Take a ride just 40 miles north of Asheville NC to beautiful Hot Springs NC where you can soak in naturally hot geothermal-heated mineral waters in the clean mountain air. Signs of Native American presence date back nearly 5,000 years. Many have believed the springs have healing powers and it has been a destination resort for spiritual retreat and healing since the 1700’s. Today you can enjoy outdoor modern Jacuzzi style hot tubs situated along the banks of Spring Creek and the French Broad River. Open year round.
Located near the Appalachian Trail, you may see “through-hikers” in town as this is the first stop in civilization from the beginning of the trail in Georgia. It’s fun to ask their trail name and listen to their adventures.