Comfort Inn Biltmore West
15 Crowell Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: (828) 665-6500
Fax: (828) 665-6600
Up-and-coming local artists are transforming old factories and warehouses along the French Broad River. The Studio Stroll is the perfect opportunity to learn to throw a pot, work with steel, and paint with watercolors. Artists will show you the secrets of their trades.
Painted from nature's palette, the North Carolina Arboretum welcomes visitors into its abode of rare and colorful species of flora. The expansive gardens cover 434 acres and include designated biking and hiking trails that let you explore at leisure. Also noteworthy is the Arboretum's Bonsai Collection, which includes 100 different species to date. These gardens are a must-visit destination.
Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry are buried here at Riverside Cemetery, along with many other famous folks of the past that are a part of Asheville's history. Located in the downtown area of Asheville, this historic cemetery lends itself to quiet, peaceful rolling hills that are surrounded by the beautiful mountains and the historic neighborhood of Montford. Stroll this cemetery and pay your respects to two great authors of the South. Pre-arranged "walking tours" are available at no charge.
Antler Hill Village and Winery sits on the highly-acclaimed property of Biltmore Estate. There's the Outdoor Adventure Center where visitors who want to see the Biltmore Estate and the Appalachian Mountains from a different perspective can find tours ranging from ride-along Land Rover expeditions to horseback riding tours. A wide-range of outdoor classes are also held here including clay pigeon shooting courses and a fly-fishing school. Whether you're looking for something light or more substantive there are a number of different restaurants located here including Cedric's Tavern for pub fare or the Arbor Grill for a casual meal.
The two-storeyed Grove Arcade during looks every bit like a medieval palace, more so in the evenings when the place is brightly lit. Unlike most shopping centers, this arcade doesn't give the feeling of being over-crowded. Simplicity is associated with every shop and restaurant. The ice-creams at KAMM'S Frozen Custard Shop is a local favorite. The Corner Market houses a deli inside, so that no sooner is the shopping done that one can grab a bite. The best local craftsmen too are housed in here with 'Home Crafts' paving the way. Not much of an arcade arena, but without doubt a good shopping center.
The Basilica of St. Lawrence is a minor basilica which stands tall in the downtown neighborhood of Ashville. Established in 1906 it is said to have the greatest dome in the entire of North America. The intimidating structure of the basilica is inspired by the Spanish Baroque style of architecture. The interiors of the church are equally mesmerising. Several statues of saints make the interiors enchanting, thereby giving the basilica an ancient feel. The stained glasses on walls and the serene ambiance of the church make the experience worthwhile. Both self-guided and guided tours of the basilica are available for visitors. The Basilica of St. Lawrence is worth visiting for its sheer grandeur.
Downtown Asheville is a hub for tourists because it is eclectic, historical, vibrant and more. Shoppers will have a gala time in its streets dotted with local shops where you can pick up distinct gifts, antiques and keepsakes. Beer lovers will love the craft breweries around this side of the town. This bustling part of Asheville has several cafes and restaurants promoting local produce. Art enthusiasts can check out the many galleries highlighting the region's art heritage. Some of the interesting sites worth visiting while exploring Downtown are the Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center, Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, Grove Arcade, Basilica of St. Lawrence, Colburn Earth Science Museum and Asheville Museum. The blend of Beaux Arts, Neoclassical and Art Deco style of architecture in this area will definitely impress you. Downtown also hosts the annual Asheville Oktoberfest.
Thomas Wolfe, one of the greatest Southern literary icons, once lived here. See the home that Thomas Wolfe grew up in and depicted in his famous novel, Look Homeward, Angel. Though damaged by arson in 1998, much has been restored to the delight of visitors. There are guided tours, trails, outdoor exhibits, monuments, a visitor's center and a gift shop. Each fall, the Thomas Wolfe Festival is held here as well.
The Kenilworth Inn is a monumental Inn sited at Asheville in North Carolina. The historic Inn was constructed in 1918. It is a fine model of the mammoth Tudor Revival style of architecture. It stands stern as a tribute to the American architecture for a large span of time. It has predominantly been an eight-storied hotel. Presently, it stands as a fully renovated and reconstructed historic landmark. The modernized apartments and eloquent floor plan add up to the elegance. A range of amenities are available in the rooms; such as microwave, fine restroom facilities, dryer, dishwasher and much more. One can experience a fine stay at this opulent Inn.
French Broad Brewery makes eco-friendly efforts to brew the finest of spirits for consumer satisfaction. Take a tour of the brewery as you discover the methods of brewing flavorful rye beers, Kölsch, ales,lagers, scotches among other drinks (these are also available in pubs, bars and other dining places all over the city). The famous tasting room is a real treat to your senses with its fine assortment of drinks and live music to keep you entertained all the way. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events and exact show times.
The St. Mary's Episcopal Church is a historic church located in Asheville, North Carolina. This Anglo-Catholic parish was built in 1914 by architects Chauncey Beadle and Richard S. Smith and features Late Gothic Revival style architecture, with statues adorning the exterior red brick walls. The church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
The Overlook Castle is a splendid piece of art that adorns the hill top. Built in 1914, it encompasses an area of 6 acres (2.4 hectares). Constructed in the English manor style of architecture, it sits amid beautifully spread English Gardens. The mesmerizing design of the caste only speaks of grandeur.