Find fun things to do near Biltmore Estate like visiting downtown Asheville

Asheville may be known as the home of the famous Biltmore Estate, but that's not the only attraction that draws visitors to this diverse mountain city. Within a few miles of the Country Inn & Suites, you can find the Asheville Art Museum and the Folk Art Center. Wander through the shops and restaurants of Grove Arcade, or go for a drive along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. If you're looking for educational things to do during your stay, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers powerful insights into the lives of the region's native people. This craft city is also well known for its breweries and distilleries, so make time for a tour, sip a new drink, and purchase a bottle to enjoy in your hotel room after a day on the go.

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Asheville Art Museum

1.23 mi / 1.98 km from the hotel
Located in the Asheville center square, this museum showcases 20th-century and modern American art.

Asheville Outdoor Center

3.47 mi / 5.58 km from the hotel
Canoe, kayak, or tube seven miles down the French Broad River with equipment from the Asheville Outdoor Center.

The North Carolina Arboretum

7.91 mi / 12.74 km from the hotel
The North Carolina Arboretum offers a tranquil escape with 65 acres of gardens, 10 miles of trails, and a famed bonsai collection.

Basilica of Saint Lawrence

1.64 mi / 2.64 km from the hotel
A National Historic Site, this basilica features an impressive interior designed with Spanish Renaissance architecture that includes an elliptical dome and gorgeous stained-glass windows.


1.57 mi / 2.53 km from the hotel
Built in 1895, this 8,000-acre estate is America’s largest home and boasts 250 exquisitely furnished rooms, including a grand banquet hall, an indoor garden, and a 10,000-volume library. Explore the gardens, grounds, and winery during your visit.

Folk Art Center

2.75 mi / 4.43 km from the hotel
See traditional and contemporary Appalachian crafts and craft demonstrations at this destination along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Grove Arcade

1.6 mi / 2.58 km from the hotel
Located on Battery Hill, this historical building houses local shops, restaurants, and the outdoor Portico Market filled with fresh produce and handmade crafts.

Haunted Asheville

1.47 mi / 2.37 km from the hotel
These walking tours give you a taste of Asheville's history as well as its ghosts.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

44.77 mi / 72.04 km from the hotel
Stop just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park to visit this award-winning museum that explores 10,000 years of Cherokee history.

The Orange Peel

1.22 mi / 1.96 km from the hotel
Music lovers won't want to miss a visit to this intimate live music venue, known for the wide and eclectic range of artists who perform there.

Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville

1.58 mi / 2.55 km from the hotel
Attend a trade show, see musicians perform live, or laugh your way through some of the finest comedy routines around at Asheville’s largest event venue.

WNC Farmers Market

4.51 mi / 7.25 km from the hotel
Overlooking Biltmore Estate, this farmers market is widely recognized as the place to go for locally grown produce, honey, garden plants, and baked goods.