Concierge Service

The Henderson looks forward to you having the best experience not only on property, but having access to local expertise to plan and have a great experience off property. These off-property experiences can include regional activities, attractions, family activities, 13 award-winning wineries/breweries/cideries, live entertainment, guided tours, self-guided tours, or outdoor adventure. These are all within minutes of The Henderson.

Prior to your trip, simply call or email us with your trip planning questions. Once at The Henderson, the innkeepers Michael or Jeanne, will give you updated concierge advice on local recommendations to make your stay a fun and relaxed experience that you will remember for years.

After a good night’s sleep, let our award-winning Executive Chef Michael, with over 25 years’ experience with the Ritz Carlton, Michelin Star Restaurants and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, prepare you a gourmet breakfast to start your day’s adventure or outdoor adventure.

For the outdoor adventure scene in Western North Carolina, you have access to bicycling, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, golf courses & driving ranges, farm tours, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking, North Carolina State Forest, North Carolina State Park, National Forest, National Park Services, photography, rafting, walking, zip lines or a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and lunch at the Pisgah Inn.

Whether you desire an easy one block walk to over 20 downtown Hendersonville restaurants and 70 specialty shops, like the regional favorite Mast General Store, or the outdoor scene, give The Henderson Concierge Service a call at (828) 696-2001 or email us at info@thehendersonnc.com.

Michael & Jeanne, the inn owners, go out of their way to make you feel at home and treat you like family. Plan a visit with us today and check out our specials.

Here are 10 other experiences we can connect you with.

  1. Go to the forest - DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, Holmes Educational State Forest, county parks and more.
  2. Take a hike or go for a run - Walking is the best exercise. Check out our forest areas and park areas and plan a hike. We can pack you a picnic lunch and go explore.
  3. Rent or get the bike out - Mountain biking, road or trail biking on hundreds of miles of trails. Go for a ride.
  4. Get out on the water - Paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, sight-seeing on a pontoon boat, swimming, sunbathing, sailing, to start the list.
  5. Go fishing - In the mountains of western North Carolina, more than 3,000 miles of streams, rivers and lakes are open to the public for trout, bass and muskie fishing. Do not know how to fish or where to go? Hire a guide.
  6. Go shopping - Beautiful downtown Hendersonville with its lush landscaping with over 80 locally-owned shops, high-quality stores, and galleries.
  7. Play a round of golf - Western North Carolina offers 45 public, resort and private golf courses. Even if you’re not an avid golfer, this is the perfect time to try it. Take a couple lessons or take challenge the kids to miniature golf.
  8. Work on that tennis game - Western North Carolina offers 30 public, resort and private tennis facilities. Try something new, check out pickleball.
  9. Enjoy art - Check out over 50 local art galleries and exhibits i.e. nationally famous Folk-Art Center.
  10. Take a scenic drive - Escape and enjoy a relaxing drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Featured Attractions

Burntshirt Vineyards

Burntshirt Vineyards is one of the best wine spots in North Carolina! Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the mountains while sipping on artisanal wine. Burntshirt Vineyards has been a staple of the North Carolina wine scene for more than 80 years, producing wine from two estate vineyards in Henderson Country and a 10,440 ft². winery. Take a guided tour through their production facility and end your visit with one of their famous wine tastings!

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Witness an important piece of literary history at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site! Carl Sandburg was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, author, and biographer of Abraham Lincoln. His home in Flat Rock, known as Connemara, is where Sandburg spent the last 22 years of his life with his family. The 264-acre site includes the well-preserved house, hiking trails, and a goat farm, where his wife’s champion goats are still raised. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor one of America’s most prominent writers.

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Witness an important piece of literary history at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site! Carl Sandburg was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, author, and biographer of Abraham Lincoln. His home in Flat Rock, known as Connemara, is where Sandburg spent the last 22 years of his life with his family. The 264-acre site includes the well-preserved house, hiking trails, and a goat farm, where his wife’s champion goats are still raised. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor one of America’s most prominent writers.

Henderson County Heritage Museum

Visit the Henderson County Heritage Museum for a fascinating journey through local history! This museum is a must-see for those wanting to learn more about Henderson Country and the people that have made it what it is today. Located in the Henderson County Historic Courthouse, they offer dioramas, educational programs, research, and collections designed to preserve and cultivate an appreciation for the past. Both adults and children will come away from the experience with a greater understanding of the Hendersonville community.

Apple Valley Model Railroad Club

Located in the Hendersonville train depot on Maple Street and 7th Avenue lies a top tourist destination! The Apple Valley Model Railroad offers an HO scale model railroad layout depicting Western NC in the heyday of railroads. There is a 100 ft by 18 ft layout that features over 1800 ft of track and scenic mountain terrain. Outside the depot, they also have a 12 ft by 60 ft G scale (garden scale train) logging layout and a full-size caboose that you can view inside and out. AVMRR Club is open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Apple Valley Model Railroad Club

Located in the Hendersonville train depot on Maple Street and 7th Avenue lies a top tourist destination! The Apple Valley Model Railroad offers an HO scale model railroad layout depicting Western NC in the heyday of railroads. There is a 100 ft by 18 ft layout that features over 1800 ft of track and scenic mountain terrain. Outside the depot, they also have a 12 ft by 60 ft G scale (garden scale train) logging layout and a full-size caboose that you can view inside and out. AVMRR Club is open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Scenic Tours & Hikes

Calling all nature lovers and hikers! Our Hendersonville hotel is centrally located to gorgeous trails and scenic views around North Carolina. Be sure to check out the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina Arboretum, North Mills River Recreational Area, Jump Off Rock, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Bearwallow Mountain, and more.

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