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Arts and Culture Mountain Getaway in Beautiful Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

Arts & Culture

Experience the art, culture, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains on this four-night trip to Asheville, North Carolina.

Arts and Culture Mountain Getaway in Beautiful Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

Arts & Culture

Experience the art, culture, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains on this four-night trip to Asheville, North Carolina.

Arts and Culture Mountain Getaway in Beautiful Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

Arts & Culture

Experience the art, culture, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains on this four-night trip to Asheville, North Carolina.

Arts and Culture Mountain Getaway in Beautiful Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

Arts & Culture

Experience the art, culture, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains on this four-night trip to Asheville, North Carolina.

Arts and Culture Mountain Getaway in Beautiful Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

Arts & Culture

Experience the art, culture, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains on this four-night trip to Asheville, North Carolina.

Arts and Culture Mountain Getaway in Beautiful Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

Arts & Culture

Experience the art, culture, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains on this four-night trip to Asheville, North Carolina.

Arts and Culture Mountain Getaway in Beautiful Asheville, North Carolina

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

Nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Asheville is a small Southern city with a cool, big-city vibe. With a hip downtown area filled with coffee shops, award-winning restaurants, museums, and over 30 craft breweries—and surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountains and rivers in the Southeast—it’s no surprise it was named one of the Best Small Cities in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler.

For this getaway, you’ll have deluxe accommodations at one of Asheville’s best luxury hotels, centrally located for easy access to all the wonders of the city. You’ll enjoy on-site spa and dining options, spacious rooms with city views, and other high-end amenities, as well as plush bedding to help you get a good night’s sleep.

During your stay, we’ve arranged for you to take a fun, four-hour “Bites & Bikes” electric bike tour of the city. This easy ride through downtown and surrounding neighborhoods with your experienced guide will take you to the heart of what makes Asheville special. You’ll see the sights, listen to a demonstration of handmade Appalachian stringed instruments, stop for lunch and snacks, and tour the historic Grove Park Inn that includes a spectacular view of the mountains from their Sunset Terrace. 

In the afternoon, you can relax and rest at the hotel or continue exploring the city on your own. We recommend a trip to the North Carolina Arboretum or the nearby River Arts District, located next to the French Broad River just outside of downtown. With converted warehouses and mills, colorful street murals, and over 250 working artists showcasing everything from textiles to furniture, pottery to metalworking, jewelry, paintings, and more, RAD is the vibrant, creative hub of the city and totally worth visiting while you’re here.

In addition to the arts, Asheville is home to a wonderfully eclectic mix of architecture styles, including Neoclassical, Beaux Arts, Gothic, and Romanesque, with buildings and monuments designed by famed architects such as Richard Sharp Smith, Rafael Guastavino, and Douglas D. Ellington.

The most famous of these buildings is the iconic Biltmore Estate—the Vanderbilt family’s 130-year-old Châteauesque Revivalist mansion and the largest private home in the US. Set on 8,000 acres, with its own gardens, winery, farm, and village, today Biltmore is open for tours and events and is one of Asheville’s main attractions. 

On day three of your vacation, you’ll visit Biltmore and enjoy a guided tour of the house along with a wine tasting at Antler Hill and admission to one of Biltmore’s incredible art and culture exhibits. If there’s time, you can also explore more of the estate, strolling through their famous gardens, taking a tour of the winery, visiting the gift shops, or walking the paved paths around the village.

The next day you will head out of Asheville for a leisurely drive in the mountains along a stretch of the famed Blue Ridge Parkway, stopping for a luxury picnic lunch along the way. Billed as “America’s favorite scenic drive,” this winding highway is part of the National Park Service, connecting the Blue Ridge Mountains to Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Your day trip will take you through some of the most beautiful spots in western North Carolina and can be customized to your preferences to include hiking, viewing waterfalls, visiting the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s Folk-Art Center, and more. 

