Bat Cave is an unincorporated community in Henderson County. The community is named after the nearby cave which is inhabited by several species of bats.
Bat Cave, The Village of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure are close together with a total combined distance of 8 miles. They are on Hwy 64/Main Street. The Bat Cave Community is small, a few businesses, but mostly homes.
Bat Cave is the largest known granite fissure cave in North America. The main chamber is a dark cathedral more than 300 feet long and approximately 85 feet high. (to protect the bats, the cave is closed to visitors.) Fissure caves are formed by rock splits, boulder movements, and other motions of the earth, while most other caves are formed by water dissolving and abrading rock.
Old Cider Mill – actual working cider press mill. They have been pressing cider over 35 years. Gift shop has hand crafted items from local artists and the owner. The building was built in the early 1900s and housed the 1st original Bat Cave Post Office. At the intersection of Highways 64 & 74.
Hip Hen – antiques & collectibles- nice lady runs the shop. Hwy 64
A Touch In Time – antiques – Hwy 64
Bat Cave Apple House – Hwy 64