Turn your attention towards the East and look out for the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you are looking to plan an adventurous Father’s Day for your special someone consider taking them to Asheville this June! Father’s Day is a great day to show the father of your children or your own father just how much they mean to you. Skip out on a boring dinner and instead travel with the family here to Asheville. The area is known for its outdoor beauty and exciting activities here in the area. Take a look at what a Father’s Day in Asheville can look like for you:

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Hit the Mountain Biking Trails

One of the best ways to get out and see the most of Asheville is by enjoying some mountain biking. Asheville is located right by the Bent Creek Experimental Forest where you will find 6,000 acres of explorable terrain; and best of all, it is just 15 minutes away from Downtown Asheville! There are plenty of areas here on the trails that are perfect for beginnings. Check out the Homestead Trail that is just .9 miles in length and is a great way to get your feet on the pedals. Boyd Branch offers some elevation change so you can experience some quicker paces down the hills. Most experienced riders will want to head over to Green’s Lick, a popular trail in the area that is 2.5 miles in length and has some fun spots where you can make a jump or two. Biking around Asheville is not just about biking in the wilderness either. Visitors can explore the Biltmore Estate in the area where biking trails take you from paved trails to the French Board River. Kolo Bike Park is near Downtown Asheville and has plenty of multipurpose trails and dirt jumps. There is even a kids area where they can ride around too! Check out Beer City Bicycles in Downtown Asheville for all of your rental bike needs!

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Hit the Local Breweries

Dad may get a little thirsty after all of the riding around on bikes in Asheville so make sure to hit up the local breweries! Asheville is no joke when it comes to the craft beer scene here in the region. In fact, Asheville has the most breweries per capita than any other region here in the United States! That means you will have plenty of choices for you and the father to visit. Some of the notable breweries include New Belgium Brewing Company that is a satellite location that originally started in Colorado. Some other options include Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company, Highland Brewing Company, and Wedge Brewing Company. Each location offers their own selection of handcrafted ales with classic recipes such as IPAs, lagers, stouts, pilsners, ambers, and more. You will also find some of their unique selection too including rotating seasonals, sours, and small batch beers. Come check out the over 40 breweries we have right here in Asheville during your next visit!

Beat the Heat

There is nothing better than cooling off with a splash during the summer months here in Asheville. Take the family over to Sliding Rock where you will find a 60 foot tall natural waterslide. The temperature in the water is a crisp 50 to 60 degrees instantly cooling you off. The French Broad River goes through the region and offers a variety of ways to enjoy time on it. French Broad Outfitters can provide you with kayaks, river tubes, and stand up paddleboards to rent by the hour or day. Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours will even take you on a guided river tour as you relax and take in the views. You can also beat the heat by sticking to air conditioning inside local attractions. The Asheville Pinball Museum is a great place to relive your childhood while Grove Arcade offers plenty of shopping stores to explore.

Go Zip Lining

Your dad will want to create lifelong memories during your Father’s Day adventure to Asheville. There is nothing more adventurous than a high flying thrill zip line ride! Zip lining will take you up in the tree tops as you zoom on down a rope course. There are a few different companies you can enjoy zip lining through here in the area. Consider checking out The Adventure Center of Asheville or Navitat Canopy Adventures. Each place offers their own unique zip line courses that you will have a blast riding down!

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Are you planning your summer vacation but haven’t narrowed down a place to visit yet? Well, you might consider setting your sights on Asheville, NC! A vacation in Asheville, NC is a summer paradise that draws you in with its lush landscapes, lively downtown, and endless opportunities for adventure!

Asheville embodies the essence of summer – from its sun-speckled mountain views to the downtown streets bursting with art, music, and mouth-watering cuisine. This city highlights the best that summer has to offer.

In this guide, we’ll uncover why a summer vacation in Asheville is the perfect getaway for you this summer. Learn more about how it uniquely blends stunning outdoor views and social fun. We’ll highlight the exciting seasonal events to attend, outdoor activities that help you explore all the area has to offer. This includes fascinating attractions steeped in history and creativity, and dining experiences that range from world-class farm-to-table restaurants to easygoing pubs.

Make this a summer to remember, with a trip to Asheville! Let’s explore this captivating city and see why you should add it to your must-visit destination list this summer.

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Why Visit Asheville in the Summer?

North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

Natural Wonders

Asheville is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountain range which offers spectacular views for all your summer adventures. The landscape is painted green with hints of color from the abundant wildflowers. Rolling hills and towering peaks beckon you to explore, whether on foot with a hike, or pedaling along on your bicycle. The weather is gorgeous this time of year, with mild summer temperatures perfect for spending time outside. Wander through fragrant rhododendron blooms or cycle along a path beside a mountain stream on a cool, misty morning.

