Asheville, North Carolina Area

French Broad, Nolichucky and Nantahala Rivers near Asheville, North Carolina

Whitewater rafting on the French Broad, Nolichucky and Nantahala Rivers near Asheville, NC is an affordable escape to the North Carolina mountains.


In Asheville, NC, visit the Biltmore Estate or Thomas Wolfe Memorial for fascinating history. Downtown Asheville and Biltmore Village have hundreds of locally-owned stores and restaurants, coffee shops, wine bars and pubs with over 50 local brews. Visit local artists at downtown galleries or in the River Arts District. The Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway has free demonstrations and exhibits. Hike the Appalachian Trail in NC/TN and see the most scenic vistas and waterfalls!


Hotel Indigo, in downtown Asheville is a USA Raft favorite! Pet friendly! When you choose Hotel Indigo, you can rest assured that you are making a personal commitment to greener and more responsible travel.

Asheville’s Finest Bed and Breakfast Inns  Asheville Legendary Inns is an association of the finest bed and breakfast inns in Asheville, North Carolina. The inns in this bed and breakfast association are distinguished by their romantic atmosphere, refined elegance, luxury, warm hospitality, and attentive service. All are long-time historic Asheville landmarks, with combined bed and breakfast innkeeper experience of more than 100 years. All are on the National Register and several are NC Landmark Properties.

At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn is a premier Asheville Waterfalls and Garden retreat located within walking distance to Asheville’s vibrant downtown and only 3 miles to Biltmore Estate. Jacuzzi’s, fireplaces, gourmet breakfast, and luxury.

The Asheville Bed and Breakfast Inn, The Lion and the Rose, is an exceptional value in the heart of Asheville’s Montford Historic District. This beautiful pink lady, sitting at the top of a sloping lawn and gardens, offers privacy and enchantment amid luxurious surroundings.

Bent Creek Lodge Located in the mountains outside Asheville, Bent Creek Lodge sits in a forested triangle between the Blue Ridge Parkway & the French Broad River. We’ve created a comfortable, relaxing retreat that allows you to stay in the wooded mountains you came to visit. We believe that nature can “soothe the soul”. The woods surrounding the lodge, the creeks, and the mountain views give you a perfect place to enjoy its relaxing and rejuvenating beauty.

The Cottages at Spring House Farm Secluded log cabins at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and Lake James, North Carolina, on 92 acres of rolling woodlands.

The 1889 Whitegate Inn & Cottage is a AAA 4 Diamond property that tempts travelers with the delightful charm of a historic Asheville, NC Bed and Breakfast and the luxurious amenities of a boutique hotel.

Mountain Meadows Motel & Cottages: Beautiful mountain setting overlooking a 1 acre fishing pond. Fishing, swimming, basketball, hot tub, and more. BBQ Grills and picnic tables. On scenic Hwy 74A between Asheville and Chimney Rock. Great family and couples getaway. 800-293-4658

Days Inn North Asheville In north Asheville and 10 minuets from Downtown. Interstate 240 to U.S. 19-23 North. Take New Bridge exit. Left at traffic light. Right on Reynolds Mountain Road just past the Exxon station. (828) 645-9191

Best Western of Asheville Biltmore Central In downtown Asheville. 22 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC. (828) 253-1851

Comfort Inn Mars Hill, NC 30 minutes to the French Broad or Nolichucky River Outposts. Located off of I 26 exit 11 north of Asheville, NC and South of Erwin, TN. Tel: 1 828 689-9000

The North Lodge on Oakland The best Asheville bed and breakfast (B & B) inn North Carolina. Always Affordable luxury with free wireless internet! Near Biltmore Estate, and we sell tickets!

Asheville Vacation Cabins Luxury vacation rental cabins, view, hot tub, near Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC, great prices and deals.72 Woodhaven Place, Asheville, NC 28805

Pinecrest This is THE Asheville NC Bed and Breakfast to visit! Come and enjoy Asheville, the Biltmore Estate, and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, in the comfort and luxury of a quality North Carolina B and B.

Dry Ridge Inn “We offer a relaxed small town ambiance only 10 minutes from downtown Asheville. Enjoy Asheville then come out to the country.” Dry Ridge Inn. 26 Brown Street. Weaverville, North Carolina 28787, USA. Toll Free 1-800-839-3899. Phone (828) 658-3899 Links to Asheville area hotels!

