Chimney Rock/Lake Lure

Chimney Rock is one of North Carolina’s most iconic natural landmarks. From the top, you can enjoy 75-mile, panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure! If you’d prefer a nice, relaxing day, take the elevator to the top and enjoy the scenery. If you’re looking for a little more adventure – or a good workout – climb the 26 stories of stairs instead! After checking out the views from the top of the mountain, you can board a covered boat for a tour of Lake Lure. Along the way your skipper will tell you all about the cultural and natural history of the area and point out filming sites from the movie, “Dirty Dancing.” The rest of your day can be spent in the small, quaint town of Chimney Rock, North Carolina browsing shops and eating some good, Southern cookin’ for dinner!

Length: approximately 8-9 hours

Price: $350 for two people, $75 for each additional guest.

*Price includes admission to Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure boat tour ticket. If you choose to exclude either activity from your itinerary, pricing will be reduced.