We decided to stay in Blowing Rock while traveling across the mountains from North Carolina to Tennessee because Boone has become just another town with typical hotels. Blowing Rock is much smaller and laid back. It's still a quaint little mountain town. The Mountainaire Inn was very reasonably priced and has a very friendly hotel staff. We were offered wine glasses, so we wouldn't be tacky and drink wine from a plastic cup. You can walk up into the town and it's a nice stroll for shops and restaurants. There's a great breakfast place across the street that is recommended by hotel staff because they don't provide breakfast. At night, there's a campfire with chairs for all the guests to sit around and talk. We met some nice folks. It was almost like staying in a campground.
Negatives - controls on TV in the room didn't work - we didn't mind too much. The room is very small. The water pressure in the shower was very weak.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Mountainaire Inn & Log Cabins. We pride ourselves on our hospitality, with eleven delightful rooms, and ten cozy, inviting log cabins, accompanied by our well maintained gardens and landscaping. We are a charming boutique hotel unique among Blowing Rock's lodging accommodations, offering convenience to downtown Blowing Rock, nearby shopping, exceptional dining, and the arts. We are a short driving distance to all of the diverse outdoor activities the high country provides. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountainaire Inn And Log Cabins Hotel Blowing Rock