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Travel Guide

Our bed and breakfast is located near so many attractions in the Asheville & Waynesville area, including Biltmore, Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains! So where to begin? Let us help with this comprehensive 12-page Waynesville & NC Mountain Travel Guide with our guests’ Top Things To Do:

Waynesville: Explore the quaint shops and wonderful restaurants in nearby downtown Waynesville with a surprising number of fine galleries and specialty shops. Read more about WaynesvilleSee the downtown’s calendar of events.

Biltmore Estate: Just 30 miles away in Asheville is the famous Biltmore Estate with America’s largest home, the country’s most visited winery, breathtaking gardens and fabulous restaurants. Spend the day exploring more than 8,000 acres. Read more about Biltmore.

For years, Asheville has been designated as “Beer City, USA”. In fact, Asheville does have over 40 craft breweries and beer pubs from which to choose. Can’t decide which one you want to visit for a tour? Not to worry. Asheville Brewery Tours can help you out. Contact them at www.ashevillebrewerytours.com for more information about types of tours offered and tour times available.

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Sierra Nevada Brewery Tours

Asheville’s newest brewery addition, Sierra Nevada prides itself on being a sustainable beer maker and has just opened a huge facility in Mills River, just south of Asheville off of I-26. They also have a 400 seat “TapRoom” which boasts 23 beers on tap—many produced just a few feet from the restaurant. Beers are accompanied by artful, chef-driven food focused on small plate, sharable, whole animal and farm-to-table dishes sourced mainly from local suppliers. See their website at http://www.sierranevada.com/brewery/north-carolina/brewery-tour for details of their tours and to book your tour online.

Waynesville MicrobreweriesAlthough a small town in the Smoky Mountains, Waynesville has answered the call for microbrewery beers in WNC. We now have three microbreweries in the Waynesville area!

Frog Level Brewing Co.
56 Commerce St. Waynesville, NC
(828) 454-5664

BearWaters Brewing Company
101 Park Street, Canton, NC 28716
(828) 246-0602

BooJum Brewing Company
50 N Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 246-0350

All of our microbreweries offer unique food pairings and inspired southern quisine along with their brews, flat screen TV’s and enjoyable atmospheres. Come for the scenery, stay for the microbreweries!

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Leap Frog Tours and Transportation Services

Offering a variety of transportation and unique tour services, Leap Frog Tours has something for everyone’s interests. Their tours offer exciting opportunities to explore many different aspects of Western North Carolina, from beer to art and everthing in between. They also offer shuttle services from Asheville airport and to many of the area attractions. In addition, they can customize transportation or tours for any size group or function. Call them at 828-507-1421 for more information. You can also select from a variety of tours on their website at www.leapfrogtours.com.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park. Read more about the Great Smoky Mountains.

Cataloochee Valley Tours: Let our naturalist take you on a guided Eco-tour to one of the best kept secrets in the Great Smoky Mountains — Cataloochee Valley!

Travel back in time to one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will be transported comfortably in our eco-friendly Chevy Tahoe Hybrid SUV over the rugged, winding mountain road once called the “Cataloochee Turnpike.”

Cataloochee Valley is steeped in history, laced with abundant wildflowers and rich with wildlife including elk, white-tailed deer, black bears, salamanders and many species of birds like cedar waxwings, indigo buntings, wild turkeys and ruffed grouse. Visit www.cataloocheevalleytours.com for more information or call 828-450-7985 to make reservations. Tours run year round, weather permitting.

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Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Fishing, Rafting & Horseback Riding: The Waynesville area is a outdoor lover’s dream with thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails, a ski resort, great rivers for fishing and whitewater rafting on the Nantahala and guided horseback rides near our bed and breakfast. 
Read more about Outdoor Activities.

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Waterfalls: Welcome to the Land of the Waterfalls. There are hundreds of waterfalls in our area, so we’ve selected a few of our favorites to share with you.

Blue Ridge Parkway: Take a drive on one of America’s most scenic roads. Some of most spectacular views of the entire Parkway are a short drive from our bed and breakfast inn. Read more about the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Downtown Asheville: For more great shopping and dining, explore downtown Asheville with 200+ stores, 30+ art galleries, 50 restaurants, beautiful architecture and talented street entertainers. Read more about Downtown Asheville.

Maggie Valley & Cataloochee Ski: Just 10 minutes away is Maggie Valley, home to Ghost Town in the Sky, musuems, live music, shops and great winter skiing. Read more about Maggie Valley & Catloochee Ski Area.

Golf: We are across the street from Waynesville Country Club and just down the road from Laurel Ridge Country Club. Read more about Golf.

Cherokee & Harrah’s Casino: Just 30 minutes from our bed and breakfast inn is the action and excitement at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel and the cultural and historic attractions of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Read more about Cherokee and Harrah’s Casino.

Drives for Motorcycles & Sports Cars: There is no better way to experience the Smoky Mountains than driving a motorcycle or sports car on our curvy, hilly roads that include the Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway and Cherohala Skyway. Read more about Drives for Motorcycles and Sports Cars.

Enjoy planning your trip with our Waynesville & NC Mountains Travel Guide! Please email us your suggestions for additions.

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