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91st Annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

Blowing Rock NC Hotel | Meadowbrook Inn & Suites | Horse Show Package
Blowing Rock NC Hotel | Meadowbrook Inn & Suites | Horse Show Package
Come and experience the 91st annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show!  The Meadowbrook Inn has rooms available to book now.   We have the perfect accommodations for your stay during the Horse Show, just a five-minute drive from all the action.  We offer single rooms or adjoining suites. You’ll also enjoy our complimentary breakfast, free high-speed Wi-Fi, and our indoor pool and fitness center.  If you’d like to explore restaurants, bars, and shopping in downtown Blowing Rock, we’re only one block away!

There are numerous events to enjoy in both the Saddlebred and Hunter-Jumper divisions.  Tickets at the gate for spectators are only $10 each day. You can choose to view them from the grandstand or closer up at the rail near the “in gate”.  You’ll also have access to a unique collection of vendors and concessions nearby.  Your ticket provides all day admittance; you may come and go as you please. If you’re interested in reserved box seats, please contact the Horse Show for availability.

You can find complete details regarding dates and times of the shows here: Hunter-Jumper and Saddlebred.

Exhibitors and spectators alike are all welcome to enjoy this highlight of Blowing Rock’s summer season.  We hope to see you there. Don’t forget to book your hotel room at the Meadowbrook Inn.  You can find more information about the hotel here.  We look forward to your upcoming visit.

Amazing Wedding Events at Meadowbrook Inn & Suites

free consultation & property tour

MEET WITH AN EVENT SPECIALIST, and tell them about your wedding ideas, plans, and dreams. Tour event spaces and guest rooms. Receive your complimentary Wedding Planning Kit, and learn about possibilities when you book your event at Meadowbrook.

anniversary celebration and stay

NEVER LET A YEAR GO BY without honoring the great love that brought you to the commitment and fulfillment of marriage. Celebrate big anniversaries in a big way—with friends, family, and decades of memories! Dine, dance, toast, tear up, and laugh over the sweetness of a long life together. But if you’re just beginning to build that married life and want to take a little time for just the two of you, come to the Meadowbrook Inn for a stay. Four-poster bed, fireplace, whirlpool tub, or private pool…make it a special room! Add a Romance Package, champagne or wine, her special flowers, or an anniversary cake.

ceremony & ceremony rehearsal

MEADOWBROOK INN HAS LOVELY INDOOR and outdoor ceremony spaces for weddings small to large. Many couples book a back-up ceremony room while planning an outdoor ceremony.

commitment ceremony

IF A TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE IS TOO TRADITIONAL, plan an amazing commitment ceremony! Bless your relationship, and celebrate love with friends and relatives. Make it a huge bash or a small and intimate event. Exchange vows, strengthen the bonds in a newly blended family, or re-celebrate your wedding held in another state. Make it personal and just right for you.

dressing room

SPACE TO APPLY MAKEUP, style hair, and to carefully put on the dresses. A plate of sandwiches, bottled water (hydrate!). A heart-felt champagne toast. A place for family and well-wishers to drop by, a moment for prayer, and time for joyful tears. A beautiful background for photographs.

engagement party

INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY, and announce your engagement! Choose a theme, deck out the event space, and get to know each other’s friends and relatives in a relaxed setting. Let the celebrations begin!

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farewell breakfast or brunch

YOU KNOW IT’S BEEN A GREAT PARTY when your guests are reluctant to leave. Take one more opportunity to be with family and friends in a casual setting. Tell stories, share photos, give hugs all around. Make final speeches, express gratitude, and wish everyone safe travels. If they’re not yet on their honeymoon, an appearance by the Bride & Groom will delight everyone!

guest room arrangements

FOR THE HONEYMOON, for the Wedding Party, for Parents, Family and Friends. Amenities and Entertainment: Free WiFi and Breakfast, Indoor Pool & Fitness Center, ample parking, walk 1 block to downtown, handicap accessible rooms, great location in any weather, easy access for transportation services.

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FOUR-POSTER BED, FIREPLACE, Whirlpool Tub, Private Pool…Meadowbrook Inn has them. Add champagne, flowers, chocolate strawberries, or a Romance Package. We’ll have it ready for your arrival.

menu tasting

ONCE YOU’VE DECIDED ON the types of food and beverage events for your wedding, schedule a fun-filled tasting with your fiancé or family before you select the final menus for your guests. Fees apply.

parents getaway after the wedding

TREAT YOUR PARENTS TO a night or two at the Meadowbrook Inn to wind down, rest, and
enjoy themselves after a whirlwind of wedding events.

planning visits & pre-wedding celebrations

WORK WITH YOUR EVENT SPECIALIST to Get Away With the Girls (Did someone say “bridal shower”?), carve out a (much-needed) Romantic Weekend with your Fiancé, or take a special Mom-and-Daughter Mini-Vacation (filled with fun and splurges). Arrange for a detailed meeting with your event specialist, and meet the Meadowbrook wedding team. Photograph your event spaces, and select guest rooms for your wedding party. Attend appointments with all your wedding service specialists.


