Weaverville North Carolina Guide

Weaverville, NC

Weaverville in the 1800s was home to grand hotels with visitors escaping the heat of southern summers. Author O. Henry spent some of his last days here, regaining his health before returning to New York City. Today, Main Street offers a lot for visitors with some impressive restaurants, galleries and artist studios. And it's only 10 minutes from both downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Weaverville Artisans on Main

Artisans on Main (14 N Main) is new in 2017 with four artist studios and a big gallery featuring 30+ regional artists. The very fun Weaverville Art Safari is twice a year with a self-guided scenic driving tour to artist studios in the area (read more). And they have a fantastic street art festival each September, Art in Autumn.

Weaverville Mangum Pottery

At Mangum Pottery (16 N Main), browse the gallery up front and watch potters at work in the studio. Two doors down is Miya Gallery (20 N Main) with fine art and craft with big variety at all price levels, representing 100 local & regional artists. Curtis Wright Outfitters (24 N Main) has all your need for fly fishing, including outdoor apparel and guide services. Maggie B’s Wine & Specialty Store (10C S Main St) sells wine, beer, meats, cheeses, wine accessories, and a little of everything else.

Other great stops near downtown is Wild Mountain Bee Supply (23 Merrimon Ave) and Crucible Glassworks (60 Clarks Chapel Road) with glassblower Michael Hatch. 

Weaverville, NC

Weaverville Restaurants

  • Twisted Laurel (10-A South Main Street) has Mediterranean-inspired menu with American twists and a well-stocked bar.
  • Well-Bred Bakery & Café (26 N Main St) is a local's favorite and offers unexpected delights both sweet and savory, with gourmet pastries, artisan breads, fine gourmet foods and shade-grown, organic coffees.
  • Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub (55 N Main) This locally owned pizzeria has a full Italian menu, American and Belgian Ales from their brewery and homemade ice cream.
  • Soba Sushi and Noodles (76 N Main St) has the highest quality sushi and sashimi.
  • Glass Onion (18 N Main) features Northern Italian dishes, made "global" by the chefs insistence on using local ingredients. Enjoy the freshest seafood, and all pastas and desserts are homemade.
  • Stoney Knob Café (337 Merrimon Ave) is a funky spot that's been a hit with locals for many years. Their whimsical blend of artifacts and artful spaces are complimented with provocative American, Greek and European Cuisine and impressive wine list.

Weaverville Lake Louise

Lake Louise Park is a wonderful gathering place for folks of all ages, with picnic tables and shelters, grills, playground, a fitness area and a 6/10-mile walking trail.

Weaverville Vance Birthplace

Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State Historic Site is the restored pioneer childhood homestead of North Carolina's Civil War governor. Nestled in the picturesque Reems Creek Valley below the mountains, about five miles from downtown Weaverville. See our Vance Birthplace Guide.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is about 8 miles east of downtown Weaverville, via Reems Creek Road and Ox Creek Road. Near the Parkway, find section of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail that takes you on a beautiful hike to Rattlesnake Lodge.

See more of our Coolest NC Mountain Small Towns.

Weaverville Favorites

Inn on Main B&B
This romantic, eco-friendly Victorian getaway is located in a quaint, artsy town near Asheville. All rooms have private baths, some with whirlpools and fireplaces. Enjoy mountain and garden views during breakfast on the porch. 7 rooms, $159-$199, gorgeous gardens, full breakfast on the porch, evening refreshments.Your meal... read more
Riverside Escapes
Relax on the banks of the French Broad River. Riverview Retreat is a new waterfront luxury log cabin with a private hot tub and two bedrooms. With a river rock fireplace, two decks, washer/dryer, and an equipped kitchen, find all the comforts of home and more. 2 cabins, $95-$250, 11 miles north of Asheville, river access for fishing,... read more
Twisted Laurel
Twisted Laurel Eatery and Lounge
Enjoy fresh Italian and Greek dishes with an American twist. Their downtown Asheville (130 College Street) has dog-friendly outdoor dining and upstairs bar with music. Also find them in artsy Weaverville at 10-A South Main Street.
Claxton Farm
This unique event barn and the surrounding fields, located on a 500-acre Conservation Easement, offer a pristine setting perfect for a formal or casual wedding ceremony and reception year-round. Enjoy 360-degree views, farm animals, and lawn games on a working farm just fourteen miles from downtown Asheville. Operated by M7 Event Solutions and... read more

Weaverville Art Festivals & Tours

Weaverville Art Safari
Weaverville Art Safari
Saturday, April 29, 2017 to Sunday, April 30, 2017
Drive scenic country roads to visit 35 artists in their studios and galleries about 10 minutes north of Asheville. Buy direct from them - find some great deals. Free.
Art in Autumn Fest
Art in Autumn Fest
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Fun outdoor arts and crafts festival in Weaverville that includes 100 juried artists, food, and live music. Free admission and parking. Just 7 miles north of downtown Asheville.
Weaverville Art Safari
Weaverville Art Safari
Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Sunday, November 5, 2017
This self-guided, make-your-own-agenda event throughout Weaverville and surrounding scenic valleys is a rare opportunity to interact with artists and see the process behind their critically acclaimed works of art. And it's fun to buy directly from the artists!

Candlelight Stroll on the second Friday night in December features luminaries, gallery events, live music, and carriage rides.

Navitat Canopy Adventures offers two guided zip line courses that are 100% tree-based in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They are conveniently located just 20 minutes north of Asheville.Moody Cove Tour... read more
Exploring the River Arts District (RAD) near downtown Asheville & Biltmore is so much fun. Meet friendly world-class artists that love to show you the process of making their amazing creations.... read more
Take a scenic drive in the mountains that surround Asheville. Go over the rivers, through the woods and by waterfalls, with plenty of things to along the way in the national parks and forests in... read more
Madison County is located just 20 minutes north of Asheville. With the scenic French Broad River running through this rural county, there are countless ways to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains and its... read more
Fascinating history can be found at a variety of museums and historic sites in the Asheville area of the western North Carolina mountains - including the Blue Ridge and Great Smokies. Learn about... read more