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Chimney Rock State Park


Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is a nature lover's paradise with a collaboration of spectacular views and incredible hiking trails. They combine to create a mountain adventure experience that is postcard     perfect. Ask us for discount tickets to the park.  For details visit their website at                                               www.chimneyrockpark.com.                                                           Discount tickets available at Hickory Falls Guesthouse.

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Biltmore Estates

Welcome to America’s Largest Home ® Experience the magic of Christmas at Biltmore, when Biltmore House and the entire estate is at its most enchanting: beautifully bedecked for the holidays. Delight in Candlelight Christmas Evenings, enjoy wine tastings at our relaxing Winery, and discover a host of holiday-themed events and activities amid stunning surroundings.

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Winery

Burntshirt Winery & Bistro

Stop by our Chimney Rock Tasting Room and Bistro for some of the best views of both Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Falls from our covered patio. Find the perfect glass of wine to complement the view, or explore our Bistro Menu of inspired “Southern Winery” cuisine. After you’ve had your fill of wine, food, and view, browse our curated collection of merchandise and take a piece of Burntshirt Vineyards home with you. $10 for 7 custom tastes and you get to keep your engraved Burntshirt wine glass!

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Cedar Creek Stables

Cedar Creek Stables is a family owned and operated horseback riding facility located in beautiful Lake Lure, NC. Nestled around the lake since 1993, we offer activities for all ages. Guided trail rides are not the only thing we do here. We also provide gem mining, fishing, event space for weddings or any special gatherings as well as pony rides for the little ones. Cedar Creek Stables is proudly open 361 days a year, weather permitting, only closing for Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Explore the trails with us and make unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. During our peak season (April-August) availability fills up fast. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Chimney Rock Adventure Golf

Play an adventurous game of mini golf (putt putt golf) on our beautiful, naturally landscaped miniature golf course situated along 300′ of the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock North Carolina. You’ll enjoy the landscaping, sounds of the river, the views of the Blue Ridge mountains and Chimney Rock mountain and as you play 18 holes of challenging mini golf. Situated in the picturesque Chimney Rock Village, this is an adventure the whole family will enjoy!!! Discounts available for Hickory Falls Guesthouse Guests.

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Chimney Rock Gem Mine

Come experience the fun and excitement of mining for gems! Located along the banks of the Rocky Broad River in historic Chimney Rock Village, it’s a fun and educational experience for the whole family! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you every step of the way; from discovering to identifying your gemstone finds. All equipment is provided and there is no experience necessary! We guarantee a gem mine find with every bucket so everyone can feel the thrill of prospecting for gems

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Boating

Lake Lure Adventure Company

GET on the WATER Bring the entire family or get together with friends and join us on beautiful Lake Lure for a complete water sport adventure. Lake Lure Adventure Company caters to the specific needs of our guests from beginner to advanced. We offer instruction and activities for ages 5 and up, so there's something for everyone at every activity level.

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Swimming

Lake Lure Beach

Welcome to the Beach at Lake Lure. Relax under the sun, float on the water, build sand castles, or picnic with family and friends. Lake Lure Beach is the perfect getaway. For a soaking good time, visit our water park with water slide and water wars.

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Gardens

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public. The Bridge and Gardens are always open, and there’s no admission charge to visit. The vast majority of our gardens are wheelchair accessible.

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Tours

Lake Lure Tours

Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure on a covered boat tour. Listen to the legends of the lake and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina. You can purchase discount tickets here at Hickory Falls Guesthouse. The boat tours depart on the top of the hour, beginning at 11 am daily, and require at least six passengers. We are sorry, but no pets are allowed on tour boats.

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Zipline & UTV Tours

Experience the Blue Ridge foothills from a thrilling new perspective. Led by our team of friendly and knowledgeable guides, our zipline tours are perfect for both families and thrill seekers alike. Soar through the forest canopy, across gorges, hillsides, and water as you tour over 60 acres of stunning hardwood forest. Experience a fully immersive zipline experience in our forest. Drive or ride in our Kawasaki UTVs. You’ll ascend and descend hills; cross logs, roots, and other obstacles; and experience diverse vegetation, wildlife, and amazing views of the Hickory Nut Gorge as you take in this peaceful Lake Lure property.

