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Blowing-Rock is a quaint village nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains that sits astride the Eastern Continental Divide at the 4,000-foot elevation. Blowing Rock is centrally located near many of North Carolina's main attractions, and has 17 ski resorts located just outside of town. Cool mountain streams run through the picturesque town and hiking trails meander through lush, green forests. There are nearby lakes and streams for fishing and canoeing, picnic areas, campgrounds and golf courses. The Nolichucky River is ranked as one of the top whitewater rafting runs in the nation, and the Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests have spectacular sheer rock walls, forests and turbulent rapids in one of the deepest canyons in the East. Exploring the town of Blowing Rock is an adventure in itself, with its boutiques, art galleries, gardens, craft and antique shops. Restaurants serve fresh lake trout and homemade biscuits and gravy, and lodging is a mixture of beautiful bed & breakfasts, cozy inns and affordable hotels. Tourism is important to Blowing Rock, so the town leadership strives to retain its' village-like character. The town got its unusual name from the rock formation over the gorge that creates an unusual current of air spiraling up from the valley below. The view from the rock is breathtaking, as is the scenery from nearly every vantage point in town. You can walk to almost everything in Blowing Rock, including the Town Square, which is the site of many concerts and art shows in the summer.

Surrounding areas: Boone, North Carolina (7.2 mi), Deep Gap, North Carolina (9.0 mi), Valle Crucis, North Carolina (9.3 mi), Seven Devils, North Carolina (10.2 mi), Sugar Mountain, North Carolina (12.0 mi), Banner Elk, North Carolina (12.2 mi), Sugar Grove, North Carolina (12.2 mi)

Blowing Rock Vacation Rentals

Blowing Rock Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Alpen Acres156 Old US Hwy 321 SBlowing Rock, NC (828) 295-7981
Chetola Resort & Conference CenterBlowing Rock, NC (800) 243-8652
Chetola Resort & ConferenceBlowing Rock, NC (828) 295-5500
Cliff Dwellers Inn116 Lakeview TerBlowing Rock, NC (828) 295-3121
Days Inn Blowing RockHwy 321 BypBlowing Rock, NC (828) 295-4422
Ridgeway Motor InnHwy 221Blowing Rock, NC (828) 295-7321
Holiday Inn Express1943 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC5.7 mi.(828) 264-2451
Holiday Inn Of Boone710 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC5.9 mi.(828) 264-2451
Quality Inn Appalachian Conference CTR949 Blowing Rock RdBoone, NC6.4 mi.(828) 262-0020
Best Western Blue Ridge Plaza840 E King StBoone, NC7.1 mi.(828) 266-1100
Country Inn And Suites Boone818 E King StBoone, NC7.1 mi.(828) 264-4100
Comfort Suites1184 Hwy 105Boone, NC7.2 mi.(828) 268-0099
Hampton Inn Boone1075 Hwy 105Boone, NC7.2 mi.(828) 264-0077
High Country Inn1785 Hwy 105Boone, NC7.2 mi.(828) 264-1000
Super 8 Motel2419 Hwy 105 SBoone, NC7.2 mi.(828) 264-4133
The Homecoming Lodge5335 NC Hwy 194 NBoone, NC7.2 mi.(828) 264-8413
Eseeola Lodge175 Linville AveLinville, NC12.1 mi.(828) 733-4311
Pixie InnUS 221Linville, NC12.1 mi.(704) 733-2597
Pixie InnLinville, NC12.1 mi.(704) 733-2597
Sugar Mountain Ski And Country ClubBanner Elk, NC12.2 mi.(828) 898-9784
Comfort Inn970 Blowing Rock BlvdLenoir, NC14.9 mi.(828) 754-2090
R & R HideawayHwy 18 Wilksboro BlvdLenoir, NC15.4 mi.(828) 754-5600
Days Inn206 Blowing Rock BlvdLenoir, NC15.7 mi.(828) 754-0731
Ramada LTD142 Wilkesboro Blvd SeLenoir, NC15.8 mi.(828) 758-4403
The Jameson Inn350 Wilkesboro BlvdLenoir, NC15.8 mi.(828) 758-1200
Jefferson LandingJefferson, NC23.6 mi.(336) 982-4449
Best Western Eldreth Inn829 E Main StJefferson, NC24.1 mi.(336) 246-8845
Sleep Inn Morganton2400a S Sterling StMorganton, NC25.5 mi.(828) 433-9000
Holiday Inn Express1700 Winkler StWilkesboro, NC26.4 mi.(336) 838-1800
Hampton Inn Morganton115 Bush DrMorganton, NC26.9 mi.(828) 432-2000
Hampton Inn Wilkesboro1300 Collegiate DrWilkesboro, NC26.9 mi.(336) 838-5000
Days Inn Morganton2402 S Sterling StMorganton, NC27.0 mi.(828) 433-0011
Holiday Inn Morganton2400 S Sterling StMorganton, NC27.0 mi.(828) 437-0171
Comfort Inn & Suites1273 Burkemont AveMorganton, NC27.6 mi.(828) 669-2922
Addison InnUS Hwy 421 NorthWilkesboro, NC28.0 mi.(336) 838-1000
Lowe's MotelHwy 421aWilkesboro, NC28.0 mi.(336) 838-4186
Quality InnUS 421 & 268 BypWilkesboro, NC28.0 mi.(910) 667-2176
Icard InnIcard, NC28.8 mi.(704) 397-5573
Big Lynn LodgeLittle Switzrlnd, NC29.6 mi.(704) 765-4257

