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...

We had emailed about our vegetarian diet – and Susan did a great job presenting breakfasts and afternoon snacks we could eat.

— Spikenology, Charleston, SC

It is nestled in a cute neighborhood and is VERY close to downtown – you can walk everywhere.

— 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!