Newly remodeled with a rustic urban ship-lap decor, Trails End is the lower level of a mid-century cottage. Situated in the midst of the Moses Cone-Blue Ridge Parkway lands, guests have private parking, outside entrance, complete privacy, well-stocked kitchenette with a live edge maple counter, antique furniture, barn doors, quality linens, washer & dryer, pillow top king bed, queen sleeper sofa, antique day bed, & 100 miles of hiking trails just out the door.
Trails End is in a fantastic location where the visitor can enjoy views of Grandfather Mountain, or walk across the street and hop onto the trail head of the Green Knob trail. We're located less than two minutes to Rich Mountain and Trout Lake. You will never run out of things to do if you love the outdoors. We even have some great bird watching, turkey watching, deer watching, and bear watching from the kitchen windows.
Trails End is the lower level of our 1950s Blowing Rock cottage. It's been completely remodeled with the comfort and enjoyment of our guests in mind. Guests have their own private front yard with a flower garden, chairs, small grill, bird feeders, bird baths, as well as use of the fire pit and outdoor, stone barbecue in the back yard.
We are available to help you in any way possible during your stay. Feel free to contact us with questions about Trails End and this beautiful area of the High Country. We love to tell our quests about our favorite trails and places to ride bikes, whitewater raft, ski, snow tube, eat, and shop! Below is a sampling of things happening this fall!
*Blowing Rock Art in the Park on October 7th,
*Sip and Shop, every first Friday in downtown Blowing Rock from 3:00-7:00 pm. Happy Hour with shopping and free refreshments at participating shops,
*Oct. 21, 38th annual Valle Crucis Country Fai,r
*Boone Heritage Festival, Oct. 14th,
*Tweetsie Halloween Train-Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays,
*Watauga County Farmer's Market at Horn in the West, Saturdays through Nov. 8am - 12pm,
*Blowing Rock Farmer's Market - Thursdays 4-6:00 pm May 26 - Oct. 12,
*Appalachian State Mountaineers Home Football Schedule
Sept. 9 and 23, October 7 and 21, Nov. 9, Dec. 2,
*Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk - Oct. 21 - 22,
*Blowing Rock Halloween Festival - October 28th - from 2:00 pm, sponsored by BR Parks and Recreation (see website),
*Appalachian Ski Mountain - Nov. 22 - March 25,
*Christmas Tree Cutting in Watuaga, Avery, and Ashe County - a family tradition starting on Thanksgiving Weekend,
*Christmas in the Park and Lighting of the Town,
*Boone Christmas Parade, Dec. 9th 11:00am,
*Blowing Rock Winterfest - January 25-28,
*SAVOR - Wine tasting, cooking classes, craft beers, all in downtown Blowing Rock on May 3-6, 2018. Check out the Savor website and click on Blowing Rock for a list of events and times.
For your convenience we provide coffee, sugar and half and half for your first morning at Trails End, along with paper towels, dish washing soap, trash bags, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, laundry soap for at least two loads of laundry, all linens, blankets, and towels, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board.
Our location is 2.7 miles to the Food Lion in Blowing Rock. We are only about 12 to 15 minutes from Harris Teeter and Ingles in Boone. No need to bring food from home. You can find everything here.
Also, we are located 6 miles (12 minutes) from Appalachian Ski Mountain and /tweetsie Railroad via the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Trails End is suitable for up to three adults and one child, two adults and two children, or one adult and three children. Thanks for always letting us know the accurate number of guests who will be in your group.
- We ask that our guests honor the quiet and peaceful enviornment of Trails End and of our small neighborhood community. Drugs or any illegal substances are not allowed on the property.
- The fire pit is available to our guests but we do request that all respect wilderness fire safety.
We provide a small grill for our guests, located in the Trails End outdoor seating area. Please plan to bring your own charcoal. We can provide grilling tools.
- Children are welcome, but End of the Trail at Blowing Rock has not been child proofed. We ask that all people, including children, treat the furniture and furnishings with respect.
- Although there is not a stove, the kitchenette has a stainless steel: microwave, under counter refrigerator, toaster oven, electric skillet, coffee pot, electric hot water kettle, and a crock pot. Dishware and and glassware, all that is needed to make a simple meal.
- Guests, except for children, must be at least 24 years old
Trails End is a studio cottage. Not having a door between the living area and the bedroom suite, this set up is suitable for couples, small families, and very good friends!