When you seek more excitement to go with your experience of nature, there are endless choices beyond the lake. Raft the French Broad river. Ski Sugar Mountain. Bike scenic roads and demanding trails. Horseback ride mountain trails. Hike everywhere.
The region is home to dozens of charming mountain towns with notable restaurants, world-class art galleries, and shopping. Be sure to visit Black Mountain, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Boone, and Blowing Rock. Just 45-minutes west, Asheville is famous for its vibrant arts and music scene, cultural attractions, fine dining, and eclectic shopping. Asheville highlights include the Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn, the North Carolina Arboretum, and over 100 craft breweries. Our own Fonta Flora Brewery is a 10-minute drive from Camp Lake James, with South Creek and Silver Fork wineries are just down the road.