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.

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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More to Explore in Winter

Visit Biltmore: A True American Treasure

Visit Biltmore: A True American Treasure

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Unique Theater Experiences in Asheville, NC

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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

Fringe Arts Festival: Winter Whimsy in Asheville

Fringe Arts Festival: Winter Whimsy in Asheville

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

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

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