The County Seat of Polk County

Columbus, NC is a gracious little town of neighbors and friends. We love showing guests around, showing off our businesses and attractions. Come for a day, a romantic weekend or longer. You’ll appreciate our history and hospitality. We appreciate your visit.

Along with our Events and Downtown Walking Tour you will find even more things to do here in Columbus.


Black Bear Adventures – for the serious cycle enthusiast

DeerHaven Hills Farm – A blueberry & muscadine grape farm, visit by appointment only

Green Creek Pottery – Doug Dacey’s fine porcelain, from functional pieces to architectural sculptures

Green Creek Winery –  First in the world to produce the revolutionary Chardonnay Rosso in 2007

Overmountain Vineyard & Winery – Family run with handcrafted French-style wines,

Parker Binns Vineyard & Winery – Weekly music events and annual festivals at The Barn.

Russian Chapel Hills Winery – Vineyards surrounding the beautiful St. Anna Chapel

Shunkawauken Falls – A unique roadside 150-foot tall waterfall you can actually drive over.


The Butterfly Creek Inn – A romantic getaway tucked on 550 acres of conservation land

Cottage at Pirate’s Cove – Vacation rental cabin in 53 wooded acres

Days Inn Columbus – A pet-friendly hotel

Pine Shadows Chalet – Vacation rental, cabin

Regalo Farm – Vacation rental, private apartment on an equestrian property

Rosewood Chalet – Vacation rental, family oriented


The Brick Pizzeria – Pizza, calzones and other Italian favorites.

Calvert’s Kitchen – An American family style restaurant

Cocula Mexican Grill – Mexican cuisine

El Campesino – Mexican cuisine

Giardini Trattoria – Farm to table Italian, locally sourced ingredients

Heavenly Hotdogs – Fast food, Old fashion hotdogs, hamburgers, corndogs, sandwiches, fresh cut fries and more.

The Ice Cream Barn – Ice cream & sandwiches

Joy Wok II – Asian cuisine

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) – Fast food, fried chicken

Larkin’s Carolina Grill – Bar and Grill, American cuisine

McDonald’s – Fast food, burgers

Mountain View BBQ and Deli – Authentic BBQ, cooked low and slow, salads & more

Openroad Coffee Roastery – Coffee, pastries, local sourced organic ingredients

The Rural Seed – Farm to table, local sourced organic ingredients

Southern Manners – Breakfast, lunch, deli, bakery

Subway – Fast food, sandwiches & salads

Taco Bell – Fast food, Mexican food

Waffle House – American dinner fare, all day breakfast

Wolverine Pizza – Fast food, pizza – (828) 894-5252

Wendy’s – Fast food, burgers


Beneficial Foods Natural Food Market – An organic grocery store

The Flower Cottage – Not only a historic stop on the walking tour but a fully operational florist & gift shop

The Garden Patch – A hometown nursery and garden center

Purrrfect Bark – Qualilty pet foods & accessories

Re-Ride Consignment Tack – Equestrian consignment store

Second Chance Thrift Store – Thrift store


A Cut Above – Beauty Salon

Columbus ABC Store – Spirits, liquors, beer & wine

First Peak Visitor Center – Vistor Information for all of Polk County

Hair Associates – Beauty salon

The Hair Den – Beauty salon – (828) 859-5757

J-K Nails – Nail Salon, manicure & pedicure

Karma Salon and Boutique – Beauty salon

Lovely Lady Styling Salon – Beauty salon

My Gym – Gym Health and Fitness Facility

Paul’s Barber Shop – Barber Shop – (828) 817-4598

PRO-Physical Therapy, Inc. – Health and Fitness Facility

Studio Z Hair & Nail Spa – Beauty Salon

Town & Country Salon – Beauty Salon – (828) 894-8003

Uptown Girl Hair Salon – Beauty Salon