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Flat Top Manor

Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-295-7938
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Beautiful

A lovely house, but unfortunately you can't tour the whole place, and the only floor that visitors... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
smitty60
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Hickory, North Carolina
Great views! Step back in time.

Visited in November. Home partially under construction, but worth the visit, and no crowds. Unique... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Peter H
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bass lake” (57 reviews)
“front porch” (31 reviews)
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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"
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"front porch"
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"for sale"
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"moses cone"
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"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"
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"fire tower"
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"old house"
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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

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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

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by on a Sunday afternoon. The weather was amazing and made the experience so much better. Take your time and walk around the property. There’s a lot to see. They also offer tours, which we didn’t have time to do. On the bucket...More

Thank Ashley A
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Tours of the second floor on Wed and Sat--be sure to check ahead of your visit because the second floor is worth a visit. The gift shop is very nice with a wide selection of items. The National Park Service also has a modest gift...More

1  Thank Edward Z
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Visited the Manor for the first time. Must have been spectacular in its time. They have plans for renovating/preserving. They had an artist in residence that chatted w/ visitors about the yarn art - pictures they were creating. The manor houses craft work. A bit...More

Thank Hopzz
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is the Cone Manner - Moses Cone invented denim fabric. Absolutely beautiful grounds and Miles of hiking trails. The best local crafts you will find any where in the area.

Thank Karen M
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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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