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Flat Top Manor

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Address: Blowing Rock, NC
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This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the...

This 3,600-acre estate, managed by the National Park Service, features the historic mansion that was owned and built by the antebellum aristocrat Moses Cone.

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Moses Cone's Mansion

Good place for a stroll and to tour and older mansion. The history of Moses Cone is very interesting as well as the house he built right before his death. Great local crafts are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Robert A
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good place for a stroll and to tour and older mansion. The history of Moses Cone is very interesting as well as the house he built right before his death. Great local crafts are for sale in the gift shop and the tour is most interesting. There are also miles of walking and horse trails on the property.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, our five month old in a stroller enjoyed and I enjoyed a 2 1/2 mile hike through the trails at the flat top manner The trails are clean well marked and we met quite a few nice people along the way The flat top manners also conveniently located straight off the Blue Ridge Parkway which adds a lot... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is very attractive from a distance, but is always in need of some repair to the exterior. As others noted, there is nothing worth seeing inside except the many crafts that are sold there - all of which are pricey. The grounds are attractive, as well and worth strolling around. VERY crowded during weekends in leaf season in... More 

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The house is a nice old Historic House on a huge Estate with great views of the river. You can sit on the porch and enjoy the views. Like many others throughout the south. Inside was nothing to see but local craft works in dozens of little sections for each person - also similar to what we have seen in... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Nice view of the mountains from the foyer/porch area. It is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway around Milepost 294. It's definitely nice to stop and enjoy the view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

So glad we visited Flat Top Manor. Beautiful views, elegant home. Loved the fact that it is used to feature local artists. Don't pass this up!

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Biloxi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This house and land will take you back in time. Just to stand on the front porch takes your mind back to a different period in history. The house is AMAZING. The view is heavenly. I can't imagine ever living here. I wanted to bring my daughter in law back in her wedding dress just so I could make a... More 

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Thank Carrieberrye
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

While on the Pkwy, we saw the sign and decided to stop and see what this place could be about. While there's not a whole lot going on, there are some lovely views of the surrounding area. The bass pond view was lovely. The house looks a little worse for wear but is still a charming landmark. I wouldn't go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Although I have been coming to the park sense I was little, it had been a long time sense I stopped here to look around.I always tell my kids about this place, because i know i saw a ghost a few times when i was young. It's a nice old house with great views and trails. Although you are not... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Several trails of varying lengths in the area. Pretty lake (Bass Lake), lots of horse-back riding in the area.

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