Rich Culture and History

Beyond its natural beauty, Asheville also has a unique mix of historic landmarks and a bustling modern arts scene. Stroll through the streets and you’ll find murals on every corner, art galleries filled with local masterpieces, and live music floating from cafes and street corners. The city’s creative spirit is infectious, and its diverse arts community hosts festivals, workshops, and exhibitions throughout the summer! Additionally, landmarks like the Biltmore Estate and Thomas Wolfe Memorial will give you a trip back in time to the city’s past. Contemporary cultural centers like the Asheville Art Museum showcase the city’s modern artistic achievements.

With its natural wonders and exciting cultural scene, you’ll never be bored in Asheville! What’s more, there are fun events to enjoy during the summer months. See what events you can enjoy with a summer in Asheville.

Events to Check Out

Enjoy a live band in Asheville

June

Start your summer off strong by checking out Asheville’s outdoor music festivals, which include a range of talented local musicians. There’s the Downtown After 5 concert series, which happens the third Friday of each month, from 5pm-9pm from April through September. Here you can enjoy a rich lineup of live music while soaking up the festive atmosphere of Asheville’s downtown area. The event centers around celebrating diverse music, local organizations, artists, and food! It’s not one to be missed.

Local artisans displaying their wares at outdoor markets like the Asheville City Market. Held on Saturdays, this open-air market brings together vendors offering seasonal produce, handmade crafts, and unique culinary treats!

July

In July, be sure to head over to the Shindig on the Green for traditional mountain music that celebrates the region’s rich folk heritage. This event is held every Saturday in July and August. There’s a break in the performers schedules on August 3rd because many will be attending the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the Shindig on the Green’s sister event! The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival takes place nightly from Thursday August 1 through Saturday August 3. For a rootin’ tootin’ folksy good time, be sure to add these events to your calendar!

For families, outdoor nature workshops and wildlife tours offer a chance to engage with nature up close. The Western North Carolina Nature Center’s Summer Camps and guided programs provide hands-on experiences for kids to learn about Asheville’s native plants and animals.

August

Check out the Asheville Wine & Food Festival, held August 18-19! This two-day event brings together top chefs, mixologists, and local restaurants to celebrate the region’s rich culinary heritage. Check online to get your tickets in advanced.

Don’t miss out! Allow these events to connect you to Asheville’s creative, adventurous, and community-driven spirit this summer!

Activities and Attractions

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Outdoor Adventures

Explore the great outdoors in Asheville! Prepare to be blown away by the magnificent hiking trails, rivers, and even ziplining adventures that await you.

Hiking and Waterfalls

Head over to Craggy Gardens, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here you’ll find sweeping views and colorful flowers in the summer. Take the Mount Pisgah Trail for some 360-degree views of the area, seen from the summit. Linville Falls, known as the “Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians,” will captivate you with its cascading waters plunging into the Linville Gorge.

Rafting and Kayaking

The French Broad River is the spot for whitewater rafting. No matter if you’re a beginner or an expert, the rapids offer just enough thrill for everybody. If you’re looking for a more serene experience on the water, opt to kayak through the still waters of Lake Julian or Lake Powhatan and take in your peaceful surroundings.

Ziplining and Adventure Parks

To get a real adrenaline rush, check out Navitat Canopy Adventures for a zipline ride over the treetops! You’ll be soaring over and through the forests of Moody Cove. For little travelers, you may choose to visit The Adventure Center of Asheville. This center features multiple zipline courses, including KidZip, designed specifically for younger adventurers!

Historical Sites and Museums

The legacy and history of Asheville has been well-preserved through its iconic landmarks and world-class museums. Come visit to gain more insight into the city’s interesting past and inspired present.

Biltmore Estate

Wander the halls of the largest privately-owned estate in the U.S. – The Biltmore! This home is a sheer marvel of architecture and opulence. Tour the mansion’s grand halls and intricate rooms before strolling through the well-manicured gardens. Also, let’s not forget to stop at their in-house winery!

Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Once the boyhood home of celebrated author Thomas Wolfe, this historic house museum provides a glimpse into his life and the inspiration for his literary work “Look Homeward, Angel.”

Asheville Art Museum

Situated in the heart of downtown, the museum houses an extensive collection of 20th and 21st century American art with a focus on regional works from Southern Appalachia, offering diverse exhibits that appeal to art enthusiasts of all tastes.

Family-Friendly

Check out a botanical garden in Asheville, NC

Traveling with your family to Asheville can be fun for all! The city boasts a variety of family-friendly attractions that blend fun, education, and time in the great outdoors. Here are some great places where both children and adults can enjoy quality time while learning more about nature.

