Rock, NC is located in the mountains of western
North Carolina at an elevation
of 4,000 feet. Blowing Rock is a popular focus of interest
that has long appealed
to wealthier travelers, the small town (with a permanent
population of only 1,500
residents) offers an interesting selection of gourmet
restaurants, luxury bed and breakfast inns, boutiques,
galleries, and antiques.
Blowing Rock NC offers numerous fine
art and cultural opportunities, such as performances
by the Blowing Rock Stage Company, Jazz Society, Concerts
in the Park, Ballet Blowing Rock, and Art in
the Park. For example, the Art in the Park event draws
thousands of tourists to town each summer and Fall, with
entertaining shows monthly from June through October.
Shows feature paintings, sculptures,
jewelry, baskets, furniture, and so much more.
For Blowing Rock, the summers are comfortable, fall
colors are spectacular, the winters are mild, and the
springs are a burst of wildflowers. Perhaps that's why
the population of 1,500
swells to several thousand during the summer months.
Outdoor and adventure lovers will find plenty to do
in and about Blowing Rock. Fishing, hiking,
skiing, canoeing, and golfing
can be enjoyed almost all year.
Lodging in Blowing
Rock includes charming B&B inns,
cabins, chalets and cottages. This resort area is an ideal
getaway location for a day, weekend or extended vacation.
Sites and attractions near Blowing
Rock include the
Blueridge Parkway, Linville Falls, Grandfather
Mountain, Museum of
North Carolina minerals, Moses Cone Manor--not
to mention innumerable great mountain vistas and driving