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Natural Thermal Waters



North Carolina


Hot Springs, NC, a resort destination for almost 200 years, has long been renowned for its healing mineral springs and scenic mountain setting. Native Americans were the first to discover the 100-plus degree mineral water from which the Town of Hot Springs received its name.

Hot Springs, NC Is just 40 minutes north of Asheville. We are located at the junction of the Appalachian Trail and the French Broad River, in a valley surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Pisgah National Forest.  Hot Springs is North Carolina’s only  Appalachian Trail Town.

In announcing Hot Springs, NC as 2012’s Best Small Mountain Town, Travel Editor Jack Murray of Blue Ridge Outdoors writes, “…. Hot Springs is again attracting visitors from all over the United States and beyond, and not just for the 108-degree mineral water. Nestled in the heart of Pisgah National Forest, the town is located at the crossroads of two of the most important outdoor resources in Western N.C., the Appalachian Trail and the French Broad River.” And, “Hot Springs is also gaining a reputation as a romantic weekend and wedding spot. With accommodations ranging from campsites to vacation cabins, cozy inns to bed & breakfasts, there is something for everyone right within the town limits. Click here to read why Hot Springs was recently voted the Best Small Mountain Town from Georgia to West Virginia.

The Hot Springs Welcome Center is located at 92 Bridge St, Hot Springs, NC 28743.  Phone number is 828-622-9932.  Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; Friday – Saturday- Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.  Closed Tuesdays.

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