Apples, Pumpkins and Corn Mazes in Hendersonville NC

hendersonville nc pumpkins

Hendersonville North Carolina has so many great things to offer when it comes to activities, the great outdoors and family fun. We took a ride out to Grandad’s Apple Farm with friends and family for the gorgeous views and their big corn maze. 

hendersonville nc corn maze

First we started by grabbing a wheelbarrow and picking out some pumpkins for our carving experiment coming soon. We spent some time in the open area, witnessing all of the kids, families, couples and friends taking photos on wagons with a beautiful mountainous backdrop. Next we all jumped into the corn maze for a scavenger hunt. They have a sheet you can fill out when you find the four locations. Each location has a hole punch with a different design, so cheaters beware. Everyone in the group from toddlers to teens to adults had a great time.

hendersonville nc apple farm

When we finally made it out of the corn maze, we did our own little photo shoot in the field, ate a few apples, bought our pumpkins, and headed out to the front of the building to take some more photos. Smiles all around. Such a wonderful time. We will definitely be back!!




Hendersonville Hotel – Mountain Inn and Suites

Hendersonville NC Hotels - Mountain Inn and Suites

When traveling in Western North Carolina, we usually get a hotel in Hendersonville. We live and work in Asheville every day, so when we go on mini-vacations, or “staycations” – we like to visit the smaller communities that surround us. The Hendersonville and Flat Rock area are on the top of our list.

Jacuzzi at Hendersonville Hotel - Mountain Inn

When we were looking for a hotel in Hendersonville recently, we decided on Mountain Inn & Suites, which is less than a 10 minute drive to the downtown HVL, and only 25 minutes away from downtown AVL. When we arrived, Tiffany checked us in and we went to our suite. The first thing we saw was the Jacuzzi of course, then the desk area to set up computer shop. The big KING bed started calling me, but we had to run out to shop and eat in downtown Hendersonville. The whole experience we had here was great.

King Bed at Hendersonville Hotel - Mountain Inn & Suites

We put Mountain Inn & Suites (828-692-7772) on our list of hotels for Hendersonville North Carolina. They took care of us and we are sure they will do the same for you.




A Visit to Hendersonville from Asheville NC

Asheville is my home; Hendersonville is my neighbor. I am not much for long vacations or traveling out of town every other weekend. I guess you can call me an Asheville Homebody. Now I love adventures, but my hometown provides many.

When I do take a little break, I like to visit the neighboring communities on the outskirts of Asheville. Hendersonville NC is usually my 1st choice. I love their downtown scene and layout. They have a great community there, good food, a brewery, a winery and more. The perfect “mini-mini” vacation spot, just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville.

Recently I took the late afternoon off and went to Hendersonville for the evening. On the recommendation of RelyLocal Hendersonville, I ended up staying at the gorgeous Claddagh Inn located at 755 North Main Street, which is one block away from the beginning of the downtown stroll. I spent about 15 minutes outside in excitement, taking photos of this place. Being able to stay somewhere so nice and comfortable, and then being able to walk to everything was great.

After getting comfortable in the King room, we got ready and started to walk. While walking in downtown Hendersonville, we visited several shops, went window shopping and just enjoyed this town filled with Southern Hospitality to the fullest. For dinner, we ended up at Champa Sushi & Thai Cuisine, and glad we did. We ordered a cocktail to start, then an appetizer, then a FEAST! Great food, service, and an awesome experience for us.

The evening at the Claddagh Inn was wonderful. I got back, browsed this historic home even more, took pictures, then went back to the room to get some work done and relax. They had a cute little upper observation deck I was able to go out on, get some air and think for a few.

Waking up at Claddagh Inn Hendersonville was beautiful. I threw on some slippers and headed downstairs to consummate my “Bed & Breakfast” experience. And the food was delicious. I could not have found a better morning meal at any breakfast spot in my town or this town.

When it got time to leave, my conscience kept telling me “I will definitely be back here” .. and it is true. I am trying to plan a “day away” from Asheville at least once a month, and going to Hendersonville NC fulfilled and confirmed my desire.