Beautiful state parks

Dupont State Forest is full of recreational activities, from mountain biking trails to waterfall hikes. There’s something for everyone.

local artists

From unique pottery to carved bears, Highway 276 is a North Carolina Scenic Highway in part because of the many artist studios along the way.

Great Community

Whether you live here full time, visit regularly in the summer, or are just passing through, our community is a warm and welcoming place to stop.


Mountain views plus beautiful stonework make Pretty Place Chapel and Faith Memorial Chapel national wedding destinations.

In addition to nationally-recognized Pretty Place Chapel, Cedar Mountain offers a number of other beautiful venues for your wedding, reception, and other events.

Explore Our Mountain

Whether you like to kayak, swim, hike, bike, do yoga, dance, watch the blue ghosts, or just relax, Cedar Mountain has an adventure for you.


Nature lovers enjoy the challenge of seeing the blue ghost fireflies. Many of their habitats are protected and they come out late at night, but if you get a chance to spot them, you see why they’re called ghosts.


From challenging climbs to family-friendly strolls to accessible options, Cedar Mountain has a variety of beautiful waterfalls. After all, Transylvania County is the land of waterfalls.


Ready to cool off after a long hike? Our mountain lakes and streams offer a selection of public and private options to cool off. Beware, mountain water might look inviting but it’s probably cold!


Mountain bike enthusiests from around the world come to DuPont State Forest to enjoy the rugged mountain biking trails. Road bikers also enjoy the challenge of climbing up and down Highway 276.


Fresh, Local Food

Cedar Mountain residents and visitors alike love our local restaurants, watering holes, and gourmet grocery store.


Cedar Mountain is home to Whistlestop Market, the best place for local, sustainable, and organic produce and products.


Cedar Mountain Cafe and Creekside Market serve up wonderful food from locally-sourced favorites to family-friendly comfort food.


Enjoy a drink after a day of biking and hiking at the Cedar Mountain Canteen or stop into the Whistlestop for some wine.


Find the Tin Roof Pizza truck and enjoy a gourmet pizza topped with high quality ingredients and baked to order.


Art and Outdoors

Cedar Mountain is a small community with a surprisingly diverse set of local businesses ready to help you enjoy the mountain and remember the beauty. Start your morning with a yoga class, grab the gear you need to explore Mountain Bridge, end the day with a paint and sip class, and take home a beautiful piece of local art.


Pottery, painting, photography, wood carving, gourd decorating, and many other crafts thrive in our community.


Enjoy an opportunity to stretch out and breath deeply of the mountain air or enjoy a little yoga outdoors.


Highway 276 is a NC Scenic Byway in part because of the many artists and art studios along the highway.


The gear you need to explore our parks and enjoy our waterways can be found right on the mountain.

Cedar Mountain Community Events

The Cedar Mountain Community is home to an active community center and many businesses who host events ranging from yoga classes to live music.


Images of a Mountain Community

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Stay on Cedar Mountain

While there are no hotels on the mountain, many houses and cabins are available for rent and hold large groups.

Cabin Rentals on AirBnB

From small rustic cabins to beautiful homes with a view, Cedar Mountain has something for every budget.

Cabin Rentals on VRBO

Whether you’re here to go on a mountain biking adventure, attend a wedding, or enjoy the sounds of nature, find a beautiful spot to stay.

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Studio276 in Cedar Mountain is presenting a Christmas Market on December 12th from 11 – 2pm.  Some of the participating businesses will be Dog Hair Designs, home décor, Sonne Studios, jewelry/watches, Faith Farm Designs, an arts and crafts studio, Hiker & the Hound, an outdoor equipment […]
One of the best parts of living in or visiting Cedar Mountain are all the opportunities to move, to be outdoors, and to enjoy nature. From long hikes in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area to mountain biking in Dupont State Forest, we have a lot to […]
If you’re curious about what’s open and what’s happening in Cedar Mountain these days, even with the coronavirus, then you’ve come to the right place. There are certainly things going on, though less than we would have during the summer in normal conditions. The community center […]

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