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  • Bat Cave Bat Cave

    Bat Cave, situated west of Chimney Rock Village, proudly retains its historic ambiance and welcoming hospitality! Home to the 186-acre Bat Cave Preserve, this little enclave of the Gorge offers interesting little shops, quirky gift items, local art, homemade goodies, as well as seasonal items.

    Bat Cave is the longest known granite fissure cave in the world, home to many bats and owned by the Nature Conservancy.

    Come visit, spend a few days, and discover this wonderful quaint little town hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Rent a cottage or cabin and experience the natural beauty, incredible outdoor amenities, and genuine mountain hospitality.

    Centrally located in the Hickory Nut Gorge, along the Rocky Broad River, Bat Cave offers a respite from your busy world. Explore waterfalls, wineries, nearby Chimney Rock Park and more.  It’s a recipe for a fun and relaxing time. AH, just smell that fresh mountain air and see Mother Nature at her best!

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