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Hot-Springs is a small, quaint town located just 40 minutes northwest of Asheville, within the Pisgah National Forest along the French Broad River. It was named for the hot mineral springs located in the town, and has long been known as a relaxing and romantic getaway. The hot springs were first discovered in 1792, and by the late 1800s, people from all over the country were traveling to Hot Springs to enjoy the curative waters, fresh mountain air and gorgeous scenery. Along with the mineral springs, some of the best massage therapists in the country can be found in Hot Springs - sure to make this one of the most blissful vacation destinations you'll discover. Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy Hot Springs. There is hiking on the Appalachian Trail, rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and boating in the area. Hot Springs is also known for its' arts and crafts and is home to a crafters' cooperative that features works of some of the local artisans. When it comes to dining, you'll find everything from old-fashioned country cooking to gourmet food in Hot Springs, and accommodations range from rustic camping to beautiful bed and breakfast inns. Hot Springs hosts an Annual Trailfest, which is a celebration of the Appalachian Trail, with lots of good food, mountain music and outdoor adventure. There is also an annual Bluff Mountain Festival in Hot Springs that is a fundraiser for the Madison County Arts Council. This event has free admission and features some of the region's best traditional and bluegrass music, as well as a popular "silent auction" of works of some of the local artists and craftspeople in the area.

Surrounding areas: Wolf Laurel, North Carolina (20.2 mi), Weaverville, North Carolina (20.3 mi), Beech Mountain, North Carolina (24.9 mi), Asheville, North Carolina (25.5 mi), Clyde, North Carolina (25.6 mi), Lake Junaluska, North Carolina (26.7 mi), Green Mountain, North Carolina (29.3 mi)

Hot Springs Vacation Rentals

Hot Springs Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn167 J F Robinson LnMars Hill, NC16.2 mi.(828) 689-9000
Andrew Johnson InnHwy 321 & 11 E BypGreeneville, TN18.4 mi.(423) 638-8124
General Morgan Inn111 N Main StGreeneville, TN18.4 mi.(423) 787-1000
Holiday Inn1790 E Andrew Johnson HwyGreenville, IN19.5 mi.(423) 639-4185
Comfort Inn Greeneville1790 E Andrew Johnson HwyGreeneville, TN19.5 mi.(423) 639-4185
Days Inn935 East Andrew Johnson HwyGreeneville, TN19.5 mi.(423) 639-2156
Hampton Inn3130 E Andrew Johnson HwyGreeneville, TN20.0 mi.(423) 638-3735
Jameson Inn - Greeneville3160 E Andrew Johnson HwyGreeneville, TN20.0 mi.(423) 638-7511
Charray Inn121 Serral DrGreeneville, TN20.3 mi.(423) 638-1331
Comfort InnI-40 SR 25270 & 411Newport, TN20.8 mi.(423) 623-4440
Best Western Inn-newport1015 Cosby HwyNewport, TN21.5 mi.(800) 251-4022
Days Inn1014 Cosby HwyNewport, TN21.5 mi.(423) 237-6094
Holiday Inn Newport1010 Cosby HwyNewport, TN21.5 mi.(423) 623-8622
Comfort Inn1149 Smokey Mtn LnNewport, TN24.2 mi.(423) 623-5355
Days Inn West2551 Smokey Park HwyCandler, NC24.9 mi.(828) 667-9321
Comfort Inn Of CantonI-40 At Exit 31 Champion DrCanton, NC25.2 mi.(828) 648-4881
Econo Lodge Canton55 Buckeye CV RdCanton, NC25.2 mi.(828) 648-0300
Comfort Inn West15 Crowell RdAsheville, NC25.4 mi.(828) 665-6500
Red Roof Inn #14616 Crowell RdAsheville, NC25.4 mi.(704) 667-9803
Sleep Inn1918 Old Haywood RdAsheville, NC25.4 mi.(828) 670-7600
American Court Motel85 Merrimon AveAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(828) 253-4427
Courtyard By MarriottOne Buckstone PlAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(828) 281-0041
Days Inn E1500 Tunl RdAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(828) 298-5140
Days Inn-asheville Mall201 Tunl RdAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(828) 252-4000
Econo Lodge Asheville190 Tunl RdAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(828) 254-9521
Econo Lodge EastI-40 Exit 55Asheville, NC25.5 mi.(828) 298-5519
Econo LodgeI-85 And Bessemer City RdAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(704) 867-1821
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Asheville31 Airport Park DrAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(704) 684-1144
Motel 6 Asheville1415 Tunl RdAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(828) 299-3040
Ramada Limited180 Tunl RdAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(828) 254-7451
Renaissance By Marriott AshevilleOne Thomas Wolfe PlazaAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(800) 845-5279
Super 8 E1329 Tunl RdAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(828) 298-7952
Super8 West8 Crowell RdAsheville, NC25.5 mi.(828) 667-8706
Best Western Biltmore W275 Smokey Park HwyAsheville, NC25.6 mi.(828) 667-4501
Ramada Plaza Hotel-west435 Smokey Park HwyAsheville, NC25.7 mi.(704) 665-2161
Comfort Inn-bulls Gap50 Speedway LnBulls Gap, TN25.8 mi.(423) 235-9111
Super 8 Motel90 Speedway LnBulls Gap, TN25.8 mi.(423) 235-4112
Super 879 Liner Cove RdWaynesville, NC27.1 mi.(828) 454-9667
Extended Stay America6 Kenilworth KnlAsheville, NC27.2 mi.(828) 253-3483
Springhill Suites By Marriott2 Buckstone PlAsheville, NC27.2 mi.(828) 253-4666
Bed & Breakfast
Baird House LTD Bed And Breakfast Inn41 S Main StMars Hill, NC16.3 mi.(828) 689-5722

