ASHEVILLE INFO

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

LODGING

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

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

Hampton Inn – Located near the airport – fifteen minutes south of downtown Asheville

 

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

GROCERY STORE

Earthfare -  Full Service locally owned grocery store 3 miles south of the Biltmore Village promoting  local organic and natural meats, seafood & produce, prepared foods, baked goods, beer, wine, artisan cheese and other local offerings.

COFFEE

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

RESTAURANTS

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

 

Rezaz – Mediterranean Cuisine/Wine bar

 

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

AFTER DINNER

Old Europe – Excellent pastries and coffee

 

French Broad Chocolate Lounge – Amazing chocolates/deserts/drinks etc…

 

Sante’ Wine Bar – Excellent selection of wines by the glass

 

Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar - Books & wines by the thousands

MUSIC VENUES

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

Collaboratory - Hosting guest collaborations, bringing in chefs, musicians & artists to jam & create in our space.

 

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

 

Asheville Hot Air Balloon Tours

SPECIAL EVENTS

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