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Black-Mountain is called "The Front Porch of Western North Carolina." It's a small town where most everything is within walking distance, but don't let the size of the town fool you - there's plenty to see and do in Black Mountain. It's located just east of Asheville in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. The tree-lined residential streets are lined with upscale gift shops, art galleries, Appalachian craft shops, an old-fashioned general store and a corner ice cream parlor. Just a few blocks from downtown are Black Mountain's city park and Lake Tomahawk. The lake has lighted paths that are nice for an evening stroll, and adjacent to the lake are tennis courts and a children's playground. Black Mountain also offers an 18-hold golf course set against wooded hillsides and a small creek. Several fine restaurants are located in Black Mountain and numerous conference centers are within a few miles of town. The charming village of Montreat abuts the city limits of Black Mountain. Numerous hiking and biking trails are in the area that vary in skill level, from an easy hike to Lookout Point to an all day strenuous walk across the Seven Sisters Mountain Range. The Blue Ridge Parkway is just an eight minute drive from Black Mountain, and other nearby attractions include The Biltmore Estate, Cold Mountain (made famous by the book by Charles Frazier and the subsequent movie,) Chimney Rock Park, Grandfather Mountain and white water rafting on the Nantahala River.

Surrounding areas: Pisgah Forest, North Carolina (5.4 mi), Brevard, North Carolina (6.5 mi), Cruso, North Carolina (7.6 mi), Cedar Mountain, North Carolina (13.7 mi), Hendersonville, North Carolina (15.4 mi), Clyde, North Carolina (17.4 mi), Lake Toxaway, North Carolina (17.6 mi)

Black Mountain Vacation Rentals

Black Mountain Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express1570 Asheville HwyBrevard, NC4.3 mi.(Inv) ali-dInp
Hampton Inn Brevard800 Frst Gate CtrPisgah Forest, NC5.4 mi.(828) 883-4800
Brevard Motor Lodge750 N Caldwell StBrevard, NC6.1 mi.(828) 884-3456
Imperial Motor LodgeHwy 64 & 276 NBrevard, NC6.5 mi.(828) 884-2887
Comfort Inn-airport15 Rockwood RdArden, NC13.8 mi.(828) 687-9199
Days Inn Airport183 Underwood RdFletcher, NC13.8 mi.(800) 329-7466
Econo Lodge Airport196 Underwood RdFletcher, NC13.8 mi.(704) 684-1200
Hampton Inn & Suites18 Rockwood RdFletcher, NC13.9 mi.(828) 687-0806
Holiday Inn Airport550 Airport RdFletcher, NC14.0 mi.(704) 684-1213
Days Inn West2551 Smokey Park HwyCandler, NC14.8 mi.(828) 667-9321
Comfort Inn Of CantonI-40 At Exit 31 Champion DrCanton, NC15.3 mi.(828) 648-4881
Econo Lodge Canton55 Buckeye CV RdCanton, NC15.3 mi.(828) 648-0300
Comfort Inn206 Mitchelle DrHendersonville, NC15.4 mi.(800) 882-3843
Sun Valley Motel2507 Hendersonville RdArden, NC15.5 mi.(828) 684-6944
Comfort Suites Biltmore Square Mall890 Brevard RdAsheville, NC15.5 mi.(704) 665-4000
Quality Inn & Suites1 Skyline Inn DrArden, NC15.6 mi.(828) 684-6688
Super 8 Biltmore9 Wedgefield DrAsheville, NC15.9 mi.(828) 670-8800
Fairfield Inn & Suites11 Rocky Ridge RdAsheville, NC16.0 mi.(828) 665-4242
Hampton Inn1 Rocky Ridge RdAsheville, NC16.0 mi.(828) 667-2022
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1 Wedgefield DrAsheville, NC16.0 mi.(828) 665-6519
Days Inn - Hendersonville102 Mitchell DrHendersonville, NC16.4 mi.(828) 697-5999
Ramada Plaza Hotel-west435 Smokey Park HwyAsheville, NC16.7 mi.(704) 665-2161
Red Roof Inn #14616 Crowell RdAsheville, NC17.0 mi.(704) 667-9803
Best Western Biltmore W275 Smokey Park HwyAsheville, NC17.1 mi.(828) 667-4501
Comfort Inn West15 Crowell RdAsheville, NC17.1 mi.(828) 665-6500
Super8 West8 Crowell RdAsheville, NC17.1 mi.(828) 667-8706
Quality Inn & Suites201 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC17.2 mi.(828) 697-4399
Marriott Execustay/Turtle Creek99 Turtle Creek DrAsheville, NC17.3 mi.(800) 789-7829
Sleep Inn1918 Old Haywood RdAsheville, NC17.3 mi.(828) 670-7600
Hampton Inn Hendersonville155 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC17.3 mi.(828) 697-2333
Ramada Limited150 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC17.3 mi.(828) 697-0006
Best Western Smoky Mountain Inn130 Shiloh TrlWaynesville, NC18.2 mi.(828) 456-4402
Grandview Londge809 Valleyview Cir RdWaynesville, NC18.2 mi.(828) 456-5212
Super 879 Liner Cove RdWaynesville, NC18.3 mi.(828) 454-9667
Econo Lodge1202 Russ AveWaynesville, NC18.7 mi.(828) 452-0353
Baymont Inn-asheville204 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC19.5 mi.(828) 274-2022
Holiday Inn Express234 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC19.5 mi.(828) 274-0101
Howard Johnson Biltmore190 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC19.5 mi.(828) 274-2300
Doubletree Hotel Biltmore115 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC19.6 mi.(828) 274-1800
Sleep Inn117 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC19.6 mi.(828) 277-1800
Bed & Breakfast
Woodfield Inn2905 Greenville HwyFlat Rock, NC17.2 mi.(828) 693-6016
Freeze House Bed And Breakfast71 Sylvan HeightsSylva, NC27.9 mi.(828) 586-8161

