Things To Do

       

Indoor and Cultural Activities

Biltmore Estate & House

George W. Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate includes: The 250-room Biltmore House 75 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens The nation’s most visited Antler Hill Village and Winery Shopping Dining (Several restaurants and outdoor eateries) Hiking/biking trails Seasonal events and activities. (E.g. Christmas is a great time to visit) Plan an entire day and check out the events… Read more »

National Parks & Forests

Dupont State Park

Dupont State Forest

Noted for being the main filming location for the Hunger Games, the DuPont State Forest is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. Its 10,400 acres of forest feature four major waterfalls on the Little River and several on the Grassy Creek. For key attractions and additional information, visit the… Read more »

Outdoor Activities for the Adventurous

Bicycling and Mountain Biking

Bring your own bike or rent one from Motion Makers Bike Shop in Sylva. A list of easy, intermediate, and difficult bike trails can be found on the Franklin Chamber website. The Tsali mountain bike trail system attracts thousands of biking enthusiasts to the area every year and offers four loops and 40 miles of nationally… Read more »

Outdoor Attractions

Where Shadows Walk

Two-hour haunted history walking tours begin in late March and run through the end of the year. Tickets are $20 per person (admission is free to children six or under). Private tours and out-of-season tours are also offered. The Where Shadows Walk team has been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Weird Travels” and has earned… Read more »

Shopping & Dining

A Foodie Road Trip to Julep Farms

Julep Farms is one of our recommended road trips. Sitting on 22 acres of rolling pastures in Dillard, GA, it’s a 30-minute drive due south of Buttercup Haven. The restaurant is Julep Kitchen and it offers “New American cuisine with a Southern Twist” and seasonal cooking with high-quality, fresh ingredients. The Julep Market offers freshly… Read more »