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: and

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:

Asheville Historic Trolley tours:

Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville:

Thomas Wolfe Memorial:

Asheville Downtown Gallery Association:

The North Carolina Arboretum:

Our Latest Historic & Cultural Adventures


Diana Wortham Theater:

Shakespeare in the Park:

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater:

Asheville Community Theater:

Our Latest Nights Out at the Theater


Uniquely Asheville

The Asheville Tourists (Single A Baseball):

Asheville Food Tours:

Yadkin Valley Wine Tour:

Farmer’s Market:

Hickory Nut Gap Farm:

Tailgate Markets: (Spring through Summer)

LaZoom Tour Company (Comedy and Art Tours of Asheville): http://

Asheville Hot Air Balloons:

Asheville Brewery Tour:


Grove Arcade:

Biltmore Village:

Adorn Salon & Boutique:


Asheville Independent Restaurant Association:


Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues:

French Broad Chocolate Lounge:

Sante Wine Bar:

The Grey Eagle:

The Orange Peel:

Day Spas

The Secret Spa:


Shoji Retreat:

Around Asheville: Outdoor Sports and Activities

Chimney Rock:

Asheville Cycling:

Blue Ridge Parkway:

Asheville Fly Fishing:



Whitewater rafting:,

Pisgah National Forest:



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: (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 for an up-to-date listing of all of the events throughout the year.

Our Guests Say...

Breakfast was different both mornings, but equally good. I loved that they always had nuts, cookies or chocolate available to satisfy any cravings.

— Harry, Atlanta, GA

Our room, the Mockingbird room, was large enough for two people with lots of luggage, and the bathroom was perfectly sized and extremely clean.

— Kyle, Nashville, TN

A Note from Your Host…

The rain is slowing down and the sun could be out as early as Monday.  This is a GREAT time to come to Asheville.  Cancellations have opened up some of our nicest rooms, including the Cottage, from October 4th through the 6th.  Give us a call at 828-254-3608

I’m calling it!  Fall has officially started.  The early changing Redbud trees are giving way to yellows and oranges as other trees are racing to catch up.  Predictions are for a spectacular color season this year, starting earlier and lasting longer than usual. Our October is almost fully booked although we do have a few single nights left.  However it’s not too late for early November which can be as nice as October but with fewer crowds.

Looking forward, this year we are again offering a Biltmore Christmas Special.  The Biltmore is truly beautiful when decorated for the holidays and the Candlelight Evening often includes music and other forms of seasonal entertainment. The offer runs November 15, 2015-January 2, 2016 . You can see details on our Specials Page.