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Historic Downtown Marion NC “where Main Street meets the mountains” is nestled at the foot of Mount Ida in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range. Marion’s Mount Ida is an official site on the North Carolina Birding Trail as is Lake James State Park, minutes from downtown Marion NC. Historic Downtown Marion is included on the National Register of Historic Places and offers restaurants, shops, live music, a children's park and more. The Blue Ridge Parkway is easily accessed from Marion via entrances from 221, 226 or 226A. 
 
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Lakefront house rental - Beautiful views Lakefront Vacation Home in the Blue Ridge Mountains - 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, sleeps up to 10. Deck with grill, gameroom with ping pong, pool table, foosball, WIFI, Boat dock, guest boat with paddles. Located in a gated community on Lake James. See photos, details and rental availability 
cabin rental with mountain view Three Master Suites - 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 6.  Serene mountain views from 3 decks and 3 master suites. Fireplace, Ping pong, HDTV, WIFI.  Deck rockers, swing and gas grill. Gated community 15 minutes to downtown Marion NC.  See photos and rental availability
 
Majestic Mountain views from 800 feet of deckingMountain Majesty 365 Views - 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 8. Majestic mountain view from 3 decks. Pool table, foosball, 6 TVs, WIFI, gas grill, fireplace. Located in Grandview Peaks, a gated community in Nebo. get details, photos, availability  
 
Cottages at Spring House Farm - 6 modern cabin rentals in a forest setting
Eco Cove House - Secluded getaway on a wildlife preserve, hot tub, pond
Hidden Lake Property Management - 6 modern cabin rentals, 1 to 5 bedrooms
Rocky Falls Retreat  - 14 acre retreat with waterfall, lots of deck, grill,
Sarah's Song Cabin  - Affordable cabin rental 3 miles to Lake James
 
Marion NC Mountain Inns,  Lodges, B&Bs
rooms and suites with indoor pool and complimentary breakfast Hampton Inn Marion  - 66 guest rooms and suites with king or queen beds, suites with fridge, microwave, bar sink, sleeper sofa, work space. Indoor pool and hot tub, exercise room, meeting rooms, business center, coin laundry. Complimentary hot breakfast. Get lowest current rates
 
clean, firendly and affordable Super 8 Motel Marion - guest rooms with fridge, microwave, HBO, WIFI. Complimentary continental breakfast. RV parking available. Rates from $55.
                    Check best online rates
 
complimentary breakfast and indoor pool Comfort Inn Marion - 56 guest rooms with coffee maker, WIFI, some with fridge, microwave, whirlpool tub, sleeper sofa. Complimentary hot breakfast. Indoor pool and hot tub, business center, coin laundry. 
              Check current rates and dates.
 
 
 
Marion NC Campgrounds, RV Parks, Camping
Buck Creek Campground & Driving Range   2576 Tom's Creek Road, Marion NC
Heather Grove Camping and Cabins    43 Polly Spout Rd, Marion NC
Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine Campground   11060 HWY 221 S, Marion NC
Mountain Stream RV Park   6954 Buck Creek Road, Marion NC
River Breeze Campground  100 Riverbreeze Drive, Marion NC
Tom Johnson Camping Center, Inc.   1885 US 70 West, Marion NC
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park & Resort    1210 Deacon Drive ,Marion NC
 
Restaurants, Entertainment in or near Marion NC
Bear Creek Marina and Restaurant  - 608 Marina Dr, Nebo, NC
Eddie's Pizza & Pasta   1284 Rutherford Road, Marion, NC
Todd's Golden Fried Chicken   1166 North Main Street , Marion, NC
Harvest Drive-In     861 N Main St   Marion, NC
Hook and Anchor Family Seafood  950 Rutherford Rd   Marion, NC   828-652-9467
Ivan's Restaurant and Bar    80 Finley Road  Marion, NC 28752 828-659-9151
Jack Frost Dairy Bar    2449 Sugar Hill Road, Marion, NC
Jalapeno's Fresh Mexican Grill  1582 Rutherford Road  Marion, NC  828-652-5154
Mi Pueblito,  1897 Rutherford Rd, Marion NC   828-659-7788
Moondoggy's Classic Diner    909 N Main St , Marion NC   828-655-1557 
Mr Bob's Do-Nuts   60 S Main St, Marion, NC

Foothills Community Theatre
 
Marion NC Shops, Services
Lake James Real Estate - 3053 NC Hwy 126 Morganton, NC
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Events in or near Marion NC
4/1          13th Annual Tour De Lure Bike Ride
5/1          Annual Walleye Fishing Tournament 
5/4          Marion Mountain Music 
5/11        Marion Mountain Music 
5/15        Assault on Marion/Assault on Mt.
                 Mitchell

5/20        Carolina Donut Festival 
5/27        Marion Cruise-In 
8/17-19  43rd Annual NC State Bluegrass Festival
10/1-31  Annual Mountain Glory Quilters' Show
10/14      Annual Mountain Glory Festival

10/28      Halloween Eve Wine, Fish Fry and
                  Costume Party
  (Nebo - South Creek
                  Winery
11/19      Marion Christmas Parade

11/24-26   Blue Ridge Artisans Show and Sale 
12/31      New Year's Eve Celebration


                           ONGOING EVENTS:
THURSDAY NIGHTS  Bluegrass Music Jam   - year 'round, weather permitting.  Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors, bring chairs or blankets. Free; 7-9pm, Marion Depot.
Marion Tailgate Market  Every Tuesday 3-6 PM, May - Oct. Located under the Market Shade Shelter on West Henderson Street
FRIDAY NIGHTS  First Friday Concert   May - Aug  A series of free summer concerts. Concessions available. 7pm-10pm, Main Street, Historic Downtown Marion.
for more NC events see the Events Calendar
 
 
Map of Marion NC

 
 
Sports, Outdoor Activities
Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing   offers a great addition to any ski vacation in the area. Gravity does its thing, zipping you down the runs leaving you gasping for air. Night time, no problem - lights for night tubing and snow guns if mother nature doesn't provide her own. 
Buck Creek Trout Farm
74 Rainbow Trout Farm Road, Marion NC
Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine 
11060 HWY 221 South, Marion NC
Marion NC area Attractions
Lake_James_State_Park Lake James State Park Tucked away in rolling hills at the base of Linville Gorge is Lake James, a 6,510-acre lake, the centerpiece of Lake James State Park. Scenic vistas of the Appalachian Mountains and a variety of recreational activities are offered.  
Historic_Carson_House_Marion_North_Carolina Historic Carson House  The Carson House maintains a unique collection of research materials and books, along with dozens of family histories in its library and an extensive collection of quilts and coverlets, made and/or donated by local families. Most are slave-made quilts, and each has its own story. The Carson House was voted McDowell's best historic site in 2009 
Find more NC Attractions here
Marion NC Galleries, Crafts
McDowell Arts Council Association 
50 S Main St. Marion NC
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This site is dedicated in loving memory to Teacher Beth, whose spirit still climbs every mountain Marion NC cabins, vacation rentals and visitor guide
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