Western North Carolina Nature Center

This wildlife park is home to over 60 species, including black bears, red wolves, otters, and cougars! The center has thoughtfully designed exhibits that make it easy for little ones to learn while experiencing up-close encounters with these amazing creatures. Watch as your child explores their surroundings through touch and guided activities, a petting zoo, and hands-on educational programs!

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Check out unique Appalachian plant species at the Botanical Gardens. Take the self-guided exploration along the Creekside trail and see what variety of plants, flowers, and trees you can point out. In addition to the outdoor trails, the Botanical Gardens host family-friendly workshops, events, and guided tours that will deepen your appreciation for plants.

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park

You and the kids will love navigating this aerial obstacle course suspended way up in the forest canopy! Test your agility and teamwork on ziplines, rope swings, and climbing challenges of all difficulty levels. The KidZip course is a safe and fun challenge for younger participants while parents enjoy the thrill of their own treetop adventure.

Hands On! Children’s Museum

Take a short 30-minute drive to Hendersonville, to visit Hands On! Children’s Museum. This museum is a creative and interactive space for children to learn through play. Watch your child’s imagination run wild as they explore exhibits are designed for imaginative exploration – from building projects to dressing up as firefighters and veterinarians.

Your Asheville summer vacation will be equally enjoyable for children and adults! Asheville has no shortage of ways for you and your family to vacation your way – from wildlife adventures to ziplining, tranquil botanical gardens to imaginative indoor play.

Dining and Nightlife

Check out restaurant week in Asheville, NC

Calling all foodies! Asheville’s food scene is as diverse as its landscapes and communities. The restaurants here offer something for every taste and preference. From refined farm-to-table restaurants to innovative taco joints and world-class vegan spots – choose your foodie adventure in Asheville.

Restaurants

Fine Dining

Sample the unique flavors of Spain right in the heart of North Carolina at Cúrate! This tapas restaurant features reimagined Spanish classics. Each dish is created with locally sourced ingredients and culinary techniques that pay homage to traditional Spanish cuisine. The love of the Mediterranean can be felt in every bite, from the sizzling gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp) to the crispy patatas bravas.

Rhubarb, helmed by chef John Fleer, is another fine dining gem that combines a sophisticated ambiance with inventive flavors. Seasonal Appalachian ingredients influence the ever-evolving menu at Rhubarb. Try their grilled trout and slow-roasted pork to gain the real essence of Appalachian cooking. Rhubarb is the perfect spot to begin your evening of exploring downtown Asheville.

Casual Eateries

For a quick and laid-back bite to eat, stop at White Duck Taco. Here you’ll find a colorful variety of taco fillings inspired by international cuisines. Try the spicy Bangkok shrimp or Korean bulgogi beef tacos while enjoying the riverside views.

For comfort food served with a twist, visit Sunny Point Café. If you love brunch, then you have to order the famous shrimp and grits, avocado toast, and banana pancakes. Sunny Point Café is dedicated to using locally sourced ingredients, which can be tasted in each authentic dish.

Vegetarian/Vegan

More of a plant-based eater? You’ll love Asheville’s vegan and vegetarian dining options. Laughing Seed Café has been a cornerstone of the city’s vegetarian scene for years. Here you can sample globally inspired meals like Indian dosas, pad Thai, and unique sandwiches.

Meanwhile, Plant redefines vegan fine dining with its creative dishes. Through dishes like the grilled beets, crispy mushroom mole and crusted seitan marsala you can see how Plant elevates everyday veggies into masterpieces.

Breweries and Pubs

Check out some of Asheville's local breweries

Sample Local Craft Beers

Asheville’s status as “Beer City USA” is well-deserved thanks to their over 30 craft breweries. Wicked Weed Brewing has gained national acclaim for its experimental beers. The brewery’s taproom pours everything from sour ales to barrel-aged specialties. Burial Beer Co. is another must-visit, with its adventurous flavor profiles and small-batch creations that include dark, robust stouts and hop-forward IPAs.

Laid-Back Pubs with Live Music

Sip pints of local ales while listening to live music at Jack of the Wood. Check out the Funkatorium, a subsidiary of Wicked Weed. Shock your tastebuds with their selection of sour and funky beers. The Funkatorium is a great spot to unwind after a day of exploring Asheville.

Asheville’s dining and nightlife scene is just as dynamic as the city itself. Whether you’re in the mood for a date at an upscale restaurant, a quick but delicious taco fix, or a night of craft beer tasting, Asheville has got all the options you could ever need.

