5 Things to Do in Asheville
Wolf Laurel Stables is only 25 miles north of Asheville which is full of wonderful things to do and see! Today we are going to look at five fun things to do in Asheville.
Thomas Wolfe House, Downtown Asheville
Regardless if you are a literature buff or not it pays to visit the home of this famous American novelist. If you are familiar with his most notable book Look Homeward Angel, visiting Asheville and his home will allow you to literally “step into” the world of the book. It is interesting to note that his classic novel has never been out of print since its original publication in 1929. The 29 room “Old Kentucky Home,” as he lovingly referred to it, was a Victorian boarding house owned by his mother. As a museum it allows visitors to experience what life was like during this time. Throughout the year there are period decorations and events for adults and children. The cost of admission is Adults $5 and Children $2.
Contact Information: 52 North Market Street, Asheville, NC, 28801 | 828-253-8304
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
A local and tourist favorite is the delectable chocolate lounge located on Pack Square! If you love sweets you will thoroughly love this place. However, do not be surprised if the lines are out of the door because they are very popular but well worth the wait. The owners get their cocoa from fair traders in Peru and you can try many of their artisan chocolates such as liquid truffles, flourless torte with raspberry drizzle, brownies, ice cream, coffee, wine and more. The lounge is a must stop for dessert after dinner.
Contact Information: 10 S. Park Square, Asheville NC, 28801 | 828-252-4181
Asheville Salt Cave
If you are looking for a place of rejuvenation and relaxation you should check out the Asheville Salt Cave. Having been featured on National Geographic Traveler and more, the salt cave is filled with over 20 tons of pink Himalayan salt. Within their space, they have created a micro-climate that is just like being in real salt caves throughout the world and it now naturally grows its own salt. People can book a session and enjoy ambient music, meditation, massage and more as they often host events.
Contact Information: 12 Eagle Street, Asheville, NC, 28801 | 828-236-5999
The Grove Arcade is a historic and beautiful place to shop and eat. Having been the dream and creation of E.W. Grove, also the owner and creator of the famous Grove Park Inn, it is now on the register of National Historic Places. At one point during WWII, the building was taken over by the Federal Government and later turned into a facility for the Climatic Data Center. However, in the 1980s the city moved to restore it to its initial purpose of being used as a place to liven up downtown Asheville. Now it boasts many art galleries, shops, outdoor market, dining and more. It is especially a treat during the Christmas Holiday season.
Contact Information: One Page Avenue, Asheville, NC, 28801 | 828-252-7799
If you would like to see a large portion of Asheville along with side-splitting laughter you should book a LaZoom tour. These purple bus tours are the only rolling comedy tours in the city. They feature comedy, haunted, band and beer, and even children’s tours. Each tour comes with a fun and knowledgeable tour guide and patrons visit favorite neighborhoods and landmarks throughout the city. It is a clever, witty, and informed way to experience a lot of Asheville in 90 minutes.
Contact Information: 76 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, 28801 | 828-225-6932
Asheville has so many attractions and activities it is impossible to cover them all at one time. However, these are five of our favorite things to do in Asheville after a trail ride with us. Everything from wonderful restaurants and desserts places to relax and unwind, or to simply have fun. And only being 25 miles North of Asheville it is easy to experience both the great outdoors of Western North Carolina on horseback then take a short drive into the city for some lively nightlife!