Comfort Inn Asheville Airport
15 Rockwood Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732
Phone: (828) 687-9199
Fax: (828) 684-4789
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.
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.
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 Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most traveled in the US National Park system. The scenic thoroughfare is 470 miles long and passes through the mountains of the Shenandoah to the Great Smoky Mountains in Western North Carolina. Some of the more popular stops in the area are Linville Gorge, Craggy Gardens and Graveyard Fields.
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.
Hendersonville was incorporated as a city in 1847. Nestled near the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is also known as the "City of Four Seasons." It offers a myriad of outdoor opportunities like hiking, mountaineering, fishing, camping, horse riding and biking. The Main Street and Historic Downtown are the main tourist attractions. Some of the interesting sites to visit are Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Henderson County Heritage Museum, Historic Henderson County Courthouse, Mineral and Lapidary Museum, The Henderson County Curb Market, The Western North Carolina Air Museum, Jump Off Rock, Bullington Gardens and Mountain Gateway Museum. It is also home to the annual street festival, North Carolina Apple Festival. Check out wineries like Burntshirt Vineyards and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard as well as breweries such as Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Southern Appalachian Brewery.
Kids can spend the day at this nature center learning and having fun! Along with deer, foxes and bears, the most recent additions are the red and grey wolves and the bobcats and cougars. More recent improvements also include the "hands on" Nature Lab and Educational Farm where kids can pet a corn snake or even hold a turtle.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.