IMG_1304Known as “The Gateway to the Smokies,” Waynesville is centrally located in Western North Carolina and is just a few minutes’ drive to many great destinations. The nearest Blue Ridge Parkway entrance, mile post 443, is a 10 minute drive away. Whether you are headed out to Asheville, the casino in Cherokee, or exploring the Great Smoky Mountains, Nantahala or Pisgah National Forests, the number of day trip options are as endless as the cascading mountain ridges which seem to go on forever.


Please note: If your directions indicate you have more than 4-5 minutes of drive time once you exit US-74, please call for better directions.  Also, many GPS/online maps do not recognize Chestnut Walk Drive because it is a private street.  These programs will direct you to turn left on Browning Branch Drive.  You cannot reach the Inn via Browning Branch without going down a one way street the wrong way.  Continue past Browning Branch and you will immediately see the archway for Chestnut Walk Drive.




IMG_0147 Directions From Atlanta

  • Take I-85N to I-985N (Gainesville)
  • Merge on to US-23N (Clarksville/Clayton)
  • Continue on US-23N/US-74E (Waynesville/Asheville)
  • Take exit 98 toward W Waynesville
  • Turn right on Hyatt Creek Road

Directions From Charlotte

  • Take I-85S to US 74W (King’s Mountain/Shelby)
  • Merge onto I-40W/US 74W (Clyde/Waynesville/Maggie Valley)
  • Take exit 98 toward W Waynesville
  • Turn left towards Hyatt Creek Road

Directions From DC/VA

  • Take I-395S to I95S
  • Take exit 51 for I-85S/US-460W (Durham/Atlanta)
  • Take I-40W/I-85BUS S (Winston-Salem)
  •  Take exit 27 US-74 towards US-19/US-23 (Clyde, Waynesville/Maggie Valley)
  • Take exit 98 toward W Waynesville
  • Turn left towards Hyatt Creek Road

From All Directions:

  • Turn left at South Main St
  • Turn right onto Allens Creek Rd
  • Turn left onto Lickstone Rd
  • Turn left onto Chestnut Walk Dr
  • Look for our sign and turn right onto the driveway at #146 Chestnut Walk Drive