Pet Friendly

With miles of mountain trails to explore, watering holes for splashing, and lots of awesome things to sniff, your four-legged friend will be living the dream.

  • by Joanne O'Sullivan

    Thousands of miles of trails twist, meander, dip and climb through the peaks and valleys around Asheville. In this world-class hiking destination, you can take your pick from peaceful hikes along mountain streams and technical scrambles up steep … read more

  • by Asheville Insider

    Your beloved pet deserves a little fun, too, and Asheville offers unique opportunities for your four-legged friend. Whether you want to explore the city or the mountains, you’ll find plenty of things to do. You can even give your pup the grooming of … read more

  • by Jen Nathan Orris

    Asheville loves its four-legged friends. Dogs lounge beside cafe tables and proud owners parade their pups through downtown. Meeting pets of every size and stature is one of the most exciting ways to experience Asheville. So why not let your pup join … read more

  • by Mark File

    With hundreds of beautiful cascades near Asheville, where do you begin? Here’s a quick sampler to get you started. These 10 locations represent a diverse range of options, so there’s something for everyone. Tallest: Upper Whitewater Falls Walk a … read more

  • by Cat Kessler

    If there's one thing that drives home Asheville's moniker as "the Paris of the South," it has to be the outdoor dining scene. On a warm evening in downtown Asheville, diners are lined up on sidewalks, tucked into courtyards and gathered around fire … read more

  • by Cat Kessler

    An unusual amenity at one Asheville hotel is drawing a lot of attention, and is warming hearts and saving lives in the process. Guests checking in to downtown's Aloft hotel may notice a furry, four-legged greeter in the lobby, an ambassador from the … read more