The Inn on Front Street is walking distance to historic Broad Street and Center Street, which feature great local shops, restaurants, live music, award-winning local micro-breweries, and more. Located two blocks from the Statesville Civic Center, and the Federal Court House.
Where to Eat There are a number of wonderful options in Downtown Statesville, but just to mention a few:
220 Cafe- A quaint, award-winning restaurant that offers contemporary American cuisine. Their menu covers the full spectrum, including healthier options, and they source locally when possible - so much to choose from and their chefs are exceptional. They also have a very nice wine selection.
Broad St. Burger Co is a 2-level restaurant, offering very good craft burgers (including black bean burger options), wraps, salads, as well as a great selection of national and local beers. Live music is often playing on weekends.
Many restaurants in Downtown Statesville (including all the above) offer outdoor seating as well!
Thirsty? If you're interested in exploring the local craft beer scene, be sure to visit Red Buffalo Brewing Co, as well as Fourth Creek Brewing Co - both offer an *exceptional* selection of top-quality beers, including special seasonal beers that you are sure to enjoy! Both feature live music frequently. Another place with a great vibe is Wine Maestro. In addition to many delicious wines from all over the world, they carry hundreds of craft and imported brews, a vast selection of cheeses and other wine and beer friendly snacks. A really nice atmosphere, live music from time to time, and also offers outdoor seating options.
Looking for a charming local coffee shop? Look no further: Check out Lake Mountain Coffee. It's found inside a beautiful historic building that is a *must see*. They roast their own beans locally, and are a full service coffee house. Plenty of seating is available across 2 levels, and they also have nice selection of teas, pastries, gifts and wines available.
Gift shopping? Visit gg's. In addition to a huge variety of well-known gift brands, gg's represents local and regional artisans, including a wonderful selection of handmade pottery. From beautiful handmade stained glass, local authors, artwork, hand-painted scarves and handmade jewelry, gg's will certainly have a number of things for that special person you're shopping for (and you!).
ALL the places above are in the heart of historic Downtown Statesville, and just a short 5-10 min walk away from The Inn on Front Street!
Things to do
Statesville Historical Collection Take a trip back in time, over 250 years of Statesville and Iredell County artifacts, memorabilia and ephemera are included in this exciting and educational exhibit. Hundreds of photographs from the 1870's to the 1970's. Admission is free. Located in downtown Statesville, 212 North Center Street. M-F 12-5
Hiddenite Gem mines Enjoy the beauty and quietness of this site. Spend time sluicing for beautiful stones in their natural mineral state. 828-632-3394
Darshana Hall Plantation Once the largest plantation in Iredell County, built in 1873 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours by reservation only. 704-872-3608
North Carolina Transportation Museum Located in Spencer North Carolina, discover the people and machines that moved North Carolina. Train museum, train ride and much more. 704-636-2889
Zootastic Park of Lake Norman A visit to Zootastic Park is exciting for all, it is both fun and educational. Get close to exotic animals. 704-245-6446
Lazy 5 Ranch Drive through zoo which features over 700 animals from around the world. 704-663-5100