Shopping in Asheville
Asheville Mall (8 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.asheville-mall.com - Indoor traditional shopping mall with over 100 stores, including Dillard's, Belk, JCPenney, Sears, and over 10 eateries, including sushi, sandwiches, Chinese, pizza and deli foods.
Biltmore Park (8 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.biltmorepark.com - Dining, stadium-seating movie theatre and upscale shopping. Part of a new condominium/office building development.
Historic Biltmore Village (6 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.biltmorevillage.com - Outdoor shopping district with antiques, kitchen and home goods, children's goods, jewelry, nature and outdoors items, specialty gifts, crafts and clothing. The village is also home to a number of locally renowned restaurants, art galleries and more.
Historic Downtown Asheville (4.5 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.ashevilledowntown.org - Dramatically revitalized in the past two decades, you'll know you're in downtown Asheville when you see the preserved Art Deco and Neoclassical buildings now holding funky shops and a diverse selection of eateries. Over 200 retail shops, museums, theatres, art galleries, 60+ restaurants, bars and coffee shops, music venues and nightclubs, an urban walking trail, park and recreation areas, and too much more to list here! Make sure to plan a visit to the downtown district at some point during your stay-- aside from the mountains, it is truly the heart and soul of Asheville!
River Arts District (4 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.riverartsdistrict.com - Over 130 local painters, sculptors, welders and other artists have made Asheville's old river factory-warehouse district into an inspiring studio neighborhood. Look out for Studio Strolls, when the artists will open their studios to visitors. Stop at 12 Bones Smokehouse (President Obama visited here twice!) for some famous barbeque, or the Wedge Brewery for a pint of local beer or an outdoor movie.
West Asheville (2.5 miles from Sleep Inn West) - www.onhaywood.com - The funky little sister to downtown Asheville. This area of town is one of the fastest growing, with a number of hip clothing shops (new and secondhand), record stores, and other specialty stores (beer and wine, movies, children's clothes, retro furniture, more!), not to mention some of Asheville's most popular restaurants, bakeries and pubs.