Last Updated on June 7, 2023
Great mountain towns deserve to be thoroughly explored, one (furry) foot in front of the other. And by knowing the right places beforehand, it’s easy to bring your dog along. Flat Rock, NC is one local town that’s full of paw-some spots that both you and your best friend will not soon fur-get.
No need to hound us for more information. Here is your complete list of dog-friendly places in Flat Rock, NC.
Dog-friendly restaurants and bakeries in Flat Rock, NC
Treat your pet to a day on the town! There are plenty of pet-friendly restaurants and bakeries in Flat Rock, NC that offer outdoor seating for you and a wonderful atmosphere for your top dog.
Campfire Grill is a casual eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. Locals and visitors hang out, enjoy great drinks and food, and learn about what has brought many to Flat Rock over the years—great area summer camps. The menu features a variety of salads, sandwiches, burgers, wings, and delicious Southern sides. Save room for a s’mores skillet for dessert!
2770 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock | (828) 595-9849 | campfiregrillnc.com
Flat Rock Village Bakery
At Flat Rock Village Bakery, everything is made from scratch daily. Bakers use only organic flour, sugar, and eggs, and they source fruit and produce locally whenever possible. Treat yourself to sweet and savory pastries, brick-oven breads, wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, soups, and more! The outdoor deck offers a relaxed environment and is very dog-friendly.
2710 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock | (828) 693-1313 | villagebakerync.com
Flat Rock Wood Room
Looking for good food that will please everyone in the group? This eclectic smokehouse serves wood-fired pizzas, pit-cooked BBQ, paninis, and burgers in a casual setting. Their outdoor porch is open and very dog friendly. They’ve also been known to provide fresh water and a bowl for dog food. Save room for Mommalaine’s baked cheesecake!
1501 Greenville Highway, Hendersonville | (828) 435-1391 | flatrockwoodroom.com
Honey and Salt
Eat well and be well at Honey and Salt. The restaurant and bakery offers farm-to-table breakfast and lunch, sourced locally and organically. Morning standards and unique breakfast skillets share a menu with seasonal lunch specials. Their bakehouse offers biscuits, breads, granola, and other specialties made fresh daily. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.
2730 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock | (828) 676-8322 | honeyandsaltnc.com
Hubba Hubba Smokehouse
Hubba Hubba offers great barbecue and a place to meet with friends, old and new. Located on Flat Rock’s Little Rainbow Row, you and your pet will feel right at home on their outdoor courtyard, complete with flower gardens and free-range chickens. From sandwiches and plates to BBQ by the pound, such good looking food will make you wanna say…. Well, you know.
2724 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock | (828) 694-3551 | hubbahubbasmokehouse.com
Best Flat Rock-area parks, hiking, and outdoor adventures for dogs
Speak softly and carry a big stick … for your dog to chase! There are myriad places to get outdoors with your dog in Flat Rock, NC. Here are a few of our favorites.
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
The 264-acre Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Carl Sandburg, the prominent American author, historian, and social activist. Admission is free to enter the park, access the bookstore and information on the ground floor of the Sandburg Home, walk the 5+ miles of hiking trails, and visit the farm and dairy goats. There is a fee for the house tour. Dogs are not permitted in any buildings. Make sure to have Fido named a “Bark Ranger” while you are there!
1800 Little River Road, Flat Rock | (828) 693-4178 | nps.gov/carl
East Flat Rock Park
This 7.93-acre dog-friendly public park is a great place to bring your pet in Flat Rock. The park features two rentable spaces on the property: one picnic shelter and one gazebo. Open to the public are a playground, swings, a quarter-mile paved walking trail, and restrooms. The back area includes more walking trails and recreational fields.
107 Blue Ridge Road, East Flat Rock | hendersoncountync.gov/recreation/page/east-flat-rock-park
Marked Tree Vineyard
This small boutique vineyard winery has a tasting room located on the continental divide near Flat Rock. Marked Tree is a point along the road, a moment to reflect, a marker in life—and that ethos is instilled into their wines. Pets must be on leash and in designated areas only. Pets are not permitted in the tasting room or on the porches. Please no pets on event days.
