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Arrival information

Hiking trails near Lake Lure and Mill Spring

There are plenty of places to hike when staying at A Touch of Luxury Cabin; a variety of trails suit all fitness levels.  Please comment about your experience, and share any information that you think other guests will find helpful.  

Grocery & Stores

Here is a list of stores you may need during your stay at A Touch of Luxury Cabin.

Places to eat near Mill Spring and Lake Lure

Below are some popular places to eat while visiting A Touch of Luxury Cabin in Mill Spring/Lake Lure.  Our area is no foodie destination, but it's not all that bad; there are still some hidden gems in the area, and the culinary scene has been improving over the years. Some of the mom and pop restaurants don't have updated websites, so please call ahead of time to confirm hours during slower times of year.

Apple Orchards near Asheville and Lake Lure, NC

There are so many apple orchards to visit, when staying at A Touch of Luxury Cabin; this region of North Carolina is known as Apple Country. Quite a few apple orchards are near Highway 64, which earned the area the nickname of Apple Alley.  

Sweet Treats

Here are some ice cream shops, bakeries, and other dessert places to visit while staying at A Touch of Luxury Cabin.

Fishing

Fishing near Lake Lure and Mill Spring, NC

Kid Activities

Kid activities near Lake Lure and Mill Spring

Restaurants in Spindale, NC

Spindale, NC is between Rutherfordton and Forest City.  The three cities are called the Tri-City area.  Spindale is about 25 minutes from Lake Lure. Below are the eateries in Spindale. 

Top Wineries near Lake Lure and Mill Spring

Explore four Polk County wineries along the North Carolina Wine Trail, just outside of Lake Lure and Mill Spring North Carolina

Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring

The Tryon International Equestrian Center is a 20 minute drive from A Touch of Luxury Cabin in Mill Spring, North Carolina. Even if no competitions are scheduled during your stay, I still suggest stopping by to visit; the facility has onsite shopping and restaurants. Keep in mind, on Mondays and Tuesdays many of the shops and restaurants are closed. Competitions typically begin on Wednesday, and culminate to the final Grand Prix event on Saturday. Parking and admission are free.

Address: 25 International Blvd. Mill Spring, NC 28756

https://tryon.coth.com

Hendersonville Restaurants

Below is a list of the top 10 places to eat, when visiting the Hendersonville, or Flat Rock area of North Carolina

Activities in and around Lake Lure

There are plenty of activities nearby when you stay at A Touch of Luxury Cabin in Lake Lure.  This area offers water activities, hiking, gem mining, horse back riding, and much more.  Check them out.

Forest City Restaurants

Top 10 restaurants in Forest City, NC

Coffee shops in and around Lake Lure/Mill Spring

Below are several coffee shops to visit, when staying at A Touch of Luxury Cabin.

Recreation Areas around Lake Lure and Mill Spring

Below are several playground and recreation areas around the area.

Tryon Restaurants

Below is a list of the top 10 restaurants to eat at, when visiting the Tryon area. The town of Tryon is 30 minutes from A Touch of Luxury Cabin.

Saluda Restaurants

Below is a list of restaurants, when visiting historical Saluda, North Carolina.  

Hendersonville NC Activities

Things to do near Hendersonville, North Carolina

Asheville Restaurants

Restaurants in the Asheville area.

Rutherfordton Restaurants

Top 10 restaurants in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.

Rainy Day Activities

Below are some activities for rainy days.

Bridget's Houledges for Vacation Rental Owners

Houledge for owners listing their properties on Houfy.

Advice Column

When you're just starting out with short term rentals, it seems there are endless decisions to make.  At first you'll fumble around a bit, but eventually you'll gain confidence as you find out what works and what doesn't.  I'll share my tips with you, and what I've learned along the way.  Be sure to follow me on Houfy to read my latest posts.

The OTA Shitshow

Keep abreast of the most recent OTA policy changes, spin talk, and shenanigans.  

Miscellaneous Stories

Stories that do not fit under another Guide category

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