Directions & Lodging

Lodging:

Stay right at the start in one of the beautiful cabins available at Leatherwood Mountains Resort

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Directions:

Leatherwood Mountains Resort 512 Meadow Road, Ferguson, NC 28624

Do not rely on MapQuest/Google Maps/Bing or your car’s GPS: they can send you on a one way dead end forest road or try to cut through a gated community.

Don’t hesitate to call Leatherwood if you are trying to find your way.  CALL US! (800)4NC-MTNS

Vicinity Map - Click on this link for a good area map

From Lenoir (US 321 and points South) - AT LEAST 60 MINUTES

  • take NC 18 north 9 miles
  • turn left on Grandin Road 6 miles
  • turn Right on Hwy 268 EAST & go approximately 2 miles
  • turn Left on Elk Creek Road (watch for the Leatherwood sign) & go 6 miles
  • Leatherwood is on the right.

From Wilkesboro (US 421 and points East) - AT LEAST 35 MINUTES

  • take Exit 286B (Wilkes Community College exit) off US 421
  • take NC 268 West 16 miles (past Warrior Creek)
  • turn right on Elk Creek/Darby Road 6 miles
  • Leatherwood is on the left

From Boone (US 421 and points West) – AT LEAST 45 MINUTES

  • CAUTION – Steep, road with tight switchbacks and long unpaved sections
  • In case of severe weather or if pulling a trailer, follow directions from Wilkesboro
  • take US 421 east (or south) 2 miles from NC 105 Extension
  • take a right at the light onto Old 421 east (south) go 1.7 miles
  • turn right through tunnel under Parkway on winding Elk Creek Road go 12 miles
  • turn left on Elk Creek Darby Road 1 mile.
  • Leatherwood is on the left.

From Blowing Rock - GIVE YOURSELF AT LEAST 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

  • take US 321 South towards Lenoir approximately 13 miles
  • turn Left on Hwy 268 EAST & go approximately 14 miles
  • turn Left on Elk Creek Road (watch for the Leatherwood sign) & go 6 miles
  • Leatherwood is on the right.

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