If you’re looking for a change of pace and a step back in time, Gold Hill is your ideal destination. Gold was first discovered in Gold Hill in 1824, since then Gold Hill has become a charming, historic small town. Home to a quaint shopping village, a 70-acre park, its own vineyard and microbrewery, history tours and so much more. It’s easy to get lost in time.
The Local Things To Do:
Learn about the past at Gold Hill Mines & Historic Park: Part of the NC Gold Trail, the Gold Hill Mines & Historic Park offers hiking trails that incorporate sites including the Powder House, gold Hill Pond, Gold Hill Jail and a primitive Chilean Ore Mill. Learn about the North Carolina Gold Rush and the significance it played in the history of the United States. If you don’t want to take the trail, explore the 70-acre historic park on the site of the Barnhardt and Randolph Gold Mines – the richest mining properties east of the Mississippi.
Experience local music at E.H. Montgomery General Store: The Montgomery was one of the many mercantile stories in a town that spanned a mile in the 19th century. Today the store is much like it would have been back them, with a few modern conveniences. You’ll find jams & jellies, candies, long-neck sodas, hand dipped ice cream, and bluegrass music every Friday night!
Take a stroll through The Village at Gold Hill: You’ll want to spend time exploring the one of a kind shops in the Village at Gold Hill. You’ll find unique items ranging from bakery items to home décor, consignment items to music supplies. There’s something for everyone to discover in these local shops.
Have a glass (or three) at Morgan Ridge Vineyard: Morgan Ridge Vineyards has been creating their quality wines since their inaugural vintage in 2007. They also added craft beer to their line up in the summer of 2015. Spend the afternoon at the vineyard and enjoy tastings, fine dining, tours and more.
The Restaurants Everyone is Talking About:
Dine in style at Morgan Ridge Vineyard: Enjoy fine dining at its best at Morgan Ridge Vineyards. From Sunday brunches to weekday lunches, to Friday night Wine Down dinners – Morgan Ridge will not disappoint.
Embrace your sweet tooth at Bakery, Baskets & Gifts: When you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, you’ll need to visit Bakery, Baskets & Gifts in the Village at Gold Hill. Their one of a kind, freshly baked items will leave you wanting more!
Unique Places to Stay:
Make it a group getaway at Helms Lodge: If you’re bringing a group of 10, you’ll want to book the Helms lodge. This lodge boasts 5 bedrooms, a separate nursery and two bathrooms.
Enjoy the Village at the Morgan Ridge Cottage: A quaint place to rest your head in the Historic Village of Gold Hill. This cottage is courtyard adjacent to the Morgan Ridge Vineyards tasting room. The Village of Gold Hill offers shopping, trails, parks and more.
Keep it earthy in the Baby Yurt: If you’re into the simpler life, book your stay at the Baby Yurt. An earthly room filled with quiet introspection and heavenly personal elevation. The yurt sleeps two people and provides access to outdoor showers and composting toilets.
Keep it simple at Comfort Suites in Salisbury: Comfort Suites can provide you with a quality stay with a short drive to Gold Hill. Located just off I-85 in Salisbury.