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When you spend your romantic Asheville getaway with us, the only worry you’ll have is deciding what to do first!

Nestled in North Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the Asheville area offers a wide variety of activities and attractions to suit every visitor’s interest. Enjoy the great outdoors with a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, go hiking, biking, horseback riding and more in the Pisgah National Forest, or challenge yourself rock climbing in nearby Chimney Rock Park. Downtown Asheville offers specialty retail stores, boutiques, art galleries and artist studios, historical sites and walking tours, as well as a variety of wonderful dining experiences.

Come discover Asheville and enjoy the luxurious bed and breakfast accommodations at the WhiteGate Inn. Below are some of top things to do in Asheville.

Award Winning Dining…

1913 Vue at the Grove Park Inn – Asheville’s only 4 diamond Restaurant Dazzling innovations on American classic cuisine using fresh ingredients from local WNC farmers, a world-class wine list, and exceptional service in a leave-your-jacket-at-home comfortable setting, your evening will add up to more than just a dinner out.

Cucina24 – Features modern and classic interpretations of the rich Italian gastronomic traditions.

The Market Place – Traditional fare. Good service and a menu that is consistent.

Chestnut – A warm and inviting experience to top off  your relaxing day in Downtown Asheville. Chestnut features local and seasonal flavors. Enjoy a salad, appetizer and tasty seafood, vegetables and desserts with your liquid refreshment.

Some of the Finest Restaurants…

Bone & Broth – Serves up a great mix of Southern classics to go with premium dry-aged steaks, daily specials, house-ground burgers and fries, and a variety of creative small plates and entrees.

Rhubarb – Chef Fleer transforms local ingredients into world-class dishes. His unique “foothills cuisine” established at Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm wandered the line between refined and rugged, fancy and familiar.

Strada – The menu sets forth authentic Italian fare representing all regions of Italy and many of owner Chef Anthony Cerrato’s traditional family recipes. Hand-tossed pizzas, savory pastas, grilled or sautéed meats and seafood, house-made desserts, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options are all made to order and feature locally sourced ingredients from Asheville Urban Farms and Fork Mountain Farm, among others.

The Laughing Seed – Asheville’s finest Vegetarian / Vegan restaurant

Korean House – Features authentic Korean dishes including stone bowls

Walk To Downtown Asheville…

Plant – Flavor-sophisticated scratch-made food that comes from the earth. Complete Vegan. 1 Block from the Inn

Bouchon – French Bistro atmosphere with a focus on French comfort foods.

The Admiral – Since new owners bought the old B&D Bar in 2007, renamed it and installed a gastropub with an ever-changing menu, the Admiral has been one of Asheville’s hottest tables. Late on Saturday nights.

Posana – Located in the Center of town at Pack Square.  Features an innovative 100% Gluten Free Menu

Fig – Cozy bistro serving Chef William Klein’s modern interpretation of classic, pure, and market-driven French cuisine

Diverse and Vibrant…

Tupelo Honey Cafe – Cuisine salutes the love of Southern traditions at the table, but like the good people of Asheville, marches to its own drum. The result is a unique riff on Southern favorites.

Mela – Indian restaurant offering authentic North and South Indian dishes as diverse and vibrant as the peoples and the region of India

Vinnie’s – Neighborhood Italian specializing in classic Italian cuisine served in a comfortable atmosphere.

Zambra – Zambra has a modern, local vision of the tastes and flavors of the western Mediterranean. A tapas restaurant with menu based on locally available ingredients.

Table – Offers an “urban” comfortable, friendly environment in downtown Asheville with exceptional, welcoming service.

A Culinary Delight…

Storm Rhum Bar – Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro is a unique dining and bar experience offering an exceptional new-world approach to classic food and drink.

Limones – At Limones, The love of Mexican food is combined with french-influenced California cuisine.

The Corner Kitchen – Located in Biltmore Village, American Cuisine in a historic house.  Fine Dining and great desserts.

Rezaz – Reza Setayesh is Fine Dining Cuisine with a Smart Casual Dress in Modern Decor.  The Menu is Mediterranean consisting of cuisine from North Africa, Italy, Spain, Moroco and the Middle East.

Cúrate – Cúrate is family owned and operated restaurant, located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Cúrate is a traditional Spanish tapas bar. The atmosphere is casual, warm, inviting, and energetic with an outstanding level of food and service.

Visiting Asheville

Downtown Galleries – Some of the best galleries in the southeast are represented in the downtown area.

Asheville Community Theatre – Experience Theatre at it’s Best.

Artists of the historic River Arts District – Visit the River Arts District year round. There’s always lots to see!

Asheville Area Art Galleries – A full comprehensive listing of Art Galleries in Asheville by district

The Biltmore Estate – George Vanderbilt’s remarkable home.

LiveWireAsheville – A comprehensive web site that is your link to the performing Arts in the Asheville area.

Area Attractions

The North Carolina Arboretum – A 434-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest.

Chimney Rock – For nature lovers: a private park less than one hour’s drive from Brevard.

Asheville Cycling – Information on trails and printable maps for the avid cyclist.

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides – Asheville’s premier horseback riding destination. Perfect for people of all horseback riding abilities. Sandy Bottom offers horseback riding year round.

Navitat Canopy Adventures – A true canopy tour, fly more than 200 feet above the forest floor while taking in stunning long range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Mountain River Guides – Whitewater rafting on the nearby French Broad River for over 30 years!


Late Night in Asheville, NC

Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues – Offering the city’s best selection of fine spirits; as well as their famous martinis, light fare menu, and fine cigars.

Scandals Night Club Best dance club – 3 Levels – 4 Bars – 3 Dance Floors

Other Favorites

Santé Wine Bar – Bringing you unusual value wines from around the world. Order by the glass, the flight or the bottle.

Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe – Celebrating 25 years as an independent bookstore.

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