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Alpine Village Inn +

297 Sunset Drive

Blowing Rock, NC 28605

(828) 295-7206

Searching for Blowing Rock Hotels or Rentals? As a guest of the Alpine Village Inn, you will be welcomed by Innkeepers, Charles and Katherine Smid, who make you feel right at home with their warm and friendly hospitality. Family owned and operated for over 20 years, guests will enjoy the comfort of home in quaint, cozy bedrooms all individually decorated with crafts, antiques and heirloom collectibles. All rooms have LCD televisions, refrigerators, microwave ovens and complimentary WIFI. Suites and deluxe rooms have fireplaces and Jacuzzi bath tubs.

The exceptionally clean rooms are so personalized that one forgets this is a motel! Located in the heart of downtown Blowing Rock, the Inn is walking distance to fine restaurants and unique shopping. A unique country garden setting invites you to relax and enjoy the scenery and beauty, which was recently voted North Carolina's prettiest town.

Motorcycle enthusiasts love our property and its designated parking in front of their rooms, convenience to the major highways, as well as scenic rides in Ashe and Watauga counties. Centrally located 1 and 1/2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, the hotel is minutes from Grandfather Mountain and all High Country attractions.

Alpine Village Inn has an excellent Trip Advisor rating and has won the prestigious SBCA hotel award. They have partnered with High Country Golf Schools, Appalachian Fly Guides and Ogburn Stables Ranch to offer the best quality in high country outdoor activities.

Visit our website www.alpine-village-inn.com for info on lodging and things to see and do in the Blowing Rock area. For more information and reservations call (828) 295-7206.

Highlights & Happenings

  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, camping and the Mount Pisgah Inn make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountain and thousands of surrounding acres was originally purchased by indust
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 67th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blooms & Wildlife Watching
  • Don't forget your cameras and binoculars when visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway! Learn when and where to see blooms along your journey.
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