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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
SmurfySmurfette80
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Maryville, Tennessee
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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
AVLwriter
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Asheville, NC
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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.
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Blowing Rock, NC
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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

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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.

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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...

2  Thank CAMERICA D
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
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Response from Lois P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on leash.
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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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