The Hideout Recommends

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The Hideout Recommends

Great Eats

We love locally made, regional food. No chains here. These are highly recommended by us!
$$ Cozy atmosphere. Huge portions. Beautiful scenery. Phenomenal desserts. Make reservations, they fill up quick.
20 locals recommend
Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe
6C Town Sq
20 locals recommend
$$ Cozy atmosphere. Huge portions. Beautiful scenery. Phenomenal desserts. Make reservations, they fill up quick.
$ - $$ Local brewery that makes superb beers. Their wood fired pizza is top notch also.
22 locals recommend
Hoppy Trout Brewing Company
911 Main St
22 locals recommend
$ - $$ Local brewery that makes superb beers. Their wood fired pizza is top notch also.
$$ Superb food in a fun casual atmosphere. Locally sourced ingredients & house made drinks.
32 locals recommend
Masseria Kitchen+Bar
67 Roberts Way
32 locals recommend
$$ Superb food in a fun casual atmosphere. Locally sourced ingredients & house made drinks.
$ For a taste of real NC barbeque, head to this immaculate family-owned experience. Lots of local flair plus take-home sauces. Great food and great fun! Totally worth it!
12 locals recommend
Rib Country BBQ (Murphy, NC)
2121 E U.S. Highway 64 Alt
12 locals recommend
$ For a taste of real NC barbeque, head to this immaculate family-owned experience. Lots of local flair plus take-home sauces. Great food and great fun! Totally worth it!
$$ Delicious locally sourced fine dining. Menu changes often. Great ambiance in downtown Blue Ridge.
The Vine Wine Bar and Bistro
576 E Main St
$$ Delicious locally sourced fine dining. Menu changes often. Great ambiance in downtown Blue Ridge.
$ Sweet coffee shop chock full of local and handmade gift items. Cozy spaces to chat and gifts for everyone!
13 locals recommend
Rare Bird Emporium
680 Andrews Rd
13 locals recommend
$ Sweet coffee shop chock full of local and handmade gift items. Cozy spaces to chat and gifts for everyone!
$$ Maybe the best meal you'll have. Outdoor sunset watching, craft drinks, locally sourced ingredients with creative chef. Ambiance is perfect, and you can say hi to the goats when you leave.
12 locals recommend
The Crown Restaurant
135 Emily Ln
12 locals recommend
$$ Maybe the best meal you'll have. Outdoor sunset watching, craft drinks, locally sourced ingredients with creative chef. Ambiance is perfect, and you can say hi to the goats when you leave.

Buy something to take home

Cute women's clothing boutique in the center of downtown.
Rumors Clothing Inc.
15 Valley River Ave
Cute women's clothing boutique in the center of downtown.
Adorable gift shop with antiques and new goods. So many unique finds and a really fun owner!
Black & White Market
40 Valley River Ave
Adorable gift shop with antiques and new goods. So many unique finds and a really fun owner!
Hippy gift shop that smells amazing. T shirts, womens clothing, gift items, essential oils.
Serenity Mountain Gift Shop
35 Tennessee St
Hippy gift shop that smells amazing. T shirts, womens clothing, gift items, essential oils.
Locally made soaps, lotions, and body care items plus YOGA CLASSES weekly. Awesome owner who knows everything about natural health.
8 locals recommend
Blue Moon Elise
26 Valley River Ave
8 locals recommend
Locally made soaps, lotions, and body care items plus YOGA CLASSES weekly. Awesome owner who knows everything about natural health.
Top quality flavored olive oils that will blow your mind. Perfect souvenir to take home or savor here!
Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company
104 Tennessee St
Top quality flavored olive oils that will blow your mind. Perfect souvenir to take home or savor here!
One of those adorable country shops with a little bit of everything, well curated, and enough to keep the guys happy too.
20 locals recommend
Alexander's Store
4482 Town Creek School Rd
20 locals recommend
One of those adorable country shops with a little bit of everything, well curated, and enough to keep the guys happy too.

