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Address: Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
Phone Number: 8282957938
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The home and grounds of textile manufacturer Moses Cone.

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I love going here. I usually park at the Lake and walk the trails. Nice fairly flat easy stroll thru the old Orchard, by the pasture. I love walking my dogs. Great scenery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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hickory, nc
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hickory, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love going here. I usually park at the Lake and walk the trails. Nice fairly flat easy stroll thru the old Orchard, by the pasture. I love walking my dogs. Great scenery especially in the fall.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have a great time walking the 2.8 mile Flat Top trail to the top of the mountain. There were shortcuts we took on the way back down to shorten the walk and there were beautiful wildflowers during out walk and amazing views. There was lots of shade and it was enjoyable for us and our teens to do together!

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived just one hour before the park closed, so we weren't able to enjoy the trails or the upper levels of the manor. The house certainly needs further maintenance, but it is absolutely beautiful and we loved walking through the rooms and imagining what they looked like originally. i would certainly prefer to see the house restored to its... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such an amazing treasure. So many levels of enjoyment. We started at the Craft Center at the manor house and bought three beautiful items. From the manor house you look down on Bass Lake observing part of the 25 miles of carriage trails. We were lucky to hike the fire tower trail with meadows in full bloom and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed seeing the wide variety of crafts available on the main floor of the manor, but the volunteers on the 2nd floor were a real treat. The second floor is only open to the public at certain times. We learned about the gas lighting, family members, intricate windows and many other details from the ranger and volunteers during our... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I along with our Border Collie enjoyed a July day at this beautiful park. There is a short 0.7 mile shady, cool hike close to the estate. The views from the porch of the estate and surrounding area are peaceful. A nice breeze was allowing a few people to fly kites which was enjoyable to watch. There... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately, under the management of the National Park Service, the once gracious mountain home of Moses and Bertha Cone has been transformed into a souvenir stand with a view. Inappropriate, sad and disgusting. Go elsewhere.

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Thank John K
High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this stop off the blue ridge parkway because it was in the Mandie movies. It is a lovely house in need of a paint job. Amazing location worth viewing. There is a short "figure 8" trail to the left of the house that is a peasant walk for all who are able. Bathrooms need some maintainence. They were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Beautiful vistas. Lots of hiking options from short and easy to longer and more strenuous. Some good spots to picnic or just chill out with a book with great scenery around.

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Thank Millie S
North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Moses H. Cone Park is a wonderful preserved estate in the midst of the Blowing Rock community. It used to be the country estate of Moses Cone, who was a wealthy textile magnate and philanthropist from the Gilded Age (early 1900s). Currently, there are approximately 25 miles of carriage trails on the 3500 acre estate. These wide, well managed... More 

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