For thirteen years, Southern Candle has been pouring and wicking each one of their high-end, custom-blended scented candles by hand in the Blue Ridge Mountain tradition. Activate nasal flashbacks with hundreds of memorable scents, including all-American apple pie, Christmas singed bayberry, and Summer of Love-smelling patchouli. Experiment with aromatherapy by sampling Southern Candle's well being, tranquility, and common cold-curing and koala-charming eucalyptus blends. All flavors are available in 8 ounce country classic jars ($7.95), 10 ounce and 16 ounce decorator glasses ($11.95 and $17.95 respectively), and 2 ounce votive 9-packs ($13.50).
Since 2001, Extreme Snowboard and Ski has populated the slopes of Sugar Mountain Resort with snow sportsters outfitted with rental and retail equipment, as well as apparel from brands such as Neff, Loki, and Grenade. The ski shop’s prime location at the entrance to mountain makes it a convenient stop for downhillers in need of rental skis or snowboards, a new pair of Spy or Smith goggles, or equipment tuning performed by the onsite repair technicians. The tech team treats skis and boards with the help of a Wintersteiger Micro 91, restoring their functionality and refining their bottoms until they can slide over snow with powder-cutting grace.
Nestled between the mountains of North Carolina, the family owned and operated Blue Ridge Frasers helps families get firmly into the holiday spirit with their rows of Fraser firs. The crisp, cool climate serves as the perfect setting for Christmas trees to grow tall and develop their natural pine scent. Beyond their stock, the farm gets guests in the yuletide mood with colorful light displays, cups of hot chocolate, and smiling staffers on hand to help pick out the perfect tree.
Christopher’s Wine & Cheese is located at the corner of Sunset Drive at Main Street in Historic Downtown Blowing Rock, NC - just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. We hand select each wine to reflect the best taste and value of each wine region – locally and around the world.
Bordering the outstretched arm of the Pisgah National Forest and named for a storied rock formation, Blowing Rock forms the home base for summer hikes, fall foliage vigils, and football games at nearby Appalachian State University. An early home to Cherokee and Catawba tribes, the town became a refuge to families during the Civil War, and then to southern residents seeking a high-elevation shortcut to cooler weather. The scenic, serpentine Blue Ridge Parkway curves nearby, climbing undulating Appalachian slopes into the mountain air.Throughout massive swaths of nearby state parks and national forests, rafts careen over frothing whitewater rapids, bikes surge over famously striking and challenging paths, and fly-fishing lures arc toward trout lurking beneath the surface of natural and stocked lakes. Host to the annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show since 1923, the area stables a plethora of dashing steeds, enabling mountainside riding through Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and other verdant environs. Two-legged hoofing along the Linville Falls trails unveils a 90-foot waterfall among jagged, staircase-like rock formations cascading in a soothing susurrus into the Linville Gorge. Those who feel guilty about leaving a pet mannequin at home can appease it with presents culled from Tanger Outlets, a medley of upscale outlets including Banana Republic, Loft, and Polo Ralph Lauren.