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Freeborne's Eatery and Lodge +

14300 Hwy 18 South

Laurel Springs, NC 28644

(336) 359-8008

Lodging

Look no further. Freeborne's Eatery and Lodge is the place you want to be. We are conveniently located 800ft from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 248. Guests enjoy all of the comforts of home in our authentic 1950's style motor lodge. If you have traveling companions then stay in our 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite. We have a rental house, cottages and cabins available.

Restaurant and Bar

Enjoy our chef-designed eclectic American cuisine. Simply put, the best burgers in North Carolina, or try the Appalachian Chicken (featured in Our State Magazine's 100 Foods in 100 Counties you must eat.) Spice things up with our award winning wings or treat yourself to our Certified Angus Beef Rib-eye, grilled to your specific temperature.

After dinner, relax with your favorite cocktail, or grab an ice cold beer while you listen to live music.

Convenience

Country store located on the property with a variety of sundries, bottled drinks, camping and travel accessories. Gas is available within 3 miles.

Motorcycle Friendly!

Witness our weekend transformation into a Motorcycle Enthusiast Hot Spot!!

Visit our website www.Freebornes.com for info on lodging and things to see. For more information and reservations call (336) 359-8008.

Highlights & Happenings

  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • James River & Otter Creek, MP 60-63.8
  • At the lowest elevation along the Parkway, visitors can hike, camp, fish, have a picnic, and see restored Battery Creek Lock from the Kanawha Canal.
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Julian Price Memorial Park, MP 297
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, comprises this popular park and lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks make up the largest developed area set as
  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Hiking Trails
  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blooms & Wildlife Watching
  • Don't forget your cameras and binoculars when visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway! Learn when and where to see blooms along your journey.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 67th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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