Sourwood Inn


Also make sure you have enough time to get there.

Our outing will be at Sourwood Inn, about 25 minutes northeast of downtown Asheville; see directions and Googlemap below. Do not rely on your GPS until you make sure it matches these directions or you will very likely get lost.  Also 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. There will be a bathroom available on site.

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!


810 Elk Mountain Scenic Hwy, Asheville

Head north on Merrimon Avenue. In 1.9 miles, at the Ingles, turn right onto Beaverdam Rd. In another .6 mile, turn left onto Elk Mountain Scenic Highway. Stay on this road for 5.5 miles. This will be a very windy 5.5 miles, so use your odometer. Sourwood will be on your left. Follow the long driveway to the end- your guide will meet you out front.

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