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You’re thinking about visiting Asheville, but aren’t sure what you’ll do yet? Well, you’re in luck. The city has a lively events calendar full of amazing things to experience year-round. There’s food and art festivals, nature retreats, and live music performances that are sure to impress. Visiting a special event in Asheville gives you the chance to experience the community firsthand, taste the freshest local flavors, and explore new forms of art and music. There’s so much to see in Asheville!

This ultimate event guide to Asheville, NC will give you an idea of the types of festivals and activities that are taking place throughout the year. Let’s dive into this calendar so you can start planning your trip around these incredible events!

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Events by Month

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January

Asheville Restaurant Week

The start of the new year means new foodie adventures. January helps you start the new year off right with Asheville Restaurant Week! For one week, top restaurants across the city offer special prix fixe menus, showcasing their finest dishes at reduced prices. It’s the perfect time to sample the rich farm-to-table flavors of Asheville’s in upscale restaurants or in casual, contemporary cafés. Restaurant week is truly a delicious way to get to know Asheville.

February

Mardi Gras Parade

Asheville puts its own unique twist on Mardi Gras with a lively parade. The downtown Mardi Gras Parade is a colorful, festive spectacle featuring floats, costumes, and merrymakers dancing through the streets in a dazzling display. Everyone’s invited to join in on the fun at the masquerade balls and after-parties that fill the night with music and merriment.

Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

If you find yourself drawn to the avant-garde, the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival is something you should check out. This festival showcases experimental and unconventional works by local and national artists. Here you’ll find an adventurous blend of theater, puppetry, dance, and performance art. The shows are hosted in multiple venues around the city, ranging from small stages to more unconventional spaces. This festival is a must-attend event for anyone seeking out-of-the-box entertainment. The timing of this festival varies and could be held in March, so be sure to check online for more information.

March

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Embrace the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day in Asheville with a mix of lively pub crawls, green-themed parties, and live music! Put on your favorite green outfit and join in the festivities at various breweries and bars around the city. Sip an Irish stouts or ale while listening to live performances by local musicians. Musical acts range from traditional Celtic tunes to folk and rock, helping you get into the spirit of this iconic holiday.

Enjoy the Asheville Orchid Festival

April

Asheville Orchid Festival

Welcome Spring in April at the Asheville Orchid Festival held at the North Carolina Arboretum. This festival brings a pop of color to the city, showcasing beautiful arrangements and displays of native and international orchids. Check out a workshop to learn about cultivating these plants or check out the orchid options for sale so you can bring one home with you.

Asheville Bread Festival

Calling all bread lovers! You will love every minute spent at the Asheville Bread Festival with its hands-on workshops, expert demonstrations, and tastings focused on the craft of making artisan bread. Watch master bakers demonstrate traditional techniques, from sourdough starters to shaping and scoring dough. Panel discussions delve into topics like local grains, baking trends, and sustainability. The festival’s marketplace offers bread and baked goods from some of the best bakers in the region! Come celebrate all things bread in Asheville!

May

LEAF Global Arts Retreat

This smaller, more intimate version of the Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) offers you a unique blend of live music, art, and healing arts workshops. Held at the idyllic Lake Eden in Black Mountain, the retreat brings together world-class musicians, performers, and artisans in beautiful surroundings. Participate in drum circles, yoga classes, and craft workshops, or simply relax by the lake while enjoying live music.

Biltmore Blooms

The grounds and gardens of the Biltmore transform into a floral wonderland, with thousands of tulips, azaleas, and other spring blooms covering every inch! Wander through the Walled Garden, meander along the Azalea Garden paths, and enjoy sweeping views of blooming flowers from the estate’s terraces. Garden experts are on hand to provide guided tours, while the estate’s conservatory displays rare tropical plants.

Montford Music & Arts Festival

Come enjoy a day of art, music, and culture at the Montford Music & Arts Festival. The historic Montford neighborhood turns into a bustling hub of creativity at the largest street festival in Western North Carolina! Live performances by local and regional musicians span genres from folk and bluegrass to rock and jazz, providing a lively soundtrack to your visit. Over 100 vendors showcase their art, jewelry, and crafts alongside food trucks and local restaurants offering everything from barbecue to international flavors.

Mountain Sports Festival

If you love nature, fitness, and competition then you’ll love this three-day celebration of outdoor sports. Activities like trail running, biking, paddleboarding, and climbing alongside races and sports events are just some ways to enjoy yourself. Listen to live music, eat local food, and check out the educational workshops that promote environmental stewardship.

Listen to live music in Asheville, NC

June

Downtown After 5

As summer stretches over Asheville, the Downtown After 5 series starts and fills the city with the sounds of live music each month. Held on the third Friday of every month from May through September, these outdoor concerts transform North Lexington Avenue into a lively venue where everyone gathers to listen to local bands performing a mix of genres – from folk, rock, jazz, and the blues. It’s a great way to get a feel for Asheville’s music scene, while checking out food vendors, sampling craft beer, and enjoying the laidback vibes.

