Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins
827 N. Main St., Blowing Rock
The quaint log cabins are the main draw to this small hotel that sits at the edge of downtown. Each of the five cabins ($125–195) has a separate living area, a full kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace, and a rocking chair on wide front porches. The Sweetheart Cabin has a whirlpool tub next to the bed.
The rooms in the inn ($59–119 s or d) are sparse but clean and travelers on a budget should overlook the wood paneling and firm beds—this is the best deal you’ll find on a room this close to town. The property also has a landscaped garden with a fire pit and outdoor seating.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition