Columbus - First Peak of the Blue Ridge

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Columbus

Columbus is the seat of Polk County, which was founded in 1855. Actually, the county has the odd history of being organized twice. On the first attempt, people couldn’t settle upon a location for a county seat.  More structure was given the second time around, and the seat was established in the center of the county and named in honor of Dr. Columbus Mills to recognize his efforts to form the county. Read More Below
Today, Columbus has remained a small community, retaining several interesting buildings from its past. The historic courthouse, finished in 1857, is one of the oldest still in use in North Carolina and has been lovingly restored. The brick, columned Board of Education building was one of our first schools. Both properties have park areas that are host to town festivals throughout the year. The one-block downtown features local businesses, an antique shop and several restaurants. Scenic drives abound around Columbus, whether you drive along the base of White Oak Mountain, or take the winding road 1,000+ feet to the top for spectacular views, including a drive-by waterfall. New shops and modern conveniences greet visitors where I-26 passes through.
Lodging In Town
Adawehi Bed & Breakfast
Outside View of Adawehi Bed &Breakfast Columbus N.C.

Adawehi Bed & Breakfast

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Two immaculate suites with queen beds, shared living room and bath. Private woodland views. Needing a rejuvenating getaway or support around increasing Health in your life? Come and stay with us for a healthy vacation! We have two gorgeous rooms available for rent on our 125-acre campus.

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Altitude Adjustment

Altitude Adjustment

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Stay high above the clouds in an exquisite log cabin with striking panoramic view. Enjoy 180 degree breathtaking high-elevation view of Lake Adger and Lake Lure. You will be on top of the mountain and enjoy an expansive covered porch for year round views. Within 12 miles to Tryon Equestrian Center. Enjoy wineries in the Tryon Foothills Wine Country. Outdoor activities abound with zip line in Saluda, Green River and waterfalls all close by.

Tryon - 8 miles
Chimney Rock/Lake Lure - 15 miles

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Blue Skies

Blue Skies

Columbus, NC
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Blue Skies is the perfect getaway for larger families and equestrian groups. The spacious home offers plenty of room to either come together or get away for some quiet time. This mountainside home includes an unusual feature to go with the views - a back yard where the kids can play as you're BBQing on the gas grill and the circular drive makes it easy to get in and out. No 4-wheel drive needed.
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Butterfly Creek Inn
Butterfly Creek Inn Columbus N.C.

Butterfly Creek Inn

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Butterfly Creek Inn Tryon is one of the closest offsite lodging to the Tryon International Equestrian Center.  The inn has 7 well-appointed bedrooms and 71/2 baths. Our Inn is beautifully nestled in 550 acres of conservation land with a view of the waterfall and Butterfly Creek. All the bedrooms have luxurious King size beds.


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Cider House

Cider House

Columbus, NC
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Cider House | 10 Minutes to TIEC | Garage Guest Quarters | 3 Way RV Hook-up | Green Creek Area

*The Cider House has gracious spaces to entertainment and accommodate all your friends and family. With three large bedrooms and 9 beds, there are plenty of places to rest and relax on your next vacation!
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Cottage at Pirates Cove
Cottage at Pirates Cove Columbus N.C.

Cottage at Pirates Cove

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Pet friendly, and private, yet central to all area attractions, and restaurants, minutes to TIEC.

Nestled on 53 pristine acres, private and pet friendly. Entire back wall of windows give the feel of being tucked away in a tree house, yet steps away from a hike in the woods. Large working stone fireplace, cozy living room, with sofa sleeper, and open air kitchen, large Queen sized comfy bedroom, and private bathroom.
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Days Inn

Days Inn

Columbus, NC
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Expect value in western North Carolina when you make a reservation at our Days Inn Columbus Tryon hotel. Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, our hotel offers quick access to I-26, making it easy to reach shops, restaurants, wineries, and plenty of outdoor recreation.
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Family Home in Foothills of Western North Carolina

Family Home in Foothills of Western North Carolina

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Lovely 3 bedroom home with 1 and a half bathroom. Located in quiet rural neighborhood in the Green Creek area. Easily accommodates anyone from large group, families with children, to singles or couples. Large yard area kids to play. Although located in a rural area it's location is ideal for those wanting to visit the surrounding areas. Located just 10 miles from the Tryon Equestrian Center. 1 Hour to Asheville, Greenville and airports. Easy access to I-26 and U.S. 74
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Fresh Start Farm

Fresh Start Farm

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Fresh Start Farm is situated on eight lovely acres in Green Creek area consisting of pastureland and woods. Guests may enjoy giving treats to my horse, Mira as well as my two miniture donkeys, Luke and Gus. If relaxing outdoors is your style, our antique syrup kettle is perfect for a summertime bonfire roasting marshmallows or making smores! The entire house is accessible to the guests with the exception of the master suite.
There is plenty of room for everyone!
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Hawks View

Hawks View

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Private home located less than 20 minutes outside of both downtown Tryon and the Tryon International Equestrian Center. You are 40 minutes to Asheville Regional airport. Easy access to both Hwy. 74 and I-26, and interstate access to Charlotte, Greenville & Asheville.
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Horse Creek Loft

Horse Creek Loft

Columbus, NC
Located in the beautiful foothills of Polk County, NC near White Oak Mountain, Shunkawauken Falls and Sunset Rock. Centrally located to Chimney Rock / Lake Lure, Hendersonville, Brevard (waterfalls), Asheville, Spartanburg and Greenville, SC. 10 minutes from (TIEC) Tryon International Equestrian Center, the Gorge Zipline in Saluda, NC and Tryon, NC.

Charming, quiet and peaceful loft space located adjacent to the main house. Parking provided. Thank you for understanding but Children and Pets are not accepted.


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Horseshoe Hill

Horseshoe Hill

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Come experience Horseshoe Hill and create memories for a lifetime!

Perfect for those who want to experience the excitement of all the goings on in our foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the splendor of world class competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center to exploring one of the many surrounding towns and cities, Horseshoe Hill is an excellent choice for home base in the Green Creek area. Totally remodeled in 2015, the cottage exudes upscale charm.
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Knobby Creek Cottage

Knobby Creek Cottage

Columbus, NC
Private & ultimate relaxation await in this newly renovated 3-bedroom hide-a-way. Besides modern finishes and furnishings, guests enjoy a private hot tub and a fire-pit all surrounded by large oak trees, rhododendron and mountain laurel. There is a mountain stream running right past the cottage year-round. There's plenty of space to unwind at Knobby Creek Cottage and you are less than 10 minutes from downtown Tryon, and 15 minutes to TIEC!

Located in the Green Creek Area.
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Modern Mountain Escape

Modern Mountain Escape

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Located in a private community within an easy 9.3 mile drive to Tryon International Equestrian Center, and even closer to the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) or Harmon Field Park and a short drive to several quaint towns and wineries, this house is the epitome of spacious and comfortable living. Walking and hiking trails that begin out of the driveway will lead you to a creek, waterfall and pond.

Located in the Green Creek area
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Pennwood Farm

Pennwood Farm

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Treat yourself to a bit of unexpected luxury in this exceptional 3,000 sq ft barn apartment located on a 20 acre working equestrian facility in the Green Crek area just 11 minutes from TIEC. This spacious apartment sleeps up to 9 and includes three large bedrooms with queen beds.
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Rosewood Chalet

Rosewood Chalet

Columbus, NC
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Four beautifully furnished bedrooms with queen, full, and single beds. The dining table will seat up to 14. Well-equipped kitchen plus a wooden deck with picnic table and grill. Inside and outside games provided, trail. Located in the Green Creek area just 9 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
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Skyview Cottage

Skyview Cottage

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!

Skyview vacation home, 3 BR, 3 BA, panoramic views, Columbus, 14 miles from Equestrian Center.

WNC Mountain Rentals, LLC provides clean, well cared for homes. Skyview vacation home is set high on a beautiful hill in Columbus, a short drive downtown.
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Smaland Falls

Smaland Falls

Columbus, NC
Welcome to your own unique destination escape in the Tryon Foothills, nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, outside of world renowned Asheville, NC! Welcome to Smaland Falls!
A luxurious stay at your own private paradise awaits, with a pool, hot tub, and so much more! An easy drive up to this beautiful custom built home will reveal a hidden gem… one sure to soothe the soul and ensure you forget your worries back in the "real world".
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Stone Meadow Farm

Stone Meadow Farm

Columbus, NC
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Cozy yet roomy, over the garage, private bedroom and bathroom with shower. Located in a beautiful Equestrian area and neighborhood. We're in the Green Creek area, 12 minutes from Tryon International Equestrian Center[TIEC ] also 10 minutes from Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center[FENCE] and 15 minutes from Harmon Field.

*4 miles from I-26, GAS and Groceries. Tryon Equine Hospital is 2 miles away ***3NIGHT MINIMUM . Strict Cancellation.
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The Roost

The Roost

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Sit on the porch and enjoy the breeze, sounds of birds and relax in this 4 bedroom, 3 bath mountain cabin. Wonderful location in close proximity to The Tyron International Equestrian Center, Hendersonville, Lake Lure and Asheville...you are close to everything you want to experience in the mountains. Great location for hiking, fishing, shopping, wineries, breweries and naps. Home has great floor plan for girls weekend away, a guys adventure trip or a family getaway.
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Tryon Chalet Cabin
Landscape View of the Tryon Chalet Cabin Columbus N.C.

Tryon Chalet Cabin

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Perfect for TIEC riders, wine country travelers or a romantic getaway. Imagine your cabin as your peaceful oasis amidst a pine forest on a 28 acre horse farm.

Enchanting pasture views from these new upscale 1 BR 1 BA cabins. Close to TIEC & wineries.

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Woodlane House
Woodlane House Columbus N.C.

Woodlane House

Columbus, NC
NOTE: The First Peak of the Blue Ridge does not manage any lodging. Use the information in the purple box to contact this property directly for rates, availability and other information. Thanks!


Woodlane House is well furnished and is air-conditioned. Much like checking into a hotel, Woodlane House is supplied with everything you need. Four bedroom accommodation for families.
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Things To Do
Adawehi Institute

Adawehi Institute

Columbus, NC
Visit Us for Spa Services, A Natural Foods Market, Great Local Shopping & Healthy Classes
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Avery Creek Nursery & Gift Shop

Avery Creek Nursery & Gift Shop

Columbus, NC
Avery Creek Nursery has a unique gift shop with farm-style home decor, seasonal varieties, farm-style signs, one of a kind treasures and much more!
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Civil War Trail Marker at Polk County Courthouse

Civil War Trail Marker at Polk County Courthouse

Columbus, NC
The Polk County Courthouse is listed on the National Historic Register. It is a majestic, brick building in the Greek Revivalist style, located in the heart of downtown Columbus. The Courthouse was built between 1857 and 1859 and has been in continuous use since that time.
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Day Dreams Massage Spa

Day Dreams Massage Spa

Columbus, NC
DayDream: noun ~ A dreamlike musing or fantasy while awake.

Those who DREAM by day are cognizant of many things which escape those that DREAM only by night (Edgar Alan Poe)
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Doughboy Statue

Doughboy Statue

Columbus, NC
The Doughboy statue was built to honor the men who fought and died in WW I. It is constructed of local materials and built facing the mountains. The young man is leaning on a white oak stump. He is a constant and assuring sentinel standing in the middle of downtown Columbus.
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Downtown Columbus
View of Columbus N.C.

Downtown Columbus

Columbus, NC
Downtown Columbus is host to many events throughout the year.
The one-block downtown features local businesses, an antique shop and several restaurants. Scenic drives abound around Columbus, whether you drive along the base of White Oak Mountain, or take the winding road 1,000+ feet to the top for
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Freedom Hill Farm and Rescue Petting Zoo

Freedom Hill Farm and Rescue Petting Zoo

Columbus, NC
Petting zoo and pony rides available for children and adults! All ages welcome!

$5 per person/child.
Under 1 enter free.
Pony rides at select times $5.

Come meet the animals.
Treats for the animals will be provided.

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Gibson Park & Pool

Gibson Park & Pool

Columbus, NC
This park features a pool (late May to August), a baseball diamond, an unpaved volleyball court and a small playground. Located on Park Street in Columbus.

