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Hickory Falls Guest House

Hickory Falls Guest House is located in Chimney Rock, North Carolina. The hotel is placed on two acres in a small village just outside of Lake Lure. There are rivers and waterfalls, as well as green forests and valleys surrounding the property. The two story hotel has eleven rooms each varying is size and amenities. The larger rooms have kitchens, large bathtubs, and double sinks. Every room has fresh linens and personal access to air conditioning and heating. There is a large gathering area outside and barbecues guests are welcome to use with blankets and binoculars available to keep warm and look out into the surrounding nature and wildlife. Movie rentals and a snack bar are open to guests, and housekeeping services are offered daily. Hickory Falls Guest House is open year round its slow season being during the winter, and its high season being from May to October.


Hickory Falls Guest House is located on two acres of lush green farm land. The two story hotel building has eleven rooms each varying in size. All of the room entrances face the front of the building. The King Suites are the largest with a double sink bathroom, small sitting area, full bathtub, and shower. Each of the rooms have their own mini-fridge, microwave, coffee pot with coffee cream and sugar, a flat-screen television, cable channels, a ceiling fan, personally controlled air conditioning, and heating. They offer premium bedding, towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, and disposable makeup remover wipes. Wireless WiFi is also available to all guests.

At the Hickory Falls Guest House check-in counter, guests can visit the entertainment center. At the desk, they offer over 50 DVD's available to guests at no cost, many of which are for movies that were filmed in Chimney Rock. They also have a large selection of beverages and snacks for purchase to make a movie night easily possible. An outdoor seating area is open year-round with spectacular views of the falls. The site includes an outdoor gas fireplace and BBQ grill. The owners of Hickory Falls Guest House make a great effort to keep all of their rooms clean and up to date. Each room is bright and cheery decorated with Lakeside style decor. The maid service cleans with only chemical-free cleaning products. Binoculars are offered to guests so they can look out their windows or around the outdoor areas to see the many waterfalls and river animals in the area. The back side of Hickory Falls Guest House is a lush green forest, they also have a large yard area, and there are multiple waterfalls and two rivers within walking distance. Guests can receive tours from the owners through the unfamiliar forest and surrounding areas. During the winter months, the hotel is quiet. However, the summer is bustling with life. From early May to late October, guests come to see the changing leaves, slow rivers, and to rock climb.


The owner of Hickory Falls Guest House, Rhonda Hillabush, wants every guest to feel at home while visiting Hickory Falls. She and her son, who helps to run the property, make it a goal to show their guests genuine southern hospitality. Guests should feel like they are visiting family and leave feeling like they've made a friend. They are known for their quality service. A recent guest wrote on booking.com, "The staff was so personal and provided the extra touches that made me feel at home, even a throw blanket to use while sitting outside watching the falls, and there were binoculars, and a sleep machine, it was so sweet. I felt cared for."

The surrounding area is also known for its small population and southern hospitality. Chimney Rock Village is very small original to when it was built in the early 1800s. With a population just shy of 200 residents, this small town is very intimate with a sizable amount of historical value. The locals appreciate visitors, and they offer many tours through the town and guided river rafting. There are many rock climbing competitions hosted in the Chimney Rock area. The nearby Lake Lure Beach and waterpark make for a family friendly attraction to visit during the humid summer months.


Hickory Falls Guest House was purchased and named by Rhonda Hillabush in 2017. Rhonda and her son bought the property and changed the name. They then renovated everything, gave the hotel an entirely new sewage system, and redecorated the property in an effort to restore the traditional southern charm. They entered the industry with high hopes, looking for a business that could sustain them and bring others to the Chimney Rock Village. They really enjoyed interacting with people and wanted those visiting Chimney Rock or Lake Lure to have a comfortable refuge. The job is taxing at times, being an innkeeper is a twenty-four-seven job, but they enjoy watching guests enjoy themselves and making new friendships.

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676 Main St.
Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720
United States


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