Things to Do around Marshall

The Marshall House Inn is conveniently located between Asheville and Hot Springs in the middle of the Blue Ridge mountains. Whether you want to take in the breweries, galleries or shops of Asheville, visit the Biltmore House, spend time outdoors or just relax, you’ll not find a better location from which to start.

With over 55,000 acres of National forest you’ll find lots of opportunities for whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, biking and zip lining.

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Enjoy downtown Marshall

Picturesque downtown Marshall is just steps away from the Inn and offers live music, libations, art, shops, coffee, casual & fine dining.

Some of our local favorites :

Places to Eat

CBD Cafe
Star Diner
Zumas Coffee Shop
Marshall’s Main Street Cafe
Zadies Market & Deli


Zadies Market
Mad Co Brew House


Carolina Flowers Mercantile
French Broad Exchange
Flow Gallery
Madison Natural Foods
Penland and Sons Department Store
Main St Comics and Games
Of Wand and Earth
Nan Sherry Fine Art
Bowman Hardware
Zadies Market
Modern Off the Grid Store

Visit Asheville

From the beautiful Biltmore estate with its house, gardens and winery to the downtown arts scene, local shops, myriad breweries and incredible restaurants, the city of Asheville truly offers something for everyone and is located just 25 minutes from the Inn.

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Visit Hot Springs

Best known for its hot mineral springs the town of Hot Springs was recently voted the Best “Small Mountain Town” from Georgia to West Virginia and surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest, Hot Springs is a haven for those seeking outdoor adventure, healing and relaxation, or a quiet romantic getaway in a charming mountain town.

The hot mineral spring tubs at the Hot Springs Spa and Resort are not be be missed, particularly after a busy day outdoors but be sure to call early as reservations are needed and they fill up fast. Sadly they do not yet allow booking online.

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Hiking and Walking

Madison county is home to over 55,000 acres of National forest, the Appalachian trail and many other incredible places to get out and hike or just walk. Click below to find out about some of our favorite trails.

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Nature Tours, Rafting, Tubing, Horseback Riding, Zip Lines and Biking

The French Broad River passes right by Marshall and is the third oldest river in the world, older than the mountains it passes through. The river is over 200 miles long and offers whitewater rafting, tubing, canoeing and fishing. Don’t want to get wet ? Then take a horseback ride thru the mountains and stop at a garnet mine on your ride. Several Zip lines are nearby as well if you want to see things from a slightly higher perspective. You can rent bikes in Marshall or if Mountain Biking is your thing then visit the nearby Bailey Mountain Bike Park.

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Arts and Crafts and Music

Madison County and Western North Carolina are home to an incredible array of artists and craft persons including potters, glass blowers, painters, woodworkers, sculptors and more. Many open their studios to visitors so you can see and learn about their art.

Madison County in particular has a rich tradition of Ballad singing, blue grass, fiddling and banjo playing. Within steps of the Inn you can find Grammy award winning fiddler Bobby Hicks playing blue grass and many other local musicians as well.

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Winter Fun

There are several attractions nearby that offer skiing, snowboarding and tubing.

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing and is located just minutes from the Inn.

Zip and Slip tubing park offers snow tubing for kids and adults and is also located nearby in Mars Hill. Open Fri, Sat and Sundays.

Hawks Nest Snow Tubing is a bit farther away from the Inn but has some excellent tubing.