Create new holiday traditions and plan a Thanksgiving getaway to Western NC this year! Eat delicious food, enjoy scenic vistas, and spend time in nature. There’s even plenty of unique Black Friday shopping opportunities in the area. Read on to learn more about the best reasons to visit for Thanksgiving. Then, get a free copy of our thoughtful Vacation Guide for authentic local insight on the best things to do in Western North Carolina.
5 of the Best Reasons to Plan a Thanksgiving Getaway to Western NC
1. Spend Quality Time With Loved Ones
Leave the worries of everyday life behind you and hit the road. The mountains of Western North Carolina set the scene for a holiday vacation that you and your family can cherish for a lifetime. Embark on outdoor adventures, revel in nature’s beauty, and kick back and relax. It’s the perfect time to reflect on all that you have to be thankful for.
2. Find Unique Holiday Shopping
Explore nearby small towns or drive into Asheville for some holiday shopping! We recommend checking out local bookshops, record stores, and outdoor outlets for a one-of-a-kind surprise to leave under the tree. You might even like visiting the Biltmore Estate this time of year! Not only is it decorated beautifully, but it also features a host of unique shopping opportunities. Whether you’re searching for antique shops, holiday specialty stores, or stylish boutiques, you’re in luck. You’re bound to find the perfect gift for someone special!
3. Give Thanks to Nature
Take some time to really appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. The mountains are home to incredible hiking opportunities, stunning scenes, and diverse wildlife. Unplug and get outside. Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities this time of year:
- The Ultimate Guide to the Best Hiking in North Carolina
- The Best Trails for Mountain Biking Near Asheville NC
- These Are the Best Places for Apple Picking near Asheville, NC
- Drive Along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville
4. Have Thanksgiving Dinner at Newman’s Restaurant
Give yourself a break and let someone else do the cooking this year. Make your reservations for our chef’s fantastic Thanksgiving dinner at Newman’s Restaurant. We serve up mouthwatering takes on holiday favorites that you and your whole family will enjoy.
5. Relax in Beautiful Accommodations at The Orchard Inn
Now that you know what’s in store for your Thanksgiving Getaway in Western NC, it’s time to think about where you’ll stay. Make yourself at home in our beautiful accommodations at The Orchard Inn. Choose between charming rooms in our bed and breakfast or one of our private suites and cottages.
Look forward to delicious, gourmet breakfasts each morning and breathtaking views everywhere you look. Our innkeepers go above and beyond to ensure that your stay is one for the books. Are you ready for the getaway of a lifetime?