Blue Ridge Pride

In June, Blue Ridge Pride brings Asheville’s LGBTQ+ community together for a colorful, inclusive festival that spans the weekend. This event includes drag shows, live entertainment, and dozens of vendors offering food and merchandise. Workshops and discussion panels foster awareness and understanding, while local businesses show their support for the LGBTQ+ community.

VeganFest

Celebrate plant-based cuisine and healthy living at VeganFest. This event is exciting for vegans and omnivores! The festival features cooking demonstrations by expert chefs, an array of food trucks and vendors showcasing their vegan dishes, and educational workshops on nutrition and sustainability. Visitors can sample delicious plant-based foods while learning about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle.

July

Shindig on the Green

Shindig on the Green is a beloved Asheville tradition that celebrates the region’s rich Appalachian musical heritage. Taking place on summer Saturdays in Pack Square Park, this free event features traditional mountain music, bluegrass jams, and dance performances. Listen to fiddle tunes, banjo melodies, and more, while talented dancers showcase clogging and other folk dance styles.

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

For nearly a century, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands has brought together artisans from across the Southeast to showcase their exquisite handmade crafts. The event, held at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in downtown Asheville, features over 150 vendors offering pottery, textiles, woodwork, jewelry, and more. Live craft demonstrations give visitors an insight into the artists’ creative process, while the fair’s interactive nature workshops engage families and provide a fun learning experience. This craft fair gives you a window into the rich legacy of traditional Appalachian crafts.

LEAF Downtown

LEAF Downtown is a summer celebration of music, art, and community. Located in Pack Square Park, the festival features an exciting lineup of musical acts, ranging from world music to soul and blues, along with interactive workshops and family-friendly activities. Local and international artists display their work, while food trucks serve up everything from classic festival fare to international cuisine. The inclusive atmosphere encourages creativity. Hands-on activities, from painting to drum circles, offer something for everyone. LEAF Downtown invites people of all ages and backgrounds to come together in celebration of all things art!

August

Asheville Wine & Food Festival

For a comprehensive taste of Asheville’s diverse food scene, visit the Asheville Wine & Food Festival! This multi-day event is filled with tastings, cooking demonstrations, chef competitions, and educational panels, all spotlighting local chefs, winemakers, and food lovers. Pair delectable dishes with exquisite wines at The Grand Tasting event where you can sample a wide variety of wines, cocktails, and gourmet foods.

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September

Village Art and Craft Fair

The Village Art and Craft Fair in historic Biltmore Village brings together over 100 talented artisans to showcase their work. This fair features booths displaying pottery, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, and more. As you stroll along the charming cobblestone streets of Biltmore Village you can feast your eyes on carefully curated handmade crafts, find unique treasures, and speak directly with the artists about their creative processes. Live music and food vendors adding to the festive atmosphere.

Goombay Festival

Celebrate West African and Caribbean culture at the Goombay Festival! This event transforms downtown Asheville into a spectacular hub of music, dance, and good food. The parade, drumming circles, and live performances of reggae, gospel, and Afrobeat music fill the air, while food vendors serve up delicious Caribbean specialties. Craft vendors display handmade jewelry and textiles, while educational workshops and storytelling sessions provide insight into West African and Caribbean traditions.

Asheville Greek Festival

Hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, the Asheville Greek Festival brings a taste of Greece to the city each September. The festival features a wide selection of traditional Greek dishes, including spanakopita, gyros, and baklava! Greek music and dance performances entertain as you savor the flavors of Greece. Craft booths selling authentic Greek jewelry, ceramics, and souvenirs make this event an essential stop for all things Greek.

October

Asheville Oktoberfest

Put on your lederhosen and join in on the Oktoberfest fun at Asheville Oktoberfest! Sample a variety of beer from local breweries, play traditional Bavarian games, and dance to live polka music during the festivities. Explore a diverse selection of seasonal brews, including pumpkin ales, Märzens, and stouts, all while munching on pretzels, sausages, and other German-inspired goodies. The festival also includes stein-holding competitions and a costume contest, creating a lively celebration that pays homage to the original Munich Oktoberfest.

Haunted Asheville

As Halloween approaches, discover Asheville’s spooky side with Haunted Asheville tours and haunted attractions that delve into the city’s eerie past. Led by local experts, these ghost tours tell tales of haunted hotels, mysterious apparitions, and unexplained phenomena.

