• Feb. 28th, 2018

    Chamber to Host 2018 Sale on the Trail

    Don’t miss 19 miles of bargains at the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge’s annual Sale on the Trail Saturday, April 21st from 8-2 p.m. The Sale stretches along US Highway 74A from Gerton to Bills Creek.

    Merchants and residents will be offering a variety of items including custom arts and crafts, clothes, sporting goods, household items and more.

    Come early for the best selection. The sale offers residents a great way to “recycle” unused items just in time for spring cleaning.  It also provides area business owners a great venue for attracting customers to your store by having a fun sidewalk sale.

    Individual vendor booth space is available on the concrete pad by the Lake Lure Welcome Center for $10, or $20 if you want to rent a rectangular folding table.

    Call the chamber office at info@hickorynutchamber.org or 828-625-2725.

    This fund-raising event supports the programs and work of the Chamber. All monies raised stay within the community to support our mission to help make the Gorge a great place to live, work, and play

    Feb. 14th, 2018

    Dining, Shopping and Lodging Packages and all kinds of Discounts to Create your Own One-of-a-Kind Valentine's Day or Weekend!

    From wine and roses and four-course dinners to special hikes and discounted shopping, our shops, restaurants, and lodging partners have pulled out all the stops for a Sweet Valentine's Day for you and your special someone.  Be sure to look for those four little words below that you might have to mention to get your discount! 

    Rumbling Bald Resort
    Check out the “Wine and Rose” lodging package. Featuring 20 percent off lodging, which includes a bottle of wine or Champagne & a rose upon arrival. Treat your sweetheart to a romantic dinner with a chef-inspired Valentine’s menu.

    1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa
    Cloak yourself in the class and charm of this iconic hotel, as you make it part of your unique Valentine’s Day experience. The restaurant will feature a four-course menu with your choice of entrée. Reservations are required, so call the front desk at 828-625-2525 extension "0" to make your plans!

    La Strada at Lake Lure:
    For Valentine's Day only, mention the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber to your server and receive one complimentary dessert with the purchase of two entrees, (pizza not included).

    The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant
    For a Valentine’s Day without any fuss. The Esmeralda will feature its regular dinner menu as well as a delicious pre-fix menu for Valentine's Day beginning on Saturday, February 9th - Saturday, February 17th.  On Wednesday, February 14th the restaurant will feature a special pre-fix menu only.  The Inn is also offering an amazing Valentine's Package available for those interested in overnight lodging. 

    Grafton Lodge

    How do you spell Valentine’s Day? American breakfast for two, a bottle of wine, wine tastings at Burntshirt Vineyards, Roses and chocolate covered roses. That’s the way the Grafton Lodge spells Valentine’s Day!

    Larkin’s on the Lake

    Did someone say Lobster or Filet? Why not both? Celebrate love in the air with Larkin’s on the Lake for their special Valentine’s Day Menu.

    Medina’s Village Bistro

    Valentine's Weekend February 9th through the 11th and on Valentine's Day, Medina’s will feature a special Valentine's Menu to treat those you Love to an evening out or for Sunday Breakfast. Call for a dinner reservation 828-989-4529. Breakfast is first come, first served.

    Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

    Share a cherished moment with your sweetie on top Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, or better yet, in the Opera Box enjoying expansive views.  (They’ve had quite a few proposals in the Park over the years; hint, hint!) Buy 1 regular-price adult admission ticket, get one free. 

    Coupon required; download from the website and present it in print or on your mobile device at the Ticket Plaza at time of purchase. Valid February 9-13, 2018. 

    Lake Lure Landing

    For a thoughtful twist on Valentine’s Day, surprise someone you love by taking their car to Lake Lure Landing for a gas fill up. Pamper yourself in the meantime by sitting in the warmth of the car enjoying a complimentary cup of coffee or soft drink while the folks at Lake Lure Landing provide full car-side service all day!

    Bubba O’Leary’s General Store & Outfitters

    Mention the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber anytime during Valentine’s Day on Feb. 15th to President’s Day on Feb. 19th and receive ten percent off your purchase.  Valid only once per person.

    April's Boutique

    Here’s a sweet deal to make your heart skip a beat. April’s Boutique will have a year-end clearance for the entire month of February, featuring between 30-60 percent off the entire store!

    Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery

    Valentine’s Day Only – Mention the HNG Chamber and get $2 off any appetizer.

    Coffee on the Rocks

    Dress up and have fun! Capture Valentine’s Day with a distinctive old-timey photo. Mention the HNG Chamber and get ten percent off your photo. Sweet!

    The Old Rock Café
    Located right next to the entrance of Chimney Rock State Park, the Old Rock Café will offer a couple's lunch of an Old Rock Club, two bowls of homemade soup and a dessert to share for $15.99. The special will run Wednesday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 18. The Café will also feature several local winter beers on special during those days.