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Area Info & Attractions



Biltmore Estates

Book Your Spring Break Getaway Visit America’s Largest Home® and its 8,000-acre backyard to explore, plus dining, shopping, and outdoor activity options, Biltmore is a perfect spring break destination. Only a 45 minute drive from Chimney Rock it is the perfect day trip into the city and then retreat back to the mountains for peace and quiet.

Burntshirt Vineyard Tasting Room

Wine tasting at the beautiful Burtshirt Vineyard Tasting Room in Chimney Rock. Enjoy sampling seven different wines and take home the keepsake glass all for only $10.00.

Chimney Rock Gem Stone Mine

Come experience the fun and excitement of mining for gems! Located along the banks of the Rocky Broad River in historic Chimney Rock Village, it’s a fun and educational experience for the whole family! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you every step of the way; from discovering to identifying your gemstone finds. All equipment is provided and there is no experience necessary! We guarantee a gem mine find with every bucket so everyone can feel the thrill of prospecting for gems!

Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is a fall color lover’s feast, and a granite beacon for nature lovers––it even seems playfully crisscrossed with spectacular, yet safe, WNC hiking trails. They combine into North Carolina mountain adventures in as near to postcard perfect settings as you’ll find. Peak season hours now in effect opening at 8:30am-5:30pm Admission Cost $17.00

Flat Rock Playhouse

As the state theater of North Carolina, our passion is performing arts and hosting Broadway performances is only the beginning. Our mission is to enrich lives through the art of theater by nurturing talent, inspiring creativity, and encouraging growth.

Lake Lure Beach

The beautiful beach at Lake Lure is only a 5 minute drive from The Broad River Inn. A great place to soak in the sun, build sand castles on the beach and cool off floating in the lake. Enjoy their water park for even more fun.

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public. The Bridge and Gardens are always open, and there’s no admission charge to visit. The vast majority of our gardens are wheelchair accessible.

Lake Lure Tours

Lake Lure Tours offers great ways to relax and unwind. Nothing beats cruising around Lake Lure with our friendly tour guides and enjoying the beautiful scenery. Whether you're interested in just an informative tour or taking a boat out on your own, we're where you want to be.

NC Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is an arboretum and botanical garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, southwest of Asheville, North Carolina near the Blue Ridge Parkway

Sliding Rock

At Sliding Rock each summer, thousands of children and adults slip and slide down this favorite natural mountain waterfall in Pisgah National Forest, near Brevard and Asheville, North Carolina. Sliders patiently line up and wait their turn as one-by-one they ride the chilly water (50-60 degrees!) down the 60-foot flat, sloping boulder. They make a splash in an eight-foot deep pool and swim a few strokes to the shore, get in line, and do it all over again. This natural water slide, located eight miles from Brevard, is fueled by 11,000 gallons of water flowing down the rock each minute. It is extremely popular on hot summer days, so be patient! There are plenty of areas to relax on rocks or watch from observation decks.

Chimney Rock Adventure Golf

Play an adventurous game of mini golf (putt putt golf) on our beautiful, naturally landscaped miniature golf course situated along 300′ of the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock North Carolina. You’ll enjoy the landscaping, sounds of the river, the views of the Blue Ridge mountains and Chimney Rock mountain and as you play 16 holes of challenging mini golf. Situated in the picturesque Chimney Rock Village, this is an adventure the whole family will enjoy.
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