Recent news, activities, special events and upcoming festivals!

Plan A Party!

Looking for a small, special event venue? We have ideas! Many of our local lodging properties are well suited for an intimate wedding celebration, while others offer ideal conditions for your next family event or get together.  

April Events & Races!

Wow! April is ushering in warmer weather, blooming trees and flowers and one of the year's most exciting trail races.  Old Fort's Camp Grier, through their adventure "arm" Tanawha Adventures, is the beginning and end point for the first Annual Hellbender 100.  This foot race takes ...

Marion's Pub & Grub Crawl

Dreamers, millennials, and Gen-Xers have invested in downtown Marion's recent renaissance, bringing back an active downtown culture. Today, within a .3 mile section of Main Street, you'll find interesting shops, restaurants, tap rooms, a music hall, and microbrewery.  And, they aren't finished!  More new businesses ...

14th Annual Tour de Lure!

Are you ready? The ride begins and ends at the Corpening Memorial YMCA in Marion. A 71-mile route through scenic farmland in McDowell County, climbing along Stone Mountain, passing through Chimney Rock and around beautiful Lake Lure, before a return ride to McDowell County via the Assault on Mt. Mitchell ...

St. Patrick's Day Pub & Grub Crawl

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us AND win a prize! These "pubs and grubs" are located within a 3/10 mile section of Main Street, in downtown Marion, NC.  It's an easy walk!

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