Moses Cone Park

lodging near Moses Cone ParkIf you are looking for cabin rentals and lodging near Moses Cone Park, you’ve come to the right place!

2.5 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which cuts through the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and into Virginia, runs through the park famously known as Moses Cone, a memorial that houses many original buildings and other attractions that show the local history as well as teaches visitors about the way of life during the turn of the century.

The park includes a craft center at the estate where you can see and learn about many of the native Appalachian crafts, a family cemetery, carriage barn and trails for hiking and riding, picnic areas for families and groups to enjoy eating and relaxation, and the largest campground along the Blue Ridge Parkway. In addition, there are multiple nature walks and hiking trails throughout the surrounding forests for you and friends or family to explore the area.

One of the most visited attractions of the park is Flat Top Manor and its grounds, which includes the Craftsman’s Trail. This is a twenty minute walking loop that takes those who travel its path through white oaks, red maples, gorgeous magnolia trees, black cherry, and tulip poplar, showing a wide variety of trees native to the area and the majestic quality of the park that Moses H. Cone intended upon constructing the manor and the surrounding grounds. Tours of the manor are jaw-dropping and stun people of all ages with the beautiful craftsmanship of the building and its many incredible elements, like the grand staircase with its elaborate, long, curving banister formed from an impressive singular piece of cherry wood. Another part of the manor that you can visit is the craft shop operated by the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, and showcases numerous local pieces and native arts.

It’s hard to believe that a place of such elegance and history can be a mere fifteen minute drive from your Banner Elk cabin rental. It is sure to impress everyone in your group and leave you with a new appreciation for the area and the craftsmanship of the early 1900s. After you explore the many trails, the extravagant manor, and the rest of the grounds, you can easily stop on the way back to your cabin at one of the many nearby local restaurants, and then retire back to your comfortable mountain getaway feeling rejuvenated and revitalized with new knowledge of the history and one of the many mysteries hidden within the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Check out our availability and come stay with us and enjoy the great walks and trails around Moses Cone Memorial Park.