AREA INFORMATION

WELCOME CENTER

Hot Springs Welcome Center of Madison County, (828) 622-9932

LOCATION

106 Bridge St, Hot Springs, NC
Bridge St is the main street in Hot Springs. It is also located directly on the Appalachian Trail where the Trail passes through town.

HOURS

Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm
 

You will find a wealth of information in the Center including:

  • Hot Springs info on lodging, dining, activities & more.

  • Madison County info on attractions & more.

  • Greater WNC info on Asheville, Cherokee, & surrounding areas.

GRUB

No chains or fast food in Hot Springs; all restaurants are locally-owned and operated.  The diversity of choices range from the local favorite diner with “country cookin’,” to casual taverns, tasty takeout, or casual fine dining. Eat fireside, creekside, or with wonderful mountain views.
During your visit, try out the local options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll find several establishments that use locally-grown ingredients featuring everything from vegetarian, to mountain trout, a steak grilled to perfection or just about anything you desire.


SOME OF OUR FAVORITES...


The Iron Horse Station, (866) 402-9377

LOCATION
24 Andrews Ave S, Hot Springs, NC
HOURS
Sunday through Thursday 11:30am-9pm;
Friday/Saturday 11:30am-10pm

Landmark inn/restaurant/tavern/shops in the heart of town.
Delicious southern comfort cuisine to specialized organic dishes,
made with fresh and locally grown ingredients. Great Burgers!
Craft Beers
LIVE MUSIC! (schedule varies)

The Spring Creek Tavern, (828) 622-0187

LOCATION

145 Bridge St, Hot Springs, NC

HOURS
11am-10pm

 

Inn/restaurant/tavern uniquely situated on the banks of Spring Creek

Wood Fired Pizza and Great Tavern Fare
Over 50 Craft Beers and 12 Taps
LIVE MUSIC! (Fridays and Saturdays)

Smokey Mountain Diner, (828) 622-7571 

LOCATION

70 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC

HOURS

Monday through Saturday 6am-8pm; Sunday 6am-4pm

 

Down-home establishment providing a range of classic Southern comfort dishes (grits, gravy, or fried foods). Good ol’ home cooking!

CAMPING GEAR

Bluff Mountain Outfitters(828) 622-7162
 LOCATION
152 Bridge St, Hot Springs, NC
HOURS
Monday through Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday/Saturday 9am-6pm


Not only do they have gear, food, maps and all other kinds of supplies hikers might need, they also have a world of knowledge and local expertise. It also has a nice gift shop section with regional and nature-themed gifts, old fashioned toys and fun novelties.

 

Gentry Hardware(828) 622-3761
LOCATION
124 Bridge St #346, Hot Springs, NC
HOURS
Monday through Saturday 8am-6pm


This is an old fashioned, family owned and operated hardware store with old fashioned friendly customer service. You can find knives, duct tape, tools, flashlights, bug spray and lots of other useful items.

GROCERIES

Hillbilly Market, (828) 622-3532
LOCATION

43 US 25, Hot Springs, NC
Cross Streets: Between Bridge St/Lance Ave

HOURS
Monday through Friday 7am-6pm;
Saturday 8am-6pm; Sunday 11am-6pm


This is a grocery store (including locally grown produce and fresh fruit) and sandwich deli. They also sell beer and Amish baked goods.


Dollar General, (828) 622-3624
LOCATION

50 Lance Ave, Hot Springs, NC

HOURS
8am-10pm

LAUNDROMAT

The Wash Tub, (865) 216-2247
LOCATION

US  25, Hot Springs, NC
Located on Bridge St, near the railroad tracks

HOURS

8am-8pm

GAS STATION

Ricker Triangle, (828) 622-7575
LOCATION
39 Bridge St, Hot Springs, NC  
HOURS
6am-7pm

This is the town gas station. It has a small convenience store with beer, sodas, tobacco products, snacks, etc.

LIBRARY

Hot Springs Branch, (828) 622-3584
LOCATION
170 Bridge St, Hot Springs, NC
HOURS
Monday through Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-5:30pm;
Saturday 10am-1pm

Hot Springs Medical Center, (828) 622-3245
LOCATION
66 US 25, Hot Springs, NC
HOURS
Monday through Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-12pm

MEDICAL
POST OFFICE

Hot Springs Post Office, (828) 622-3242
LOCATION
111 Bridge St, Hot Springs, NC  
HOURS
Monday through Friday 9am-4pm; Saturday 9am-10:30am