cabins are centrally located to many wonderful attractions.
We are 5 minutes from Lake Lure; 30 minutes from
Asheville and 30 minutes from Hendersonville.
Chimney Rock Park-
1000 acre privately owned park with hiking trails, 404'
vertical drop waterfall and picnic areas.
Hwy 64/74, Chimney Rock NC / 625-9611
A quaint mountain village with gift shops, restaurants, a
general store, river front park and a river walk.
Lake Lure Marina
-rent boats or canoes. 1 mile away. Hwy 64/74 , Lake Lure, 625-1373
Lake Lure Tours-
boat tours of Lake Lure.
1 mile away. Hwy 64/74, Lake
Lure, NC 625-0077
Beach at Lake Lure-
Water park and beach.
1 mile away. Hwy 64/74 , Lake Lure, NC 625-8877
Golf– 4 courses
Apple Valley Golf Course, Lake Lure Golf
and Beach Resort (828)625-2888;
Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course, Hwy
64/74A, Lake Lure (828)625-4472;
Bald Mountain Golf Course, Lake Lure Golf
and Beach Resort , (800)260-1140;
Broadmoor Golf Links, Hwy 26 Asheville-
30 minutes away (866)578-5874.
A geological wonder- 3 pools with waterfalls - hiking trial and
picnic area- very serene. off
Hwy 64/74, 1 mile
Lure, NC - behind Arcade Building. 625-4275
Lake Lure Municipal Park–
picnic tables, fishing, tennis courts, ball field, basket ball
court, grills, trails around the lake. Hwy 64/74,
Lake Lure, NC
Horseback Riding- Cedar
Creek Riding Stables- 20 minutes away, 542 Cedar Creek Rd, Lake Lure,
Chimney Rock Adventure Golf-
Mini golf- Main St, Chimney Rock, NC
White Water Raft Trips–
white water rafting trips- Walnut Lane, Lake Lure 625-9111
Tube Rentals- River
Creek Campground- 10 miles east of Lake Lure- 625-1990
Blue Ridge Parkway-
entrance is 30 minutes away– take hwy 74 west towards Asheville.
(milepost 380.1) - Mountain Crafts of the Southern
guild is 35 minutes away- just after you get on the parkway from
(milepost 364.6) is
1 hour away where you can see the spectacular
showplace of Catabwa Rhodedenron in full bloom in June
and July- hiking trails/ picnic
Mitchell State Park
(milepost 355) - the highest peak in the eastern U.S. is 1 ½
hours away- a spectacular view- can be reached via the parkway
or via sr 128. Beware-
it is much cooler on Mt. Mitchell- bring warm clothing!
Great Smokey Mountain National Park-
Oconaluftee Visitors Center / entrance is 1 hour 45 min. away,
Hwy 441, Cherokee, NC-(865) 436-1200.
Biltmore Estate- America’s largest home; George
estate, gardens and winery; 8000 acres and 250 rooms; US 40,
exit 50 , US 25N in
Asheville-35 minutes away. 1-800-624-1575
Biltmore Village -Built
in the late 1890's near the Biltmore estate - many shops,
galleries and fine restaurants-30 minutes away - US 40, exit 50
, US 25N in
Asheville- 35 minutes away.
NC Nature Center- See wolves, cougars, bob cats, owls and
many other animals of Western North Carolina.
The center features an educational farm, petting area,
trails and an early 1800's
log cabin, .Gashes
Creek Rd, Asheville (828) 298-5600.
Farm- a 19th
Century Tobacco Farm, 10 buildings, 2 trails and museum of
farming - 35 minutes away; (off hwy 191) 3346 Haywood Rd- 4
miles north of downtown Hendersonville (828)891-6585.
Rock Playhouse-NC State Theater in Flat Rock- 30 minutes
away -2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC - (828)693-4178
Sandburg Home and Farm-
home of Pulizer prize winning author/poet- 30 minutes away--off
Hwy 25 in Flat Rock (828)693-4178
Rock- Pisgah National
Forest -60 foot natural, smooth rock waterslide (lifeguard on
duty) -off US 276- 1 hour away-(828)877-3265.
