Leaf Peepers!!

October 1st, 2015

Fall is a spectacular season in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway offer beautiful vistas of the colorful fall foliage covering the wooded mountains rolling away to the distant horizons. Visit the Parkways website for tips on where and when to see the leaves at their best.

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Bigfoot in Boone?

August 26th, 2015

Attention all cryptozoologists! Add the North Carolina High Country as a destination to pursue the legendary Sasquatch, aka Bigfoot.

Earlier this summer a local man from Boone claims to have encountered the mythical(?) humanoid while vacationing in Henderson County. See the video here.

Come to the North Carolina mountains and explore the wonders and mysteries of nature.

Carolina Mtn Properties

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. 

New River Marathon

March 10th, 2015

GoThe New River Marathon is just around the corner. If you are planning on participating in this race in Todd, on May 2, 2015,  you might want to plan on staying in one of our nearby cabins on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Relax in the jacuzzi as you rest your tired legs.

Ola Belle Reed Music Festival

July 30th, 2014

Come out to Lansing the weekend of August 8th and 9th for the annual Ola Belle Reed Festival. Celebrating the memory of Lansing’s favorite daughter Ola Belle Reed, the mother of Bluegrass music, this event brings such bluegrass and Americana artists as  Jerry McCoury, Terry Baucom, Bobby Hicks and David Reed
along with Eric Hardin of the Troubadors perform 8pm, Sat Aug 9. Other musicians for this 2-day Festival include: Big Country Bluegrass, Wayne Henderson, Charles Welch, The VW Boys, Whitetop Mtn Band, Crooked Road Ramblers, Rock Bottom Bluegrass, Time Sawyer, and The Amigos Band. Come out to enjoy the music, local crafts and food under the shadow of Phoenix Mountain by the Big Horse Creek.

Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival

June 12th, 2014

This weekend nearby Lenoir, NC hosts the 6th annual Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival. The two day event runs from Friday evening, June 13 to all day Saturday, June 14. And it’s FREE!

A Friday night block party kicks off the festivities at 6 pm with music by Bryan Anderson and Vonna and Ron Perkins. the Grill and Brew club of Lenoir will be supplying the food. Saturday’s activities begin at 9 am and continue until 10 pm with workshops, arts, crafts and food. Performances start at Noon on 2 stages. Featured performers include Bryan Anderson, Vonna and Ron Perkins, Phil Wiggins, Sweetbriar Jam, the Pop Ferguson Blues Revue Band as well as many more.

Are You Ready for Blood Sweat and Gears?

May 30th, 2014

It’s that time again. The 16th Annual Blood, Sweat and Gears bike ride is Saturday, June 28, 2014. Hardy, healthy folk mount their bikes to ride 50 or 100 miles and raise money for The Russell Fund, which helps local families displaced by flood, fire or natural disaster.

Are you ready for the ride of your life?

Are you ready for the ride of your life?

This ride starts and ends just outside of nearby Boone, NC, near our Blue Ridge Mountains cabins. If you plan to participate, you’ll need to sleep well before and after the race. You’ll also need mounds of food. Our N.C. vacation cabins have fully equipped kitchens where your supporters can easily prepare feasts for you. You, of course, should do nothing but rest and prepare for – or recover from- one of the most beautiful and challenging bike rides in the country.

Register for Blood, Sweat and Gears soon, before all the spots are full.

Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel Blooms

May 14th, 2014

Mountain LaurelSpring, at last, has sprung. Here in the North Carolina high country and along the Blue Ridge Parkway this means the annual orgy of color as numerous wildflowers and blooming trees and bushes come into blossom. Some of the most distinctive and prevalent are the mountain laurel (kalmia latifolia) and the varieties of rhododendron seen throughout the area. They generally start to bloom in mid-May and depending on the species and the elevation continue through the end of June so a traveler on the Blue Ridge Parkway can continue to enjoy their splendor into early summer. A useful schedule of blooms can be found here.

Mountains to Sea Trail

April 20th, 2014
Mountains to Sea Trail Section 16

Mountains to Sea Trail Section 16

The Mountains to Sea Trail  (section 16) passes right by our North Carolina pet friendly cabins. In other words, it is possible to walk out your cabin door, head west, and walk all the way to Tennessee border in the Great Smoky Mountains. Head east and the trail will eventually lead you to the stunning North Carolina coast. Guests of our Blue Ridge Parkway cabins are certainly not obligated to don hiking boots and walk hundreds of miles; but isn’t it nice to know that if you wanted to, you could?

. We are so fortunate to have this great resource in our back yards – we hope you will take time this month to come out and celebrate North Carolina and the Mountains to Sea Trail.

MusicFest ‘n Sugar Grove

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.