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Biltmore Estates

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Biltmore Estates

Welcome to America’s Largest Home ® Experience the magic of Christmas at Biltmore, when Biltmore House and the entire estate is at its most enchanting: beautifully bedecked for the holidays. Delight in Candlelight Christmas Evenings, enjoy wine tastings at our relaxing Winery, and discover a host of holiday-themed events and activities amid stunning surroundings.

Burntshirt Winery & Bistro

Winery

Burntshirt Winery & Bistro

Stop by our Chimney Rock Tasting Room and Bistro for some of the best views of both Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Falls from our covered patio. Find the perfect glass of wine to complement the view, or explore our Bistro Menu of inspired “Southern Winery” cuisine. After you’ve had your fill of wine, food, and view, browse our curated collection of merchandise and take a piece of Burntshirt Vineyards home with you. $10 for 7 custom tastes and you get to keep your engraved Burntshirt wine glass!

Cedar Creek Stables
Cedar Creek Stables

Cedar Creek Stables is a family owned and operated horseback riding facility located in beautiful Lake Lure, NC. Nestled around the lake since 1993, we offer activities for all ages. Guided trail rides are not the only thing we do here. We also provide gem mining, fishing, event space for weddings or any special gatherings as well as pony rides for the little ones. Cedar Creek Stables is proudly open 361 days a year, weather permitting, only closing for Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Explore the trails with us and make unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. During our peak season (April-August) availability fills up fast. Reservations are highly recommended.

Chimney Rock Adventure Golf

Activity

Chimney Rock Adventure Golf

Play an adventurous game of mini golf (putt putt golf) on our beautiful, naturally landscaped miniature golf course situated along 300′ of the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock North Carolina. You’ll enjoy the landscaping, sounds of the river, the views of the Blue Ridge mountains and Chimney Rock mountain and as you play 18 holes of challenging mini golf. Situated in the picturesque Chimney Rock Village, this is an adventure the whole family will enjoy!!! Discounts available for Hickory Falls Guesthouse Guests.

Chimney Rock Gem Mine

Activity

Chimney Rock Gem Mine

Come experience the fun and excitement of mining for gems! Located along the banks of the Rocky Broad River in historic Chimney Rock Village, it’s a fun and educational experience for the whole family! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will assist you every step of the way; from discovering to identifying your gemstone finds. All equipment is provided and there is no experience necessary! We guarantee a gem mine find with every bucket so everyone can feel the thrill of prospecting for gems

Lake Lure Adventure Company

Boating

Lake Lure Adventure Company

GET on the WATER Bring the entire family or get together with friends and join us on beautiful Lake Lure for a complete water sport adventure. Lake Lure Adventure Company caters to the specific needs of our guests from beginner to advanced. We offer instruction and activities for ages 5 and up, so there's something for everyone at every activity level.

Lake Lure Beach

Swimming

Lake Lure Beach

Welcome to the Beach at Lake Lure. Relax under the sun, float on the water, build sand castles, or picnic with family and friends. Lake Lure Beach is the perfect getaway. For a soaking good time, visit our water park with water slide and water wars.

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Gardens

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public. The Bridge and Gardens are always open, and there’s no admission charge to visit. The vast majority of our gardens are wheelchair accessible.

Lake Lure Tours

Tours

Lake Lure Tours

Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure on a covered boat tour. Listen to the legends of the lake and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina. You can purchase discount tickets here at Hickory Falls Guesthouse. The boat tours depart on the top of the hour, beginning at 11 am daily, and require at least six passengers. We are sorry, but no pets are allowed on tour boats.

Zipline & UTV Tours

Activity

Zipline & UTV Tours

Experience the Blue Ridge foothills from a thrilling new perspective. Led by our team of friendly and knowledgeable guides, our zipline tours are perfect for both families and thrill seekers alike. Soar through the forest canopy, across gorges, hillsides, and water as you tour over 60 acres of stunning hardwood forest. Experience a fully immersive zipline experience in our forest. Drive or ride in our Kawasaki UTVs. You’ll ascend and descend hills; cross logs, roots, and other obstacles; and experience diverse vegetation, wildlife, and amazing views of the Hickory Nut Gorge as you take in this peaceful Lake Lure property.

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so much to see and do

So many activities are within minutes of Hickory Falls Guesthouse. Quaint shops and restaurants in Chimney Rock Village within walking distance, the entrance to Chimney Rock Park just down the street and Lake Lure Beach only a 7 minute drive. All that Asheville has to offer is a 35 minute mountain drive away.  Tryon Equestrian Center 35 minutes away.  Close to activities while still enjoying the peace and beauty of the mountains. 
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Nov
Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings

November 1, 2019 – January 4, 2020 Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and holiday lights on a towering Norway spruce. Inside, thousands of ornaments on dozens of Christmas trees reflect the flicker of candlelight, firelight, and twinkle lights. Live performances of Christmas music add to your self-guided evening visit, which includes admission to Antler Hill Village & Winery. The Village is a must-see part of your holiday experience: trees, buildings, and pathways to our restaurants, shops, and Winery are illuminated with a glittering cascade of lights, the fountain is aglow with special visual effects, and the ornament display that adorns the Winery’s Tasting Room ceiling is nothing short of stunning. Evening Admission Pricing: $74 – $99

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Nov
Tryon Resort Winterfest

Daily from 6-10pm, experience a mega lights show synchronized to music for the ultimate Christmas celebration the whole family will love! Don’t miss the weekend Winterfest Village, where you can take your photo with Santa, enjoy a petting zoo, and so much more! Admission is by the carload, and tickets are available in advance at ShadrackChristmas.com.

6:00pm
3
Dec
Lighting Up For The Holidays

In partnership with the Town of Lake Lure and the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, Lake Lure Classical Academy is Lighting up for the Holidays. This event, now in its second year, celebrates the beginning of the holiday season by lighting up the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. Please join us for inspirational caroling, student performances, lighting of the bridge, fellowship, and light refreshments including hot apple cider and Christmas cookies. Sponsored by: Town of Lake Lure, Lake Lure Flowering Bridge Volunteers, and Lake Lure Classical Academy More Information: Please contact 828-625-9983, extension 103.

5:30pm
7
Dec
Santa on the Chimney

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and kids’ activities, meet live Park animal educators and more.

11:00am
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November 01, 2019 to January 04, 2020
Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings

November 1, 2019 – January 4, 2020 Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and holiday lights on a towering Norway spruce. Inside, thousands of ornaments on dozens of Christmas trees reflect the flicker of candlelight, firelight, and twinkle lights. Live performances of Christmas music add to your self-guided evening visit, which includes admission to Antler Hill Village & Winery. The Village is a must-see part of your holiday experience: trees, buildings, and pathways to our restaurants, shops, and Winery are illuminated with a glittering cascade of lights, the fountain is aglow with special visual effects, and the ornament display that adorns the Winery’s Tasting Room ceiling is nothing short of stunning. Evening Admission Pricing: $74 – $99

November 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to January 05, 2020
Tryon Resort Winterfest

Daily from 6-10pm, experience a mega lights show synchronized to music for the ultimate Christmas celebration the whole family will love! Don’t miss the weekend Winterfest Village, where you can take your photo with Santa, enjoy a petting zoo, and so much more! Admission is by the carload, and tickets are available in advance at ShadrackChristmas.com.

December 03, 2019 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Lighting Up For The Holidays

In partnership with the Town of Lake Lure and the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, Lake Lure Classical Academy is Lighting up for the Holidays. This event, now in its second year, celebrates the beginning of the holiday season by lighting up the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. Please join us for inspirational caroling, student performances, lighting of the bridge, fellowship, and light refreshments including hot apple cider and Christmas cookies. Sponsored by: Town of Lake Lure, Lake Lure Flowering Bridge Volunteers, and Lake Lure Classical Academy More Information: Please contact 828-625-9983, extension 103.

December 07, 2019 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Santa on the Chimney

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and kids’ activities, meet live Park animal educators and more.

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