Pisgah National Forest- 60 foot waterfall-off US 276 - 1 hour
Beautiful waterfalls in 7600 acres of forest land- hiking
trails- 1 hour away- take SR 64 through Hendersonville -south on
Kanuga Road to Dupont Rd (800)624-1575.
Earth Science Museum-
Museum of minerals, fossils, gems, and crystals; featuring a
2404 carat opal boulder and 220 carat cut topaz-
35 minutes away- 2 Pack Square, Asheville, NC (704)254-7162.
Mountain- The town of Black Mountain has a charming historic
district on Cherry Street offering lovely shops, galleries,
antique stores, an old time general store,
and cafes- a highly recommended place to spend an
afternoon- only 30 minutes away -Hwy 64 East to Hwy 9 North,
left at the Town Hardware General Store, left on Cherry.
River Gems and Mining Co.
- gemstones, jewelry and gem mining- hwy 64/74- 9 miles east of
Lake Lure (828)286-1220.
an authentic mine on the Broad river- 45 minutes away- 74 east to
Rtherfordton to hwy 221 (Between marion and Rutherfordton).
Art Museum- features outstanding exhibitions and a unique
permanent collection of 20 and 21st Century American
Art, including works of Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, George
Inness and Louise Nevelson-
2 South Pack Place, Asheville, (828) 257-4503- 35 minutes
426 Acres of public gardens, nature trials, educational
programs, off Hwy 191 , 100 Frederick Law Olmstead Way,
Asheville; near milepost 393- 30 minutes away-(828)665-2492.
NC Air Museum-
features aircraft dating back to the 1930s- Adjacent to
Hendersonville Airport, open Mar - Oct, off US 176 (Spartanburg
Hwy) on Brooklyn Avenue- 35 minutes away
and Home- Birthplace
and home of Civil War officer and NC Governor- Log Cabins with
period furnishings. Off Blue Ridge Parkway-exit between mile
post 375 and 376 ; 911 Reems Creek Rd, - 40 minutes away-
Weaverville, NC (704)645-6706.
Appalachian Radio Museum-
Educational and historical museum of radios, in the Elm Building
at AB Technical Community College- off Victoria Rd in Asheville-
35 minutes away
North Carolina’s Largest Flea Market, - 30 minutes away, Hwy
26 W to Fletcher, NC
Land Theme Park-
features Santa’s village with Christmas themed amusement
rides, magic shows, children can pet baby bears, baby tigers and
reindeer; other animals are on display such as cougars and
monkeys ; open May -Oct. Cherokee NC- 1.5 hours away
Railroad- theme park with amusement rides, train ride, live
entertainment, shops, restaurants, gem mining and deer park.
During Halloween, you can ride the popular “ghost
train”. Hwy 321, Blowing Rock- 1.6 hours away (800)526-5740
of Forestry- The birthplace of Forestry in America- (the
first Forestry School in America) -offers guided nature hikes,
educational programs, historic cabins, a 1915 logging
locomotive, and hands on exhibits-
near sliding rock and looking glass falls on Hwy 276--45
Non residents may obtain a North Carolina license for 1 day or 3
days –the licenses may be ordered online from the NC
Wildlife Commission or obtained at the Lake Lure Marina.
The NC Wildlife Commission has designated several
game lands nearby the cabin. The Green River Game land is located
30 minutes away. Game lands
may also be found in the Pisgah National Forest and the Dupont
State Forest which are approximately 1 hour away. Hunting for
deer, turkey, and small game is permitted– see the NC
Wildlife Commission website for maps,
seasons, regulations and licensing requirements.
Also check these other hunting links for information: polkcountywildlife.com;
ncwildlife.org; dupontforest.com; biggamehunt.net
ADVENTURES AND HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES:
VALLEY- Just west of Chimney Rock village is what is known
as the “Apple Valley”, home to numerous produce markets and
apple orchards which offer production tours, apple picking,
wagon rides, hayrides, gift shops, fresh cider and during
autumn, many of the orchards offer activities for children.
These groves produce more apples than any other region in
North Carolina and many of them can be found on SR 64
in Edneyville and
Hendersonville (within 20 minutes from the cabin) .
The valley on SR 64 (on the way to Hendersonville) is a
scenic, unique drive with lots of roadside markets, pumpkins and
DRIVES / FALL
FOLIAGE- Nearby Scenic Drives include the Blue
Ridge Parkway; SR 64/74 NC Scenic By-way between Lake Lure and
Hendersonville; Hwy 64 between Hendersonville
and through Brevard; Hwy 9N to Black Mountain
The Apple festival is held on Main Street in historic downtown
Hendersonville-usually held on Labor Day week-end, kicking off
the harvest season.
Week-end in Lake
Lure- Arts, crafts, music and games at the Arcade Building
across from the beach- held in mid-October–1 mile away --call
for dates and times- (828)625-2299
Lure Haunted Halloween and Boat ride-
Haunted boat tours at night on Lake Lure during Halloween
season--not to be missed! 1 mile away. (877)386-4255
or Treat in Chimney Rock Village–
Business owners offer trick or treating -children and business
owners alike dress up for Halloween. Check with local news or
local businesses for date and time (usually Oct 31).
Ridge Corn Maze- July - Oct Corn Maze which becomes the
popular “Haunted Corn
Maze” near Halloween - take Hwy 64 E ; pass downtown
Hendersonville , travel through country a distance to Penrose
tri intersection, take a left
on Crab Creek Rd, Rt on Everette Rd.
Follow signs- 50 minutes away.
Wolf Howl at WNC Nature Center-
Presentation and exhibit of the red and grey wolves of western
North Carolina- usually held in Mid October in the evenings.
Gashes Creek Rd. Asheville- take SR 74–follow signs-- check
website or call for dates and times-(828)298-5600
offers Apple production and packing tours- see how apples are
packed, picked and sorted (October only- call for dates)
Bearwallow Rd, Hendersonville (828)685-8349.
Top Orchard- A wonderful place to visit during harvest
season with a beautiful view at 3000 feet..
This apple orchard offers
tours, barnyard animals, hayrides, trails and you pick
your own apples - 40 minutes away-Pinnacle Mountain Rd, Flat
Rock, NC - take 26
West, exit 54 (flat rock), 3.2 miles to exit5- at bottom of the
exit turn right- follows signs, left on Pinnacle rd.
Dad’s Apples n Such- U pick orchard, ciders, pumpkins,
catfish lake, llamas and crafts; SR 64,
Pick your own orchard with wagon rides and cider (828)625-8352.
Park’s “Haunted Trail”--
During Halloween time, this recreational public park offers a
Haunted Trial and Children's Carnival-- Hendersonville, off of
SR 64 E- follow signs- 25 minutes away.
Mountain’s Fall by the Tracks-
Cider making, cake walking, BBQ-usually held one day in October-
30 minutes away-Check website or call for date and time -SR 64E
, hwy 9 N (828)667-3842.
English Harvest Fair at the Biltmore- Michaelmas - a
celebration of the harvest with live entertainment, crafts and
exhibitions; check the website or call for information-
1(800)624-1575, US 40, exit 50 , US 25N
in Asheville-35 minutes away.
AND HOLIDAY FUN , SNOW TUBING AND SKI RESORTS:
of these activities are an easy drive or day trip from the
Mountain- Winter snow tubing park with concessions and
indian artifact mining- from downtown Hendersonville, take 25 south
8 blocks to Kanuga Rd, Rt on Kanuga, Rt on Willow Rd, stay on
Willow at Forks, 1.5 mi to Champion Hills-follow
signs–located in Hendersonville-
35 minutes away.
Climbs the Chimney at Chimney Rock Park-
Santa climbs the chimney rock, practicing for Christmas Eve–
check the Chimney Rock Park website or call (800)277-9611for
dates and times.
Noel in Chimney Rock Park-
Hot cider, and holiday mountain music with the hammered
dulcimer. Check the Park website or call for dates.