Totally worth seeing

An amazing hike to the highest point in Georgia! All handicap accessible and the trail is paved to the top. Gorgeous 360 views. Arrive early in October because parking is scarce during leaf-change season.
23 locals recommend
Brasstown Bald Visitors Center
2941 GA-180 Spur
23 locals recommend
An amazing hike to the highest point in Georgia! All handicap accessible and the trail is paved to the top. Gorgeous 360 views. Arrive early in October because parking is scarce during leaf-change season.
Grab a local brew and watch world class kayakers do their thing. Raft the river with a local outfitter. Play on the amazing high ropes course. Mountain bike at Tsali trail system. Shop for awesome outdoor gear at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. They have it all and we love it!
202 locals recommend
Nantahala Outdoor Center
202 locals recommend
Grab a local brew and watch world class kayakers do their thing. Raft the river with a local outfitter. Play on the amazing high ropes course. Mountain bike at Tsali trail system. Shop for awesome outdoor gear at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. They have it all and we love it!
Summertime favorite. An authentic and completely awesome drive-in theater. 20 minutes from The Hideout. Double features on weekends.
57 locals recommend
Swan Drive In
651 Summit St
57 locals recommend
Summertime favorite. An authentic and completely awesome drive-in theater. 20 minutes from The Hideout. Double features on weekends.
The closest place to book! Always check Groupon to see if they are running a special too!
21 locals recommend
Ocoee Rafting
1548 TN-68
21 locals recommend
The closest place to book! Always check Groupon to see if they are running a special too!
How is honey made? This is a gorgeous shop with meade, honey tasting, and great bee products. Cute visit!
19 locals recommend
Wehrloom Honey
257 Willie Colvin Rd
19 locals recommend
How is honey made? This is a gorgeous shop with meade, honey tasting, and great bee products. Cute visit!
The center recently burned down :(, but you can still spend an afternoon watching world class kayakers on a Class IV river. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL SIGNS ABOUT ENTERING THE WATER. It is a dangerous river but swimmable after the dam shuts off each evening.
74 locals recommend
Ocoee Whitewater Center
4400 US-64
74 locals recommend
The center recently burned down :(, but you can still spend an afternoon watching world class kayakers on a Class IV river. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL SIGNS ABOUT ENTERING THE WATER. It is a dangerous river but swimmable after the dam shuts off each evening.
An engineering marvel. TVA dam that you can still drive across. Great views, and summertime swimming in a pristine lake.
22 locals recommend
Fontana Lake
22 locals recommend
An engineering marvel. TVA dam that you can still drive across. Great views, and summertime swimming in a pristine lake.
Gorgeous restored old logging lodge. Worth a drive up to see the river, the mountains, and grab a meal while there. It's a treasure.
15 locals recommend
Historic Tapoco Lodge Resort
14981 Tapoco Rd
15 locals recommend
Gorgeous restored old logging lodge. Worth a drive up to see the river, the mountains, and grab a meal while there. It's a treasure.

Essentials

Best place to get groceries with plenty of international selection as well.
14 locals recommend
Ingles Markets
2060 US-19
14 locals recommend
Best place to get groceries with plenty of international selection as well.
Right around the corner from us if you just need the basics.
16 locals recommend
Dollar General
1835 Sunnyside Rd
16 locals recommend
Right around the corner from us if you just need the basics.
If you need a prescription filled, this is a family owned, top-notch pharmacy.
King's Pharmacy
30 Peachtree St
If you need a prescription filled, this is a family owned, top-notch pharmacy.

Parks & Nature

The site of the 1996 Olympic kayaking. Always world class kayakers to watch take their turns. Magical swimming experience? Ask where the Blue Holes are after 5pm.
74 locals recommend
Ocoee Whitewater Center
4400 US-64
74 locals recommend
The site of the 1996 Olympic kayaking. Always world class kayakers to watch take their turns. Magical swimming experience? Ask where the Blue Holes are after 5pm.
Gorgeous waterfall hike. It's beautiful in summer or winter!
Helton Creek Falls
Gorgeous waterfall hike. It's beautiful in summer or winter!
Tough hike that ends with a really unique and tall falls dropping down between two cliffs. Very crowded on beautiful days, but worth it!
6 locals recommend
Raven Cliff Falls Trail
Raven Cliff Falls Trail
6 locals recommend
Tough hike that ends with a really unique and tall falls dropping down between two cliffs. Very crowded on beautiful days, but worth it!
Beautiful short hike near the Ocoee Whitewater Center. Parking is limited but the hike is superb for hammocks and rock jumping. Magical anytime of year.
6 locals recommend
Goforth Creek
6 locals recommend
Beautiful short hike near the Ocoee Whitewater Center. Parking is limited but the hike is superb for hammocks and rock jumping. Magical anytime of year.
Fabulous hike. Pack a lunch and bring hammocks to really get off the grid for awhile!
8 locals recommend
Jacks River Falls
8 locals recommend
Fabulous hike. Pack a lunch and bring hammocks to really get off the grid for awhile!
Beautiful falls and river hike. Out and back OR you can do the whole loop for a 4 mile hike. **check the weather before you go as the road involves a shallow creek crossing**
6 locals recommend
Turtletown Creek Falls Trailhead
1239 Farner Rd
6 locals recommend
Beautiful falls and river hike. Out and back OR you can do the whole loop for a 4 mile hike. **check the weather before you go as the road involves a shallow creek crossing**
Beautiful hiking/mountain biking trail system in Murphy, NC. Plenty of parking and the trail follows a lovely creek. Birdwatching is excellent in spring/fall.
Piney Knob Trail System
Reserve Drive
Beautiful hiking/mountain biking trail system in Murphy, NC. Plenty of parking and the trail follows a lovely creek. Birdwatching is excellent in spring/fall.
Fabulous mountain biking trail suitable for kids or professional riders. Excellent flow trails! Also hike worthy, but beware of bikers. There is a secret rope swing on one of the trails. Shhhh.
19 locals recommend
Jackrabbit Recreation Area, Tusquitee Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest
465 Jack Rabbit Rd
19 locals recommend
Fabulous mountain biking trail suitable for kids or professional riders. Excellent flow trails! Also hike worthy, but beware of bikers. There is a secret rope swing on one of the trails. Shhhh.
Boat put-in on a gorgeous lake that is never crowded. Bask in the mountain views, catch big old fish, relax in the sun and fresh air.
Hanging Dog Recreation Area
State Route 1447
Boat put-in on a gorgeous lake that is never crowded. Bask in the mountain views, catch big old fish, relax in the sun and fresh air.
Really gorgeous play area on hot summer days, or the fall. Shallow cool water, great hikes, bathrooms, waterfalls.
27 locals recommend
Fires Creek Picnic Area
1767 Fires Creek Wildlife Rd
27 locals recommend
Really gorgeous play area on hot summer days, or the fall. Shallow cool water, great hikes, bathrooms, waterfalls.
10 minutes from The Hideout. A one mile hike after you park. Tower is locked, but you can climb the ladder. Views are majestic on cloudy summer nights.
7 locals recommend
Panther Top Lookout
7 locals recommend
10 minutes from The Hideout. A one mile hike after you park. Tower is locked, but you can climb the ladder. Views are majestic on cloudy summer nights.

