Welcome to Rutherford County

The Blue Ridge Mountains.The South Mountains. We’re home to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and “small town friendly” cities such as Rutherfordton, Spindale, Forest City and more. Come relax and play in Western North Carolina.

Hometown Holidays
Bundle up with a cup of hot chocolate and hop on a carriage or hayride through the magical display of holiday lights, shining brightly, with more....
WinterFest in the Gorge
Experience Christmastime in the mountains at the second annual WinterFest in the Gorge. Find unique gifts, eat s'mores by a beachside bonfire, ta....
New Year's Day Polar Plunge
Come watch or join us as hundreds of people decked out in the most ridiculous attire possible brave the freezing waters of Lake Lure. The annual ....
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Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and "Small Town Friendly" Destinations
Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Union Mills, Bostic, and Ellenboro.

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130 West 6th Street I Rutherfordton, NC 28139
828.287.6113 phone I 800.849.5998 toll-free