The Lovill House Inn, a beautiful Boone and Blowing Rock bed and breakfast, attracts many different guests each year. We have nature lovers, foodies, those looking for relaxation, and the High Country has lots of options to cater to those guests. Our hidden gem, however, is that the High Country is rich with culture and art, and there are several museums dedicated to preserving the art of the area. Two of our favorites are short driving distances away from our Inn.
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University, located on King Street in Boone, strives to make art more accessible to the community. Open Tuesday through Saturday, you can visit the Turchin Center for specific events or exhibits or just to walk through the two wings, six galleries, and two outdoor sculpture gardens. The permanent collection of works is a mixture of artworks of aesthetic, cultural, and historic significance and currently maintains an inventory of over 1,700 objects. To find out more about the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, visit www.tcva.org
About 9 miles down Blowing Rock Road sits Blowing Rock, North Carolina, host to the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. This museum boasts pieces both permanent and on temporary exhibition with a focus on American artists and the history of the region. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday with extra community hours on Thursday. Frequently the museum hosts events, such as a “Coffee with the Curator” event on December 20th featuring Andy Warhol paintings, and an Old-Time Dance on January 20th. For more information on the BRAHM, visit www.blowingrockmuseum.org
There are many more amazing attraction near our Boone and Blowing Rock bed and breakfast to keep you busy during the winter. Our friendly staff is happy to make suggestions during your visit. Call us to make your reservations at the Lovill House Inn today.