We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great and informative stop

We visited here while out hiking and loved learning about The Cones. Beautiful Manor and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maryville, Tennessee
via mobile
Historic house with crafts and a breathtaking view

This lovely home built in the late 1800s has an interesting history, and it is second only to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Asheville, NC
via mobile
Read all 450 reviews
All photos (137)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bass lake”(58 reviews)
“for sale”(34 reviews)
This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the historic mansion that was owned and built by the antebellum aristocrat Moses Cone.
Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-295-7938
Reviews (450)
Filter reviews
448 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bass lake the blue ridge parkway for sale front porch moses cone carriage trails gift shop summer home walking trails local artists arts crafts cone family beautiful mansion nice stop the national park service horseback riding fire tower
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 448 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited here while out hiking and loved learning about The Cones. Beautiful Manor and grounds. Rangers were very nice and informative. There is a also a passport stamp here at the craft center.

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting film, beautiful views, nice Victorian House that the National Park Service is in the process of restoring; and on the porch is a lovely Craft gallery where Appalachian craft items are sold.

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This lovely home built in the late 1800s has an interesting history, and it is second only to the Biltmore in size as a private residence in NC. It was built as the summer home of Moses Cone, who operated denim mills in Greensboro and...More

Thank AVLwriter
Reviewed 1 week ago

a beautiful estate of Moses Cone. We talked to a woodworking artist who was on-site and displayed a nice gift shop. Pretty grounds.

Thank BigSacagewa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Flat Top Manor is a beautiful old home situated in mountains, with a beautiful view of those mountains and overlooking a lake. The house is located in the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and is operated by the National Park...More

1  Thank JDDennis
Reviewed 11 September 2018

It is amazing how this beautiful home could be built in the mountains during the time period that it was built! It has an amazing view from the front porch. Sit in a rocker and rest, or walk around in the gift shop inside. They...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I love coming across these well known...unknown "things' when we travel. I live near Moses Cone factory and Hospital, but never knew the origins. On top of the wonderful history, the home and history is amazing! And the view...

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We stopped on our way home on the blue ridge parkway. It was a pleasant little surprise! The walking trails were nice. The house was a pretty. I was a little disappointed in what they had done with it. I wish they had more rooms...More

2  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The manor is actually a visitors center. You can watch a video of the history of the manor. Nice view from the house. Worth stopping for the nice walk to the house and the view, and you can't beat the price - free.

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I happened upon this lovely gem. It was a day when I also "happened" to hear about it, "happened" to meet a woman from the small town in Kansas where I spent much of my life, "happened" to be sitting on the porch talking to...More

3  Thank Jill S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 nearby hotels
The Village Inns Of Blowing Rock: The Ridgeway Inn
266 reviews
1.26 miles away
Mountainaire Inn and Log Cabins
692 reviews
1.29 miles away
Westglow Resort & Spa
172 reviews
1.32 miles away
Blowing Rock Inn and Villas
146 reviews
1.34 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 54 nearby restaurants
Camp Coffee Roasters
228 reviews
1.28 miles away
593 reviews
1.38 miles away
Village Cafe
597 reviews
1.42 miles away
Bistro Roca
1,305 reviews
1.29 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 50 nearby attractions
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
777 reviews
.35 miles away
Bass Lake
63 reviews
1.10 miles away
Glen Burney Trail
150 reviews
1.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
24 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lois P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on leash.
10 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from jbc1940 | Reviewed this property |
There is no entrance fee. Enjoy the outdoor setting, a great view looking down at Bass Lake, and the phenomenal craft exhibit. 9-5 hours M-Sat; 12-5 on Sunday.