Location

Sunset Falls at Bald Creek is located in the Crabtree Community of Haywood County, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC). The entrance to our community is situated just 35 minutes from downtown Asheville, with its bohemian flair, excellent restaurants, thriving art scene and other cultural attractions. We are a short 20 minutes from Waynesville’s charming Main Street and downtown, with its small town southern charm, antiques and crafts and equally diverse restaurant scene.

There are five airports that cater to the WNC market. Here are the airport codes and the approximate drive times to Sunset Falls at Bald Creek:

  • Asheville Regional (AVL), just 45 minutes away, south of Asheville;
  • Charlotte/Douglas Intl (CLT) 2 hrs, 30 min. to the east in Charlotte;
  • Greenville-Spartanburg Intl (GSP), 1 hr, 45 min. to the southeast in Greenville;
  • McGhee-Tyson (TYS), 2 hrs. to the west in Knoxville; and finally,
  • Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) in Johnson City, 2 hrs. to the northeast.

Sunset Falls is located just 6.8 miles from Exit 24 off of I-40 in Western North Carolina. The signage at that exit reads “SR 209”, “Hot Springs” and “Lake Junaluska”:

  • From the end of the exit ramp at Exit 24, travel northward on SR 209 (Crabtree Road) approximately 2.4 miles to Upper Crabtree Road.
  • Take a right on Upper Crabtree Road and travel eastward approximately 2.1 miles to Bald Creek Road.
  • Take a left on Bald Creek Road and travel northward approximately 2.3 miles to James Chapel Road.
  • Take a right on James Chapel Road and travel eastward a few hundred yards to the paved entrance to our community at Sunset Falls Drive.
  • Please note that our community is gated and access is controlled 24/7.

We entitled this page of our website “Getting Here”, but you might also be interested in “Getting There”, as in getting to places of interest from Sunset Falls. Here are the travel distances to many of the various locales that may be of interest to you:

Shopping, Dining, Antiques, Art and Culture:

  • Downtown Asheville – 32 miles
  • Downtown Waynesville – 14 miles

Emergency Health Care:

  • MedWest Regional Medical Center, Waynesville – 12 miles
  • Mission Hospital, Asheville – 35 miles

Public El-Hi Schools:

  • Riverbend Elementary – 6 miles
  • Waynesville Middle – 14 miles
  • Tuscola High – 12 miles

Higher Education:

  • Haywood Community College – 12 miles
  • UNC-Asheville – 35 miles
  • Western Carolina University – 37 miles
  • Warren Wilson College – 41 miles
  • Mars Hill College – 50 miles
  • Montreat College – 50 miles

Hotels of Note:

  • The Herren House Bed and Breakfast, Waynesville – 14 miles
  • Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa – 16 miles
  • The Swag Inn, Waynesville – 19 miles
  • The Inn at Biltmore Estate, Asheville – 35 miles
  • The Grove Park Inn, Asheville – 35 miles
  • The Grand Bohemian, Asheville – 33 miles
  • Aloft Asheville Downtown, Asheville – 34 miles
  • Hotel Indigo, Asheville – 33 miles
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Hotel, Cherokee – 35 miles

Recreation, Sports and Outdoor Activities:

Golf:

  • Laurel Ridge Country Club, Waynesville – 15 miles
  • Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa – 16 miles
  • Maggie Valley Club and Resort – 17 miles
  • Lake Junaluska Golf Course – 12 miles

Kayaking/Canoeing/Rafting, Launch Locations:

  • Raven Fork River – 40 Miles
  • Oconaluftee River – 43 miles
  • Tuckasegee River – 43 miles
  • Nantahala River and Gorge – 58 miles

Hiking, Mountain Biking, Nature Trails, Outdoor Fun:

  • Max Patch Mountain – 23 miles
  • Middle Prong Wilderness – 28 miles
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park – 38 Miles
  • Shining Rock Wilderness – 46 miles
  • Blue Ridge Parkway – 23 miles
  • Appalachian Trail – 23 miles
  • Hot Springs – 34 miles

Indoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities:

  • MedWest Regional Health and Fitness Center (54,000 sf), Waynesville – 12 miles
  • Waynesville Recreation Center (64,000 sf) – 12 miles

Snow Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing:

  • Cataloochie Ski Area – 18 miles
  • Wolf Laurel Ski Resort – 62 miles