November

Holiday Parade and JingleFest

November marks the beginning of Asheville’s merrymaking season with its annual Holiday Parade and JingleFest. The streets are filled with holiday spirit as the parade travels through downtown, featuring colorful floats, marching bands, and old St. Nick himself. After the parade, families head to JingleFest, a free event with crafts, live entertainment, and seasonal activities like cookie decorating and holiday-themed games.

The Big Crafty

The Big Crafty, Asheville’s holiday art market, brings together dozens of local artisans for a weekend filled with handmade crafts, unique gifts, and plenty of creative cheer. Browse booths showcasing jewelry, pottery, textiles, and fine art all crafted by talented regional artists. Enjoy live performances, delicious local food, and the holiday festivities at The Big Craft. Be sure to stock up on all your one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

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December

Christmas at Biltmore

Your eyes will sparkle when you see the magical wonderland of Christmas at Biltmore. The grand estate is adorned with twinkling lights, elegant ornaments, and over 50 elaborately decorated Christmas trees. Take guided tours of the mansion’s opulent interiors, listen to live holiday music echoing through the halls, and warm up with a cup of hot cider. Outside, the gardens and grounds are illuminated, perfect for strolling. The estate’s Antler Hill Village hosts seasonal activities, including wine tastings at the estate’s winery and holiday shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.

National Gingerbread House Competition

Every year, The Omni Grove Park Inn hosts the National Gingerbread House Competition, where master bakers from across the nation showcase their cookie architectural skills. These spectacular gingerbread creations feature intricate designs that blend art and whimsy using gingerbread and icing! Tour the exhibit and vote for their favorites, all while sipping a hot cocoa and taking in the inn’s amazing holiday decorations. This competition is one of Asheville’s most beloved holiday traditions

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You don’t have to leave the country to enjoy a laidback getaway. The charming city of Asheville, North Carolina hosts numerous attractions, including museums, zoos, botanical gardens, and art galleries, perfect for a relaxing vacation. If you’re planning an Asheville vacation with your family or friends, Nana’s Branch is the ideal Asheville vacation home for all your lodging needs. Here’s more on this beautiful 4-bedroom property.

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Snug Living Room

Every year, the average American family spends around 1,600 hours in the living room, highlighting its importance. Nana’s Branch features a beautiful, spacious living room with cozy seats for a laid-back experience with your loved ones. Enjoy luxurious furnishings, including a sofa, three armchairs, and an elegant end table. Gather for a movie night and catch all your favorite blockbusters and series on the massive wall-mounted flat-screen. There’s a fireplace if the house gets chilly and a smooth pile carpet for extra under-foot comfort.

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Having the freedom to prep your meals while on holiday creates convenience. Nana’s Branch features a fully equipped kitchen for those days you prefer home-cooked cuisine. Access a six-burner stove with an oven, giving you sufficient space to cook multiple dishes simultaneously. The counter provides ample space for prepping ingredients, while a professional stainless steel knife set makes slicing and dicing a breeze. Electrical appliances include a refrigerator, a toaster, a microwave oven, and a coffee maker for the perfect morning cup of joe.

Functional Dining Space

After unleashing your inner Jamie Oliver, you want a neat setting where you and yours can relish a meal together. Nana’s Branch has a delightful eight-seater dining room and an additional dining space on the kitchen island with three seats. The dining table sits next to the kitchen, making transitioning between the two areas easy.

Cozy Bedrooms

A good night’s rest is vital for optimal mental and physical functioning, making the bedroom one of the most essential spaces in the house. Nana’s Branch has four luxurious bedrooms with king and queen beds. The master bedroom and second bedroom feature a king bed, a dual sink, a stand-up shower, and a spacious cabinet for all your storage needs. The third bedroom has a queen bed, a shower and bath combo, and a dual sink, while the fourth bedroom on the lower level features a queen bed with a bunk bed, perfect for the little ones. All bedrooms have plush mattresses with quality, well-laundered bedding, ensuring a peaceful night’s rest.

Excellent Outdoor Spaces

A home’s exterior is as essential as its interior, and Nana’s Branch doesn’t disappoint. The outdoor patio features a gas grill and a six-seater table, perfect for a weekend barbecue. The terrace overlooks the beautiful greenery, creating a more immersive outdoor experience. Underneath the patio lies a hot tub for an evening relaxation session as you sip your favorite drinks. A flight of stairs leads you to the massive backyard with a firepit where you can enjoy evening bonfires as you reminisce and share your favorite memories. The expansive yard is ideal for spike ball, volleyball, or cornhole.

