Businesses in the Asheville area are supportive of a state-wide rule requiring the use of masks in public indoor spaces, encouraging their customers and guests cooperate with the rule for the mutual safety of visitors and locals. The order, instituted by the Governor of North Carolina, requires people, with some exceptions, to wear face coverings in public when social distancing is not possible. This includes a direction to wear masks both indoors and outdoors, including on sidewalks, where 6 feet of distance can’t be maintained.
Biltmore’s House, Gardens, Grounds, and Antler Hill Village are now open to guests with limited capacities. The Village Hotel is also open and taking reservations. For the latest details on Biltmore operations, go here.
Much of the Blue Ridge Parkway and adjacent hiking trails are open for passage. Parks as well as state and national forest areas are open, including the North Carolina Arboretum, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park and Grandfather Mountain. So, too, are Pisgah National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Buncombe County and City of Asheville municipal parks.
Asheville attractions, tours and experiences are openly slowly with new protocols for the safety of staff and guests. Opening procedures and offerings differ from business to business. Check listings and business websites for fresh updates.Attractions & Arts
Asheville restaurants and taprooms are now able to begin serving in their dining rooms and patio areas, with staff and customer safety front and center. Please keep in mind that opening procedures and offerings differ from restaurant to restaurant. Many openings are in progress. For the most current information, also check the restaurant’s listings and official website or social channel.Dine-In & Takeout Restaurants
Asheville's array of independent shops, boutiques and galleries are cautiously opening with community and guest safety front and center. Offerings and operations vary from business to business. Check listings and business websites for the most up to date information.Shopping and Markets
Beginning this weekend, Asheville-area hotels, campgrounds, and short-term rentals are welcoming visitors, while taking steps to provide for their safe and responsible stay. Not all lodging providers are open, so it is advised that you call call ahead to inquire about your stay.Places to Stay