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Tips for America's Favorite Scenic Drive: The Blue Ridge Parkway

Nestled in the Appalachian Highlands are the breathtaking views of America’s Favorite Scenic Drive. The Blue Ridge Parkway is considerably one of the most strikingly beautiful drives you could experience in the United States, with 469 miles of meandering road connecting the Shenandoah National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Blue Ridge Parkway is infamous for its picturesque landscapes and an abundance of activities and points of interest embellishing the already enjoyable drive and calling for a stop along the way.

With over 20 million visitors yearly, twice the number of visitors as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone combined, The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most visited single units in the U.S. National Parks System and features everything that a true explorer’s heart desires: stunning views, breathtaking waterfalls, charming small towns, campgrounds, hiking trails, wineries, and idyllic log cabins that make the exploration of this ribbon of the road a must-add to your bucket list.

Located just 12 miles from The Blue Ridge Parkway, High Rock Rentals is the ideal cabin resort for exploring its natural wonders. Luckily for our guests, the years of getting lost in the beauty of the area have made us quite the experts on all things Blue Ridge Parkway and with that in mind, we would love to share with you our favorite tips on how to make this journey the grandest of all travels. Here are our favorite features of this iconic ribbon of road.

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway

As if the stunning views of the red hues of leaves and greenery of pines in the fall or the yellows and pinks of blooming flowers in the spring were not enough of a motivation to explore this natural wonder of a road, the Blue Ridge Parkway features quite a few characteristics that make it the ultimate experience for visitors.

Stone Tunnels Nestled into The Road

Perhaps the most charming feature of this already pleasing drive is the 26 tunnels nestled into the road, creating a fairy-tale-like ambiance that makes for a romantic drive.

Hiking Haven

The Blue Ridge Parkway is an ideal destination for hike enthusiasts. Both big and small, easy and complex routes, there is something for everyone. With a varying elevation from a mere 649 ft. to a daring 6,047 feet at Richland Balsam, even the most adventurous of the thrill-seekers will find a route to suit their likes.

Photographer’s Playground

Righteously known as America’s Most Scenic Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway features an abundance of stunning views ready to be captured. The most reminiscent of those tend to be the Linn Cove Viaduct and the James River. Two very distinctive locations showcase the crème de la crème of the Parkway whose views capture the hearts of all that lay their eyes on them.

The Largest House in America

Located nowhere other than within the most beautiful landscapes in all of the United States lies the largest house in America. The Biltmore Estate is a castle-like estate built for royalty with its grand windows overlooking the greenery of the gardens as the sound of the fountains fills the air transporting you to a dreamland of your imagination.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is not a highway nor a simple drive, it is an experience that earned the status of America’s Most Scenic Drive. To explore all of the wonders of its beauty you need to get lost in its charm. Staying at High Rock Rental Cabins will allow you to journey through the majestic National Park and afterward retreat to the comfort and luxury of a cabin nestled into the serene landscapes of the Blue Ridge mountains. For more guidance on how to make the most out of your trip to the area, bookmark our blog for recommendations and tips from the locals.


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