3 Days in Asheville-A Local's Perspective
Welcome and well done! You found the website for the cleanest and most romantic cabins in Asheville, NC.
You also got the time off, and you found 3 precious days to squeeze in that vacation you’ve been thinking about since last vacation.
Take a deep breath, the hard part of your journey is over. Because you’ve made it to the Paris of the South, the San Francisco of the East, the land of the sky, the most beautiful city in America, you’ve made it to Asheville. Now let us, the owners of MY Asheville Cabin rentals and locals of Asheville for over 20 years, carry you through this once in a lifetime vacation.
But first, just a couple of things you are going to want to make sure you have as you venture on your vacation. Asheville is very hilly, so wear comfy shoes. You will do a good amount of walking if you are downtown which is only 7.5 miles from our Asheville cabin rentals. Second thing is that all styles of clothing are socially accepted in Asheville, so base what you wish to wear on the forecast or comfort. Now, let our adventure begin. For the guide purposes we are going to assume you are coming on a weekend....
Depending on how far you are traveling and your means of transportation, let us assume that the earliest you might arrive is noon. You’ve not given into the temptation of the always good fast foods along the way but hoped for a delicious local lunch. To start your vacation off we would suggest White Duck Taco Shop. It is a local taco shop serving incredibly, unique combinations. If tacos are not your thing, try a barbecue option of either 12 bones or Moe’s BBQ. If none of this sound appealing, Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack will provide for you a wonderful chicken sandwich that will be unforgettable.
Typically, it would be nap time after such an amazing meal, but you didn’t travel all this way to nap plus your vacation rental isn’t quite ready for you to check-in yet. The check-in time for each of our rentals is 4:00 PM. Thus, go a relaxing and breathtaking drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway is a 500-mile road winding through the mountains from North Carolina to Virginia. If you have already driven too much, go directly downtown and take a brewery tour offered by Asheville Brewery Tours.
Ok, by now your stomach is reminding you that it is still there and wants a little piece of the action so, time to eat. Because there are so many incredible places, we would suggest that you pick a restaurant according to what you want to do afterward. For example, if you want to go the Orange Peel (a concert) then Mamacitas or Wicked Weed would be the place to go. Want to see a movie? Eat at 131 Main of Luella’s BBQ which are right next to the Regal theaters in Biltmore Park. If you wanted to experience The Drum Circle, then taste the original Tupelo Honey Café.
After your dinner and choice of entertainment, head back to your cabin rental to find a luxurious home away from home waiting for you. Catch the news on one of 300 channels DISH Network offers and head to bed to rest well for Saturday’s adventures.
This is your day of adventure. If you enjoy being outdoors, this is the day you encounter the beauty of the mountains by hiking trails of your choice of difficulty. If you are not as keen on the outdoors this is your day to shop and admire the wonders of the Asheville culture.
Inside your cabin rental is a basket with enough breakfast items for several mornings. However, if you want to eat out (and we don’t blame you), our favorite is place for breakfast is Biscuit Head and it’s only 5 miles from the cabins.
After breakfast we would highly suggest heading Triple Falls in the DuPont area. This is way to see five gorgeous waterfalls all in one hike. If hiking is not your speed, then the Grove Arcade is something that you do not want to miss. This historic building has a variety of quaint, little shops allowing you to grasps the Asheville Culture. Just outside of the Grove Arcade are several miles of shops in the downtown Asheville area. For lunch, stop in at Carmel’s Restaurant for a salad or flat bread. When returning from Triple Falls, stop in at Hog Wild BBQ just outside of the Pisgah Forest for great hometown North Carolina BBQ. After lunch, tour the town with Lazoom Comedy Tours or Greyhound Trolley Tours. When the tour is complete, stop for coffee in either World Coffee or High Five Coffee, and enjoy a great coffee in an incredible Ashevillian atmosphere and relax for a while. For dinner, walk over to Pack’s Tavern, get a seat on their patio and enjoy old time folk music as you watch and listen to the Shindig on the Green.
When the music is over, head back to the cabin, hop in the hot tub and relax.
Your last day in Asheville should be a little less packed. We would suggest you take your time in the morning pack your bags and completely get out of the cottage before you embark on your day. For this day it is good to be flexible. The only thing on the agenda that we would suggest is to take a tour of the Biltmore Estate. This is an incredible opportunity you have to see the largest privately owned house in America. This tour should take
a couple hours.
Thank you so much for visiting or at least taking the time to read our guide. We hope we can allow you to fall in love with Asheville like we have.