Area Info

Picture-073The Cabin at the Swinging Bridge is located within 5-10 minutes of Mount Mitchell Golf & Country Club, as well as Mount Mitchell State Park. That puts golf and some amazing views and hiking trails all within a few minutes from your stay. For those unaware, Mount Mitchell is the highest elevation east of the Mississippi River!

The Toe River Valley is rich in history with many points of interest less than a 30 minute drive away including the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway. Also nearby are Roan Mountain State Park, Grandfather Mountain, Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club, the NC Mineral Museum and the cabin is just downstream of the Carolina Hemlock Trail. The area is also very rich in culture and the arts as expressed annually during the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Spring Arts Festival and Old-Timey Fall Festival in Burnsville.

The Rhododendron Festival and Artisans Studio Tour in Bakersville and The NC Mineral & Gem Festival and Hillbilly Heritage Festival in Spruce Pine are also favorite visits.

Enjoy trout fishing right in your front yard or book your own expert guide and go for the big ones. Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Golf, Mountain Biking and more is all within the area!

The Cabin at the Swinging Bridge is also convenient to Burnsville. Burnsville and the surrounding region boasts more crafters and artisans per capita than anywhere else in the United States!