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

Asheville, NC Official Travel Site:  https://www.exploreasheville.com/

Asheville NC travel Guide:  https://www.romanticasheville.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...

Breakfasts were stunningly beautiful and sinfully delicious.

— Steve, Hillsborough, NC

Clean, stylish and simple interiors and very friendly staff made this a top notch experience. Food was four star, fresh beautifully prepared and delicious. The bed was heavenly. Location was central to everything. We would stay there again and have already recommended it to our friends.

— Knossos1, Chester, VT

A Note from Your Host…

I’m calling it: Spring is officially here (present weather excepted)!  In spite of the recent cold snap our flowers and fresh herbs are pushing their way out of the ground.  And even more indicative, we have a new and improved golf package at the award winning Grove Park Inn Golf course.  Not only do we have special rates for our guests but the rates include a full set of club rentals as well.  We can even accommodate spur of the moment decisions to play!  For more details please check our Specials Page (Click Here).

For those who don’t play golf, we are happy to help you plan a hike or drive through the country, complete with picnic.  Spring really is special here in Western North Carolina.  So plan your visit today!

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