Black Balsam Knob
Best hike in the area. 360 views from the top. Hike is easy to moderate, and only about a mile before you see the best views of the Smokies and Blue Ridge.
A “must do” hike located in Pisgah National Forest and off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Moderate 2-5 mile round trip hike.
About an hour and half away. Awesome views! This is part of the Art Loeb Trail.
Wide open views of the mountains! Plus, Skinny Dip Falls, Frying Pan Mountain Fire Tower, and Devil’s Courthouse are all close by! These are relatively short trails so you could easily enjoy them all.
“Guests enjoy a unique dining experience in an historic hotel that has been converted into this local favorite.”
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“Hillbilly Jam – July 26th – 27th, 2019 – 10am-10pm daily Hillbilly Jam features loads of live Music, Food, Crafts, Cornhole, Car & Bike Show, TV Celebrities and Moonshiners. Spectators $10 per day / 10 & under FREE! Music - Lil’ bit of Rock n’ Roll, lil’ bit Country, but no matter what your taste, the tunes are sure to please. The youngins will dig the guitar riffs of our up and comers, will the old folks will like the classic banjo of the heritage Blue Grass. Crafts - Ain’t no happenin’ in these here neck of the woods without a arts n’ crafts gathering. Yep, they come from near and far to show their wears. Wood carvers, jewelers, candle makers, and if yer luck, a soap maker so you can go home and take that yearly bath. Moonshiners - You’ve seen them on the TV, making shine and running from the law, but here, they just stop buy to be famous for the day. Making appearances this year will be Moonshiner Roy Grooms, Mark & Digger, Chico, Moonshiner Mark Rogers, Little Moonshiners Garmer & Butch.”
“Guests enjoy sitting in the outdoor porch area and watch rafters floating down the river.”
“The views from the Pisgah Inn are amazing! You can see from Lake Toxaway, on your right all the way to your left to Hendersville. We were told that on a clear day South Carolina was visible! The gift shop has a variety of quality souvenirs including Biltmore wines. The food was good too. ”