Celebrating Easter In The Hickory Nut Gorge
Updated: May 13, 2018
If you are like most of the rest of us finding time to escape for a long weekend often occurs simultaneously with some other major holiday or life event, such as the out-of-town wedding, travel to family over Christmas and Thanksgiving, or even a work-related call or event. If you're fortunate enough to have time within your travels to enjoy the scenery around you between the required and expected functions you may find yourself relaxing and renewing. Obligations drive these experiences.
Easter in the Foothills can be that exception if you plan to rise early and head to Chimney Rock Park for the 63rd Annual Easter Sunrise Service. The merging of celebration and renewal happens simultaneously at this much-anticipated event!
Start your day basking in the scenic beauty of the Hickory Nut Gorge and elevated view of Lake Lure at sunrise (with more than a thousand of your closest friends), while participating in a non-denominational Easter church service. A local pastor leads the way, and all are welcome to celebrate the majesty of the day's meaning. Please see the above link for important information regarding entering the park! Return to your cabin and create the perfect breakfast (we have full kitchens for you cooks), or contact one of the local restaurants for a brunch reservation. Need something special for your stay? Ask our property manager after booking about putting together a custom package delivered for your arrival.
"For I remember it is Easter Morn and life and love and peace are all new born."
Alice Freeman Palmer
Here's a list of some other Easter weekend happenings and dining options: