Valentine's Day & Week 2018 in Asheville

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

What to do on romantic Valentine's Day and week 2018 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 Wednesday this year, you have two weekends to celebrate. 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. Take advantage of the lowest rates of the year with several special offers. Their newest exhibition with costumes from the Titanic movie opens February 9. See Biltmore winter ticket specials

  • Valentine's Celebration Package, Inn on Biltmore: Make any day in February into an unforgettable Valentine’s at Biltmore’s premier four-star hotel. The highlight will be a three-course dinner in The Dining Room or your room. Biltmore red wine, chocolates, and a dozen red roses are delivered to your room upon arrival. Also includes breakfast buffet, estate admission, audio guides to house, valet parking and estate shuttle. Available Feb 1-28, 2018. From $769/couple. Book now online.

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 15 Spas. Photo: Spa at Grove Park Inn.

Chimney Rock Park Hike

Hiking: Take a hike for epic winter views. See our favorite 20 Winter Hikes along with some helpful tips. Chimney Rock Park is offering buy one, get one free tickets on Feb 10-13 - get a coupon from their website.

Stars: Head to Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) on Friday, February 9th. Arrive early for hiking and exploring this former NASA campus, now an international space and science center deep in Pisgah National Forest. After a candlelit dinner at 5:30 PM, listen to "Love Stories in the Sky" presentation about constellation legends at 7 PM. Weather permitting, go stargazing with astronomers. Reservations $75/couple are required and will be accepted until 3 PM on Feb 9th. Go to their Web site for reservations.

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. 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.

  • February 14, 2018: Benefit concert for local domestic violence agency with Asheville musicians Alex Krug, Ten Cent Poetry, and Lyric at The Orange Peel. 8 PM. Advance tickets $12. Buy online.
  • February 15, 2018: An Evening of Romantic with pianist Jim Brickman (21 number one albums!) at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. 8 PM. $49/advance. Buy tickets online

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.

Top Valentine Week Events In Asheville

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.
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). It's a lot of fun, and no experience needed. Create beautiful pieces of pottery during your two-hour session to enjoy for many years.
Rate: $195/couple
Titanic Costumes Biltmore House
Titanic Movie Costumes at Biltmore
February 09, 2018 to May 18, 2018
See the fabulous costume exhibition inside Biltmore House, “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie” with 53 costumes and stories about the Vanderbilt travels and connection to the Titanic.
Mardi Gras Asheville
Mardi Gras Parade
February 11, 2018
Everyone is invited to participate in, or simply spectate this family-friendly spectacle. This fun parade in downtown Asheville is led by this year's King and Queen, with dancers, roller skaters, drummers and krewes of colorful characters. 3 PM
Grove Park Inn
Arts & Crafts Conference
February 16, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Perfect for the passionate collector or those just interested in the Arts and Crafts period. The three-day agenda includes lectures, small group discussions, special exhibitions, book exhibits, a contemporary crafts show and the finest of the antiques shows devoted to the Arts and Crafts period. Get advance tickets!
Outhouse Races
Outhouse Races
February 17, 2018
Watch the fun at Sapphire Valley Ski Resort in Cashiers as homemade outhouses race down the slopes on skis. 11 AM-3 PM
Beech Mtn Ski
Totally 80s Retro Ski Weekend
February 22, 2018 to February 25, 2018
Beech Mountain Ski Resort will bend the space-time continuum for a righteously rad celebration with live 80s music nightly, retro skiing daily and plenty of throwback activities in between.
Asheville Truffle Fest
Asheville Truffle Experience
February 23, 2018 to February 25, 2018
Learn about the mystery of the ultra-prized truffle, attend tastings and wine-paired dinners, visit an orchard and participate in a hands-on culinary cooking classes in downtown Asheville.
Esmeralda Inn Valentine Package
Valentine's Package, Esmeralda Inn
Head to Chimney Rock for a very romantic getaway with a candlelit dinner for two, dozen roses, chocolate covered strawberries, bottle of wine and breakfast. Available Feb 9-17.
Rate: $250
Shoji Spa Package
Ginger Citrus Massage Package, Shoji Spa
Soak in your private, outdoor Japanese-style hot tub. Then get a 90-minute ginger citrus healing couple's massage, followed by a cooling facial stone treatment or peppermint foot scrub. Forest setting in Asheville. Available spring & summer. Allow 3 hours.
Rate: $225 Single /$425 Couple
Inn on Mill Creek
Valentine's Week Special, Inn on Mill Creek
All you need is love and chocolate. Enjoy complimentary chocolates with a stay of two nights or more during February 9-18 at this romantic B&B near Black Mountain. Take advantage of their Quiet Season rates. You can also add extra goodies.
Rate: From $159/night

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