In between this getaway’s included activities, you’ll have plenty of free time to get out and experience more of this lovely city on your own. Visit the champagne bar at the unique Battery Park Book Exchange. Take a walking tour of the historic Block neighborhood, celebrating the art and history of Asheville’s African American culture. Or have dinner at some of Asheville’s acclaimed restaurants, including Cúrate and Rhubarb—both with James Beard nominated chefs—before heading home.

highlights

  • 5 days / 4 nights in Asheville, NC
  • A “Bites & Bikes” electric bike tour
  • Admission and guided house tour at Biltmore Estate, wine tasting at Antler Hill, and admission to one of Biltmore’s special art and culture exhibits 
  • A customized Blue Ridge Parkway scenic drive and luxury picnic with a private car and driver

Highlights

  • 5 days / 4 nights in Asheville, NC
  • A “Bites & Bikes” electric bike tour
  • Admission and guided house tour at Biltmore Estate, wine tasting at Antler Hill, and admission to one of Biltmore’s special art and culture exhibits 
  • A customized Blue Ridge Parkway scenic drive and luxury picnic with a private car and driver
Nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Asheville is a small Southern city with a cool, big-city vibe. With a hip downtown area filled with coffee shops, award-winning restaurants, museums, and over 30 craft breweries—and surrounded by some of the most beautiful mountains and rivers in the Southeast—it’s no surprise it was named one of the Best Small Cities in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler.

For this getaway, you’ll have deluxe accommodations at one of Asheville’s best luxury hotels, centrally located for easy access to all the wonders of the city. You’ll enjoy on-site spa and dining options, spacious rooms with city views, and other high-end amenities, as well as plush bedding to help you get a good night’s sleep.

During your stay, we’ve arranged for you to take a fun, four-hour “Bites & Bikes” electric bike tour of the city. This easy ride through downtown and surrounding neighborhoods with your experienced guide will take you to the heart of what makes Asheville special. You’ll see the sights, listen to a demonstration of handmade Appalachian stringed instruments, stop for lunch and snacks, and tour the historic Grove Park Inn that includes a spectacular view of the mountains from their Sunset Terrace. 

In the afternoon, you can relax and rest at the hotel or continue exploring the city on your own. We recommend a trip to the North Carolina Arboretum or the nearby River Arts District, located next to the French Broad River just outside of downtown. With converted warehouses and mills, colorful street murals, and over 250 working artists showcasing everything from textiles to furniture, pottery to metalworking, jewelry, paintings, and more, RAD is the vibrant, creative hub of the city and totally worth visiting while you’re here.

In addition to the arts, Asheville is home to a wonderfully eclectic mix of architecture styles, including Neoclassical, Beaux Arts, Gothic, and Romanesque, with buildings and monuments designed by famed architects such as Richard Sharp Smith, Rafael Guastavino, and Douglas D. Ellington.

The most famous of these buildings is the iconic Biltmore Estate—the Vanderbilt family’s 130-year-old Châteauesque Revivalist mansion and the largest private home in the US. Set on 8,000 acres, with its own gardens, winery, farm, and village, today Biltmore is open for tours and events and is one of Asheville’s main attractions. 

On day three of your vacation, you’ll visit Biltmore and enjoy a guided tour of the house along with a wine tasting at Antler Hill and admission to one of Biltmore’s incredible art and culture exhibits. If there’s time, you can also explore more of the estate, strolling through their famous gardens, taking a tour of the winery, visiting the gift shops, or walking the paved paths around the village.

The next day you will head out of Asheville for a leisurely drive in the mountains along a stretch of the famed Blue Ridge Parkway, stopping for a luxury picnic lunch along the way. Billed as “America’s favorite scenic drive,” this winding highway is part of the National Park Service, connecting the Blue Ridge Mountains to Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Your day trip will take you through some of the most beautiful spots in western North Carolina and can be customized to your preferences to include hiking, viewing waterfalls, visiting the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s Folk-Art Center, and more. 

In between this getaway’s included activities, you’ll have plenty of free time to get out and experience more of this lovely city on your own. Visit the champagne bar at the unique Battery Park Book Exchange. Take a walking tour of the historic Block neighborhood, celebrating the art and history of Asheville’s African American culture. Or have dinner at some of Asheville’s acclaimed restaurants, including Cúrate and Rhubarb—both with James Beard nominated chefs—before heading home.

