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Recent Blue Ridge Mountains reviews

  • Home away from home!

    "Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home away from home! Of course we had a blast and enjoyed time away from Raleigh, NC. Tim and his family have thought of everything even down to the laundry detergent! We have stayed in this house over the past 2 years. We have enjoyed it so much that we keep coming back to the area, close to skiing, hiking etc. Every year something new has been added/updated: granite countertops, new hot tub, downstairs has new set of bunk beds, new sectional, new TV - can't wait to see what they have added next year! The Hodge family really takes care of their home away from home and it shows! Thanks again!"
    Guest: LCole Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
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  • Best Vacation Ever!

    "Bob and Susan, I hesitate to write this review, too many people may find out how great your home is and we'll never get to go again!! Haha 😊 Seriously though, the minute we drove up and opened the door we knew we had found the best place we've ever stayed. The attention to detail, the coziness and the cleanliness was unbeatable. We actually relaxed and stayed in several days, just sitting by the fire and reading or talking with no distractions. Never wanted to leave, the week went by too fast 😣We are so thankful for you and your family giving us the opportunity to enjoy your Mountain "Camp"! We hope to be back soon!! Sincerely, The Hodge family"
    Guest: Carol H. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
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  • A lovely happy country place to get away and relax

    "My wife and I stayed at Creekhouse for a week in November. We were highly pleased with how very clean this sweet country house was and how very comfortable the beds were. The care that the owner has taken with art pieces tastefully placed throughout the house and even in the rock garden outside, reflects the thoughtfulness given to their guests with a very special caring touch. The kitchen provides all you need to make any meal, and although we didn’t use it the outdoor grills and the inviting outdoor screened-in porch call you to enjoy the out-of-doors to the fullest. I enjoyed fishing in the stream where I caught trout for breakfast. I went site seeing and hiking on the famous Roan Mountain, which presents a scenic view to this sweet get-away gem. If you have an appreciation of art and artists, you will love Bakersville, with its long time influence from the Penland School of Art and Crafts. The community galleries, coffee shop, and local gathering places are frequented by artists of the area; so you can get to know them as well as their art. The National Historic Landmark that is the Penland School is not to be missed. My wife thoroughly enjoyed taking a class in jewelry making while I fully enjoyed the out of doors even in November. We will definitely plan another stay in Creekhouse; hopefully in Spring or Summer when we can make full use of the outdoors where we can enjoy the Creekside pergola or porch, or sit around the special place provided for an evening fire, or just simply relax in this really fine country get away. I can tell you from experience that November, or any time of year is a time to while away the hours at Creekhouse and forget your troubles. I was so inspired by the winter views of Roan Mountain, I completed a painting influenced by it during my week stay there. You will not in any way be disappointed if you choose your vacation stay at Creekhouse and we do look forward to our next stay there."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 22, 2014
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  • Lovely Stay at a roomy, yet cozy Mountain Home

    "We really enjoyed our stay. There were 6 of us and we had our privacy, yet it felt like a cozy, comfortable, homey cabin. It is just beautiful. Sitting on the porch and hearing the New River is an added bonus that I didn't expect. Such a serene location. Thank you for helping us enjoy our vacation."
    Guest: Missy10 Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 28, 2014
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Blue Ridge Mountains Travel Tips

Named for the bluish color they exhibit from a distance, the Blue Ridge Mountains are a part of the Appalachians, and in North Carolina, they are certainly a sight to see. The area is ideal for an outdoor getaway complete with plenty of hiking, skiing, fishing, kayaking, biking and other exciting activities.

The Blue Ridge Mountains allow you to step back and take a deep breath full of crisp, mountain air. Tensions will ease and you can enjoy visiting local wineries to take a tour and sample their best reds and whites, check out fun events like music festivals, visit museums and galleries or feast on Southern homestyle cooking.

In the fall you can witness the stunning beauty as the leaves of the forests change to their brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow, or come in the winter when the snow begins to fall and creates a winter wonderland. In the spring and summer, temperatures warm up and the beautiful flowers begin to bloom once again.

Things to Do in Blue Ridge Mountains

- Blowing Rock: North Carolina’s oldest attraction is not one to be missed. Blowing Rock is a cliff 4,000 feet above sea level overhanging the Johns River Gorge that provides a wonderfully scenic experience with a waterfall, lush gardens and an observation deck where you can take in the sights. This spot is said to be a magical place where star-crossed lovers - a Cherokee brave and a Chickasaw maiden - fell in love, so bring your sweetie here and feel the sparks fly.

- Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site: Step back in time to experience The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, which preserves the residence of the famous American writer and poet. Connemara, the 264-acre farm, was purchased by Sandburg is 1945 when he sought out peace and solitude for his writing. Today, you can visit the farm to learn about the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and his work. You can also see three remaining breeds of Mrs. Sandburg’s champion dairy goats that are cared for on the grounds. In addition to touring the home and farm, you can stroll down 5 miles of trails that cover the property, taking you past lakes, woods, pastures, flower and vegetable gardens and an apple orchard.

- Blue Ridge Parkway: Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America’s most visited national parks and offers an amazing drive down 469 miles that connect Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shenandoah National Park. Blue Ridge Parkway delivers leafy green forests, towering mountain peaks and picturesque landscapes surrounding exciting hiking trails and picnic areas where you can stop and enjoy a quick meal.

- Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill: If you enjoy the tasty crunch of freshly picked apples, be sure to make a stop at Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill. Since 1930, this apple farm has been ripe for visitors to pick their favorite fruit after taking a wagon tour of the orchard. Sip some delicious homemade cider as you browse the country store for fruit butters, cheese, jam, fudge, preserves, apples and apple-themed gifts.

- The Biltmore Estate: Experience America’s largest home with a trip to The Biltmore Estate. This 250-room house (which looks more like a castle) features century-old gardens and looks out across Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy a variety of activities like horseback riding or rafting after stopping at the Antler Village and Winery for a free tasting. This massive home is still owned by one of the America's wealthiest families - the Vanderbilts, so you can bet there will be decadence at every turn. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the various rooms throughout the home or wander through the gardens, which were designed by esteemed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted during the height of the Gilded Age.

- Colburn Earth Science Museum: Science lovers won’t want to miss out on the Colburn Earth Science Museum. The interactive exhibits include the Hall of Gems and Minerals, the history of Western North Carolina Mining and Weather, Climate and You. Children and parents alike will enjoy learning about the natural history of the area.

- Flat Rock Playhouse Theatre: During your trip to Blue Ridge Mountains, plan a fun night out to the Flat Rock Playhouse Theatre. For 57 years, the theatre has been delighting audiences with musicals, comedies and drama. Previous performances have included "Man of La Mancha," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "Around the World in 80 Days" and many others.

Dining and Shopping in Blue Ridge Mountains

- Chimney Rock Park’s Old Rock Cafe: Enjoy a tasty meal indoors or dine al fresco on a deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River at this fine establishment. Choose from burgers, sandwiches, salads and daily specials for a delightful meal. In the cafe you can check out old photos, souvenirs and memorabilia, and on the weekends you have some fun listening to live music.

- The Folk Art Center Southern Highland Craft Guild: For something special to remember your trip to Blue Ridge Mountains by, check out the Southern Highland Craft Guild, where local craftspeople put on exhibitions, special events and demonstrations. Here, the Allanstand Craft Shop features work from more than 200 members of the guild, including crafts made from fiber, clay, wood, metal, paper, glass and natural materials.

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