North Carolina Attractions

The Chimney Rock Mountain

View of the Chimney Rock Mountain
from the Chimney Rock Inn


Chimney Rock Inn provides the links below as a reference for those of you unfamiliar with the Chimney Rock, NC area. You may use these links to assist you in finding restaurants and things to do.

Things to Do

People rafting on the French Broad River with Blue Heron Whitewater

Blue Heron Whitewater. Family friendly rafting on the fun and beautiful French Broad River. Only 30 minutes north of Asheville, NC.

Broad River Gems and Mining Company logo

Broad River Gems and Mining Company - Jewelry, gemstones and gifts. Rock, mineral and fossil specimens. Meteorites, mounted insects. On-site mining, fossil dig and museum area.


Trailriding people

Cedar Creek Stables is a public horseback riding stables, nestled in the beautiful mountains near lake Lure. They offer english and western riding lessons, academies, classes, schools from certified instructors. Come try our trail rides. Pony rides also available.


Fox Mountain Guides logo

Fox Mountain Guides We offer Rock Climbing and Ice Climbing trips throughout the Southeast including North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia. We tailor to individuals, families, groups, beginners and offer climbing skills courses for experienced climbers seeking to expand their skills and knowledge.

Fisherman with his catch

The Granddaddy Fly-Fishing Experience, LLC, owned and operated by Rutherford County native Michael L. Yelton, provides full-service fly fishing excursions in the beautiful Lake Lure area and throughout the magnificent waters of Western North Carolina. Fly fishing excursions target a variety of species of fish including trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass, carp, crappie and bluegill.


People cayaking on a river

Green River Adventures has moved to an exciting, new location in downtown Saluda. We are offering the same services as before, along with some new ones: Guided Inflatable Kayak (IK) Trips, Whitewater Kayak Instruction, Waterfall Adventures, Retail to compliment our services, and Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals for whitewater and lakes. We have also launched a new website that includes blogging, pictures, videos, and detailed descriptions of our trips:


Headwaters Outfitters logo

Paddling, Tubing and Fishing at Headwaters Outfitters Enjoy the beautiful headwaters of the French Broad River from a canoe, kayak, or tube. We offer 8, 10 and 20 mile self-guided trips for boats and a 2-mile float trip for river tubes. Headwaters Outfitters also offers expert fly fishing guides to work with anglers of all ages and skill levels. Beginners can sign up for 3 hour and full day "School of Trout" classes.


people rafting in white water

Huck Finn Rafting. My father and I started this business ten years ago to show people how much fun and exciting white water rafting and float trips can be. We wanted to share this experience with others on one of the most beautiful and scenic rivers that Western NC has to offer. Let us show you the love that we have for this river and the surrounding area.


Happy fisherman with his catch

Rob's Guide Service. We offer trips to suit the beginner to advanced fishermen. Full and half day trips are available. All you need is a valid fishing license and any food or drinks. (No alcohol.) All rods, reels, lures and bait will be provided. Call us for fishing forecasts, tips, reports on fly, bass, crappie, walleye and trout fishing.



The La Strada restaurant logo

LaStrada at Lake Lure - Exciting new restaurant across from beautiful Lake Lure. This full service bar and grille offers everything from excellent steaks to pizzas from paradise. Dine on the spacious outdoor porch and enjoy the most scenic views of the lake and mountains to be found.


North Carolina Tourism Read about NC lodging, beaches, the Outer Banks, the western mountains, the piedmont, cities and other tourist attractions.

The Gorge-us Blooms and Baskets store front

Gorge-Us Blooms & Baskets provides flower and gift delivery to the Hickory Nut Gorge area. Send flowers for any occasion. We offer a large variety of fresh flowers and gifts. We specialize in weddings and events. We do small ceremonies on site. Our Minister will travel to off site locations also. Enjoy the convenience of safe and secure ordering online 24 hours a day. The goal is to exceed our customers' expectations with quality, value and professional service.