The Area

Plan a Mountain Vacation in North Carolina

Whether you’re planning a getaway or an event, be sure to enjoy all of the activities available during your stay at the Buck House Inn on Bald Mountain Creek.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast, and then explore the surrounding area with activities offering something for everyone.

Activities “On the Mountain”

  • Golf at Wolf Laurel Country Club (guests receive 50% off one round for two)
  • Horseback riding at Wolf Laurel Stables adjacent to the Inn
  • Hiking on miles of nature trails (maps available)
  • Guided off-road UTV trail ride 
  • Appalachian Trail access on Big Bald Mountain, only 10 minutes away
  • Catch & release trout fishing in our stocked pond or in nearby streams
  • Picnic lunch at the Pavilion with a gorgeous long-range view or backpack to Bald Mountain
  • Casual or fine dining at Wolf Laurel Country Club
  • Relax in one of the creek side swings along Bald Mountain Creek
  • Play yard games on the front lawn: croquet, bocce ball, Frisbee, horseshoes
  • Stroll and explore historic outbuildings on the Inn’s eight acres: the spring house, old general store, the apple barn, and family cemetery
  • Enjoy an evening around our cozy creek side fire pit with a glass of wine, hot chocolate, or s’mores
  • Sit back and enjoy the scenic gap view from the veranda

Other Activities Nearby

  • Golf at Mountain Air Country Club in Burnsville (special rate for Buck House guests)Mountain Air logo
  • Antiquing and shopping in nearby Burnsville, Weaverville, Mars Hill, or Asheville
  • Biltmore Estates and Winery in Asheville (1 hour)
  • Numerous mountain festivals in the area, such as the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair in Burnsville every August (20 minutes)
  • Variety of dining in Asheville (40 minutes)
  • Cafes and delis for lunch in Burnsville (20 minutes) and Weaverville (30 minutes)
  • Ziplining with incredible speeds and mountain views at Navitat
  • White water rafting (class I-IV) on the Nolichucky River
  • Whitewater rafting on the French Broad River (45 minutes)
  • Mt Mitchell State Park near Burnsville, the highest point east of the Mississippi (30 minutes)
  • Trout fishing on the Toe River or nearby creeks
  • Roan Mountain State Park near Erwin, TN. (1 hour)
  • Historic Jonesborough, TN, Storytelling Capital of the World (1 hour)
  • Destination hikes in the vicinity (maps and directions available)