Textile magnate Moses H. Cone built this summer retreat with his wife, Bertha, at the turn of the 20th century, now it's listed on the Register of Historic Places, to the National Park Service. Visit the estate for the perfectly curated and winding carriage trails, historic manor. Historic site located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 3,600 acres of forests, meadows and wildflowers. bass and trout lakes. 26 miles of carriage roads for walking/horseback riding. Ranger-led tours of house offered seasonally on weekends.

And don't miss a memorable stop at the Southern Highland Craft Center, located at Flat Top Manor! High-quality, handmade crafts made by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild are for sale. Items include pottery, wood works, quilting and textiles, jewelry, glass, toys, and more.