Thrilling Game Room

Nana’s Branch’s lower level features a fully stocked game room with a pool table, Pac-Man arcade, ping pong table, NBA Jam arcade, and a Peloton bike. Gather together for a fun gaming night, or go head-to-head for bragging rights. Adjacent to the game room lies a wet bar where you can mix custom cocktails and drinks.

Pet-Friendly Space

Leaving your family pet at home as you head off for a vacation can be difficult. Thankfully, Nana’s Branch allows for up to two pets, allowing for a wholesome holiday experience. The home’s open concept floor plan allows for easy movement of your precious pooch indoors, while the massive backyard offers an ideal space for your pawed pal to run about.

Self Check-In and Check-Out

There’s nothing worse than arriving at your vacation rental and waiting for someone to drop off the keys to the house. Nana’s Branch employs a self-check-in and check-out system, saving time and eliminating potentially inconveniencing scenarios.

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Asheville is known for its scenic beauty and umpteen attractions, including four-wheel drive tours, beautiful hiking trails, history museums, and art galleries. As you prepare for a thrilling getaway to this North Carolina city, look to Mighty Tree Properties Nana’s Branch for an unparalleled lodging experience. This picturesque holiday home sits in the middle of a well-forested area, offering you and your loved ones privacy and serenity. With four luxurious bedrooms and three full bathrooms, Nana’s Branch can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests, making it ideal for mid-sized groups. Contact us today to book this lovely vacation rental and relish a stay in one of Ashville’s prime properties.

Halloween typically means dressing up in costume and dishing out candy to trick-or-treaters. This October 31st, why not forfeit the conventional celebrations and head out for a thrilling holiday with your family for a memorable Halloween getaway? Choosing the right vacation destination goes a long way in determining how much fun you’ll have, but with so many options on the table, it may prove challenging. If you’re still scratching your head, here are three prime holiday spots worth exploring this Halloween.

Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains touch the North Carolina – Tennessee border and offer a rich diversity of flora and fauna. The mountain range got its name from the blue fog that floats above the peaks created by vapor from the numerous plant species. At the base of the mountains lies The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which draws over 12 million annual visitors, making it America’s most-visited park. The park lies within a 24-hour drive from over half of the US population, making it an easily-accessible destination. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park houses numerous attractions for a thrilling Halloween day with your loved ones. Highway 441 cuts through the park and connects the towns of Gatlinburg in Tennessee and Cherokee in North Carolina. This famous road provides access to renowned attractions, including Clingmans Dome and Newfound Gap. Clingman’s Dome rises to an elevation of 6,643 feet and offers panoramic views of the landscape alongside gorgeous sunrise and sunset views. Newfound Gap rises to an incredible 3,000 feet and features diverse forest ecosystems, including fragrant woodland, cove hardwood, northern hardwood, and pine oak. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to many wildlife species, such as elk, wild turkeys, deer, and a healthy population of black bears. Gatlinburg on the Tennessee side and Cherokee on the North Carolina end offer excellent amenities, including restaurants, shopping centers, and movie theaters.

Asheville

This beautiful mountain city in North Carolina’s Buncombe County offers a unique blend of natural scenery and a vibrant social scene, making it an excellent Halloween go-to. Once you arrive, kick off your stay at the Asheville Visitor Center for city maps and local tips on maneuvering around town. Downtown Ashville is home to a robust city center with attractions such as trolley tours, shops, bookstores, and art galleries. Head out of town and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, including the famous Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway, famously nicknamed “America’s favorite drive,” stretches for 469 miles, opening up to epic outdoor adventures. The Nantahala National Forest covers over half a million acres and has several recreational activities, including whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, biking, off-roading, and horseback riding. For the ultimate outdoor aquatic experience, head to the French Broad River and enjoy tubing, standup paddleboarding, or boating. The Botanical Gardens of Asheville span over 10 acres and feature 600 Appalachian wildflower species, flowering trees, and shrubs. The North Carolina Arboretum stretches for around 434 acres and offers access to beautiful natural areas and gardens.

New York City

This iconic city dates back nearly 400 years and has been a vacation favorite for visitors from across the globe. Times Square is a New York City must-see that offers a diverse range of restaurants, shops, museums, art galleries, and famous Broadway shows. The Rockefeller Center delivers thrilling experiences, including skating at The Rink, relaxing sessions at Channel Gardens, and panoramic city views atop the indoor and outdoor observation decks. Venture to the Empire State Building and enjoy access to world-class restaurants, including Tacombi and State Grill & Bar. The observatories lie in the heart of Manhattan and feature two decks offering unparalleled views of New York City. If you’re a history enthusiast, The American Museum of Natural History has fascinating exhibitions such as Invisible Worlds, Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium, Garden of Green, and Extinct and Endangered. A trip to New York City would not be complete without visiting the famous Statue of Liberty. This iconic statue made its way to America on June 17, 1885, and has been a unique symbol of New York ever since. Head up to the pedestal for mesmerizing views on the observation deck, or climb the double-helix staircase to the crown and relish the jaw-dropping sights.

