Discover the Quirky Charm of Downtown Asheville
Asheville provides a home for the famous Biltmore Estate
, but it is not only history that draws visitors to this diverse mountain city. Within a few miles of the Country Inn & Suites, you can find many local breweries
, the Asheville Art Museum and the Folk Art Center. Wander through the shops and restaurants of Grove Arcade, or go for a drive along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. If you’re looking for educational things to do during your stay, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers powerful insights into the lives of the region’s native people. You can also explore Asheville events and day trips
Museums and Education
- Asheville Art Museum (2.8 miles)
Located in the Asheville center square, this museum showcases 20th-century and modern American art.
Phone: +1 (828) 253-3227
- Folk Art Center (4 miles)
See traditional and contemporary Appalachian crafts and craft demonstrations at this destination along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Phone: +1 (828) 298-7928
- Museum of the Cherokee Indian (45 miles)
Stop just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park to visit this award-winning museum that explores 10,000 years of Cherokee history.
Phone: +1 (828) 497-3481
- Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center (5 miles)
This educational complex features several different theaters and museums. Check out the YMI Cultural Center, which celebrates African American culture, the Diana Wortham Theatre, which features dance and theatrical performances, and the Colburn Earth Science Museum, which offers exhibits about the geology of our planet. Please note that the complex is currently under construction.
Phone: +1 (828) 257-4500
- Basilica of Saint Lawrence (2.8 miles)
A nationally registered historic site, the basilica features a towering elliptical dome and breathtaking stained glass.
Phone: +1 (828) 252-6042
- Grove Arcade (3.2 miles)
This historical building houses local shops, elegant restaurants, art galleries and an outdoor market.
Phone: +1 (828) 252-7799
- Haunted Asheville (2.8 miles)
These walking tours give you a taste of Asheville’s history as well as its ghosts.
Phone: +1 (828) 216-3383
- Asheville Outdoor Center (7 miles)
Canoe, kayak, or tube seven miles down the French Broad River with equipment from the Asheville Outdoor Center.
Phone: +1 (828) 232-1970
- Blue Ridge Parkway (2.8 miles)
Nicknamed “America’s favorite drive,” the parkway winds 469 miles through the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering stunning views throughout.
Phone: +1 (828) 298-0398
- The North Carolina Arboretum (11.6 miles)
The North Carolina Arboretum offers a tranquil escape with 65 acres of gardens, 10 miles of trails and a famed bonsai collection.
Phone: +1 (828) 665-2492
- Western North Carolina Farmers Market (2.5 miles)
Renowned throughout the nation, this farmers market offers fresh produce, local honey, a nursery greenhouse, a café and an ice cream shop, all with views of the mountains and the Biltmore Estate.
Phone: +1 (828) 253-1691
Nearby Companies and Offices
- Arvato Digital Services
- Asheville City Schools
- Buncombe County Public Schools
- City of Asheville
- General Services Administration
- GKN Aerospace Engine Systems
- Ingles Markets, Inc.
- Mission Health System and Hospital
- Smiths Aerospace - GE Aviation Systems
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- University of North Carolina at Asheville
- VA Medical Center - Asheville Department of Veterans Affairs