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North Carolina Mountains

Learn about Cherokee Indians in the museums of historic towns between ski slopes, lakes and nature trails among glorious rock formations.

Incorporating Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Stone Mountain State Park, the North Carolina Mountains form a vast undulating landscape across the state. Snowy climbs, gushing cascades and stunning lakes decorate the terrain surrounding historic towns. Make a base in one of the traditional towns and peruse the arts and handicrafts in community galleries.

Visit the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in the city of Cherokee, near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Learn about thousands of years of history before you trek north through the park. Among the highlights here are Mingo Falls, the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Indian Creeks Falls.

Travel east to Stone Mountain State Park and marvel at the enormous granite dome at its center. Fish for lake trout and ride horses along the nature trails. Hikers who follow a loop trail are treated to a view of the restored mid 19th-century Hutchinson Homestead. Enjoy a picnic at one of the shelters in these majestic surroundings.

In the northwestern corner of North Carolina, hike to the top of Grandfather Mountain and cross a bridge at dizzying heights for unforgettable views of the Blue Ridge Mountains range. Part of the Appalachian Mountain range, these forest-covered peaks are named for the blue tint they appear to possess from a distance.

Ski down the slopes of Beech Mountain or Sugar Mountain in winter. Stay in the nearby town of Boone and explore its myriad museums. Try hiking and camping in the Asheville and the Foothills region, ensuring you visit Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and the Biltmore estate.

Most of the mountainous terrain runs across the western ridge of North Carolina, approaching the border with Tennessee. Drive west from Charlotte for 100 miles (160 kilometers) to reach the eastern part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a couple of hours. Continue westward for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The North Carolina Mountains dominate the western half of the state. Visit the area for fun outdoor activities and historic sites.

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in North Carolina Mountains?

A: Cruising the streets of central Asheville or hitting the highway in the wider Buncombe County region? Whatever type of vacation you have in mind, a rental car will be great for getting you to where you need to go. Ideal for getting to those hard-to-reach attractions, your own set of wheels makes going away on vacation simple. Browse through our Cheap Car Hire in North Carolina Mountains today.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to North Carolina Mountains?

A: North Carolina Mountains is brimming with comfortable accommodations. Private vacation homes are a favorite with travelers. Cabins, hotels and bed & breakfasts are worth considering too.

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A: As much as you like. Lock in a car, hotel or flight. You can also reduce the hassle by bundling together any combination of these. Why not add in some experiences and activities in North Carolina Mountains as well?

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Q: What are the best things to do in North Carolina Mountains?

A: Biltmore Estate is one of the first attractions to add to your travel itinerary if you're staying in Asheville.



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The Omni Grove Park Inn $249
Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020
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The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Omni Grove Park Inn

290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC
     
    4.5 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Wonderful there as always! Love the atmosphere and the views can’t be beat!

    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road, NC $89
    Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020
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    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road, NC

    Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville Downtown Tunnel Road, NC

    199 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC
       
      4.5 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      It was a nice place to stay. We were not informed that they weren't doing complementary breakfast because of COVID -19.

      Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown $127
      Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020
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      Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown

      Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown

      199 Haywood St, Asheville, NC
         
        4.4 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The room and staff, along with the early check in. The beds were comfortable.

        Clarion Inn Biltmore Village $69
        Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020
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        Clarion Inn Biltmore Village

        Clarion Inn Biltmore Village

        234 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC
           
          4.2 of 5
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          It was close to everything that Asheville had to offer.

          Holiday Inn Express & Suites Asheville Downtown $90
          Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020
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          Holiday Inn Express & Suites Asheville Downtown

          Holiday Inn Express & Suites Asheville Downtown

          42 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC
             
            4.2 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            We can always count on Holiday Inn Express to have clean efficient rooms.

            Brookstone Lodge near Biltmore Village, Ascend Hotel Collection $59
            Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020
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            Brookstone Lodge near Biltmore Village, Ascend Hotel Collection

            Brookstone Lodge near Biltmore Village, Ascend Hotel Collection

            4 Roberts Rd, Asheville, NC
               
              4.0 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              clean rooms and very pleasant staff; the King bed room was a little smaller than I thought it would be, but that was fine, because I was going to be the only occupant.

              Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Asheville Tunnel Road $85
              Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020
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              Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Asheville Tunnel Road

              Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Asheville Tunnel Road

              184 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC
                 
                4.8 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Very clean and good location. I did miss the coffee in the mornings but understand why they aren't doing self serve coffee/ breakfast. Would stay again for sure!

                Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville $118
                Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020
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                Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville

                Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville

                15 Page Ave, Asheville, NC
                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The hotel is situated in an ideal location to walk to nearby stores and restaurants. The valet parking was convenient. The valet attendants were courteous and efficient.

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