Close to our rental, Mount Mitchell is the eastern United States highest mountain.
Experience a wonderful drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Mount Mitchell State
Park. A great place to have a picnic and walk on the surrounding trails.
There are also loads of places to picnic and swim in the Laurel River located in
Hot Springs, NC. You can also walk the seven-mile flat trail along the river. Hot
Springs is about 30 minutes from our rental house. Take 26-east (19/23 south) to
exit 19 toward Marshall. Make right on US-25 N / US-70 W and follow straight to Hot
Springs. You can find the Laurel River trail on the map at the ranger’s station in
This is a very beautiful place to spend the day!!!
The Blue Ridge Parkway
"America's Favorite Drive" winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past
seemingly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures
complement spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys.
The Parkway incorporates several recreation areas, some exceeding 6,000 acres. These
parks within the Parkway have visitor centers, camp grounds, picnic areas, trails
and, in many instances, concessionaire-operated lodges, restaurants, gas stations
and other facilities.
Test your sense of adventure at this popular natural water slide fueled by 11,000
gallons of water a minute! Wear old jeans or shorts for the 150-foot long ride down
slick rock into a six-foot-deep pool of chilled mountain water. And for safety's
sake, there's a life- guard or two watching the fun and aiming to keep it that way.
The park features a lighted ball-field, concession, a basketball court, playground,
tennis courts, picnic shelter, a trail and a restroom. To reserve the picnic shelter
contact Senior Opportunity Center, 828-350-2062.
Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School
Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School is the south’s only AMGA Accredited Guide
Service. They offer rock climbing, ice climbing guiding and rock climbing courses
across North Carolina. A great and exciting way to see the Mountains! FMG also offers
a teen adventure summer camps June through August. We only use American Mountain
Guides Association (AMGA) trained and certified Instructors and Guides. No other
guide service in the Southeastern USA upholds this incredibly high standard. Excellence
in Rock Guiding and Instruction since 1994.
The South’s only AMGA Accredited Guide Service. AMGA Certified Instructors or Guides
on every trip. No experience necessary
Toll Free: 1-888-28-GUIDE (48433)
Curtis Wright Outfitters (10 mins from our rental)
Asheville Drifters, LLC is a professional fly fishing guide service specializing
in float trips on the South Holston, Watauga and French Broad Rivers for trophy trout
and small mouth bass. Asheville North Carolina is our hub, providing us year round
access to some of the best tail waters and freestone rivers in the country. If stalking
wild trout on foot is what one prefers, we also have skilled guides to take anglers
into Pisgah National Forest to fish the smaller streams. Not only do our guides know
where the big fish live, they are also excellent fly casting instructors. We provide
transportation to and from the river, hot-gourmet streamside lunch, drinks, necessary
fishing gear and the fishing trip of a lifetime.