Valuing Residents, Welcoming Visitors
Chimney Rock Village is the vibrant retail and visitor heartbeat of stunning Hickory Nut Gorge, a natural gap that winds through the southern Appalachian Mountains.
It contains such unique geological features as the Chimney Rock formation itself and many rare plants and animals.
Located just over an hour from Charlotte, only 25 miles south of Asheville, and a short 30 minutes from Hendersonville, Chimney Rock Village sits at the base of the famous Chimney Rock State Park and along the Rocky Broad River.
"Chimney Rock" takes its name from a large granite outcropping located on a summit above the Village itself.
Known as a trendy and laid-back vacation spot, day-trip adventure destination, and a perfect weekend getaway, the Village is also an ideal place to start a family, retire, or raise school-age children.
The Village has long served as the commercial hub where residents from nearby Lake Lure come for social outings, dining, hiking, fishing, and meeting up with friends at one of our handful of cool outdoor bars and cafes.
Distinctive to the Village is our very own ‘in town’ Rocky Broad RiverWalk, an easily accessible trail, picnic, and fishing spot favored by visitors and locals alike.
Towering 315 feet over the Village, the historic Chimney Rock State Park was privately owned for over 100 years. It became an official North Carolina State Park in 2007.
With an elevation range from about 1,100 feet to 2,800 feet, the park will ultimately include over 5,000 acres.
The 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls is among the most dramatic waterfalls in the United States, made forever famous for its footage in the movie, The Last of the Mohicans, filmed here in 1992.
Whether it's strolling Main Street, fishing on the river, dining at one of our cafes, or scaling the heights of our cliffs, Chimney Rock Village has something for everyone and every age.