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

Horseback riding near Franklin, NC

Horseback Riding

A good place to start is to check out Yelp’s top 10 best horseback riding stables near Franklin. The reviews and location map will help you identify good options in the area. Some websites to check out: Dillard House Stables – Just under a 30-minute drive south from Buttercup Haven, this stable is in Georgia… Read more »

Outdoor Attractions

Nantahala National Forest

Lake Nantahala (Fishing & Boating)

Lake Nantahala is one of the most pristine lakes in North Carolina. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in Macon County, the Lake has a surface area of 1,605 acres; sits at over 3,000 feet above sea level and boasts over 20 miles of shoreline. About half of the lake sits within the Nantahala National… Read more »

Shopping & Dining

Waynesville

Waynesville Shopping & Dining

Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Waynesville is the oldest town in Haywood County and a great place to shop and dine. Unique shops line main street where you’ll find the renowned Mast General Store offering fashions, comfortable footwear, outdoor and travel gear, rocking chairs and over 500 old-fashioned candies. Waynesville offers arts… Read more »