2.3 miles round trip, More Difficult
45 min from Grove Park Inn, on Blue Ridge Parkway.  Excellent City Views from the peak

Lovers Leap

2-mile loop along the French Broad River in the small town of Hot Springs, part of the Appalachian Trail.  Option for longer and more difficult 6 mile hike.
50 min from Grove Park Inn

Lookout Trail Hike

1.4 miles, moderate difficulty, option for longer hikes (see below)
In very charming town of Montreat.  5 min from Black Mountain which is another charming town to walk around
30 min from Grove Park Inn

Graybeard Mountain Hike

9 miles, higher difficulty.
Also in Montreat
30 min from Grove Park Inn


Other hikes can be found here.

Consider Black Balsam for a longer hike (and longer drive)
Kid-friendly: Craggy Gardens and Looking Glass
Suggest avoiding DuPont as it is very crowded



New Belgium Brewery

Large outdoor space, walking distance from River Arts District, always has at least one food truck.  Walking distance from Wedge and Archetype breweries
11 min from Grove Park Inn

Catawba Brewing Company

In South Slope (near downtown Asheville).   Outdoor seating.  Can walk to multiple other breweries including Twin Leaf, ABC, Funkatorium, Burial and Green Man.  Usually have food but also next to Buxton Hall for BBQ or Pie.Zaa for pizza.  Also, check out The Chemist for excellent cocktails
10 min from Grove Park Inn

Highland Brewing Company

The original Asheville Brewery.  Somewhat “out of the way” in the woods but great spot with a lot of open space.
15 min from Grove Park Inn



River Arts District

Walk on the recently completed 2-mile paved greenway that runs along the French Broad River and visit 200+ artist studios.  Walk to New Belgium Brewery.
11 min from Grove Park Inn

Biltmore Estate

Many things to do beyond touring the house, including garden tour, wine tasting and bike rentals
15 min from Grove Park Inn

Tubing down the French Broad with French Broad Outfitters

Float down the French Broad River for a 3- or 6-mile tour.
Make reservations in advance
10 min from Grove Park Inn

Kid-Friendly Activities


Asheville Adventure Center

Kid friendly ziplining and adventure park.
Reservations suggested.
11 min from Grove Park Inn

Western North Carolina Nature Center

Multiple kid-friendly activities including an animal program, gem mining and scavenger hunt
14 min from Grove Park Inn

The North Carolina Arboretum

20 min from Grove Park Inn

Omni Grove Activities



Offsite Events/Transportation/Group Activities:

Accents on Asheville:
Main: (828) 251-9013
E-mail:  info@accentsonasheville.com

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