Things to Do

Hot Springs and the Iron Horse Station offer a broad range of unique activities providing for a relaxing retreat, romantic getaway, outdoor adventure, or family vacation.


April 26-28, 2019-  Hot Springs Community Trail Fest.

    Celebrate the fact that the Appalachian Trail comes through downtown Hot Springs.       

May 3-5 2019 – French Broad River Fest

    Live music, camping, raft race, bike race and lots of activities! 

May 18 2019– The Vintage- Classic BMW Car Rally

June 8, 2019 – Bluff Mountain Festival  

    Largest traditional and old time music event and silent auction in the county.

June 28-30 2019 –  Hot Springs Motorcycle Rally

    Motorcycle Weekend

July 6 2019– Hot Springs Fourth of July Festival

    Fireworks and Music downtown

July 11-14,2019–  Wild Goose Festival  

    Celebrating music and diversity.

TBA  December 2019 –  Christmas Parade


Some of the favorite things to do while visiting The Iron Horse Station:

  • Hike the Appalachian Trail.
  • Explore the town of Hot Springs and discover its rich history.
  • Hike to Lover’s Leap.
  • Soak in the natural mineral hot springs at the Hot Springs Spa.
  • Browse around the 50 plus local artisan booths at the ArtiSUN Gallery,  located under the Iron Horse Station Inn.
  • Enjoy a cold drink and delectable meal at the Iron Horse Restaurant.
  • Ride horses at the Sandy Bottom Trail Rides  and visit the Little Pine Gem Mine.
  • Relax with a calming massage at the Hot Springs Resort and  Spa
  • Take a 20 minute ride to Marshall, NC, and wander around their many charming shops.
  • Drive out on the scenic Highway 209 up Spring Creek, NC.
  • Take a picnic to the top of  Max Patch.  Elevation 4629 ft.  Beautiful 360 degree views and gorgeous sunsets!
  • Experience the Navitat  zip line canopy tour featured on CNN,  called “one of the best in the nation” in USA TODAY!
  • Drive to Paint Creek, Dudley Falls, and enjoy the spectacular Paint Creek Corridor.
  • Visit the town of Asheville, NC, and the incredible Biltmore Estate, just 45 minutes away.
  • Raft, kayak, canoe, or tube along the picturesque French Broad River.
  • Fly Fish on one of our many stocked trout streams.

Some of our friends:

Asheville Adventure Directory

Artisun Gallery

Bluff Mountain Outfitters

Blue Heron Whitewater

French Broad Rafting & Zipline Adventures

Gentrys Hardware

Hillbilly Market

Hot Springs Rafting

Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Madison County Arts Council

NOC Rafting Co.

Sandy Bottom Horseback Trail Rides

Spring Creek Tavern