Things to Do During Your Asheville Vacation

Asheville, North Carolina is one of the most unique cities in the South, surrounded by the natural beauty of the oldest & most lush mountain range in the world. But natural beauty is just part of its charm. Often referred to as "the Paris of the South," Asheville is packed with art, crafts, antique shops, music, entertainment, varied & unique architecture, tourist attractions, and many excellent independently owned restaurants. The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast is in the best possible location for you to experience all that the area offers.

Downtown Asheville
Asheville’s Official Visitor’s Site


Food & Libation

Our Restaurant Picks

(Click on the link to visit each web site)

Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville, NC

Downtown Asheville

Zambras of Asheville NC

Grove Park Neighborhood

(A few Miles from Downtown)

Grove Park Restaurant

Montford Historic District

  • Chiesa - Neighborhood Italian, Home Made Pasts Centered (2 blocks from The Lion and the Rose)
  • Nine Mile - Caribbean Cuisine, Vegetarian Friendly (1/2 Block from the Lion & the Rose Bed and Breakfast)

West Asheville

Biltmore Village Area

(Just South of Downtown, Near Biltmore Estate Entrance)

North Asheville

  • Luella's Bar-B-Que - Smoked meats & fresh sides made with love.
  • Plant - Vegan - no animal products; sophisticated flavor, scratch made food.

River Arts District (RAD)

Tunnel Road

  • India Garden - Authentic Indian cuisine. Across from Asheville Mall.


(Just 10 minutes North of Downtown Asheville)

Make Restaurant Reservations Online

Outdoor Activities

On the Blue Ridge Parkway

Other Outdoor Activities

Around Town

Other Travel Sites