206 Mitchelle Dr.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 693-8800
Fax: (828) 697-6665
Hendersonville was incorporated as a city in 1847. Nestled near the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is also known as the "City of Four Seasons." It offers a myriad of outdoor opportunities like hiking, mountaineering, fishing, camping, horse riding and biking. The Main Street and Historic Downtown are the main tourist attractions. Some of the interesting sites to visit are Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Henderson County Heritage Museum, Historic Henderson County Courthouse, Mineral and Lapidary Museum, The Henderson County Curb Market, The Western North Carolina Air Museum, Jump Off Rock, Bullington Gardens and Mountain Gateway Museum. It is also home to the annual street festival, North Carolina Apple Festival. Check out wineries like Burntshirt Vineyards and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard as well as breweries such as Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Southern Appalachian Brewery.
A National Historic Site, this 264-acre working farm was the estate of Carl Sandburg, a nationally renowned American poet, historian author and lecturer. The house contains his collection of 10,000 books, papers, and notes and the estate features numerous hiking trails and a functional goat barn. Daily tours are available.
A managed forest designed to promote better understanding of the ecology of forests through exhibits, audio stations, well-marked hiking trails, signs, and ranger-conducted classes. The forest is open from mid-March to late November and includes a spacious picnic shelter with grills, picnic sites with tables, and walk-in tent sites.
A great example of a late 19th and early 20th century farm, the entire structure of this farm was handmade from bricks that were fired on site from French Broad River. Outbuildings on the property include the elegant mud home, smokehouse, a granary, a blacksmith shop, a cottage, a barn, and a boarding house.
The historic North Carolina home is the legacy of Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg. Sandburg authored his writings in the solitude of these Connemara Farms, while his wife, Lilian raised her dairy goats on the pastures. Today, the Sandburg residence and goat barns are open to visitors.
Take an easy walk on a well marked path with a hand rail behind this 75 foot curtain of rushing water that is located on the Cullasaja River, named after the Cherokee word for sugar water.
Church of the Transfiguration is a lovely structure built with the Carpenter Gothic style of architecture. It was erected in 1889 and is spread across an area of 1.7 acres (0.69 hectare). The classy white exteriors with the serene interiors look magnificent and are sure to take you back into time. The structure has been preserved exceptionally well. Services and other religious ceremonies are held in the church till date.
Chimney Rock Park is an American heritage site and a popular destination for nature-lovers, who may recognize some of the landscape from scenes in the movie The Last of the Mohicans (1992). This 1000 acre park with its hiking trails, magnificent hill-top views and a 404-foot (123-meter) waterfall makes any trip an unforgettable experience. Some of the finest attractions are the 315 foot Chimney Hill with its 75-mile (121-kilometer) panoramic view, the Hickory Nut Falls, the Opera Box and the several caves. The top of Chimney Rock itself is accessible by stairways and bridges, as well as a 26-story elevator that was built directly inside the mountain. The admission fees are USD14 for adults, USD6 for children (6-15 years) and children under 6 years are admitted at no charge. There are also discounts for groups of 20 or more; see website for more information.
Tryon is located less than an hour away from Asheville and if you're in the area, you'll want to see what this tiny town is up to these days. Tryon usually hosts a plethora of recreational and cultural activities. From equestrian and trade shows to concerts, festivals and theater productions, this tiny town packs an entertainment-filled punch. The Tryon Fine Arts Center can be found here.
Imladris Farm is a small, family owned farm focusing on sustainable agriculture and quality products. Concentrating on the environment and early, simple methods, Imladris Farm is an inspiring destination. For seven generations the Marlowe family has been present on the land. Visiting will prove to be a personalized experience. Always operating and available for appointments,proprietors Wendy and Walter are enthusiastic to share their way of living.
Antler Hill Village and Winery sits on the highly-acclaimed property of Biltmore Estate. There's the Outdoor Adventure Center where visitors who want to see the Biltmore Estate and the Appalachian Mountains from a different perspective can find tours ranging from ride-along Land Rover expeditions to horseback riding tours. A wide-range of outdoor classes are also held here including clay pigeon shooting courses and a fly-fishing school. Whether you're looking for something light or more substantive there are a number of different restaurants located here including Cedric's Tavern for pub fare or the Arbor Grill for a casual meal.
The Pisgah National Forest is an oasis in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina known for its lush greenery and waterfalls. Many come to this forest for hiking and backpacking along the beautiful trails.