Top 11 Mountain Towns In North Carolina

Continuing on our quest to find amazing spots in North & South Carolina, today we’re looking for amazing towns in North Carolina. We set out to find amazing mountain spots that cover the span of the mountain chains in NC. To find all of these spots, you’ve got to look a bit past just the tourist traps and really dig to find the true gems.

1) Asheville

Photo credit: Mr Seb via Flickr

Photo credit: Mr Seb via Flickr

Our top pick, Asheville is an amazing spot to start out our list of amazing mountain towns in North Carolina.

2) Bryson City

Photo credit: Timothy Wildey via Flickr

Photo credit: Timothy Wildey via Flickr

If you love the outdoors, there’s few better places than Bryson City. Secluded yet accessible, you’re sure to have a great time relaxing outdoors here.

3) Marshall

Via David Wilson on Flickr

Via David Wilson on Flickr

Arts and crafts isn’t just for school anymore – the people of Marshall, NC have built an amazing culture right in the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

4) Hot Springs

Via David Wilson on Flickr

Via David Wilson on Flickr

Hot Springs, famous for their ealing hot mineral springs, notched highly for tourists visiting this mountainous area of North Carolina.

5) Burnsville

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Via Daniel Lockridge on Flickr

The tallest spot here, Burnsville is known for fun things to do like hiking, golf, camping and fishing. You’ll want to check out the waterfalls here, too.

6) Cherokee

Photo: Sheila C on Flickr

Photo: Sheila C on Flickr

In Cherokee, you can learn more about the Native Americans that call this amazing town home. Have fun outdoors or indoors with their famous casino.

7) Morganton

Photo: Ron Reiring on Flickr

Photo: Ron Reiring on Flickr

Known for their large free festival, Morganton has a lot to offer for your next getaway.

8) Chimney Rock

Photo: chucka_nc on Flickr

Photo: chucka_nc on Flickr

There’s few places like Chimney Rock, NC. The stunning state park is home to a 404-foot waterfall and clear air that’ll let you see 75 miles away. A must visit.

9) Beech Mountain

Photo: TranceMist on Flickr

Photo: TranceMist on Flickr

Did someone say skiing? What list of North Carolina mountain destinations would be complete without a mention of this great ski resort?

10) Lake Lure

Photo credit: Payton Chung via Flickr

Photo credit: Payton Chung via Flickr

Filled with fun trail parks and natural beauty, Lake Lure is another great spot to visit in NC.

11) Sylva

Photo credit: Keith Allison on Flickr

Photo credit: Keith Allison
on Flickr

Simple yet chic – Sylva, NC has fun little spots like a brewery, spa and nature tours to let you kick back and relax.