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One of America's Prettiest Winter Towns located in High Country

The village where the snow falls up is also one in which people fall in love, especially when it's cold and snowy. That's according to Travel and Leisure magazine, which recently declared Blowing Rock to be one of America's Prettiest Winter Towns. It made the list cause of its natural beauty, wonderful food, and outdoor amenities.


Blowing Rock snow sceneThe Blue Ridge Parkway passes by this century-old mountain town, whose Main Street has shops for antiques, crafts, even dulcimers. Streams trickling through quiet forests banked with snow inspire exploring and reflection. After a day out, tuck into ham biscuits at Knight's on Main or go for more sophisticated southern fare like smoked North Carolina trout and sweet potato soup.

Winter Fun: Nearby ski areas—Appalachian Ski Mountain, Ski Beech, and Sugar Mountain—provide downhill action. And every year in late January, Winterfest takes over. During the Polar Plunge, costumed locals and visitors take an icy stride off a boat dock into frigid Chetola Lake.


Famous as a honeymoon destination, Blowing Rock is also a wonderful place to live. There are more than 200 opportunities to Live the Dream in this picturesque mountain setting.