Have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a Banana Patch, next to the national forest, within hearing of a cascading mountain stream? If so, this is your fantasy come true. Banana Patch is a little bit of the South Pacific in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, 35 minutes north of Asheville.
Hidden deep in a secluded mountain cove in the Pisgah National Forest, 35 minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina, Banana Patch at Mountain Light Sanctuary is a magical gateway into the world of nature. Bordered by two cascading creeks and ringed by the highest mountains in the eastern USA, it holds an energy and an ambiance which are nothing short of magical.
Banana Patch is your gateway to adventure: whether rock climbing, mountain biking, a nearby zip line adventure, exploring pioneer and Cherokee historical sites, waterfalls and mountain tops, or exploring hundreds of miles of trails meandering through the half million acres of National Forest - or just some time to chill, this is the place.
Adjacent facilities at Mountain Light Sanctuary (common kitchen, bathrooms, etc. are available to all guests. Bus station and airport pickup with a grocery stop is available for a fee. More information is available at www.mtnlightsanctuary.com
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast Not Included
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Linen Not Included
- Outdoor Terrace
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Cash only accepted as payment upon arrival
Check in: 11 am
Check out: 3 pm
Minimum night stay: 2
Please plan to arrive before dark. You will receive a personal confirmation along with the directions and contact info. We are not set up for credit cards. We only accept cash and personal checks on US banks.
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Banana Patch is located six miles from Barnardsville, North Carolina, 35 minutes north and east of Asheville.
Specific directions are provided with your reservation confirmation
Driving directions to Barnardsville, NC, USA from
1. Head southeast on Marcellus St toward Merrimon Ave 118 ft
2. Turn right onto Merrimon Ave 184 ft
3. Slight right onto the Interstate 240 W ramp 0.2 mi
4. Merge onto I-240 W 0.6 mi
5. Take exit 4A for U.S. 19 N/U.S. 23 N/U.S. 70 W/Interstate 26 toward Weaverville/Woodfin 0.2 mi
6. Merge onto I-26 W/US-19 N/US-23 N/US-70 W
Continue to follow I-26 W/US-19 N/US-23 N12.1 mi
7. Take exit 15 for N Carolina 197 toward Jupiter/Barnardsville 0.2 mi
8. Turn right onto N Carolina 197 N/Barnardsville Hwy 6.0 mi
9. Turn right onto Dillingham Rd 118 ft
Specific directions are provided with your reservation confirmation. Asheville is a very special city; a jewel in the heart of the mountains of western North Carolina and one of the most the most progressive cities in the south. It has been called the Sedona of the east because of its spiritual energy and the San Francisco of the East because of it\\\'s vibrant diver