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Mars Hill area
Information center for Madison County. Located in Mars Hill on Main Street across from the Post Office.
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Black Mountain (19.27 mile)
Get in the holiday spirit with Black Mountain's annual Christmas parade!
Weaverville (8.97 mile)
October 24 - 25
The Weaverville Art Safari is a free, self-guided tour of artists' studios in the scenic hills surrounding Weaverville and Barnardsville.
Asheville (15.98 mile)
Annual holiday parade with Santa and the JingleFest after-party, sponsored by Ingles.
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Mars Hill (0.04 mile)
Not just Pizza take out Now a dining area with Italian food. Sub sandwiches, and daily specials. Papa Nick’s famous garlic rolls.
Mars Hill (0.05 mile)
Fried chicken and standard dishes. Friendly service and right on Main Street in Mars Hill.
Mars Hill (0.07 mile)
Cafeteria dining open to public at the Mars Hill University Dining Hall, catering for small or very large groups. Varied menu.
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Adjoin Mars Hill University and historic Main Street. Quality furnished upstairs apartment. 2-night minimum. Long-term available.
Mars Hill (0.76 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Modern motel accommodations. Swimming pool and deluxe complimentary Continental breakfast. Close to Interstate 26 and near Mars Hill University. Pet friendly rooms available.
Mars Hill (3.54 mile)
Beautiful brand new cabin on 3 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Mars Hill, just 15 miles north of Asheville. Completely furnished with all the comforts of home.
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