Local attractions are some of the best in NC: The Summit Lodge is located in a beautiful rural setting at the center of four Metropolitan areas: between Asheville, Charlotte and Hickory, NC and Greenville/Spartanburg, SC.
The surrounding area is extraordinary. The Summit Lodge has the perfect location; enjoy your privacy, while still remaining conveniently close to town. Explore beautiful local attractions, like Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls and gorge, Linville Caverns, the Blueridge Parkway, Little Switzerland, Black Mountain, Chimney Rock, South Mountain State Park, Lake James and Lake Lure ... all within a 45 minute scenic drive or less.
Take a leisurely drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway and take in the stunning mountains and wildlife. Enjoy bird watching, antiquing, wineries, and more. If you're the more adventuresome type, try whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, or mountain biking.
Take our word: you'll fall in love with Golden Valley, North Carolina.
We are centrally located for some of the nicest North Carolina sights and locations.
The Biltmore House in Asheville is just a 45 minute scenic drive from here.
The closest towns to us for dining are Rutherfordton, Forest City, Marion and Morganton – all within 20 to 30 minutes from us.
South Mountain State Park, Little Switzerland, the Blueridge Parkway, Lake James are just 30 to 35 scenic minutes away …
Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, Lineville Falls and Caverns, are all around 45 minutes from us …
Our favorite restaurants include:
Becky’s Store in Golden Valley … good food, breakfast, lunch and country casual dinner and groceries … free wifi and excellent cell service …828-245-1733
The Mountain View Restaurant in Little Switzerland …excellent food … reasonably priced and a million dollar view … www.mountainviewrest.com 828-766-9670
Side Street Pizza in Tryon … at the railroad tracks in Tryon …excellent italian … www.sidestpizza.com …828-859-5325
Green River Barbeque in Saluda … excellent pulled pork NC barbeque … 828-749-9892
Louise’ Rock House Restaurant in Linville …very good southern home cooking … 828-765-2702
CaroMi on route 176 toward Saluda … Trout and Ham southern cooking … brown bag liquor and beer … 828-859-5200
Pomodoros in East Asheville … excellent Greek & Italian … www.pomodoroscafe.com … 828-299-3032
Activities in the area:
Blue Ridge Distilling Company … 228 Redbud Lane, Golden Valley NC … 828-245-2059
Zip Lines … www.canopyridgefarm.com … Near Lake Lure …828-625-4500
Lake James … google Lake James marinas to get all the up to date info on pontoon boat, canoe and kayak rentals and restaurants on the Lake.
South Mountain State Park … just 30 minutes away … marked hiking trails … pet friendly and waterfalls
Horseback Riding … Poco Rhythm Ranch in Morganton … 30 minutes away … www.pocorhythmretreat.com …828-433-1278 …828-413-5830
Linville Falls and Caverns … good food on the way … up route 221 North
Biltmore Hotel and Winery in Asheville … 45 minute scenic ride
Little Switzerland … The General Store … great food and drink … right off the Blueridge Parkway … 35 minute scenic ride
Sugar Mountain Ski area and Grandfather Mountain … home of the swinging bridge … 1 hr and 15 minutes up route 221 North
Gem Mining … Little Switzerland and Lake Lure … 35 minutes away