Lure Christmas Boat Parade and Fireworks-
The boats on Lake Lure light up for this special event in
early December. check website or call for date and time.
Dicken’s Christmas in Biltmore Village- The Biltmore
Village is transformed into a beautiful Victorian Christmas
Village on Friday, Saturday and Sundays in December with
carolers in period costume, concerts and displays. - 30
minutes away-. US 40, exit 50 , US 25N
in Asheville- 35 minutes away.
Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore-
by reservation Asheville, (800)543-2961
in early December, Main Street, Hendersonville (828)692-4169
at Historic Johnson’s Farm-
Historic former tobacco farm decorated for the Holidays; 10
buildings, 2 trails and museum of farming - 35 minutes away;
(off hwy 191) 3346 Haywood Rd- 4 miles north of downtown
Ballet at the Diana Wortham Theater-
Asheville- 35 minutes away- call for dates and
Gingerbread House Display-
over 200 gingerbread masterpieces at The Grove Park Inn,
County Community Arts Center Holiday Show and Sale-
regional artists and craftsmen display their wares during the
first 2 weeks of December- 1 hour away; Brevard, NC
Ski Resort and Tubing World, 4 lifts, off US 19, Maggie
Valley, NC- 1.2 hours away (828)926-0285
Laurel Ski Resort- 2 chairlifts, 1 land lift -
snowboarding and skiing-north of Asheville -off US 26 west,
exit 3, Mars,
Hill, NC- 1.2 hours
Valley Golf and Ski Resort- 2 ski runs, 4350 SR 64,
Sapphire NC - (east of Brevard) 1.5 hours away (828)743-7663.
Mountain Ski Resort- 20 slopes, 5 chair lifts, 3 surface
lifts, Tubing Park, Banner Elk, NC -1.5
hours away (800)784-2768.
Mountain Ski Resort-
15 slopes, 10 lifts, skiing, snow boarding, outdoor skating
rink, Beech Mtn, NC (near Banner Elk) - 2 hours away
Ski Resort- 12 slopes, 2 lifts with
snowboard park, tubing - between Boone and Banner Elk-
1.5 hours away
Ski Mountain- 9 slopes, 5 lifts, snowboarding, ice
skating,- 1.8 hours away; Blowing Rock, (828) 322-2373.
Night in Asheville-
Pack Place-indoor New Year’s Eve celebration, entertainment
and children’s activities (alcohol free) (828)687-1414.
RECOMMENDATIONS: In our opinion, you can easily spend a week
or two taking in the spectacular scenery, boating, hiking and
visiting the local attractions.
However, we recommend the following if you have less
YOU ONLY HAVE ONE DAY:
Chimney Rock Park; The Lake Lure boat tour; Chimney Rock Village and the River
Walk and/or Rocky Broad River
YOU HAVE 2 DAYS: Chimney
Rock Park; The Lake Lure boat tour; Chimney Rock Village and
the River Walk and/or Rocky Broad River;
YOU HAVE 3 DAYS:
Chimney Rock Park;
Chimney Rock Village and the River Walk; The Lake Lure
boat tour; Bottomless Pools; and EITHER spend the day driving
the Blue Ridge Parkway to the destination of Mount Mitchell-
the highest peak in the eastern US and return via the highway-
stopping points on this route include the WNC handicraft
guild, Craggy Gardens (which has a trail) and Mount Mitchell
State Park OR go to the Biltmore Estate and Village for the
day (depending on your interests and finances- the Biltmore
costs about $40 per person).
YOU HAVE MORE THAN 3 DAYS:
Take a day trip to the Smokey Mountain National Park or hike
in Dupont State Forest (easy to moderate) where there are
numerous waterfalls ; or spend the afternoon in the Pisgah
National Forest at sliding rock, looking glass falls and the
corn maze; see the animals at the WNC Nature Center and/or
visit charming Black Mountain and/or the downtown Asheville
attractions; mine for gold at the Thermal Mine or just RELAX
by the river or lake and throw in a line.
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