There were also several indoor exhibits but we timed our visit poorly and missed seeing most of those. Welcome to the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville. Check out this article we wrote in 2013 that still has many of our favorites:. If you are unfamiliar with the Western North Carolina area, one thing that we are well known for is our outdoor life. But unlike your run-of-the-mill type, this one doesn't require sleeping bags and bug nets.
Our hotel, Aloft Asheville Downtown, did not disappoint. It's worth making some time to see. I've never stayed there, but it looks pretty nice. Ashheville has great running weather. Group runs: several events each week.
If you're the type of adventurer who still appreciates the finer things in life, North Carolina offers lodging that doesn't require roughing it. Still, average highs are in the mid-80s in summer, though nights are more comfortable. The portion size was just right for sharing given that we had late breakfast. Discover Your Wild Side If you are willing to leave the comforts of downtown and drive a few miles into the mountains, another level of adventure awaits! Asheville is known for killer brews, and the best way to sample them all is to go on a guided beer hop! Asheville may not be very big, but there are plenty of fun things to do here. It was restored back in 2010 to preserve the look and feel of the original 1964 building, and is accessible by helicopter or boat only. But we also spent a night in a Holiday Inn Express very near the Biltmore House, and it was immaculate with a continental breakfast and a very pleasant desk clerk.
The kids had cinnamon rolls not pictured. He divides his passions between soccer—he is a goalie in his Davidson club team—, science and philosophy. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Asheville. Many of have amazing views of our slice of the mountains here in Saluda. Our next night will be on the road depending on what we want to see.
If you don't mind the price, the Grove Park Inn is a beautiful resort also a historical landmark with a rich history. There were a lot of art galleries but not a lot else. Depends on how much you want to spend. Taco Billy :: B On our last morning in town we headed to Taco Billy for breakfast tacos. The weather that night was perfect.
We stopped at a picnic spot just down the road after the hike. And make sure to Enter to Win this amazing. I cannot explain to you the adorableness of this bakery. Our destination for the afternoon was the Craggy Pinnacle Trail, which was about a thirty minute drive from our hotel. You could check out the websites and decide which would best meet your needs. We will be at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington for Friday and Saturday. For more help planning your Asheville Getaway, visit , the official Asheville tourism site.
Touches like housemade bitters and fragrant foams make for drinks perfect for sipping late into the evening. Become One with Nature — This majestic highway runs through Asheville and weaves across miles of mountain tops in either direction. Indulge in a massage, rejuvenating facial, body treatment and more. The Drum Circle is a fun way to experience a little taste of Ashveille culture, and get your groove on at the same time. Right on the edge of downtown, close to the Grove Arcade.
The weekly dinners, which take place at community tables inside the cozy, barn wood-accented restaurant, are hosted by a local farmer and include a three-course, family-style meal. My room was very comfortable, and was furnished with an eye toward minimalism. Please read the Contributing section below and then click the edit button above! The latter probably won't be necessary, though, as you'll be up 85ft in the air, surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean. I would definitely revisit Filo and can enthusiastically recommend it. But one stands apart from the rest. Recently spent a few days in Asheville. They offer the biggest bang for the buck, and are great for large families.
Once home to the that closed in 1980, the old amusement park now opens one weekend a year for its annual fall festival. The somewhat trippy location has plenty of outdoor attractions to entertain during the day, but really, there's no place like Dorothy's home. Tour Biltmore House and quirky museums. It consists of 22 renovated industrial buildings where more than 165 artists have their studios. Come at sunset for unobstructed views over the Black Mountains.