Public swimming pool. Summer hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12 noon to 5 pm. Sunday, 1:00 to 5 pm. Fee for pool use. Annual pass available. For information call 828-894-2646.
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Green Creek Family Life Center

Green Creek Family Life Center

Columbus, NC
Also, known as the Green Creek Community Center. A place for family and community. Provides a park, banquet hall, Sheriff's sub-station, senior meeting place, recreational facility and Red Cross shelter for Green Creek and surrounding communities.
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House of Flags Museum – Where Patriotism Lives

House of Flags Museum – Where Patriotism Lives

Columbus, NC
The House of Flags Museum is truly a place "Where Patriotism Lives!" Come see why. We are dedicated to the display of flags of our country giving each one its proper place in history.
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Howard Monument

Howard Monument

Columbus, NC
The Howard Monument is a prominent stone structure standing at the southeast corner of Stearns Park in downtown Columbus. It is visible to passers-by from Hwy 108. The monument was constructed in 1909 by the Tryon Council to honor Thomas Howard, a local hero of the Revolutionary War.
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ICC Loop

ICC Loop

Columbus, NC
This easy 0.5 mile trail is located behind Isothermal Community College. It connects to St. Luke's Tom Raymond Fitness Trail. A great trail for kids or to stretch your legs during the day!
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Iron Key Brewing Company

Iron Key Brewing Company

Columbus, NC
Iron Key Brewing is housed in what was once a NC State Prison. Today, this former prison is an ideal place to enjoy the area's best craft beer, creative cuisine and the biggest outdoor space!

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Isothermal Community College

Isothermal Community College

Columbus, NC
Choose from a wide-range of continuing education courses and one-day classes. The college classrooms and auditorium are available for meetings.
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Looking Glass Creamery

Looking Glass Creamery

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Visit us every Friday and Saturday to sample and enjoy our great selection of cheeses. The farm is located in the Green Creek area of Columbus, NC (near Tryon and Landrum). In addition to our regular lineup and cheese boards, we also offer an array of amazing local foods, Ice Cream and other farm products like grass fed, farm raised beef. While you are here bring your walking shoes and feel free to wander the dirt roads on the farm, enjoy the views and walk to the dairy. You can also peek through windows into the production room where we make cheese and into one of our underground cellars where wheels of cheese are aging away. Come for a visit, we look forward to sharing the farm with you.
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Polk County Courthouse

Polk County Courthouse

Columbus, NC
If you need information related to fines or court dates, call the Clerk of Court at 828-894-8231. The courthouse is still in use and is one of the oldest in the state.
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Polk County High School

Polk County High School

Columbus, NC
The Polk County High School auditorium is the venue for many local theatrical and musical performances.
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Polk County History Museum

Polk County History Museum

Columbus, NC
Come see this fine collection of historic artifacts that tell the story of Polk County. There is lots to explore that is of interest to both young and old, including an early 1800's stage coach, antique farm tools and implements, a school display, a home setting, a doctor's office, a beauty parlor and many pictures from the past.
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Pro Physical Therapy

Pro Physical Therapy

Columbus, NC
Offering physical fitness and massage therapies. Stay relaxed and fit while on vacation. Nautilus, pilates, spinning and yoga classes, fitness & weight loss programs, personal trainers and physical therapists on site.
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Russian Chapel Hills Winery

Russian Chapel Hills Winery

Columbus, NC
Sip wine on the patio with vineyard and distant mountain vistas. Great for weddings, receptions, private parties, business events or just a relaxing picnic lunch, this winery provides all the special treatment you need. It is nestled in the rolling hills of Green Creek near horse country.
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Sears House – 1894
Blue Ridge Parkway

Sears House – 1894

Columbus, NC
C. A. Hughes ordered a kit from the Sears catalog and built this house in 1894. Original in every detail, the house is located on N. Peak Street in Columbus. It is privately owned, but can be viewed from the road.
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Shunkawauken Falls

Shunkawauken Falls

Columbus, NC
Scenic views abound as you drive to the top of White Oak Mountain and pass Shunkawauken Falls. This is a wonderful opportunity for people who can't easily walk to the other waterfalls in our area. It takes about 20 minutes to drive the winding residential road to the top of the mountain.

