Things to Do

Bike Parks

Rafting and Ziplining 

Challenge yourself with an exhilarating zipline or whitewater rafting adventure.  Spend an afternoon on the river or in the forest and return to a comfortable bed and delicious breakfast!  There are many opportunities for thrill-seekers just a short drive from the Inn.

The Gorge Zipline Adventure
Green River Adventures
Raft & Zip Adventures
Treetops Adventure Park
Kid Zip
Zipline Canopy Tours

Breweries & Wineries 

Western North Carolina has become a craft beer mecca with Asheville at the center of this movement!  Sierra Nevada Brewing (the 2nd largest craft brewer in the U.S.) has opened its East Coast home in nearby Mills River and free tours of the facility operate daily.  Oskar Blues calls Brevard home and their tasty brews can be enjoyed onsite in their Tasty Weasel Taproom.  We can't forget about wine!  Several wineries offer beautiful locations to sample their wines, just a short drive from the Inn.  Just ask and we'll be happy to help you plan a self guided or organized tour of these and many other tasty destinations.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Southern Appalachian Brewery
Oskar Blues Brewing
St. Paul Mountain Vineyards
Burnt Shirt Vineyards
Flatrock Ciderworks

The Flat Rock Playhouse 

Visit the page for Flat Rock Playhouse on our site. We are within walking distance to the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown and a short drive to the Main Stage. We will book your dinner reservation and have your tickets waiting for you.  Then, after the show, stay at our 21 room bed & breakfast! Enjoy a cocktail in the Sapphire Room before bed, and wake up to a complimentary breakfast the next morning.

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Fly Fishing and Snow Tubing

Garden Jubilee

Memorial Day Weekend - Garden Jubilee offers over 200 vendors selling handmade arts and crafts, plants and items to enhance your outdoor living area. Local and regional nurseries will be selling 1000′s of annuals, flowering plants, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hard to find plants on every block of the festival.  A great way to enhance the beauty of a garden is to add ornamentation. Garden related vendors will be located on Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville from Sixth Avenue to Second Avenue. Main Street will be closed to traffic from Sixth Avenue to Caswell Street, with vendors lining both sides of the street. A variety of food vendors will be located in the food court, between Barnwell & Caswell Streets.  Read More


Music on Main Street

Summer Event, Mid June to Mid August - The Music on Main Street concert series is a favorite summertime event for both locals and visitors. An outstanding live concert is held each Friday evening throughout the summer at the Visitors Information Center located at 201 South Main Street. The concert series showcases a diverse lineup of musical talents, from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music. Put on your dancing shoes and head to Music On Main Street for some good toe tapping music, where there is a dance area in front of the stage. Or bring your lawn chair to listen to the music and watch the fun!  Learn More

7 – 9 p.m. – Parking Lot Seating Opens at 5:30 p.m.

Bring a Chair / Admission is Free No Pets, Alcohol or Coolers Allowed
In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8:00PM;
if the weather does not cooperate by 8:00PM the performance will be cancelled.

Main Street Dances

Every Monday Evening, Mid July through Mid August - Every Monday evening from mid July through mid August, Downtown Hendersonville’s Main Street comes alive with the sounds of fiddles and banjos playing mountain heritage music and people square dancing or clogging.  The Main Street Dances are a favorite of locals and visitors come to the event to enjoy the music and participate in the traditional Appalachian square dancing. 

Square dancing and clogging to old time music has been a tradition in Downtown Hendersonville for more than 90 years.   The Hendersonville Street Dances began in 1918, at the end of World War I when the city welcomed our soldiers home from the War by celebrating in the streets.  Learn More

7 – 9 p.m. – Parking Lot Seating Opens at 5:30 p.m.

Bring a Chair / Admission is Free No Pets, Alcohol or Coolers Allowed
In case of inclement weather the concert will be postponed until 8:00PM;
if the weather does not cooperate by 8:00PM the performance will be cancelled.

North Carolina Apple Season

Hendersonville is famous for its abundant apple harvest every year in the fall. Many families enjoy the tradition of visiting Hendersonville, picking apples, and attending the NC Apple Festival over Labor Day weekend. We hope you will keep us in mind as you make your plans this fall! 

Labor Day Weekend  - Each Labor Day weekend for 65 years, locals and visitors celebrate Henderson County’s Mountain Heritage by attending the NC Apple Festival in Downtown Hendersonville. The NC Apple Festival and Street Fair covers nine blocks in Downtown Hendersonville’s Historic Main Street extending from 6th Avenue to Caswell Street. There are 200 vendors, including arts and crafts and food vendors. Look for 14 apple growers and Hendersonville NC apples, children’s and youth activities, special exhibits, open houses, food vendors, and continuous live entertainment. More About the History of the NC Apple Festival

Learn more about local orchards and apples here.

Art on Main

Autumn in the Western North Carolina Mountains finds thousands of visitors traveling to the region to observe its amazing fall foliage.  Artists come from far & wide to Historic Downtown Hendersonville to celebrate art and share their stories with the community during the annual Art on Main event.

The Art League of Henderson County created Art on Main in 1959 to provide local artists the opportunity to show their work in a relaxed atmosphere while meeting the public to sell their paintings. The original show was two-dimensional work only. Artists casually displayed their art on park benches and planters on Main Street in Hendersonville , while the public strolled through downtown. Eventually, artists from outside the region were invited to participate as well. The show still enjoys the involvement of several artists who have been participating for nearly 30 years.