Chimney Rock & Bat Cave

35.4307, -82.2516 Chimney Rock & Bat Cave Market Information

Yes, it is a real place, but the only bats you'll find are endangered Indiana Bats. It's Just off the beaten path, about 20 miles southeast of Asheville via Highway 74A, is a Western North Carolina community that enjoys spectacular views, an abundance of outdoor activities, a temperate climate and a unique ecosystem.

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The expansive Hickory Nut Gorge, nestled between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains, feels like a land unto itself. The 14-mile mountain canyon is split by the Rocky Broad River, which ultimately flows into Lake Lure.

Four small townships are in the gorge: Gerton, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock Village and Lake Lure. Each has its own particular charms, but a common thread that benefits them all is the natural setting, which is famed for its biodiversity.

Hickory Nut George is home to 14 rare animal species and 36 rare plant species, and is a haven for biologists, geologists and birders. It's teeming with streams and stunning rock formations, as well as Hickory Nut Falls, a waterfall with a 404-foot drop that's one of the biggest in the region. The falls made a big splash on the big screen, serving at the setting for a fight scene in the 1992 film "The Last of the Mohicans."

The crown jewel of the gorge is the 4,000-acre Chimney Rock State Park, home to a hulking granite monolith that the park is named after. A climb up the stairs to the top of 315-foot-tall Chimney Rock (or an elevator ride there) is rewarded with panoramic views to spots as far as 75 miles away.

The park has an extensive network of hiking trails and ample opportunities for bouldering and rock climbing. And impressive as it is, Chimney Rock isn't even the high point. Other easily accessed features above the rock include the Opera Box, a stone enclosure with a broad opening where you can sit and take in the stunning sights, Devil's Head, a menacing rock "face" perched over the gorge, and Exclamation Point, the park's highest point, some 200 feet above Chimney Rock.

The park has a rich history that gives it appropriately deep ties to the region. The land it sits on was bought and developed by a Missouri native, Lucius Moore, a doctor who was diagnosed with tuberculosis circa 1900. Moore moved here to clear his lungs with the mountain air, and went on to develop both the park and the nearby resort town of Lake Lure.

After being privately owned for more than a century, the site was purchased by the state of North Carolina in 2007 and is presently in the midst of major upgrades. The elevator to the top is being modernized; the Sky Lounge Gift Shop & Deli, at the top of the rock, is being renovated; and a system of trails around the rock and other key features, the Outcroppings, is being reconstructed. The improvements are slated for completion in spring 2012.

In August there's the Race to the Rock, which is actually two races: a 5K run and a 25-mile bike race, both of which end at Chimney Rock. In September, there's the weekend-long Flock to the Rock, a celebration of area's exemplary birding scene.

Nearby are the townships of Bat Cave and Chimney Rock Village. In Bat Cave, the Old Cider Mill sells mountain crafts and curios, and, during apple season, fresh-pressed cider. In Chimney Rock Village, Bubba O'Leary's General Store offers a trip back in time to an era before chain stores and strip malls.

Hickory Nut Gorge hosts a wide range of lodging options, from short-term cabin rentals to stately mountain inns.

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HOMES AND LAND IN Chimney Rock & Bat Cave

Below is a selection of properties in Chimney Rock & Bat Cave. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

000 Edney Inn Road in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28792 - MLS# 3369208
67.780 acr

$397,000

000 Edney Inn Road
Bat Cave 28792

This property has so many different options. It could be a subdivision or a family getaway. There are several places for a home site. It could also ...

MLS# 3369208 - Active
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Rocky View Drive in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3434714
85.000 acr

$995,000

0000 Rocky View Drive
Chimney Rock 28720

RIVERFRONT CHIMNEY ROCK NC, 85 ACRES ON THE ROCKY BROAD RIVER WITH CITY WATER & CITY SEWER ALREADY IN PLACE. THIS TRACT JOINS CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PAR ...

MLS# 3434714 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 E Shumont Road E in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28710 - MLS# 3479642
39.000 acr

$239,000

0000 E Shumont Road E
Bat Cave 28710

What views. Off the grid but easy to get to.Already cleared to put your own hideaways at 2500' elevation. Other cabin near here has a well,solar and ...

MLS# 3479642 - Active
Listed by Steve Gale Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


553 Main Street in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3132434
1.330 acr

$179,000

553 Main Street
Chimney Rock 28720

1.33 acres .2 mile from downtown Chimney Rock. 410' of riverfront on The Rocky Broad River with city sewer,city water. What a location for your vaca ...

