Every year my wife and a friend and I visit Blowing Rock on the 1st weekend of December. As always we stay at the Ridgeway Inn. It is an excellent place to stay. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the service is great, the continental breakfast, as well as cookies and wine Hour were all good. Staying in the Lavender Twilight Cottage is an excellent choice. Located within walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants. A must stay.