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Explore the Views at Howard Knob in Boone, NC

Enjoy a stay in one of our luxurious cabins in Boone, NC and take in the vast views of this quaint mountain town from the comfort of your cabin or from mountain tops such as Howard Knob Park. Boone is home to beautiful destinations, including this grassy knoll and many other trails and overlooks that showcase the unique scenery and stunning views of this unique and welcoming small town! Whether you are local, visiting Boone for the first time or a returning guest, Howard Knob should definitely be added to your travel bucket list.

Overlooking the town of Boone and the gorgeous campus of Appalachian State University, Howard Knob can be easily accessed from Cherry Drive in Boone, and offers picnic tables, trails and overlooks. With its desirable location,  perched atop the High Country at an elevation of 4,396 feet, nearly 1,000 feet (300 m) above the town, the views are incomparable.

The only thing more interesting than the views on display is the rich history of this destination! Howard Knob was named for an early settler to the area, Benjamin Howard, a British loyalist. According to local legend, Howard hid from Whigs on the knoll which was to be named after him.

Gorgeous greenery will surround you this time of year as you take in the sights of the nearby town of Boone and its surrounding areas. The sights and sounds of nature are so peaceful this time of year from this knoll, which make it a must see during your visit!

Boone, NC cabin rentals offer a convenient location to Howard Knob and several other scenic areas of Boone and the nearby towns, such as Blowing Rock and Valle Crucis. Plan a stay in one of our cozy cabins today and take advantage of the convenient locations by exploring the High Country this Spring! With conveniently located and upscale cabins such as Windsong, Apple Cove, Bear Track’ Inn, Soothing Waters, and Bee’s Knees, we are sure to have the right cabin for you and your group! Browse our website for our full selection of cabins in Boone, NC or call us today and our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you plan your spring getaway!




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