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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2016
A place to freshen up  (2 Answers)

I am planning a surprise party that will have separate groups coming from different parts of the country arriving on the same day. Sleeping accommodations are taken care of but having them arrive there before the party would ruin the surprise. Is there a good place the parties could meet mid to late afternoon and freshen up after their travels?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2016
Cn you recommend great places near Bohemian hotel for breakfast and lunch?  (2 Answers)

how far are u from the Bohemian hotel? can you recommend great places near Bohemian hotel for breakfast and lunch?
thank you Marv Alpert


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2016
A Month in Asheville in the Summer  (2 Answers)

Is there a source for Monthly Rentals in the Asheville Area and are there any specific recommendations. It is for four adults.

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2014
Bus transportation  (1 Answer)

I can't find bus service from Asheville to Knoxville TN. Is there any offering this?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 17, 2013
Public transportation inAshvellie  (1 Answer)

How to move around near by trek sites public transport


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2013
Packing for late Spring  (2 Answers)

Hello, everyone:

I've never been to Asheville, NC before, but I'll be visiting most likely from late May to early June (two weeks). I read that the climate in the mountains can change from one hour to the next. Coming from the Florida Keys, I'm not used to cooler weather. Should I pack mostly long sleeved shirts, sweaters and jeans? I have a jacket or two, but not much in terms of layer clothing. Does it get hot as well during this time? I don't want to be too hot either. I plan on doing some hikes.

Thank you for any information you can provide.

Carolyn


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2013
If I can only have one breakfast in Asheville....  (2 Answers)

where should it be. I have never been to AsheVegas. Looking forward to it, even though its only 36 hours. Staying downtown, so have a preference to eat there, but West Asheville on the way out is not out of the question.

For downtown joints EarlyGirl and TupeloHoney get all the press and I suppose rightly so. Also heard about a place "Overeasy" too?

Many say head straight for SunnyPoint in west asheville. So I am flummoxed.

Normally I try to steer clear of places that are primarily frequented by tourists as I would guess EG and TH are...but maybe thats not a fair guess. And if somethings good.....its good.

Anyone familiar that can compare and contrast? Would be a Tuesday AM by the way.

cheers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2012
transportation  (2 Answers)

There is a bus from Knoxville (TN) to Asheville (NC) all saturday morning from 8 am?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2011
March in Asheville  (3 Answers)

My family and I will be in Asheville in mid-March. The "average" weather temps are showing between 40 and 60 degrees. That's quite a range! Can anyone tell me what the weather is actually like in mid-March? Also, any ideas on things to do if it's too cold to be outside? We already have the Biltmore on the agenda, but not sure what else there is to do. Are there any cool towns nearby worth a visit? As an FYI: we can't do anything too strenuous as we'll have my 70 year old father with us. Thanking you in advance!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2011
Fall Foliage  (3 Answers)

When is the best time to watch the leaves turn in the Asheville area. We will be there on October 3, 2011 and hope it is not too early.
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 20, 2010
Irish female interested in volunteering or working in Asheville this summer - Any ideas?  (3 Answers)

Hi I would love to visit Asheville this summer for a few months and wondered if there are any long term volunteering opportunities there for non US citizens or employers that would consider hiring international applicants? I am Irish and would love to live or work or volunteer in America but it seems like an impossible task! If you are a student you can get a J1 Visa but if not its very difficult. I am in my 30s and already have 2 University degrees so no longer a student. If anyone has any ideas let me know. Otherwise it will just be a holiday but would absolutely love a summer job there!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2010
Things to do - 2 days in Asheville  (8 Answers)

I'll be in Asheville for a weekend in September, and I'm looking for ideas on things to do. Here are my interests:

Architecture / walking tour
Hiking
Independent restaurants
History / culture

Any and all suggestions welcomed and appreciated.

I'm also looking for a unique, reasonable accommodations.

