This Asheville NC hotels motels and vacation guide has information on lodging and attractions. Read about fishing spots, hiking trails, camping, restaurants and other tourist attractions. Information for this website has been gathered from visiting local attractions, reviewing travel brochures and pamphlets. I have been a resident of the city for the past 35 years.
Asheville offers lots of things to see and do in the Spring of the year. The Annual Festival of Flowers at the Biltmore House starts March 21 and goes thru May 31. Come enjoy the beauty of over 10,000 tulips and other flowers. This is a must see for everyone. Come celebrate the arrival of Spring. See beautiful blooming rhododendrons and azaleas at the NC Arboretum. Attend a concert or a horse show ...
Asheville is a beautiful city located in the North Carolina mountains. Spend your vacation enjoying nature. Go camping, mountain biking, hiking or whitewater rafting. Sit on a lake or river bank and enjoy the beautiful views.
Asheville has a diverse population. The city is known for being Gay friendly and for its nightlife. There are festivals and events happening most of the year. Party in the streets at the Belle Cher festival every July or experience the diversity of downtown Ashville anytime.
Asheville is best known for the Biltmore House, the largest private home in America. The Biltmore Mansion was modeled after a 16th century French Chateau. At one time, the Biltmore Estates was about 125,000 acres. Then, the land included Mt. Pisgah. Much of this land is now part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. See the spectacular gardens. Taste the fine wines at the winery. Memories of a tour of Biltmore House will last a lifetime.
Biltmore Village was once the homes of the workers of Biltmore Estate. Now, the village is a complex of unique shops, specialty stores, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants.
Asheville has many music venues and each year an abundance of music performances, live shows and musical events are performed at a number of venues throughout Ashville. The drum circle, held in Pritchard Park in the summer months, is particularly popular and invites both local residents and tourists to come down, play a musical instrument and dance at this free event.
There are 15 spas to enjoy in Asheville and numerous golf clubs and golf courses. These include the Southern Tee Golf Course and the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Golf Course. Resorts and spa days offer a range of holistic and romantic experiences.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Asheville is anytime. There is always something to do in or outside of town. Fall is the busiest tourist season. In the Fall, thousands of people visit the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Fall Scenic Drive is the highlight of any Asheville holiday and allows you to enjoy all that the mountains have to offer, from the comfort of a car. The Autumn leaves are spectacular against the backdrop of the mountains. Other seasons offer equally breathtaking views of the mountains. In early summer, rhododendrons bloom in vivid shades of pink at Craggy Gardens and other locations along the Parkway. Take a picnic and enjoy the view. Then, hike trails that will leave you literally breathless. In the Spring, see the beautiful flower gardens at Biltmore Estate. Winter is also a wonderful time to visit the North Carolina mountains. Go skiing at nearby Wolf Laurel ski resort. Visit Asheville during the Christmas holidays. The Biltmore House and the Grove Park Inn resort deck their halls with holiday decorations every year. It is well worth a visit to see.
Planning your trip
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Outside of Asheville, tour Vance Birthplace in Weaverville NC. Vance was the governor of North Carolina during the American Civil War. His family was one of the first to settle in Western North Carolina. Visit the Cherokee Indian Reservation. See the famous outdoor drama, Unto these Hills. Play the slot machines at the Cherokee Casino. Go trout fishing. Cherokee is known for having the best trout fishing. Western North Carolina has many lakes, rivers and streams to fish. Catch bass, crappie, trout and other freshwater fish.
There are many smaller towns near Asheville. Visit Hendersonville, Chimney Rock, Flat Rock, Black Mountain, Mars Hill and Lake Lure NC. These towns offer a break from the hustle and bustle of big city living. Find hotels for a truly relaxing vacation.
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