AFTER THE CEREMONY, celebrate and have fun! Beautiful event spaces. Meadowbrook Inn serves small, intimate gatherings or parties of up to 350 people. Complete Food and Beverage service, space for music and dancing, cake cutting, toasting and speeches, traditional or unique entrances and exits. Décor time included.

rehearsal dinner

IT IS CUSTOMARY TO INVITE EVERYONE who attends the ceremony rehearsal, plus all out-of-town guests. However, many families offer this traditional meal and party to all their guests as a pre-celebration and a way to welcome everyone before the wedding itself. This dinner can be themed, or it might express the traditions of the Groom’s family. A Groom’s cake is often cut while his family and closest friends toast him and wish him well in his marriage.


MANY COUPLES PREFER THAT their guests not drive after wedding events. Meadowbrook’s facility offers easy pick-up and drop-off points. Book transportation services early. Getaway cars or trucks receive reserved parking.

vow renewal

FEW EVENTS ARE MORE ENDEARING than renewing your vows to each other. Honor the feelings that brought you together and the love you’ve nurtured over time. Plan a sweet and private event, gather a few friends and family members, or invite the whole crew to see you stand by each other once again. Share with them your strength and conviction that a commitment to each other makes your life beautiful in ways you had never imagined, and that your love will last over time.

Posted in Meadowbrook by Lauren Widmaier on March 5, 2014

Snow is on the Way!

Snow at the Meadowbrook Inn


A big snow is coming this afternoon and night, with sunshine predicted for tomorrow afternoon, which means skiing will be perfect tomorrow all the way through Valentine’s and President’s Day weekend. The DOT is diligent about road clearing up here in the mountains, and the TIMS service is a great place to check official road conditions. For more localized road conditions, have a look at Watauga Roads.

The Meadowbrook Inn is 3 miles from Appalachian Ski Mountain, and a 30-45 minute drive from Hawksnest Snow Tubing, Sugar Mountain, and Beech Mountain.

If skiing isn’t your thing, come stay in a Pool Suite or a Fireplace Room (Deluxe King, Executive Suite, VIP Suite, 2BR Suite), enjoy the snow outside, and walk to downtown Blowing Rock.

We offer discounts for groups of 10 or more people, so grab your friends and head up for what promises to be a great winter weekend.

Call us at 828-295-4300 for more information.

Posted in Meadowbrook by Mead McLean on February 12, 2014

Celebrate Winter and Valentine’s Day 2014 in Blowing Rock, NC!

Create the perfect getaway for your love, your friends, your family, or your group!
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with winter Fireworks.
Catch the one-day Valentine’s Stroll—Blowing Rock’s downtown Super Sales on February 15.
Ski, tube, shop and dine, and celebrate winter at the Meadowbrook Inn!

Order floral arrangements to be delivered to the Meadowbrook Inn:

Park Place Florist
828-295-3626 or

Climbing The Walls Too
828-295-9550 (Open through February 15)

Be sure to make your Blowing Rock Valentine’s Day dinner reservations in advance!

Best Cellar (next door) $$$ – 828-295-3466
Bistro Roca (5 blocks) $$ – 828-295-4008
Rowland’s at Westglow Resort (7 min. drive) $$$$ – 828-295-5141
Storie Street Grille (3 blocks) $$ – 828-295-7075
Timberlake’s at Chetola Resort (10 min. drive) $$$ – 828-295-5505


February’s Blowing Rock Events and Activities

Feb 2, 2014
Super Bowl Party
6 pm
Location: Blowing Rock Town Tavern
The 1st annual! Join us for door prizes & giveaways, drink & wing specials, and of course, lots of tvs for enjoying the game! Plus, enter a raffle to win a 42″ LCD flat screen television.
Feb 14, 2014
Valentine’s Day Fireworks
Location: Appalachian Ski Mountain
Join App Ski Mountain for Valentine’s Day and enjoy the region’s only late-night skiing & snowboarding, capped off with a huge Fireworks display at Midnight by the world renowned Zambelli International. ASM will also host a special Valentine’s Ice Skating session from 7-9pm with V-Day decorations, music, a roaring rink side bonfire and special couples photography by Joshua Easterling Photography.
Saturday, Feb 15
Valentine Stroll
10 am – 6 pm
Location: Downtown Blowing Rock
Valentine’s Rocks with a one-day Super Sale in Blowing Rock! Enjoy special offers, one-day sales, and giveaways to kick off the spring season. Come sip, eat, shop, and gather with friends and neighbors as we celebrate Valentine’s Day! Stores open at 10am and the party lasts all day!

Grill on the Hill
11am – 3pm
Location: Appalachian Ski Mountain
Burgers, Dogs and more cooked & served slopeside.

