The Celo Inn bed and breakfast is nestled in the heart of the South Toe River valley, 8 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 50 miles from Asheville, North Carolina. You can find us using the map and driving directions below. Be advised, GPS systems may lead you astray!
FROM ASHEVILLE AIRPORT – 1 hour, 10 minutes
Exit the airport and turn left, heading north on Airport Road. Use the left lane to turn onto the ramp for I-26 W to Asheville.
After 10 miles, keep RIGHT at the fork to merge onto I-26 W/I-240 E towards Asheville. Move into the left-most lane. Take Exit 4, a LEFT exit, onto I-26 W/US-19/US-23. Signs are marked for Weaverville.
Take Exit 9 and turn RIGHT on US-19 N toward Burnsville/Spruce Pine. 4 miles past Burnsville, turn RIGHT at a stoplight for Micaville Loop. There will be a sign for Mount Mitchell. After a quarter mile, turn RIGHT onto NC-80 S. Go 6.5 miles.
Turn LEFT on Seven Mile Ridge Road. The inn will be immediately on the LEFT.
FROM CHARLOTTE AIRPORT – 2 hours, 15 minutes
Exit Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport via Josh Birmingham Pkwy to Billy Graham Pkwy N. Follow Billy Graham Pkwy to I-85, take I-85 S from right lane. Alternatively (from remote parking or rental car return), exit the airport via Little Rock Rd to I-85 S.
Once on I-85 S proceed to Gastonia. Take Exit 17 and turn LEFT on US-321 N. Take Exit 43B to I-40 W. Once on I-40 W, follow directions below for “From the East.”
FROM THE EAST
Most GPS instructions will direct you to take NC-80 N up the mountain from Marion. This is an extremely steep and winding road, and we recommend this safer alternative that only adds a couple minutes to your drive:
From I- 40 W, take Exit 86 for NC-226. Turn RIGHT off the exit ramp and follow NC-226 N past Marion. Continue straight onto US-221 N. After 12 miles, turn LEFT onto NC-226 N.
Follow NC-226 N up the mountain, taking a sharp right to stay on NC-226 N when you reach the Eastern Continental Divide and the Blue Ridge Parkway. After another 5 miles, turn LEFT onto US-19E S. After 8.5 miles turn LEFT onto NC-80 S at the Micaville Loop. After 0.25 miles, turn LEFT again to stay on NC-80 S. Follow NC-80 S for 6.5 miles.
Turn LEFT onto Seven Mile Ridge Road. The inn will be immediately on the LEFT.
FROM THE SOUTH
Follow directions above for “From Asheville Airport” after joining I-26 W.
FROM THE NORTH
Follow I-81 S into Tennessee. Take Exit 57A for I-26 E/US-23 S toward Johnson City. Follow this into North Carolina, then take Exit 9 for US-19 N for Burnsville/Spruce Pine. 4 miles past Burnsville, turn RIGHT at a stoplight for Micaville Loop. There will be a sign for Mount Mitchell. After a quarter mile, turn right onto NC-80 S. Go 6.5 miles. Turn LEFT on Seven Mile Ridge Road. The inn will be immediately on the LEFT.
FROM THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Exit at Buck Creek Gap, Milepost 344. At the base of the off ramp, take a left onto NC-80 N. After 7.8 miles, turn RIGHT on Seven Mile Ridge Road. The inn will be immediately on the LEFT.
Please note that parts of the Parkway are closed seasonally due to snow and ice. Click here for information on current Parkway closures. Closures between Mileposts 330 (NC-226, Spruce Pine) and 382 (Folk Art Center just east of Asheville) affect us most directly.