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 828.287.6013 or email Taylor at if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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The Old Rock Cafe

431 Main St., Chimney Rock, NC 28720

You know those great little places you find on the best road trips? The Old Rock Café is one of them. The Old Rock Café is a down-to-earth diner located next to the entrance of Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock Village. Dine in the cozy dining room or relax outdoors on the riverside deck with a great view of Chimney Rock and the Rocky Broad River flowing past. Check out the memorabilia of the "Rock" while you’re here for a glimpse of what life was like over the past 100 years; it’ll give you something to smile about! The Old Rock Café proudly serve a growing selection of local and organic foods and beverages. Enjoy grilled sandwiches, fresh salads and tasty desserts. Treat yourself to one of the 100% grass-fed beef burgers, one of the 2014 Zagat-rated “Must-try Burgers across the Country!” Or warm up with Old Rock's award-winning chili or a soup of the day. Wash it all down with one of Old Rock's many regional craft brews.  Planning a picnic or hitting the trails? Order a Hiker’s Lunch to take with you. Old Rock also offer catering services to groups that visit Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Annual pass-holders get 15% off food and beverages (excluding alcohol) at the Old Rock. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook (Old Rock Café) for specials and updates. The Old Rock Café is open all year except on Thanksgiving and Christmas day, weather permitting.