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Moses Cone Manor

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Address: Boone, NC
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Description: This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the...
This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the historic mansion that was owned and built by the antebellum aristocrat Moses Cone.
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We live here in the High Country and always take our guests here - high quality crafts and art, usually an artist on the porch working on his/her craft, helpful sales people and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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nw NC mtns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We live here in the High Country and always take our guests here - high quality crafts and art, usually an artist on the porch working on his/her craft, helpful sales people and fair prices. You will not believe the variety here. There's also a Blue Ridge Parkway book/map souvenir store with a Ranger to answer any questions. The trails... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to stop and see a historic place. Nice hiking trails. You get to see a good bit of the home. Downstairs is for craft and art sales but upstairs is open floor. It's not the Biltmore but it is free. There is a very interesting letter in the upstairs master bedroom that was written to the Cone patriarch... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great hiking both above and below the Manor house, a craft center inside the house, and lots of great views!

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Stumbled on the "Moses Cone Manor" by accident, when we went looking for a nice place to take a walk in the park. Unbelievable! The Manor and the grounds are located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The vista, over looking the Bass Pond and the area, will leave you breathless and the peaceful tranquility that surrounds you, will give you... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a great place to visit. The Manor is beautiful. There are also all types of art located inside the manor for sale. (a little high for me) We enjoyed this visit.

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Anchorage, AK, United States
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I had no idea what to expect and was delighted with what I found. The crafts that are for sell are of the highest quality. A potter was on the grounds to demonstrate her craft. What was the most surprising was the vast trail system to explore. For some great walks, take several hours or even days. I was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I was lukewarm on going here but I'm glad we did. The house itself is very interesting and the rangers that provide the tour are very knowledgeable about the history of the house and grounds. We learned that Ms. Cone insisted on being cremated when she died because grave robbers looted the grave of Mr. Cone thinking that they would... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Historic value, nature trails a little too much for children would have spent more time if just adults.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The setting of the Manor is fabulous, great views of the lake and surrounding hills and mountains. It IS interesting to see how someone with the where-withal brought together nature and more luxurious comforts and appointments far from big cities. I didn't ride a horse there, but the mounts are beautiful, well-mannered horses, and all I observed enjoyed that facet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

always a favorite to stop at manor and explore the horseback riding trails. hike down too Bass Lake and back. it was raining when we were there, so did it next day starting at Bass Lake At bottom. beautiful area and craft shop is always nice

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Address: Address: Boone, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone

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