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The Story Behind the Name: The Embers
Fire has long been a symbol of transformation, purification, and renewal. When The Embers was still just a twinkle in our eyes, we knew the feeling we wanted this boutique hotel to capture that is unique to Blowing Rock and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s the feeling that nature and all its elements are finally conspiring in your favor, mind, body and soul.

Most of us think of the embers as what remains of a fire when the flames have gone out, but these glowing coals can burn every bit as hot as the fire that created them. And they can be reignited when tended to and given air.

Our guests come to the mountains to be reignited. To be tended to and given air. With stunning vistas, fresh food, medicinal mountain breezes, and a fire that’s always burning, we give our guests — our beloved embers - everything they need to feed their inner flames.

A man enjoying the view top of The Blowing Rock near The Embers Hotel

The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock is a natural wonder that leaves visitors awe inspired.

Steam engine train surrounded by people in Tweetsie Railroad near The Embers Hotel

Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad is an Old West-themed amusement park that is perfect for families with young children. 

Aerial view of a winding road through mountains of Blue Ridge Parkway near The Embers Hotel

Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a scenic drive that winds through the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia.

A woman enjoying wind on top of Grandfather Mountain near The Embers Hotel

Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain stands tall as an iconic landmark, beckoning adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.

A crowd in Appalachian Sky Mountain near The Embers Hotel

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Located in the Blue Ridge region of North Carolina, just a short drive from our hotel, skiers and riders of all abilities are welcome. 

Close-up of a painting at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum near The Embers Hotel

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Discover the beauty of Southern Appalachian art and history at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM). 

Men on a mountain quest in a forest near The Embers Hotel

Mountain Quest

Journey through time and experience the true ninja training on the same latitudinal line as the original Ninja training grounds of Mount Togakure in Japan. 

Close-up of handcrafted copper jewelry display near The Embers Hotel

Art in the Park

Art is all around us Blowing Rock.  

Appalachian Theatre with neon lighting at night near The Embers Hotel

High Country Jazz Festival

Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the best of jazz in Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina from June 9-11.

Serene gazebo at pond in Broyhill Park Gazebo near The Embers Hotel

Monday Night Concert Series

Join Blue Ridge Parkway events Monday evenings for free concerts at the Broyhill Park Gazebo! Featuring talented alumni from the beloved Farmhouse Restaurant, these concerts are sure to warm your heart and soothe your soul.

Boonerang Music & Arts Festival logo used at The Embers Hotel

Boonerang Music & Arts Festival

Experience the Best of Boone, NC at Boonerang Music & Arts Festival and enjoy the town’s rich culture. 

Two people in costumes joyfully leaping into the water near The Embers Hotel

Winterfest 2025

Escape into a winter wonderland at WinterFest in Blowing Rock. This magical event is filled with thrilling experiences and unforgettable moments for the whole family.