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Halloween should be about more than costumes and candy. Elevate your October 31st experience by treating your loved ones to a thrilling holiday. Whether you settle on the Smoky Mountains, Asheville, or New York City, each destination offers something unique. As you plan your Halloween getaway, Mighty Tree Properties is ideal for all your lodging needs. We have exquisite vacation rentals with top-notch amenities in the three destinations for the ultimate home-like experience. Contact us today to book your preferred vacation rental from our impressive list of properties for an unforgettable Halloween getaway.

Asheville is a majestic city in the western part of North Carolina. It is a city with a rich heritage ranging from its dramatic art scenes to its iconic architecture. A crucial part of the city’s architectural diversity is Brennan Brook. It is a 5-bedroom holiday rental nestled in the heart of the city. This Asheville vacation home is the perfect escape route to the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains. Brennan Brook enjoys strategic positioning close to the city center allowing for easy movement. Also, it has luxurious amenities to facilitate your North Carolina stay. Planning an Asheville vacation for the upcoming holidays? Here’s why Brennan Brook Checks all the right boxes.

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Elegant Interiors

Brennan Brook is the perfect holiday rental for your family. This property is suitable for up to 13 vacationers. Armed with 5-bedrooms, there is enough space for your guests to sleep. Each of the 5 rooms is fitted with a luxurious plush mattress for a good night’s sleep. These rooms have enough natural lighting when you need it and blinding effects for privacy. Four of the five bedrooms have full ensuite bathrooms complete with a shower and tub. Such settings are convenient for the family setting. Also, minimal time will be spent when preparing for the day’s adventures.

Flying your family out for a vacation in North Carolina doesn’t mean that you will dine out the entire length of your trip. Instead, it is the perfect opportunity for families to bond and no place does it better than the kitchen. This property is designed with an eat-in kitchen that is fitted with state-of-the-art appliances. Start your mornings the right way with a drink straight from the drip coffee maker. Other appliances include a microwave, an oven, a dishwasher, and a refrigerator. Within the kitchen space is an eight-seater dining table that complements the existing 3-seat bar stool.

Brennan Brook is the epitome of luxury in Asheville. Instead of the usual living room, this property has separate theater and game rooms. It is a place where you can enjoy your vacation without getting out of the house. Some of the games available include basketball, ping pong, and ski ball. The theater room is furnished with reclining chairs for your comfort as you enjoy your movie of choice. The laundry room in the property allows you to pack light and enjoy your North Carolina stay without compromising your fashion sense.

Exciting Outdoors

Brennan Brook’s exciting indoors are just one-half of the package. The remaining half is where the details lie. Just outside the main house is an outdoor table where you can go to relax and have lunch. During those chilly evenings in the city, there is a wood fire pit to keep you warm as you explore the skies. Best still there is a gas BBQ grill, meaning you are not missing out on this fan-favorite snack. Also, there is a flat yard overlooking the main house where your kids and pets can explore.

Brennan Brook’s exciting outdoors is not limited to the premises of the property alone. It has more to do with the multiple adventures available for you to explore. Approximately seven minutes away from the property is downtown Asheville. It is a place of multiple restaurants, bars, and shops. During those days when you want to explore Asheville’s vibrant nightlife, the downtown part of the city is the place to be. It is also a good place for luxury shopping.

This property is the escape route to some of North Carolina’s natural formations. Approximately 15 minutes away from the rental are multiple hiking trails showing some of Asheville’s hidden treasures. These trails range from smooth family-friendly fields to bushy nerve-jerking paths. Novice hikers have more to do in the city with the Blue Ridge Mountains being in the periphery.

Have you been to a ski resort before? Asheville gives you a rare chance to experience it. Although the nearest resort sits approximately 45 minutes away from the rental, it is still a vital component of your adventure in the city. Skiing is not as complex as people would want to assume. With little training, you find yourself rolling down the slopes like the boss you are. Park adventures also await you in this part of the city.

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The multiple adventures available for you to explore in North Carolina call for a comfortable place to call home. At the center of your holiday rental needs in North Carolina is Mighty Tree Properties. We are a trusted service provider with properties in multiple locations across the USA. Brennan Brook is a high-end holiday rental in Asheville that meets all the requirements of a modern-day vacation home. From the surrounding clean environment to the luxurious amenities and nearby facilities, you are in for a relaxing holiday experience in Asheville’s smoky mountains. Reach out to us today to book this property.