Hendersonville NC is a wonderful and historic town, full of history and plenty of things to do and see, all on its own. Hendersonville is a popular place for people to visit, full of activities to keep everyone busy, whether you’re more of an outdoor person or you prefer to stay indoors or in the city.
Grab your bags and let us help you make the most out of your trip to the wonderful mountain town of Hendersonville NC.
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Where is Hendersonville NC?
Hendersonville is known as “The City of Four Seasons” and is at an elevation of 2200 feet. The border between North Carolina and South Carolina is 15 miles south of Hendersonville, and the city itself is the a county seat for Henderson County.
History of Hendersonville NC
Hendersonville once belonged to the Cherokee and used as hunting grounds before William Mills discovered the area.
William was a Revolutionary War soldier and in the late 1870’s, the Cherokee were driven out so the land could be taken. Mills claimed the land with a grant, and with his guidance, he led the community to become what it is today.
The General Assembly gave the community a charter, and it became the city of Hendersonville. They recognized it as the county seat on January 7, 1847. Both the city and the council’s namesake belong to Leanord Henderson, once the Chief Justice of North Carolina Supreme Court.
Hendersonville NC has always been a favorite place for tourists and has been known for its apples since the 18th century.
Hendersonville Travel Guides and Blogs
We love Hendersonville NC and have been visiting this wonderful mountain city and its surrounding areas for over 30 years. Hendersonville is one of the main reasons we fell in love with these mountains, and raised our family here in Western North Carolina.
Below you'll find all of Hendersonville NC Travel Guides, featuring best places to eat, things to do, information on apple orchards, and more!
Hendersonville NC Guided Tours - A Great Way to Explore
When you're visiting Hendersonville, it's hard to know where to start and what to see. There are so many things to see and do, and it's tough to decide which ones are really worth your time. That's where local guided tours come in.
Local Hendersonville tours are a great way to see new places and also a great way to meet other travelers and make new friends. When visiting Hendersonville NC, we highly recommend taking one or more of these highlighted tours.
Where to stay in Hendersonville NC
Hendersonville NC has options of all kinds for you to stay overnight. You can go camping, rent a cabin, or go to a hotel. Whichever one you prefer, the wide range of options ensure that something out there will fit your needs.
We really enjoy staying at Kanuga!
Kanuga - Our Top Pick
Kanuga is a 1400 acre resort that offers a beautiful Inn to stay in, tons of outdoor activities, a dining hall, gift shop, lakeside lounge and much more. Kanuga is just a few minutes from downtown Hendersonville, yet when you stay there, you'll feel you're in the remote mountains.
Kanuga offers hiking trails, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, tennis courts, walking trails, gardens to explore and more. If you enjoy the outdoors, or just a peaceful mountain retreat away from it all, Kanuga is perfect.
Other Hotels in Hendersonville NC
There are a number of hotels in Hendersonville NC at reasonable prices and many amenities. Below are some of the top picks for Hendersonville NC Hotels - All offer great prices, with roomy and clean accommodations.
Camping in Hendersonville NC
Even if you’re looking for remote campground, away from everyone else, or a comfortable RV park in the center of everything, Hendersonville NC has great options for you.
Regardless of your needs, you’ll be plenty satisfied with your visit and you’ll be able to sleep well through the night.