We lucked out! It was a busy weekend in Boone and we found the nearby Loft in Lenoir which is a beautiful drive just down the mountain in a lovely small downtown area. The space is large, bed super comfortable and the furniture is much nicer than a hotel. The hard wood floors and the fact that it is a historic brick building downtown made it all the more special. We enjoyed walking the quiet streets and stopping in a restaurant to hear local bluegrass musicians. Although there was a coffee set up in the kitchen area we walked across the street to get coffee and enjoy the local scenery. There was no distracting tv and the internet reception is fine for checking emails. I would definitely stay here again. I am glad we found it!
1900's Historic Brick Building Downtown Lenoir ~ Near Blowing Rock, Hickory