The Governor& 39;s Western Residence in Asheville is hidden away on Town Mountain just a few miles from downtown, so few visitors and many locals don& 39;t even know it& 39;s there. The estate is only open for public tours one or two days a year - including during the holiday season in early December.
Voted one of the Top 25 B&Bs in the USA and ideally-located to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains, Biltmore and Asheville, this historic B&B provides casual comfort and friendly hospitality. 7 rooms & suites, $139-$225, complimentary breakfast and afternoon baked treats, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, wraparound porch,.
Asheville receives countless accolades for being one of the best places in the United States to live. In fact, Livability.com ranked Asheville 14 on its Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2019. However, this is not news to the generations of travelers that have journeyed to Asheville as a vacation spot and decided to stay.
Located in the Nantahala Gorge near Bryson City, this setting above Fontana Lake has views of the lake, Nantahala National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains. Indoor Facilities: Included is the entire resort for two nights, with lodging for up to 60 guests in yurts and lodge. Outdoor Facilities: Meadow surrounded by rhododendron and mountain laurel on the banks of a pond for a reception that seats up to 200 guests, plus a rehearsal dinner site.
Waterfalls Top 60Of hundreds of waterfalls near Asheville, we picked the most spectacular falls that are easy to find. Some can be enjoyed with a short walk or even roadside. Others require a scenic hike. See full descriptions for each, with plenty of photos! Also see Waterfall Drives & Maps.Best 75 Mountain HikesThere are thousands of miles of hiking trails near Asheville, many of which are in pristine national forests or parks.
November 6, 2020–January 10, 2021The Biltmore House is even more magical when adorned for the holidays - complete with 55 elaborate hand-decorated trees including the favorite 35-ft. live Fraser fir in the Banquet Hall, a thousand poinsettias, miles of garland and live music. Throughout the estate, find 100+ decorated trees with 25,000+ ornaments, 1.