Latest Updates and Travel Information

As we continue in Phase III of North Carolina's re-opening plan, shops, galleries, attractions, taprooms, and restaurants are predominantly open and welcome guests. In opening, many Asheville-area businesses, residents and guests are making a commitment to each other: Our Stay Safe Pledge.  Asheville cares about every neighbor and guest, and as you are welcomed into open shops, restaurants, attractions, and natural spaces, it is with sincere consideration for each other's well-being. Learn about the Stay Safe Pledge here »

North Carolina Mask Rule

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 indoors at all times (unless eating/drinking) and outdoors where 6 feet of distance can’t be maintained. 

Biltmore Estate Grounds and Hotel

Biltmore’s House, Gardens, Grounds, and Antler Hill Village are now open to guests with limited capacities. The Village Hotel and The Inn on Biltmore Estate are also open and taking reservations. For the latest details on Biltmore operations, go here.

Blue Ridge Parkway and Outdoor Areas

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 ArboretumChimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park and Grandfather Mountain. So, too, are Pisgah National ForestGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, and Buncombe County and City of Asheville municipal parks.

Open Attractions

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


Open Restaurants

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, Outdoor & Takeout Restaurants


Open Retail

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


Open Lodging

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



Below is a list of business that report being open. This list is evolving and will be updated regularly.