Julian Price Memorial Park

A popular destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway is Julian Price Memorial Park, at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The Park is adjacent to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and together the two comprise the largest area developed for recreation along the Parkway. Comprising more than 4,300 acres, including a […]

Moses Cone Memorial Park

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway, preserves the country estate of Moses Cone, a prosperous textile entrepreneur, conservationist, and philanthropist of the Gilded Age. Its centerpiece is Flat Top Manor, a gleaming white 20-room, 13,000 square foot mansion built in 1901 in the grand Colonial Revival […]

Horn in the West- Cancelled for 2020

The Southern Appalachian Historical Association celebrates and preserves the diverse cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain region by engaging individuals in historical education and cultural entertainment centered around Daniel Boone and our fight for American Independence. Since 1952, America’s oldest Revolutionary War Drama has thrilled more than a million audience members. Loved by old […]


Welcome to the newest adventure experience in the High Country. Get harnessed up and climb your way through 75 different aerial challenges ranging from 15-50 feet off the ground. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or in need of an introduction to the vertical world, High Gravity Adventures is where you belong.

Special Tickets

Hemlock Inn is partnering up with attractions to offer special ticket pricing on the following.  Blowing Rock Pool Pass- Hemlock Inn has complimentary pool pass to the new Blowing Rock public pool that can be used by our guest.

Mast General Store in Valle Crucis

Mast General Store in Valle Crucis is nestled in a secluded mountain valley,   Outfitting the Appalachian since 1883 with traditional mercantile goods, comfortable clothing, ugged footwear and quality outdoor gear for all mountain seasons. Warm up by their potbellied stove in the winter months, mail a letter at our antique post office, and discover why some times […]

Sky Valley Zip Tours

Ten zip lines, a cliff jump, a swinging bridge and countless views later – you have an experience you won’t soon forget. The course is located on 140 acres of pristine environment on which you will get to observe and enjoy diverse flora and fauna and a beautiful waterfall. Our groups are small, maximum of […]

West Glow Spa

The natural beauty and the crisp clean air of the Blue Ridge Mountains invite you to escape everyday tensions and find yourself refreshed. At Westglow, you may do as much or as little as you like, but you will find it difficult to do anything but relax. The historic manor house and grounds create an […]

Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill is a fascinating exploration of science, optical illusion and natural phenomena. Tour includes the Mystery House where visitors stand at a 45� angle, the Hall of Mystery, the Puzzle Room, and Bubble-Rama. Also features Appalachian Heritage Museum and the Native American Artifacts Museum with 50,000 relics. Open 7 days a week, year-round, rain or […]

Altapass Orchard on the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Historic Orchard at Altapass is a 101-year-old apple orchard turned Appalachian Cultural Center celebrating the people, music, art, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina. Built by the Clinchfield Railroad in 1908, the Orchard sits right on the Parkway providing some of the most amazing scenery on the Blue Ridge […]