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Flat Top Manor

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Address: Blowing Rock, NC
Phone Number: 8282957938
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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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Crafts and trails, views and tales

I love the local art and craft items as well as demonstrations on the porch. I do miss the rockers however as the view is stunning! I walked the short teail this time and will go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Marcia S
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving around with visitors guide, we decided to visit "Flat Top Manor". As the scenery around it was amazing and beautiful, the whole downstairs was turned into a tourist trap craft store.... When I asked about touring the 23 room, 13,000 sq. ft mansion... The guard replied "Oh... Only Friday, open house 10-12. Of course, I thought, that would exclude... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the local art and craft items as well as demonstrations on the porch. I do miss the rockers however as the view is stunning! I walked the short teail this time and will go to Bass Lake on my next visit. The house itself is in need of repair and paint however, but w/ no fee to enter,... More 

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Thank Marcia S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk along,you feel in awe of the manor when you see it. Stepping back in time as you approach this Grand Dame. Tours are given to the third floor. Like time travel backwards.

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Thank Kat G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were pretty disappointed with our trip to the Manor. I was expecting to be able to tour the house, but it was set up to only sell local crafts. The view was decent, but not breathtaking. The house itself could really use some TLC. A paint job is way overdue! If you're looking for entertainment, this probably isn't for... More 

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East Coast, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My guests like to see the Moses Cone home built by a textile magnate. He and his wife strived to hire local people at a time when the area was in a state of economic depression. It is currently a crafts center. Recently, a grant to improve the structure and add access to the second floor [now closed] was made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed an afternoon hike at Moses Cone Manor. The wide trails are marked well and easily followed. The scenery is beautiful and even in summer, the temperature was pleasant. Be advised that horses use these trails, as well.

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Thank Donna H
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you've not been, this treasure has a view to beat all others! On a clear day you can see from the top at the Manor to Bass Lake. There is a wonderful walking trail to several places around the Manor. Walk is short to the horse barn and you must see the inside of the manor. Lots of local... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful house. Would have loved to take a tour but just missed it and couldn't wait around for next one in a few hours.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty views. Nice place to walk, although be mindful people take horses on trails here. Quaint little gift shop. Restroom on premises.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We stumbled upon this beautiful property along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and did the 4.8 mile walk, mostly under the shade of the forest. Highly recommend this for a "easy stroll", but with some elevation changes.

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