Find Things to Do in Asheville, NC
Whether you are here for business or leisure travel, rest assured you will never run out of things to do in Asheville, NC not far from the hotel. Use our handy Quick Area Guide to explore our favorite Asheville, NC activities and Biltmore attractions for fun-filled, unforgettable travel. We look forward to your stay.
Quick Area Guide
- Biltmore Estate (About 0.2 mi from hotel.)
- Historic Biltmore Village (About 0.2 mi from hotel.)
- Pack Place Education, Arts, and Science Center (About 2.4 mi from hotel.)
- Western North Carolina Nature Center (About 4.5 mi from hotel.)
- Folk Art Center (About 10.6 mi from hotel.)
- Chimney Rock State Park (About 23.3 mi from hotel.)
- Cherokee Indian Reservation (About 50 mi from hotel.)
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park (About 53.6 mi from hotel.)
- Grandfather Mountain (About 69.1 mi from hotel.)
- Biltmore Estate
0.2 miles north
1 Approach Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803
Be inspired by the relaxed elegance of George and Edith Vanderbilt's 250-room family home and country retreat in Asheville NC. Discover original art from masters such as Renoir, magnificent 16th-century tapestries, Napoleon's chess set, a library with 10,000 volumes, a Banquet Hall with a 70-foot ceiling, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, bowling alley, and priceless antiques. Opened to friends on Christmas Eve 1895, this French Renaissance chateáu remains America's largest privately owned home and a must-see Asheville attraction.
- Historic Biltmore Village
0.2 miles north
Between Hendersonville Rd., Lodge St., Brook St., and All Souls Crescent
Asheville, NC 28803
Built in the late 1890's as a classic planned community at the entrance to George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, Historic Biltmore Village today is truly one of the South's most unique touring and shopping environments. Because of its history, its range of unique independent, locally-owned retailers, and its fine restaurants, Historic Biltmore Village has an international reputation and a great attraction for your Asheville vacation.
- Pack Place Education, Arts, and Science Center
2.4 miles north
2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
A vibrant centerpiece of downtown Asheville and the keystone cultural facility in the Pack Square Cultural District, this bustling complex is full of things to do in Asheville, including the Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Diana Wortham Theatre, The Health Adventure and the YMI Cultural Center.
- Western North Carolina Nature Center
4.5 miles east
75 Gashes Creek Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805
The WNC Nature Center is a living museum of plants and animals native to the southern Appalachian region. Our purpose is to increase public awareness and understanding of all aspects of the natural environment of Western North Carolina through hands-on and sensory experiences.
- Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild)
10.6 miles east
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nestled among the pines and dogwoods of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Folk Art Center is the Southern Highland Craft Guild's flagship facility. The Center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians. It houses the Guild’s century-old Allanstand Craft Shop, exhibitions in three galleries, a library and an auditorium. The Guild's Permanent Collection is featured in an exhibition of craft permanent from Appalachia.
- Chimney Rock State Park
23.3 miles southeast
430 Main St.
Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Chimney Rock State Park is the natural fulfillment of your trip to the North Carolina mountains. Take a deep breath of refreshing mountain air, become invigorated by our hiking trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool mist of Hickory Nut Falls. This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. Chimney Rock offers the best of the mountains in one place – spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, a variety of special events and much more.
- Cherokee Indian Reservation
50 miles west
498 Tsali Blvd
Cherokee, NC 28719
We eagerly await your arrival and the opportunity to share our culture with you. There are many things to do in Cherokee – attend the breathtaking outdoor Mountainside Theatre for a performance of “Unto These Hills…a retelling” with the whole family, visit the Museum with its new expansion research wing ready in August 2009, buy a handmade piece of history at the arts and crafts cooperative Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual Inc., experience a working Village with blowgun demonstrations, mask carvings and more – including the new “Hands-On Cherokee” experiential learning classes.
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
53.6 miles west
South Entrance, U.S. 441 North
Cherokee, NC 28719
Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.
- Grandfather Mountain
69.1 miles northeast
U.S. 221 & Blue Ridge Parkway
Linville, NC 28646
Towering 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain is operated as a scenic travel attraction and is one of the world's most environmentally diverse nature preserves. Marvel at 360-degree views of mountain ridge after mountain ridge cascading to the horizon and let our knowledgeable staff help you find your own perfect mountain adventure.