• Welcome to The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge!

    Deep Roots & Strong Connections

  • Living Here Living Here

    The Gorge is a warm and inviting community with a host of amenities for every age and interest. Here, we balance work and play because we understand that an office doesn’t always require four walls. Click here
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  • Visitors Visitors

    Discover a place for outdoor adventures, relaxing inns, rustic hideaways, charming shops, waterfront strolls, or a hike in the forest. Here, time stands still, nature reigns, smiles are abundant, and visitors will experience a profound sense of peace.  Click here
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  • Community Community

    Hickory Nut Gorge is a 20,000-acre, 14-mile-long canyon that cuts a picturesque pass as deep as 1,800 feet through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Abundant in undisturbed forests, waterfalls, and granite cliffs, the Gorge is home to the communities of Gerton, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock Village, Lake Lure, and Bill’s Creek. Click here
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  • Business Business

    Your Chamber is comprised of dedicated residents and business owners who work to promote economic progress and quality of life in Hickory Nut Gorge. By advocating for business-friendly policies and protecting the natural integrity of the land, we create an atmosphere that encourages visitation, business growth, and a strong sense of community.  Click here
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  • IT WAS A GRAND GALA!

    The 2022 Great Gatsby Holiday Gala was a roaring success!

    From the top hats to the spats, and the feathers to the flapper dresses, gala guests were all "the cat's meow" Thursday night.

    We were kicking up our heels and enjoying fine food and luscious libations at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa. While everyone was a winner, lucky Amanda Wright won the $1,500 cash shopping spree, so she'll be having a very happy holiday!

    Thank you to the Gala Committee members who made this year a smashing success, and to the Corporate and Individual Sponsors - we couldn't have done it without you.

  • IT WAS A ROARING GOOD TIME! IT WAS A ROARING GOOD TIME!

    2022 Great Gatsby Holiday Gala
  • THANK YOU GALA SPONSORS!