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Asheville, NC – Boutique Hotels & More

There’s nothing quite like escaping to the great outdoors. Imagine following a winding road up into the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the stunning mountaintops cutting through the misty pink and indigo sky. Your destination: Free-spirited Asheville, NC- home of a vibrant arts and music scene, some of the best craft breweries in the U.S., and a seemingly never-ending list of outdoor adventures.

The breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains provide the backdrop for Asheville’s multiple award-winning craft breweries, thriving art community, and locally-sourced food scene. Of course, those mountains mean plenty of outdoor adventures await you – from kayaking to hiking. Asheville, NC is also home of the Biltmore, America’s largest home, and has been named one of the most LGBTQ-friendly cities in the US. The “Happiest Place in America” has something for everyone.

Asheville boutique hotels are perfectly situated in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. That means more to explore and more fun for you. Hop in the car for an Asheville day trip to the lake, to explore the nearby waterfalls, hike the trails, or even venture down inside some caverns. Rather stay close to your cozy home away from home? There’s plenty of art, music, and history in Asheville to keep you happily entertained.

Asheville Travel Guide

When to Go

There’s never not a good time to visit Asheville, but March to May and September through early November are our pick. With four distinct seasons, there’s a best time for everyone. Because Asheville is cooler than most parts of the Southeast, summer gets busy as folks head to the mountains to escape the heat. Fall foliage here is stunning and attracts locals and visitors alike. Winters are quite mild, and snowfall is less than 16” per year. Spring brings pretty blooms and fewer tourists.

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Festivals & Celebrations

Asheville has loads of festivals and celebrations. Here are some of the most popular:

  • May: Asheville Spring Herb Festival – Herbs and herbal products everywhere! Many organic. Three-day event the first week of May at the WNC Farmers Market
  • July & December: The Big Crafty – Biannual bazaar featuring over 150 indie artists. The festival celebrates a human-scale economy. Voted Western NC’s favorite art event.
  • August: Mountain Dance & Folk Festival- Showcases traditional Appalachian music, dance, and crafts.
  • September: Brewgrass Festival – NC’s original beer festival featuring over 200 breweries and brew pubs. See why Asheville is “Beer City USA.”
  • May & October: Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) – Biannual celebration of music, arts, and culture that always sells out fast.
  • Summer (April-September): Montford Park Players Shakespeare Festival – NC’s longest-running shakespeare Festival over 40 years running.  Enjoy 6 or 7 plays a summer.
Instagram-Worthy Spots
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: 469-mile scenic drive and national treasure that passes right through Asheville.
  • Chicken Alley Mural: Famous Asheville mural of 10-foot rooster by artist Molly Must. It tells the story of the now-defunct chicken processing plant there.
  • SkyBAR: Rooftop cocktails and the best panoramic city and sunset views in Asheville.
  • Dolly Parton Mural: The country legend comes to life and overlooks a beauty salon in this impressive work by artist Gus Cutty.
  • Biltmore Estate: 8,000 impressive acres and America’s largest home. Built by George Vanderbilt.
  • Triangle Park Mural: Collaborative community mural that tells the story of Asheville’s historic African-American business district. Led by artist Molly Must.
  • Big Iron: Sculpture of a huge iron, aptly located near the Flatiron Building. Creation of artist Reed Todd.
  • Good Vibes Silo: Iconic mural summing up the Asheville way of life by artist Ian Wilkinson.
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Airport Information
Airport Name City  Airport Code Distance from City Airlines
Asheville Regional Airport Asheville, NC AVL 10.99 mi. AVL Airline Directory
Airport Name:-
Asheville Regional Airport

City:-
Asheville, NC

Airport Code:-
AVL

Distance from City:-
10.99 mi.

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AVL Airline Directory

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Who doesn’t love Asheville? Discover waterfalls, pump up the adrenaline on a whitewater rafting tour, hike the Blue Ridge Mountains, and camp in the breathtaking Pisgah National Forest. Or enjoy a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and head to the Biltmore Estate for a stay and some wine tasting.

If food and drink tantalizes you, you’ll find plenty of locally-grown goodness in the city’s best restaurants and farmers markets. And don’t forget to hit the dizzying array of Asheville craft breweries for a cold one. Did you know Asheville is for lovers, too? Plan your wedding, honeymoon, or vow renewals for a romantic Blue Ridge getaway you’ll never forget. See what makes eclectic Asheville so special.

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Asheville has more craft breweries per capital than any other U.S. city. Plus, it’s won the coveted title of “Beer City USA” on several occasions. There are even beer festivals, beer craft fairs (think beer soap), and beer tours. (Side note: The city has also earned the title of “Happiest City in America”… think they’re related?) You probably won’t even have to leave your hotel to sample some of the best craft beers in the U.S., as most hotel bars and restaurants are proud to offer the best local suds. Prefer a glass of wine? Ask your hotel’s restaurant for a recommendation from a local winery.

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