Carolina Memorial Sanctuary Location
195 Blessed Way
Mills River, North Carolina 28759
For mapping use:
2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd
Mills River, NC 28759
We are located in the Asheville Area of Western North Carolina, in Mills River, between Asheville and Hendersonville. We are 5 minutes from the Asheville Airport and just a stones throw away from the Sierra Nevada Brewery. We share a driveway with Unity of the Blue Ridge (Blessed Way), which is located at 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd, Mills River, NC 28759.
IMPORTANT – There’s a high likelihood that your mapping app, including GPS and Google Maps, will take you the wrong way if you type in “Carolina Memorial Sanctuary” or “195 Blessed Way.” If you are using a mapping system to find us, search for “2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd, Mills River, NC 28759.” To avoid getting lost, either print the pdf below with written instructions, or read the following paragraphs carefully.
We are technically located at 195 Blessed Way, which is located off of Old Fanning Bridge Road. Once you turn onto Old Fanning Bridge Road, keep an eye out for Blessed Way. Do not turn on any other road. In addition to a sign that reads “Blessed Way,” you will also see a sign for Unity Church and Carolina Memorial Sanctuary.
Parking + Entrance:
Once you turn onto Blessed Way, you will see a succession of gravel parking lots on your left. You will want to park in the very last gravel parking lot on the left, which is where the entrance to Carolina Memorial Sanctuary is located. Please do not park at Unity of the Blue Ridge. After you park, you will find stone steps which lead into the Sanctuary. Feel free to explore!
Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Business Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Carolina Memorial Sanctuary is a public park and is great for picnics and walks with family, friends, and dogs. Driving by will not give you an accurate sense of our beautiful property, so we encourage you to walk around and explore.