Chimney Rock Village
There would be no Chimney Rock Village without our visitors. The existence of our community evolved around the decades of visitors clamoring to see and get to the 315 foot monolith that shadows over our quaint village.

Today, Hickory Nut Gorge and the Western North Carolina region is increasingly being recognized as an emerging location for outdoor enthusiasts thanks to our incredible scenery, variety of outdoor activities, and sense of community.

Specifically contained within this stunning backdrop we call Hickory Nut Gorge is the thriving heartbeat of our area - Chimney Rock Village and its sister community, Lake Lure.

Our friendly and fun little village has a unique vibe and history all its own. Lying directly below the famous vistas of Chimney Rock Mountain, the entrance to Chimney Rock State Park is in the heart of the village.

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And it contains almost three miles of the scenic Rocky Broad River, which is the prime source of water into Lake Lure. The best way to enjoy the river is by taking a stroll on the RiverWalk or by going kayaking and canoeing. Bring your own or rent one at the Lake Lure Marina, or the Lake Lure Adventure Company.

The relationship of how our two communities evolved is tied to a deep and shared history that is as much fun to tell as it is to learn.

To take in the sights from a completely different vantage point, visitors often bring their kayaks and canoes to traverse the Rocky Broad River. Anglers looking to snag bass and trout are also a common site along the river's edge. Like the people of Lake Lure, the residents and business owners of Chimney Rock Village are eager to share our mutual home with you.

Our quaint and quirky village, in particular, welcomes you with its delightful assortment of hostelries, eateries, attractions, shops and services; the friendliness of the Villagers; the permanence of the mountains; and a state park with an entrance right on Main Street.

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