Trip details

Trip Type: Small Group

Comfort: Luxury

Travel Styles: Leisure

Starts: Asheville, United States

Finishes: Asheville, United States

Duration: 5 days

Includes

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Deluxe accommodations at a luxury hotel
  • A “Bites & Bikes” electric bike tour
  • Admission and guided house tour at Biltmore Estate, wine tasting at Antler Hill, and admission to one of Biltmore’s incredible art and culture exhibits
  • A customized Blue Ridge Parkway scenic drive and luxury picnic with private car and driver

ITINERARY

1Welcome to Asheville, NC

  • Arrive and check in at your hotel
  • Settle in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements: 
  • Stroll through downtown Asheville
  • Enjoy a drink at 5 Walnut Wine Bar or one of the downtown breweries
  • Watch the sunset from one of Asheville’s many rooftop patios

2Bike tour of the city

  • This morning, you’ll take a four-hour “Bites & Bikes” electric bike tour of Asheville
  • Continue to explore the city or relax at the hotel for the rest of the afternoon
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Stroll through the River Arts District
  • Visit Grovewood Gallery
  • Visit the North Carolina Arboretum

3Visit Biltmore Estate for a tour and wine tasting

  • Today you’ll head out to Biltmore Estate for a guided tour of the house, a wine tasting at Antler Hill, and admission to one of Biltmore’s incredible art and culture exhibits
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Take a walking tour of the historic Block neighborhood, celebrating the history and art of Asheville’s African American culture
  • Visit the champagne bar at the Battery Park Book Exchange

4Blue Ridge Parkway Scenic Drive

  • Enjoy a leisurely drive and luxury picnic on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway with a private car and driver
  • Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening as you like
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Indulge in a spa treatment at your hotel
  • Enjoy dinner at one of Asheville’s many acclaimed restaurants (Cúrate, Rhubarb, Chai Pani, Benne on Eagle)

5Depart for home

  • Check out of your hotel and depart for home
  • Start planning your next Manifest Escapes getaway
Welcome to Asheville, NC
  • Arrive and check in at your hotel
  • Settle in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements: 
  • Stroll through downtown Asheville
  • Enjoy a drink at 5 Walnut Wine Bar or one of the downtown breweries
  • Watch the sunset from one of Asheville’s many rooftop patios
Bike tour of the city
  • This morning, you’ll take a four-hour “Bites & Bikes” electric bike tour of Asheville
  • Continue to explore the city or relax at the hotel for the rest of the afternoon
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Stroll through the River Arts District
  • Visit Grovewood Gallery
  • Visit the North Carolina Arboretum
Visit Biltmore Estate for a tour and wine tasting
  • Today you’ll head out to Biltmore Estate for a guided tour of the house, a wine tasting at Antler Hill, and admission to one of Biltmore’s incredible art and culture exhibits
  • Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Take a walking tour of the historic Block neighborhood, celebrating the history and art of Asheville’s African American culture
  • Visit the champagne bar at the Battery Park Book Exchange

Blue Ridge Parkway Scenic Drive
  • Enjoy a leisurely drive and luxury picnic on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway with a private car and driver
  • Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening as you like
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Indulge in a spa treatment at your hotel
  • Enjoy dinner at one of Asheville’s many acclaimed restaurants (Cúrate, Rhubarb, Chai Pani, Benne on Eagle)
Depart for home
  • Check out of your hotel and depart for home
  • Start planning your next Manifest Escapes getaway

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Deluxe accommodations at a luxury hotel
  • A “Bites & Bikes” electric bike tour
  • Admission and guided house tour at Biltmore Estate, wine tasting at Antler Hill, and admission to one of Biltmore’s incredible art and culture exhibits
  • A customized Blue Ridge Parkway scenic drive and luxury picnic with private car and driver

ACCOMMODATIONS

Deluxe accommodations at a luxury hotel in downtown Asheville.

PAYMENT TERMS

  • 20% due upon booking
  • 80% due 60 days from trip start date
  • 100% due if booked inside 60 days from trip start date

CANCELLATION TERMS

  • 36 or more days from trip start date - 100% refund
  • 16-35 days from trip start date - 100% refund less $150 per person administration fee or a 100% refund in Manifest travel credit (must be used within one calendar year of cancellation date)
  • 0-15 days from trip start date - 100% non-refundable and no Manifest credits given

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