Grandfather Mountain is located on The Blue Ridge Parkway towering 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina. Grandfather Mountain is operated as a scenic travel attraction and is one of the world’s most environmentally diverse nature preserves. Grandfather Mountain has 360-degree views of mountain ridge after mountain ridge cascading to the horizon. Be inspired by the views from the highest point in the Blue Ridge and escape to a nature sanctuary. Cross the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, photograph native wildlife in natural habitats and hike some of the South’s finest alpine trails. It is located on US 221 two miles north of Linville and one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305, 15 miles south of Blowing Rock. The Grandfather Highland Games are held in the fields by Grandfather Mountain.
Open all year, weather permitting in winter.
Hemlock Inn is located downtown Blowing Rock and offers Blowing Rock Lodging for the Blowing Rock attraction and for other Blowing Rock festivals and events. Blowing Rock sits on The Blue Ridge Parkway, only minutes from Grandfather Mountain. We are a downtown inn in Blowing Rock nearby all the areas attractions and Blowing Rock restaurants.