The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Chimney Rock

(Including nearby Bat Cave & Gerton)

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Chimney Rock Village NC

Rocky Broad River, photography by Michael Shake   Chimney Rock from below   Chimney Rock, pen and ink drawing by Lee James Pantas   Lake Lure and Chimney Rock NC   Looking northeast from Chimney Rock towards Hickory Nut Gap

Chimney Rock, North Carolina

Located just south of Asheville, the Village of Chimney Rock NC sits at the base of the famous Chimney Rock and along the Rocky Broad River. Primarily catering to tourists who are visiting the Rock and nearby Lake Lure, the Village is a convenient stopping spot for lunch or some souvenir shopping. A number of restaurants are also located right on the bold Rocky Broad River, which flows right through the Village on it's way to nearby Lake Lure.
   Chimney Rock Village is in the Hickory Nut Gorge, a natural gap through the southern Appalachian mountains that contains such unique geological features as the Chimney Rock formatio
n itself as well as many rare plants and animals. Chimney Rock Village, incorporated in 1991, is among just a few villages in North Carolina. Most buildings downtown, just outside Chimney Rock Park, date to the 1920s. The Village became a resort town around Chimney Rock Park, which began to be developed in 1902. 

   Towering 315 over the Village, Chimney Rock Park, which was privately owned, recently became Chimney Rock State Park, one of the newest North Carolina state parks. With an elevation range from about 1,100 feet to 2,800 feet, the park ultimately will include over 5,000 acres. The 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls is among the most dramatic waterfalls in Western North Carolina and for movie fans, parts of “The Last of the Mohicans” were filmed at the park.

 

Resources
City Website: Chimney Rock Village
Location:
Central Mountains, 45 minutes south of Asheville
County: Rutherford County
: County Offices, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-6060
Elevation & Population:
1,000 Feet, 200+
Visitor/Welcome Center:
Hickory Nut Gorge Visitor Center, 2926 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure NC 28746; 877-625-2725
What's Happening in Rutherford County:
Rutherford Events, Rutherford County Recreation, Culture and Heritage Commission, 141 West Third Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-6074
City Chamber of Commerce:
Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 32, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 877-625-2725
County Chamber of Commerce: Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, 162 North Main Street, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-3090
County Tourism Development: Lake Lure & the Blue Ridge Foothills, 1990 US Highway 221 South, Forest City NC 28043; 828-245-1492
Newspaper: The Digital Courier, PO Box 1149, Forest City NC 28043; 828-245-6431
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Epic Theaters of Hendersonville  200 Thompson Street, Hendersonville NC 28792, 828-693-1146
High School: R.S. Central High School, 641 US Highway 221 North, Rutherfordton NC 28139; 828-287-3304
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) Blue Ridge Community College, 180 Campus Drive, Flat Rock NC 28731; 828-883-2520
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Rutherford Hospital, 288 South Ridgecrest Avenue, Rutherforton NC 28139; 828-286-5000
Area Major Festivals:  Lure of the Dragons (May)
Area Natural Attractions: Apple Orchards in Henderson County, Chimney Rock Park,
Lake Lure 


Real Estate See also Lake Lure


Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Casual & Family Dining
Genny's Family Restaurant: (American) 451 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 828-625-2171

Cafes & Grills
Old Rock Cafe:(Cafe) 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 828-625-2329
Riverwatch Bar & Grill: (Grill) 379 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 828-625-1030
Sky Lounge Deli: (Deli -located on Chimney Rock) Chimney Rock Park, 174 Chimney Rock Park Road, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 800-2767-9611


Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Hotels, Inns & Lodges
Carter Lodge on the River: (Lodge) 273 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 828-625-8844
Chimney Rock Inn: (Village Inn) 126 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 828-625-1429
Evening Shade River Lodge & Cabins: (Lodge) 745 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 828-625-4774

The Esmeralda Inn: (Village Inn) 910 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 888-897-2999


Bed & Breakfasts
Fibber MaGee's "Riverfront Inn": (B&B) 339 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 866-480-0466

Motels
Falls Country Motel: (Motel) 676 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 828-625-0999

Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Dowling Cabins and Cottages: (Cabins and Cottages) Toms Falls Road, Bat Cave NC 28710; 828-625-5400
Evening Shade River Lodge & Cabins: (Cabins) 745 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 828-625-4774
Four Seasons Cabins & Cottages: (Cabins and Cottages) 113 Boys Camp Road, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 888-625-8714

Campgrounds
Dogwood RV Park: (RV Campground) 695 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 828-625-0621
Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground: (Campground) 639 Main Street, Chimney Rock NC 28720; 828-625-4014

Rental Agencies:
Distinctive Mountain Lodging: (Rentals) 2975 Highway 64/74A, Lake Lure NC 28746; 877-371-5100
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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