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Staycation Ideas in the Mountain Town of Asheville

May 24, 2021

A List of Things To Do in Asheville, NC

Asheville is undoubtedly one of the most beloved cities in the east, and for good reason. The first being the spirited and friendly community that welcomes you instantly. Add an incredible food scene and top-rated breweries and you have a wonderful mountain town with lots to do. 

As a resident at The Cliffs, you enjoy close proximity to this charming community and all of the benefits that come with living here. This is especially true for residents of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, an enclave located just minutes from Downtown Asheville. Although you live close by, you may not have experienced the area as much as you’d like. 

If you are in need of a weekend escape but don’t want to travel far, look no further than this neighboring city. See below for our list of where to stay, what to eat, and top things to do in Asheville, NC.

What To Do in Asheville

You will never get bored in a town as eclectic and creative as this one! Events are always going on throughout the city, and the active community is always doing something. Here is our list of ideas on things to do in Asheville, NC. 

Spa Day at The Omni Grove Park Inn

Read through any article that shares the top things to do in Asheville, NC, and a spa day at The Omni Grove Park Inn will always be at the top! Known as one of the highest-rated resorts in the country, the spa is coveted for its high-end treatments, breathtaking architecture, and picturesque views of the Blue Ridge Mountains that expand just beyond the property. 

For a true staycation, treat yourself to an indulgent weekend getaway where phones and other devices are not allowed! Reconnect with yourself as you get pampered by body and skincare professionals that know exactly what you need. 

Brewery Hop in Downtown

Brewery hopping is by far one of the most popular things to do in Asheville, NC. With so many brewery options in downtown alone, start at one and make your way across the walkable downtown area as you mark them off your list. 

The most popular breweries in Asheville include Burial Beer Co., Green Man Brewery, Twin Leaf Brewery, Asheville Brewing Company, Wicked Weed Brewery, and many, many more! 

Get Lost in Nature

Living at The Cliffs, you are already so close to nature. But, there’s so much more out there that’s waiting to be explored. A staycation in Asheville is the perfect way to see it all. 

Take a drive along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, if you have yet to. For those who have driven parts of the route before, there are 469 miles of scenic road to see, so make it a point to check out a region you haven’t been to.

Throughout the Asheville area are hundreds of waterfalls tucked away in the forests and rolling hills. Hike along the hundreds of trails to see which ones you can find. On warm days you can even take a dip in the water to cool off. Residents of Walnut Cove at The Cliffs have close access to the Pisgah National Forest with its many biking and hiking trails dotted with waterfalls. 

Where to Eat in Asheville

As a foodie town, one of the best things to do in Asheville, NC is eat! With so many talented chefs and culinary artists in one place, there are plenty of delicious dishes to try. If you’re not sure where to start, sign up for a local food tour or check out our list of recommendations below.

Buxton Hall Barbecue

Buxton Hall BBQ serves Eastern Carolina barbecue out of casual renovated space. Popular menu items include fried buttermilk chicken sandwiches, plates of whole hog pulled pork, and strawberry lemon pie. 

Nine Mile Caribbean-Inspired Cuisine

For dishes featuring an explosion of flavor, check out Nine Mile for a Caribbean-inspired menu. Powerful spices like ginger, chipotle, and coconut shine through in many of the dishes. 

Rhubarb Southern Fare

This modern Southern restaurant has an ever-changing menu that fluctuates with the seasons. Most offerings are made in-house with the freshest of local ingredients. Pair your dish with a cocktail crafted by their expert bartenders and you are ready for one delicious meal.

Biscuit Head 

Savor fluffy biscuits loaded with your favorite toppings like the popular spicy pimento cheese or fried green tomatoes. With three locations throughout Asheville, this is a great casual spot for a quick bite before heading out on your next adventure. 

Old Europe Pastries

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a melt-in-your-mouth treat from Old Europe Pastries. A selection of croissants, macarons, cakes, and many more traditional Italian and French desserts are available each day. 

Where to Stay in Asheville

Because there are so many things to do in Asheville, NC, you may decide to stay in town for a night or two. These are the highest-rated accommodations in the area.

The Foundry Hotel

The Foundry Hotel was once a steel factory in the heart of Downtown. A sleek new interior, upscale restaurant, and relaxed lounge bar make your stay here all the more enticing. Within a few minutes walking distance you are at the top restaurants and breweries in town. 

Kimpton Hotel Arras

Situated within Pack Square is Hotel Arras, a Kimpton property immediately surrounded by shops, cafes, galleries, and restaurants. When booking, ask for a room with a view of downtown and the mountains in the distance. 

Grand Bohemian Hotel

The Grand Bohemian Hotel is eclectic and luxurious all at once. Stroll through the gallery and take in the beautiful collection of art. You may even be tempted to bring one home as a memento of your weekend. Nearby is the Biltmore Estate and Winery and Pisgah National Forest.

The Omni Grove Park Inn

If you decide to indulge in a spa day at The Omni Grove Park Inn, why not stay there, too. The hotel grounds are beautiful, with immaculate landscaping and natural stone architecture. Whereas the service, dining experiences, and amenities are simply unmatched.

The Reynolds Mansion

Timeless and iconic, The Reynolds Mansion Luxury Bed & Breakfast sits upon a knoll surrounded by centuries-old trees and stately mountain peaks. Simply relax by the pool, or on the front porch in a rocking chair if you feel called to do so. 

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove in Asheville 

Imagine having all of this within minutes of your own home. With so many things to do in Asheville, NC, it’s no surprise luxury homeowners are searching for their dream home in this area of the Carolinas. 

Our Asheville Region community, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, is a mountainside haven nestled against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A 60-acre farm, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, and miles of private hiking trails are all located within the gates of this grand community. Take a look at the available homes and homesites and envision what your future could look like at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. 

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