Featured Boutique Hotels
Boutique hotels Asheville, NC and romance are a proverbial match made in heaven. Known as “The Land of the Sky”, Asheville is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Snuggle with your partner next to the cozy fireplace after a day of adventure. Enjoy an intimate couple’s massage at your hotel’s luxurious spa – the perfect way to decompress. And did you know that the boutique hotels in Asheville, NC are a popular place to have a wedding or an elopement? That’s right – the area’s natural splendor provides the perfect backdrop to make your special day even more memorable. Book a stay, invite a few (or a lot) of friends, and make your dreams come true!
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.
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.
- 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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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.
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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