623 Deep Gap Road, Flat Rock | (828) 513-3773 | markedtreevineyard.com
The Park at Flat Rock
The Park at Flat Rock is open from dawn to dusk year round. The park is currently in the development stage, and portions of the park may be closed to the public at times, so please obey all construction zone instructions. Dogs are welcome as long as they stay on a leash at all times.
55 Highland Golf Drive, Flat Rock | (828) 435-0397 | flatrocknc.govoffice3.com
Sky Top Orchard
Offering both U-pick or they-pick apples, Sky Top Orchard welcomes dogs to join in the fun! Sky Top features panoramic mountain views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with a wide variety of animals, a bamboo forest to explore, and lots of additional picnic areas throughout their fragrant apple and fruit trees. Dogs on leash are welcome throughout the orchard, except in the fruit stand.
1193 Pinnacle Mountain Road, Flat Rock | (828) 692-7930 | skytoporchard.com
Veterinary and other pet services in Flat Rock, NC
Man’s best friend deserves the best treatment. Here are our favorite pet trainers, services, and veterinary professionals in Flat Rock, NC.
A Dog’s Night Inn
Connected to A Dog’s Day Out, Hendersonville’s “indoor and outdoor” doggie daycare and grooming facility, A Dog’s Night Inn offers boarding and daycare for area pets. With over 8,000 square feet under roof, they are a full-service operation that pampers your pet throughout their stay. The facility features full-size runs with indoor and outdoor space, large suites that can accommodate one or more pets, and large outdoor exercise areas in a peaceful country setting.
227 Lane Road, Flat Rock | (828) 595-9809 | adogsdayoutnc.com/boarding
Fetch Dog Daycare & Boarding
Fetch takes caring for your pets very seriously. The owner has more than 40 years’ experience with dogs and staff are trained in dog behavior and body language to stop problems before they occur. Whether you are heading out of town for the day or a few weeks, you can rely on their staff to give your pets plenty of kisses and belly rubs.
93 McCall Street, Flat Rock | (828) 435-9141 | fetchdogdaycare.com
Paw Pleasers Pet Resort
Paw Pleasers Pet Resort is a full-service pet boarding facility. They provide a healthy and positive boarding experience in a professional, clean, and low-stress environment. Using a humane and professional approach, all pets under their care are treated with kindness and consideration for their comfort and safety. Paw Pleasers also strives to maintain high standards by continuing their education in the pet industry.
340 Felmet Road, Flat Rock | (828) 692-5277 | mypawpleasers.com
Red Barn Kennel
Established in 2004, Red Barn Kennel is a family-run business offering boarding for dogs and cats. Their 60-acre facility has 30 large indoor-outdoor runs and access to three large grass exercise yards. Also fully heated and air-conditioned, they offer premium service for all pets. Your pets get to enjoy being in the country, but you enjoy the convenience of being close to town. N.C.D.A. certified.
1003 Airport Road, Flat Rock | (828) 692-1080 | facebook.com/RED-BARN-KENNEL
Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital
WCRAH offers full primary veterinary services, as well as emergency and critical care for cats and dogs in Flat Rock. The hospital provides preventive and routine veterinary services to keep your pets healthy and well into their golden years. They are also always open for urgent and emergency care, so you can rest assured that you’ll see a familiar face if the unexpected happens.
205 N Highland Lake Road, Flat Rock | (828) 697-7767 | wcrah.com
Make Flat Rock your year-round fur-ever home!
Home to around 3,300 residents, the Village of Flat Rock has long been called “The Little Charleston of the Mountains.” Once a summer oasis for the affluent from the South Carolina Lowcountry, today the entire district is on the National Register of Historic Places. And Flat Rock is still as charming as ever! Art studios, specialty shops, and unique entertainment opportunities fill the village. Many people come to enjoy Flat Rock’s history, tradition, and beauty—and many choose to stay!
Does that sound like the perfect lifestyle for you and your furry friend? Find your dream home in Flat Rock now!