151 W.T. Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC 28804 828-252-5190
DOWNTOWN. Dedicated to showcasing the beauty and biological diversity of the Southern Appalachian mountains, this...
DOWNTOWN. Dedicated to showcasing the beauty and biological diversity of the Southern Appalachian mountains, this reserve features everything from trees to lichens. Every season brings some spectacle of its own, and visitors especially cherish the spring display of wildflowers in April and May. A trail through the ten-acre parcel invites strolls and passes by benches, a gazebo, a spring house, and a dogtrot cabin. A library, gift shop, and visitor center are useful features for interested patrons.
Hours: Daily Sunrise-Sunset
1 Approach Rd, US 25 just north of I-40, Asheville, NC 28803 828-225-1333
BILTMORE AREA. Western North Carolina's beloved "castle on the hill" resides on an 8000-acre estate, complete...
BILTMORE AREA. Western North Carolina's beloved "castle on the hill" resides on an 8000-acre estate, complete with manicured gardens, woodlands, and an award-winning winery (the nation's most visited). Built in the late 19th-century by George Washington Vanderbilt II, the chateau-inspired home is an opulent example of the wealth acquired during America's Gilded Age. The magnificent 250-room mansion ranks as the largest private residence in the country and offers self-guided tours that can easily last for hours.
Welcome Center Daily 8:30am-6:30pm
House Daily 9am-4:30pm
Winery Mon-Thu 11am-8pm; Fri-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun Noon-8pm
Gardens Daily 9am-Sunset
Hours May Vary Seasonally
Payment Methods: Visa , Master Card , Discover , American Express , Diner's Club
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806 828-665-2492
BILTMORE AREA. Western North Carolina's beauty and Appalachian culture take the stage at this public garden, located...
BILTMORE AREA. Western North Carolina's beauty and Appalachian culture take the stage at this public garden, located near the Blue Ridge Parkway. More than 60 acres of the arboretum are expertly cultivated gardens that showcase a variety of flora, including one of the most extensive bonsai collections in the US. Also on display are an ericaceous (acid soil-loving) plant collection with more than 16 species of native and hybrid azaleas and the Heritage Garden, which highlights plants pivotal to the region's craft industry. Ten miles of trails allow visitors to fully explore the unique landscape. Each season, the center hosts educational programs, workshops, and demonstrations.
Hours: Nov - Mar Daily 8am-7pm Apr - Oct Daily 8am-9pm
Payment Methods: Cash Only