Arts & Culture

Our claim to fame: the world renown folk school where you can see artists teaching, creating, and celebrating folk art. Lots of live concerts and events. Saturday night Contra dancing. 20 minutes from The Hideout. Check their website for current events!
59 locals recommend
John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Rd
59 locals recommend
Our claim to fame: the world renown folk school where you can see artists teaching, creating, and celebrating folk art. Lots of live concerts and events. Saturday night Contra dancing. 20 minutes from The Hideout. Check their website for current events!
A quirky place to see "the largest 10 Commandments in the world" on the side of a mountain. Historic because it is the founding of the Holiness Church movement. Worth a trip to see something really unique. The cafe in the visitor center has world famous burgers!
18 locals recommend
Fields of the Wood
10000 NC-294
18 locals recommend
A quirky place to see "the largest 10 Commandments in the world" on the side of a mountain. Historic because it is the founding of the Holiness Church movement. Worth a trip to see something really unique. The cafe in the visitor center has world famous burgers!
Learn about the history of native peoples, and early settlers to the area.
13 locals recommend
Cherokee Historical Museum
87 Peachtree St
13 locals recommend
Learn about the history of native peoples, and early settlers to the area.
Always excellent productions that have sass and flair!
7 locals recommend
Peacock Performing Arts Center
301 Church St
7 locals recommend
Always excellent productions that have sass and flair!

Drinks & Nightlife

Our neighbors just around the corner have a gorgeous winery and offer tastings Friday & Saturday from noon to 6pm. They are superb people and know an enormous amount of history about the area. You'll absolutely love an afternoon here!
13 locals recommend
Nottely River Valley Vineyards, LLC
1150 Old Culberson Rd
13 locals recommend
Our neighbors just around the corner have a gorgeous winery and offer tastings Friday & Saturday from noon to 6pm. They are superb people and know an enormous amount of history about the area. You'll absolutely love an afternoon here!
Brewery & Winery that hosts super fun events, concerts on the lawn, and craft lovely and reputable wines & beers.
11 locals recommend
Calaboose Cellars
1026 Main St
11 locals recommend
Brewery & Winery that hosts super fun events, concerts on the lawn, and craft lovely and reputable wines & beers.
Great local IPA's, wood fired pizza, and a fun place to spend an evening after a long day hiking. Located in Andrews, NC.
22 locals recommend
Hoppy Trout Brewing Company
911 Main St
22 locals recommend
Great local IPA's, wood fired pizza, and a fun place to spend an evening after a long day hiking. Located in Andrews, NC.
Great local brewery with eats and fun beer. In a historic building downtown and you can hit the riverwalk after dinner.
7 locals recommend
Buck Bald Brewing
104 Tennessee Street
7 locals recommend
Great local brewery with eats and fun beer. In a historic building downtown and you can hit the riverwalk after dinner.