Explore Western North Carolina
Western North Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains are home to some of the most gorgeous natural areas in the world and visitors flock to the region during the warmer months to enjoy trips to Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard and all the surrounding small-town mountain communities.
Rutledge Lake RV Resort is a perfect Asheville camping choice because we are centrally located among all the area attractions making us a great place from which to launch your site-seeing tour.
Below, are listed just a few of the most popular attractions.
Carl Sandburg Home
The Carl Sandburg Home and National Historic Site is located on 264 beautiful acres in Flat Rock NC, just a short drive away from our campground.
History buffs will enjoy one of the daily tours and view 65,000 artifacts.
Kids love to visit the barn area and the famous Chikaming Goats.
Outdoor enthusiast can enjoy more than 5 miles of hiking and natural trails surrounding the estate.
There are numerous throughout the year including the Folk Music Festival, Rootabaga Stories, Lincoln Festival and the Home for the Holidays decor tours.
The NC Arboretum offers visitors the opportunity to experience nature in personal ways that are as diverse and rich as the land itself.
Stroll through gardens, and explore exhibits in the 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails.
Discover one of the finest and most renowned bonsai collections in the United States at the Bonsai Exhibition Garden.
The Biltmore Estate is probably the most significant Asheville attraction. Built during the Gilded Age historical period it is an exquisite example of architecture and opulence representative of the time.
Visit during mid-spring and summer to enjoy the spectacular gardens in full bloom, or explore the Biltmore Estate NC at Christmas to see the home dressed in historical holiday decor where tours are given by candlelight.
Rutledge offers discount tickets – just ask us!
Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock State Park offers 5,942-acres of wilderness with a variety hiking trails, spectacular views and natural features like the Devil’s Head balancing rock, a 404foot waterfall and a granit monolith for which the park is named, Chimney Rock.
Areas within the park were featured prominently in the 1984 film A Breed Apart and most of the final scenes of the 1992 adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans, including the Huron negotiation, the chase along the cliff, the fight between Uncas and Magua, Alice’s decision, and the climactic fight between Magua and Chingachgook.