Bold Rock Mills River Cidery

Three Reasons You Need to Visit the Bold Rock Mills River Cidery Soon

If you like hard cider and you’re looking for a great day trip to take from Chimney Rock you should learn more about the Bold Rock Mills River Cidery in Mills River, North Carolina. This unique destination offers a fascinating experience just 35 minutes from our inn. While you can find Bold Rock’s best brews in South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and many other states, a visit to the Mills River Cidery will allow you to sample straight from the source in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Touring local cideries is just one great thing to do on a Western North Carolina vacation. Request a copy of our free Vacation Guide today for our best recommendations for dining, shopping, attractions, outdoor activities, and more! 

Top Three Reasons to Visit the Bold Rock Mills River Cidery in North Carolina 


With years of experience (and a little bit of mad science), Bold Rock creates a wide range of exceptional hard ciders. As the biggest craft cider maker in the Carolinas, Bold Rock, has set some incredibly bold standards for its product, only sourcing apples from Henderson County North Carolina. The best way to enjoy the unique flavors that Bold Rock Mills River Cidery has to offer is to do a tasting that includes Bold Rock hard ciders, seltzers, spirits, seltzers, and more!  


Of course, if you’re visiting the cidery you’ll want to find out more about their brewing process. That’s why the facilities complimentary tours will fascinate you! During the tour, you’ll get to see everything from the bottling process to the fermentation process.  


At the Mills River Cidery, diners can enjoy a delicious selection of offerings from the cidery’s permanent food truck. From burgers and smoked platters to French onion dips and smoked turkey wraps, the Bold Rock Mills River Cidery food truck has something for everyone. 


Aside from the fantastic selection of hard ciders, one of our favorite things about Bold Rock is that there are two locations near The Esmeralda Inn! In addition to the Rock Mills location, Bold Rock has a Cidery & Tap Room location open in downtown Asheville. Visiting this spot is ideal if you’d like to adventure in the city and try a few brews. The best part? When you can’t get to one of these iconic cideries, you can always use the Bold Rock Finder to locate your favorite brew!  

Stay Nearby at The Esmeralda Inn 

Do you need a comfortable place to stay so you can enjoy everything our area has to offer? At The Esmeralda, we offer an array of excellent guest rooms and cabins in Western North Carolina. Consider staying in our Mountain View Queen guest room for a cozy atmosphere with inviting furnishings. Get a good night’s rest in your queen-size bed and wake up to colorful views of Chimney Rock State Park. Then, start your day with a fresh, full breakfast made from the best local ingredients. Whether you’re here to check out the cidery, or just sit back and relax, we have accommodations to make your stay special.  

Double Queen

Check our availability and make reservations for a relaxing getaway in the North Carolina Mountains. We hope to see you soon.