For many of us, treasure hunting began in our earlier years as a child. Finding gold coins, that were hopefully filled with chocolate, was the grand prize after following the clues on a treasure map. Retirees have just as much fun antique hunting in the mountains. Perhaps inspired by the television series, the Antique Road Show, the reward can be incredibly valuable. If not inspired by a cash payout, many of us appreciate craftsman shop sometimes dating back centuries.
The plethora of antique shops in the mountain towns in North Carolina have been known to house beautiful treasures. The unique craftsmanship of these old treasures and the satisfaction of finding them is part of the whole thrill of the quest. Antique hunters can find everything from old photographs from centuries ago to antique clocks, precious century old china to vases and rare books. With more time on our hands at retirement, antique treasure hunting makes sense and is an adventurous and enjoyable hobby.
Lenoir is one of the many mountain towns in North Carolina that boasts numerous places to treasure hunt. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounded by scenic NC mountain land, there are many one-of-a-kind places to go antique hunting. In addition to Lenoir, Hickory and Morganton are also intriguing mountain towns who have a host of places to find old and exclusive treasures.
Below is a list of our favorite places to treasure hunt in Lenoir, Hickory and Morganton North Carolina.
Lenoir Antique Hunting
The Rusty Rooster
818 West Ave NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, US
Antique furniture, art and house decor
Vintage Bella Antiques
1224 Connelly Springs Rd, Lenoir, NC 28645, US
Antique dishes, home décor, nik-naks and furniture
Front Porch Antiques Hudson
3634 Hickory Blvd, Hudson, NC 28628, US
Antique furniture, coins, jewelry, plates and cups
Antique Corner Hudson
4535 Lower Cedar Valley Rd, Hudson, NC 28638, US
Antique Furniture for dinning rooms and kitchens
Hickory Antique Hunting
Hickory Antiques Mall
348 U.S. Hwy 70 SW, Hickory, NC 28602, US
Antique cabinets, tables and housewares
Antiques in the Valley
1750 Startown Rd, Hickory, NC 28602, US
Antique knives, coins, guitars, vases, clocks, guns, jewelry and silverware
Old Paths Consignment and Antiques
220 12th St SW, Hickory, NC 28602, US
Find furniture, jewelry and old coins
Springs Road Flea Market
3451 Springs Rd NE, Hickory, NC 28601, US
Stock up on snacks, cereal, juices and cleaning products
Morganton Antique Hunting
Exhauster Rooster Antique Mall
1903 S Sterling St, Morganton, NC 28655, US
Look through antique art, jewelry and vintage collectibles
2580 Nc 18 S, Morganton, NC 28655, US
Antique kitchen ware, cups, and furntiture
Cranberry & Lace
609 S Green St #100, Morganton, NC 28655, US
Furniture, candles, lighting, quilts, furniture, and clothing
The Old Mill Antiques
204 E Main St, Glen Alpine, NC 28628, US
Hrs: 10am-5pm, Sun. 1pm-6pm
Antique and vintage pieces from 20 various antique dealers
Jamestown Flea Market
709 Jamestown Rd, Morganton, NC 28655, United States
Hrs: Sat. and Sun. only, 7am-4pm
Antiques, collectibles, country furniture, jewelry, electronics, clothing & accessories, artwork
Many of the property owners at The Coves Mountain River Club are avid antique hunters. Our gated mountain community is conveniently located in the center of all three of these mountain towns which makes accessing the antique shops, pawn shops and flea markets convenient.
The Coves Mountain River Club is offers spacious NC mountain land and new homes that capture the essence of the great outdoors. Home styles include timber frames, log-style dwellings as well as mountain rustic construction and New England barn inspired architecture.
Today’s home building trends clearly reflect bringing the outdoors in. With large, floor to ceiling windows and amazing structural beams, homes at The Coves are constructed so that natural elements of the foothills blend seamlessly into the home. Part of living at The Coves is maximizing your indoor living with an active outdoor lifestyle to savor nature’s beauty 365 days a year. That is what The Coves Mountain River Club is all about. Come check out how antique collectors in the neighborhood have blended the old world treasures with modern embellishments.
If you’re exploring mountain towns in North Carolina, be sure to spend some time in the foothills where you’ll find mild four season Lenoir weather.
We invite you to visit and treasure hunt with us. Call 828.754.0700 to schedule a tour.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.