Area Attractions

There is so much to do in our town that it is almost impossible to list it all.  For a good overview of the activities available to you in Asheville we are happy to refer you to two excellent (and compendious) websites: www.romanticasheville.com and www.exploreasheville.com

At the same time, we enjoy doing many of the same activities as our guests and we are happy to help you out with specific suggestions!

The following is a list of activities and locations we recommend along with links to blog posts with more information about what you can expect.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic and Cultural

The Biltmore Estate: http://www.biltmore.com

Asheville Historic Trolley tours: http://www.ashevilletrolleytours.com

Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville: http://www.graylineasheville.com

Thomas Wolfe Memorial: http://www.wolfememorial.com

Asheville Downtown Gallery Association: http://www.ashevilledowntowngalleries.org/members.html

The North Carolina Arboretum: http://www.ncarboretum.org/

Our Latest Historic & Cultural Adventures

Theater

Diana Wortham Theater: http://www.dwtheatre.com

Shakespeare in the Park: http://www.montfordparkplayers.org

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater: http://www.sartplays.org

Asheville Community Theater: http://www.ashevilletheatre.org

Our Latest Nights Out at the Theater

 

Uniquely Asheville

The Asheville Tourists (Single A Baseball): http://asheville.tourists.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t573

Asheville Food Tours: http://www.ashevillefoodtours.com

Yadkin Valley Wine Tour: http://www.yadkinwinetours.com

Farmer’s Market: http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/asheville/

Hickory Nut Gap Farm: http://www.hickorynutgapfarm.com

Tailgate Markets: http://www.buyappalachian.org/filter/group/tailgate (Spring through Summer)

LaZoom Tour Company (Comedy and Art Tours of Asheville): http:// www.lazoomtours.com

Asheville Hot Air Balloons:  http://www.ashevillehotairballoons.com

Asheville Brewery Tour:  http://ashevillebrewerytours.com/

Shopping: http://www.exploreasheville.com/what-to-do/shopping/index.aspx

Grove Arcade: http://www.grovearcade.com

Biltmore Village: http://www.biltmorevillage.com

Adorn Salon & Boutique:  http://www.adornsalonandboutique.com

Restaurants

Asheville Independent Restaurant Association: http://airasheville.org

Nightlife

Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues:

French Broad Chocolate Lounge: http://www.frenchbroadchocolates.com

Sante Wine Bar: http://www.santewinebar.com

The Grey Eagle:

The Orange Peel: http://www.theorangepeel.net

Day Spas

The Secret Spa: http://www.thesecretspa.com

Sensibilities: http://www.sensibilities-spa.com

Shoji Retreat:

Around Asheville: Outdoor Sports and Activities

Chimney Rock: http://www.chimneyrockpark.com

Asheville Cycling:

Blue Ridge Parkway: http://www.nps.gov/blri/index.htm

Asheville Fly Fishing:

Golf: http://www.golflink.com/search.aspx?q=Asheville+golf

Skiing: http://www.asheville.com/sports/ski.html

Whitewater rafting: http://www.frenchbroadrafting.com,

Pisgah National Forest: http://www.pisgahforest.com/public-lands/pisgahnationalforest/

Waterfalls: http://www.romanticasheville.com/waterfalls.htm

Festivals

Shindig on the Green: Saturday Evenings July and August

Brew Grass Festival

Asheville Film Festival

LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival)

The Southern Highland Craft Festival

Asheville Antique Fair

River District Artists: http://www.riverdistrictartists.com (Studio strolls-second weekend of June and November)

Seasonal Sizzle: Throughout the month of December, fireworks, shopping, markets, parades, visits from Santa, and more.

These are only the best-known and largest festivals occurring in the Asheville area. We encourage you to visit http://www.exploreasheville.com for an up-to-date listing of all of the events throughout the year.

Our Guests Say...

Once in bed the glow of the in room fireplace put me to sleep. I slept like a baby ;-) In the morning we were greeted by the smell of coffee and a wonderful breakfast.

— Harry Ness, Atlanta, GA

We stayed in the Cottage, which was adorable! It is large, well decorated and luxurious. The daily breakfast was fantastic and we truly enjoyed the wine in the afternoon.

— Erin, Wilmington, NC

A Note from Your Host…

Summer is almost over and I know you are looking forward to the cooler weather!  Did you know that Asheville is considered to have the longest leaf season in the United States?  Color starts in late September way up in the mountains above us then reaches Asheville in Mid-October before heading to the mountains below in early November.  This year, once again, we are offering a very special FALL FARM AND ARTISAN TOUR of Sandy Mush Valley.  Enjoy this beautiful (and relatively unknown) valley on a self-guided tour, stopping at a vineyard for a picnic lunch and wine tasting then visit some of our best known artisans at their workshops.  This tour is exclusive to Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association Inns.  For more details, check our Specials Page.

Looking for a one night stay in October?  We have a few openings.   Please call 828-254-3608!

As if that isn’t thinking far enough ahead, check out our Biltmore Christmas Special.  Four floors of the Biltmore decorated from top to bottom for Christmas with an evening visit which includes rooms not open during the day. The fireplaces are lit and trees aglow as you tour the house.  This year’s theme is “Hearth and Home”.  It’s a Christmas tradition not to be missed!