Check Out Every Nook And Cranny

There is something about a treehouse that brings out the child in everyone. Maybe it’s the sense of adventure it invokes. Maybe it’s the imperfect lines of the structure mixed with quirky wall hangings. Or maybe it’s the offer of a place to dream. Whatever the reason, the family treehouse at the Emberglow Outdoor Resort in Mill Spring, NC fills you with that childlike wonder.

My 71 year old mom was just as excited to try out the deck to ground slide and the cargo net flooring in the sleeping loft as the kids were! A private fire pit and room for 9 makes it an ideal place for a large family or group. 

The campground also has vintage trailers, yurts, and glamping pods available for rent or you can bring your own camper. 

The campground is a short drive to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. 

Lake Lure’s Flowering Bridge is a charming stop on the way to Chimney Rock. With an emphasis on native plants and local artwork, there is something cute to see in every nook and cranny. 

Chimney Rock is operating on a limited capacity right now which might delay your entry but there are plenty of places to shop and eat while you wait. I recommend the patio at RiverWatch Waterfront Bar and Grill. For a more upscale experience, try the Burntshirt Winery. If you want a little more excitement… take a stroll along The Rocky Broad Riverwalk that parallels the idyllic main street

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