Things To Do in Asheville in Spring, The Lion and the Rose

The Lion and the Rose

Bed & Breakfast


February 23, 2023

Things To Do in Asheville in Spring

Spring is around the corner and it is a beautiful time to visit the mountains. Over the next few months of Spring, there are plenty of activities and events going on in Asheville.

What's new and going on at The Lion and the Rose:

SoCon Basketball Tournament Discount - March 2-6

March Madness starts with the Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championship on March 2-6. Stay for 2+ nights during the tournament and receive 10% off by giving us a call.

Bucket List Adventure Trip - available again starting March 2

This adventure package is back starting March 2nd. Our Bucket List Adventure Getaway combines accommodations at our inn with one of our favorite outdoor experiences in Asheville. Navitat’s Mountaintop Tour is a totally unprecedented mountaintop adventure and will take you soaring higher, faster, and longer than ever before. Huge side-by-side ziplines and jaw-dropping speeds make this an experience unlike any other. Nowhere else will you find ziplines this high, fast, and long fully integrated into a spectacular natural setting. Suitable for first-timers and experienced thrill-seekers alike and guaranteed to be a truly unforgettable adventure. There’s no better way to experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

St Patrick's Day Weekend Special - March 17-19

One weekend only with limited spots available! Your St Patty's Day beer-centric weekend includes a Cooking with Beer class, daily hot breakfast and a pint of our special beer. Call us for details before this sells out.

Spring Hike - March 27

We love to hike and decided to offer a guided hike for our guests. This will be complimentary for any guests staying with us. Our goal will be wildflowers but looking to include waterfalls as well, depending on the weather and trail chosen. This hike will be on Monday, March 27 after breakfast. Please note interest when making a reservation so we can discuss hiking details.

Reconnect with Nature Wellness Weekends - March 31 - April 2 and April 21-23

This weekend wellness retreat will reconnect you with nature. Take a deep breath, unwind and learn about the peaceful practice of forest bathing. Join a certified forest therapy guide for a relaxing 2.5-hour stroll through the forest. You will learn to slow down, relax and reconnect with nature by quieting the mind and awakening the senses. Contact us for details on pricing and availability.

Stay Longer and Receive a Special Gift - starting April 7

Starting on National Beer Day, we will be offering a new package that includes a complimentary gift to those staying 4+ nights. You will receive an in-room tap for just the two of you to share.  How cool is that? More details coming soon.

Culinary Retreat Weekend - April 20-23

The perfect getaway for food lovers! A cozy B&B stay with delicious, homemade breakfasts, a private cooking class on Friday evening and a guided Eating tour of some of the best restaurants in Asheville.

Spring into May with Savings - May 4-8

It is a rare occasion we offer discounts on weekend days. For a limited time, we are offering 2 discount options to start the month of May. Rent the entire inn (all 5 rooms) for 3+ nights between May 4-8 and get 10% off your entire stay (weekend days included) or Stay for 3 or more nights between May 4-8, 2023 and receive $50 off your long weekend getaway.

New Activities

Party Fire Engine Tour - Owned and operated by two local firefighters and specializing in tours of downtown Asheville, brewery tours, and group parties. Tours last from 2-4 hours and can accommodate groups up to 13.

Floating Brewery Crawl Tour - Starting in April, get ready for a unique experience combining beer and nature. Enjoy brewery hopping in Asheville while casually floating down river on a guided raft trip. Your guide will have a cooler with ice and you are welcome to bring your own beverages along. Relax and enjoy cold brews and river views.

What's new and going on in Asheville this Spring:

Mondays in March Hiking with a Naturalist at Chimney Rock State Park

Every Monday in March spend an hour exploring one of the park trails with a naturalist on this guided hike. Watch the transformation from winter to spring on this educational excursion and learn some of the Parks’ history. Included with park admission.

Biltmore Estate Italian Renaissance - begins March 3

Biltmore's newest multi-sensory experience, Italian Renaissance Alive, immerses you in the beauty of fine art and the masterworks of Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, and Caravaggio. Watch history come alive around you with brilliant visuals, a compelling operatic score and a captivating narrative. This new experience begins at Biltmore on March 3. Don't forget we have a special discount code for you to save money on your day at Biltmore.

Ginger's Revenge 6th Anniversary Celebration - March 10-12

Take a special behind the scenes brewery tour, enjoy live music, small batch beers and prizes. Raffle donations and tour proceeds help to support Asheville Music School. Another fun event coming up at Ginger's Revenge is a Murder Mystery at their South Slope location on March 17.

Aleblazers Beer Fest - March 18

Enjoy beers from 25 different North Carolina breweries at Highland Brewing. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy.

Spring Birding Walk - March 25

This walk is for the birders. Join a naturalist and see how many Spring migratory species you can spot from Chimney Rock State Park on their NC Birding Trail.

Spring Wildflower Walk - April 1

Join a Park naturalist at Chimney Rock State Park in search of wildflowers. This is a moderate hike that will take you along the Hickory Nut Falls Trail and down the Four Seasons Trail while you learn to identify beautiful spring blooms.

Orchid Festival at the NC Arboretum- April 1-2

The North Carolina Arboretum Orchid Festival is one of the largest in the southeast. See hundreds of orchids and also many spring blooms such as tulips and azaleas throughout their 65 acres of gardens and trails. The Western North Carolina Orchid Society will also be offering a variety of classes and lectures.

Live Music in Spring

There is always live music with local musicians and national acts to be found at many places throughout Asheville. Here are a few of our picks for some cool upcoming shows:

Kings of Thrash at The Orange Peel on March 12

80s versus 90s Dance Party at The Orange Peel on March 18 and April 22

Tedeshi Trucks Band at Harrah's Cherokee Center on March 25

The Winery Dogs at The Orange Peel on April 4

Flatland Cavalry at The Orange Peel on April 13

Nirvani and Badmotorfinger at Salvage Station on April 14

Tracy Lawrence with Blake Ellege and the Resonators at Silverados on April 22

Agent Orange at Grey Eagle on May 10

An Evening with Riki Rachtman at Grey Eagle on May 17

Molly Hatchet with Travers Brothership and Them Dirty Roses at Silverados on May 19