MLS# 3132434 - Active
Listed by Steve Gale Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


125 & 137 Fall Creek Drive #5,6 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3481744 Under Contract-Show
0.680 acr

$125,000

125 & 137 Fall Creek Drive #5,6
Chimney Rock 28720

ROCKY BROAD RIVERFRONT LOTS......These two adjoining lots within The Falls at Chimney Rock look onto the crashing sound of water over massive boulde ...

MLS# 3481744 - Under Contract-Show
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


661 Main Street #3 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3431986
0.380 acr

$124,500

661 Main Street #3
Chimney Rock 28720

CHIMNEY ROCK RIVERFRONT LOT ON THE ROCKY BROAD RIVER! Walking distance to downtown Chimney Rock. The backyard view is Chimney Rock State Park and th ...

MLS# 3431986 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


Lot 1b Reedy Patch Creek Drive #1B in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28710 - MLS# 3163379
3.170 acr

$110,000

Lot 1b Reedy Patch Creek Drive #1B
Bat Cave 28710

BEAUTIFUL CREEK-FRONT ACREAGE.....over 200 ft of creek front just off Hwy 64 East. Enjoy a secluded building site among towering hemlocks and lush r ...

MLS# 3163379 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Cascada Vista Drive #17 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3435209
2.230 acr

$99,500

0000 Cascada Vista Drive #17
Chimney Rock 28720

FANTASTIC LOT IN CLIFFSIDE DEVELOPMENT! Owner paid over $300,000 for this prime lot and is sacrificing at only $99,500. Fantastic view potential fro ...

MLS# 3435209 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


192 Fall Creek Drive in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3390177
1.110 acr

$89,900

192 Fall Creek Drive
Chimney Rock 28720

Come check out this spectacular property in Chimney Rock that features Hickory Nut Falls Creek, a cascading waterfall running down over large boulde ...

MLS# 3390177 - Active
Listed by WEICHERT, Realtors - Unlimited
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0 Rustic Ridge Road ##01,#02 RUSTIC RIDGE in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28792 - MLS# 3278818
2.550 acr

$77,000

0 Rustic Ridge Road ##01,#02 RUSTIC RIDGE
Bat Cave 28792

Beautiful Property with Mature Trees on 2.55 Acres. Lot 1 & Lot 2 have been Combined and are on both sides of Rustic Ridge Road. Located in Bat Cave ...

MLS# 3278818 - Active
Listed by Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Cascada Vista Drive #22 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3449088
0.530 acr

$65,000

0000 Cascada Vista Drive #22
Chimney Rock 28720

Massive rock outcroppings, huge trees and beautiful winter views. Great opportunity to own a lot in Cliffside of Hickory Nut Falls. This lot is pric ...

MLS# 3449088 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


9 Cascada Vista Drive #9 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3406305
0.780 acr

$64,900

9 Cascada Vista Drive #9
Chimney Rock 28720

AMAZING VIEWS of Hickory Nut Falls Gated development adjacent to historic Chimney Rock. Approx 1 mile from downtown Chimney Rock and the entrance t ...

MLS# 3406305 - Active
Listed by Divitia Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000cc Fall Creek Drive Drive #25 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 553296
1.330 acr

$59,900

0000cc Fall Creek Drive Drive #25
Chimney Rock 28720

1.33 acres of natural beauty, 0.3 mile from downtown Chimney Rock on Hwy 64/74/9 W. Turn at The Falls sign and go across the bridge and follow the r ...

MLS# 553296 - Active
Listed by Steve Gale Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


10 Cascada Vista Dr Drive #10 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 567372
0.570 acr

$52,900

10 Cascada Vista Dr Drive #10
Chimney Rock 28720

Features of this lot in a gated community include a level lot, underground utilities, boulder lined driveway, mtn. views and an ecologically-maintai ...

MLS# 567372 - Active
Listed by Steve Gale Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Cascada Vista Drive #25 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3430991
1.900 acr

$49,500

0000 Cascada Vista Drive #25
Chimney Rock 28720

Incredible site to build your mountain getaway. This tract is naturally landscaped with large boulders and other beautiful mountain views. Within wa ...

MLS# 3430991 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Bat Cave Drive in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28710 - MLS# 3321537
0.750 acr

$49,000

0000 Bat Cave Drive
Bat Cave 28710

Nice lot for building that dream cottage. Located 4/10ths mile from beautiful downtown Bat Cave, NC. Just 2 miles to Chimney Rock Village and the Ch ...

