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Best Waterfalls near Asheville – Our Top 10

a waterfall surrounded by trees

Welcome to beautiful western North Carolina, home to over 250+ waterfalls and plenty of land to explore with it! Our waterfalls come from a vast underground aqueduct originating in Eastern Tennessee, plus the massive amount of yearly rain that we get (60+ inches!), classifying the area as a temperate rainforest. There are so many gorgeous…

Top 5 Waterfall and Summit Hike Daytrips near Asheville, NC

a view of a rocky mountain with trees in the background

by Amanda Hastings, former Ecotour Guide for Asheville Hiking Tours Asheville, NC is a hotspot for special occasions, with activities for city-goers and mountain-lovers to enjoy. Asheville, NC has been a tourist destination since just before the 19th century and holds a rich history, from the confines of the city to the Blue Ridge Mountains…

Planning a Wedding in Western North Carolina

a man standing in a field with a mountain in the background

by Mike Scow, Ecotour Guide for Asheville Hiking Tours – and he planned a successful wedding near Asheville, North Carolina! My wife and I began planning our wedding about a year before we got married. We started with a gorgeous rural location with trees, water, farm, and cows. Then we focused on the cake and…

Top 5 Inns and Lodges near Asheville

Bliss Farm and Retreat

Photo of Bliss Farm & Retreat; photo credit to Ken Fine Photography. Looking for a mountain get-a-way where you can enjoy both quiet mornings and the restaurant scene of Asheville, North Carolina? From historic guest suites to rustic cabin rentals, we list our favorite retreats near Asheville. Remember to book early, especially on weekends and during…