No Snow But Lots of Shopping & Christmas Trees!

boone nc choose and cutWe are experiencing an unusual pattern of warmer temperatures this month and really, since our 2015-2016 winter season began. The ski resorts in North Carolina’s High Country have opened, and a few have closed intermittently from higher temperatures. Right now, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort is the only resort that is open currently, today. You can go to SkiSoutheast.com’s Snow Reports page to view reports that are updated each morning with information on which resorts are open and how many slopes that have open for the day. Most experts agree, that the latter part of the winter season will bring a lot more snow events than this period at the beginning. There are plenty of fun things to do in Boone NC and places of interest to visit while staying at Lovill House Inn. If you are thinking of booking a ski trip, we are positive the snow is coming! Just be patient! Click over to our information on the NC Ski Resorts of Beech Mountain Resort, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort and Appalachian Ski Mountain if you wish to learn more about the ski resorts in our area. Hawksnest offers snow tubing in Boone NC.

In the meantime, enjoy shopping at nearby Boone stores such as the Mast General Store located downtown, or boutiques such as Lililu on King, and Lucky Penny. We also have amazing antique stores hidden and tucked away on King Street and its side streets like Howard and Depot Streets. King Street’s Appalachian Antique Mall ┬áis conveniently across the street from Mast and is worth a walk thru just for fun if you like vintage items. Howard Street features Antiques on Howard that is renowned for antique bowls and jewelry. The Jones House community center hosts indoor music jam sessions each Thursday evening from 7:30 to 11:00 pm with local and regional musicians and you can tour the historic home and cultural center of our downtown as well.

If you still have not found your Christmas tree and holiday greenery yet, make sure to buy a fresh cut Christmas tree from the local Choose n Cut growers in Watauga County. Boone is filled with several great Boone NC Christmas Tree Farms many of which also offer hayrides, and hot chocolate as you are looking for your tree. CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF CHOOSE AND CUT FARMS IN BOONE NC.

This weekend come up for a romantic couple’s getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Add-on the ABC’s of Romance Package which includes a bottle of great champagne or sparking cider from our Wine Cellar, a Bouquet of seasonal flowers, and chocolate dipped strawberries for just $45 right now! Or if you two are ready for some pampering, add-on the Relaxation Package which includes a one half hour massage, bottled water for cleansing, and a complimentary chilled beverage from our cellar (wines, champagne, or sparkling ciders are available) as well as a generous fruit and cheese plate made for two. You can add-on other spa services as well. This package starts at $75 and you can upgrade to include a one hour massage instead of a half hour massage for another $25, total of $100.