Chimney Rock State Park is a wonderful destination for those wanting to get back in touch with nature.
It's in Chimney Rock, roughly 200 miles (322 kilometers) outside of the capital of the state, Raleigh.
Booking a hotel within close reach shouldn't be too difficult, with 2 options to look into. You might like The Esmeralda Inn and The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa. You'll find them within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of Chimney Rock State Park.
There are a handful of upmarket establishments in the surrounding area, perfect in case you're feeling like you need a little pampering. Fabulous choices are The Lodge on Lake Lure and A Touch of Luxury Cabin.
Some travelers are simply not made to function before noon. For those that got up feeling a bit sluggish, a hot cup of joe at Coffee on the Rocks (435 Main Street, Chimney Rock) is an excellent way to jump-start your battery. If you need a bit more on your plate, Riverwatch Bar & Grill (379 Main Street, Chimney Rock) is a superb option.