Big Creek Lodge - Whitewater Pisgah

Big Creek Lodge

Big Creek Lodge is an overnight accommodation situated in the heart of the Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest, a world-class recreation destination with a wide array of activities including hiking, trail running, mountain biking, fly fishing, climbing, and gravel cycling.

Big Creek Lodge sits on six acres adjacent to the North Mills River Recreation Area within the Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest.

The property features direct access to the North Mills River and Rocky Fork for fishing and exploring, in addition to direct access to the Trace Ridge and North Mills River trail heads. Guests can connect out the front door to hundreds of miles of singletrack for hiking, backpacking, and mountain biking.

The Lodge is located within 30 minutes of downtown Asheville and Brevard, including a wide range of breweries, galleries and restaurants, in addition to numerous other destinations in Western North Carolina.



Big Creek Lodge

5289 N Mills River Road
Mills River, NC 28759

Location Information

The Lodge

Big Creek Lodge can house up to 12 guests comfortably. The home includes a full kitchen, screened-in front porch, multiple fireplaces, and congregation areas.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3


Full kitchen


Private parking

Air conditioning

Hair Dryer

Flat screen TVs

Bike storage

Outdoor firepit

Wood burning stove



Starting at $450 per night plus tax and cleaning fee. Two night minimum required.


Situated on six acres, Big Creek Lodge is located inside of Pisgah National Forest and is bordered by the North Mills River, Rocky Fork Creek, and Yellow Gap Road. The accommodation features a stocked fishing pond, trail head access, a bike storage and maintenance facility, outdoor fire pits, and open fields on both sides of Yellow Gap Road for programming and private events.


Fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, paddling and climbing are just a few ways to experience Pisgah National Forest and Western North Carolina.

Public Assets


Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest is comprised of over 500,000 acres of forest housing hundreds of miles of trails, fishing streams, and whitewater rivers. Learn more at U.S. Forest Service.


North Mills River Recreation Area

The North Mills River Recreation Area is nestled in Pisgah National Forest's  Ranger District adjacent to Big Creek Lodge. Discover access to mountain biking, running and hiking trails, gravel roads, and fly fishing streams. To learn more, visit the U.S. Forest Service.


Dupont State Recreational Forest

DuPont State Recreational Forest offers a vast network of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and running on over 10,000 acres of land. The forest is home to numerous waterfalls, fishing streams, and expansive woodlands for hunting. For more information visit North Carolina Forest Service.



What accommodations are available through Whitewater Pisgah?

Whitewater currently offers Big Creek Lodge as an accommodation option. The Lodge is a single family residence within the Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest.

Can I book accommodations in-person at Big Creek Lodge?

Whitewater does not currently offer any walk up bookings at Big Creek Lodge. All guests must inquire about desired dates to stay at the facility by utilizing the online Accommodations Inquiry Form or contacting Guest Services at (704) 391-3900.

Is Big Creek Lodge open to the public?

Big Creek Lodge and the adjoining private property can only be accessed after securing a reservation through Whitewater. Contact the booking team through the Accommodations Inquiry Form.

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