F.W. Woolworth,” established in 1938 and restored in 2001.
More than 150 exhibiting artists and artisans selling and making jewelry, fine art,
decorative art and crafts in it’s nearly 20,000 square feet of studio space. A fully
operational Soda Fountain with a 50’s flair built to resemble the original Woolworth
With it’s unique and diverse community, downtown Asheville is often referred to as
the “mini-San Francisco of the South”. This unique quaint and picturesque little
city features a wide variety of shopping, bars, coffee shops, restaurants, art, theatre
and history. We recommend just driving in and walking around. A must see!!
See the best of Asheville on board a vintage Trolley and enjoy our fully narrated
Trolley Tour covering all major points of interest in Asheville including: the Grove
Park Inn, Biltmore Village, the Grove Arcade, the Montford Historic District, downtown
shopping and restaurants district, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the Asheville Museum
and Art Gallery district, the Asheville Chamber and Visitors Centre and much more!
Asheville's haunted sites can be visited by bus or on foot. Guests will learn the
facts behind unusual sites and also how to investigate the paranormal. Leaving Weds
thru Sunday 8pm in front of Barley's. Call for other times and availability.
This 1.7 mile walking tour of Asheville tells the story of the city's past. There
are 30 "stations" highlighted on the trail, each with its own story & many with original
artwork. Audiocassettes are available for rent from the Asheville Art Museum shop.
Guided tours are offered. Call for information.
The homestead, a large two-story structure of hewn yellow pine logs, has been reconstructed
around the original chimney with its two enormous fireplaces. The furnishings and
household items on display are representative of the period from 1790 to 1840 and
include a few pieces original to the home. Clustered about the grounds are six log
outbuildings: the corncrib, springhouse, smokehouse, loom house, slave house, and
tool house. Nearby, the visitor center houses exhibits portraying the life of Vance.
570 Brevard Road - Asheville, North Carolina 28806
The market is on a thirty-six-acre site with a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains,
and the Biltmore Estate. It is now open all year round, and seven days a week. The
retail area features displays of high quality fruits and vegetables, mountain crafts,
jams, jellies, preserves, sourwood honey, and dozens of other farm fresh items. Inside
you will also find a deli that offers sandwiches and ice cream. These buildings are
open daily 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., April-October; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., November-March.
Admission is FREE.
Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market (close to our rental house)
Hwy 213 Mars Hill in Parking lot across from the Mars Hill College Football field.
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Offers the freshest local vegetables, herbs and fruit. Our fresh baked brick oven
breads and cakes, jams, pickles, salsa and dressings are all produced in NCDA inspected
kitchens. We also have licensed goat cheese, honey and molasses and pasture raised
meats. We offer a large variety of plant starts and wild crafted plants. Some of
the finest local artist and craftsman offer their products for sale. We have live
local music every week. Come out and spend the morning shopping, have a sticky bun
for breakfast, listen to some live music and visit with your neighbors. "It's the
place to be on Saturday morning!" On average there are 25 vendors at the market.
Season begins about Apr 1st and closes on or about Nov 18th
Pick your own Cherries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, apples, honey and
Sweet and sour cherries June 10-30; pie cherries June 20-July 10; blueberries beginning
about June 15; thorn less blackberries about Aug. 1; raspberries and black raspberries
about Sept. 1. Old and new varieties of apples about July 1 through October.
Chimney Rock Park & Lake Lure (Day Trip Recommended)
The Park, 1 hours drive from our rental home, offers the best of the mountains in
one place-spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall,
a variety of special events and much more.
Down the road there is swimming, boating and sun tanning at Lake Lure. Also features
the Family Fun Center with climbing walls, trampoline games, Putt Putt, skeeball,
ping pong, scooters, children's inflatable play area, pinball, velcro wall and more.
Indoor facility located across from the Beach
Shopping at quaint little markets is available in the town.
The Cherokees people, who proudly preserve a culture far older than the new nation
that surrounds them, welcome you to explore the sights and activities of their village.
Located 90 mins from our rental.
Dollywood Family Amusement Park (Day Trip Recommended)
Dolly Parton, Dollywood theme park spans 125 acres and is nestled in the lush foothills
of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near Gatlinburg. Enjoy Dollywood
amusement park rides including the award-winning wooden roller coaster The Thunderhead.
Dollywood features kiddie rides and 10 new family attractions in our expanded Country
Fair area. Dollywood's live entertainment showcases the best in country, bluegrass,
mountain and gospel music with more than a dozen stage shows. Master craftsmen demonstrate
centuries-old crafts including blacksmithing, glass blowing and woodcarving. 2 hour
15 min drive from our rental.