Crockett Cabin & Bunkhouse Erwin, TN at the Nolichucky River Outpost. Large cabin for groups & families. Just bring a sleeping bag! $10 per person + tax.

Asheville Adventure Rentals

We understand that one of the limiting factors of trying a new activity is the prohibitive cost of new gear. That’s where Asheville Adventure Rentals comes in! From kayaks and SUP’s, to cold water paddling gear and backpack -style child carriers, they have a wide selection of high quality rentals to meet all of your needs.

704 Riverside Drive
Asheville NC, 28801


The Gorge is North Carolina Adventure at its best! Begin your 2½ hour trip perched on the rim of the famous Green River Gorge and plunge into untouched wilderness featuring 11 ziplines, sky-bridges, and 3 huge rappels. THE GORGE offers unique perspectives and dramatic effects. Comprised solely of tree-based platforms, The Gorge drops an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet from start to finish. Experience breathtaking views of 10,000 acres of protected forest and hear the roar of the Green River. GET READY FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE! Call 866-872-7238 to book your adventure!

Zen Tubing

Get in touch with your Inner Tube at Zen Tubing! There are two convenient Asheville locations (Midtown and South) and they are open 7 days a week from 10:30-4. Zen Tubing provides a 4 mile lazy river tube trip (2-2.5 hours of float time) for ages 4 and up as well as free parking and a picnic area for guests. Rates are $15 for age 12 and under, $20 for anyone older, and group rates are available. No reservations are required, but groups are encouraged to call ahead. Call 1-855-ZEN-TUBE or visit or visit their website at


Did you say Kolo? Yes, it rhymes with flow. Here you’ll find about 4 miles of purpose-built mountain bike trail on rolling terrain designed for all levels of rider to experience flow. Whether your flow is taking it easy or something that pushes your edge, you’ll find a taste of it at Kolo Bike Park. Kolo is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park access for the full day is $19 for adults and $14 for youth and Western North Carolina residents. Partial day access is $8 for all ages and bike rentals are available starting at $39. Combo bike/park access packages are available and groups are welcome. Check out the Kolo website at, call them at (828)707-4876, or send an e-mail to


Sandy Bottom Trail Rides “Asheville’s premier horseback riding destination.” (800) 959-3513

Asheville Art Museum

Biltmore Estate

Brevard Music Center

Blue Ridge Parkway

Other Links of interest

Rob’s Guide Service offers guided fishing on Lake lure, Lake Jocassee, and the Green River. Half and full day trips, all equipment provided. Beginners to advanced anglers, trips wil be suited to your skill level.

Slick Rock Cottage…A Country Emporium featuring Handmade Jewelry, Pottery, Crabtree & Evelyn ®, Home & Garden Accents, Distinctive Art & Crafts by North Carolina Artists & Craftspeople.

Lakeside Pizza We are located at 2594 memorial hwy in Lake Lure, NC. Centeraly located near the beach at Lake Lure, and only 1 mile from Chimney Rock Park. Noted to be a local favorite and hang out.  We serve only the freshest ingredients.

Cradle of Forestry in America Lots of local Asheville, NC information on this site!

Diamond Brand Camping Center Outdoor gear retailer that we really like!

The Frugal Backpacker Discount outdoor gear retailer that we really like!

GOTOASHEVILLE.COM Find it… See it… Do it! The most desirable Western North Carolina real estate is in Black Mountain, near Asheville, North Carolina.

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce

Blue Ridge Mountain Host

Black Mountain/Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce 

Flat Rock Playhouse

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

The WNC Nature Center 

Log Furniture by Appalachian Designs Rustic Furniture by Appalachian Designs, in Asheville, North Carolina. Custom rustic log furniture, rustic accessories, stair railings, hand-carved art, chainsaw art, antler accessories, twig works, hickory furniture, and fine art to beautify your log home, cabin or country home. We create the sturdiest log furniture and stair railings and provide thebest customer service. Lifetime guarantee. In-house designer.

A professional guide in every raft. Experience is not required. All gear is provided.

We provide everything you will need for your rafting adventure. Just be ready to get wet and have fun on and off of the river! No experience is required and there is a professional guide in every raft.

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