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What Our Guests Are Saying...

“Asheville from a perfect vantage point....”

"We spent four lovely days at the Bent Creek Lodge. Jodee and Doug are the friendliest, most helpful hosts we have encountered in our travels. The Lodge is a beautiful hand-built structure that seems right at home in its wooded setting. It's perfectly located almost next to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Asheville Arboretum, about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. "

“Wonderful lodge with hiking trails right outside”

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Blue Ridge ParkwayAsheville really does have something for everyone.

The Asheville area has a thriving arts community, diverse outdoor adventures, a vibrant and inviting downtown, numerous historic and architectural attractions, and unique shopping options. Below are links to help you find and enjoy the activities you would Blue Ridge Parkwaylike to do in Asheville and maybe even discover some new options. We would be glad to help you make arrangements. Just give us a call.

 

 

 

Asheville offers an amazing choice of dining options from gourmet worldly presentations to down-home country delights.  Almost all are independently owned.  These are a few of our favorites but we have a host of others to suggest at the lodge.   Nearly all of the restaurants offer casual dining, but reservations are recommended for weekends to ensure you can enjoy your favorite spot.  We’re happy to offer suggestions and make dinner reservations for you during your stay.

Guest Shawn Burns
dining in AshevilleWining and Dining

  • Limones – An all together different world of Mexican/Californian Cuisine, Downtown. 828-252-2327.
  • Rezaz – Contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine, Biltmore Village.
    828-277-1510.
  • Modesto – Wood fired Italian, Grove Arcade. 828-225-4133.
  • Salsa’s – A funky, innovative blend of Caribbean flavors, downtown.
  • Corner Kitchen - Handcrafted American food with a Southern twist, Biltmore Village, 828-274-2439.
  • The Market Place – A bench mark of fine dining in Asheville, Wall Street Downtown, 828-252-4162
  • Bistro 1896 – American Cuisine with a twist, Downtown on the square, 828-251-1300.
  • Mela – Indian food done right, Lexington, downtown.  828-225-8880.
  • Laughing Seed – Eclectic, organic, vegetarian, Wall Street downtown. 828-252-3445.
  • Tupelo Honey – Southern cookin’ with an uptown twist.  Downtown - 828-255-4863, Hendersonville Rd. - 828-505-7676.
  • Zambra – Unique, Tapas bar and more, downtown. 828-232-1060. 
  • 131 Main – Fresh American Cuisine in an inviting, elegant setting only 3 miles away in Biltmore Park Town Square.  828-651-0131. 
  • Curate - Authentic Spanish Tapas 828-239-2946
  • Asheville Independent Restaurants



ToursFrom historical to hilarious, sumptuous to spooky Asheville has a fun tour for everyone.

Art GalleriesAsheville and the Biltmore Village area offer a wide selection of retailers from high-end antiques in the Grove Arcade to funky wear on Lexington.  Retail stores in downtown Asheville reflect the independent nature of the city – you will find few chain stores downtown.

BallooningHorseback Riding and Ballooning
Horses and balloons are another way to explore the beauty of the area

Llama Trekking
Smoky Mountain Llama Treks – Hot Springs, 828-622-9686

 

Golf - The golf courses in the mountains are especially beautiful

Hiking and Biking
The Asheville area is a mecca for hiking and biking with trails to suit any level.  We’ve been exploring these trails for 25+ years and enjoy helping you find the best sites.  We love to join our guests on rides whenever we can.

BikingBike Shop

Outdoor Guides

  • Climbmax – climbing wall, hiking and climbing guides, 828-252-9996

Trail Information Sites

Parks and Forrest
The Asheville area has an amazingly vast selection of public lands to explore whether you are hiking, biking, horseback ridings or just driving around

Guest Lois Uthman
at the NC Arboretum
Arboretum Guest

Fishing, Rafting & Canoeing

Guests Pat Yonatis
whitewater rafting

From whitewater rafting on the French Broad River to fly fishing for native brook trout on a mountains stream, the Asheville area offers lots of fun on the water.

Outfitters

Spas and Massage

A trip to a spa or a massage is an ideal treat for your loved one or to recover from those outdoor activities.

  • Jennifer Goodier – Our on call massage therapist specializes in deep tissue massage, we can arrange for a massage in your room. 828-712-2127
  • Shoji Retreat – Japanese style outdoor hot tub and massage spa adjacent to the Parkway, 828-299-0999
  • The Grove Park Inn Spa – a truly world class spa, 800-438-5800
  • Hands on Health – Massage therapy center, 828-506-2899
  • Sensibilities – Day Spa 828-687-8760

Guests Jason & Meredith
at the Biltmore EstateBiltmore Estate Guest

Historic Attractions
It is well worth the time to visit the past at any of Asheville’s historic sites.

Festivals and Events
Festivals in the Asheville area include the Southeast's largest free street festival, live music festivals, arts festivals and many moreFestivals