~ Our Local Friends ~
Asheville Seasons Bed and Breakfast
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom”
~ Marcel Proust
Asheville is well known as a place with plenty to do. Our restaurants constantly pop up on the national radar, our breweries are renowned, outdoor sports are abundant, and there’re plenty of just plain old fun things to do. With so many choices, here are some of our favorites, in case you need some help planning your stay here.
Places to Eat
Handmade chocolates, Gelato, hot chocolate and coffees.
King James Public House
Asheville’s newest gastropub! “The menu pulls you in, teases you because you can’t eat it all in one meal, and has you scheduling your next visit. Solid beer menu, befitting a beer town such as Asheville.” ~ Austin D, San Diego
Zambra Tapas and Wine Bar
In Spain, tapas bars serve as living rooms: places to eat, relax, share the events of the day, meet friends, listen to music, have a quiet drink, chat with the owner, make acquaintances. At Zambra, we hope you will take the opportunity to slow down and enjoy – take the time to savor our foods and wines in good company.
Old Europe offers traditional European Pastries and locally roasted organic coffee to friends and visitors of Asheville. Come visit Downtown Asheville’s oldest coffee shop.
Ambrozia is a farm to table menu that evolves with availability and the seasons. The menu is heavily southern influenced but will also feature some southwestern, Caribbean, Asian, and European flair. The bar is wine focused, featuring hand-picked food friendly wines. Craft beers and creative cocktails will also be available at the hand crafted bar. Whether coming to enjoy a multiple course meal or just stopping by for a drink, we want all our customers to feel the same family atmosphere that the employees have at Ambrozia Bar & Bistro.
At Hi-Wire, we strive to be as independent and authentic as possible, while maintaining an approachability to our beers. Located in Downtown Asheville’s Brew District, Hi-Wire Brewing embraces its craft from top to bottom – from its highly drinkable, hand-crafted brews to its artwork, hand-drawn by a local artist.
Asheville Brewery Tours
Asheville Brewery Tours brings you a complete touring experience. You will not only sample some of Asheville’s greatest craft beers, you will also get to immerse yourself in the eclectic ambiance that is the local beer scene of Asheville. Each of the breweries on our tour has a distinct style in their brewing and in their incredibly varied atmosphere.
Things to Do
If you are looking for the most memorable fun in Asheville, you have come to the right place! We’ve prepared a wicked-cool 13-person pedal powered (motor assisted) vehicle like no other. Imagine riding your bike (sideways), hanging out at your favorite pub (on wheels), and the entertainment tantilizes all of your senses. Your chariot awaits you!
LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours
Hop on LaZoom’s iconic purple bus and find the funny side of Asheville. Our city wide afternoon and evening tours are historical and hysterical, feature outlandish comedy skits, entertaining and edgy tour guides, loads of Asheville information and much more. You’ve never taken a tour like this before – it’s a show on wheels!
Eating Asheville Walking Food Tours
Eating Asheville is dedicated to providing walking food tours of Downtown Asheville, visiting 6-7 restaurants, from chef all-stars to local favorites, see it all on our “Classic” or “High Roller Tour.” Our award winning tours run daily!
Asheville’s Salt Caves
Asheville’s Salt Cave & Salt Spa is a special place for therapeutic rest and healing. The cave has an enriched micro-climate which allows the body and mind to gain relaxation, rehabilitation and balance. All five senses are engaged in the healing power of nature.
Wake is a Foot Sanctuary specializing in luxurious foot soak experiences. Guests cozy up on the couch, slip their feet into an indulgent soak and relax away. Wake also allows guests to sink deeper into relaxation by choosing from a menu of add-on massages.
Stop and Smell the Coffee
Blue Smoke Coffee
Coffee With A Soul. We hand-roast our coffee and blend our tea to order. Both are 100% Organic & Fair Trade, and our coffee is also Shade Grown. 10% of sales are donated to environmental & humanitarian causes. You can order Blue Smoke online and we will hand-roast it to order – each pound is literally roasted individually for each customer. We are a very small roastery in a sea of big roasters and we are focused on quality, never quantity. You can taste the difference in our fresh coffee and tea.
The Asheville Storefront: Coming in June 2014
On-line Shopping for treasures From Asheville ~ Your place to shop for the unique items created in the mountains of North Carolina. Our merchants are artists, craftspeople, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, driven by personal inspiration.