Valentine's Day & Week 2020 in Asheville

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

What to do on romantic Valentine's Day and week 2020 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! Make reservations well in advance. Or get better deals during the week. 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. The Downton Abbey exhibition is an extra special treat for Valentine's 2020. See Biltmore winter ticket specials. While you're there, indulge in a wine and chocolate tasting experience at the Biltmore Winery. Find information on tours and tastings here

North Carolina Arboretum: On February 14-16, 2020, go to the Arboretum's new event, Sweets with Your Sweetie. February at the Arboretum is for bird lovers, lovebirds and many others. Throughout the month, the Arboretum hosts a variety of events, classes. During Valentine’s Day weekend, the Arboretum has the “Sweets with Your Sweetie” hot cocoa bar at the Baker Exhibit Center. Enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate followed by a free guided hike at 1 PM. Go to our NC Arboretum Guide.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: Ride the “Uncorked Valentine Sweetheart Train” on Friday, Feb 14 at 6 PM or Saturday, Feb 15 at 11 AM (Sold out). Treat you and your sweetie to a full service All-Adult First Class ride with a private attendant and well-appointed dining seating. Be guided through a wine and cheese tasting. Then enjoy a surf and turf meal prepared fresh as you ride by the scenic Tuckasegee River. $125/person, ages 21+. Call 1.800.872.4681 to book. Departs in Bryson City. Make reservations ASAP. Read more about the train.

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 & specials / packages.

Cabin Rental near Asheville

Cabins: Snuggle up in a log cabin or cozy cottage. Browse through our Vacation Rentals Directory that features 500+ choices in and near Asheville. See specials and packages too!

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.

Winter Hikes Asheville

Hiking: Take a hike for epic winter views. See our favorite 20 Winter Hikes along with some helpful tips.

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 20 Winter Waterfalls. A top 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 40 Restaurants Guide. Also check out our favorite places for breakfast and weekend brunch. Make dining reservations well in advance!

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. See our Asheville Brewery & Pub Guide.

Also: See our Top 25 Guided Tours & Experiences that will create special memories with your honey.

Valentine Packages & Events

Packages
Packages & Specials for Asheville & Mountains
Pick a package or special perfect for your vacation, with discounts and travel deals for hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, country inns and cabin rentals in the North Carolina mountains.
Asheville Winter Events
Winter Events & Outings
January, February, March: These months are the most serene time of the year in Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains, so it's the perfect time for a romantic North Carolina mountain getaway - maybe a Valentine's escape. See our Top 12 Asheville winter things to do and the best events.
LaZoom Tours
LaZoom Tours
Take the most fun city tour ever in a bright purple bus full of laughter! Through captivating stories, comedy skits and an enthralling musical soundscape, experience Asheville's history, current culture and counterculture with their 90-minute interactive bus tours that depart from downtown. Haunted and beer tours, too!
Esmeralda Inn Romance Package
Romantic Escape Package, The Esmeralda Inn
Celebrate a anniversary, birthday or special occasion with your sweetie at this Chimney Rock landmark. Includes a couples massage, breakfast, bottle of wine and dinner certificate.
Rate: $380 plus room cost
Shoji Spa Package
Awasu Spa Package, Shoji Spa
Your escape begins with a one hour salt hydrotherapy soak with a locally crafted, artisan chocolates and a bottle of Champagne. Then, relax with a side-by-side 90 minute couples massage with Japanese Hinoki oil and your choice of body brushing or Thai foot massage.
Rates: $240/single, $470/couple
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