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

Your comfortable room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites puts you near a diverse collection of things to do, from dining in award-winning restaurants to exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains. Within two miles of the hotel, you can tour the spectacular Biltmore Estate or visit Asheville’s vibrant city center to wander the shops of Grove Arcade or browse the Asheville Art Museum. Interested in the region’s top-notch arts and crafts scene? Visit the Folk Art Center or tour the studios in the River Arts District. If you’re here with kids, they’ll love seeing the animals at WNC Nature Center, participating in nature programs at the North Carolina Arboretum, or embarking on outings with Asheville Adventure Co.

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Asheville Art Museum

1.23 mi / 1.98 km from the hotel
Located just off Asheville’s Pack Square Park, this museum showcases 20th-century and modern American art.

Asheville Adventure Co.

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 Adventure Company.

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.

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
This farmers market is widely recognized as the place to go for locally grown produce, honey, garden plants, and baked goods. As a bonus, you can enjoy great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while you shop.

WNC Nature Center

2.05 mi / 3.29 km from the hotel
View more than 100 species of animals, including bears, bobcats, red fox, and river otters at this family-friendly zoo. A petting zoo, playground, picnic area, and gift shop round out the experience.