Southern Living has given accolades and write ups to Blowing Rock, North Carolina time and time again for a myriad of reasons. The mountains have great appeal to those who have an appreciation for pristine nature. The towns dotting the landscape add culture, entertainment and community. You couldn’t ask for a sweeter blend surrounded by the cozy North Carolina mountain homes.
Plenty of visitors venture to the High Country to get a taste of what this relaxed life style is all about. Blowing Rock’s downtown is ideal for a little shopping and dining after a day outdoors.
One popular destination for both locals and visitors is the Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery. Located on Highway 321 at the end of Main Street, the journey to the gallery along the Blue Ridge Parkway is as stunning as the store itself. It’s no wonder that folks travel to the High Country to visit this amazing two-story, 20,000 square foot gallery. The showroom is chock full of unique furnishings, along with tried-and-true American lines like Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Kingsdown, Basset and Craftsmaster. The staff is warm and professional and equipped to fulfill all of your shopping needs. And the gallery’s collections are diverse with hundreds of styles and fabrics to satisfy your individual decorating taste and budget. This way you can “combine elements of color, style, comfort, and price to get the furniture that is perfect for you and your family.” Whether you have a house full of children, and high-spirited dogs, or you’re living the quiet life of retirement, you’ll find the perfect selections beneath the gallery’s roof.
The Blowing Rock shopping gallery opened in 2014 and Bill Smith, Director of Retail, says, “Our business is being built on family, community and friendship.” That’s a recipe for success, and is a theme shared by the quaint towns of the High Country. Those who live in North Carolina mountain homes get to experience the welcoming community spirit each and every day. The gallery’s design consultants will even make house calls to help local customers realize their interior decorating visions. New brands and inventory are added on a regular basis.
Are you searching for comfy seating to accommodate all your friends and family over the holidays? There are sectionals that come with optional blue tooth speakers, so crisp, clear background music can set the mood while your guests sip their cocktails. What about top-grain leather sofas, chairs and ottomans in a rich burgundy brown to give a luxurious look to your living room, great room or sun porch? Norway rockers in dove grey or warm butterscotch are a contemporary way to recline after a day of skiing or snowshoeing on the mountains. If a bedroom set is on your wish list, there are options that will inspire—rustic butcher block finishes with contemporary handles in antique gunmetal finishes. If you like to shop with ease, visit Blowing Rock Gallery’s Facebook page and get pre-approved financing before you even hit the gallery floor! And don’t forget, students and alumni and staff get discounts.
The Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 10-6; Sunday, 1-6. For more info call 828-295-7755
This is the time of year to spend more time in our North Carolina mountain homes and we want them to be cozy and inviting. Cabin Fever is another popular store ready to help personalize your living space. Cabin Fever opened its doors to the Blowing Rock community, (and its furry friends), in 1996. Located on Main Street, Cabin Fever is open year round.
This is the place to collect cabin décor and rustic furnishings. What does your heart desire? Whimsical framed prints, pet portrait pillows (20 breeds to choose from to add a little joy to your sofa), locally-crafted furniture to lend your cabin a touch of artisan class, like teal-colored cabinets to showcase your sweet collectibles, or a vintage iron Singer sewer base with a rustic wooden table top, chain-saw cedar bears, local artisan’s handmade clocks that go tick-tock, finely crafted cutting boards made from a variety of woods–or tempered glass, so-soft throws (an inspiration to settle in front of your fireplace with a hot cup of cider), unique jewelry—mixed metal sets, letter necklaces and spent case pieces, or pure beeswax candles in gorgeous hues to add visual charm as well as a fresh scent to your home. The list goes on and on!
“We feature a wide variety of themes to choose from, with one of the most unique collections of locally crafted furniture, lighting, rustic mountain kitchen and bath decor, along with bedding collections and wall art for every room in your cabin or home.” Drop in–915 Main Street– Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday—10-5:30; Friday, Saturday—10-6; Sunday—10-5 or call 828-295-0520 for more info or a little decorating assistance.
To the folks who live at The Coves, Blowing Rock shopping is no secret. Whatever the style your mountain home is elegant and traditional, or cozy cabin chic, these fine Blowing Rock stores offer the furnishings and décor to individualize your charming house room by gorgeous room.
Take the scenic drive to Blowing Rock and spend the day browsing or doing some serious shopping for your mountain home. If you haven’t selected your mountain neighborhood, come tour The Coves and see why property owners love living here.
Call 828.754.0700 to schedule a visit!