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The Horton Hotel Being a chic boutique hotel in Boone means lavish rooms with exposed brick, a rooftop lounge, and views of downtown and the surrounding mountains. 611 West King

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The Horton Hotel Being a chic boutique hotel in Boone means lavish rooms with exposed brick, a rooftop lounge, and views of downtown and the surrounding mountains. 611 West King

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The Horton Hotel Being a chic boutique hotel in Boone means lavish rooms with exposed brick, a rooftop lounge, and views of downtown and the surrounding mountains. 611 West King

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The Horton Hotel

Being a chic boutique hotel in Boone means lavish rooms with exposed brick, a rooftop lounge, and views of downtown and the surrounding mountains.

611 West King Street
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 832-8060
thehorton.com


Pisgah Inn

Located in the middle of Pisgah National Forest overlooking the Blue Ridge, this inn is a remote retreat for those looking for a true getaway.

Canton, NC 28716
Call for exact directions.
(828) 235-8228
pisgahinn.com


High Hampton Resort

This 100-year-old retreat prides itself on its preserved architectural details — and modern luxuries.

1525 NC Highway 107 South
Cashiers, NC 28717
(800) 648-4252
highhampton.com


The Esmeralda Inn

Since 1892, this rustic inn has been treating guests to breathtaking views of Hickory Nut Gorge, Chimney Rock, and the Rocky Broad River.

910 Main Street
Chimney Rock, NC 28720
(828) 625-2999
theesmeralda.com


Half-Mile Farm

In a Napa-style setting surrounded by mountains, this farm stay is a perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature.

214 Half Mile Drive
Highlands, NC 28741
(855) 271-7246
oldedwardshospitality.com/half-mile-farm


The Buck House Inn on Bald Mountain Creek

For thrill seekers looking to get away, this inn offers UTV tours on old logging roads that were once used to haul chestnut and other timber off of Bald Mountain.

5860 Bald Mountain Road
Burnsville, NC 28714
(828) 536-4140
northcarolina-mountain-vacation.com


Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast

The best way to warm up after leaf peeping? By the fire, of course. All seven rooms boast fireplaces — perfect backdrops for curling up with a good book.

92 Daisy Avenue
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 452-3089
andonreidinn.com


The Inn at Ragged Gardens

This historic bed and breakfast puts guests in the heart of downtown Blowing Rock, steps away from restaurants, shops, and galleries.

203 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-9703
ragged-gardens.com


The Omni Grove Park Inn

This iconic Asheville stay needs no introduction — it’s been a go-to mountain destination for folks (including, ahem, presidents) for more than a century.

290 Macon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804
(800) 438-5800
omnihotels.com/hotels/asheville-grove-park


Lakeview at Fontana

De-stress in one of this retreat’s treetop soaking cabanas, each of which features a stand-alone tub, soothing bath salts, and views of Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains.

171 Lakeview Lodge Drive
Bryson City, NC 28779
(828) 202-4162
lakeviewatfontana.com

This story was published on Sep 27, 2021

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