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Flat Top Manor

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Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-295-7938
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View during horseback riding

We stopped here during our horseback riding trip. It was a nice area to tour during the break... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whitsett, North Carolina
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Nice area to visit

I liked all the many different are work for sale. The grounds looking towards Bass lake was really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
North Carolina
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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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  • Average9%
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Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-295-7938
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here during our horseback riding trip. It was a nice area to tour during the break before heading back down to bass lake. The house is very pretty on the outside. I do wish you were able to view more of the inside...More

Thank Jmatherly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked all the many different are work for sale. The grounds looking towards Bass lake was really nice. Worth the stop on a day you don't have anything planned.

Thank JudyinNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the Manor house in Moses Cone Memorial Park. We parked right at the house and walked down a bit. I went in the house to look at the art work and crafts. WOW! There was a quilting demonstration happening, but we mainly just...More

Thank VEE1225
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful place,the house is so beautiful with a wraparound porch, large rocking chairs to relax,overlooking the lake and walking areas. They have several trails that you could walk going to the flat top rock which has an absolutely beautiful view every step...More

Thank Shelia r
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Visited Moses Cone Home which is great due to many local artists crafts for sale in MC House. Also ranger on duty. Stunning grounds with trail and Cones' grave site is a short walk. Take the 5.6 mile RT gravel trail to Flat top Mtn...More

1  Thank mealybug
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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

The trails were well maintained and offered great views. The house was nice and had a gift shop with interesting items. The porch offered amazing views and seating for a rest.

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Reviewed April 7, 2017

Had I been in charge of building the Blue Ridge Parkway, I would have demolished this place in spite of its history. It looks like the Baldwin sisters house on the Waltons and it just might fall down on its own without extensive maintenance. Rest...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Good place for a stroll and to tour and older mansion. The history of Moses Cone is very interesting as well as the house he built right before his death. Great local crafts are for sale in the gift shop and the tour is most...More

1  Thank Robert A
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

My wife, our five month old in a stroller enjoyed and I enjoyed a 2 1/2 mile hike through the trails at the flat top manner The trails are clean well marked and we met quite a few nice people along the way The flat...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The house is very attractive from a distance, but is always in need of some repair to the exterior. As others noted, there is nothing worth seeing inside except the many crafts that are sold there - all of which are pricey. The grounds are...More

1  Thank rk821
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What is the entrance fee? What are the open hours?
June 10, 2016|
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Response from jbc1940 | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee. Enjoy the outdoor setting, a great view looking down at Bass Lake, and the phenomenal craft exhibit. 9-5 hours M-Sat; 12-5 on Sunday.