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Places to go

Blue Heron Point offers easy access to the many attractions in the area, including:

Asheville North Carolina              

The largest city in western North Carolina, Asheville is just 25 miles from Blue Heron Point.  Offering big-city amenities and cultural arts and dining second to none, Asheville is often recognized for its beauty, culture, and lifestyle.  Recent awards include being named one of the world's top 12 must-see destinations for 2007 by Frommer's travel guides, one of the top seven places to live in the U.S. by Frommer's in 2007, and  #23 of 200 metro areas for business and careers by Forbes.

 
Chimney Rock State Park
Located just 3 miles from Blue Heron Point, Chimney Rock State Park offers breathtaking views of Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge as well as many beautiful and scenic trails for hiking.  Afterwards, stop by the Village of Chimney Rock to grab a bite to eat and do some shopping.

 

Biltmore Estate

The Châteauesque-styled mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 remains the largest privately-owned home in the United States.  At 175,000 square feet and featuring 250 rooms, it stands today as one of the most prominent remaining examples of the Gilded Age.  In 2007, it was ranked eighth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.  This is a must see while you're in the area. 

 

Historic Hendersonville

Just 20 miles from Blue Heron Point, Hendersonville offers a charming, old-town shopping experience while also providing access to big-box shopping, a large variety of restaurants, and excellent healthcare services.

 

Blue Ridge Parkway
With 469 miles of scenic beauty, the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through parts of Western North Carolina and Virginia to the Smokies in Tennessee, and is recognized as one of the most scenic drives in the US.  Pick it up in Flatrock, just 25 miles from Blue Heron Point.
 
 

Black Mountain

Enjoy the small-town charm and artisan shops of Black Mountain, just 15 miles from Blue Heron Point.

 

Flatrock Playhouse

Take in a show at the Flatrock Playhouse, just 25 miles from Blue Heron Point.  What began as a few weeks of summer performances in 1940 is now an eight month season of plays including Broadway musicals, comedy, drama, and theatre. Flat Rock Playhouse hosts over 80,000 patrons annually and was recently designated the State Theater of North Carolina.

 

Hickory NC

Known to furniture shoppers everywhere as the place to buy quality furniture at discounted prices, Hickory Furniture Mart offers nearly 100 furniture outlet stores, shops and galleries with home furnishings, accessories, lighting, art, fine rugs, fabrics and much more – all with discounts up to 80% off retail.  Hickory NC is about 70 miles from Blue Heron Point and makes for an easy day trip.