Sacred Mountain Sanctuary


Also make sure you have enough time to get there.

Our outing will be at Sacred Mountain Sanctuary, about 25 minutes southwest of downtown Asheville; see directions and Googlemap below. Keep in mind that once you leave the interstate, you will probably NOT have cell phone signal. You may not have GPS reception either. So make sure you print or save these directions beforehand and follow them precisely.

These directions are from central Asheville, specifically, from Greenlife Grocery (our local Whole Foods). We recommend buying snacks or even a picnic lunch for after the tour, as well as “using the facilities” while you’re there.

Finally, remember that if you’re planning to bring some of our “catch of the day” to one of our partner restaurants, you MUST make a special reservation (see here). See you in the woods!



Rocky Cove Rd, Candler, NC*

*do not rely on your GPS until you make sure it matches these directions or you will very likely get lost.

Head south on Merrimon Avenue toward Orange Street. Turn right to take the ramp onto I-240W. Take I-240 West for 4.7 miles, then take exit 31B to merge onto I-40 W toward Canton/Knoxville. In 1.7 mi take exit 44 for US-19 / 23 S, toward W Asheville/Enka-Candler.

At end of ramp, turn right onto US-19 / 23 S. In 1.6 mi turn left onto NC 112 E / Sand Hill Rd. After 0.4 mi take the 1st right (at traffic light) onto Enka Lake Rd. In 2.4 miles, at the 4-way stop, turn left onto N Beaverdam Rd.

In 1.9 miles make a slight left onto Upper Beaverdam Loop Rd. After 1 mile turn left onto Smith Cove Rd. In another 0.5 mile take the 1st left onto Rocky Cove Rd.

This map is to an APPROXIMATE location