Azalea Garden Inn
793 Main St., Blowing Rock
Azalea Garden Inn lives up to its name with over an acre of manicured gardens. Innkeepers Hank and Jimmie Knoll know the gardens are special and have gone to great lengths to help guests take advantage of the setting by creating a walking path that runs through the garden and placing benches and tables among the kaleidoscope of colorful blooms.
Rooms with one king-sized bed or two double beds ($84–129 d) are simple but comfortable. There is also a log cabin on the property ($135–180) with a cozy loft and a wood-burning fireplace. The inn is open from May through November.
© Jodi Helmer from Moon Charlotte, 1st Edition