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Atlanta to Asheville via Buford

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Pet-friendly stops from Atlanta to Asheville

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Atlanta to Asheville with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Asheville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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10:00 am  start in Atlanta
drive for about 50 minutes

10:50 am  Buford
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:50 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:21 pm  Cherokee (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:21 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

4:02 pm  Waynesville (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:02 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

5:38 pm  arrive in Asheville
stay at Lake Lanier Islands Campground

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Buford  (2 answers)
    North Georgia Veterinary Specialists  (1 mention)
    Sugar Hill Animal Hospital PC  (1 mention)
    Suwanee Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    Settles Bridge Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Furtastic Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    Windermere Dog Park  (1 mention)
    The Pet Maven LLC  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Buford:
        Lake Lanier Islands Campground
        Lake Lanier Lodges
        Comfort Inn Suwanee

Cherokee (North Carolina)  (10 answers)
    American Museum of the House Cat  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Cherokee (North Carolina):
        Flaming Arrow Campground
        Fort Wilderness Campground and RV Resort
        Ela Campground
        Adventure Trail Campground
        Country Boy's RV Park
        KOA - Cherokee Great Smokies
        Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Smokemont Campground
        Indian Creek Campground
        Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground

Waynesville (North Carolina)  (2 answers)
    The Animal Hospital of Waynesville  (1 mention)
    Waynesville Pepsi Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Rahama Kennel and Cattery  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Waynesville (North Carolina):
        Frog Level Brewing
    pet-friendly hotels around Waynesville (North Carolina):
        Old Stone Inn Mountain Lodge & Restaurant Waynesville
        Days Inn Waynesville
        Brookside Mountain Mist Inn & Cottages
        The Waynesville Inn, Golf Resort & Spa
        Parkway Inn Waynesville
        Super 8 Motel Waynesville

Where's the best place to stay in Asheville?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Asheville.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Lake Lanier Islands Campground.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Lake Lanier Lodges  (1 mention)
Comfort Inn Suwanee  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Asheville? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Asheville?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Furtastic Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
Windermere Dog Park  (1 mention)
The Pet Maven LLC  (1 mention)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Asheville. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Liz from Washington asked:
Short weekend in Asheville  (5 answers)

profile  teri from Atlanta asked:
Dining and lodging on a budget?  (3 answers)

profile  Ashley from Durham (North Carolina) asked:
Bachelorette Party  (3 answers)

profile  Peter from Sheffield asked:
Where to stay and what to do in Asheville N. Carolina?  (3 answers)

profile  Karisa from Atlanta asked:
Things to do and places to eat/drink during girls weekend?  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Asheville.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Asheville to Atlanta drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Atlanta to Asheville. Or get a full Atlanta to Asheville flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Atlanta well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Atlanta!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 202 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 32 minutes
143 Atlanta travel answers
2 Buford travel answers
10 Cherokee (North Carolina) travel answers
2 Waynesville (North Carolina) travel answers
83 Asheville travel answers


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