There’s a little town in the mountains of North Carolina that sits snugly in the lap of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a valley community that rose from the natural mineral water beneath her. Steeped in a cultural history that spans hundreds of years, Hot Springs and the legendary healing powers of the hot mineral waters have lured the Cherokee Indians, German settlers, and native Mountaineers.
Hot Springs was born from the natural hot springs but has so much to offer that it truly represents the uniqueness of Western North Carolina to a diverse group of vacationers and travelers. This vacation spot was naturally made to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
Only 40 minutes north of Asheville, Hot Springs is well within reach of a multitude of lodging options, from the luxury of a 4-star hotel to rustic cabins with modern amenities. Wherever you lay your head, you’re sure to be within range of this mountain jewel.
The Hot Springs Resort & Spa is a 100 acre oasis in the heart of Hot Springs. Built on the grounds of what was once a posh resort hotel and later a German village, the rustic appeal of the place combines charm and comfort to pamper its guests. Traditional services like hot stone therapy, massage and mud wraps are provided in a professional, soothing setting. But their claim to fame must be the hot tubs. The resort offers secluded, private jacuzzies filled with hot, steaming, crystal-clear mineral water straight from the earth. Nestled in the natural environment of the mountains, many right on the banks of the French Broad River, these natural wonders melt the world away as you breathe in the clean mountain air and soak away the stress. Relaxation never felt so natural.
The French Broad River runs right through town and offers beautiful scenery and a chance to get in some adventure. You’ll have lots of options from local outfitters who can set you up with a leisurely rafting experience (with or without a guide) or get your heart racing with some white water rafting. Either way, you go, you’ll be in for a treat on one of the most scenic river sections around.
Other adventures await on land and in the air! Local outfitters offer packages for soaring through the mountain canopy on zip lines, biking the rugged trails and hiking through the ancient forest. There’s so much to do that almost anyone could find an activity to make their vacation in the mountains one to remember.
Something you’ll notice right away in Hot Springs is the warm, inviting mountain hospitality. Recently voted the best small mountain town by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, the local flavor and beautiful scenery create a vacation unlike any other. Where the French Broad crosses the Appalachian Trail and history and legend meet, there’s a haven in Western North Carolina made just for you.