On our property you can go for lovely walks around the lake, hike in the adjacent woods or fish to your heart’s content. We also have a fun paddleboat and canoe for guests and a variety of outdoor seating, perfect for relaxing with a good book or soaking up the glorious mountain sun.
If you prefer, there are also a wonderful variety of mountain activities here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Pisgah National Forest – The first National Forest established in the United States. Great hiking trails.
Sliding Rock - A naturally occurring 60-foot waterslide with a seven-foot deep pool that has been developed by the US Forest Service into a recreation area.
Chimney Rock Park – Located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, Chimney Rock offers spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, and a variety of special events.
Looking Glass Falls – One of the most popular waterfalls in Western North Carolina.
For an extensive website on outdoor activities, locations and books on the subject check out Sherpa Guides: Longstreet Highroad Guide to the North Carolina Mountains.
There are a great many courses in Western North Carolina that challenge the confidence and spirit of the greatest players. The mountains not only provide a challenge on the course, but also create a scenic route between Mountain Lake Inn and the course. One of our popular courses is Etowah Valley
We highly recommend visiting the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for tours of the gardens, winery and the beautiful castle-like home.
Nothing could be more beautiful than a tour of the Blue Ridge mountains via the Parkway on a motorcycle.
ARTS AND CRAFTS:
The Western North Carolina mountains are well-known for a deep heritage that carries forward traditional arts and crafts of a rather wide variety. One of our favorite places to recommend is the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center.
You might also like to visit the quaint mountain shops of Cashiers, Highlands, and Brevard.
FOR ASTRONOMY BUFFS:
Visit the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute.