Green Park Inn
Sitting at the gateway to the Blue Ridge National Parkway (one of the most scenic drives in the US), is Green Park Inn, a treasure of North Carolina High Country. With over 125 years of history, the Grand Dame of the High Country has a lot of stories to tell. Not only did it once house the area’s only United States Post Office (head to the hotel’s “history room” to see a few remaining artifacts), but it has also welcomed some special VIPs, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Annie Oakley. Margaret Mitchell herself penned part of “Gone With the Wind” while a guest at the hotel – we wonder what famous lines she wrote during her stay…
At A Glance
- On the National Register of Historic places for its rich history and significance to the North Carolina High Country
- Most of the hotel’s furnishings were manufactured in North Carolina, thanks to a commitment to “Buy American”
- Dig into a good book (Gone With the Wind, perhaps?) on the porch
- Don’t miss the piano player in the lobby – guests love how he tickles the ivories
- If you can snag the Balcony Suite, do it – it has the best views of the Appalachian Mountains
- Straddle the Eastern Continental Divide as you sit drink a cold beer at the aptly named Divide Tavern
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- 88 guestrooms with modern bathrooms and carpeting updated in 2010
- Spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains and the Blowing Rock Country Club golf course
- Free WiFi, Non-Smoking Rooms, Keurig Coffeemakers available
The Chestnut Grille — Did someone say “comfort food?” The Chestnut Grille had delicious takes on classic comfort food, just like mom used to make. The server suggested fantastic wine options for us to complement our meal, which made navigating the extensive wine list a breeze.
Divide Tavern — Divide Tavern gets its namesake because it straddles the Eastern Continental Divide. Opt for your usual beer or cocktail order, or ask the locals to recommend their favorite drink for an authentic taste of the region.
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum - Dedicated to showcasing art and telling the stories of Southern Appalachian heritage and history through educational programs, exhibitions, activities, and permanent collections.
Blue Ridge Parkway - As the most popular National Park in the U.S., this park stretches through two states, offers nine campgrounds, and has more visitors annually than Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone put together. Hike, camp, fish, and get back to nature along this 469 miles stretch of Mother Nature.
Downtown Blowing Rock - Forgot your hiking boots? Snag a pair at the outdoor and sports supply store, Footsloggers, in Downtown Blowing Rock. Want to get a shiny trinket for that someone special? Stop by the jewelry store, B’Dazzled, and ogle these handcrafted pieces.
Green Park Inn
Located along the popular Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Falls, North Carolina is a stop along this winding 469-mile road. Crane your neck out the car window to gaze at the majesty of the Appalachian Mountains or head into town to find movies and concerts in the park.
Charlotte International Airport 86 miles / 138 km