Local Attractions


The Cedarwood Inn is only minutes from these attractions:

Carl Sandburg’s Connemara – National Park. Walk trails on 264 acres, tour house, visit barn and goat herd.Check their schedule for performances of Carl Sandburg’s wonderful  Rutabaga Stories.

Flat Rock Playhouse – One of the top 10 summer theaters in the nation, open from June through December.

Blue Ridge Parkway – Just north of Hendersonville, a beautiful drive through the mountains in any season.

Lake Lure – One of the 10 most spectacular man made lakes in the south with 27 miles of shoreline and 1,500 acres of crystal clear water.

>Biltmore Estate – An absolute must see! Tour the 250 room house, drive through the 12,000 beautifully groomed acres, visit the winery, grab a sandwich or dine at one of the restaurants, take in the dairy barn, the greenhouses, and so much more.

Brevard Music Center – A campus for serious music students to study over the summer with distinguished musicians with an intense performance schedule during June – August.

NC Arboretum – Located in Asheville. Miles of hiking and biking trails, state-of-the-art greenhouse, educational opportunities, 426 acre facility open daily, except Christmas.

DuPont State Park – Eighty miles of hiking, biking & horseback trails. Registered NC Game Lands open to the general public. Beautiful waterfalls and forest, a must for outdoor enthusiasts.

Horseback Riding – You can watch a steeplechase or take a ride in the woods or mountains.

Chimney Rock – Will take your breath away. Climb to top or take 26 story elevator. Trails too!

Jump Off Rock – A pleasant trip to learn about a Native American legend.

Golf – From 9 to 18 hole courses or driving ranges, our climate provides four seasons of ideal conditions for golfers.

Boating – Kayak/Canoe/Tube the Nantahala, French Broad or Green Rivers.

Fish – Fishing opportunities are plentiful, on your own or with a professional guide.

Pisgah National Forest – The Cradle of Forestry, Pink Beds, Wildlife Education Center and Fish Hatchery, Shining Rock Wilderness, Sliding Rock, and so much more.

Hiking and Biking – Hiking trails are unlimited, including DuPont State Forest, Pisgah Forest, Connemara, Appalachian Trail. Biking events and routes are available.

Apple Orchards – During season you can pick yourself or buy at the orchards, learn everything about apples, join in Hendersonville’s Apple Festival fun.