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Sweeping mountain views, great food, and lively music create the vibe in Asheville

50 Things to Do in Asheville

If you’re looking for things to do in Asheville, then consider this list your primer to the many activities available in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or perhaps well acquainted with the flair of this Southern Appalachia getaway, here are 50 ideas to help you see, do, and explore the best Asheville has to offer. #1 Downtown Asheville

Holidays at the Grove Arcade

Asheville Gift Guide: 27 Mountain-Made Items for Your List

Share the city you love with your loved ones It’s that time of year again, when you want to remember family and friends with special gifts. But where do you start looking for items to delight the toughest customers? We suggest you begin right here. The city’s creative community is full of fabulous gift ideas ranging from the functional to the whimsical, the sumptuous to the

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Decorating Tips from Biltmore

If you think decorating your home for the holidays can sometimes be a little overwhelming, imagine what it's like to deck the halls at a home with over 250 rooms! Decorators at Biltmore House , America's largest private home, have made holiday decorating an art, and in the spirit of the season, they compiled a list of decorating ideas that will help bring the warmth and spirit of a

Storyteller Cherokee Man

Over the Blue Ridge to Cherokee Territory

Asheville’s Ancient Connections Beyond the stunning Art Deco architecture, the sounds of drums in Pritchard Park on a Friday night and the smell of Mexico as you pass White Duck Taco - stop and ponder this…you are in the shadows of a sacred and ancient civilization dating back 11,000 years; the Cherokee. And their home is one of the oldest places on Earth, the Appalachian Mountains,

Grove Arcade Holidays

Holiday Shopping Hot Spots in Asheville

Do your holiday shopping in Asheville Crisp mountain air combines with the smell of evergreens, spice-infused apple cider, and hot chocolate. In Biltmore Village carolers are singing the familiar songs of Christmas and on Asheville's street corners, musicians serenade shoppers with old and new holiday favorites. It is the holiday season in Asheville and throughout the city's diverse

National Gingerbread Competition

Gingerbread House Competition at Omni Grove Park Inn

The National Gingerbread House Competition William Shakespeare got it right when he wrote, “And I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.”   You’ll find plenty of this spicy holiday favorite during The Omni Grove Park Inn ’s 2017 National Gingerbread House Competition, celebrating its 25th anniversary of showcasing

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The Legendary E.W. Grove

The Legendary E.W. Grove: A Man with a Vision Edwin Wiley Grove (1850 – 1927) E.W. Grove not only shaped the city of Asheville, he set in motion his dream that Asheville would become the alluring destination it is today.   But who was the man behind the legendary name? Tragedy Leads To Purpose During the nineteenth century malaria struck the South with a vengeance.  There

Pottery 48 Hr FAM June 2014

From the Earth to the Arts: Get Totally Involved in Asheville

A Hands-On Escape From Your Everyday Life Asheville is a great place to WATCH—the people, the events, the crowds and the changing scenery—but it is an even better place to DO. Visitors explore the natural world, create art and make music. Here’s what can happen in just a day-and-a-half. Into the Woods Meet up at a location given to you the evening before by Alan Muskat and his

Artisan Weavers at Fiber Day

Weaving Wonders: Asheville’s Rich Farm to Spindle Heritage

Get a Feel for Mountain Fiber Arts The natural fiber tradition runs deep in Western North Carolina. Spinning, knitting, weaving and felting are literally part of the region’s fabric. Some say that the tradition of selling functional weavings began 40 miles north of Asheville at a Presbyterian mission located on a remote crossroads near the Tennessee border. It was here in 1856 at

Fall Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Craft Your Fall Adventure in Asheville

Discover WNC’s Craft Culture Along Area Byways Fall in Western North Carolina brings leaf peepers from near and far who crave the sight of brilliant fall foliage; the crunch of a just-picked apple; and a cup of warm cider on a chilly evening. It also brings food fans who come for the wide variety of seasonal food, beer, hard cider and other tempting spirits. This is autumn in Asheville.