The Lion and the Rose

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Things to Do

Things to Do

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.

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Food & Libation

Food & Libation

Our Restaurant Picks

Downtown Asheville

Grove Park Neighborhood (A few miles from Downtown)

  • Grove Park Inn - American Cuisine (Several Choices for Dining)

Montford Historic District

  • Chiesa - Neighborhood Italian, Home Made Pastas (2 blocks from The Lion and the Rose)
  • Nine Mile - Jamaican/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.

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Outdoor Activities and Adventures

Outdoor Activities and Adventures

On the Blue Ridge Parkway

Our Favorite Outdoor Places For Hiking and Photography

Our Other Recommended Outdoor Activities


Around Asheville