Regional Shopping

For shoppers, our area offers a "little of everything." Expect to see a great variety of stores, from nearby roadside fruit & vegetable stands to unique local gift shops and even one the most famous furniture destinations in the country. All can be reached within an easy drive from Rumbling Bald Resort and many guests take a day to shop in our neighboring communities. Take a day trip and see what you can discover!

Antique Tobacco Barn
There is no place quite like the Antique Tobacco Barn in Asheville, North Carolina. It's everyone's favorite eclectic shopping experience in Western North Carolina. It is nationally recognized as one of the premier antique malls in the Southeast, thanks in part to national publicity in Southern Living magazine, the Discovery Channel, and Budget Travel.

Asheville Mall
The Asheville Mall features Belk, Sears, Dillard's, JCPenney, and more than 100 specialty shops such as Old Navy, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Kirkland's, Earthbound Trading Co., Gymboree, Bath & Body Works, Yankee Candle, Build-A-Bear, Barnes & Noble and Buckle.

Beneficial Foods - A Natural Market
A Health Food Store with the look, feel and service of days gone by. This one-of-a-kind store focuses on the finest products money can by. The store is full of organic bulk items; grocery items; biodynamic locally grown produce; locally made chocolates; a wide variety of nutritional supplements; eco-friendly bath, body and cleaning products. The smell of fresh baked breads, desserts, sandwiches and side dishes as well as baked chicken and pizza fill the air on days the kitchen is buzzing with chefs.

Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley
Black Mountain is cradled by mountains and surrounded with gorgeous views; located just 20 minutes east of Asheville and 30 minutes north of Lake Lure. The town overflows with art & craft galleries, artist studios, specialty & antique shops, bookstores and furniture stores, where you can bring a piece of the mountains back home with you. Enjoy lunch in a charming restaurant or cafe, go biking, hiking or just sit awhile.

Chimney Rock Village
Our location is unique-Chimney Rock Village is situated in the center of historical Hickory Nut Gorge, lying directly below the famous vistas of Chimney Rock Mountain, containing almost three miles of scenic Rocky Broad River, which is the prime source for the renowned pristine waters of Lake Lure. Our quaint village will welcome you with its delightful assortment of hostelries, eateries, attractions, shops, and services; the friendliess of the villagers; the permanence of the mountains; and a state park with an entrance right on Main Street.

Doncaster Outlet
For over 75 years, Doncaster has redefined the notion of "personal service" by bringing beautiful, quality fashion directly to the consumer through a national network of wardrobe consultants, as well as, providing an outlet shopping experience that offers previous season Doncaster collections at a savings of 25% - 50% off the original price.

Downtown Asheville
Asheville's lively downtown has great architecture, interesting museums, 200 locally owned stores including 15 antique shops and 30 galleries, 50 restaurants, 10 coffee shops, and a dozen nightspots with live music or dancing. The Asheville Civic Center & Thomas Wolfe Auditorium and The Orange Peel host many major concerts and events.

Fibber MaGees Riverfront Gift & Coffee Shop
You'll love shopping at Fibber MaGees Riverfront Gift & Coffee Shop located along the Rocky Broad River in downtown Chimney Rock, N.C. The building has a rich history, as it was built over 100 years ago as a Stagecoach Inn and has been lovingly restored. The store is filled with unique gifts, jewelry, Yankee Candles, Vera Bradley handbags and accesories, furniture, collectibles, and Christmas itmes.

Historic Downtown Hendersonville
Whether you’re here for a visit or forever, you’ll fall in love with the Historic Downtown Hendersonville. A pedestrian-friendly shopping district with more than 120 unique gift shops, inspiring art galleries, funky to formal restaurants and vibrant entertainment venues, Downtown Hendersonville is a wonderful experience you’ll enjoy no matter what your mood.

Jim's Leather Craft
Jim is a meticulous leather crafter located in the breath taking mountains of western North Carolina. Recalling the settlers and indigenous peoples of this region, Jim handcrafts leather to make practical yet beautiful products, inspired by this amazing landscape. Specializing in Belts, Wallets, Purses and many other small leather items. Each of Jim's products is an individual and uniquely American work of art.

Prime Outlets of Gaffney, SC
With tons of stores to choose from, you are sure to find that perfect item that will always remind you of your trip to the Carolinas. An on-site food court is available for all the marathon shoppers.