The majority of our Blue Ridge communities are located inside a unique "thermal belt" allowing us to enjoy outdoor waterfalls and trails year-round. There is one exception to this "rule" and it applies to trails located along the Blue Ridge Parkway or at elevations higher than 1800 feet above sea level.
Before heading to "higher ground" please check the Blue Ridge Parkway's interactive road map. It shows current road conditions and real time road closures. https://www.nps.gov/maps/full.html?mapId=e212fcb5-4ff9-4787-bbe4-3d40cc0d0daa#9/35.7610/-81.6174
Consider exploring our area state parks! Lake James State Park includes two areas, the Catawba Area and the larger Paddy's Creek Area. Paddy's Creek Area includes hiking and biking trails. During the warm weather season, it also opens the swimming beach and offers canoe/kayak rentals! From most of our lodging properties, Lake James State Park is an easy 30 minute drive.
Grandfather State Park, South Mountains State Park, and Chimney Rock State Park are all within an hour (+/-) drive from the majority of our lodging properties. Each of these unique partks is open year round, however, we do suggest calling ahead during winter months.
If you have questions or need more fun ideas, give us a call! 888-233-6111