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Celo is a small community of approximately 34 families located in the western mountains of Yancey County, North Carolina. A number of artisans live and work in Celo, and as a result, the largest single economic activity in the community is the work of potters, glass blowers, etc. A cooperative shop on Route 80 near the town displays the works of Celo artists, as well items made by other craftspeople from outside the community. There are more artists per capita in the western mountains of North Carolina then in any other region in the country. As part of Yancey County, Celo offers visitors an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy. Choose from hiking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, white water rafting, skiing or golf. Nestled among the diverse forests and western mountains of the state also means lots of sightseeing opportunities. Yancey County has the highest average elevation of any county in North Carolina and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway makes up its' southeastern border. The nearby town of Burnsville has a picturesque town square that is lined with unique shops, galleries and restaurants, and is the site of craft fairs and summer evening concerts. In addition, the annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair is held the first weekend in August in Burnsville and features handmade quilts, pottery, baskets and other handmade items.

Surrounding areas: Little Switzerland, North Carolina (6.2 mi), Green Mountain, North Carolina (8.0 mi), Spruce Pine, North Carolina (8.5 mi), Bakersville, North Carolina (11.0 mi), Wolf Laurel, North Carolina (15.4 mi), Plumtree, North Carolina (15.7 mi), Beech Mountain, North Carolina (15.8 mi)

Celo Vacation Rentals

Celo Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Big Lynn LodgeLittle Switzrlnd, NC6.8 mi.(704) 765-4257
Assembly InnMontreat, NC16.0 mi.(828) 669-2911
Comfort Inn178 Hwy 70 WMarion, NC16.2 mi.(828) 652-4888
Days Inn4248 Hwy 221 SMarion, NC16.2 mi.(828) 659-2567
Econo LodgeRt 1 Box 68aMarion, NC16.2 mi.(828) 659-7940
Comfort Inn585 Hwy 9 I-40 Exit 64Black Mountain, NC18.1 mi.(828) 669-9950
Comfort Inn167 J F Robinson LnMars Hill, NC19.7 mi.(828) 689-9000
Holiday Inn Express2002 Temple HL RdErwin, TN23.1 mi.(423) 743-4100
Eseeola Lodge175 Linville AveLinville, NC23.3 mi.(828) 733-4311
Pixie InnUS 221Linville, NC23.3 mi.(704) 733-2597
Pixie InnLinville, NC23.3 mi.(704) 733-2597
Springhill Suites By Marriott2 Buckstone PlAsheville, NC26.4 mi.(828) 253-4666
Homewood Suites By Hilton88 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC26.5 mi.(828) 252-5400
American Court Motel85 Merrimon AveAsheville, NC26.6 mi.(828) 253-4427
Country Inn & Suites199 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC26.6 mi.(828) 254-4311
Days Inn - Biltmore East1435 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC26.6 mi.(828) 298-4000
Hampton Inn204 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC26.6 mi.(828) 255-9220
Quality Inn & Suites1430 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC26.6 mi.(828) 298-5519
Town House Motel141 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC26.6 mi.(828) 253-8753
Courtyard By MarriottOne Buckstone PlAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(828) 281-0041
Days Inn E1500 Tunl RdAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(828) 298-5140
Days Inn-asheville Mall201 Tunl RdAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(828) 252-4000
Econo Lodge Asheville190 Tunl RdAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(828) 254-9521
Econo Lodge EastI-40 Exit 55Asheville, NC26.8 mi.(828) 298-5519
Econo LodgeI-85 And Bessemer City RdAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(704) 867-1821
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Asheville31 Airport Park DrAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(704) 684-1144
Motel 6 Asheville1415 Tunl RdAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(828) 299-3040
Ramada Limited180 Tunl RdAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(828) 254-7451
Ramada800 Fairview RdAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(828) 298-9141
Renaissance By Marriott AshevilleOne Thomas Wolfe PlazaAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(800) 845-5279
Super 8 E1329 Tunl RdAsheville, NC26.8 mi.(828) 298-7952
Extended Stay America6 Kenilworth KnlAsheville, NC26.9 mi.(828) 253-3483
Residence Inn701 Biltmore AveAsheville, NC27.8 mi.(828) 281-3361
Sugar Mountain Ski And Country ClubBanner Elk, NC27.8 mi.(828) 898-9784
Baymont Inn-asheville204 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC28.1 mi.(828) 274-2022
Doubletree Hotel Biltmore115 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC28.1 mi.(828) 274-1800
Holiday Inn Express234 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC28.1 mi.(828) 274-0101
Howard Johnson Biltmore190 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC28.1 mi.(828) 274-2300
Sleep Inn117 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC28.1 mi.(828) 277-1800
Lake Lure Golf & Beach Resort112 MTNS BlvdLake Lure, NC29.9 mi.(800) 260-1040
Bed & Breakfast
Baird House LTD Bed And Breakfast Inn41 S Main StMars Hill, NC19.7 mi.(828) 689-5722

