Directions

How did people ever get by without their trusty GPS? Below are listed directions from all regional well-known hubs. We strongly suggest that you let go of the urge to plug in our address to you go-there-box and carefully follow the directions that we have provided. Not only will you be paying more attention to the beautiful drive, it is also the only guaranteed way to get here without becoming lost. Be sure to watch out for Squirrels, they don’t see so well around here.

From Charlotte NC – Drive time: 2 hr 45 min
Take I-85 to I-77 N to I-40 West to exit 86 for Marion/Hwy. 226. Turn right off of the exit ramp. Hwy. 226 turns into Hwy. 221 North. Continue on 221 North through Marion and all the way up the mountain until you have gone approximately 2 miles past Linville Falls. Turn left onto NC Hwy 194 (4 miles long). Turn Right at stop sign onto Hwy 19E N and Blind Squirrel Brewery & Lodge is 5 miles on Left.

From Asheville NC – Drive time: 1 hr 15 min
Take I-26 West and continue approximately 3 miles past Mars Hill and take exit for Hwy 19E North towards Burnsville/Spruce Pine. Stay on 19E North all the way through Burnsville and Spruce Pine. The Blind Squirrel Brewery & Lodge is approx. 12 miles past Spruce Pine on the Left.

From Greenville SC – Drive time: 2 hrs 30 min
Take I-85 North to Chesnee/221 North exit. Continue on 221 North through Rutherfordton, Marion, and up the mountain. After an ascent up the mountain continue approximately 2 miles past Linville Falls and turn Left at gas station onto NC Hwy 194 (4 miles long). Turn Right at stop sign onto Hwy 19E North and Blind Squirrel Brewery & Lodge is 5 miles on Left.

From Elizabethton TN – Drive time: 50 min
Take NC Hwy 19E South. Approx. 2 miles past Elk Park turn Right (in Cranberry, NC) to stay on NC Hwy 19E South towards Spruce Pine and continue 11 miles into Plumtree. Blind Squirrel Brewery & Lodge is on the Right 3/10 mile past Post Office.

From Blowing Rock – Drive time: 50 min
Take the Blue Ridge Parkway South and take Linville Falls/NC Hwy 221 exit. Turn Right onto Hwy 221 North and continue for 1 mile and turn left onto Hwy 194 (4 miles long). Turn Right at stop sign onto Hwy 19E North and Blind Squirrel Brewery & Lodge is 5 miles on Left.

From Banner Elk, NC – Drive time: 30 min
Take NC Hwy 194 South past Lees McRae College 6.7 miles to Elk Park. At T intersection, turn left onto NC Hwy 19E South. Go 1/4 mile, turn right, (in Cranberry, NC) and continue on Hwy 19E South for 11 miles. The Blind Squirrel Brewery & Lodge is 3/10 mile past the Plumtree Post Office on your right as soon as you cross the bridge over the North Toe River.

From Boone, NC – Drive time: 55 min
Take NC Hwy 105 South 16 miles through Foscoe, through Tynecastle (where McDonalds is on the left), and into Linville where you will turn right at the the traffic signal onto Hwy 181 (Linville Post Office is on your right). Continue on Hwy 181 4.5 miles and turn right at the traffic signal onto Hwy 194 (CVS Pharmacy is on your right). Take NC Hwy 194 North out of town and continue 3 miles past Mountain Glen Golf Course and Turn Left onto Hwy 19E in Cranberry, NC. Continue on Hwy 19E Southbound for 11 miles. The Blind Squirrel Brewery & Lodge is 3/10 mile past the Plumtree Post Office on your right as soon as you cross the bridge over the North Toe River.

From Newland, NC – Drive time: 20 min
Take NC Hwy 194 North out of town and continue 3 miles past Mountain Glen Golf Course and turn Left onto Hwy 19E in Cranberry, NC. Continue on Hwy 19E Southbound for 11 miles. The Blind Squirrel Brewery & Lodge is 3/10 mile past the Plumtree Post Office on your right as soon as you cross the bridge over the North Toe River.