MLS# 3321537 - Active
Listed by Steve Gale Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


Tbd Hwy 9 Highway in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28710 - MLS# 3330708
5.740 acr

$44,900

Tbd Hwy 9 Highway
Bat Cave 28710

Remote 5 acre parcel Near Bat Cave, NC. HWY 9 frontage. House site potentials. Wooded and rustic soil road to property access. ...

MLS# 3330708 - Active
Listed by Mtn. Land Properties, LLC
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0 Cascada Vista Drive #3 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3359868
0.930 acr

$39,900

0 Cascada Vista Drive #3
Chimney Rock 28720

Not just your typical 'motivated seller' - this lot must sell soon. Located in the Hickory Nut Gorge in the gated community of Cliffside of Hickory ...

MLS# 3359868 - Active
Listed by Weichert Realtors Mountain Executives
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Cascada Vista Drive #21 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3449057
1.830 acr

$39,900

0000 Cascada Vista Drive #21
Chimney Rock 28720

Great lot in Cliffside community of Chimney Rock. City water and city sewer, huge trees and beautiful mountain view's of Chimney Rock and Hickory Nu ...

MLS# 3449057 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Elmcrest Place #Lots 17 & 21 in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28792 - MLS# 3417240
1.790 acr

$39,777

0000 Elmcrest Place #Lots 17 & 21
Bat Cave 28792

Two great lots with views being sold together in the beautiful NC mountains. Come build your dream home here! Close to Lake Lure, Asheville, and He ...

MLS# 3417240 - Active
Listed by Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


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Properties in Chimney Rock & Bat Cave

Below is a selection of properties in Chimney Rock & Bat Cave. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

000 Edney Inn Road in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28792 - MLS# 3369208
67.780 acr

$397,000

000 Edney Inn Road
Bat Cave 28792

This property has so many different options. It could be a subdivision or a family getaway. There are several places for a home site. It could also ...

MLS# 3369208 - Active
Listed by Beverly-Hanks, REALTORS®
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Rocky View Drive in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3434714
85.000 acr

$995,000

0000 Rocky View Drive
Chimney Rock 28720

RIVERFRONT CHIMNEY ROCK NC, 85 ACRES ON THE ROCKY BROAD RIVER WITH CITY WATER & CITY SEWER ALREADY IN PLACE. THIS TRACT JOINS CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PAR ...

MLS# 3434714 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 E Shumont Road E in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28710 - MLS# 3479642
39.000 acr

$239,000

0000 E Shumont Road E
Bat Cave 28710

What views. Off the grid but easy to get to.Already cleared to put your own hideaways at 2500' elevation. Other cabin near here has a well,solar and ...

MLS# 3479642 - Active
Listed by Steve Gale Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


553 Main Street in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3132434
1.330 acr

$179,000

553 Main Street
Chimney Rock 28720

1.33 acres .2 mile from downtown Chimney Rock. 410' of riverfront on The Rocky Broad River with city sewer,city water. What a location for your vaca ...

MLS# 3132434 - Active
Listed by Steve Gale Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


125 & 137 Fall Creek Drive #5,6 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3481744 Under Contract-Show
0.680 acr

$125,000

125 & 137 Fall Creek Drive #5,6
Chimney Rock 28720

ROCKY BROAD RIVERFRONT LOTS......These two adjoining lots within The Falls at Chimney Rock look onto the crashing sound of water over massive boulde ...

MLS# 3481744 - Under Contract-Show
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


661 Main Street #3 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3431986
0.380 acr

$124,500

661 Main Street #3
Chimney Rock 28720

CHIMNEY ROCK RIVERFRONT LOT ON THE ROCKY BROAD RIVER! Walking distance to downtown Chimney Rock. The backyard view is Chimney Rock State Park and th ...

MLS# 3431986 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


Lot 1b Reedy Patch Creek Drive #1B in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28710 - MLS# 3163379
3.170 acr

$110,000

Lot 1b Reedy Patch Creek Drive #1B
Bat Cave 28710

BEAUTIFUL CREEK-FRONT ACREAGE.....over 200 ft of creek front just off Hwy 64 East. Enjoy a secluded building site among towering hemlocks and lush r ...

MLS# 3163379 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Cascada Vista Drive #17 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3435209
2.230 acr

$99,500

0000 Cascada Vista Drive #17
Chimney Rock 28720

FANTASTIC LOT IN CLIFFSIDE DEVELOPMENT! Owner paid over $300,000 for this prime lot and is sacrificing at only $99,500. Fantastic view potential fro ...

