Deep in the High Country of western North Carolina and shaded by the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains is Firethorn, named after the jewel red berries of the indigenous firethorn plant.
Located between the pioneering town of Boone and the historic resort village of Blowing Rock, Firethorn is just off US Highway 321. The Blue Ridge Parkway forms the southern boundary of the community and the Middle Fork of the New River is the northern boundary. Firethorn is easily accessible by the major interstates of I‑40 to the South, I‑81 to the West and I‑77 to the East. Access to Firethorn is convenient as it is approximately two hours from the prominent North Carolina cities of Charlotte, Winston Salem, Greensboro, and Asheville, which are served by major commercial airlines. Many prefer to enter the High Country via the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of America’s most scenic drives.
For driving directions provided by Google Maps, click on the map below. NOTE: After turning onto Roaring River Rd. you will see Firethorn on your right as you round the first turn.
We are 100 miles northwest of Charlotte, 100 miles west of Winston Salem, and served by commercial airlines in Hickory which is about one hour away.