Valentine's Day & Weekend in Asheville

Valentine's Weekend in Asheville: 20 Romantic Things to Do

What to do on the romantic Valentine's Day and weekend in Asheville and the beautiful North Carolina mountains? Whether you are looking for a getaway of pampering and relaxation or adventure and exploration, you'll find plenty of things to do! Since Valentine's Day is on Sunday this year, that weekend will definitely be a busy one. Make reservations well in advance! Or bring your valentine on the weekend before or after. Here's a photo tour of our top romantic getaway ideas - plus some events and packages:

Biltmore Estate (pic at top): Touring Asheville's own castle always makes a romantic date. Take advantage of the lowest rates of the year with several special offers. Their newest costume exhibition, Fashion from the Classics, opens this weekend. See Biltmore winter ticket specials.

Asheville Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfasts: Stay in a grand mansion or historic home and enjoy gourmet breakfasts, gracious innkeepers, and luxury amenities. See our Top Asheville Bed and Breakfasts.

Cabin Rental near Asheville

Cabins: Snuggle up in a log cabin or cozy cottage. Browse through our Vacation Rentals Directory that features 300+ choices in and near Asheville.

Spa at Grove Park Inn Valentine

Spas: Relax with a couple's massage, soak in a hot mineral springs or invest in wellness techniques that will benefit you for a long time. See our Top 20 Spas. Photo: Spa at Grove Park Inn.

Hiking near Asheville

Hiking: Take a hike and find the perfect place for a picnic, especially if the weather forecast is a mild one. See our favorite 20 Winter Hikes along with some helpful tips. Pic: Shortoff Mountain. Also, Chimney Rock Park is offering buy one, get one free tickets on February 11-14. Print a coupon from their website and present at ticket plaza.

Waterfalls near Asheville

Waterfalls: Enjoy the sounds and solitude of waterfall. Hike to see several or find one roadside. Take a picnic. See our Top 60 Waterfalls. Our favorite winter waterfall hike is DuPont State Forest (Triple Falls in pic).

Ski Resort Near Asheville

Snow Fun: Ski, snowboard or tube at one of several resorts near Asheville. Our top pick is Beech Mountain, the highest ski town in the eastern United States. See our list of ski resorts in the North Carolina mountains.

Downtown Asheville Valentines Weekend

Downtown Asheville: Exploring the winding streets is so much fun with so many unique shops and art galleries to browse. See our Downtown Asheville Guide. Warm up at a coffee shop or tea house. End the day with a cocktail or glass of wine or listen to live music and dance. And don't forget to sample hand-crafted chocolates. A creative way to explore downtown is walking the Urban Trail.

Asheville Restaurants

Dine: Asheville is a food lover's dream with a big variety of innovative independent restaurants that love to cook with the freshest local ingredients. Find something for every palette and budget. See our Top 60 Restaurants Guide. Also check out our favorite places for breakfast and weekend brunch. 

Brewery in Asheville

Beer: Raise your glass for a romantic toast with a local beer at one of our many breweries. Find many within walking distance in the South Slope Brewing District near downtown Asheville. Try seasonal brews like the Love Ninja porter at Asheville Brewing. See our Asheville Brewery & Pub Guide.

Valentine Dinner Events

Two Special Valentine Dinner Events
Wine Train: For an atypical dining experience, ride the Uncorked Train on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad on Saturday, February 11 for a special wine dinner and 4-hour daytime scenic excursion starting at 11 AM. Includes a 1.5-hour layover in historic Dillsboro. $119/person.
Farm-to-Table: For an extra special dining experience, go to the Farm-to-Table Benefit Dinner on Sunday, February 12 with acclaimed Chef John Fleer inside an elegantly rustic barn about 12 miles west of Asheville. Arrive at 3:30 PM for a farm tour and farm-to-table workshop. Or arrive for a four-course dinner with beer, wine and cider at 5:30 PM. Live music and dancing until 8:30 PM. Fundraiser for the Organic Growers School. Limited tickets, so book ASAP. From $75/person.

Top Valentine Weekend Events In Asheville

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Pottery Workshop
Get Your Hands Dirty, The Village Potters
Be a potter for an afternoon with a private lesson in the River Arts District (near downtown and Biltmore). What a great way to celebrate a special occasion, and you'll create beautiufl pieces of pottery during your two-hour session that you'll enjoy for many years.
Rate: $150/couple

Biltmore House Movie Costumes
Biltmore House: Fashion from the Classics
Friday, February 10, 2017 to Tuesday, July 4, 2017
The third annual costume exhibition inside Biltmore House -Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics. See 40+ costumes from popular movies, inspired by favorite stories in George Vanderbilt’s library.
Drag Queen Bingo Asheville
Drag Queen Bingo & Trivia
Friday, February 10, 2017 to Saturday, February 11, 2017
Join the fun at this big fundraiser for Brother Wolfe Animal Rescue with bingo on Friday night at the US Cellular Center and Trivia with the Queen on Saturday night. Hosted by Lady Bunny. After parties each night. Get tickets early.
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