Black Mountain Weather & Climate

The Southwestern Mountains of North Carolina ranges from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet in elevation and the topography definitely affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops than in the valleys below. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Snow may fall in March, but by May, things warm up with daytime highs in the 80s. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations, with frequent afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Winter is generally moderate, but more extreme conditions can occur at the mountain peaks. Large snow amounts and severe low temperatures are rare away from the highest peaks. Ski resorts usually rely on snowmaking equipment to ensure a good base. In general, the climate is not extreme, and supports year round activities.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 23°F 6.26 in. -
February 51°F 25°F 5.34 in. -
March 59°F 31°F 6.54 in. -
April 68°F 38°F 4.59 in. -
May 74°F 47°F 5.83 in. -
June 80°F 55°F 5.15 in. -
July 84°F 59°F 5.31 in. -
August 82°F 58°F 5.53 in. -
September 77°F 52°F 5.08 in. -
October 69°F 40°F 4.53 in. -
November 60°F 31°F 5.47 in. -
December 51°F 25°F 5.21 in. -

Black Mountain Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located about 13 miles northeast of Black Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina, the Greenville Spartanburg International airport (GSP) located approximately 41 miles southeast of Black Mountain in Greer, South Carolina, the Donaldson Center airport (GYH) located roughly 44 miles south of Black Mountain in Greenville, South Carolina, and finally the Shelby Municipal airport (EHO) located around 64 miles east of Black Mountain in Shelby, North Carolina.

Black Mountain Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC24.3 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC34.3 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC34.3 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN56.0 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN56.0 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN59.6 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC105.3 mi.
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA108.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Black Mountain Golf CourseBlack MountainNC 
Connestee Falls Golf CourseBrevardNC5.9 mi.
Glen Cannon Country ClubBrevardNC5.9 mi.
Sherwood Forest Golf ClubBrevardNC5.9 mi.
Broadmoor Golf LinksFletcherNC15.0 mi.
Crooked Creek Golf ClubHendersonvilleNC15.4 mi.
Cummings Cove Golf & Country ClubHendersonvilleNC15.4 mi.
Orchard Trace Golf ClubHendersonvilleNC15.4 mi.
High Vista Country ClubArdenNC15.6 mi.
Brookwood Golf ClubArdenNC17.3 mi.
Lake Junaluska Golf CourseWaynesvilleNC17.4 mi.
Laurel Ridge Country ClubWaynesvilleNC17.4 mi.
Buncombe County Municipal Golf CourseAshevilleNC20.1 mi.
Mountain Brook Golf ClubAlbemarleNC22.4 mi.
Willow Springs Country ClubWilsonNC25.3 mi.
Trillium Links & Lake ClubCashiersNC25.4 mi.
Reems Creek Golf CourseWeavervilleNC26.9 mi.
Ski Areas
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC24.3 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC36.0 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC39.5 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC75.3 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC75.3 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC76.4 mi.
State Parks
Caesars Head State ParkSC17.2 mi. 
Table Rock State ParkSC20.6 mi. 
Pleasant Ridge State ParkSC21.8 mi. 
Keowee Toxaway State ParkSC29.3 mi. 
Paris Mountain State ParkSC33.1 mi. 
Oconee State ParkSC38.4 mi. 
South Carolina Gold MuseumPickensSC30.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Bob Jones University Museum & GalleryGreenvilleSC38.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC21.4 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC38.0 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN79.7 mi.

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