Green Mountain RV Resort/Blowing Rock
Updated: Mar 28
This weekend we visited Green Mountain RV resort located in Lenoir, NC. We've always had a love for the town of Blowing Rock, so this was the perfect opportunity to get close enough with our rv.
Green Mountain Park is part of the Thousand Trails/Encore RV Resorts. It's located central to Granite Falls, Blowing Rock and four NC ski resorts. When we first arrived we were placed in site 6, however this site was too small for our rv and there was a tree that would have blocked one of our slides, so they switched us to site 96 which was perfect. It offered a creek right outside the kids bedroom window and the site had a raised deck which was great to step onto getting in and out of the rv. This rv park is older, I believe it was built in the late 50's-early 60's. Back then they didn't have large rigs like we do now, so spots were tight. We didn't have any issues with staff, they were very friendly especially since we had to request to move to another site.
We started off by visiting Granite Falls (the birthplace of Eric Church).
This place has the best chocolate hazelnut porter called Three Paw. I mean it's seriously so good.
Then we headed for the Town of Blowing Rock to explore. We were so happy the weather was perfect and we were able to get some great pictures from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Take our recommendation and visit Take Heart Boutique located at 1009 Main St. in Blowing Rock. They have a prayer tree with an unbelievable story.
In June 2019, a fire heavily damaged the Take Heart Boutique, but not the 13,000 prayer cards placed around the business. The owner stated an electrical issue started the fire, The building is more than a century old.
We all took turns putting our prayers on the tree. These pics don't do this site justice, you'll just have to see for yourself.
Overall this was such a great trip with fantastic views of Fall foilage all around. October/November are the best months to visit this area and the Blue Ridge Parkway. There's so much to do in all of the various towns, and way too much for me to list in one blog post. If you're thinking of going and need recommendations, please reach out to me. I could go on and on about this beautiful area of North Carolina.