"At 3700 feet above sea level, you look out onto a series of ridgelines ranging for miles and miles. Early in the morning you can often see what appears to be a huge lake, hundreds of feet below you in the distance, set within the mountain peaks, but it's actually a sea of clouds that will vanish soon after dawn. Dusk here is enchanting too, with the reddish-yellow sun dropping slowly out of sight beyond the mountains, giving way to countless stars that illuminate the night sky. It's quite cool here in the High Country of North Carolina in the summer time. And atop Hounds Ear, which sits a thousand feet above Boone, it's especially cool...cool and comfortable. The cool weather, besides keeping the mosquitoes away, will very likely have you put on a long-sleeve shirt or a sweater when you're on the porch dining, for breakfast or dinner.
There is so many more laudatory things I could say about this mountain getaway and its woodsy setting, but the view and the weather, in and of themselves, are more than enough to make me want to return again and again, especially with same group of fun guys!"
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 18, 2015