Attractions

Immerse yourself in the perennial beauty of Asheville’s natural wonders, be enchanted by the by-gone era of America’s Gilded Age, or embark upon a thrilling zipline adventure through the forest canopy. With activities that appeal to every traveler, create an Asheville experience all your own through one of our many unique attractions.

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  • Serafina and the Twisted Staff
    by Jason Tarr

    In the cavernous basement of the Biltmore Estate and in the magical forests surrounding Asheville is a mythical protagonist, 12-year-old Serafina, who has captivated the attention of the nation’s readers. The first chronicle of her daring quest … read more

  • Biltmore Blooms Walled Garden
    by Cat Kessler

    Welcome spring in high style with more than 130,000 flowers, blooming in gardens fit for a Vanderbilt. At Biltmore Blooms, the estate's annual festival of flowers, the color and fragrance of orchids and thousands of spring bulbs steal the show. … read more

  • Biltmore & Italian Gardens
    by Elizabeth Sims

    Asheville’s crown jewel, Biltmore , was created by George Vanderbilt in 1895 as a retreat reminiscent of the grand castles and estates of France and Britain. Vanderbilt fell in love with the North Carolina mountains after visiting with his … read more

  • Biltmore Premium Wine Tasting
    by Constance E. Richards

    “Where ARE you? Are you in France?” squealed the comments on my new Facebook profile picture. I didn’t have to cross the pond to stand in a hillside vineyard, the horizon sprawled out behind me, puffy clouds languidly skimming … read more

  • Omni Grove Park Inn - Historic 2
    by K.C. Cronin

    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 … read more

  • Thomas Wolfe House
    by Katie Knorovsky

    Thomas Wolfe famously wrote “You can’t go home again,” but don’t let that stop you from exploring the Asheville native’s boyhood home. A contemporary of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, Wolfe secured his place … read more