My friend at the cliff 4000 feet above sea level overhanging Johns River Gorge
White swan at Bass Lake The Blowing Rock, North Carolina's oldest travel attraction since 1933, is an immense cliff 4000 feet above sea level overhanging Johns River Gorge 3000 feet
Bass Lake park near Blowing Rock, NC This photo was taken late afternoon at the Blowingrock observation tower #takeahike White swan at Bass Lake in Boone, NC during sunset Piper one swallowtail on the trail at Moses Cone Park. Horsepoop + milkweed = butterfly heaven #hiking #butterflies #nc Some fall color on a clear, Carolina Blue day on Blue Ridge Pkwy A bit of NC from Blue Ridge Pkwy This stunning view is what awaits you at the top of Blowing Rock, a definite must-see on a trip to North Carolina, if you ask me! Though the notable rock is the most famous part of it, this view is not to be missed as you make your way to it. Other butterfly Large house or small castle under construction in Blowing Rock...with a view. View from our campsite on the Shortoff Mountain Trail in Linville Gorge. This Trail has several good campsites with fire rings and good views of the Gorge. House with a view, Blowing Rock. Fall sunset from the Blue Ridge Parkway Glen Burney Trail is a fun one to check out. You can get super close to the 3 falls on the trail! Such a pretty little park to stroll through with some ice cream from Kilwin's! Beautiful fall view of Yadkin Valley from the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, NC Looking east, on Blue Ridge Pkwy, as the sun sets, not far from Blowing Rock. The view of the Observation tower at Blowing rock! Sun setting behind Grandfather Mt, on Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock. Cool building, will come back to see the firetower and center when it reopens in March. Not what I expected at this a fee to get in and not really hiking, but I mean this view words can't describe. A lot of beautiful white water lily around Bass Lake. A bit of fall color from Blue Ridge Parkway Evening settling in at Blowing Rock Beautiful sunset view if u drive on 321 Blowing rock Blvd to Boone,NC View from The Blowing Rock I have passed this overlook many times and never stopped to look over the edge. I had no idea how beautiful it was!
#TakeAHike #Blueridgeparkway #ravenrocksoverlook A side of the road sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, NC. Less than 100 years ago, one in every four trees in Southern Appalachia was a chestnut tree. Now, they are all gone as the result of blight. But the chestnut is coming back... sort of. A number of experimental farms have sprung up in the region, growing Chinese and European hybrids along with The Moses Cone house along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Too as craft center is closed until March The nice lookout at the bridge This picture was taken on the porch of Cone Manor. The house was built in 1901 and sits on a 3,500-acre estate. The house now has a craft center or gift shop inside and is open seasonally to the public. The surrounding trails on the manor lead to Bass Lake and to the Fire Tower. One of my best friends got engaged on the porch of the house last winter and I often spend the early part of the fall semester studying in the grass or running the trails. I find it fascinating that the same house that I spend a lot of my time at has such an interesting history that continues to live on today. #appalachianechoes 
This picture depicts Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church founded in 1887. The Appalachia community was viewed by others in the past as a homogenous society. To dispel this untrue myth, many scholars focused on the theology and religious words of the various mountain, evangelical and mainline denominational churches throughout the Appalachia region. Appalachia has a common and distinct set of religious beliefs and practices that separates their religious views from the rest of the country. This myth regarding a religious homogenous society is one out of numerous untrue myths and stereotypes the Appalachia region holds and is commonly mistaken for the truth. I have come to the conclusion that these stereotypes seem to dominate the truth because the stereotypes don’t challenge what people have known. There is already a preconceived narrative, and anything that differs from that narrative is false because it challenges “known” knowledge.
When people visit Boone or any of its surrounding areas Only lookout fire tower in the NC far western area (by Boone.) you can see Sugar Mountain, Grandfather Mountain and others.)
Trail was a former carriage trail and is multi use-- many horses.
#nc #hiking #firetowers The sun finally sets on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, NC. One of the most common places for the new visitor to the Blue Ridge Parkway is the Flat Top Lookout Fire Tower. This is one the most spectacular lookout that a person can visit for the first time. The Fire Tower as it is called by the local was originally built to monitoring the surrounding mountain, and by its very design is crafted/ located in the perfect place to see the breath-taking valleys and mountain around it. As time went on the Fire Tower started to become less and less important as a monitoring stations, and was eventually turned into a hiking/ tourist attraction. By design/location, it would become extremely important to the local community and was the first hiking spot I had ever visited in the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Blue Ridge Mountains
This photo is probably the most stereotypical and common frame of recognition for Appalachia. The Blue Ridge Mountains are one of the most recognizable features of this region. This photo was taken at Canyons in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. It represents the untouched beauty that a lot of people have come to know and love but it excludes all of the successful cities and urban environments that reside in the area.
#appalachianechoes A nice flower hanging from a wall at an overlook. 
Appalachia is an ever changing place, it is not stuck in time. The region is more commercialized now. This photograph is of a house that is under construction which will have a nice mountain top view of the valleys and gorges below. This is the reality of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. The offshoots of the Blue Ridge Parkway represent the truth of the region, they are not under the strict eye of the National Park Service who want to preserve the land. #appalachianechoes
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Blowing Rock with free breakfast and indoor pool

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center


Situated in Blowing Rock, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pisgah National Forest, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, and Blowing Rock Auditorium. Blowing Rock Memorial Park and The Blowing Rock are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a business center, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 118 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock features an indoor pool and a fitness center. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This hotel offers access to a business center. This Blowing Rock hotel also offers multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Business center 
  • Total number of rooms - 118 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Hair dryer 
  • LCD TV 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock
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  • Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock Hotel

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