Note: The road to Shunkawauken Falls is under construction.
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Stearns Gym

Stearns Gym

Columbus, NC
Stearns Gym is the site of many local recreational events hosted by The Polk County Recreation Department. Activities and events include classes (yoga, exercise), dance lessons, dances, games and much more. We are located on Peak St., just off Highway 108.
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Stearns Park

Stearns Park

Columbus, NC
Stearns Park is located in the heart of downtown Columbus with a breathtaking view of the mountains on one side and the Historic Polk County Courthouse on the other. There is lots of room for the kids to run and play, with a gazebo, walking track and picnic area as well.
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Tom Raymond Fitness Trail

Tom Raymond Fitness Trail

Columbus, NC
Located behind St. Luke's hospital on Highway 108, the foot path features fitness stations as well as an attractive hardwood forest setting. The trail can be accessed via the back parking lot of the hospital, from the Polk County Public Library.
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Veteran’s Park

Veteran’s Park

Columbus, NC
Beautiful small park with flags, a fountain and memorials to Polk County war veterans. Picnic tables, water tap. This is the site of the Columbus Summer Concert series and other special events. Located on the corner of Gibson and Ward St.
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Eat & Shop In Town
Adawehi Gift Shop and Unique Boutique

Adawehi Gift Shop and Unique Boutique

Columbus, NC
The Adawehi Gift Shop offers a wonderful array of unique gift items for home and office. Handmade greeting cards and journals, plus a whole lot more.
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Adawehi Institute

Adawehi Institute

Columbus, NC
Visit Us for Spa Services, A Natural Foods Market, Great Local Shopping & Healthy Classes
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Avery Creek Nursery & Gift Shop

Avery Creek Nursery & Gift Shop

Columbus, NC
Avery Creek Nursery has a unique gift shop with farm-style home decor, seasonal varieties, farm-style signs, one of a kind treasures and much more!
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Beneficial Foods Natural Market

Beneficial Foods Natural Market

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Visit Beneficial Foods natural grocery for all your food and household needs. It's a unique, relaxing shopping experience where health abounds!
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Book Nook

Book Nook

Columbus, NC
Unread and Re-read books…all in excellent condition.
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Brick Pizzeria and Cafe

Brick Pizzeria and Cafe

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Gourmet Sicilian Pizza , Italian Specialties, Sandwiches, Salads, Subs, Buffalo burgers, Garlic Knots and More!

The ambiance is really good - small place with quirky decor and almost always packed to the door. Many options for groups - including a very large round table if you have a crowd. Super crust for this pizza - light and airy but also with substance. Crisp on the outside with a tender inside. The sauce is perfect - not too intrusive but also accents whatever's on the pizza. One of their signature dishes is the Buffalo Sirloin cooked anyway you like it! Stop in for the homemade Buffalo Chili and ask about the Snowy River Bison! The Brick is worth the drive!

Everything is made from fresh ingredients. The pizza dough, marinara sauce, even the salad dressings are made in-house.



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Calvert’s Kitchen – Family Dining

Calvert’s Kitchen – Family Dining

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Enjoy down home cooking in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. The menu includes Southern Dinner Plates including Hamburger Steak, Country Fried Steak, Calabash Chicken and Calabash Melt.

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Carolina Dragonfly Boutique

Carolina Dragonfly Boutique

Columbus, NC
Carolina Dragonfly Boutique is focused on providing women an encouraging environment to shop and feel good about themselves. Whether seeking retail therapy or something new for your closet, Carolina Dragonfly Boutique wants to be your go-to!
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Christian Bookshop

Christian Bookshop

Columbus, NC
The Christian Bookshop is your one-stop Christian Bookshop with lots of items to choose from including name key chains, tee shirts, car tags, inspirational jewelry, bible covers, and much more!
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Cocula Mexican Grille

Cocula Mexican Grille

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Come in for your favorite Mexican dishes. Close to the expressway. When you come in be sure to check out our Community Garden growing out front. The hot peppers do well here! Cocula's has great Mexican food with great prices! The Beef Burrito and Caramel Churros are definite favorites, along with the Chimichanga.

