As cooler weather approaches, it’s time to picture your next fall getaway. If the image in your head involves vibrantly colored hilltops, crisp autumn air, and more small-town charm than you can probably handle, you’re in luck! Western NC in November is truly a sight to behold. You’ll find no shortage of fall festivities to make your visit extra special.
5 of the Best Things to Do in Western NC in November
1. Witness the Beautiful Fall Foliage
If you want to see the fall foliage in Western North Carolina, you should go during a peak season. Peak color usually occurs between mid-October and early November. The trees at the highest elevation change first, followed by the trees in the low foothills. Go for a hike, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, or consider ziplining for some of the best views!
2. Pick the Best of the Bushel at an Apple Orchard
With the change of seasons comes one of our favorite autumn activities: apple picking! When you stay at The Orchard Inn in Saluda, you will have the option of going apple picking near Asheville, NC. Some of our favorite local orchards include Grandad’s Apples N’ Such, Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard, and Sky Top Apple Orchard!
3. Explore Downtown Asheville
Stroll the City
Downtown Asheville is an enchanting place to spend a day in November. The mild weather makes strolling past streetside boutiques and unique restaurants the perfect daytime activity. Stop in for a cup of coffee at Green Sage or pick up a used book at Battery Park Book Exchange.
Grab a Beer
You can’t say you’ve experienced Asheville without stopping by one of the world-class breweries that the town harbors. Wicked Weed and Asheville Brewing Co. are two of our favorites. Stop by for one of their flagship brews or enjoy delicious food in the company of your friends!
The first, largest, and most walkable tour of working artists’ studios in the region, the studio stroll in Asheville’s River Arts District features homemade gifts that are one-of-a-kind. It takes place in 19 historic buildings along the French Broad River!
4. Get in the Holiday Spirit at Biltmore Estate
Get into the holiday spirit at the Biltmore Estate. The house is filled with a warm glow of firelight and candlelight. It is accented with delicate ornaments and priceless treasures. Thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the evergreens in the front lawn of the Biltmore House. Stroll the gardens and explore the countless rooms. There’s something new around every corner! The Christmas season in Asheville is unforgettable!
5. Spend Thanksgiving at The Orchard Inn
Become part of the family when you spend Thanksgiving at The Orchard Inn. Make reservations for our chef’s finest mid-day dinner! We offer special three-night discounts on your stay during Thanksgiving weekend as well. Full breakfasts are always included with your room rate!
Make the Most of Your Fall Getaway
Get a front-row seat to the beauty of Western NC in November when you book a stay at The Orchard Inn. Who knew mountain living could be this comfortable? Stay warm by a fireplace and wake up to sweeping views of the rolling Appalachian landscape. Every morning, you’ll be greeted with the aroma of freshly brewed local coffee, and you’ll never leave with an empty belly. Just ask the other guests; the breakfast is amazing! Browse our accommodations today.
Before you plan your trip, don’t forget to check out our artfully crafted Vacation Guide. Our guide is free to use and is full of WNC’s best restaurants, attractions, and seasonal events, making it the perfect tool for sculpting an unforgettable getaway!