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Linville is one of North Carolina's premier mountain vacation destinations near the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Pisgah National Forest and Grandfather Mountain. It is home to such natural wonders as Linville Falls and Linville Gorge, and was first designated a wild area in 1951 and became one of the original components of the National Wilderness System in 1964. The Linville River rushes from high on Grandfather Mountain to form one of Eastern America's most scenic and rugged gorges. For twelve miles the steep walls enclose the river as the swift waters descend over 2,000 feet before breaking into the open levels of the Catawba Valley. Recreation opportunities include whitewater rafting, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, fishing and hunting. The gorge includes 39 miles of trails; much of it considered a primitive area, however an easy-to-moderate trail leads to the falls. Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge and is considered the most biologically diverse mountain in the eastern North America. Visitors can drive to the crest and enjoy spectacular scenery along the way, and at the one-mile elevation marker, take an adventurous walk across the Mile High Swinging Bridge. Linville is near the resort towns of Banner Elk and Beech Mountain where you will find plenty of fine restaurants, local arts and crafts and antique shops.

Surrounding areas: Little Switzerland, North Carolina (11.8 mi), Morganton, North Carolina (12.1 mi), Spruce Pine, North Carolina (12.8 mi), Plumtree, North Carolina (17.2 mi), Celo, North Carolina (17.9 mi), Old Fort, North Carolina (20.0 mi), Pinnacle Mountain, North Carolina (20.1 mi)

Linville Vacation Rentals

Linville Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Eseeola Lodge175 Linville AveLinville, NC (828) 733-4311
Pixie InnUS 221Linville, NC (704) 733-2597
Pixie InnLinville, NC (704) 733-2597
Comfort Inn178 Hwy 70 WMarion, NC10.2 mi.(828) 652-4888
Days Inn4248 Hwy 221 SMarion, NC10.2 mi.(828) 659-2567
Econo LodgeRt 1 Box 68aMarion, NC10.2 mi.(828) 659-7940
Big Lynn LodgeLittle Switzrlnd, NC11.2 mi.(704) 765-4257
Sleep Inn Morganton2400a S Sterling StMorganton, NC12.1 mi.(828) 433-9000
Comfort Inn & Suites1273 Burkemont AveMorganton, NC12.2 mi.(828) 669-2922
Hampton Inn Morganton115 Bush DrMorganton, NC14.0 mi.(828) 432-2000
Days Inn Morganton2402 S Sterling StMorganton, NC14.1 mi.(828) 433-0011
Holiday Inn Morganton2400 S Sterling StMorganton, NC14.1 mi.(828) 437-0171
R & R HideawayHwy 18 Wilksboro BlvdLenoir, NC21.3 mi.(828) 754-5600
Days Inn206 Blowing Rock BlvdLenoir, NC22.1 mi.(828) 754-0731
Ramada LTD142 Wilkesboro Blvd SeLenoir, NC22.1 mi.(828) 758-4403
Comfort Inn970 Blowing Rock BlvdLenoir, NC22.3 mi.(828) 754-2090
The Jameson Inn350 Wilkesboro BlvdLenoir, NC22.4 mi.(828) 758-1200
Icard InnIcard, NC24.0 mi.(704) 397-5573
Sugar Mountain Ski And Country ClubBanner Elk, NC25.4 mi.(828) 898-9784
Assembly InnMontreat, NC25.4 mi.(828) 669-2911
Cliff Dwellers Inn116 Lakeview TerBlowing Rock, NC25.9 mi.(828) 295-3121
Alpen Acres156 Old US Hwy 321 SBlowing Rock, NC26.3 mi.(828) 295-7981
Chetola Resort & Conference CenterBlowing Rock, NC26.3 mi.(800) 243-8652
Chetola Resort & ConferenceBlowing Rock, NC26.3 mi.(828) 295-5500
Days Inn Blowing RockHwy 321 BypBlowing Rock, NC26.3 mi.(828) 295-4422
Ridgeway Motor InnHwy 221Blowing Rock, NC26.3 mi.(828) 295-7321
Comfort Inn585 Hwy 9 I-40 Exit 64Black Mountain, NC27.1 mi.(828) 669-9950

Linville Weather & Climate

The Blue Ridge Mountains range from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet and topography affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops than in the cities below. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations, with temperatures rarely reaching 90 degrees. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common. Winter is generally moderate, but extreme conditions can occur at the mountain peaks. It's not unusual to have warm temperatures in the valleys and snow in the higher areas. In the lowlands, snows of one inch or more occur just 1-5 times per year. More frequent and deeper snows fall at the higher elevations, although ski resorts rely on snowmaking equipment to ensure a good base. Fall often has warm days and cool nights and is the driest period.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 25°F 4.09 in. 49°F
February 52°F 28°F 4.01 in. 46°F
March 60°F 35°F 4.96 in. 52°F
April 69°F 44°F 4.09 in. 59°F
May 76°F 52°F 4.86 in. 68°F
June 83°F 61°F 4.52 in. 73°F
July 86°F 65°F 4.73 in. 77°F
August 84°F 64°F 4.17 in. 80°F
September 78°F 58°F 4.24 in. 76°F
October 69°F 45°F 3.89 in. 70°F
November 59°F 36°F 3.85 in. 58°F
December 50°F 28°F 3.68 in. 55°F

Linville Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located about 44 miles southwest of Linville in Asheville, North Carolina, the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located approximately 55 miles northwest of Linville in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, the Greenville Spartanburg International airport (GSP) located roughly 64 miles southwest of Linville in Greer, South Carolina, and finally the Charlotte Douglas International airport (CLT) located around 66 miles southeast of Linville in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Linville Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC70.5 mi.
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC70.8 mi.
JeepersConcordNC78.4 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC83.0 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC83.0 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC74.7 mi.
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC118.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Quaker Meadows Golf ClubMorgantonNC10.4 mi.
Grassy Creek Golf & Country ClubSpruce PineNC12.3 mi.
Magnolia Golf ClubMagnoliaNC12.4 mi.
Silver Creek PlantationMorgantonNC12.4 mi.
Mountain Glen Golf CourseNewlandNC20.1 mi.
Old Fort Golf CourseOld FortNC20.3 mi.
Country Acres Golf ClubLenoirNC21.7 mi.
Lenoir Golf CourseLenoirNC21.7 mi.
Mount Mitchell Golf ClubBurnsvilleNC24.3 mi.
Green Oaks Golf ClubConcordNC24.6 mi.
Rocky River Golf Club at ConcordConcordNC24.6 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC24.7 mi.
Village of Sugar Mountain Golf CourseBanner ElkNC25.1 mi.
Granada Farms Country ClubGranite FallsNC25.8 mi.
Orchard Hills Golf CourseGranite FallsNC25.8 mi.
Black Mountain Golf CourseBlack MountainNC27.3 mi.
Lake Lure Golf & Beach ResortLake LureNC29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC25.2 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC25.4 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC25.4 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC37.0 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC70.5 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC96.9 mi.
State Parks
Mount Mitchell State ParkNC20.8 mi. 
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC31.1 mi.(Art)
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN44.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN44.1 mi.(Children's)
Schiele Museum of Natural HistoryGastoniaNC54.1 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC39.6 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC71.1 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN114.2 mi.
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC116.6 mi.

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