Explore Asheville

Explore Asheville

An Asheville, North Carolina vacation offers an astonishing variety of activities and attractions—see what The Wall Street Journal has to say about the area. stay at the Chestnut Street Inn will put you in an ideal location to experience them all! 

From the inn, you can walk to downtown, where you can enjoy shopping, dining, and the Asheville Urban Trail. This historic walking tour makes a 1.7 mile loop of downtown and tells the fascinating story of Asheville, interpreted through art.

Chestnut Street Inn is just 3 miles from the famous Biltmore Estate, an 8,000-acre estate featuring 250 rooms filled with art and antiques, beautiful gardens, a winery, and much more. For your convenience, the inn has two-day tickets at a special discount rate.

LaZoom Comedy Tours  offer a 90-minute comedy tour of Asheville featuring a zany tour guide, live music and bizarre comedy skits. You have never taken a tour like this before. Grab your friends and family and hop on the iconic purple bus and find the funny side of Asheville. Beer and wine are allowed on board to guests 21 years of age or older. Advance reservations required.

Learn more about Asheville attractions:
Explore Asheville

Romantic Asheville
Gray Line Trolley
(historic trolley tours)
Grove Arcade  (shopping)
The Asheville Tourists baseball team (ask us about tickets!)
Thomas Wolfe Memorial Site 
North Carolina Arboretum
Farmers Market




A Taste of Asheville

Eat your way through Asheville at some of the most wonderful restaurants in the world. Be sure to try the Eating Asheville Food Tour.

Beer drinkers will love the city's variety of breweries. Take the self-guided Asheville Ale Trail or get a brewery tour

There are many fabulous restaurants which are all walking distance from the Chestnut Street Inn. Check the Asheville Independent Restaurant site for more listings, or read Where to Eat and Drink in Asheville from Bon Apetit.

Some nearby restaurants: 
Table (New American)
Carmel's (Southern)
Limones (Mexican)
Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria
The Chocolate Fetish





Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Asheville provides outdoor activities of all kinds, including fishing, white water rafting, and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. After a day spent exploring, return to the inn and to the cozy elegance of your accommodations. In the morning, you'll awaken to a delicious three-course breakfast – what a wonderful way to start a new day of adventure!

Balloon Rides: 
Balloons Over Asheville
Asheville Hot Air Balloons

Blue Heron Whitewater Rafting
French Broad Rafting & Ziplines
Wildwater Rafting

Hiking and exploring:
Blue Ridge Parkway
Pisgah National Forest
Chimney Rock Park State Park
Hiking Trails

Mountain Biking:
Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures

Where to Fish
Altamont Anglers Fly Fishing Guides

The Arts