The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Mars Hill

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Mars Hill College, Mars Hill NC

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Mars Hill, North Carolina

Mars Hill NC is a small college town perched on a hill 18 miles north of Asheville. Dominated by the Mars Hill College campus, this quaint village is surrounded by picturesque rolling mountains and valleys. The college, a Christian liberal arts school, is the oldest educational institution in North Carolina and attracts students from all across America. Wolf Ridge Ski Slopes, the closest ski resort to Asheville, is also found on the outskirts of Mars Hill.
    Mars Hill is known for its rich music and crafts heritage. Renowned musicologist Bascom Lamar Lunsford, founder of the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, grew up here and brought international recognition to the region’s traditional mountain music. Every autumn the Heritage Festival celebrates mountain crafts, arts, and music, and highlights the town’s role as the historic center of the clogging dance tradition.

 

Resources
City Website: Mars Hill
: Town Hall, 280 North Main Street, Mars Hill NC 28754; 828-689-2301
Location:
Central Mountains, 30 minutes northwest of Asheville
County: Madison County
: County Offices, 2 North Main Street, Marshall NC 28753;828-649-2854
Elevation & Population:
2,325 feet, 2,000+
County Visitor/Welcome Center: Madison County Visitors Center
56 South Main Street, Mars Hill NC 28754; 877-262-3476, 828 680-9031
County Chamber of Commerce:
Madison County Chamber of Commerce 56 South Main Street, Mars Hill NC 28754; 828-689-9351
Newspaper: News-Record & Sentinel  58 Back Street, Marshall NC 28753; 828-649-1075
Movie Theatres: (nearest)  Asheville Movie Theaters
High School: Madison High School, 5740 US Highway 25/70, Marshall NC 28753; 828-649-2876
Colleges and Universities:
 Mars Hill College, 100 Athletic Street, Mars Hill NC 28754; 866-642-4968
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Mission Hospital, 428 and 509 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28803; 828-213-1111
Area Major Festivals:  Bascom Lamar Lunsford Music Festival (October),  Madison County Heritage Festival (October)
Area Natural Attractions:
Appalachian Scenic National Trail, French Broad River, Pisgah National Forest, Max Patch
Area Cultural Attractions:
Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, Rural Life Museum



Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Overseas & Exotic

The Original Papa Nicks: (Italian) 15 College Street, Mars Hill NC 28754; 828-689-8566


Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Hotels, Inns & Lodges
The Bald Mountain House at the Wolf Laurel Resort: (Country Inn) 85 Woodfern Lane, Mars Hill NC 28754; 866-680-9329

Motels
Comfort Inn: (Motel) 167 J. F. Robinson Lane, Mars Hill NC 28754; 828-689-9000

Rental Agencies
Mountain Laurel Realty: (Rentals) 316 Wolf Laurel Road, Mars Hill NC 28754; 828-689-4422
Scenic Wolf Resort at Wolf Ridge: (Rentals) 1915 Wolf Ridge Road, Mars Hill NC 28754; 877-828-9653
Wolf Mountain Realty, Inc.: (Rentals) 383 Wolf Laurel Road, Mars Hill NC 28754; 800-221-0409

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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