Things to do

We are located just 1/2 mile from downtown Hot Springs, NC. Our town brings new meaning to “mountain life.” Check out a brief list of only some of the things you can do while staying with us!

Soak in the Natural Hot Springs

Known to have been a destination for travelers as early as 1778, Hot Springs, NC is home to a natural thermal spring. Visit the World Famous Hot Springs Resort & Spa to experience the therapeutic qualities of the rich mineral water, or book a massage with one of their many quality therapists.

Get back to nature

The Appalachian Trail runs through main street of Hot Springs. Since the town is surrounded by the Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests, there are enough trails to choose from to matches your skill and desire.

Raft the French Broad River

The French Broad River, located directly below River Dance, is a great destination for playing in the water. The river has rapids ranging from Class I-IV and offers a trip through one of the world's oldest rivers through one of the world's oldest mountain ranges. If tubing is more your speed, there are plenty of sections to do that as well!

Visit Max Patch

"The Crown Jewel of the Appalachian Trail," as some refer to it, is located less than a 20 mile drive down scenic HWY 209. This ‎4,629 ft. peak bald offers unrivaled views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Max Patch is a perfect place for a day hike, picnic, and photo-opportunity.

Go Mountain Biking

WNC is home to many incredible mountain biking trails. Visit the nearest one, Mill Ridge Trail, which is located at the top of Hot Springs Mountain, or branch out for dozens more within a 2-hour drive.

The Rattler (HWY 209)

With 234 curves in 24 miles, The Rattler (HWY 209) is a perfect road to test your motorcycle skills, or simply take a Sunday drive with the family. Winding from Hot Springs to Lake Junaluska , NC, the breathtaking views and vistas along this road are something you will remember.

Zip Line through the Mountains

What better way to experience the mountains than to fly through the canopy on a zip line? We have many zip line companies in the region, including our friends at French Broad Adventures and Navitat.

Downtown Hot Springs

Unwind in the evenings with some live music and entertainment 6-nights per week in downtown Hot Springs. Bridge Street offers a "step back in time" with a nice selection of restaurants, locally-owned shops, and galleries to keep you busy on your stay.


Even though we are a small town, our town has many options to suite your tastes. You will find everything from country-style breakfasts, wood-fired pizza, grilled rib eyes, and roasted rack of lamb in only one square mile.

Local Services & Businesses
  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries/Markets
  • Galleries
  • Hardware Store
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Services
Attractions & Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting