The greater area around the Blue Ridge Parkway is rich in history. Our Blue Ridge Parkway lodging in Glendale Springs makes a good base for exploring the region. It is easy to hop in the car or on your motorcycle and head out for the day, open to whatever adventure may befall you. It is also a relief to pull in each evening to a comfortable, roomy cabin that is all yours, surrounded by acres of beautiful forest. How nice to feel that you are in your home away from home, where you can call your dog to your side, stretch out and relax. Or head out to a fire pit, where you can gaze into the flames or count stars overhead.
A fun day trip from our pet-friendly cabins in North Carolina is found in Newton, about an hour and a half to the south. The Harper House will astound you. The North Carolina Department of Archives and History maintains that the Harper House has “the finest Queen Anne interior styling in the entire state.” This is quite a compliment, but it is not unwarranted. Hundreds of details, from door latches to decorative wood banisters, make the interior a wonder to behold. Anyone interested in architecture and craftsmanship should make the effort to visit the Harper House in Newton.
On your way back to your NC pet-friendly cabins, be sure to visit the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge, outside Claremont. It is one of two original covered bridges still standing in North Carolina, and was designated a National Civil Engineering Landmark in 2001. It is lovely to behold.