I was so glad that we did not stay in the many "inns" in Blowing Rock which are actually motels. We stayed for 3 nights in a private condo for $105/night with 100 mile views of cascading mountian ranges. It was just 2 miles form Main St. We were glued to the spacious deck, because it was so amazing that it is hard to describe. We booked through www.blueridgerentals.com and stayed at "Southern Exposure #8". After seeing the location of all the other hotels and "inns", I can't believe how mcuh better how accomodation was!