2019 Best place to get Mexican food! (Best of the Best by the Tryon Daily Bulletin)
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Columbus Collectables & Consignment

Columbus Collectables & Consignment

Columbus, NC
Antiques, collectables and more! If you are looking for that unique gift - come shop with us
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El Campesino Mexican Restaurant

El Campesino Mexican Restaurant

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

El Campesino offers a large variety of authentic style Mexican foods and a full bar.
Hours are Sunday through Thursday 11 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday 11 am to 11pm.
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Food Lion Supermarket

Food Lion Supermarket

Columbus, NC
The friendliest market with fresh flowers, plants, and all your grocery needs.
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Fuji Express

Fuji Express

Columbus, NC
Japanese Express Dine In and Take-out! Restaurant has drive through for convenience. You can also call ahead and place your order. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-9:30pm.
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Green River Tavern

Green River Tavern

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Green River Tavern is a small lounge serving burgers and sandwiches, wings, onion straws, fried pickles and more...

Karaoke night is every Tuesday at 7pm and game night is every Thursday at 7pm.

Beer and alcohol available.
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Gunner’s Custom Holsters

Gunner’s Custom Holsters

Columbus, NC
Gunner's Custom Holsters offers a variety of unique gifts to choose from including Black Rifle Coffee, Coffee Mugs, T-Shirts, Custom Holsters, and much more!
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Iron Key Brewing Company

Iron Key Brewing Company

Columbus, NC
Iron Key Brewing is housed in what was once a NC State Prison. Today, this former prison is an ideal place to enjoy the area's best craft beer, creative cuisine and the biggest outdoor space!

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Joy Wok II Chinese

Joy Wok II Chinese

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Serving Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese food. Order to take out or eat in. Located in Dunn's Columbus Commons. Open 7 days a week.
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KFC and Taco Bell

KFC and Taco Bell

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Fast food. Hours: Mon - Thu 10:30am 10:30pm, Fri - Sun 11am - 11pm
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Krossroads Kitchen

Krossroads Kitchen

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Gourmet-quality dishes with fresh, organic ingredients.






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Looking Glass Creamery

Looking Glass Creamery

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Visit us every Friday and Saturday to sample and enjoy our great selection of cheeses. The farm is located in the Green Creek area of Columbus, NC (near Tryon and Landrum). In addition to our regular lineup and cheese boards, we also offer an array of amazing local foods, Ice Cream and other farm products like grass fed, farm raised beef. While you are here bring your walking shoes and feel free to wander the dirt roads on the farm, enjoy the views and walk to the dairy. You can also peek through windows into the production room where we make cheese and into one of our underground cellars where wheels of cheese are aging away. Come for a visit, we look forward to sharing the farm with you.
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Martha’s Amish Bakery

Martha’s Amish Bakery

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

In 2014, Martha opened her bakery on Highway 9, which has become a destination for many — especially during donut day on Saturday. They're a mother/daughter team, serving the breads and sweets that have been passed down to them through generations of Amish women. Check out their amazing fresh-baked items - the menus and offerings change regularly and with the seasons.

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McDonald’s

McDonald’s

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.


Since 1954, McDonald’s has been dedicated to serving quality food and quick service at an affordable price for our customers. Visit your nearby McDonald’s and choose from a full menu of favorites, including McCafé® coffee, All Day Breakfast, juicy burgers like our Quarter Pounder®* with Cheese and more!

Hours: Sun - Sat 6am - 11pm
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Mel & Lo’s Bar and Grill

Mel & Lo’s Bar and Grill

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.


Great food, friendly service and familiar faces.
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Mountain View Barbeque and Deli

Mountain View Barbeque and Deli

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Made from our unique rub and Apple Wood smoking process, we cook it “low and slow”. Our pulled pork, Bbq ribs, Bbq Brisket and wings are the best around. We offer some of the local made sauces to suit everyone’s taste buds. From Full Kick to Sissy Sauce we have it all. Mountain View BBQ has a traveling food truck, and the business soars because the food here speaks for itself. The barbecue Brisket is amazing and the wings are to die for!

2019 Best Place to get Wings! (Best of the Best by the Tryon Daily Bulletin)
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Mountain View BBQ Food Truck

Mountain View BBQ Food Truck

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Mountain View BBQ Food Truck travels all around WNC. Book us for Festivals, Weddings, Private Parties, Corporate Events
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Open Road Coffee

Open Road Coffee

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

We're on Hwy 108, just west of the I-26 intersection. Stop in or drive through to enjoy some great coffee, fresh baked goodies and healthy salads. Buy a drink or coffee by the pound - we roast our own!

