A Wonderful Weekend in Hendersonville NC – 11 Stops & 39 Photos

We wanted to take a weekend all to ourselves and enjoy lots of what Hendersonville North Carolina has to offer.

Social Hour - Inn on Church Hendersonville NC

So we booked a room at the Inn on Church Street in Downtown Hendersonville NC. I promise you that we did not plan it this way, but we ended up walking in on their “Social Hour” which led to several tasty libations. Then we headed up to the room to get cleaned up and to rest for a few.

Basic Brewery in Hendersonville NC

Then we headed right up the street to Basic Brewery, the first stop on our trip. They opened recently and they are not brewing their own beer yet, but the place is filled with so many great craft beer taps from all across Western North Carolina. We walked in on an Art + Beer event and got to see so many folks having a wonderful time painting.

Renzo's Ristorante Hendersonville NC

Next we headed to Renzo’s Ristorante and we are so glad we did. We have been to Italian restaurants all over WNC including Asheville and this place is second to none. We had the Shrimp Scampi because that is what J.Lo ate when she was here recently, a couple of amazing cocktails made to perfection, and delicious dessert. Wow, thank you!

Sanctuary Brewing Hendersonville NC

Then it was off to the next brewery, a place called Sanctuary. We stopped by here awhile back during the day to talk to one of the owners, but this time were were here to experience the great brews and atmosphere.

Breakfast at the Inn on Church Hendersonville NC

We then headed back to the Inn on Church to get to bed. And we woke up to this delicious breakfast made by their Chef and served in the dining room on the main level. Eggs Benedict and French Toast!

Fairy & Earth Festival Flat Rock NC

We headed out for day two in Hendersonville North Carolina. The first stop was the Fairy & Earth Festival that was happening in Flat Rock NC, just a hop, skip and a jump (a short car ride) from Downtown.

Love You More Hendersonville NC

The ladies wanted to then stop by the Marketplace on Locust to take a look at the furniture and home decor items. Me, I love walking around this store and reading the little signs like the one pictured above!

Lunch at Mountain Deli Hendersonville NC

We couldn’t resist stopping by Mountain Deli for lunch. The top photo is of an Italian on a Kaiser Roll. The bottom is an old fashioned Ham, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, Salt, Pepper, Oil & Vinegar. They don’t just make sandwiches here, they build them; and to perfection to say the least.

Live Happy in Hendersonville NC

Walking around Downtown Hendersonville, there are signs here and there that remind us how to live. Happy is a great place to start!

Sweet Gypsy Coffee Hendersonville NC

We stopped by Sweet Gypsy Coffee on Church Street for a Vanilla Latte. Love this little spot off the beaten path.

Poe House Hendersonville NC

We headed back to the hotel to take a break and got to meet some wonderful folks visiting from out of town. We stayed for social hour and then headed out to the Poe House for some live music and beer. They also have many great wines that you can enjoy.

West First Wood Fired Pizza Hendersonville NC

After that we were hungry, so we headed next door to West First Wood Fired Pizza in Downtown Hendersonville. Mussels, Pizza, Sea Bass, and Craft Beer!

Black Rose Pub Hendersonville NC

The night was still young, so we stopped by the Black Rose Pub to have a couple of brews with friends. This place has been a staple of downtown Hendersonville throughout the years. Oh, and the cups in this photo feature brews that match the logo. Oskar Blues from Brevard NC on the left, and Wicked Weed from Asheville NC on the right.

Breakfast at the Inn on Church Hendersonville NC

After that it was nighty-nite. Then it happened all over again. We woke up to such an amazing breakfast at the Inn on Church! I will never be the same after all of this deliciousness.

Mi Amore Cafe Hendersonville NC

Sunday was kind of quiet in town, so we walked around for a few, got some ice cream, then decided to pass by Mi Amore Cafe to see if they had any fresh pastries made. But they were closed on Sunday, so we will catch them on our next blog tour around Hendersonville NC.

Handmade Homemade Hendersonville NC

What a wonderful time all around, here in Hendersonville North Carolina! A community built around handmade, homemade, and folks who sincerely care about one another.

Have you toured or visited Hendersonville NC lately? Tell us about your experience!

Hendersonville North Carolina Celebrity TMZ

Hendersonville North Carolina has been seeing a lot of celebrities around town these past few months, due mostly to the Dirty Dancing Movie Remake happening in the community. And the great thing about it is that the celebs are not hiding. They are out and about eating, shopping, and meeting folks in our little ole hometown of Hendersonville NC.

Jennifer Lopez J.Lo at Renzo's in Hendersonville NC

We caught J.Lo (Jennifer Lopez) at Renzo’s, eating some of that delicious Shrimp Scampi!

Dirty Dancing Cast & Crew at Mountain Deli Hendersonville NC

Then some of the Dirty Dancing crew and cast stopped by Mountain Deli for their craft made sandwiches!

Jennifer Lopez J.Lo at Kilwin's Hendersonville NC

Then J.Lo had to get her sweetness on, and ended up at Kilwin’s in Downtown Hendersonville!

Do you have a celebrity sighting and/or photo taken in the Hendersonville NC area? Send it over to us and we will write about it, giving credit to you. Or you can also write about it yourself on the AskHendersonville website.

12 Delicious Places to Eat in Hendersonville North Carolina

Hendersonville North Carolina has some great restaurants and eateries. Some you may know about and others may be new to you. We eat out a lot and have some amazing meals around town.

  1. UMI – looking for Japanese food? UMI is the place to be. Not only is this a favorite among the locals and tourists, but folks from Asheville and other neighboring cities drive to Hendersonville to eat here.
  2. Mountain Deli – ever dreamed about the perfect sandwich? Dream no more and stop by here for a large selection of deli fresh sandwiches and salads. Watch the Mountain Deli video! Read about the Dirty Dancing cast and crew eating here too!Mountain Deli Hendersonville NC
  3. Never Blue – so much variety and deliciousness on the menu here at this staple in Downtown Hendersonville.
  4. Mezzaluna – wood fired pizza and Italian dishes galore. Plus a huge bar with 50 beer taps.
  5. Renzo’s – fine Italian dining in Downtown Hendersonville. A big city restaurant featured in our little town. Also, read about J.Lo eating at Renzo’s!Renzo's Restaurant Hendersonville NC
  6. West First – delicious whole wheat thin crust pizza and organic pasta!
  7. Mi Amore Cafe – breakfast and lunch spot in Hendersonville NC with the full menu offered all day. They are also open for dinner on Friday nights for Pasta Passion. See a video interview with Chef Anthony!Mi Amore Cafe Hendersonville NC
  8. Postero – new American cuisine and fine dining for lunch and dinner!
  9. Dandelion – a wonderful cafe spearheaded by a community mission that helps so many folks. See a video interview with Kat at Dandelion!
  10. HenDough – chicken, biscuits, and doughnuts; what more can you ask for? See a video interview of HenDough here!
  11. Black Forest – looking for some German food in Hendersonville NC? This is the place to be.
  12. Season’s Restaurant at Highland Lake Inn – fine dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner; on the resort, but open to the public. See a video interview with Chef Steve!

Know of some more that should be in this list? Comment below and let us know!