Thanks in advance to the great VT community!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2010
Biltmore House, Asheville  (6 Answers)

I need some suggestion on touring Biltmore House. It look beautiful in web but I want to know whether it is worth to travel with my wife and 2 little kids on a one day visit to this house and antler hill village nearby. I will be travelling from Charlotte. Experiences of other visitors will help me to make a decision.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2010
bars that accomodate smokers?  (1 Answer)

Will be in Asheville for a few days. I know that NC is smoke free now so smoking at a bar is not permitted but I have someone in my party who is a smoker. So for those of you that live or have traveled to Asheville, are there any bars or restaurants that have patios or other places they accommodate smokers. I am thinking outdoor heaters or tents. Any info is appreciated. Cheers.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2009
Marriott Hotels - which is best location?  (2 Answers)

I am planning a trip to Asheville, and will be using Marriott points for my hotel. So...I can use the Fairfield, Springhill, Marriott, Renaissance, or Courtyard hotels. There are several in the area...can someone give me background regarding which is the best location (safe, close to attractions)? Also, if you can give insight into which is a nice hotel, that would be great, too.

Residence Inn 701 Biltmore Avenue
Courtyard One Buckstone Place
Springhill Two Buckstone Place
Renaissance 31 Woodfin Street
Fairfield 11 Rocky Ridge Road
Fairfield 31 Airport Park Road, Fletcher
Fairfield 568 Painttown Road, Cherokee


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2009
Fall Trip Questions  (5 Answers)

My wife and I are planning a trip to the Asheville area in October and spending approximately 8 days. Is there a best time to see fall colors? Considering the many things to do and see we are wondering whether we should base our whole time in Asheville and take day trips or split it between Boone or someplace else? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also any recommendations for restaurants. We are foodies and enjoy new experiences.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 28, 2008
Please help with things to do in Asheville, NC  (6 Answers)

Hi!
My husband and I will be visiting Asheville the third week of October in anticipation of the birth of our first grandchild!! :) We've never been to Asheville before (daughter recently moved there) and since we're staying a week, we want to do a few things while there. We know about Biltmore of course :) but when we try to look up things to do there, it turns out most of the things listed are 50 miles or more away! Are there things to do close to Asheville? There's a train ride that looked interesting but that was a good ways away also :(
Also good restaurants and bead stores (I'm a beader :) )
Thanks for any help you may have to offer!
Meenie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2008
Good Place For a VT Meet in Asheville?  (1 Answer)

Hi!

I'll be doing a trip through the Blue Ridge Parkway area in late October, and wonder if anyone had any suggestions for a good meeting place in Asheville?

I'll be spending probably 3 days in the Asheville area around the weekend of October 24-26.

Thanks!

David


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2008
Asheville: vegan friendly?  (5 Answers)

Hi all!
I'm a vegan from New Zealand and am traveling to NC with my mother later this year, spedning most of our time in Asheville. I have never been to the USA, let alone a smaller city in the south and was wondering how vegan-friendly it is likely to be? I've heard a lot of sterotypes about Southern cooking and its use of animal products. I'm particularly worried about the prevalance of animal fats used for cooking. Is this likely to be an issue and can anyone recommend any good vegetarian/vegan restaurants?
Thanks heaps! :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 28, 2007
RESTURANT

I WONT TO NOW IF THERE IS SOME REALLY FANCY RESTURANT IN ASHEVILE,NC NEAR THE BILTMORE ESTATES.IF THERE IS CAN YOU SEND ME DIFFERANT TYPES


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2007
Best Fall Color Scenic Drive?

