Stay near the Biltmore and the U.S. Cellular Center
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city of Asheville offers a quirky blend of things to do. The Country Inn & Suites, Asheville Westgate is located just off I-26 and I-240, putting you close to the Southern charm and vibrant artistry of the city’s top attractions. Experience elegance on a grand scale with tours of the Biltmore Estate’s massive mansion, picturesque gardens and on-site winery. Visitors with eclectic tastes appreciate our proximity to Asheville’s downtown, where they can shop or dine at Grove Arcade or catch a star performer at the U.S. Cellular Center. Dozens of microbreweries
make Asheville a beer lover’s paradise. To find out more about what's happening in the city, visit ExploreAsheville.com
Fresh Air Fun
- Asheville Outdoor Center (2.3 miles)
Renting a kayak, a paddleboard, a canoe or an inner tube is a great way to experience the French Broad River. This outdoor center lets you customize your adventure by choosing your vessel and the length of your excursion. Floating past the Biltmore is a highlight of the trip.
Phone: +1 (828) 232-1970
- Blue Ridge Parkway (6 miles)
Even a short trip on America’s Favorite Drive lets you glimpse stunning mountains, gorgeous panoramas and historic spots. The entire parkway spans 469 miles.
Phone: +1 (828) 298-0398
- The North Carolina Arboretum (9.2 miles)
This scenic public garden includes acres of flowers and shrubs, woodland trails, biking paths and more. Enjoy a meal at Savory Thyme café after a relaxing stroll through the foliage.
Phone: +1 (828) 665-2492
- WNC Farmers Market (4 miles)
Overlooking the Biltmore Estate, this farmers market is widely recognized as the place to go for locally grown produce, honey, garden plants and baked goods.
Phone: +1 (828) 253-1691
- Basilica of Saint Lawrence (1.3 miles)
A national historic site, this basilica features an impressive interior designed with Spanish Renaissance architecture that includes an elliptical dome and gorgeous stained-glass windows.
Phone: +1 (828) 252-6042
- Biltmore Estate (6.5 miles)
This 8,000-acre estate is America’s Castle. The mansion boasts 250 exquisitely furnished rooms, including a grand banquet hall, an indoor garden and a 10,000-volume library. Explore the gardens, grounds and winery while you are there.
Phone: +1 (800) 411-3812
Arts and Entertainment
- Folk Art Center (6.9 miles)
Watch as Southern Highlands craftsmen and artists demonstrate their skills, and then choose your favorite piece to purchase in the shop or one of the galleries.
Phone: +1 (828) 298-7928
- LaZoom Tours (1.3 miles)
Laugh your way through a zany comedy tour of Asheville aboard a madcap purple bus. You’ll never forget the unique and colorful characters on the tour.
Phone: +1 (828) 225-6932
- U.S. Cellular Center (1.3 miles)
Attend a trade show, see musicians perform live or laugh your way through some of the finest comedy routines around at Asheville’s largest event venue.
Phone: +1 (828) 259-5736
Shopping and Refreshment
- Grove Arcade (1.2 miles)
Located on Battery Hill, this historic building houses local shops, restaurants and the outdoor Portico Market filled with fresh produce and handmade crafts.
Phone: +1 (828) 252-7799
- New Belgium Brewery (2.0 miles)
Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see what this new brewery is pouring out in the Arts District of Asheville. The tasting room is a favorite stop.
Phone: +1 (828) 333-6900
2017-2018 Events and Festivals in Asheville, NC
- National Gingerbread House Competition & Display at Omni Grove Park Inn (Nov 2017–Jan 2018)
- Christmas at Biltmore (Nov 3, 2017–Jan 7, 2018)
- Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum (Nov 17–Dec 31, 2017)
- Winter at Biltmore (Jan 8 - Mar 19, 2018)
- Glamor on Board: Fashion from the Movie Titanic (Biltmore Estate Feb 9 - May 13, 2018)
- Biltmore Summer Concert Series (Jul - Aug 2018)
- World Equestrian Games (Sept 9 -27, 2018)