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 2017-  Hot Springs Community Trail Fest.

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

May 5-7 2017 - French Broad River Fest

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

May 2017- Civil War Reenactment                                           

    Skirmish at Warm Springs Encampment (Civil War Re-enactment)

May 19-21 2017- The Vintage

Classic BMW car show

June 10, 2017 – Bluff Mountain Festival  

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

June 23-25 2017 –  Hot Springs Motorcycle Rally

    Motorcycle Weekend

July 2017 - Hot Springs Fourth of July Festival

    Fireworks and Music downtown

July 13-16,2017 –  Wild Goose Festival  

    Celebrating music and diversity.

September 2017 - French Broad Fall Beer Festival

       Celebrate the Fall Equinox with local craft brews, live music and camping.

TBA  December 2017 –  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.
  • Enjoy one of the many tours offered by Hot Springs Tour Company. 
  • 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

Hot Springs Tour Co.

Madison County Arts Council

NOC Rafting Co.

Sandy Bottom Horseback Trail Rides

Spring Creek Tavern