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Asheville Attractions & Activities

Situated just off Interstate 26, the Mountain Inn & Suites is located in the picturesque Western North Carolina town of Flat Rock. Our hotel is a five-minute walk from several restaurants, a short drive to downtown Hendersonville and just 30 minutes from Asheville, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, NC. No matter your age or interests, there is a diverse array of activities to enjoy within moments of our hotel. 

When planning your stay at the Mountain Inn & Suites, our friendly staff will be happy to recommend the best nearby, activities, attractions and things to do in Flat Rock, Asheville and just about anywhere else you would like to visit while staying with us.

Exterior view of Biltmore Estate near Mountain Inn & Suites

Biltmore Estate

Situated on 8,000 acres, Biltmore House is the largest privately owned home in America. It was built by George Vanderbilt and was completed in 1895.

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Blue Ridge Parkway by the forest near Mountain Inn & Suites

The Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway follows the mountain ridges from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee.

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Aerial view of Chimney Rock State Park near Mountain Inn & Suites

Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock Park is a natural attraction covering 1000 acres. On a clear day, the awesome view spans as far as Kings Mountain, 75 miles to the east beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Waterfall at Dupont State Park near Mountain Inn & Suites

Dupont State Park

The forest encompasses more than 10,000 acres in Henderson and Transylvania counties.

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Pisgah National Forest board near Mountain Inn & Suites

Pisgah National Forest

The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes.

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Historic Downtown Hendersonville board near Mountain Inn & Suites

Downtown Hendersonville

Only 5 minutes from the Mountain Lodge you will find a true “treasure”. Historic Hendersonville attracts people from all over the country every year that enjoy what our town has to offer.

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Aerial view of Downtown Asheville near Mountain Inn & Suites

Downtown Asheville

Over 30 independent galleries and more than 100 retail shops, downtown Asheville is a shopper’s paradise. Every street leads to a treasure-trove of uncommon businesses that could only flourish in Asheville.

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Beavers at WNC Nature Center near Mountain Inn & Suites

WNC Nature Center

The WNC Nature Center is 40 acres of animals in their native habitats. It provides an opportunity to learn, to touch and to know our rich natural heritage through educational and interactive exhibits.

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Flowers at North Carolina Arboretum near Mountain Inn & Suites

North Carolina Arboretum

The NC Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden in the Pisgah National Forest, located at the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway on Highway 191.

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Exterior view of Flat Rock Playhouse near Mountain Inn & Suites

Flat Rock Playhouse

The Playhouse is considered one of the “Top Ten Theaters in the Country.” A wonderful escape from life’s hectic pace, the Playhouse offers quality entertainment rarely found so far from Broadway.

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Exterior view of Carl Sandburg Home near Mountain Inn & Suites

Carl Sandburg Home

Carl Sandburg was an American poet, historian, author, and lecturer who spent the final 22 years of his long and productive life at his estate in Flat Rock, NC.

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A man on a zipline at The Gorge Zipline near Mountain Inn & Suites

The Gorge Zipline

The Gorge is the fastest and steepest zipline tour in the country. It takes you soaring across the Green River Gamelands of Saulda, NC.

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Group of people on floats at Zen Tubing near Mountain Inn & Suites

Zen Tubing

During the summer months, come enjoy a leisurely float down the French Broad River, with trip times ranging from two to four hours, depending on water level and weather conditions.

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