Blowing Rock Weather & Climate

The High Country in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina has four mild seasons that help support the busy tourist trade. The mountain valley temperatures average 6 to 8 degrees cooler than the nearby Piedmont region in the summer months, and near the mountain peaks, it can be 10-20 degrees cooler. Moist southerly winds are forced upward in passing over the mountain barrier, causing showers and thunderstorms in spring and summer. Due to mild summer temperatures, the mountains have always been a welcome escape from the heat at the lower elevations. Summer nights are crisp and cool, but not too cold for camping or other outdoor activities. Although it does snow in the region, large amounts of snowfall and severe low temperatures are rare except at the highest peaks. Therefore most ski resorts use snowmaking equipment to ensure a reliable supply.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 21°F 5.56 in. -
February 42°F 23°F 4.72 in. -
March 50°F 30°F 6.67 in. -
April 58°F 38°F 5.87 in. -
May 66°F 47°F 6.48 in. -
June 72°F 54°F 6.48 in. -
July 76°F 58°F 5.87 in. -
August 75°F 57°F 5.75 in. -
September 69°F 51°F 5.52 in. -
October 60°F 40°F 4.78 in. -
November 51°F 32°F 5.82 in. -
December 42°F 24°F 4.43 in. -

Blowing Rock Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located about 48 miles northwest of Blowing Rock in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, the Shelby Municipal airport (EHO) located approximately 59 miles south of Blowing Rock in Shelby, North Carolina, the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located roughly 68 miles southwest of Blowing Rock in Asheville, North Carolina, and finally the Charlotte Douglas International airport (CLT) located around 74 miles southeast of Blowing Rock in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Blowing Rock Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC76.6 mi.
JeepersConcordNC77.8 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC83.3 mi.
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC104.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Boone Golf ClubBooneNC6.8 mi.
Willow Creek Golf CourseBooneNC6.8 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC9.7 mi.
Village of Sugar Mountain Golf CourseBanner ElkNC12.2 mi.
Mountain Glen Golf CourseNewlandNC14.9 mi.
Country Acres Golf ClubLenoirNC15.9 mi.
Lenoir Golf CourseLenoirNC15.9 mi.
Tillery Tradition Country ClubMount GileadNC16.7 mi.
Mountain Aire Golf ClubWest JeffersonNC19.6 mi.
Quaker Meadows Golf ClubMorgantonNC24.3 mi.
Granada Farms Country ClubGranite FallsNC25.8 mi.
Orchard Hills Golf CourseGranite FallsNC25.8 mi.
Roan Valley Golf EstatesMountain CityTN25.8 mi.
Silver Creek PlantationMorgantonNC25.8 mi.
Grassy Creek Golf & Country ClubSpruce PineNC26.4 mi.
Magnolia Golf ClubMagnoliaNC27.3 mi.
Rock Creek Country ClubNorth WilkesboroNC29.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC10.2 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC12.2 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC12.2 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC53.5 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC90.4 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV106.5 mi.
State Parks
Rendezvous Mountain State ParkNC22.0 mi. 
Mount Jefferson State ParkNC22.8 mi. 
Grayson Highlands State ParkVA36.3 mi. 
Stone Mountain State ParkNC38.6 mi. 
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC31.8 mi.(Art)
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN41.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN41.0 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC61.3 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC96.4 mi.
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC107.1 mi.

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