7 of the Most Romantic Things to Do in Asheville, NC

Sometimes you need to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and go on a romantic retreat with your sweetheart. Start planning your getaway by booking a stay at Orchard Inn, then use some of our recommendations for the rest! Here are some of the most romantic things to do in Asheville, NC.

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7 of the Most Romantic Things to Do in Asheville, NC, You Can’t Miss

Tour the Biltmore Estate and Stroll Through Its Gardens Biltmore Estate Gardens

You have never seen anything like the Biltmore House. Constructed by George Vanderbilt in the late 1800s, this incredible structure is the largest home in America. Inside, you’ll find 65 fireplaces, high ceilings, endless halls, and room after room filled with antiques. Outside, you can walk hand-in-hand with your other half though the intricate gardens. Their Rose Garden includes more than 200 different types of roses, and expert gardeners work tirelessly to make sure not a thing is out of place. Consider a self-guided tour or opt for one lead by one of the expert guides.

Enjoy a Wine Tasting

There’s nothing better than relaxing with a glass of wine in your hand with your sweetheart. There are plenty of wineries in the Asheville area within driving distance of Orchard Inn! Let your worries slip away when you indulge in a wine tasting. Then, make sure you get a bottle or two to commemorate your romantic getaway! You’ll love reliving the memories when you uncork it back home.

Explore a Waterfall Catawba Falls, North Carolina

Western North Carolina is full of gorgeous areas just waiting to be explored. If you’re an adventurous couple, you will love going on a waterfall hike. Many of these trails are easy or moderate, so they are perfect for all ages. When you get to the waterfall, make sure to take a moment and enjoy the view! You can even pack a picnic and enjoy it by the water.

Go on a Romantic Horseback Ride

Explore the beauty of Western North Carolina on horseback! When you go horseback riding near Asheville, you’ll be treated to views of gorgeous overlooks, bubbling creeks, and dense forests. Experience the beauty around every turn!

Have a Dinner Date

When you’re on vacation, food is part of the experience. Between enjoying all the romantic things to do in Asheville, indulge in some local cuisine! Make a reservation at our farm-to-table restaurant, Newman’s. The menu is made up of locally sourced ingredients, and the view from the floor to ceiling windows can’t be beat. Share a bottle of wine from our extensive list to make the meal even more special! Plus, there are plenty of downtown Asheville restaurants to choose from.

Take a Scenic Drive Enjoy driving the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville

See the gorgeous views of Western North Carolina from the car! There are countless scenic drives that wind through the hills, but one of our favorites is the Blue Ridge Parkway. This route features jaw-dropping views full of gorgeous foliage and scenic overlooks that go on for miles. Plus, there are multiple places to stop and hike or picnic along the way!

Soar Above the Clouds

Nothing will take your partner’s breath away like seeing the Western North Carolina mountains from the air. Asheville Balloon Company will take you high in the sky! Soar over the Blue Ridge Mountains for jaw-dropping sites. This is a memory that will last a lifetime.

Book Your Romantic Getaway Today

couples massage at The Orchard InnYou’ll need a home base for all the romantic things to do in Asheville, and we know just the place. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary or just need some alone time with your sweetheart, Orchard Inn has everything you need for the perfect getaway. From spa services to an amazing Romance Package, any stay here will be special. Browse our cozy accommodations, then start planning your trip. We are about 40 minutes outside the city, so you will have easy access to the Asheville area while still being far away enough from it all to relax. We look forward to hosting you!