Things to Do
Be sure to enjoy some local attractions in the area while you are here.
Mountain Magnolia Inn - An unforgettable dining experience in Hot Springs. They are committed to using locally grown foods as much as possible and Executive Chef, Zeb McDermott, makes everything they serve from scratch. We are certain you will find both their presentation and taste to be exceptional. (828) 622-3543
Smoky Mountain Diner - Country, home cooked food at it's very best. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served only 5 minutes from your cabin at Smoky Mountain Diner. Their friendly staff, small town atmosphere and delicious food will have you returning for more before you leave town! (828) 622-7571
C&H Fishing Supplies - Before heading to the river, or to one of the nearby trout streams, make sure you stop by C&H Fishing Supply and Bait shop for all of your fishing gear, bait and license. In NC, anglers must have appropriate license to fish and these may be purchased here. State fishing license are required for all fisherman 16 years old and up. All rules and regulations are available at C&H and they are located only about 10 minutes away from your cabin at 257 Mountain Heights Avenue. You may also give them a call at (828) 622-3205.
Hot Springs Rafting Company - Hot Springs Rafting Company is a family owned company dedicated to custom, personal trips, and giving you the exact river experience you are looking for. You will benefit from top quality equipment, including self bailing rafts, and everything else you might need for the perfect trip. If you're ready to get out, get wet, and enjoy the natural beauty, and maybe even the challenging white rapids flowing through the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, Hot Springs Rafting Company has you covered! For more information visit their website or contact Rodney at (843) 319-4586.
Max Patch - A beautiful 45 minute drive from your cabin on the North Carolina/Tennessee border and over 4600 feet in elevation, Max Patch Mountain is a must see! From the Max Patch parking area, a short hike will have you atop the breathtaking bald with 360 degree views. The Appalachian Trail crosses the bald and there are other short trails along the ridge. Be sure to take along a picnic and your camera, or even catch the sunset or sunrise!
Bluff Mountain Outfitters - Located in the heart of Hot Springs and along the AT, Bluff Mountain Outfitters offers gear and clothing for outdoor sports, camping and hiking. They also offer a shuttle service to and from different hiking trails in the area. Be sure to visit their store while you are staying with us and chat with some of the many AT hikers that frequent the store. For more information you may visit their site or give them a call at (828) 622-7162.
Hot Springs Spa - Only 3 miles from your cabin, the natural hot mineral water spas are famous for their mineral content and legendary healing powers. Be sure to pack a swim suit and visit their website for reservations or give them a call at (828) 622-7676.
ArtiSun Gallery and Marketplace - Located downtown on 16 Andrews Ave, ArtiSun is home to many unique, extremely talented artists. When you walk through their doors, you instantly will recognize the individual talent of each vendor that makes up the essence of the gallery. You may also grab a cup of coffee or a bottle of wine while there as well. Give them a call at (828) 622-3573 for more information.
Gentry Hardware, in downtown Hot Springs, is family-owned and a real "old-timey" hardware store. Since 1946 they have been providing goods and services to the community. Inside you will find general hardware, housewares, fishing, camping, garden supplies, a large selection of knives, tools, plumbing and electric supplies. Their services include key cutting, chainsaw sharpening, glass cutting and more. Stop by and see them at 123 Bridge Street (828) 622-3761.
Navitat Canopy Adventure - 45 Minutes away, go for a tree-based zipline adventure! Their mountaintop, wilderness setting is unprecedented and nowhere else will you find ziplines this long and this high. (828) 626-3700
Historic Paint Rock - Located just up the road from the cabins, you will find historic Paint Rock. It has been recognized to be North Carolina's best known example of an American Indian pictograph and they are believed to have been created about 5,000 years ago.
NOC - A short 20 minute drive from the cabins is the Nantahala Outdoor Center. The center's French Broad rafting trips, will have you exploring the third-oldest river in the world, located deep in the Pisgah National Forest. (828) 785-4844
Bilmore - In 45 minutes, you can experience "America's Largest Home" with an 8,000 acre back yard. Construction on this home began in 1889 and was completed in 1895 and was the home George Vanderbilt. Complete with 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces. (800) 411-3812