Here’s To Device-Free Family Fun!

The kids will love trading in their phones and consoles for some real-life mountain exploration. It may seem hard to believe but, trust us, we see it happen every day. There are great activities around these parts for all ages – tikes to teens. Here are some top picks.

Choose Your Adventure

  • Things 1block
    Bear Tracks Travel Center

    This place is just down the road in Lake Toxaway and it’s full of kid-friendly mountain adventures.

    – Gem mining (it’s rigged but kids love unearthing real gems!)
    – Easygoing river tubing
    – A veritable zoo of stuffed animals for those kid keepsakes

  • Things 2block
    Llama Hikes at Earthshine Lodge

    You and the kids will hike for 1 mile (about 1.5 hours) alongside some new friends – friendly, furry Llamas! Kids under 5 are free! It’s the perfect family adventure that’s full of one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.

  • Things 3block
    Horseback Riding at Whitewater Equestrian Center

    No experience required for these carefree rides through the trails of beautiful Western North Carolina. Horses are gentle and mild-mannered. Kids will have a blast and learn a lot about nature, Native American history, and more. Just 13 minutes away in Sapphire.

  • Things 4block
    Morgan Mills Trout Farm

    They’re sure to hook a beauty at this stocked pond that’s less than 20 minutes from Mountain Falls in Brevard. The friendly staff is happy to help with gear and will clean your catch and pack in on ice so you can prepare a kid-caught feast!

  • Things 5block
    Pucker Up Berry Farm

    Give the kids an up-close look at berry farming – elderberries, honeyberries, and sour cherries. Plus, learn how flowers and veggies are grown. Pucker Up is about 27 minutes away.

  • Things 6block
    Village Blacksmiths

    Kids as young as 5 years old can learn the age-old art of blacksmithing with lessons from some of North Carolina’s top experts. Located about 25 minutes away in Brevard.

  • Things 7block
    Western North Carolina Nature Center

    Located in Asheville, this amazing wildlife park and preserve gives kids an up-close look at Black Bears, Red Wolves, River Otters, Red Pandas, Owls, Goats, Snakes, and a Cougar! The center is located in Asheville about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the resort.

  • Things 8block
    Sliding Rock

    The kids will love sliding down this 60-foot smooth boulder and plunge into the chilly pool below! It’s a Western North Carolina rite of passage and it’s only about 40 minutes away from Mountain Falls.

  • Things 9block
    Andy Cove Nature Trail

    Give your little ones a big taste of nature on this easy 15-minute hike that loops through a beautiful corner of Pisgah National Forest. It’s the ideal trek for tikes, and it’s just a 35-minute drive from the resort.

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