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Recent Blue Ridge Mountains reviews

  • Spectacular!

    "That is the only word I can use to describe the Pumpkin Patch Chalet! We were in town for the Apple Butter Festival. Last year and this year we had a booth to sale our books - A Life for Nancy, Daughter of Frankie Silver and Pen in Hand, David Parker Civil War Letters. We were so lucky to get the Pumpkin Patch as it has wonderful reviews and I can see why everyone would want to stay there. The Pumpkin Patch is more equipped with necessities than any other cabin we have ever rented. The kitchen is amazing, the beds comfortable, the décor fits right in with the awesome view of Roan Mountain. You need not bring anything but food, drink and clothes for a wonderful weekend at the chalet. You can bet we will be visiting again!!! Rickey and Danita Stoudemire Franklin, NC"
    Guest: Danita S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • Girls' Weekend

    "This home is in the perfect location to take advantage ALL the wonderful things to do in the Blowing Rock/Boone area. We enjoyed the peaceful deck area. We loved that it had 3 bathrooms. We enjoyed cooking most of our meals in the kitchen. It was a perfect place for 4 high school friends to reconnect and make wonderful new memories!"
    Guest: Cynthia Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
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  • Loved it

    "Beautiful home. We enjoyed the peace and quiet with the views of Grandfather mountain. We love hiking and walking the roads here gave us plenty of exercise."
    Guest: OTeam Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: May 8, 2015
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  • Great place. Very private.

    "My wife and I planned to book this cabin for our anniversary. It is very private - or at least it would have been if my 15 yr daughter had not seen the photos and asked to come along. Well if you don't want your plans changed don't have children. In the end we were glad we took her. The cabin is older but very clean. The windows make you feel like you a waking up outside. The cabin is well supplied with everything you would need except for sharp knives. Bring some with you. The small pond does have fish. My daughter and I caught quite a few bass (some weighed over 2 lbs). The owner has taken effort to maintain some very nice walking paths - make sure you check them out. One short path leads to an overlook of the tree farm - from here you can get an awesome view of the night sky. There are bench swings, chairs and tables at several locations - wished there was a hammock. Take bug spray but the place was not too buggy. My daughter loved the observation room. The hot tub was nice and clean. The only issue was that the two sleeping areas are only separated by a folding panel and because it is a dome whatever is any sound made in the cabin is heard everywhere - we knew this before my daughter asked to go so we readjusted our plans"
    Guest: Mark M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 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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