Midnight Blast Session
Ski 5pm – Midnight
Location: Appalachian Ski Mountain

Sunday, Feb 16
Grill on the Hill
11am – 3pm
Location: Appalachian Ski Mountain
Burgers, Dogs and more cooked & served slopeside

S’mores Bonfire Party
7pm – 9pm
Location: Appalachian Ski Mountain
Enjoy a S’mores bonfire party – Free for Night Skaters!

Midnight Blast Session
Ski 5pm – Midnight
Location: Appalachian Ski Mountain

Monday, Feb 17
2-For-1 Ski Tickets Special
Buy One Now / Get One in March! (Good Day or Night)
Location: Appalachian Ski Mountain

Free Junior Ice Skating
With Paid Adult – Limit 4 age 12 and under per family
Location: Appalachian Ski Mountain

Free Family Ski Portrait
10am to 3pm
Location: Appalachian Ski Mountain

Pig Pickin’ and Fixins – Cooked & Served slopeside
11am – 3pm
Location: Appalachian Ski Mountain

Feb 22, 2014
Mardi Gras in the Mountains
7 – 10 pm
Location: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
828-295-9099 x 3001
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum at BRAHM’s masquerade. Enjoy Dixieland jazz provided by the Southern Fried Jazz Band, a Cajun dinner, and lots of fun! Wear your best mask! Tickets are $50/person and proceeds benefit the Museum. Please reserve tickets by calling 828-295-9099 x 3001.
Feb 25, 2014
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
8 pm
Location: Schaefer Center, Boone
(800) 841-2787
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has celebrated 40 years of making internationally renowned music while reinventing the way the world thinks about musical collaboration, education and outreach. Please reserve tickets by calling 828-295-9099 x 3001.
Posted in Meadowbrook by Lauren Widmaier on January 31, 2014

Christmas Time in Blowing Rock, NC

Meadowbrook Inn | Blowing Rock NC Hotel | Winter Christmas Tree Package


Travel to Blowing Rock this season to experience the spirit of the Holiday Season. The streets of our wonderful town are beautifully decorated and radiate that warm, small town feeling the moment visitors drive in. The local shops boast numerous gifts perfect for those special people in your life. There’s even a Christmas store open year round right off Main Street.



Still need to get your Christmas Tree? Book the Meadowbrook Inn & Suites’ Christmas Tree Package  and receive Cocoa and Cookies on arrival and a voucher for up to a 7’ tree from Circle C Tree Farms (They will cut and net your tree). The Blowing Rock area is also home to many winter attractions and events. Check out the Winter Travel section of our website to learn more about local ski resorts, winter group travel, local shops, restaurants and attractions open in the winter and more!

After a long eventful day of exploring the area, retreat back to your room at the Meadowbrook Inn & Suites and settle in next to the fireplace or relax in the whirlpool  tub to warm up. The hotel also has an indoor pool and hot tub allowing you to continue the fun after your winter adventures. The hotel also offers a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free high speed wireless internet, fitness center and much more.

Please call 800-456-5456 or Click Here to book your reservation.

Happy Holiday’s from all of us at the Meadowbrook Inn & Suites.

Posted in Meadowbrook by dpressly on December 18, 2013

The Mountain Thanksgiving Celebration with Live Music at the Meadowbrook Inn

Turkey Dinner Photo iStock_000004540064Medium The Mountain Thanksgiving Celebration returns to the Meadowbrook Inn again this year. The casual atmosphere, Live Music, and warmth of our stone fireplace provide a great way to relax and enjoy the holiday with your family. We’ll do all the cooking and cleanup so you can focus on what’s truly important during the holidays—quality time with the people you love. (more…)

Posted in Meadowbrook by Mead McLean on October 27, 2013

Christmas Tree Package

The holidays are full of traditions and one that has always been treasured amongst locals and visitors of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the selecting and cutting of your own tree. We invite you to join us this holiday season to create a memorable experience with your family and loved ones with our very special Christmas Tree Package.

Package features:

  • Accommodations for one night
  • Hot cocoa, two mugs and cookies delivered to your room
  • Voucher for up to a 7’ tree from Circle C Tree Farms (they will cut and net your tree)
  • Complimentary hot breakfast
Posted in Meadowbrook by dpressly on October 25, 2013

The DIY Bride: Do’s and Disasters


Article by Vicky McLean, General Manager at the Meadowbrook Inn

Are you a DIY Bride? If you’re creative, energetic, motivated, and want to save money, you may be a “Do It Yourself” bride. But don’t try to do it all—this can make even the most determined bride crumble on her wedding day! At the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock, NC we do more than fifty wedding events each year. From our experience, here’s what to consider in achieving a balance between “Do It Yourself” and “Take Care of Yourself” on one of the most special days of your life.


Posted in Meadowbrook by Calendar on October 11, 2013

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