Our unique properties invite sweet dreams and terrific getaways. We have it all, from a full-service resort to a place to rest for you and the one you love – even it it’s your horse.

Bed & Breakfasts / Inn

At the Carrier Houses Bed & Breakfast, innkeepers Dan and Lynn Hegeman care for two side-by-side Victorian homes built in the 1800s in downtown Rutherfordton. Also in Rutherfordton, you’ll find The Firehouse Inn, a renovated 1925 town hall and fire station.

Hotels / Motels

Family-owned, independent destinations, such as 16-room The Carter Lodge at Chimney Rock, will find you sleeping under pretty guilts, enjoying the sounds of the river and trout fishing in their stocked river. If a chain hotel is more your style, we offer familiar destinations, such as Holiday Inn Express and Baymont Inn & Suites in Forest City.

Camping / Glamping / Cabins

Vacation rentals are tucked into scenic nooks throughout our county. Pine Gables Log Cabins features historic log cabins circa 1800s that were once a stop on a stagecoach trail. Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground is one of many campground choices, offering tent camping and RV hook-ups along the Rocky Broad River. You’ll find Four Seasons Cottages & Cabins ideally located between Chimney Rock and Lake Lure.

Did You Know?

Four Paws Kingdom Campground in Rutherfordton is the only campground in the country dedicated to canines and their humans.

We Don't Horse Around About Pet-Friendly Lodging

Come to Bed & Barn Farms in Forest City to book a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment and a four-stall barn for your horse. Wooded riding trails and green paddocks are waiting for you at this 32-acre property.

Luxurious Resorts and Historic Inns

They are in fine supply here. An easy-going, country club-style atmosphere greets guests at Rumbling Bald Resort. Surrounded by the towering cliffs of Rumbling Bald Mountain, the 2,900-acre property offers a beach, dining, hiking, biking and two golf courses. The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa offers across-the-street lake access complete with beach, children’s water park and splendid views. See early 20th century art, request a tour of their antique music boxes, and stay where the stars from “Dirty Dancing” lived during filming. The Esmeralda Inn offers rustic comfort and sophisticated amenities, such as Bose electronics, Anichini linens, environmentally friendly spa toiletries and fine dining at its farm-to-table restaurant.

For a completely different twist on resorts and RV parks, there's Apple Valley Farm Motorcoach Resort, located at Rumbling Bald Resort. One of the most upscale RV resorts on the East Coast, Apply Valley lots, with access to Rumbling Bald Resort amenities, are available to rent or own.

View all of our lodging destinations here.