General Info
All bars and restaurants in North Carolina must limit operations to take-out and delivery only starting on March 17 at 5pm, as per an executive order from Governor Roy Cooper.  The Visitor Center website offers a list of Local Restaurants Offering Take-Out Food Service and Curb Service.

To support Hendersonville restaurants and businesses, and their employees while practicing social distancing, head to the #LoveHendo website to purchase gift cards and learn other ways to share the love.

The Visitor Center website offers options for people to avoid large crowds by getting outdoors and exploring the many treasures Western North Carolina has to offer. Click for a directory of activities:

Follow the Visitor Center on Facebook for the latest information and alerts.

Visit the Coronavius Update page for the latest information and resources from the North Carolina authorities.

Isolation Lodging Options

  • Econo Lodge / 828-329-7562 / 206 Mitchelle Drive, Hendersonville NC, I-26 Exit 49B / Offers exterior corridor rooms that don’t share air with other rooms. All transactions are done online and through a glass window to prevent transmission of germs. After check out, rooms are left empty for 24 before thoroughly disinfected. Call hotel for more information.
  • Hampton Inn  / 828-697-2333 / 155 Sugarloaf Rd., Hendersonville, NC, using the Hilton Digital Key ( ). This allows guests to bypass the front desk and go straight to the room that you have chosen.

Cancellations & Closures

Attractions & Businesses

  • Appalachian Pinball Museum / Closed
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail / Nantahala & Pisgah National Forests in NC, and the Cherokee National Forest in TN are temporarily shutting down trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
  • Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO / Closed
  • Biltmore Estate / Closed
  • Blue Ridge Parkway / All Public Restroom Facilities Closed
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center (located at Milepost 384 in Asheville, NC) / Closed
  • Carl Sandburg Home / completely closed to all park visitors, until further notice
  • Cherokee Indian Reservation / Closed
  • Chimney Rock section of Chimney Rock State Park and the Old Rock Cafe / Closed until until further notice
  • Cradle of Forestry in Pisgah National Forest / closed until May 15
  • DuPont State Recreational Forest / All trails, trailheads, parking areas, Visitor center and bathrooms are closed
  • Epic Theatres / Closed
  • Feed & Seed / Closed
  • FENCE / offices and restrooms are closed, the trails remain open
  • Flat Rock Cinema / Closed
  • Flat Rock Playhouse / Closed
  • Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway / Closed until April 1
  • Hands On! Children’s Museum / closed to the general public until March 31st
  • Harrah’s Cherokee / Temporarily closed
  • Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society / Closed
  • Henderson County Heritage Museum / Closed until May 15th
  • Hendersonville Community Theatre / Closed
  • Hendersonville Train Depot / Closed until further notice
  • Historic Johnson Farm / House is closed for tours, people may walk around the farm
  • Holmes Educational State Forest / All trails and facilities closed
  • Mast General Store / Closed to the public, online shopping available
  • Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County / Closed
  • National Forest in North Carolina / Closes all campgrounds until at least May 15 / including picnic pavilions, shooting ranges and all restrooms, including those at trailheads and other recreation sites
  • National Forests in North Carolina Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail systems will be temporarily shut down until May 15. This applies to the following OHV areas: Croatan National Forest – Black Swamp OHV Area
    Uwharrie National Forest – Badin Lake OHV Area, Pisgah National Forest – Brown Mountain OHV Area & Nantahala National Forest – Wayehutta OHV Area.
  • North Carolina Arboretum / Closed
  • North Carolina Welcome Centers / Buildings closed, rest area grounds remain open
  • Pearson’s Falls / Restrooms closed
  • Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education / Closed until at least March 30
  • Pisgah National Forest Campgrounds / Closed until at least May 15
  • Pisgah National Forest Pisgah Ranger District Visitor Center / Closed
  • Sierra Nevada / Closed / Taproom is open for Carry Out Only
  • The Gorge Zipline / Closed
  • The North Carolina Arboretum / Closed
  • The Old Home Place / Closed
  • The Riveter / closed until April 1
  • Tryon International Equestrian Center / Closed until North Carolina’s Stay At Home Order order is lifted, including restaurant carry-out service and general public access. Layover stalls will also no longer be available.
  • Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas / Closed until April 1
  • Western North Carolina Agricultural Center / All events expected to have more than 50 people in attendance are cancelled until at least April 19
  • Western North Carolina YMCA’s / Closed for 2 weeks, starting March 16th
  • WNC Air Museum / Closed
  • WNC Nature Center / Closed

Bars & Restaurants

  • All bars and restaurants in North Carolina must limit operations to take-out and delivery only starting on March 17 at 5pm, as per an executive order from Gov. Roy Cooper. The Visitor Center website offers a list of Local Restaurants Offering Take-Out Food Service and Curb Service.

