulgence, enjoy an experience at Westglow Resort & Spa, a Relais and Chateaux property perched on aridge just a few miles from downtown Blowing Rock. Located on the historic property of artist Elliot Daingerfield, Westglow Resort & Spa was rated #6 Destination Spa in the World by Travel & Leisure in 2015. Commanding views of the area can be enjoyed from inside the spa.

 

Visit The Blowing Rock! "The Blowing Rock is an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level, overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. The phenomenon is so called because the rocky walls of the gorge form a flume through which the northwest wind sweeps with such force that it returns light objects cast over the void." (theblowingrock.com)

Rates and Hours
 
General Admission
 
Group Admission
 
Adults$7.00$6.00
Seniors (Age 60+)$6.00$5.00
Military$6.00$5.00
Children (Ages 4-11)$2.00$1.00
Children (Ages 3 & under)FREEFREE
Driver and Escort with groups are free.
Group Rates would apply for 20 or more people
 
Business Hours:
January thru March
9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
weather permitting, please call ahead
 
April and May
8:30am-7:00pm
Open Daily
weather permitting, please call ahead
 
June thru October
8:30am-7:00pm
Open Daily
 
November and December
9:00am-5:00pm
Open Daily
weather permitting, please call ahead
 
Of course, be sure to check out downtown Blowing Rock! Shopping, restaurants, galleries, gifts, crafts and so much more!
 
Here is your link to Blowing Rock's website! http://www.blowingrock.com/
 

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