Sapphire, North Carolina Hotel near Blue Ridge Parkway -Treat yourself to a top-notch lodging experience at the Hampton Inn & Suites Cashiers/Sapphire Valley. Our Sapphire, North Carolina resort hotel invites family vacationers and business travelers to enjoy stylish guestrooms, friendly service, and distinctive amenities. A convenient location puts visitors within close proximity of many popular attractions, including the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina -As you travel the stunningly beautiful North Carolina portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway, you'll encounter an array of lively communities bursting with history and culture, incredible flora and fauna, and such popular spots as Linville Falls, the Cradle of Forestry, and Rocky Knob and Mabry Mill, a very popular photo-op stop.
There are also many fine parks, including Doughton Park, Moses H. Cone Park, and Julian Price Memorial Park, which offer a myriad of recreational opportunities. Take a break from driving and stop in Asheville, North Carolina, the headquarters of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Explore the homes of renowned writers like Carl Sandburg, Thomas Wolfe, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. For more information, visit www.blueridgeparkway.org/v.php?pg=69
Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking -While driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway provides spectacular views of Southern Appalachia, there are also many gorgeous sights to see along the many North Carolina hiking trails. Discover everything from blue-misted mountains and cascading waterfalls to rolling pastures and wildflower-covered gorges. These trails, which make their way through unique geological formations and historic sites, offer something for hikers of all skill levels. Visit Looking Glass Rock - so named because it reflects light brilliantly when water and ice are on the rock's granite face.
Or take a hike at the Graveyard Field Overlook. Walk the 1/2 mile hile to the Devils Courthouse for a 360 degree view. Visit Mount Pisgah. Once part of the 100,000-acre estate bought in the late 1800s by George W. Vanderbilt, it is the location of the first forestry school in America. For more information, visit www.blueridgeparkway.org/v.php?pg=40