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Flat Top Manor

Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-295-7938
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Very Interesting Place to Visit - Great Trails for a Run

I mostly run from Bass Lake up to the Manor - there are great trails all around there. But the... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
Boone, North Carolina
Worth a stop

Beautiful manor , outstanding view and nice selection of local arts and crafts. Staff is very... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2015
willy m
Chapel Hill, 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%
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Blowing Rock, NC
+1 828-295-7938
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

I mostly run from Bass Lake up to the Manor - there are great trails all around there. But the craft shop inside is also interesting and worth a visit. Nice place just to walk around and enjoy the view as well!

Thank WBWT
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Beautiful manor , outstanding view and nice selection of local arts and crafts. Staff is very helpful. Nice collection from local NC artists ranging from pottery to glass ware , weaving , wood carvings etc.. Well worth a stop even if yo are not interested...More

Thank willy m
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

This historic old home is magnificent. Although today it houses an office/shop for the national park as well as a local craft shop, certain days there are tours of the second floor which are really enlightening. With a little imagination one can envision Moses Cone...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is both a museum, gift shop-all USA made, and a park with lots of room for kids to run. Artisans work on crafts and sometimes the upper floor is open for touring. The home overlooks a large lake with walking trails.

Thank wolfworks
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Wonderful hand made crafts including pottery, fiber art, jewelry and there is usually a craftsperson doing a demonstration. There is a small area that has books and such about the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is also a great hiking trail. The view is amazing, great...More

Thank TeresaTennessee
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Moses cone manor and carriage trails.....a must when visiting the high country. The manor is stately and beautiful. Certain times of the year there are guided tours of the second floor. The carriage trails loop around and through the huge estate. You can hike for...More

Thank Adah L
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Excellent place to see unusual crafts and jewelry. And a spectacular setting high in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Parkway.

Thank MikeinRaleigh
Reviewed 26 August 2015

If you enjoy history, you will like this place. This house and land is a great history, of the rich textile history of North Carolina. This is a beautiful property, with some good areas to walk around and see.

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 26 August 2015

On a misty day, we stopped on the Blue Ridge Parkway and walked down to this old manor. Gorgeous, simply a wonderful example of the period. I would love to live here ! The lower level now houses an art gallery that represents artists from...More

Thank woodlandartist
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Visiting the Moses Cone Manor is great for a variety of reasons. The old house has been well maintained, there are craft people demonstrating their trade all the time, there are lots of things for sale, there are horses available for riding, and trails for...More

Thank Patricia B
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Response from Lois P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on leash.
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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.