"Tranquil evenings and Cool Mountain Breezes," discover the magic of Blowing Rock. For over a century, the village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina has provided a cool mountain retreat for discerning people to enjoy "summer pleasures." Rustic, cedar sided cottages, upscale shops, fine dining, and family entertainment create an ambiance that makes this community the perfect place for that special getaway. Hemlock Inn is centrally located in the village of Blowing Rock where you can be a part of it all. The original structure of this historic Inn was built over an artesian spring regarded to be the beginning of the New River.