Hendersonville is a small town just south of Asheville, North Carolina. It's the perfect place to spend an afternoon or a lifetime. Hendersonville is a small community of about 12,000, with that friendly "Small Town, USA" feeling.
Downtown you'll find a thriving Main Street complete with fine restaurants, homemade ice cream shops, antique stores, and lots of artists and art galleries. Downtown Hendersonville is a fantastic place to spend a day shopping with its beautiful landscaping, wide sidewalks, comfortable benches, outdoor water fountains and plenty of parking, not to mention all of the wonderful and unique shops.
The population estimate for 2005 is 11,396 and it is 2,200 feet above sea level.
Hendersonville lies 40 miles north of Spartanburg, South Carolina and 22 miles south of Asheville, North Carolina at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hendersonville can be accessed from three exits from Interstate 26.
The nearest airport served by commercial airlines is Asheville Regional Airport. For more options, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, a major airport in Charlotte, is less than a two-hour drive away.
Hendersonville is also served by a privately owned, public use airport. The Hendersonville Airport has been in operation since 1932, and is located 2.5 miles southeast of the town.
Apple Country Public Transit Route 3 offers bus service to and from Asheville Regional Airport, where you can connect to buses to Asheville.
- Apple Country Public Transit - 526 Seventh Avenue East Hendersonville, NC 28793
- Checker Cab Co. - 500 7th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC
- Sams Cab - 729 Maple St, Hendersonville, 28792
- Carolina Taxi & Ind Transportation - 537 Fitzsimmons St, Hendersonville, 28792
- Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Highway, ☏ . Flat Rock. Home to the Vagabond Players (1937) since 1953. Designated "State Theatre of North Carolina," its season runs from April through December.
- Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Flat Rock
- Apple Festival, Labor Day weekend
- Historic Downtown (Main Street Historic District). Full of quaint shops, historic buildings, and art galleries.
- Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County, 400 N. Main Street, ☏ . Monday-Friday 1PM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM. A geology and paleontology museum, including the opportunity to crack open and take home a geode. Free admission.
- Play golf.
- Art and Craft Community
- Main Street shopping district.
- 2 Guys Pizza and Ribs, 746 6th Ave. We., ☏ . This establishment makes all of its sauces and crust from scratch. Offers a family atmosphere and friendly staff.
- West First Wood-Fired, 101b 1st Avenue West, ☏ , email@example.com.
- Hannah Flanagan's Irish Pub (corner of 3rd and Main), ☏ .
- The Black Rose.
- Highland Lake Inn. A country retreat as well as a romantic bed and breakfast.
- Hogaloft, 145 Little Ln, ☏ . Located just outside Historic Hendersonville this rustic Inn offers either Suite or Studio style accommodations.
- Inn on Church, 201 Third Ave W, ☏ , toll-free: . This bed and breakfast occupies the historic former "Aloah Hotel" building in downtown Hendersonville.
- Elizabeth Leigh Inn, 908 5th Avenue West, ☏ .
- Quality Inn and Suites, 201 Sugar Loaf Rd (Exit 49A, right at light, .01m. on right), ☏ . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Largest Hotel in Hendersonville with indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, putt putt green, game room, exercise room, seasonal lounge, banquet rooms, 149 rooms including some suites, truck and bus parking, group packages available. $49 - $249.
- 1 The Waverly Inn, 783 N. Main St (Exit 49B, go 2 miles, turn right on Main Street, Inn on left), ☏ , toll-free: , firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 1PM, check-out: 11AM. Beautiful 100-year-old inn just north of downtown historic district. 14 rooms and one suite. Great breakfasts. Very friendly hosts. $129-285.
- Comfort Inn, 206 Mitchelle Dr, ☏ . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM.
- A Country Retreat at Clear Creek Cabins, Wyatt Lane (SE of Asheville, between Hendersonville and Chimney Rock/Lake Lure), toll-free: , email@example.com. Four 1 bedroom log cabins on 20 partially wooded country acres. Each has a hot tub on the covered porch and a fireplace. The property features a hiking trail, fishing pond and creek, firepits, and picnic sheds.
Free outdoor wifi is provided downtown.
- Blue Ridge Parkway, nearest access is Asheville
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park, nearest gateway is Cherokee.
- Pisgah National Forest
- Chimney Rock State Park 18 miles from downtown Hendersonville on Hwy. 64 East.
- 1 DuPont Forest (DuPont State Recreational Forest), 1300 Staton Rd, Cedar Mountain, NC, ☏ . Full of trails, rivers, and waterfalls, and open to the public for hiking, fishing (with a license), and mountain biking.
|Routes through Hendersonville|
|Kingsport ← Asheville ←||N S||→ Spartanburg → Columbia|
|Knoxville ← Asheville ←||N S||→ Greenville → Augusta|
|Chattanooga ← Brevard ←||W E||→ Jct W E → Statesville → Lexington|
|Chattanooga ← Asheville ←||W E||→ Shelby → Charlotte|