People complaining about Hot Springs NC need to go to Branson Missouri or Orlando if you were bored! Hot Springs is a tiny little town that has changed little in 100 years. Would you like them to change just so you aren't bored? Grow up! Where else can you relax by a quiet river or hike the AT to the top of lover's leap for some spectacular views?? The Hot Springs Spa is NOT the Ritz Carlton it is a humble historic small family owned business. They make improvements when they can. Other Hot Springs in this country are tourist traps with gift shops on every corner. OR they are just pits in the ground on the side of the road.
Hot Springs is a TINY (one street blink and you miss it town) They just recently opened a new Bar and Grill that gets good reviews. The old Paddler's Pub was torn down after the owners death. There is a smaller pub next to the old Paddler's and a small cafe across the street.
Asheville residents go to Hot Springs for the quiet and serenity and if that is what you want and aren't afraid of a little rustic charm you will love it! Roughing it at its best but with indoor plumbing! I guess it is all how you perceive it!
The spa is perfect for threw hikers to stop and unwind and it is NOT a dry county as someone else stated! What are you talking about? The bar had no trouble selling us beer!
Up the road from the main Hot Springs campground is The Creekside campground and for the ladies crying about the shower above this is NOT for you! You have to carry your gear down a steep hill to the riverside campsite but it is SO worth it..
I guess Hot Springs is for the more "sturdy" crowd that aren't afraid to get dirty and don't mind that there are no WalMarts. If this is you then Hot Springs is your place! Oh but there is nothing to do here! ha ha for more info check out the pictures of hot springs tubs and locals here http://.hubpages.com/hub/The-Perfect-Day-in-Western-NC
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