Hendersonville Visitor Center

  • Located at 201 South Main Street – Henderson County TDA staff will continue to provide support during regular business hours seven days a week to the local tourism industry through phone calls, emails, social media, and other forms of communications.  The Visitor Guide, along with maps and other brochures are available for pick-up in front of the Visitor Center.  The Visitor Center web site is a great resource for a closures and for Local Restaurants Offering Take-Out Food Service. The restrooms are closed. For assistance call 828-693-9708 or go to

Local Parks

  • DuPont State Recreational Forest / All trails, trailheads, parking areas, Visitor center and bathrooms are closed
  • Fletcher Parks, including Kate’s Park & Bill Moore Community Park / Dog park, playgrounds, ball fields all closed
  • Hendersonville City Parks / Pavilions and playgrounds all closed
  • Holmes Educational State Forest / All trails and facilities closed
  • Laurel Green Park / Playground closed
  • Mills River Park / Dog park, playgrounds, tennis courts, ball fields all closed
  • The Park at Flat Rock / Playground, pavilions, playground shelter and meeting rooms all closed, grounds and restrooms remain open


  • Henderson County Chamber of Commerce / Lobby closed
  • Henderson County Public Library / Although library facilities themselves will be closed to the public, library staff are on duty and remain available to continue providing service to our citizens. The Main Library and Fletcher Library are offering curbside service from 1pm-7pm on Monday and 10am-4pm Tuesday-Friday. Patrons of any of the County’s main or branch libraries will be able to place up to 10 items on hold through the online catalog or by calling the Main Library at 697-4725 x4 or the Fletcher Library at 687-1218.f you know of folks looking for things to do while home, please direct them to check out the Library’s many digital services, go to call 697-4725 to learn more.

Special Event Cancellations

  • March 26-April 2 / Hendersonville Restaurant Week / Cancelled
  • March 27-April 5 / Driving Miss Daisy at Hendersonville Community Theatre / Cancelled
  • April 1 / National Train Day at Apple Valley Model Railroad Museum / Cancelled
  • April 2 / Kindergarten Readiness Rally at Blue Ridge Mall / Cancelled
  • April 2-4 / Fleetwood Mac: Rumors at Flat Rock Playhouse / Postponed until Fall 2020
  • April 2-6 / The Fork at TIEC Evening competition
  • April 3-19 / Little Women at Asheville Community Theatre / Cancelled
  • April 3 / Ole Time Pickers at Fletcher Feed & Seed / Cancelled
  • April 4 / ArtScape celebration, reception, and sale of artists’ work / Postponed (date TBD)
  • April 4-5 / Asheville Kennel Club Dog Show / Cancelled
  • April 4 / Asheville Symphony Orchestra / Cancelled
  • April 4 / Hendersonville Swing Band Concert / Cancelled
  • April 6 & May 4 / First Mondays Concert Series / Cancelled
  • April 7 & May 5 / Chamber Music Tuesdays / Cancelled
  • April 10 / The TIEC Block House Races Pre-Race Party / Cancelled
  • April 11 / Block House Steeplechase at Tryon International Equestrian Center / Cancelled
  • April 16 / Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend Opening Celebration at The Horse Shoe Farm / Cancelled
  • April 16-19 / Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend / Cancelled
  • April 17 & 18 / Carolina Concert Choir Concerts / Cancelled
  • April 24 The Free Clinics’s Salon benefit at The Oriole Mill / rescheduled for November 6
  • April 26 / Hendersonville Community Band Concert / Cancelled
  • May 4 / First Mondays Concert Series / Cancelled
  • May 5 / Chamber Music Tuesdays / Cancelled
  • May 6-10 / The Carolina Classic Reining competition at TIEC / Cancelled
  • May 22-25 / Blue Ridge Classic Dog Show, Confirmation & Obedience Rally / Cancelled