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Driving Directions to Bend of Ivy Lodge

 

From Asheville:
From I-240, take Exit 4A for Rts. 19/23 North and I-26 West toward Weaverville. Go about 8 miles, then take Exit 19A for Rts. 25/70 North to Marshall. Circle around ramp, and go north on 25/70, measuring 5.5 miles from the traffic light. Turn right on Oak Grove Rd. (at the bottom of a long downgrade; second right after Jupiter Rd.) Follow Oak Grove Rd about a mile to a stop sign. Look across the road, to the left of the church parking lot, for a big black mailbox and large sign. You’re here, at our driveway!  Enter our gravel driveway, enjoy the beautiful view on the right of the mountains and Mt. Mitchell, and follow signs.

From Asheville Airport:
Leaving airport exit, take a left at the light onto Airport Rd. Go about 1/2 mile, and take I-26 West through Asheville, passing Exit 3, and getting in the left lane as you cross the French Broad River. Take Exit 4A on the left for US 19/23 North and I-26 West towards Weaverville. Follow the “from Asheville” directions above.

From Hickory, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Raleigh:
Take I-40 West to exit 53 (I-240 West) for Asheville. Pass the three downtown exits, then take Exit 4A to US 19/23 North and I-26 West towards Weaverville. Follow the “from Asheville” directions above.

From Charlotte:
Take I-85 South to Rt. 74 to I-26 West towards Asheville. Take I-26 West through Asheville, passing Exit 3, and getting in the left lane as you cross the French Broad River. Take Exit 4A on the left for US 19/23 North and I-26 West towards Weaverville. Follow the “from Asheville” directions above.

From Atlanta:
Take I-85 North to I-185 near Greenville to Rt. 25 through Traveler’s Rest to I-26 West towards Asheville. Take I-26 through Asheville, passing Exit 3, and getting in the left lane as you cross the French Broad River. Take Exit 4A on the left for US 19/23 North and I-26 West towards Weaverville. Follow the “from Asheville” directions above.

From Knoxville:
Take I-40 to Exit 432 for Newport. The ramp will merge into Rts. 25/70. Follow 25/70 through downtown Newport, over the mountains, into North Carolina, through Hot Springs, and past Marshall on 25/70 Bypass (do not take 25/70 Business into Marshall.) After Marshall, watch for 25/70 turning to four lanes, immediately followed by an intersection with Rt. 251. Measure 2.5 miles from this intersection. Turn left on Oak Grove Rd. (immediately after crossing a bridge.) Go to the stop sign, take a left, and then an immediate right into the Lodge driveway.

From East Tennessee and Virginia

Take I-26 East from Johnson City over the mountains, and towards Asheville.  Take Exit 15 for Jupiter/Barnardsville.  At end of ramp, turn right, and drive 3.0 miles on Jupiter Rd.  At sharp left curve with “Yield” sign, turn right on Eller Ford Rd.  Drive 1.3 miles.  Immediately after Oak Grove Baptist Church, turn right into Lodge driveway.