Archive for the ‘Historical Sites’ Category

Blue Ridge Brutal 2016

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Drive On The Parkway? Never!Registration is now open for the 2016 Blue Ridge Brutal bicycling challenge. Ashe County’s premier cycling event takes place August 13 and begins in nearby West Jefferson. The routes explore the beautiful scenery of the North Carolina high country including the Blue Ridge Parkway passing right by the Mountain View Lodge. So register for the ride and make your reservations for one of our cabins

Carolina Mtn Properties

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Thunder Hill, Blue Ridge Parkway, North CarolinaMountain View Lodge and Cabins is proud to announce that Carolina Mtn Properties has been contracted to handle our property management and rentals for the 2015 season. We are confident that the friendly and capable folks at Carolina Mtn Properties will continue to provide the high standards that our guests have come to expect at Mountain View Lodge and at Cabins on Laurel Creek. 

MusicFest ‘n Sugar Grove

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Merlefest is just about a month away-tomorrow is the last day you can buy tickets at the early bird discount price- and while we eagerly await the chance to enjoy four days of Americana/roots/folk/bluegrass/blues/country/Cajun music, we are happy to remind everyone that this will hardly be the only opportunity to see this style(s) of music performed in the North Carolina High Country.

MusicFest ‘n Sugar Grove has announced the line up for its upcoming festival to be held July 11 and 12  at the Historic Cove Creek School in Watauga County. This will be the 17th edition of the festival and will feature tunes from the likes of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Willie Watson, Chatham County  Line, Charles Welch, the Whitetop Mountain Band and many others.

Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

When a man loves a woman / Cuando un hombre ama a una mujerThe morning mist gently rising over a serene pond and meadow, the peaceful sounds of a mountain stream; a brisk starry night viewed from the porch of a cozy log cabin while a fireplace keeps you warm when you return inside to snuggle with your beloved. Our cabins at Cabins on Laurel Creek and Mountainview Lodge offer the perfect romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day. Why not surprise your sweetheart with a weekend they will never forget.

Blue Ridge Wine Festival

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

fruit | wineSpring has finally sprung (?) in the Blue Ridge, so no more whining about winter. Why not celebrate the new season by dropping by Blowing Rock for the 2013 Blue Ridge Wine Festival. From April 10-14 all kinds of wine related happenings are going on including wine dinners, wine tastings, wine and food seminars, live music and even a 5K race and much more.

Time for a Mountain Music Jamboree

Thursday, February 4th, 2010
For The Love Of

Music makes people feel good.

Many people think of music when they think of North Carolina, and with good reason. There is a long, rich tradition of Mountain Music here, and it is still very much alive and well.

Now through March, on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, there is a Mountain Music Jamboree in Glendale Springs. If you love to listen to music and dance, you should try to schedule your next stay at our Northwest NC cabins over one of these Saturdays.

Arvill T. Scott started the Music Jamboree back in 1987 in an old school house. Over twenty years later, the Jamboree is now in a 7,200 square foot building just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is plenty of room to dance here, and boy, do folks dance! Although operating on a slimmer, winter schedule now, the typical week at Mountain Music Jamboree offers Square Dancing and a variety of social dances, sometimes called “mixers”.

Bring your grandma and bring your children. Everyone is encouraged to dance here, and that’s what makes it so darn fun. When you return to your Blue Ridge Parkway cabins, you’ll spin each other around and around until dawn.

Visit the Frescoes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The next time you are staying at our Glendale Springs vacation cabins, take time to visit the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. When in West Jefferson, stop by St. Mary’s. Also known as the Church of the Frescoes, these lovely little churches are home to four impressive frescoes by artist Ben Long.

Detail from fresco in Holy Trinity Church

Detail from fresco in Holy Trinity Church

Ben Long has had a long, distinguished career. He learned the art of frescoes while an apprentice of Maestro Pietro Annigoni in Florence, Italy, where he worked for almost eight years.

In 2001, Mr. Long was awarded the prestigious Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition. His frescoes can be seen throughout the United States and in Italy.

So take a little time to see these frescoes during your next trip to our Blue Ridge Parkway cabins. It’s the next best thing to traveling to Italy.

History Nestled in Blue Ridge Mountains

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

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.