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Adventure awaits for explorers in Blowing Rock

Whether you’re taking in the spectacular scenery, hiking past roaring waterfalls, or kicking back in an afternoon out on the water, Blowing Rock provides a wealth of activities for intrepid travelers who love the great outdoors. It’s also a superb base from which to experience the wonder of the Appalachian Mountains. Blowing Rock vacation rentals are generally located just outside the center of town, so you can expect unbeatable views of the surrounding scenery. Foodies and shopaholics won’t be disappointed either since the town boasts a variety of dining and shopping opportunities.

Things to do

Fun for all the family in Blowing Rock

Say goodbye to the daily routine, and jump right into the ultimate in family-friendly fun at the Tweetsie Railroad theme park. With a whole host of rides and attractions on offer for all ages, it’s no wonder that this is one of the most popular attractions in Blowing Rock. Of course, no trip here would be complete without a ride on the Tweetsie Railroad itself. But after a day of thrill-seeking on the many rides, spend the day at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, which has a wide range of cultural exhibitions, as well as workshops in pottery-making.


Break out the hiking gear and see Blowing Rock

Thanks to its position on Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Blowing Rock has an abundance of things to do. Climb up to the top of the town’s namesake, The Blowing Rock, and it’ll be worth the effort. It’s the ideal spot to enjoy the many incredible vistas across the mountains, and is also the perfect place to watch the sun set. You’ll also find plenty of hiking trails, like the Glen Burney Trail, where enchanting waterfalls and breathtaking scenery await all explorers!


Year-round adventures in Blowing Rock

If you’re looking to book Blowing Rock vacation rentals, it’s best to visit in summer or in winter. During the warmer months of the year, temperatures average around 65 degrees, providing the ideal conditions for enjoying the many outdoor activities available around the area, whether you’re taking a leisurely hike through Julian Price Memorial Park or travelling through the mountains on an adrenaline-pumping zip line. If you’re looking to hit the slopes, winter is the best time of year. The Appalachian Ski Mountain boasts 12 runs of varying difficulties, and the 100% snowmaking coverage guarantees you’ll never have to worry about lack of snow!

Natural features

Experience the majesty of Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a gateway to the wonderful Appalachian Mountains and all of the beautiful scenery and nature of this area of North Carolina. Blowing Rock vacation rentals are often rustic lodges and cozy cottages providing stunning vistas and an escape to nature. There are plenty of wonderful parks, like the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, which provide a range of mountainous hiking trails to experience nature in all its wonder. The sublime Bass Lake is a great place to watch the fascinating wildlife of this part of the country.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Blowing Rock

The nearest airport is in Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), located 47.2 mi (76 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Blowing Rock?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,130 vacation rentals near Blowing Rock. From 697 Cabins to 664 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Blowing Rock for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Blowing Rock?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Blowing Rock:

  • Beech Mountain Resort: 1,319 vacation rentals
  • Linville Ridge: 233 vacation rentals
  • Mill Ridge: 78 vacation rentals
  • Buck Mountain: 16 vacation rentals
  • Charter Hills: 200 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Blowing Rock?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Blowing Rock. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tweetsie Railroad: 2,431 vacation rentals
  • The Blowing Rock: 2,265 vacation rentals
  • Appalachian Ski Mountain: 2,247 vacation rentals
  • Blowing Rock Memorial Park: 2,399 vacation rentals
  • Mystery Hill: 2,424 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Blowing Rock listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Blowing Rock?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 697 Cabins in Blowing Rock. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Blowing Rock include:

  • Houses: 664 rentals available
  • Cottages: 697 rentals available
  • Chalets: 59 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Blowing Rock?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 524 vacation rentals with pool available in Blowing Rock. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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