North Lodge on Oakland

An Asheville, North Carolina Bed & Breakfast Inn

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Asheville, NC 28801

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Visit Filming Locations for The Hunger Games in Asheville, NC

March 18th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Hooker Falls was used in filming The Hunger Games in Asheville, NC

Hooker Falls in Dupont State Forest is just one of many NC locations used in The Hunger Games

You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the films, now go behind the scenes and explore the locations filmed for The Hunger Games in Asheville, NC!

Shot on location in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games,” opened in theatres in spring of 2012 to wild reviews.

If you’re a fan of the series – books, film, or both – you owe it to yourself to visit “District 12″ – the Blue Ridge mountain region of Appalachia, just outside Asheville!

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Broad River Rafting

March 30th, 2013 by Katie Pate

The French Broad River, which flows through Asheville and winds through the surrounding mountains, offers everything you could want for a fun-filled day in the great outdoors!

There are both white water rafting trips and calm canoe rides to be had on this river. You can also head north of Asheville or south and find great routes and guides to bring you on a float trip.

For example, the tour group French Broad Rafting Expeditions, in Marshall, is about 30 minutes north of the B&B and offers both whitewater and calm water trips. Experience the excitement of riding through whitewater rapids while enjoying the natural beauty of the Pisgah National Forest. During the trip, the guide will teach you the names of the rapids, the history of the river, basic paddling techniques, river safety information.

Get ready to get wet during a white water rafting trip down the French Broad River

Get ready to get wet during a white water rafting trip down the French Broad River

But most of all, you will have a fun and safe rafting experience. A nine mile trip costs $75, includes lunch and lasts 5-6 hours.

Or, if something more serene is what you would prefer, head south of Asheville to Rosman for a guided canoe trip with Headwaters Outfitters. They have a ‘signs of spring’ tour right now, where you paddle downstream eight miles, perhaps through some of the most beautiful sections of the French Broad River. Join an experienced river guide and encounter the beauty and tranquility of this ancient river as it springs to life with the melodic chatter of wildlife and the colorful burst of new foliage! The trip costs $55 and requires reservations and lasts about 4 hours.

Make North Lodge on Oakland Your Home Base!

For all of your adventures in and around Asheville, whether it be the Biltmore Estate or the French Broad River, we hope you will choose to call North Lodge bed and breakfast your home in Asheville. Along with beautiful guest rooms and delicious breakfasts included in your stay each morning, we can help you plan your trip, make reservations and facilitate any other concierge services you may need. Let us help you explore our corner of North Carolina!

 

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