I would like to get some opinions on where to find the best scenic drives in western North Carolina. I am familiar with the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherahola Scenic Hwy. I need more info to add to my NCMountainFun.com website.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 30, 2007
Asheville, North Carolina in one day!  (2 Answers)

Me and 3 other adults are going to Asheville, NC August 2007.
We are staying in South Carolina Upcountry for a week.
We want to visit Asheville one day out of our stay.
We want to see "Biltmore Estate" on that day but would like to venture out to " Downtown Asheville" for dinner. Any suggestions? No tourist traps pls.
Also since we have just have one day to vist Biltmore- is anybody out there who could tell me how to do it in that amt of time. What shd I really see and not waste my time seeing!
Any and all suggestions will be helpful. I would like to hear from people who live there or who have visited there. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2007
Spring Weekend in Asheville  (2 Answers)

Hello, My longtime friend and I are planning a weekend reunion, meeting in Asheville. Looking for suggestions regarding best areas to stay that will allow us to walk, sip drinks or beer at cafe restaurant or pub, browse shops featuring work of local folk artists, hear some live folk music, acoustic guitar, etc. Would the Urban Trail be our destination? Or the Arcade Grove?(unable to access website to look at this area) Any other ideas? And can anyone suggest a hotel or B&B located within walking distance to these areas? Moderate priced (maximum150/night). Looking more for a liberal, quaint area rather than urban yuppie, if that makes sense. Not terribly interested in fancy malls, for example. Would prefer a room with two beds which might rule out B&Bs but would like to hear of suggestions anyway. I'm looking into a performance at the Orange Peel one night. Are there hotels near there? Thanks for any and all suggestions.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2007
rental cabins  (2 Answers)

I'm planning a family reunion along with graduation celebration the dates of May 18, 19 and 20. We're looking for a large cabin/house/lodge with at least four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, cooking facilities, a porch and some land for walking, clean and comfortable. Anywhere within fifteen minutes of the Asheville area would be fine.
Can anyone offer any suggestions?
Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2006
Schools in Asheville  (2 Answers)

I'm moving to Asheville and am interest in your opinions or facts about the Buncombe County Elementary Schools. Our home is in Leicester, NC, just north of downtown Asheville.

Any thoughts on public vs. private schools?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 17, 2006
Do you know of a decent priced day tour from Charlotte to Biltmore Estates?

Do you know of a decent priced day tour from Charlotte to Biltmore Estates? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2006
The "Packet"  (1 Answer)

I'm considering moving to Asheville. I've never been there before, yet I've heard great things about it. I was born and raised in Florida (where I currently reside) and I lived in Ithaca, NY. Ithaca is a beautiful progressive town, yet coooooooooooooold. I feel Asheville would be a great move and a wonderful place to raise my son (and I hear the weather is mild). I ordered a packet through the Chamber of Commerce and I'm disappointed. It seems the housing there is quite expensive. Maybe they just put the more expensive housing in the packet to draw that type of person to Asheville? It's the suburban neighborhoods like "The Oak" or "The Sanctuary" where they cut down almost all the trees I want to escape from. I strive to live as natural as possible, grow most of my own food including sprouting. Heck, even make biodiesel in my garage! I'm just bummed by ths package. Of course, I'll go visit and get a feel for myself. Is there housing there for under100K for a 3 bd/ 2 bath on 1 acre?? I hear W. Asheville. But what towns? Thanks. =)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2006
Bike Trails  (1 Answer)

My husband and I are thinking of moving from Western Ma. to Asheville..we enjoy biking and there is a great rail trail here in Ma. I was wondering what biking trails exist around Asheville? I am not interested in mountain biking just biking on a paved surface, hopefully not where there is traffic.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2006
MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA  (1 Answer)

ASHEVILLE SEEMS SO EXPENSIVE. I WANT TO MOVE FROM HOUSTON TO WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, IS THERE A CHEAPER AREA THAT HAS THE BEAUTY OF THE MOUNTAINS? I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER, WHAT ABOUT JOBS IN THAT AREA? THANKS


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2006
Moving to Asheville--retiree

I hope that someone who lives in Asheville will answer this. I am moving to Asheville because I like mountains and have no kids or grandkids to move towards like so many retirees. I wonder how easy it is for oldster females to make good friends. I mean friends, not just acquaintances. Is it unrealistic to move to a place where you know no one if you are no longer a spring chicken??! Thanks.



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