Our small village is quiet, quaint, friendly and beautiful. We create our own "night life" around here which usually consists of music around our large, common fire pit, roasting marshmallows, meeting new friends or heading down to Wiseman's View in the Linville Gorge to search for one of the South's most written about mysteries...the Brown Mountain Lights, one of NC's most famous legends.
Since the German engineer, Gerard Will de Brahm, recorded the mysterious lights here in 1771, thousands of scientists, UFO buffs and just ordinary people have been showing up here to take a look for themselves. Google Brown Mountain Lights or check out the X-Project-Paranormal Magazine and you will see how interesting it really is. Better yet, come on up and bring your flashlight and maybe you will get to see them for yourself!
The Linville Falls General Store is located right across the street from our Lodge and offers drinks, snacks, some groceries, outdoor gear, fresh pizza, beer and more. Lousie's Rock House Restaurant, located in a building that is on the National Register of Historic Places, is also just across the street from us and offers a traditional American menu three meals a day (closed Tuesdays). The quaint and beautiful Linville Falls Community Church is located about 50 steps away from our Lodge.
Linville Falls Winery is just around a couple of curves on 221N from our Lodge. They have live music on weekends, a beautiful tasting room and a great selection of local wine!
Crossnore Weavers and the Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery, located on Crossnore Scool's campus, was created to preserve the Appalachian art of hand-weaving, to give an economic opportunity to women, and to promote Crossnore School & Children’s Home through the sale of beautiful hand-woven goods all over the world. The Sloop Chapel, who's mission is captured in the powerful fresco masterpiece of Ben Long’s rendering of Mark 10:14, “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not; for such is the kingdom of God.”~ Mark 10:14, is also on this campus and is only 6 miles away from the Village. This is a great place to shop for arts and crafts and the visit to the Chapel is truly a special experience.
It is about 13 miles to a full-fledged grocery store, about 45 minutes on the Blue Ridge Parkway to outlet shopping in Blowing Rock, and Boone (home to Appalachian State University) is about a 30 minute drive from our location.