Comfort Inn Mars Hill - University Area
167 J.F. Robinson Lane
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Phone: (828) 689-9000
Fax: (828) 689-2366
The Wolf Ridge is a celebrated ski resort that stands in close proximity to the Mars Hill in North Carolina. It swanks of a massive 82 acres of skiable area and is an enticing holiday spot for adventure lovers. The Ski Resort boasts of as many as 23 magnificent runs divided into beginner runs, intermediate runs and advanced runs. It also brags of 6 lifts and a top elevation of 4,600 foot (1,400 meters). One can enjoy a superb stay at the resort and at the same time indulge into skiing activities.
The river is calling. French Broad Rafting Company offers river sports for all ages and all levels of water experience. If you're after thrills, go on one of the whitewater excursions. There are two levels: calm water (an introduction) and faster rapids. Both offer an experienced guide to lead and all equipment and refreshments are provided. Trips last 3 to 4 hours. Canoes, funkyaks and rafts are available to rent and use on a calmer section. With no guide, trips last about 3 hours. Call for details.
Closest whitewater rafting outfitter to Asheville, Blue Heron Whitewater offers a variety of trips on the scenic French Broad River. The minimum age for whitewater trips is 8 years old and for Float Trips is 4 years old. You can always choose to go in a raft with a guide. Water levels permitting, the adventurous can opt to paddle single person inflatable kayaks. On the river you are no longer a spectator!
Asheville has its abundant wildlife and trout infested streams and Asheville Drifters offers amazing packages to suit your fishing needs all over North Carolina and Tennesse. Choose between a float fishing trip, small mouth bass fishing trip and a wade fishing trip, or just opt for trout angling in winter as recommended. Arrange a corporate fishing trip with your colleagues or just attend the fly fishing school if it is your first time. Rates range from $250-$350, depending on your requirements. Asheville Drifters will provide transport to and from the fishing spot, gourmet lunch, rods, waders, flies and other tackle. Make sure you carry your rain gear, sunscreen, camera, hat and yes, your fishing license.
A blue roof top and the university mascot differentiates Justice Center from other structures at the University Of North Carolina.It contains within it the Athletics Department offices, basketball arena and the indoor pool. Varied sport events constantly take place, so check out the website for further details.
The Appalachian Trail is a marked walking trail that begins in Maine and ends in Georgia and is used by anyone looking to take a short, intermediate or long hike. Trailbooks can be purchased in local bookstores such as Malaprop's in downtown Asheville. A popular trip is to Clingman's Dome, the second highest peak in the area which rises 6,643 feet and is located long the state-line ridge of North Carolina and Tennessee. You can drive close to this point and then walk the last half-mile.
Mount Mitchell State Park preserves an area around the Black Mountain Range, the highest range East of the Rocky Mountains. This is a wonderful place to come hiking, exploring, horseback riding or just enjoying the outdoors. Besides the main Mt. Mitchell Trail, which is just under six miles, there are several other paths including the Black Mountain Crest Trail and the Buncombe Horse Range Trail. Enjoy stunning views after a strenuous hike.
Kid boredom has a cure: it is The Health Adventure located at Pack Place right in the heart of Asheville. Exhibits, science camps, and much more, The Health Adventure strives to combine fun and learning for kids of all ages. Group visits are welcome and can be scheduled by calling the main office.
Take a guided tour that explores the architecture, people and historical places of Asheville's past. Visit 30 stations downtown that depict local artworks and represent the town's historical significance. Listen as you learn how the Grove Arcade was the first indoor mall in the southeast, where the Thomas Wolfe angel was created, and much more.
Whether you're an experienced mountain climber or just curious, this indoor/outdoor climbing gym will provide a couple of hours of fun and exercise for all ages. The facility, located on historic and charming Wall Street, offers cracks, overhangs, lead walls roofs and boulders with a 225-foot traverse and gravity-defying cafe. There is also a 40-foot competition wall.
Pack Place sits in the very heart of downtown, across the bustling street from the Vance Monument. This $14 million facility is home to four wonderful museums and the Diana Wortham Theater. From The Health Adventure, which brings educational activities to children of all ages, to an abundance of glorious art for patrons to view and ponder, a wealth of activity and fun awaits all guests. Admission is charged and varies depending on which activity you attend. Multi-museum passes are available.
Kids can spend the day at this nature center learning and having fun! Along with deer, foxes and bears, the most recent additions are the red and grey wolves and the bobcats and cougars. More recent improvements also include the "hands on" Nature Lab and Educational Farm where kids can pet a corn snake or even hold a turtle.