Special Attractions


There are many attractions a short drive from Chimney Rock Village.

Biltmore Estate

Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt's 8,000 acre, 250-room French chateau is America's largest home. Enjoy the winery, gardens, dining and shopping on the estate grounds.

Historic Biltmore Village

Enjoy quaint tree-lined streets, brick sidewalks, open air dining, original historic houses from the 1900's, all combined with amazing collections of one-of-a-kind merchandise of true quality and value.

City of Asheville

The city of Asheville offers abundant natural beauty, friendly atmosphere, year-round outdoor activities, shopping, rich history, and lively local arts and music scene.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Named "America's Favorite Drive" the Blue Ridge Parkway is 469 miles connecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. The Parkway has stunning views, abundant hiking trails, picnic areas, campsites and ample recreational opportunities from all ages and abilities.

Flat Rock Playhouse

The Flat Rock Playhouse, officially designated The State Theatre of North Carolina, is located in the quaint village of Flat Rock. The playhouse has an eight month season of plays including Broadway musicals, comedy, drama and theatre for young audiences.

Historic Green River Plantation

Built in 1807, the Green River Plantation is a magnificent 42-room mansion. It is open for tours, weddings and special events. The home rests on 356 acres of land that reflects all of the gentility and refinement of the old pre-Civil War South.

Historic Downtown Hendersonville

Historic Downtown Hendersonville was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March 1988. You will find specialty shops, antique stores and restaurants. Downtown hosts many activities including the NC Apple Festival, art show, car shows and parades.

Black Mountain

Walk through the historic downtown and discover numerous unique gift shops, antique shops, galleries, and Appalachian-style craft stores, with local craftsmen often demonstrating iron works, dulcimer making, and throwing pottery.

Western NC Nature Center

The Nature Center offers a main exhibit building, petting area, educational farm, predator habitat, otter habitat, nocturnal hall and a nature trail.. There are programs, demonstrations and hands-on activities for everyone who is interested in the animals of the Southern Appalachian region.

Carl Sandburg Home

This National Historic Site offers a keen insight into Mr. Sandburg, his family and their 240 acre working farm. The home was built in 1838 and now houses his collection of books, notes and papers. The home offers daily tours and has numerous hiking trails.

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Western North Carolina's only earth science museum, the Colburn offers a hall of minerals, history of WNC mining exhibit, weather climate exhibit, cut gemstones, fossils and a gift shop.

Asheville Art Museum

A permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists .

North Carolina Arboretum

Experience the Arboretum's gardens, trails, exhibits, shows, educational programs, demonstrations and lectures for all ages. 434 acres with 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails.


  • These are just of few of the nearby activities you can enjoy when you come to visit the Chimney Rock Village area.