With a stone staircase in the entry hall, colorful gardens, chestnut paneling, and High Country–style chestnut-bark siding, it's no wonder that this manor-style house in the heart of Blowing Rock gets many return guests. A high attention to detail is evident in the European and American antiques blended with contemporary art. All rooms have fireplaces, and some have private balconies. A two-night minimum is required on weekends. The Best Cellar restaurant is excellent
though pricey, with entrées from around $30 to $45.