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Lake James, Spruce Pine, Old Fort, Burnsville Little Switzerland
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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Marion NC cabins, vacation rentals
 
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. $350 night, $2275 week. 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. $125 - $160 night, $790 - $950 week. 
          See photos and rental availability
 
enjoy a ntaural vacation on this preserveRomantic getaway on a wildlife preserve - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 6. Acre Koi pond with canoe and swim float, 30x15' picnic pavilion with a gas grill, table and full deck. Large porch with swing, rockers, hot tub.
                   Check rental availability
 
mountain view in gated community Mountain view in gated community - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Open deck and covered porch, fireplace. Located in Grand View Peaks, Nebo - 15 minutes from downtown Marion and Lake James Park.  $135 - $150 night, $810 - $900 week.  Check rental availability
large vacation rental ona working ranch Vacation on a 220 acre ranch just west -  4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps up to 15. Wrap around deck with seating, grill and views of the farm and surrounding mountains. Large stone fireplace, WIFI. Onsite fishing lake and hiking trails.   $2100 week.   Get photos and 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. $175-$250 night, $1050 - $1500 week.  Located in Grandview Peaks, a gated community in Nebo.      get details  
 
Rental overlooking Hidden Lake
vacation rental overlooking Hidden Lake with community facilities 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps up to 6. Fireplace, deck with grill.Fishing, pool, trails, canoeing. $65 - $199 night, $995 week.
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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.
 
Historic Country Inn near Lake James and MarionThe Inn at Glen Alpine - guest rooms with AC, TC, robes, WIFI. Full breakfast included. Library, piano, BBQ grill, board games, guest computer. Historic country manor with spacious wraparound porch. Rates from $95.
             Get current Inn rates and details
 
 
Marion NC Campgrounds, RV Parks, Camping
Bear Creek Marina, Inc.
Buck Creek Campground & Driving Range
Heather Grove Camping and Cabins
Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine Campground
Mountain Stream RV Park
River Breeze Campground
Tom Johnson Camping Center, Inc.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park & Resort  
 
 Restaurants, Entertainment in or near Marion NC
 
Bear Creek Marina  (Nebo)
Bruce's Fabulous Foods 63 S Main St,  Marion, NC 28752 828-659-8023
Crooked Door Coffee House
Dragon Lair 500 N Main St #4, Marion, NC 28752   828-652-7585
Dutchy Deb's Doughnuts & Coffee Bar 242 North Main Street   828-652-6172
Eddie's Pizza & Pasta, 1284 Rutherford Road, Marion, NC 28752   828-652-4777
Golden Fried Chicken 1166 North Main Street , Marion, NC 28752    828-652-8469
Harvest Drive-In 861 N Main St   Marion, NC 28752   828-652-4155
Hook and Anchor Family Seafood  950 Rutherford Rd   Marion, NC   828-652-9467
Ivan's Restaurant and Bar, 120 Finley Road  Marion, NC 28752 828-659-9151
Jack Frost Dairy Bar
Jalapeno's Fresh Mexican Grill, 1582 Rutherford Road  Marion, NC  828-652-5154
Little Siena Restaurant, 2050 US 70 West  Marion, NC 28752  828-724-9451
Mi Pueblito,  1897 Rutherford Rd   828-659-7788
Moondoggy's Classic Diner  909 N Main St   828-655-1557 
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Foothills Community Theatre
 
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Events in or near Marion NC
5/19    Assault on Marion / Assault on Mount
             Mitchell 
5/24    Blue Jean Ball

                           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 - Aug. 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.
Friday and Saturday Nights Live music at Bear Creek Marina 
for more NC events see the Events Calendar
 
 
Map of Marion NC

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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
Heather Grove Gold and Gem
Lucky Strike Gold and Gem Mine 
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 
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Marion NC Galleries, Crafts
 
McDowell Arts Council Association 
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