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Where our guests become our friends
The inn is so charming and cozy with delicious breakfasts to start your day; and the afternoons on the porch with wine and cheese was a perfect way to begin the evening of relaxing with friends and making new acquaintances.  An exceptional experience was had by all and will fondly be remembered!  ~ Charlotte, NC
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So much to do when you stay at 1898 Waverly Inn!

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.

Local Parks

  • Boyd Park with Mini Golf and Tennis
  • Patton Park: Nature Trails, Swimming, Athletic Field, Racquet Ball, Basketball Courts, Playground, Tennis Courts, Picnic Area, Skate Park
  • Jackson Park: Picnic Baseball, Soccer, Events, Tennis, Playgrounds, Walking trails and Nature
  • Berkley Park: Nature Trails, Athletic Field, Picnic Area
  • More local parks
  • Hiking
  • Waterfalls
  • Kayaking
  • Horse-back riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Sightseeing
  • Museums
  • Antique Stores
  • Factory Outlets
  • Galleries and Artist Studios
  • Microbreweries
  • Vineyards & Wineries
  • Museums

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.

Shopping

If shopping is what you like to do on vacation, you're in for a treat! We have antique stores, galleries, local artists and crafters and many unique boutiques. We have some real factory outlets and the Dillard's Clearance Center.

Featured Local Attractions

DuPont State Forest
10,400 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls in the Little River valley of Henderson and Transylvania counties. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and more.

Explore 80 miles of roads and trails through Western North Carolina mountains. Open to the public for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Discover waterfalls and incredible views. Scenes in Last of the Mohicans and The Hunger Games were filmed here. Free forest maps are available from Forest Service Staff and from volunteers in the forest.

There are 6 larger listed waterfalls and smaller ones to discover. Swimming and wading is allowed, but only in the areas below the waterfalls.

  • Bridal Veil Falls
  • Grassy Creek Falls
  • High Falls
  • Hooker Falls
  • Triple Falls
  • Wintergreen Falls

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Connemara Farms, the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer Carl Sandburg
Open daily, 9 AM - 5 PM

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.

Tour "Connemara" the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer, Carl Sandburg. The setting is beautiful! Explore grounds, trails, barns and outbuildings. The park is located on 264 acres in western North Carolina. The small lake is a great place to spot water birds as they migrate through this time of the year. The highlight is the goats. While Carl Sandburg wrote, his wife owned and ran a premier goat dairy. Baby goats are born each Spring

The North Carolina Arboretum
April 1 to October 31: 8 AM to 9 PM with entrance gates closing at 8 PM

The North Carolina Arboretum
April 1 to October 31: 8 AM to 9 PM with entrance gates closing at 8 PM
Baker Exhibit Center, Education Center and Bonsai Exhibition Garden
9 AM to 5 PM
The Connections Gallery; Baker Exhibit Center, Garden Level
11 AM to 4 PM
Savory Thyme Cafe
Tuesday through Saturday: 11AM to 4PM, Sunday, 12 Noon to 4PM

The 434-acre Arboretum includes 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails through the natural beauty of Western North Carolina. Explore the National Native Azalea Collection along Bent Creek. The National Native Azalea Collection is a wood-land garden with azaleas representing every species native to the US, along with many natural hybrids and selections. They will be spectacular late spring and early summer.

The Cradle of Forestry in America
America’s first school of Forestry Historic Site

Open daily, 9 AM - 5 PM, from April 12 - November 9

The beginning of forestry conservation in the United States: Established by George W. Vanderbilt when he built the Biltmore House on Frederick Law Olmsted's advice, the school focused on teaching forestry skills and transforming what is now the Pisgah National Forest after extensive devastating logging practices.

Two easy walking trails explore the history of Biltmore's Forestry School with a view of life in the early 1900's. Features include a restored logging locomotive, antique sawmill, one-room schoolhouse, general store, cabins, blacksmith shop, Virtual Firefighting Helicopter Ride, local art exhibits and a restaurant.

Major Attractions
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Biltmore Estate
The Flat Rock Playhouse
Blue Ridge Parkway
Chimney Rock Park
The Historic Johnson Farm
DuPont State Forest
The Folk Art Center
Lake Lure
Pisgah National Forest
Henderson County Heritage Museum
Western North Carolina Nature Center
Cradle of Forestry
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
The Thomas Wolfe House
Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
Model Railroad at the Historic Hendersonville Depot
Arts Center of Henderson County
Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
Henderson County Mineral & Lapidary Museum
Southern Appalachian Brewery
Falderal Winery
Burntshirt Vineyards
St. Paul Mountain Vineyard

Check out Lee Pantas' outstanding "The Ultimate Guide to Asheville, Hendersonville & The Western North" 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.