Wow! What incredible creations again this year in the National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn! We have created a new photo tour of the top finalists. Don't miss the opportunity to see the more than 150 entries in person now through early January!
Zagat has been on the hunt for the cities with the fasting growing and most-awarded dining scenes. We are excited that Zagat has ranked Asheville No. 7 in the nation on its list of the hottest food cities of the year alongside giants like New Orleans and Philadelphia!
Enjoy Christmas the old fashioned way this weekend in historic Biltmore Village! The family-friendly Annual Dickens Festival begins Friday night with the lighting of the Christmas tree and 1000 luminaries. Saturday enjoy strolling carolers in Victorian dress and a main stage with musicians, dancers, actors and more!
Our hearts go out to our friends on the other side of the Great Smoky Mountains: Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevier County, Tennessee. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. To learn how to help the crews and communities battling wildfires there, please click the link below:
Happy #SmallBusinessSaturday! With a thriving creative and artistic community, Asheville is known for its eclectic shopping and unique finds. Here are some suggestions for Asheville-made gifts for everyone on your list. Find them at local boutiques and specialty stores!
Check out the view (seen yesterday) from Chimney Rock State Park! Thanks to the tremendous efforts by the firefighters, there was no damage to the Park or any structures in the area from the fires. The view from the Park looks as wonderful as ever! And, there's still fall color! All roads to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure are open and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will reopen Friday at... View details ⇨
The winners of the National Gingerbread Competition have been announced at the The Omni Grove Park Inn! Beginning this Sunday, you can view the hundreds of incredible entries, including the Grand Prize-winning design (shown below) by Beatriz Müller!
Sweeping scenic vistas and beautiful winding trails make Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park a great day trip from Asheville, especially in the fall and winter. The Park reopens this Friday at 8:30 a.m. And, Santa rappels down Chimney Rock on December 3rd and 10th!
One of Asheville's most beautiful and historic buildings has turned into a "Winter Wonderland!" The Grove Arcade is decorated for the season and offers local shopping and dining. It's one of many great places in Asheville to find unique holiday gifts.