No Detail Overlooked in Historic Hendersonville
With a downtown area that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and an ideal location between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains, historic Hendersonville is the perfect jumping off point for both cultural and outdoor-oriented vacations.
Before setting out in search of nature wonders, take a day to visit some of the art galleries, antique shops, historical sites, and fine restaurants that populate the Main Street area. The Stone Angel from Thomas Wolfe’s novel Look Homeward, Angel is a great place to start, or you can go a few miles out of the way to visit Johnson Farm or the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.
When you are ready to explore some of the fine scenery around Hendersonville, take a spin on “America’s Favorite Drive,” the Blue Ridge Parkway. While you probably won’t have time to cruise all 469 miles of terrain between Shenandoah National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are some great stopping points where you can enjoy hiking, picnicking, and fishing.
If you prefer to stay closer to your Hendersonville cabin rental, then Jump Off Rock is an ideal overlook for you. Located only 5 miles from downtown, it offers breathtaking, panoramic views of both the Blue Ridge and Pisgah mountain ranges and is a great place to relax amidst towering beauty.
Venturing slightly further from your home away from home, you can enjoy a hidden botanical wonderland at Pearson’s Falls in Saluda. Crystal-clear streams meander through 268 acres of untouched forest and eventually culminate in a 90-foot waterfall, which is a must-see on any journey into the foothills.