2019 Best Place to get Coffee! (Best of the Best by the Tryon Daily Bulletin)
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Polk County History Museum

Polk County History Museum

Columbus, NC
Come see this fine collection of historic artifacts that tell the story of Polk County. There is lots to explore that is of interest to both young and old, including an early 1800's stage coach, antique farm tools and implements, a school display, a home setting, a doctor's office, a beauty parlor and many pictures from the past.
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Polk Nutrition
Blue Ridge Parkway

Polk Nutrition

Columbus, NC
Gourmet healthy meal replacement shakes, clean energy teas and so much more.
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Re-Ride Consignment Tack Shop
Blue Ridge Parkway

Re-Ride Consignment Tack Shop

Columbus, NC
We are an all around consignment tack store, located in Columbus NC, just a few minutes away from TIEC, FENCE, and Harmon Field. Our Inventory is ever changing, from bits to bridles, from saddles to blankets. New items are stocked weekly! Our Business has been open since October 2002, we have 1,800 sq/ft of display space in our store!
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Russian Chapel Hills Winery

Russian Chapel Hills Winery

Columbus, NC
Sip wine on the patio with vineyard and distant mountain vistas. Great for weddings, receptions, private parties, business events or just a relaxing picnic lunch, this winery provides all the special treatment you need. It is nestled in the rolling hills of Green Creek near horse country.
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Second Chance Thrift Store

Second Chance Thrift Store

Columbus, NC
Second Chance Thrift Store is vital to the continuation of Steps to HOPE's programs designed to break and end the generational cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse in our community. As Second Chance provides nearly half of Steps to HOPE's operating capital, we know all too well that we simply couldn't keep the doors open at Steps to HOPE without your patronage and tax-deductible donations. Call 894-2373 to schedule a pick up of your gently used merchandise and plan to stop by and see why Second Chance Thrift Store is often referred to as "the Belk's of Columbus"!
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Shaved Ice ‘N Paradise Food Truck

Shaved Ice ‘N Paradise Food Truck

Columbus, NC
Shaved Ice and more! During the winter season stop by for our hot treats such as coffee, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider!

Occasionally at Advanced Auto Parts in Columbus.

Book us for events, parties, and fundraisers!

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Southern Manners

Southern Manners

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

At Southern Manners, we strive to be a blessing to each person that walks through our doors by providing delicious food and a friendly environment.

2019 Best Restaurant in Columbus (Best of the Best by the Tryon Daily Bulletin)
2019 Best Bakery
2019 Best place to get breakfast
2019 best place to get lunch

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Subway

Subway

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Healthy, fresh sandwiches and great service too. Hours: Sun-Sat 8:30am 10:30pm
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The Flower Cottage

The Flower Cottage

Columbus, NC
When you need flower delivery to Columbus NC, The Flower Cottage is here for you. We have an expansive array of roses, flowers, plants and gifts to suit any occasion, and our experienced staff can work with you to create a one-of-a-kind gift you're sure to love.

The Flower Cottage can help you send the perfect gift to show your loved ones how much you care. We're proud to be one of the leading florists in Columbus NC and have a wonderful selection of flowers, corsages, gifts and birthday flower arrangements for you to choose from.

2019 Best Florist!
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The Rural Seed

The Rural Seed

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

The Rural Seed serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring fruits, vegetables and meats from Polk County farms, including their own fields located a few miles away in Lynn.

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Waffle House

Waffle House

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Come on in. You know we're always glad to see ya!
Hours: Sun - Sat Open 24 Hours
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Wendy’s

Wendy’s

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

Fast Food.
Hours: Mon - Sun 10am - 1am
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Wolverine Pizza

Wolverine Pizza

Columbus, NC
NOTE: Current hours for this business are found in the First Peak Restaurant Guide - click here.

We offer build-your-own and specialty pizzas made with fresh-made dough - choose from hand-tossed, thin or thick crust. We have oven-toasted subs, calzones, wings, fresh salads, bread sticks and "pizza dogs."
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