Small Towns with Big Hearts in the Blue Ridge Foothills of North Carolina

In Rutherford County, there is a good reason to go exploring.  Our unique destination offers something for everyone with our quaint small towns of Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Forest City, Ellenboro, and Bostic. What makes these small towns so unique?  Each town has something different to offer, and they are close enough to each other that you can explore them all in a weekend!  From main street strolls, and locally owned shops, to outdoor adventures and expansive views, there is a world waiting for you to explore, enjoy and love. Take a scenic drive, attend a local festival or explore the many parks and trails our beautiful county offers.  We promise an experience that reminds you to take a deep breath, to look around, and to enjoy the simple moments that matter in every town and in every season.

Scenic Drives and Tours

Agritourism

Farming is a rich part of our heritage and visiting local farms during your next vacation will guarantee…

Lakeview Tour

This tour will take you around the backside of the lake to Rumbling Bald Resort and offers brilliant…

Art Mural Tour

The unique towns of Rutherford County, NC boast a series of murals that speak to our history, our beauty…