Located deep within the Pisgah National Forest, Hot Springs is a place to go for rejuvenation, adventure, and relaxation. This charming mountain town gets its name from a natural wonder – hot mineral springs. Located deep within the earth, the water has some pretty ‘magical’ powers.
If you want to enjoy the healing and relaxation powers for yourself, you can soak in the waters at Hot Springs Resort and Spa.
You can enjoy your very own jacuzzi tub...for one, or two. The hot, carbonated waters are loaded with minerals that detoxify and repair the body.
Each personal jacuzzi hot spring tub comes with a breathtaking view!
If you're looking to really make a full weekend getaway out of it, the resort and spa allows you a place to pitch your tent. Perfect for those hiking the Appalachian Trail and popping in to Hot Springs.
It's a pretty cool added bonus that one of the best hiking trails in the nation (the Appalachian Trail) cuts right through this small and scenic town. Perfect for those wanting a weekend of relaxation...but also a little adventure!
Just a quick hike from Hot Springs, you'll find Lover's Leap. The rock outlook gives you breathtaking views of the French Broad River and surrounding mountains.
If you have a little more time on your hands, hike to the large, grassy field with panoramic views at Max Patch.
Whitewater rafting enthusiasts flock to Hot Springs for the challenging waters of the French Broad River.
Back in town you'll find a wide assortment of shops, restaurants, and activities.
And if you're looking for a little more fun - there's always a good time to be had. Hot Springs is host to several festivals a year, with the next one being the French Broad River Festival.
If you want to enjoy the rejuvenation powers of the hot springs, but ensure you get a good night's sleep, there's a wide assortment of lodging options. Rent a cozy mountain cabin surrounded by trees, or stay in a beautiful B & B like the Mountain Magnolia Inn pictured above.
While Hot Springs' claim to fame is its amazing natural hot springs, there's really SO much more to this mountain town than just a little rejuvenation. Come for the relaxation, but don't forget to include a little adventure plus a good time.
Next time I want a break from the world and a weekend to clear my mind – I know exactly where I’m going! Have you visited Hot Springs before? What are some of your favorite things to do in this beautiful town?