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What to do in Asheville

So you’re planning a visit to Asheville. You’ll find countless (exhaustive) lists of fun things to do in our blue ridge mountain town. (We’re on all those top ten lists for a good reason.)

In fact, we’ve gathered our own extensive “what to do in Asheville” list in our digital welcome guide, which you can easily browse through here.

But sometimes, there’s such a thing as too many choices, right?

So if you’re looking for a more curated list, we’ve chosen just a few of our personal favorite spots near the Inn for you to enjoy during your stay.



Bull and Beggar – Burger Mondays are delicious. And trust us, don’t miss the Butter Lettuce Salad. Location: From the inn, Bull and Beggar is a short drive into Asheville’s River Arts District.

Limones – Like a little spicy? You won’t be disappointed by their Three Cheese Chile Relleno. For drinks: try one of their seriously mouthwatering margaritas. Location: In the heart of downtown. From the inn, Limones is a short drive, or a long walk into downtown Asheville.

Chiesa – An excellent (and adorable) Italian dinner spot. You’ll feel spoiled, and they love to help pair wine with your dinner. Location: In the heart of Montford, just a short walk from the inn.

Sovereign Remedies – Fancy a cocktail and a snack? We love their local farm to table focus. Location: In the heart of downtown. From the inn, Sovereign Remedies is a short drive, or a long walk into downtown Asheville.

Curate – Spanish tapas restaurant, complete with an all-Spanish wine list. You’ll want one of everything. Which works out, because each plate is meant to be shared! Location: From the inn, Curate is a short drive, or a long walk into downtown Asheville.



NC Arboretum – Bent Creek NC – 15 minutes away

Chimney Rock – Bat Cave NC – 55 minutes away

Folk Art Center – Blue Ridge Parkway/Asheville – 15 minutes away

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site – Hendersonville – 45 minutes away



The Gorge – Saluda NC  50 minutes away

Navitat Canopy Adventures – Weaverville/Reems Creek NC – 20 minutes away

Hiking / Waterfalls


AllTrails App is a good resource.

High Falls & Triple Falls – Easy – Dupont State Park – 50 minutes away

Rattlesnake Lodge – Moderate – Blue Ridge Parkway – Bull Gap – 20 minutes away

Craggy Gardens – Easy – Blue Ridge Parkway – 40 minutes away

Catawba Falls – Moderate – Old Fort – 35 minutes away

Black Balsam Knob –  Moderate – Blue Ridge Parkway – 65 minutes away

Max Patch – Moderate – Appalachian Trail NC/TN border75 minutes away

Looking Glass Rock – Strenuous – Brevard – 60 minutes away

Waterfall in Asheville

Dupont State Park

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