Chimney Rock is out US-64 E in Chimney Rock near Lake Lure.
It has hiking trails, incredible views and a long history.
In the late 19th Century, the area was owned by Jerome B. Freeman. He logged the area for the huge virgin black walnut trees. These enormous trees were cut by hand, dragged by oxen and taken by wagon to the railroad in Hendersonville. The trees were so huge, just one log could be hauled at a time. Continue reading Chimney Rock
When I was a kid, there was a store that sold jewelry, blown glass and porcelain animals and silk flowers. I used to stare for hours and save my money to buy some of my favorite things here. I bought a silk rose that looked so real. I had no idea there had ever been a hotel. It didn’t even have a third floor. Continue reading The Aethelwald Hotel, Brevard NC