Boone and Blowing Rock are neighboring mountain towns in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain range of North Carolina, also known as North Carolina’s High Country. What can you expect when vacationing in either of these towns? Think beautiful landscapes, southern hospitality, local food and brews and plenty of outdoor adventures. Better yet, you can experience it all from your own cabin, whether you’re seeking a rustic charmer or an amenity-filled, luxury escape.
The Blue Ridge Parkway — your main thoroughfare through this region — goes right between Boone and Blowing Rock, making both towns easily accessible. If you want, you can even stay a few nights in both towns, as there are only eight miles between the two. However, many people find Blowing Rock to be most to their liking. This “Crown of the Blue Ridge” is known for not only its outdoor fun, but also its downtown shops and outlets, award-winning restaurants, spas and more. In fact, Blowing Rock was a destination as early as the late 1800s, when residents from the Carolina lowlands would come up to the mountains for the cooler weather during the summer.
HomeAway offers more than 300 cabins in the Boone and Blowing Rock area, though most are clustered around Blowing Rock. HomeAway shows you your various options on a searchable map, so you can narrow down where you’d like to stay in the area more specifically, in case you also are interested in staying in one of the parks near Boone and Blowing Rock, such as Julian Price Memorial Park or Grandfather Mountain State Park. Prices for a fall stay in the Blue Ridge Mountains, during prime leaf peeping season, range from $45 per night, all the way up to $700 per night. The more expensive the stay, the more bedrooms you can expect, as well as more amenities. One cabin even comes with its own private petting zoo!
Instant Booking is available on the majority of the Boone and Blowing Rock cabins, so that you can quickly book your stay and start planning your visit to the region, without waiting for a cabin host to let you know that your dates are reserved.
ANDERSON REALTY & RENTALS
This locally-owned rental and realty group offers cabins and chalets in the Blowing Rock region for two to up to 12 travelers. In addition to cabins in Blowing Rock and near the Blue Ridge Parkway, the brand also offers cabins further out, near Valle Crucis, West Jefferson and Todd, North Carolina. The brand’s easy-to-use website allows you to search through properties according to arrival and departure dates, number of needed bedrooms, pet-friendliness and extra amenities such as a hot tub or WiFi.
Reservations do have to be finalized with the company, and half of your stay fee is charged at the time of booking, with the other half charged 30 days prior to your arrival. A cancellation fee of $75 applies and no refunds are given for cancellations of less than 30 days notice (unless the rental is re-rented). Since the area is quite rural, the company does recommend that travelers arrive before nightfall, as no refunds are given if travelers cannot find their cabin in the dark. Written, detailed directions are recommended in the likely event that you lose cellular service.