Flat Rock is a quaint and very historic village located three miles south of Hendersonville (about 30 miles south of Asheville). It's home to the fascinating Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Connemara, Flat Rock Playhouse and some local shops, galleries and restaurants.
Flat Rock dates back to a time when the Cherokee met on the great flat rock which is still visible today. Flat Rock was established about 1807 and became the "Little Charleston of the Mountains" with summer homes to escape the heat. Many of those historic homes are now on the National Register of Historic Places.
For 20+ years, The Wrinkled Egg (2710 Greenville Highway) has anchored Flat Rock's colorful corner. Find original southern folk art, antiques, vintage treasures, women's clothing, local pottery and stuff for kids. Just across the street in Flat Rock Square, find The Gallery at Flat Rock (2702A Greenville Highway) tucked away in the back with an impressive collection of fantastic art and craft. Firefly Craft Gallery (2689 Greenville Hwy) carries American made local and regional fine crafts and folk art.
(Photo Credit: Hubba Hubba Smokehouse)
Our favorite spots for lunch and dinner are Hubba Hubba Smokehouse (2724 Greenville Hwy) and Campfire Grill (2770 Greenville Hwy) with wood-fired meats smoked for hours, southern fare, local beer, wine, and cider, and more!
(Photo Credit: Season's at Highland Lake Inn)
Our favorite Flat Rock restaurant for dinner is Season's at Highland Lake Inn.