Chimney Rock Village
Chimney Rock Village takes its name from a large granite outcropping located on a summit above the village itself in Chimney Rock State Park.

Located just south of Asheville, the Village sits at the base of the famous Chimney Rock and along the Rocky Broad River. Primarily catering to guests who are visiting the Rock and nearby Lake Lure, the Village is a thriving part of what makes visiting or living here so special.

A number of restaurants are located right on the bold Rocky Broad River, which flows right through the Village on its way to nearby Lake Lure.

Chimney Rock Village is in the Hickory Nut Gorge, a natural gap through the southern Appalachian Mountains that contains such unique geological features as the Chimney Rock formation itself as well as many rare plants and animals.

Chimney Rock Village
Incorporated in 1991, Chimney Rock Village is among just a few villages in North Carolina. Most buildings downtown, just outside Chimney Rock Park, date to the 1920s. The Village became a resort destination that has evolved and grown around the popularity of Chimney Rock State Park, which began to be developed in 1902.

Towering 315 feet over the Village, Chimney Rock State Park was privately owned for over 100 years. It became Chimney Rock State Park in 2007. With an elevation range from about 1,100 feet to 2,800 feet, the park will ultimately include over 5,000 acres. The 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls is among the most dramatic waterfalls in Western North Carolina and for movie fans, parts of “The Last of the Mohicans” were filmed there.

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