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Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort features a sparkling display of lights each winter season! The “Festival of Lights" is free and open to the public, and you are invited to enjoy thousands of dazzling illuminations throughout the resort.  As you drive or stroll around Chetola Lake, view...

Visiting? Here’s the Latest on Operations & Safety!

Updated January 10, 2021, 9:50 am. Blowing Rock's businesses are open.  The safety of our community and visitors is a top priority. What we're doing help to keep you safe: Restaurants are seating at a reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing. Extra sanitizing...

Gift Cards & Online Shopping

Several shops & services in Blowing Rock offer online shopping and/or gift cards via phone or web. Buying a gift card or certificate today means a business has a bit more cash flow for expenses. Small businesses are the heart of Blowing Rock- please support them...

Winter Warm Up

Blowing Rock and the surrounding area is a winter wonderland, with snowy views, warm places offering cozy respite, and great winter sports. There's still plenty to do while social distancing, too. Spend a day with this suggested itinerary for a truly memorable winter...

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Day One: Camp Coffee Roasters

Day One: Camp Coffee Roasters

Camp Coffee Roasters kicks off the 25 Days of Holiday Shopping Gift Guide! Check out the limited-edition Mistletoe Blend. This special roast is available now through Christmas, in store or online. Support this Veteran owned business this Holiday Season! . 921 Main...

Tweetsie Christmas

Tweetsie Christmas

Back for 2020! Enjoy the wonder of the Tweetsie Railroad dazzlingly lit for the holidays!  The train ride will feature thousands of lights on its open-air route. Dress warmly to enjoy this special treat. See Santa in his Ginger Bread House, warm up to a campfire at...

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Memorable Leaf Viewing Activities

Updated for 2020. Its fall here in the High Country, which means leaf lookers from all around come to see the magnificent autumn colors our beautiful mountains have to offer. There are many fantastic vantage points and gorgeous scenic drives to enjoy!  But if you want...