Pearson’s Falls: Everything You Need to Know

Western North Carolina is full of so many beautiful sights that you’ll have to come back over and over again to see them all. One of the top attractions visitors enjoy has been here for centuries: Pearson’s Falls. This stunning cascade is just 10 minutes down the road from Orchard Inn and is a must-see during your trip!

About Pearson’s Falls

Owned and maintained by the Tryon Garden Club, Pearson’s Falls has become one of the crown jewels of Western North Carolina. More than 20,000 people visit the 90-foot cascade each year! This beautiful waterfall is located on a 268-acre botanical preserve full of rushing streams, rock formations, and towering trees.

Not only is Pearson’s Falls a stunning natural attraction, it is also a wildlife and bird sanctuary. In the 268 acres that make up the park, there are more than 300 species of wildflowers and plants. During the summer, you can see pops of color from the wildflowers that line the trails. Pack a picnic to enjoy underneath the shade of a tree and take it all in!

Visiting Pearson’s Falls

Whether you’re an avid hiker or just enjoy being in the great outdoors, you’ll love Pearson’s Falls. The trail to get to the falls is only about a quarter of a mile, and it has been worn down over time to create a very easy path to follow. The walk can be enjoyed by nature lovers of all ages; everyone will love walking along the path and spotting all sorts of flowers and woodland creatures.

Entrance Fee

Because Pearson’s Falls and Glen is a private park, there is a small admission fee. Don’t let this deter you; it’s worth it! Adults over the age of 13 are $5 each, children of ages 6-12 are $1, and children under the age of 6 are free.

Are Pets Allowed?

Unfortunately, you’ll have to leave your furry friend at home. Orchard Inn allows pets, though! If you always travel with your dog, you are welcome to stay in our Twin Poplar Cottage.

Where Is Pearson’s Falls?

The parking lot of Pearson’s Falls is located right off of Route 176 and is just 10 minutes away from Orchard Inn.

Book Your Adventure Today

Staying in Western North Carolina is truly a magical experience, and Orchard Inn is the perfect home base for it all. Explore beautiful places like Pearson’s Falls, Chimney Rock State Park, the city of Asheville, and more. Then, come back and relax at our mountain retreat! Get comfortable with a good book on one of our private porches or have a glass of wine in front of the fire before dinner at Newman’s. Browse our accommodations to start planning your adventure, then book your stay. We can’t wait to host you!