MLS# 3435209 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


192 Fall Creek Drive in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3390177
1.110 acr

$89,900

192 Fall Creek Drive
Chimney Rock 28720

Come check out this spectacular property in Chimney Rock that features Hickory Nut Falls Creek, a cascading waterfall running down over large boulde ...

MLS# 3390177 - Active
Listed by WEICHERT, Realtors - Unlimited
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0 Rustic Ridge Road ##01,#02 RUSTIC RIDGE in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28792 - MLS# 3278818
2.550 acr

$77,000

0 Rustic Ridge Road ##01,#02 RUSTIC RIDGE
Bat Cave 28792

Beautiful Property with Mature Trees on 2.55 Acres. Lot 1 & Lot 2 have been Combined and are on both sides of Rustic Ridge Road. Located in Bat Cave ...

MLS# 3278818 - Active
Listed by Wilkinson ERA Real Estate
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Cascada Vista Drive #22 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3449088
0.530 acr

$65,000

0000 Cascada Vista Drive #22
Chimney Rock 28720

Massive rock outcroppings, huge trees and beautiful winter views. Great opportunity to own a lot in Cliffside of Hickory Nut Falls. This lot is pric ...

MLS# 3449088 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


9 Cascada Vista Drive #9 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3406305
0.780 acr

$64,900

9 Cascada Vista Drive #9
Chimney Rock 28720

AMAZING VIEWS of Hickory Nut Falls Gated development adjacent to historic Chimney Rock. Approx 1 mile from downtown Chimney Rock and the entrance t ...

MLS# 3406305 - Active
Listed by Divitia Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000cc Fall Creek Drive Drive #25 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 553296
1.330 acr

$59,900

0000cc Fall Creek Drive Drive #25
Chimney Rock 28720

1.33 acres of natural beauty, 0.3 mile from downtown Chimney Rock on Hwy 64/74/9 W. Turn at The Falls sign and go across the bridge and follow the r ...

MLS# 553296 - Active
Listed by Steve Gale Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


10 Cascada Vista Dr Drive #10 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 567372
0.570 acr

$52,900

10 Cascada Vista Dr Drive #10
Chimney Rock 28720

Features of this lot in a gated community include a level lot, underground utilities, boulder lined driveway, mtn. views and an ecologically-maintai ...

MLS# 567372 - Active
Listed by Steve Gale Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Cascada Vista Drive #25 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3430991
1.900 acr

$49,500

0000 Cascada Vista Drive #25
Chimney Rock 28720

Incredible site to build your mountain getaway. This tract is naturally landscaped with large boulders and other beautiful mountain views. Within wa ...

MLS# 3430991 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Bat Cave Drive in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28710 - MLS# 3321537
0.750 acr

$49,000

0000 Bat Cave Drive
Bat Cave 28710

Nice lot for building that dream cottage. Located 4/10ths mile from beautiful downtown Bat Cave, NC. Just 2 miles to Chimney Rock Village and the Ch ...

MLS# 3321537 - Active
Listed by Steve Gale Realty
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


Tbd Hwy 9 Highway in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28710 - MLS# 3330708
5.740 acr

$44,900

Tbd Hwy 9 Highway
Bat Cave 28710

Remote 5 acre parcel Near Bat Cave, NC. HWY 9 frontage. House site potentials. Wooded and rustic soil road to property access. ...

MLS# 3330708 - Active
Listed by Mtn. Land Properties, LLC
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0 Cascada Vista Drive #3 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3359868
0.930 acr

$39,900

0 Cascada Vista Drive #3
Chimney Rock 28720

Not just your typical 'motivated seller' - this lot must sell soon. Located in the Hickory Nut Gorge in the gated community of Cliffside of Hickory ...

MLS# 3359868 - Active
Listed by Weichert Realtors Mountain Executives
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Cascada Vista Drive #21 in Chimney Rock, North Carolina 28720 - MLS# 3449057
1.830 acr

$39,900

0000 Cascada Vista Drive #21
Chimney Rock 28720

Great lot in Cliffside community of Chimney Rock. City water and city sewer, huge trees and beautiful mountain view's of Chimney Rock and Hickory Nu ...

MLS# 3449057 - Active
Listed by Caulder Realty & Land Co.
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


0000 Elmcrest Place #Lots 17 & 21 in Bat Cave, North Carolina 28792 - MLS# 3417240
1.790 acr

$39,777

0000 Elmcrest Place #Lots 17 & 21
Bat Cave 28792

Two great lots with views being sold together in the beautiful NC mountains. Come build your dream home here! Close to Lake Lure, Asheville, and He ...

MLS# 3417240 - Active
Listed by Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners
Community: Chimney Rock & Bat Cave


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