Hendersonville, North Carolina is a slow down town. Like many of the places in Western North Carolina, it is home to outstanding views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Who doesn’t want to spend a weekend relaxing in a hot tub at a log cabin?
I’m all in!
You can find log cabins around the globe, but there is more to that quaint town than that.
For adult oriented attractions there are wineries, breweries, and vineyards. Wine tasting anyone??
Family-friendly places are all around Western North Carolina as well. Scenic adventures close to Hendersonville include the following places: Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Dupont State Recreational Forest, and the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
Family-friendly Adventures in Western NC
In 2015 I took a trip with my husband and his family to Chimney Rock. I was mortified when I looked out my window to find the edge of a cliff was so close, but the view from the cabin was worth it. We hiked all the way up chimney rock because the elevator was broken, but there was so many lookout points along the way.
Your legs will definitely feel like jello by the time you hike to the top of the mountain!
The day following the hike we kayaked in Lake Lure which sits near the foot of Chimney Rock just outside of the national park. From the lake you have beautiful views of the top of Chimney Rock and the American flag that flies on it. I was able to snap a picture of the sunset that was absolutely stunning.
Dupont State Recreational Forest
For more hiking adventures around the town of Hendersonville you can visit the Dupont State Recreational Forest.
The people that call western North Carolina home get to experience the beauty and all that the Hendersonville area has to offer on a regular basis. A weekend vacation is not nearly enough time for all that you need to explore.
On top of all the hiking you can do, there are a number of farms and event venues in the area.
Adult Oriented Attractions in Western NC
Jeter Mountain Farm
Jeter Mountain Farm is a gem in the mine of event venues. The farm is so incredible that it was no surprise to me to discover it’s deeds were established twenty-five years before Hendersonville even officially existed. (History nerd over here– I knew something was drawing me to this place!) They offer space for wedding, business gatherings, and other events. To accommodate for unpredictable weather, they have a ginormous climate controlled barn. Rain on your big day? No problem, they have you covered!
Old wives tales say that rain on a wedding day is good luck anyways!
The farm is nothing short of breathtaking. With their rolling acres of apple orchards, you’re sure to find gorgeous spots for pictures. You read that right, they run an apple farm too! To make it even better, they grow more than just apples. They regularly grow peaches, berries, tomatoes, and hay. You can check on their Instagram for days that they are open for the public to pick fresh fruit from the orchard. Talk about super family friendly. This farm really does have it all. You get to enjoy time with your family, take scenic pictures, as well as support a local farm and family owned business.
How often to do you get to see the faces behind the produce you are enjoying?
Not often enough in my opinion.