Other specific attractions are listed here. Various festivals and shows occur throughout the year. You can also enjoy a variety of music venues, plays, summer concerts in the park, and every kind of dancing from ballroom to contra. Dining out is an adventure and will make you feel like a world traveler with all the ethnic choices. More details here and in the information binder at the rental.
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co
Beer, pizza, and a movie. Asheville has many more breweries- Bruisin' Ales, Pisgah Brewing, Lexington Avenue, and Highland to name a few. We even have several 'brews' tours that we can tell you about.
A great tea house that also sells herbal teas made from a local herbalist. Dobra is a big supporter of local suppliers.Getting tea here is an experience.
Sunny Point Cafe
Absolutely great breakfasts and mimosas. Outdoor seating. Promotes local and sustainable business practices.
Stoney Knob Cafe
Quirky place with unique and delicious Sunday brunch items.
Grove Arcade area
Visit a bookstore/wine bar, wine bistro, handmade gift items, ethnic restaurants in and around, including Thai, Latin, Cuban, Italian, Indian, or just great American cuisine and cocktails.
Beautiful, historic home and grounds, including greenhouse, restaurants, winetasting/winery, barn with live animals, walking paths and so much more.
Gingerbread House Competition
This annual event is held in November through the Christmas holiday at one of Asheville's exclusive historic inns. Historic photos of construction, gallery, car collection and museum are also on premises.
Black Mountain, NC
Great little town east of Asheville with shops, restaurants and a music venue called the White Horse.
Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville
Got to take a trolley tour of some kind to get the lay of the land, some history, and interesting story telling. Lot's of fun too!
Carl Sandburg Home
Nice day trip. The house and story of Carl Sandberg and family is fascinating. The grounds provide a great hiking experience and nearby restaurants finish off the day. See offspring of Mrs. Sandberg's award winning goats.
NC Arboretum--Bent Creek Trail
Beautiful walking trails and bonsai collection. Quilt show and orchid show is held here annually.
Sandy Bottom Trail Rides
On a clear day, you can see forever from these mountain trails. Absolutely beautiful and our trail guide knew how to work a crowd!
Mount Mitchell State Park
Visit the highest peak east of the Mississippi. See grand views, beautiful rhododendron, and have a piece of the best cobbler around. A must sightseeing drive!
Hike, climb, birdwatch or just take in spectacular views. Don't miss a visit to Lake Lure where there actually is a beach in the mountains.
Mast General Store
Remember candy necklaces, candy from barrels, jack in the boxes, and everything else being under one roof? This store recreates the old fashioned general store. Fun, unique and great shopping!
Arts and Entertainment
Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Beautiful handcrafted items for purchase along the Parkway. Visit upstairs for some history. The Discovery Center and a hike along one of the many paths along the parkway are a must.
Navitat Canopy Adventures
We have not done this yet, but it is at the top of our list. We can only imagine the fun of flying through the trees on a zipline.
New Morning Gallery
Great handcrafted items from pottery to furniture in Biltmore Village.The Southern Highland Guild will soon open around the corner.Sweeten Creek Antiques and the Screendoor are just down the street.
River Arts District
A 'Stroll' occurs twice a year but many galleries are open to the public year round. The Wedge brewery, the Grey Eagle music venue and bar, Clingman Cafe and Smokey Bones restaurant is also here. 2013 dates - 6/8-9 and 11/9-10
Warren Wilson College
Not just a college - there are trails, contra-dancing, a chamber music festival, a folk arts festival, theatre and farm animals to view.
Concerts in the park at Pack Square, The Orange Peal Social Club, the Grey Eagle, Asheville Music Hall or street performers- Asheville has everything from classical to rock to old timey music at a variety of venues.
Southern Highlands Craft Guild
The guild holds an arts festival in July and October, but if you can't make it there come to their intimate shop on Tunnel( soon to move to Biltmore Village) or visit the Folk Art Center. 2013 dates - 7/18-21 and 10/17-20
Lake Eden Arts Festival
Twice a year this festival is held to bring you a wide array of entertainment,art and participatory events. Referred to as L.E.A.F. festival, it is for all ages.
Private massage and/or yoga session
We can arrange for a private on-premise massage or individual yoga class. Please let us know well in advance of your arrival so it can be scheduled.