The Lion and the Rose

Explore Asheville

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 Blue Ridge Mountains, the oldest and 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.

Asheville’s Official Visitor’s Site

Food & Libation

Food & Libation

Asheville has not only been nicknamed "Beer City USA" for having more breweries per capita than any other U.S. city but is now being called one of the "Best food cities in America" for the number of restaurants per capita. Asheville's foodie scene also strongly supports local farmers and showcases regional cuisine.

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

Asheville is the perfect spot for outdoor lovers! Experience hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, ziplining and discovering nature. From the Blue Ridge Parkway to Pisgah National Forest to Chimney Rock to Dupont State Park, there are endless options for adventure around Asheville.

Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities and adventures to get you started but we would be happy to make personal recommendations just for you. 

On the Blue Ridge Parkway

Our Favorite Outdoor Places For Hiking and Photography

Our Other Recommended Outdoor Activities


Sightseeing Around Asheville