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Re-Opening NC Phase One

At 5:00 pm on Friday, May 8th North Carolina will begin following Phase I of Governor Cooper's re-opening orders.  Lodging properties may open now, however, some have postponed opening until later in May.  Please, make reservations before heading out.  Call your favorite property to learn ...

McDowell County Lifts Lodging Restrictions

As of 5:00 pm on Monday, April 27th, McDowell County Commissioners amended their State of Emergency order allowing all McDowell County lodging properties, including those in Marion, Old Fort, Nebo, and our Blue Ridge Parkway communities, to re-open.  Of course, Governor Cooper's executive orders remain in effect ...

COVID-19 Closures and Updates

We continue to operate under state and county restrictions as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. County orders include the following; "Further, I hereby direct that rentals of all lodging facilities, including Airbnb rentals, bed and breakfasts rentals, VRBO vacation rentals by owners, campgrounds, timeshare units, condos, and other rental ...

COVID-19 and Trails - Updates

In addition to the closures listed below, this week the U.S. Forest Service issued closure orders for trails located in the Grandfather Ranger District.  Trail closures include Curtis Creek Road, the camping area and all roadside camping is prohibited. A complete list of trails, roads, and other federal ...

McDowell County State of Emergency & Lodging

The McDowell County Board of Commissioners updated their state of emergency order with the following amendment. Please, take a few moments to read the details. 

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