a Guide to Black Mountain, NC!
We're so excited to announce our Spring Open House dates! Whether you're local or traveling from afar, Black Mountain, NC is such a great place for a variety of reasons! I've highlighted a few of our favorite local spots below!
Above image is courtesy of Explore Asheville (www.exploreasheville.com).
Above image is from Google Maps.
Places to Stay in Black Mountain
If you are traveling from out of town and looking for a place to stay, here are a few of my favorites:
- Black Mountain Bungalow (AirBnB)
- Eco Home (AirBnB)
- Red Rocker Inn (Historic Bed & Breakfast)
- Monte Vista (Boutique Hotel)
- Arbor House (Bed & Breakfast)
- Hampton Inn - We've heard really great things about this Hampton Inn. Plus it's about a 3 minute walk to our shop!
Places to Eat in Black Mountain
Ohh, where do I start?? Since we're located downtown, most of these places are walk-able. I'll notate which restaurants are downtown with an * behind the name. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Louise's Kitchen* is a really cute breakfast spot that we visit quite frequently! It's located in a historic house, located right across the street from our studio. Be sure to try the jam!
- Four Sisters Bakery has lots of yummy baked goods.
- Blue Ridge Biscuit Company is just your traditional southern breakfast kind of place...we really liked it!
- Open Oven* is a great little grab and go bakery that also has a sit-down restaurant.
- Pure & Proper* is a new restaurant in town and is a must-try...especially if you love old buildings. Converted from an old gas station, you'll find coffee and street waffles in the morning and really nice (fancy!) dishes for lunch and dinner.
- 107 Market & Deli* is new and directly across the street from us! Highly recommend!
- Taco Billy* is a new taco shop in town that is DELICIOUS. Don't skip the queso!
- Black Mountain Kitchen & Alehouse* serves the best fried chicken sandwich around!
- Cousin's Cuban Cafe* is authentic Cuban food and really great customer service! We got their breakfast and it was delicious. We went back a few weeks ago for lunch and we are big fans!
- Veranda* is a great options for soups, salads and sandwiches.
- Clean Plate has delicious tacos!
- The Grange* has suchhhhh a good BBQ sandwich. Peter loves their burgers and the poutine is great too!
- 107 Market & Deli* is owned by the same folks who own The Grange (above) and they're directly across the street from us! Highly recommend the meatball sub!
- Smoke* serves really great barbecue! I highly recommend the poutine!
- My Father's Pizza* is a classic. It's a well established family restaurant that is right in the heart of downtown Black Mountain. I highly recommend the bruschetta and meatballs! Any of their pizzas are amazing.
- Fresh Wood Fired Pizza is another favorite spot!
- Black Mountain Bistro* is a really nice locally owned bistro!
- Trailhead Restaurant & Bar* has yummy soups, salads, sandwiches and tacos.
- Goldfinch* has such great small plates and meals! Don't skip the mac & cheese pancakes!
- The Grocery rotates their menu and has really unique and yummy small plates.
- Milton's has delicious, seasonal, regionally inspired southern food.
Also, Asheville is just a stone's throw away with some of the best restaurants and breweries in the country!
Things to do in Black Mountain
Well, aside from visiting us and Black Mountain Yarn shop ;) there is SO much to do.
- If you've never been to Black Mountain before, walking the streets downtown is definitely a must. There are so many cute little shops to explore and things to see.
- If you're looking to get some easy, flat walking in, Lake Tomahawk is a great place for walking laps.
- Driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway is my favorite thing to do and it's only about 30 minutes away. If you're looking to spend several hours doing this, Waterrock Knob and Craggy Gardens are two of my favorite stops on the Parkway.
- If you are looking for a local hike, Rattlesnake Mountain or Lookout Point are pretty moderate/strenuous, but REALLY great hikes with awesome views of Black Mountain and Montreat. I highly recommend hiking polls and shoes if you have them (there's some rock scrambling involved).
If you want to explore other local areas, be sure to check out my "Quilter's Guide to the Blue Ridge Mountain" blog post. Waynesville and Asheville are two spots that I highlight on the post with more specific ideas.
I think that covers it! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and let us know. We hope to see you soon!