March is incredible in the High Country, as one can enjoy the activities of every season all in the same month. There is snow in the higher elevations for winter fun, while the rest of the area begins to enjoy spring-like weather. It is entirely possible to ski in the morning and ride horses or shoot clays in the afternoon. The Blue Ridge Parkway provides endless "winter" views, as the leaves do not come out until late April. Along the way, there are several favorite stops to get outside and enjoy time with family. Longer days mean more time outside to walk, hike, bike, fish, play, or do whatever you like in the great outdoors. Be sure to check out why it is so important to get kids outside regardless of the weather.

And, behind the scenes, we are busy updating Chetola Lodge's 2nd floor and completely renovating the 3rd floor. We are building a new fitness center and working on a new retail shop and coffee bar- stay tuned for more details coming soon! Our culinary team is working on a new menu for the season, and has even allowed us into their recipe vault to be able to share Matt River's Shepherd's Pie. Yum!

If you are looking for a fun, safe, and stunningly beautiful getaway, Blowing Rock is a great choice.