Hot Springs: Hot Springs Town in North Carolina


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Hot Springs

Hot Springs is a hot springs town in North Carolina.

NOTE: There is also a hot springs town of the same name in Arkansas called Hot Springs, so be sure not to make a mistake when you visit there.

Hot Springs is a charming town located in Madison County in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

Hot Springs is characterized by the following features.

  • Hot Springs: The town's name comes from its natural hot springs, which are believed to have therapeutic properties. Visitors can soak in these healing waters at various resorts and spas.
  • Appalachian Trail: Hot Springs is an iconic stop on the Appalachian Trail, a famous hiking trail that stretches more than 3,540km (2,200mile) from Georgia to Maine. Hikers often stop in Hot Springs to rest, refuel, and enjoy the town's amenities.
  • Outdoor Activities: There are many outdoor activities in the area, including hiking, camping, fishing, and whitewater rafting on the French Broad River. The surrounding Pisgah National Forest provides ample opportunities for exploration.
  • Historic Downtown: Hot Springs has a quaint historic downtown with local stores, restaurants, and art galleries. The architecture reflects its history and adds to the town's charm.
  • Scenic Beauty: Hot Springs is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, with spectacular views of mountains, forests, and the winding French Broad River.

Hot Springs is a haven for nature lovers, outdoor adventurers, hikers, and those seeking relaxation in its soothing natural springs.

Its small-town charm and natural attractions combine to make it a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts!

Hot Springs is located about 37miles (60km) northwest of Asheville, about 50 minutes by car.

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Recommended Hot Springs Spots in Hot Springs

Here are some recommended hot spring spots in Hot Springs.

Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Hot Springs Resort & Spa is a spa located in Hot Springs.

Both day-trip and overnight stays are available.

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Find and Stay at Vacation Rentals with Hot Springs in Hot Springs on Airbnb

You can enjoy hot springs by finding and staying at vacation rentals with hot springs in Hot Springs on Airbnb.

If you cannot make reservations at Hot Springs Resort & Spa, or if you would like to enjoy other hot springs in Hot Springs, by all means stay at vacation rentals with hot springs!

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Please make sure to check if there are hot springs in vacation rentals before you make a reservation.

3 Recommended Attractions in Hot Springs

Here are 3 recommended attractions in Hot Springs.

Max Patch

Max Patch is a "bald mountain" on the North Carolina-Tennessee border in Madison County, North Carolina and Cocke County, Tennessee.

Max Patch is located southwest of Hot Springs.

Max Patch is a major landmark on the Tennessee-North Carolina section of Appalachian Trail, but the summit of Max Patch is in North Carolina.

Max Patch is known for its 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, including as follows.

If you have the opportunity, be sure to visit these mountains as well!

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Lovers Leap Loop Trail

Lovers Leap Loop Trail is a rocky section of the Appalachian Trail in Hot Springs that offers spectacular panoramic views of the French Broad River and Pisgah National Forest.

The name "Lovers Leap" comes from a legend that a woman in love jumped off the rock.

The famous Appalachian Trail passes through the small town of Hot Springs, so you can hike from the downtown core and walk a very scenic 2miles (3km) loop.

The loop takes about one hour, but allow plenty of time to enjoy the scenery along the way.

The elevation gain is about 0.1miles (150m) as you walk along the ridge, but it is a gradual ascent.

Here are videos introducing Lovers Leap Loop Trail.

Artisun Gallery and Cafe

Artisun Gallery and Cafe is a gallery and cafe that exhibits and sells the works of local artists and craftspeople.

The galleries of Artisun Gallery and Cafes offer you a chance to experience local art and culture through the works of art.

You can also enjoy delicious beverages and snacks at Artisun Gallery and Cafe, or purchase local souvenirs.

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We introduced Hot Springs, which is a hot springs town in North Carolina.

In Hot Springs, you can enjoy hot springs at Hot Springs Resort & Spa or at vacation rentals.

Book your travel arrangements here if you would like to learn more about it!