Asheville really does have something for everyone.

Blue Ridge Parkway


The Asheville area has a thriving arts community, diverse outdoor adventures, a vibrant and inviting downtown, numerous historic and architectural attractions, and unique shopping options. Below are links to help you find and enjoy some of the many activities Asheville has to offer. We would be glad to help you make arrangements. Just give us a call.


Asheville offers an amazing choice of dining options from gourmet worldly presentations to down-home country delights. Almost all are independently owned. These are a few of our favorites but we have a host of others to suggest at the lodge. Nearly all of the restaurants offer casual dining, but reservations are recommended for weekends to ensure you can enjoy your favorite spot. We’re happy to offer suggestions and help you make dinner reservations during your stay.

  • Limones – An all together different world of Mexican/Californian Cuisine, Downtown. 828-252-2327.
  • Rezaz – Contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine, Biltmore Village.
  • Chestnut – New American eatery for seasonal bites & homemade treats in restored 1920s digs with a full bar. Downtown 828-575-2667.
  • Posana – Contemporary American cuisine featuring local ingredients served in a chic space with a patio--Dedicated Gluten Free Kitchen, downtown. (828) 505-3969.
  • Salsa’s – A funky, innovative blend of Caribbean flavors, downtown. 828-252-9805
  • Corner Kitchen - Handcrafted American food with a Southern twist, Biltmore Village, 828-274-2439.
  • The Market Place – A benchmark of fine dining in Asheville, Wall Street Downtown, 828-252-4162
  • The Admiral – An innovative, daily changing, global menu & cocktails in a humble, cinder block building.   828-252-2541.   
  • Mela – Indian food done right, Lexington, downtown.  828-225-8880.
  • Laughing Seed – Eclectic, organic, vegetarian, Wall Street downtown. 828-252-3445.
  • Tupelo Honey – Southern cooking with an uptown twist.  Two Locations: Downtown - 828-255-4863 or Hendersonville Rd. - 828-505-7676.
  • Zambra – Unique, Tapas bar and more, downtown. 828-232-1060. 
  • 131 Main – Fresh American Cuisine in an inviting, elegant setting only 3 miles away in Biltmore Park Town Square.  828-651-0131. 
  • Curate - Authentic Spanish Tapas, One of Asheville's top restaurants. 828-239-2946
  • Asheville Independent Restaurants  Links to many more of Asheville's fine restaurants.  


From historical to hilarious, sumptuous to spooky, Asheville has a fun tour for everyone.

Art Galleries

Asheville and the Biltmore Village area offer a wide selection of retailers from high-end antiques in the Grove Arcade to funky wear on Lexington.  Retail stores in downtown Asheville reflect the independent nature of the city – you will find few chain stores downtown.


Horseback Riding and Ballooning
Horses and balloons are another way to explore the beauty of the area

Golf - The golf courses in the mountains are especially beautiful


Hiking and Biking
The Asheville area is a mecca for hiking and biking with trails to suit any level.  We’ve been exploring these trails for 25+ years and enjoy helping you find the best sites.  We love to join our guests on rides whenever we can.
Bike Shops

Outdoor Guides

  • Climbmax – climbing wall, hiking and climbing guides, 828-252-9996
  • Velo Girl Rides - a bicycle tour company based in Black Mountain that offers one-day and multiday guided tours,  540-320-2849

Trail Information Sites

Parks and Forest
The Asheville area has an amazingly vast selection of public lands to explore whether you are hiking, biking, horseback ridings or just driving around

Guest Lois Uthman
at the NC Arboretum
Arboretum Guest

Fishing, Rafting & Canoeing

Guests Pat Yonatis
whitewater rafting
Whitewaterfam - Bent Creek Lodge, Asheville, NC

From whitewater rafting on the French Broad River to fly fishing for native brook trout on a mountains stream, the Asheville area offers lots of fun on the water.


Rafting and Canoeing Trips and Rentals

A trip to a spa or a massage is an ideal treat for your loved one or to recover from those outdoor activities.

Historic Attractions

Historic Attractions
It is well worth the time to visit the past at any of Asheville’s historic sites.


Fall festivals - Bent Creek Lodge, Asheville, NC

Festivals and Events
Festivals in the Asheville area include celebrations for Flowers, Music, Magic, Trails, Rivers, Hats, Pots, BBQ, Beer, Dance, Running, Ramps, Waterfalls, Crafts  and many more.  They have become too numerous for us to keep track  but you can check them all out along with many other area activities at: