Asheville Offers Unbeatable Beauty
While the small town charm may have drawn you in, Asheville’s big city activities and attractions are sure to have you coming back year after year.
In the way of attractions, you simply will not find anything better than the Biltmore Estate. As one of the largest privately-owned homes in the world, you can tour 175,000 square feet of pure decadence and then explore the adjacent gardens and farm. However, don’t miss a visit to America’s most visited winery, the Biltmore Winery, and if you can spare the time, a jaunt around the nearby Biltmore Village.
Although history seems to be around almost every corner in the Montford Historic District and Lexington Park area, the great outdoors beckon with active pursuits of every imaginable variety. Hiking through the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Appalachian Trail is always a memorable experience even if you only make it a few miles, while mountain biking is another great way to conquer the rugged terrain.
When searching for the right place to begin your adventures, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its 800 miles of maintained trails are always too impressive to ignore. While you could easily fill your itinerary with hiking, fishing, horseback riding, biking, wildlife viewing, and even auto touring in this massive park, the nearby Pisgah National Forest should not be overlooked with its beautiful virgin forests and spectacular whitewater.
Before closing out your stay, also be sure to set out on a trail of a different variety. The Urban Trail will take on a journey through time as you learn about the neighborhoods, architecture, and events that have shaped the Asheville that lies before you today. Starting from Pack Place and ending at your Asheville cabin rental, there is no better way to combine the natural beauty and historic significance of this city into one excursion.