Directions to Red Leaf River Inn

Waynesville, NC: Gateway to the Smokies

Known as “The Gateway to the Smokies,” Waynesville is centrally located in Western North Carolina and is less than an hour from the Tennessee and South Carolina borders.

Asheville and Cherokee, NC are also less than hour from Waynesville and Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA are less than three hours away.

The Inn is tucked away on five quiet mountain acres just outside city limits. The Inn itself is just eight minutes from downtown Waynesville and less than ten minutes from I-40.

Here’s our address for quick copy and paste to to GPS:

146 Chestnut Walk Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786

Drone view of Red Leaf River Inn Bed and Breakfast in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains

Note: Google Maps Sometimes Skips A Step!

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. 

Google Maps has an error in its directions that skips the left turn from Hyatt Creek to Main Street, directing you to turn right on Hendrix from Hyatt Creek.  Please follow the directions on this page to avoid a whole lot of dirt roads.

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.

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

  • Follow I-395S to I95S
  • Take exit 51 for I-85S/US-460W (Durham/Atlanta)
  • Merge onto 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

  • At the light, turn left at South Main St
  • Turn right onto Allens Creek Rd
  • In .7 miles, turn left onto Lickstone Rd
  • Bear left onto Chestnut Walk Dr
  • Look for our sign and turn right onto the driveway at #146 Chestnut Walk Drive

Relax & Enjoy your holidays
with Red Leaf River Inn