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Flat Top Manor

Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-295-7938
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The art displays have been cut back by a lot

I guess the BRP has decided to make this more of an historical display than a high-end local... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David M
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Richmond, Virginia
Disappointed

This mansion must have been beautiful in early 1900’s and maybe some day it will be restored fully... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathy G
,
New York
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bass lake” (57 reviews)
“front porch” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
Blowing Rock, NC
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+1 828-295-7938
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"bass lake"
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"the blue ridge parkway"
in 52 reviews
"front porch"
in 31 reviews
"for sale"
in 33 reviews
"moses cone"
in 35 reviews
"carriage trails"
in 27 reviews
"gift shop"
in 35 reviews
"local artists"
in 15 reviews
"walking trails"
in 17 reviews
"arts crafts"
in 6 reviews
"summer home"
in 7 reviews
"cone family"
in 12 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
in 6 reviews
"nice stop"
in 11 reviews
"horseback riding"
in 14 reviews
"fire tower"
in 11 reviews
"old house"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I guess the BRP has decided to make this more of an historical display than a high-end local artisans display. It worked well before. There is much less to see now. The grounds remain fantastic, great place to take a long walk.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This mansion must have been beautiful in early 1900’s and maybe some day it will be restored fully. Unfortunately only the main floor was opened to the public and that consisted of a craft store. We watched a 10 minute movie on the Cone family,...More

Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the Blowing Rock area and the weather is good you should visit this place. The house and the view is wonderful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love history and had to check this place out. It was so sad to see the deteriorating condition of the house but I understand renovations are in the plans. Parking is very limited. Local artist/crafters have items for sale in the shop. I did...More

Thank Best_For_Last_71
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

A lovely house, but unfortunately you can't tour the whole place, and the only floor that visitors have access to (the first floor) has simply been turned into a big gift shop. However, the grounds are beautiful to walk around and there is a pretty...More

1  Thank smitty60
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Visited in November. Home partially under construction, but worth the visit, and no crowds. Unique gifts with lots of local crafts. Friendly staff and very informative. Hiked to abandoned fire tower on bright and cool day. Great unobstructed views from the top of tower. Enjoyed...More

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Flat Top Manor is the home of Moses Cone . The house tour is interesting (the house was in the movie THE GREEN MILE) , the views are amazing, and there are relatively easy hikes well worth your effort. I suggest the one up to...More

1  Thank pilgrimrandysmith
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This was the home of the Denim King, Moses Cone, and his family around the turm of the 20th century. It is a historic gem. The house offers tours but it's main function is as a craft center, art and objects gallery retail store and...More

Thank Rick F
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Not my 1st visit but this place is beautiful. I love to walk around the lake or sit on the porch. I never miss a visit when I am in the area.

1  Thank Denise B
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Flat Top Manor/Moses Cone House was built in the early 1900’s as a summer home for the Cone family. I have no doubt that “in its Day” it was very grand. Unfortunately, the house does not appear to have had regular maintenance over the years...More

Thank TexasTerriSa_Tx
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sue32958
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Response from Lois P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on leash.
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VGWD
10 June 2016|
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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.
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