The adorable, resort town of Blowing Rock lies in Watauga County NC, with a small portion pouring over into Caldwell County. A small town of only a few thousand year-round residents, Blowing Rock is infamous for its summer resort appeal. You see, for more than 100 years, Blowing Rock has flourished as a vacation destination for those lucky enough to be able to afford such luxuries as mountain retreats and summer homes in the mountains. Named for the unusual rocky peak that juts out over the Johns River Gorge, Blowing Rock originally began as a mountain haven for those looking for a new way of life. Eventually, visitors began traveling to the town from other locations further south to escape the hot temperatures and to enjoy the fantastic scenery that abounds. By the late 1800s there were several boarding houses and a few hotels in the town, including the Green Park Hotel, which opened in 1891. The historic property still exists and a few of the holes at the Blowing Rock Golf Course at Blowing Rock Country Club surround the property. Interested in Western North Carolina Real Estate? Browse my listings of Blowing Rock real estate and you will find homes and property near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cone Manor, and in all of the newest developments and neighborhoods.
Visitors to the Area
Over time, the town of Blowing Rock’s resort appeal grew, and today, the main economic asset to the town is tourism and travel. While most of the visitors that traveled to Blowing Rock in the early 20th century were from nearby valley towns, today, most of Blowing Rock’s seasonal visitors come from Florida, although the area maintains a four-season vacation appeal attracting young families, singles and others, young and old, all year around. Summers still remain the most popular time and many visit the area to explore the attraction like Tweetsie Railroad and The Blowing Rock. However, winters bring a host of snow lovers from all over as Appalachian Ski Mtn gears up for skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. One reason that the town is so popular is its idyllic mountain setting, well manicured streets, and numerous vacation amenities such as adorable B&B’s, fine restaurants and fun annual events.
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