Sometimes you just want a quick getaway from the monotony of daily life. A few days away from work and responsibilities can bring new joy and a sense of refreshment. Planning those little getaways can be challenging as well. Here’s the perfect itinerary for your Asheville, NC getaway!
Late Afternoon: Arrival & Dinner
Check in begins at 4pm at Wildberry Lodge in Leicester. Once you’ve settled into your room and freshened up, you can drive down to Jargon Restaurant (reservations are recommended), a casual and cozy restaurant just minutes away. You’ll experience fresh, locally-grown foods prepared in a unique and artistic way. Enjoy a cocktail and a great meal to start your adventure.
Evening: Nightlife and Rest
After dinner, there are a number of options. Go see a movie, take a stroll downtown, go dancing, party at a nightclub, and more. You can even enjoy a restful evening in your room. But if you’re ready for more fun, check out what’s playing at the Isis Music Hall. Built in 1937 as a single screen movie house, Isis has been revamped with a main stage, lounge and patio. In the summer months, you can join the community on the patio for a free lawn concert.
Next Morning: A Little Education and Enjoyment
Experience the natural and organic farming techniques of Dr. King’s Farms and Tours. This is a multi-generational family that raises bison. Promoted as a brave new taste and nutrition sensation, Dr. King’s family has a long history of raising bison and focusing on ways to help improve health in the 21st century. The nutrition found in bison are what gave the Native Americans living in the plains their physical vitality.
Once you’ve spent some time on the farm, you’ll probably be a little thirsty. Whether you prefer wine or a good hard cider, we have two great options to quench your thirst:
The Addison Farm Vineyard is also a multi-generational family-owned farm. You’ll get to go behind the scenes and learn about the wine making process as well as tasting some of the fine wines produced here.
You may prefer hard cider, in which case you can visit The Cidery, Noble’s cider production location on New Leicester Highway. You’ve got to love their tagline: From a humble fruit comes a Noble cider. Not only are they the first Asheville hard cider company, they are also growing their own cider apple varieties.
Whether you love sandwiches or barbecue, Asheville has great options for lunch.
12 Bones is famous for their ribs. You may see a line so long it goes out their door, but it will be worth the wait (and the lines move fairly fast).
At Sessions Cafe you’ll find classic deli sandwiches with a flair all their own. It doesn’t stop there. You can also taste their amazing pastries with an excellent cup of joe!
Afternoon Adventures Inside or Out
The shopping in Asheville is outstanding. Seriously, the choices are almost endless, from your standard mall to numerous eclectic shops around town. You would walk for days and not take it all in. So here is a downtown shopping guide for you to browse and select your favorite stops.
White Water River Rafting
If you’re seeking something a little more adventurous in the great outdoors, grab some friends and hit the white water. We have some beautiful rivers ranging from a gentle current to raging white water. Racing down tumbling mountain rivers will be a heart-racing experience. It not only gets your heart pumping, but it puts you in nature’s face breathing fresh air, being sprayed with chilly fresh water, and getting some Vitamin D with our summer sunshine. Try Asheville Adventure Company in Asheville for rafting options for all ages and levels.
For dinner, try Limones Restaurant, which offers authentic Mexican flavors with a touch of French California. Recently renovated interiors reflect Chef/Owner, Hugo Ramirez’s homeland.
Another option is Posana’s, which serves contemporary American cuisine in the heart of downtown. Their seasonal menu is made from local fare. Both are excellent options—ah, what to choose.
Finish off the evening at the Wildberry Lodge with an in-room massage – a calming and soothing finish to your quick getaway.
Book Your Stay
After enjoying the perfect itinerary for your Asheville, NC getaway, top it off with a stay at Wildberry Lodge. Your quick getaway adventure is sure to be refreshing, rejuvenating, and relaxing. Our rooms provide a luxurious and comfy spot to snuggle in for a restful night between days of exciting excursions. Check now for availability.