Hot Springs Weather & Climate

The Mountains  of northwestern North Carolina has a variable weather pattern depending on the elevation. Temperatures usually run 10 to 25 degrees cooler in the higher elevations than in the valleys below. Spring has mild days and cool nights with some rainy days. Summer is warm and humid with scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Temperatures rarely rise above 90 degrees in this region (or above 80 at elevations of 5,000 feet or higher.) Conditions begin to cool down by October, and this is also the best month to view the spectacular fall foliage. In winter, the high mountains protect the outlying areas, so there is seldom a major snowfall. Highs run in the 40s and 50s. Although snow in winter is likely, most ski resorts rely on snowmaking equipment because daytime highs can often hover in the 40-degree range.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 46°F 27°F 3.63 in. -
February 51°F 29°F 3.37 in. -
March 59°F 36°F 3.96 in. -
April 68°F 43°F 3.80 in. -
May 76°F 52°F 4.48 in. -
June 83°F 60°F 3.88 in. -
July 86°F 64°F 4.63 in. -
August 85°F 63°F 3.36 in. -
September 80°F 57°F 3.30 in. -
October 71°F 45°F 2.15 in. -
November 60°F 36°F 2.90 in. -
December 50°F 29°F 3.13 in. -

Hot Springs Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Greeneville Greene County Municipal airport (GCY) located about 20 miles north of Hot Springs in Greeneville, Tennessee, the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located approximately 35 miles south of Hot Springs in Asheville, North Carolina, the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located roughly 46 miles northeast of Hot Springs in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, and finally the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located around 65 miles west of Hot Springs in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Hot Springs Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC30.3 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC40.1 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC40.1 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN41.3 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN41.5 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN41.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Finley Golf ClubChapel HillNC7.6 mi.
Preserve At Jordan Lake Golf ClubChapel HillNC7.6 mi.
Twin Lakes Golf CourseChapel HillNC7.6 mi.
Andrew Johnson Golf ClubGreenevilleTN18.8 mi.
Baileyton Golf ClubGreenevilleTN18.8 mi.
Kinser Park Golf CourseGreenevilleTN18.8 mi.
River Trace Golf CourseGreenevilleTN18.8 mi.
Reems Creek Golf CourseWeavervilleNC20.6 mi.
Graysburg Hills Golf CourseChuckeyTN23.1 mi.
Twin Creeks Golf CourseChuckeyTN23.1 mi.
Mountain Brook Golf ClubAlbemarleNC25.5 mi.
Buncombe County Municipal Golf CourseAshevilleNC26.6 mi.
Baneberry Golf & ResortBaneberryTN28.3 mi.
Green Oaks Golf ClubConcordNC28.4 mi.
Rocky River Golf Club at ConcordConcordNC28.4 mi.
White Pine Golf ClubWhite PineTN29.0 mi.
Mount Mitchell Golf ClubBurnsvilleNC29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC16.2 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC30.3 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC56.4 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC56.4 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC58.2 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC67.1 mi.
State Parks
Mount Mitchell State ParkNC32.9 mi. 
Panther Creek State ParkTN38.7 mi. 
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN39.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN39.0 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC25.5 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN61.4 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC76.2 mi.

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