There is something special about a small mountain town where the pace is slow. Hot Springs has many rental cabins and other accommodations where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from a porch, soak in a hot mineral tub, relish the quiet or experience a relaxing massage. Being natives of the Western North Carolina mountains, the members of our practice have a special affinity for the rural life that so many locals and tourists come to enjoy in towns like it. But the history of this beautiful town goes back far further than even our roots. It has been a popular resort destination since the early 1800’s. It has long been renowned for its healing mineral springs and scenic mountain setting. Native Americans were the first to discover the 100-plus degree mineral water from which the Town gets its name. Hundreds of years ago, natives often held spiritual ceremonies about five miles down the French Broad River at Paint Rock where some of North Carolina’s best known examples of an American Indian pictograph can still be seen today.
To this day, the town remains a haven for those seeking a relaxing and healthful mountain retreat. Outdoor recreation abounds. Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds are welcome to explore some of the scenic stretches of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which runs down the main street of Town before crossing the French Broad River and climbing back onto the ridgetops. Rafters on the French Broad River can shoot the rapids. Mountain bikers can cruise along wooded paths to open meadows with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. Those seeking time for relaxation can simply savor the area’s incomparable scenery while soaking in hot mineral baths in secluded outdoor tubs at the reopened Hot Springs Spa.
There are so many great things to be said for the relaxing mountain lifestyle that so many enjoy in Hot Springs. Yet, there are a few very important modern amenities that are harder to find in this natural setting. One important need that is difficult to fulfill within the town limits is easy access to expert medical care, and especially to Pediatric care. French Broad Pediatrics is located on North Merrimon Avenue about 6 miles north of downtown Asheville. Our location and expertise makes us an ideal Medical Practice for Hot Springs residents and visitors in need of pediatric care.
If you’re looking for a medical practice that offers pediatric care, call French Broad Pediatrics today at 828-348-8232.