Celo Weather & Climate

North Carolina has the greatest range of altitude of any state east of the Mississippi River, ranging from sea level along the Atlantic coast to 6,684 feet at the summit of Mt. Mitchell in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Latitude accounts for climatic variations, as does soils, plant cover and inland bodies of water. There is no distinct wet or dry season in North Carolina. Average snowfall in the southern mountains is around 16 inches, with some of the higher mountain peaks and upper slopes receiving as much as 50 inches per year. July is usually the wettest month. Summer rainfall is the most variable; daily showers are not uncommon, but periods of one to two weeks without rain are also normal. Autumn is the driest season, and also sees the greatest drop-off of temperature in the month of October.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 46°F 21°F 5.58 in. -
February 49°F 23°F 5.07 in. -
March 57°F 30°F 6.30 in. -
April 65°F 37°F 4.60 in. -
May 72°F 45°F 5.32 in. -
June 78°F 53°F 4.54 in. -
July 82°F 57°F 4.43 in. -
August 81°F 56°F 5.02 in. -
September 76°F 50°F 4.55 in. -
October 68°F 37°F 4.18 in. -
November 59°F 30°F 5.05 in. -
December 50°F 24°F 4.19 in. -

Celo Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located about 35 miles southwest of Celo in Asheville, North Carolina, the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located approximately 44 miles north of Celo in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, the Shelby Municipal airport (EHO) located roughly 53 miles southeast of Celo in Shelby, North Carolina, and finally the Greenville Spartanburg International airport (GSP) located around 66 miles south of Celo in Greer, South Carolina.

Celo Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC55.7 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC68.1 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC68.1 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN76.1 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN76.1 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN76.3 mi.
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC87.9 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC91.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Green Oaks Golf ClubConcordNC6.8 mi.
Mount Mitchell Golf ClubBurnsvilleNC6.8 mi.
Rocky River Golf Club at ConcordConcordNC6.8 mi.
Grassy Creek Golf & Country ClubSpruce PineNC8.5 mi.
Old Fort Golf CourseOld FortNC16.6 mi.
Black Mountain Golf CourseBlack MountainNC18.6 mi.
Mountain Glen Golf CourseNewlandNC21.9 mi.
Willow Springs Country ClubWilsonNC22.4 mi.
Reems Creek Golf CourseWeavervilleNC23.4 mi.
Buffalo Valley Golf CourseUnicoiTN24.1 mi.
Mountain Brook Golf ClubAlbemarleNC25.8 mi.
Village of Sugar Mountain Golf CourseBanner ElkNC27.6 mi.
Buncombe County Municipal Golf CourseAshevilleNC27.8 mi.
Quaker Meadows Golf ClubMorgantonNC28.3 mi.
Finley Golf ClubChapel HillNC28.6 mi.
Preserve At Jordan Lake Golf ClubChapel HillNC28.6 mi.
Twin Lakes Golf CourseChapel HillNC28.6 mi.
Lake Lure Golf & Beach ResortLake LureNC28.7 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC28.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC19.7 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC27.8 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC27.8 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC28.9 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC55.7 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC86.0 mi.
State Parks
Mount Mitchell State ParkNC7.1 mi. 
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN32.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN32.5 mi.(Children's)
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC48.9 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC26.8 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC70.5 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN96.6 mi.

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