Small Mountain Towns
Hot Springs Is ‘Best Small Mountain Town’
Blue Ridge Outdoors editors said Hot Springs is “a small town with a huge heart” and noted its many recreational activities and abundant natural beauty as reasons why the tiny mountain town draws visitors from near and far.
With a history that dates back to the early 1800s, “Hot Springs is again attracting visitors from all over the United States and beyond, and not just for the 108-degree mineral water. Nestled in the heart of Pisgah National Forest, the town is located at the crossroads of two of the most important outdoor resources in western N.C.: the Appalachian Trail and the French Broad River,” wrote Jack Murray, travel editor.
"Hot Springs is also gaining a reputation as a romantic weekend and wedding spot. With accommodations ranging from $15 campsites to plush lodges in the several-hundred-a-night category, there is something for everyone right within the town limits,” Murray said.
Online voters consistently noted the town’s friendly, small-town feeling. Its walkable, quaint downtown features restaurants, cafés, local shops and more.
added: December 5, 2012
updated: December 7, 2012