Winter in Asheville, N.C.

With Asheville’s mild winter weather and so many things to do, you’ll need more than a weekend to experience it all. Brisk waterfall hikes, cozy mountain cabins and a sizzling city arts scene make for one of the best vacation spots in the U.S.

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Experience a Winter Vacation in Asheville

Winter is Asheville’s undiscovered season. Take in stunning long-range views on winter hikes, enjoy a show at The Orange Peel or other top Asheville music venues, dine at the best Asheville restaurants with fewer crowds, and enjoy the best rates of the year with last-minute travel deals on local hotels and mountain cabin rentals. Cozy up to a romantic weekend getaway at an Asheville bed and breakfast, or bring the kids along for an affordable family road trip. Don’t forget your Biltmore Estate tickets for a chance to see America’s Largest Home, and be sure to check our calendar of events for upcoming winter festivals, theater performances and live music throughout the season.

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  • Things to Do in Winter
  • Ski Lesson at Cataloochee Ski Area
    Avoid the crowds (and prices) that come with fall , spring and summer , and enjoy Asheville with your family at the coolest time of the year. Indoors With more than 30 pinball machines and over a dozen classic video games in the “Arcave,”
  • 12 Ways to Spend Your Winter Days With the Fam in AshevilleSki Lesson at Cataloochee Ski Area
    Avoid the crowds (and prices) that come with fall , spring and summer , and enjoy Asheville with your family at the coolest time of the year. Indoors With more than 30 pinball machines and over a dozen classic video games in the “Arcave,”
  • Snowboarding at Cataloochee Ski Area
    Asheville might not be the first place you think of when planning your ski vacation , but the Western North Carolina mountain town happens to cozy up to the highest peaks in the eastern United States. Whether you’re a beginning snowboarder or
  • It’s All Downhill: Easy Ways to Enjoy Winter Sports in AshevilleSnowboarding at Cataloochee Ski Area
    Asheville might not be the first place you think of when planning your ski vacation , but the Western North Carolina mountain town happens to cozy up to the highest peaks in the eastern United States. Whether you’re a beginning snowboarder or
  • Get Edgy With the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
    During the depths of winter, the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival brings a burst of artistic color to downtown , with innovative theater, dance, spoken word and performance arts at venues all around town. Wonder what Fringe is all about? This edgy
  • Fringe Arts Festival: Winter Whimsy in AshevilleGet Edgy With the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
    During the depths of winter, the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival brings a burst of artistic color to downtown , with innovative theater, dance, spoken word and performance arts at venues all around town. Wonder what Fringe is all about? This edgy
  • Couple at Sunset Terrace at the Omni Grove Park Inn
    If you need ideas for your next date night in Asheville, here's a list of some of the top restaurants in town for romance. This list is according to a poll conducted by fans of  Asheville's Facebook page . Zambra  - Asheville's
  • Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in AshevilleCouple at Sunset Terrace at the Omni Grove Park Inn
    If you need ideas for your next date night in Asheville, here's a list of some of the top restaurants in town for romance. This list is according to a poll conducted by fans of  Asheville's Facebook page . Zambra  - Asheville's
  • Wake Foot Sanctuary
    When on vacation many of us crave experiencing something out of the ordinary – an activity that stands apart from the monotony of everyday life. Well, prepare to be beguiled - and reap the benefits! Asheville’s reputation as a destination
  • Spa Experiences with an Asheville TwistWake Foot Sanctuary
    When on vacation many of us crave experiencing something out of the ordinary – an activity that stands apart from the monotony of everyday life. Well, prepare to be beguiled - and reap the benefits! Asheville’s reputation as a destination
  • Couple at Biltmore Winter
    Sweetie, Honey, Pumpkin', Boo—whatever you call your special someone, this is your chance to woo them with an incredible romantic getaway. Asheville is the perfect couples escape, whether you want to hit a romantic restaurant for a dinner
  • Asheville's Top Romantic Weekend Getaway IdeasCouple at Biltmore Winter
    Sweetie, Honey, Pumpkin', Boo—whatever you call your special someone, this is your chance to woo them with an incredible romantic getaway. Asheville is the perfect couples escape, whether you want to hit a romantic restaurant for a dinner

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Mountain Cabin at Carolina Mornings

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If you’re looking for accommodations with character, then you should definitely consider an Asheville cabin rental . Tucked throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains are a variety of winsome home rentals offering all the amenities you would expect - … read more

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Theater as Original as Asheville Itself

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Asheville is a haven for originality. From breathtaking aerial arts to vibrant reinterpretations of Shakespeare, Asheville is driven by artistic vision and bold risk-taking. Artists push boundaries to delight visitors and locals with original works … read more

Social Lounge Rooftop

Stay Up Late And Discover Another Side of Asheville

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Sometimes, you just don’t want the fun to stop, the music to fade away, the celebration to be over. You want to squeeze every last minute of living life to the fullest out of each and every day. So, after a day in the Blue Ridge, enjoy a night … read more

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Asheville Venue Guide: Places to Eat, Drink and Dance

by Jonathan Ammons

Dinner and dancing are not mutually exclusive in Asheville. Many of our music halls double as a restaurant, or offer ways to nosh before catching a show. If you’re looking for the best all-in-one spots for your night on the town, then check out … read more