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
  • There’s plenty to do for the whole crew, indoors or out 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
  • 12 Ways to Spend Your Winter Days With the Fam in Asheville
    There’s plenty to do for the whole crew, indoors or out 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
  • Family-Friendly skiing and tubing convenient to downtown 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
  • It’s All Downhill: Easy Ways to Enjoy Winter Sports in Asheville
    Family-Friendly skiing and tubing convenient to downtown 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
  • Countdown to the festival: January 26-29, 2017 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.
  • Fringe Arts Festival: Winter Whimsy in Asheville
    Countdown to the festival: January 26-29, 2017 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.
  • Reader's Choice: Most Romantic Places to Dine in Asheville 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
  • Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Asheville
    Reader's Choice: Most Romantic Places to Dine in Asheville 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
  • Salt caves, foot spas and yoga tours, oh my! 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!
  • Spa Experiences with an Asheville Twist
    Salt caves, foot spas and yoga tours, oh my! 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!
  • 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 Ideas
    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

More to Explore in Winter

Theater as Original as Asheville Itself

by Jen Nathan Orris

Fresh Works that Spark Imagination 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 … read more

Walk On the Weird Side: Asheville's Quirkiest Museum Collections

by Jennifer Saylor

From Vintage to Creepy, These Aren't Your Typical Exhibits Looking for a walk on the whimsical side? Take a look at some of Asheville's most pleasantly peculiar museums: Asheville Pinball Museum , downtown Asheville Party like it's … read more

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 … read more

Cabin Fever! 6 RAD Reasons to Rent a Mountain Retreat

by Del Holston

From rustic to luxury, Asheville cabin rentals provide a place to call your own If you’re looking for accommodations with character, then you should definitely consider an Asheville cabin rental . Tucked throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains are … read more

Visit Biltmore: A True American Treasure

by Elizabeth Sims

Discover an American fairy tale, complete with a castle. 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 … read more