As North Carolina enters Phase II of its re-opening, more businesses will open as they're able.

The following updates have been provided by the CDA member businesses in Chimney Rock Village:

Updated May 24th, 2020

NOTE:  In order to promote them to the public, this is a service to the member businesses of the Chimney Rock Village Community Development Association, (the CDA). If a Village business is not on this list, they are either not a member of the CDA or we have been provided no information about their business activities.

All of the businesses on this list have indicated that they are following the CDC and State of North Carolina regulations for safe social distancing, disinfecting of areas, and regular cleaning of high traffic areas.

Our business members encourage the visiting public to adhere to social distancing and to wear face masks when around others in stores and restaurants.  



Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park:

The Chimney Rock section of the Park is open Fridays - Tuesdays, with the Ticket Plaza open from 30 am - 4:30 pm. The park itself closes at 7 pm.  Closed on Wednesdays & Thursdays for construction on the top parking lot.

Since the Park will be operating at a "limited" capacity to allow for safe & maintainable social distancing, entrance into the Park will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once that capacity is reached, the Park will close to any further entry until some space has cleared to allow more guests to enter. The top parking lot is still closed due to construction, so guests will be required to park in the Meadows area (just past the Ticket Plaza).

The Sky Lounge and elevator will be closed due to confined space. Cliff Dwellers gift shop and Snack Shack will be open for to-go orders only. The Ticket Plaza will be accessible by drive-thru windows only.

The restrooms in the Meadows and the top parking lot will be the only ones open and will be marked with standing areas to provide proper social distancing. Get full details about trails and access from the Chimney Rock State Park website


Burntshirt Vineyards Bistro & Tasting Room  Open Noon to 5 pm, Friday and Saturday and Noon to 4 pm on Sunday. 

Coffee on the Rocks  Open 8 am - 5 pm  

Geneva Riverside Tiki Bar & Grill  Limited seating in bar and dining decks, lots of picnic tables around the yard (6 feet apart). Monday – Thursday  10 am – 10 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am – 11 pm, Sunday 10 am – 9 pm

Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery Open 11-8 Sunday-Thursday, 11-9 Friday and Saturday. Introducing an English Style Pub Menu and Shepherd's Pie. Starting May 29th: Friday Fish and Chips  Trivia Monday starts June 1st at 6:30.

Medina's Village Bistro - Plans to open will be Wednesday, June 3rd-Saturday, June 6 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for Lunch and Dinner and Sunday, June 7th,  7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for Breakfast and Lunch. We will resume regular Summer hours the following week on Wednesday, June 10th. We will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays every week.

Plans to open Wednesday, June 3rd-Saturday, June 6th, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for lunch and dinner and Sunday, June 7th 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch.  Regular summer hours resume the following week, Wednesday, June 10th.  Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Old Rock Cafe  Open daily from 11 am -5 pm for limited indoor and outdoor seating. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Take-out is also available. Order online from the Old Rock Cafe


Friday through Tuesday for call ahead and take out service from 11 am - 5 pm. 

Riverwatch Bar & Grill  Open for indoor and outdoor dining. Sat-Sun 11 am-9 pm,  Mon-Tues 11 am-8 pm, Wed- Closed, Thur 11 am-8 pm and Fri - 11 am-9 pm 

Village SCOOP Open 11 am-8 pm weekdays and 11 am -9 pm  Friday and Saturday. Closed Thursdays. Guests can order inside or at the walk-up order window. We are offering outdoor seating as well as indoor seating at 50 percent capacity.            


April's Boutique Open daily 10 am - 6 pm

Bubba O'Leary's General Store  Open 10 am to 6 pm M-F, 10 am -7 pm on Saturdays, and 11 am- 6 pm on Sundays. 

Chimney Rock Gem Mine Open Monday through Friday, 10 am - 6 pm., weekends, 10 am - 7 pm. Memorial Day hours: 10 am - 7 pm.

Chimney Sweeps & Mountain Traders (Two businesses owned by the same family located next to each other)

Open daily, 10 am 6 pm. 

Gale's Chimney Rock Shop Open daily, 10 am

Native's Rest Candle Shop & Local Goods   Plans to reopen May 29th.

WillowCreek Gifts, Open daily 10 am - 6 pm



1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa - The hotel is open with a 24-hour turn for each room for enhanced cleaning before any room is made available again. The restaurant and bar remain temporarily closed

Carter Lodge - Open

Chimney Rock Manor (Vacation Rentals).  Open

Distinctive Mountain Lodging Vacation Rentals  Open


Esmeralda Inn Open. The restaurant is also open, Tuesday - Saturday, 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Reservations, limited seating at 50 percent occupancy, and a casual limited menu.

Four Seasons Cottages & Cabins Open with a two-night minimum. 

Hickory Nut Galls Guesthouse Open


Hickory Nut Falls Family Campground. Open, 10 am to 7 pm. Campers are self-contained. Tent campers will have access to one bathhouse, which will be disinfected hourly or more as needed.  The game room and playground are closed. 

The RiverHouse Vacation Rental Home - Temporarily closed

Riverside Lodge, Open


P.O. Box 11

Chimney Rock, NC 28720

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