Known for its easy access to mountain getaways and local craft beers, Asheville's often overlooked prevalence of top notch restaurants deserves praise. Sure, Thanksgiving dinner at home carries on tradition, but with so many great places to stuff your face and not have to worry about cleanup, you'd be doing yourself and your family a disservice not to dine out on Thanksgiving at least once. Asheville vacation rentals for Thanksgiving give you the feeling you never left home.
Located in the Grand Bohemian Hotel, this visually stimulating gem prides itself on locally sourced, hearty fare in a modern lodge setting. Bring plenty of room in your belly. Also, don't miss their cocktail menu.
Your mouth will water as soon as you peruse the menu. Order a 3-course meal with all the fixings. For example, sage-brined heritage turkey and prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream graced the menu last year. With a motto like “Modern Southern with a 'nod' to tradition,” how could they possibly disappoint?
For those of us who don't stop with one plate on Thanksgiving, a well-executed buffet is the way to go. Roux offers just that. Just imagine: multiple helpings of Carolina Turkey, baked ham, homemade pumpkin pie, and more!
Another glorious buffet! They serve all the typical Turkey Day trimmings with loads of craft beer to boot — a playground for beer connoisseurs as well as folks who like to fill up till they bust.
While in Asheville for Thanksgiving, get some early Christmas shopping done. Chic boutiques, haberdasheries, gift shops, and more greet you at seemingly every corner. Below we've listed some of our favorite places to knock out your loved ones' Christmas lists.
Stroll the streets in style as you check out the latest men's and women's fashions at distinct establishments, such as Royal Peasantry and Old North. Scattered throughout with art galleries and gift shops, downtown adds variety to your shopping experience.
Built in 1929, the Grove Arcade delights visitors with its architectural marvels. Plus, it houses an outdoor artist market, jewelry stores, coin shops, boutiques, a clock shop, and more.
For shoppers who prefer to shop at stores with more of a national presence, here you'll find the likes of Belk, Victoria's Secret, and TJ Maxx, all less than 10 minutes from downtown by car.
Prioritize fun while you and your family stay in Asheville over Thanksgiving. With the Smokies so close by, opportunities abound to get your nature fix. But don't miss out on all the other exciting ways families spend time in Asheville besides venturing into the wilderness. While planning your trip, try to keep Asheville hotels for Thanksgiving in close proximity to your favorite restaurants, activities, and perhaps even family members. Our family fun recommendations:
A 2-hour guided tour that narrates Asheville's spookiest mysteries and legends gives your family a fright, leaving you and yours in wonder of Asheville's darkest secrets.
This place crawls with games and rides for the whole family. With activities such as laser tag, go-carts, mini-bowling, and a video arcade, your kiddos will never want to leave!
After all that feasting on Thanksgiving, your family will be itching to get out and get a bit of exercise. Only 40 minutes from downtown, miles upon miles of biking and hiking trails extend along streams that wind, climb, and dip, leading you to magnificent views and natural splendor. They even allow horse riding if you have a steed.