To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.207.6013 or email Taylor at if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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Hampton Inn & Suites

227 Sparks Drive, Forest City, NC 28043

Find the perfect balance of comfort and convenience at our Hampton Inn & Suites Forest City hotel. Experience the area’s southern charm just minutes from our hotel with a stroll through historic downtown. Visit the quaint boutiques, antique shops and restaurants. Our modern guest rooms feature free WiFi, a coffeemaker, flat-screen TV and free in-room movie channels. Upgrade to a suite for extra space, sofa bed, mini-refrigerator and microwave. Start each day with our free hot breakfast, or grab one of Hampton’s On the Run™ Breakfast Bags, available Monday through Friday. Kick off your day with a workout in our 24-hour fitness center or take a dip in our outdoor pool. After a busy day unwind on our patio next to the fire. Plan a meeting in our conference room fully equipped with A/V equipment and perfect for small meetings and training sessions.