OUTDOOR GEAR SHOPS
One Fly Outfitters – All the fly fishing equipment and fly tying supplies you could ever want or need!
Diamond Brand Outdoors – Outdoor gear and clothing outfitters for camping, backpacking, kayaking and more
Frugal Backpacker – First-run outdoor clothing, gear, and accessories from top outdoor brands at unreal prices
The Compleat Naturalist – Field study equipment & supplies for birding, botany, geology - books, gifts & more
Willow Winds - Beautiful cabins with kitchens 3 miles south of Biltmore Village near Blue Ridge Parkway & pet friendly
The Residences at Biltmore - Extended stays with kitchenettes and pet friendly
Hip Little Cabins - Beautiful cabins with kitchens 5 miles east of downtown near Blue Ridge Parkway & pet friendly
Aloft Hotel - chic, urban experience - Steps from the world-renowned art & culinary scene in downtown and pet friendly
The Grove Park Inn - Historic Asheville hotel just northeast of downtown Asheville with golf course & spa & pet friendly
DoubleTree Hotel - Located in the Biltmore Village three miles south of downtown Asheville and pet friendly
Hampton Inn – Located in the Biltmore Village three miles south of downtown Asheville
Marriot Residence Inn at Biltmore - Extended stays with kitchenettes and pet friendly
The Grand Bohemian Hotel - A beautiful boutique hotel Located in the Biltmore Village and pet friendly
Biltmore Village Inn Bed and Breakfast - Located on Reed Hill just south of the Biltmore Village
Hampton Inn– Located in Black Mountain – Brand new hotel in 2019 fifteen minutes east of downtown Asheville
Courtyard by Marriott– Located near the airport – Brand new hotel in 2018 fifteen minutes south of downtown Asheville
Hampton Inn – Located near the airport – fifteen minutes south of downtown Asheville
Fairfield Inn – Located near the airport – Brand new hotel in 2018 fifteen minutes south of downtown Asheville
Earthfare - Full Service locally owned grocery store near downtown Asheville promoting local organic and natural meats, seafood & produce, prepared foods, baked goods, beer, wine, artisan cheese and other local offerings.
Fresh Market - Full Service North Carolina owned grocery store chain located in north and south Asheville promoting gourmet cooking ingredients and high quality meats, seafood & produce, prepared foods, baked goods, beer, wine, artisan cheese and other local and regional offerings.
Izzy’s Coffee Den - Wild Gift coffee beans! bagels, pastries, etc…downtown Asheville
Summit Coffee Co. - local roaster/coffeehouse with bagels, pastries, sandwiches, soups etc… in the River Arts District
Double D’s Coffee & Deserts - Coffee Bar in a red Double Decker bus - downtown Asheville
Chestnut – Uniquely American Cuisine - locally sourced farm to table
The Corner Kitchen Restaurant - A wonderful Carolina-American culinary experience
Zambra – Global wines & locally sourced Iberian tapas in a space with Spanish & Moorish accents & great live music
Curate –Tapas restaurant from James Beard Winner chef Katie Button
The Lobster Trap – Fresh seafood flown in daily from Captain Tom in Maine!
Early Girl Eatery – A Farm to Table Southern Comfort Food Experience
12 Bones Smokehouse – Worlds best barbecue – Loved by presidents!
Limones – Innovative Mexi-Cali menu and some very good Margaritas as well
Red Stag Grill – European style creations featuring steaks, seafood and wild game – locally sourced farm to table
Juicy Lucy’s – Best burgers in Asheville and a great sportsbar serving the local microbrews to boot!
The Laughing Seed – Excellent vegetarian cuisine
Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian – Voted best Italian restaurant in Asheville the past two years
La Guinguette – French & Latin Café - Sweet & savory crepes, empanadas & other French/Argentinian fare, wine bar
Bouchon – French comfort food with beautiful courtyard dining.
Nine Mile – Carribbean restaurant
Wasabi – Japanese/Sushi – The very best Sushi in Asheville
Old Europe – Excellent pastries and coffee
French Broad Chocolate Lounge – Amazing chocolates/deserts/drinks etc…
5 Walnut Wine Bar – Excellent selection of wines by the glass, food & occasional live music
Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar - Books & wines by the thousands
5 Walnut – Small, intimate Wine Bar/Charcuterie featuring some great blues/jazz/folk/soul music
The Orange Peel Music Hall – Music hall featuring local, regional and national musical acts
The Grey Eagle Music Hall – Music hall featuring local and regional musical acts
Jack O the Wood Celtic Pub - Great live music and local Micro-brewed beer
Isis Music Hall - Music hall featuring local and regional musical acts
Shindig on the Green – Mountain Music Outdoor Stage – Thursday nights from June thru August
LOCAL MUSICAL GROUPS
Steep Canyon Rangers – Blue Grass/Old Timey
Balsam Range – Bluegrass/Old Timey
One Leg Up – Gypsy Swing/Jazz – Fun, Fun, Fun!
Toubab Krewe – World Music
Fire Cracker Jazz Band – Swing, Jazz, Dixieland
The Gypsy Swingers - Gypsy Swing/Jazz with amazing female vocal
Krekel and Whoa! – Unpredictably Fun Music!
Bayou Diesel – Fun, authentic Zydeco from Asheville!
OTHER STUFF TO DO
Asheville Tourists - Minor league baseball team
La Zoom - Comedy bus tours
Asheville Brews Crews – Take a bus driven tour of three Asheville micro breweries
Navitat - Zip line tours
French Broad Adventures - Rafting trips and ziplines