Nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 15 miles East of Asheville, NC, you will find a special town called Black Mountain.
Formerly home to renowned Black Mountain College, Black Mountain is nationally recognized for arts, crafts, furniture, and music. It is currently home to over 200 businesses, including restaurants, bed and breakfasts, specialty shops, and breweries. Because of its hospitality to visitors and businesses alike, it has been designated as a “Entrepreneurial Friendly Community.”
The surrounding mountains offer walking, hiking, biking trails, greenways, camping, trout fishing, lakes, and nearby waterfalls. The valley is home to six major conference centers, two colleges, and several well-known summer camps. Black Mountain offers a superb 18-hole golf course with one of the” Longest holes of golf in the world” a par 6@747 yards. A Donald Ross designed course set against wooded hillsides and a small meandering creek.
The Blue Ridge Parkway found just eight miles west along Highway 70. is the most visited scenic highway in America. The Folk Art Center, features fine Appalachian Arts and Crafts and the Parkway Destination feature an excellent movie of the scenic highway. Stroll through the miles of trails at the North Carolina Arboretum. Learn all about the forestry system at the Cradle of the Forestry.
Visitors and residents love to stroll through Black Mountain’s attractive Town Square, with beautiful landscaping and oversized rocking chairs, as well as numerous gift shops, galleries, antique stores, ice cream parlors, and craft stores. There is also an authentic old fashioned general store – Town Hardware, Art Center, Valley Museum, and restored train depot selling arts & crafts.
After a delicious dinner at one of the fine restaurants, enjoy a leisurely walk around Lake Tomahawk. It offers a well-lighted level path for safe strolling for day or evening. Black Mountain is a “Pet Friendly” community.