Area Attractions

So much to do when you stay at 1898 Waverly Inn!

Biltmore House

Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore House is the largest privately owned house in the United States with 252 rooms. Wander the 2.5 acres of manicured gardens or hike the nearly 22 miles of well-maintained trails.

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Tryon Equestrian Center

Tryon Equestrian Center

An international hub for many of the world’s top equestrian athletes.

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duPont State Forest

DuPont State Forest

10,400 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls in the Little River valley of Henderson and Transylvania counties.

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Carl Sandburg Home

Carl Sandburg Home

Home of Poet and Author Carl Sandburg and Goat Dairy of his wife, Paula Sandburg. 264 acres of pastures, ponds, small mountains, hiking trails and fifty structures.

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Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock

Some of North Carolina’s most dramatic mountain scenery is found at Chimney Rock State Park, with the signature 315-foot spire overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure.

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Cradle of Forestry

Cradle of Forestry

America’s first school of Forestry Historic Site, established by George W. Vanderbilt on Frederick Law Olmsted's advice when he built the Biltmore House.

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1898 Waverly Inn is convenient to Historic Flat Rock, Asheville, Brevard, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Hendersonville's Small Boyd Park with Mini Golf May to September and Tennis year round is right next door.

Spend a day exploring the House, Garden and Grounds of the Biltmore Estate. Get outside and enjoy our mountains. This is a great place for hiking, kayaking, horse-back riding, mountain biking. Play one of our seven golf courses. Take some time to relax and fish. You can catch local and stocked trout in our mountain streams, bass, perch and other fish in our lakes. Spend a day sightseeing. Drive through some of our historic neighborhoods. Then head out of town. This area is so beautiful, with waterfalls and amazing vistas you can see without even getting out of your car. We have a number of charming local museums and Broadway quality Theater.

Check out Lee Pantas' outstanding "The Ultimate Guide to Asheville, Hendersonville & The Western North Carolina Mountains" for great ideas about how to tour our area. The evening social hour and breakfast are great times to ask us for recommendations about the things to do in North Carolina.

This area is known for its many beautiful waterfalls. While you are here, make sure you take the time to visit at least a couple of these remarkable sites. Here is a neat Web site on North Carolina Waterfalls. It is updated on a regular basis and has beautiful pictures!

Driving through Henderson County in western North Carolina, it soon becomes evident that you are in apple country. Henderson County, NC produces more than 80 percent of the apples grown in the state. For more information on our apples, including tours, visit and tour our many apple orchards. Labor Day Weekend we celebrate our apple growing history at the annual Apple Festival in historic downtown Hendersonville.