Asheville Attractions


Biltmore is an attraction unique to Asheville. The combination of history, the grounds, the amenities and the mansion make Biltmore the top of the list for “must see” attractions when you visit. Plus the staff is terrific. I’ve never met a group of more professional, friendly and gracious people.

Biltmore is a family business. The fact that they have managed to retain ownership of 8,000 acres and create a variety of successful businesses to sustain the estate is nothing short of miraculous. They maintain the grounds to perfection, providing breathtaking seasonal displays of flowers and horticulture. They continuously improve the amazing 250-room chateau, which means there is always something new to see. They have a vineyard which provides grapes for their winery, where an increasingly sophisticated collection of wines is available for you to discover. A wide range of dining choices awaits, and you can experience an amazing variety of cuisine. Many dishes feature items produced right on the estate, including lamb, greens, eggs, berries and beef.

There are plenty of other activities. Enjoy strolling around the grounds. Check out the winery tour. Antler Hill Village is a fun recreation of an 1890s community, giving you a glimpse of life on the Estate when it was first established. Horseback riding, carriage tours, rafting, biking, paddle boarding and Segway tours are just some of the other activities available to guests.

For more information check out or give them a call at (800) 411-3812.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Be sure to take some time to drive along the local section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The area between Brevard and Asheville is nothing short of spectacular.

The Pisgah Inn is our favorite stop along the way. Located at Milepost 408.6, the Inn features fine dining with an incredible panoramic view. Bruce O’Connell and his family have been running the Inn since 1978. You will not meet a nicer group of folks than Bruce and his staff.

Be sure to plan enough time to drive at a leisurely pace and pull over to enjoy the many scenic stops along the way. There are also lots of great opportunities for outdoor adventures, including some great hikes. Our favorite is Skinny Dip Falls (about a half a mile easy hike at Milepost 417), where you will find a series of super swimming holes complete with waterfalls. Mount Pisgah (a HARD 1.5 mile hike at Milepost 407.6) is well worth the effort, because the view at the summit is phenomenal. There is transmission tower at the peak, which is a fun draw as well.

Many other attractions are located on the section of Highway 276 between Brevard and the Parkway. You can hike to the top of Looking Glass Rock, discover the Cradle of Forestry and visit the Fish Hatchery. Looking Glass Falls is right along the road and features a well maintained stairway that takes you right down to the foot of the falls. Standing in the river at the foot of the falls is one of my personal favorite experiences and highly recommended.

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Pete Key Properties
26 E. Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC USA 28801

Pete Key Properties
26 E. Chestnut Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-577-3435


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