December 12, 2020

Romantic Cabin Getaway In Chimney Rock North Carolina

There is nothing more romantic and cozy than a cabin getaway in the mountains. The endless amount of outdoor activities to do in Chimney Rock make it a nature lover’s paradise. It is the perfect destination for your honeymoon or anniversary trip. Between the gorgeous scenery and quaint little downtown area full of local shops and restaurants, you’ll find a never-ending number of things to do together.

About/Location

Located about 45 minutes east of Asheville, Chimney Rock NC is a popular destination for a cabin getaway, and for good reason. It is most well-known for Chimney Rock State Park and the unique and charming Chimney Rock Village . Approximately 17 million tourists visit each year to fall head over heels in love with this charming little mountain town.The peak tourist season is summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. However in the winter months there are still plenty of restaurants to try in the village, beautiful hikes and scenic drives to take, and snow activities nearby.

Where To Stay

Cabin Hosts’ Rock View Cabin is a romantic 1 bed 1 bath cabin getaway located in Chimney Rock. It features a hot tub and provides incredible mountain views. The cabin is nestled in the mountain just above the village and backs up to a private portion of Chimney Rock State Park. It is secluded enough to offer a romantic private getaway while still being just a quick walk or drive away from the village.

There is ample deck space to enjoy the view, a propane grill (propane provided), firepit, and a fenced in yard. You even have a direct view of a 441 foot waterfall where the fight scene in Last of the Mohicans was filmed!

We are pet-friendly too! Let us know in advance if you will be bringing along your four legged traveler. You can watch them play in the yard while you relax in the hot tub or enjoy a bottle of wine together on the deck.

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Best Things To Do

EAT

There are tons of local restaurants to try in Chimney Rock Village, which is just a quick walk or drive away from the Rock View Cabin. Some of our favorite restaurants for a date night include:
Medina’s Village Bistro, Riverwatch Bar & Grill, and Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room and Bistro. Enjoy a delicious meal on the patio and take in the incredible views!

DRINK

Chimney Rock has tons of small, local breweries and wineries to try. Our favorites include:
Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery - This brewery has four decks sitting on the Rocky Broad River, and the best craft beer in town. Enjoy a brew after a day of hiking.
Point Lookout Vineyards - Point Lookout Vineyards is located south of Chimney Rock State Park. It has gorgeous views and delicious wine! This is one of our favorite places to go for a weekend date.

Get Outside

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

No matter the season, one stop you can’t miss on your cabin getaway is Chimney Rock State Park . It is literally located right outside your back door! The state park covers over 8,000 acres and has something for everyone and every activity level.
Some of the most popular hikes in the area include the Hickory Nut Falls Trail, Exclamation Point Trail, and the Outcroppings Trail.
Be sure you make a trip up to the namesake granite monolith, Chimney Rock for the most iconic view in North Carolina. At an elevation of 2,280 feet above sea level, you can see views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure that are sure to take your breath away. You can take an elevator to the top, but we prefer to hike there via the Outcroppings trail.

If you’re a rock climber, you must visit Rumbling Bald Climbing Access . Rumbling Bald is a world-class bouldering area with over 1,500 problems to try, and is accessible for everyone at any level year-round. Because of our mild winters, the peak climbing season is actually in the fall and winter! Climbing access is free for individuals ($35 for groups) but does require a permit, which can be found at the Rumbling Bald trailhead.

CHIMNEY ROCK VILLAGE

Chimney Rock Village is a quaint little mountain town with tons of locally owned shops and restaurants. Visiting Chimney Rock Village is like taking a trip back in time. It has an old western look to it that will take you back to the 1920s and 30s when the town was put on the map and most of the buildings went up. Today you’ll find that the village has a quirky small town charm to it, and is unlike anywhere else in the world.

You’ll find a plethora of local shops in Chimney Rock Village, most notably including souvenir/gift shops, woodworking shops, and fudge shops! Because who doesn’t love handmade gifts and sweets? You could easily spend an entire afternoon shopping and walking along Main Street. Our favorite places to stop into include Bubba O’Leary’s General Store, John Bull Trading Co, Village Scoop, and The Hickory Nut.

ROCKY BROAD RIVER

When you’re done shopping in Chimney Rock Village, make your way down to the Rocky Broad Riverwalk. Rocky Broad River is a 33 mile long river that runs right alongside Chimney Rock Village. Here you’ll find locals enjoying the peaceful sounds of nature, dipping their feet in the water to cool off on a hot summer day, and fly fishing. Take an afternoon stroll to admire the beautiful views, have a romantic picnic alongside the river, or visit one of the many restaurants overlooking the water.

GO FOR A DRIVE

It's never a bad season for a drive through the mountains. Roll the windows down in the summer and admire the colors of the trees in the fall. In the winter, nothing makes our hearts warm quite like long-range views of snowy mountain tops and getting (intentionally) lost in the natural beauty. Make sure you have plenty of gas, snacks, and blankets. Find a pull-off to enjoy the sunset over the mountain views.

WINTER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

If you’re a skier or snowboarder , we recommend taking a day trip to the High Country of North Carolina where you’ll find the runs to be challenging and the lift tickets to be very reasonably priced. The most popular ski resort is Wolf Ridge , and the largest is Sugar Mountain . We also recommend Ski Beech (night skiing available!) and Appalachian Ski Mountain.
If you’re not a skier, there are still plenty of winter activities to try in the area such as ice skating, bouldering, or snow tubing. There are a few places to go snow tubing within a 40 minute drive of Chimney Rock including Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park and Black Bear Snow Tubing.

Stay In

COZY NIGHT IN

While there are so many outdoor activities to try in Chimney Rock, don’t forget to take a break for an evening and have a cozy night in. Relax and enjoy the incredible views!
In the summer we love to grill in the yard or admire the views from the deck over a glass of wine.
In the winter we love to watch a movie, pick up take out from a local restaurant or cook together, relax in the hot tub, and make s'mores around the fire.

No matter what season you are visiting Chimney Rock or what activities you like to do, you are sure to have an amazing, romantic cabin getaway that will leave you wanting to come back for more. We hope to see you soon!