Sleep Inn West
1918 Old Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.ashevillesleepinn.com(828) 670 7600A short drive from the Biltmore Estate and historic downtown Asheville, you'll find the Sleep Inn Biltmore West in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.
Attractions and Histor...
1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.biltmore.com(800) 411-3812Welcome and thank you for your interest in Biltmore. What began as my great-grandfather’s estate continues to thrive as a timeless experience for today’s guests. Since 1895, Biltmore has had the natural beauty of the mountains and the majestic house and gardens to beguile us, inspire us, and allow us to escape from the everyday. Biltmore is still family owned, and we are still passionate about our mission of preservation through self-sufficiency – a philosophy embraced before the first stone was ever placed.
Grove Park Country Club
290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.groveparkinn.com/Leisure/Golf(828) 398-3858Award-winning resort and spa with some of the most amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains that you'll find in the area. Fine dining, golf, art galleries, and a laundry list of famous historic guests.
Smith-McDowell House Museum
283 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.wnchistory.org(828) 253-9231Asheville's oldest house. Explore the Victorian-style rooms and grounds, designed by the Olmsted Brothers. Hours are limited, make sure to call ahead before
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
52 N Market St, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.wolfememorial.com(828) 253-8304Visit the childhood home of author and Asheville native Thomas Wolfe. The house was also the setting for his novel Look Homeward, Angel. A must-see for history buffs or literary fans. Memorial site offers audio-visual presentations, exhibits and a gift shop.
Folk Art Center
930 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.southernhighlandguild.org/pages/folk-art-center/general-info.php(828) 298-7903Galleries and shops of crafts from Southern Appalachian artists. Home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Daily demonstrations offered March through December. A must-see along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
6 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.ashevillerad.com(828) 388-3526Over 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 artists open their studios to visitors and the district really comes to life. Visit the website for a wealth of information on individual artists and events.
Trolley Tours and Guides
90 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.lazoomtours.com(828) 225-6932Asheville's most popular quirky comedy tour bus. Your tour guides will take you through Asheville's historic districts and landmarks, all the while providing informative and entertaining background information about the city. Rated #5 of 74 Asheville attractions on TripAdvisor!
Asheville Historic Trolley
Asheville, NC, United Stateswww.ashevilletrolleytours.com(828) 681-8585Available daily from 10am to 3pm, closed January and February. Explore historic Montford, the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, the Thomas Wolfe Home and Museum, Battery Park shopping and restaurant district, Pack Square, Biltmore Village, the River Arts District, all the while enjoying beautiful mountain views. The guides are very knowledgeable and will definitely make your tour memorable.
Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville
36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC, United Stateswww.graylineasheville.com(828) 251-8687Another highly recommended trolley tour. Closed January and February. See website for further details.
Eating Asheville Walking Food Tours
1 Page Ave #101, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.eatingasheville.com(828) 489-3266Explore the culinary side of Asheville, home of the Foodtopian Society. This guided walking tour will take you through downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Village to get a taste of Asheville's finest eats and drinks. Rated #1 of 74 Asheville attractions on TripAdvisor!
Outdoors, Nature, and Hiking
Blue Ridge Parkway
2551 Mountain View Road, Vinton, VA, United Stateshttp://www.nps.gov/blri/index.htm(828) 271-4779Spanning 469 miles from Cherokee, North Carolina to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, "America's Favorite Drive" is a must-see for anyone looking to really see the Appalachian mountains. Mt. Pisgah and Mt. Mitchell (highest peak in Eastern U.S.) are just a short drive from Asheville, along with countless other hiking trails, campgrounds and stunning views.
Botanical Gardens At Asheville
151 W T Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.ashevillebotanicalgardens.org(828) 252-519010 acres of carefully tended gardens and trails with over 700 species of native and exotic trees and other greenery. A beautiful spot for a morning walk or a picnic on a mild day!
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC, United Stateshttp://www.chimneyrockpark.com(828) 625-9611Hiking trails, a 404-foot waterfall, family events and, of course, its namesake monolith rock. Lots of nature activities for kids.
Lake Lure, NC, USAwww.lakelure.comBest known for being a filming site for the film Dirty Dancing, Lake Lure offers fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking, and amazing views. Schedule a day split between visiting Chimney Rock Park and Lake Lure, which are located next to each other.
Navitat Canopy Adventures
242 Poverty Branch Rd, Barnardsville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.navitat.com(828) 626-3700New! Zip line forest canopy tours in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Exciting, educational and inspiring. Ages 10 and over, weight and fitness restrictions apply.
The North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, United Stateshttp://www.ncarboretum.org/about-us(828) 665-2492434 acres of nature trails and gardens to explore, a unique bonsai exhibition garden, nature exhibits, education programs and packages for kids. If you visit the area in the spring or fall, definitely plan to spend some time here!
Cataloochee Ski Area
1080 Ski Lodge Rd, Maggie Valley, NC, United Stateshttp://www.cataloochee.com(828) 926-0285Terrific family-friendly ski and snowboard area in Maggie Valley, open early November through late March. With an advanced snow-making system, they are one of the first ski areas to open each season. They have 16 lighted slopes, 3 aerial lifts, 2 carpet lifts and plenty of sets of equipment. Offering beginner's lessons, a restaurant and lounge area, and more. Also check out nearby Tube World if you have some extra time.
Laurel Wolf Ski Resorts
Mars Hill, NC, United Stateswww.skiwolfridgenc.com(828) 689-3322With 72 acres of ski terrain, 23 slopes, 2 ski lodges, 3 free parking areas, Wolf Laurel is a great place to take your family or friends this winter. Visit their website to learn about rates and rental equipment, as well as to get the latest slope reports.