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) has 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 Yoga (7 Florida Avenue) is a welcoming studio for visitors, perfect for a stretch and deep breath of pure mountain air during a visit.

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

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.
Indoor Venues:... read more
Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville
Twisted Laurel Downtown
Award-winning Executive Chef Tom LaFauci specializes in handmade pasta and smoked meats putting his Italian-American touch on a wide range of crowd-pleasing entrees. The full bar includes regional beers on tap, craft cocktails, and wines. Their patio is dog-friendly and open year-round and includes a Doggie Menu so your pup can enjoy a meal out with you! (130 College Street)
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, you will find all the comforts of home and more. 2 cabins, $95-$250, 11 miles north of Asheville, river access for... read more
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Weaverville Art Festivals & Tours

Art in Autumn Fest
Art in Autumn Fest
Saturday, September 17, 2022
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 BBQ Festival
Weaverville BBQ Festival
Friday, August 20, 2021
New for 2021, this delicious festival will include a judged BBQ competition with prizes, live music, kid activities, artisans and crafters, entertainment, and more! $2 for adults, kids 10 and under are free. 4-8 PM.

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

Just 22 minutes from Asheville, Navitat Canopy Tours is a world-class eco-adventure with huge ziplines traversing a secluded 242-acre mountain cove with 1,200 feet of elevation change. Fly above the... read more
Exploring the River Arts District (RAD) near downtown Asheville and Biltmore is so much fun. Meet friendly world-class artists who love to show you the process of making their amazing creations.... read more
Take a scenic drive in the mountains surrounding Asheville. Go over the rivers, through the woods and by waterfalls, with plenty of things to do along the way in the national parks and forests.... 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 Asheville and the many small towns of the western North Carolina mountains. Learn about our Appalachian natural and... read more