Hickory Nut Gorge, which includes the towns of Gerton, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, and Bill’s Creek, is uniquely diverse in both its geographic location and its resident and business populations.
The area was born of grand vision in an era where lofty dreams led to bold plans. Influenced by the lake and mountain resorts of Europe, we were envisioned as a sanctuary for serenity and relaxation. We have evolved into a place where generations come to reconnect and newcomers discover a retreat from the rigors of day-to-day life.
Built on a pioneering spirit, we are a place that hearkens to a simpler time where the laughter of a child, a friendly smile and the warmth of a small town captivate our guests. We are the best of all that is Western North Carolina.
Discover a place for outdoor adventures, relaxing inns, charming shops, a day on the water, or a stroll along the river. We are a place where romance and charm converge with a storied history in a stunning setting.
We are a place where guests become residents, and often business owners, and those who choose life here wish to move not with the ticking of a clock but with the rhythm of the seasons.
Connections here run deep and hold fast. We invite you to experience this amazing place as our welcomed guest or as our future neighbor.