2016 Season Hours
April 30 through September 10:
Wednesday-Monday: 10 to 6
September 11 through October 30:
10 to 6 every day
Location: The GPS coordinates of the Orchard are: 35.875541 (N), -82.024560 (W)
Use the interactive map to zoom in/out or pan, or click on the link below the map to go to the Google Maps page. You'll also find detailed directions below.
Directions from Spruce Pine:
Via 226: From Hwy 19E, go south on Hwy 226. Turn left just before the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass to access the Parkway. Turn left on the Parkway and go about 3 miles. Turn right at sign to Orchard Road.
Directions from Asheville:
Take I-26 W toward Johnson City. Exit at Hwy 19E, turn right on 19E, and follow signs to Burnsville. Continue past Burnsville to Spruce Pine. Turn right (South) on Hwy 226. Turn left just before the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass to access the Parkway. Turn left on the Parkway. Go about 3 miles. Turn right at sign to Orchard Road.
Directions from Boone/Blowing Rock:
If the Blue Ridge Parkway is open, go south on the Parkway to mile 328.3. Turn left at Orchard Rd.
If the Parkway is closed, take Hwy 105 south from Boone or Hwy 221 south from Blowing Rock. The two roads eventually merge to become 181/221. Turn right on 194 and go about 4 miles. Turn left (south) on 19E toward Spruce Pine and go about 6.5 miles. Turn left on Altapass Highway (at sign for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital). Follow Altapass Highway until it ends at the Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn right (North) on the Parkway. Go 1 mile and turn left on Orchard Road.
Directions from Marion:
Take Hwy 226 north to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go North on the Parkway and continue for about 3 miles. Turn right at sign to Orchard Road.