Privacy, serenity and simplicity all meet in the mountains of Asheville, NC.
Asheville, North Carolina has everything you need for a dreamy couple’s getaway with no lack of excitement, relaxation and indulgence. My boyfriend and I recently took a four-day trip to North Carolina’s hippy locale and were pleasantly surprised by the tucked-away wine bars, sophisticated downtown restaurants and cozy tiny house we called home for our stay.
When you need a quick escape and some fresh air with your significant other, this guide has all the details to plan a fun (and tiny) getaway to Asheville, NC.
Rent This Tiny House in Asheville, NC
Hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a serene tiny house with mountain views, the perfect balcony for morning coffee and an airy loft bedroom where the sound of birds wake you. This tiny abode is only 324-square-feet, but you’d never know it.
The bathroom is no smaller than what you’d see in a full-size home and the loft bedroom has a plush queen bed surrounded by windows for letting in the mountain air. Plus, little touches like a Keurig coffee maker, heated bathroom floors and Netflix make your stay all the more carefree.
The home was designed by the owner, Kim, and it’s a mini-masterpiece! Once you see the vaulted ceilings and calming gray paint surrounded by windows, you’ll know what I’m saying!
I’ve always dreamed of living in a tiny house and Kim’s Airbnb was the perfect introduction to tiny living. If you have any hesitation booking this Airbnb, I can tell you not an ounce of space is wasted and it’s just the right size for cozying up with your hot someone!
Asheville, NC Things to Do
With only four days in Asheville, make sure you take advantage of all the mountain activities while still leaving time for the craft beer scene Asheville is known for. Apple picking, hiking, whitewater rafting and the Biltmore House can all fit into four days with plenty of time left over for sleeping in and watching hippies hool-a-hoop in West Asheville breweries.
Pick Apples at Grandad’s Apples
Picking apples isn’t particularly thrilling, but it’s just something you’ve gotta do if you’re a basic white couple. Grandad’s Apples offers sweeping views of the mountains and rolling hills, making the perfect backdrop for a photo. You’re going to have way more apples than you can eat in four days but who cares! Your next stop is Chimney Rock and now you have a snack to bring on the hike.
Also, the green apple licorice they sell there is amazing.
Climb Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock State Park offers hikes for all levels—there’s even an elevator to the top of Chimney Rock! You can climb steps to the top of Chimney Rock then decide whether to continue on Skyline Trail to the top of Hickory Nut Falls or down for a longer trail to the base of the falls. Hiking is the perfect vacation activity for couples. You get to tackle a challenge together and get in a workout in while seeing the sights. #coupleswhoworkouttogetherstaytogether
Go Whitewater Rafting With Blue Heron Whitewater
Dedicate one day of your Asheville trip to whitewater rafting.
In September the rivers are low, so we were hesitant to book whitewater rafting in case it would be boring (we like adventure!). Blue Heron Whitewater’s trip with rapids level 1-3 was perfect! Rather than join the big raft, we each got our own duckie (an inflatable kayak). This is definitely the way to go! The ride was mainly calming with little thrills like getting stuck, jumping off a rock and seeing a bald eagle.
Visit the Biltmore House & Winery
On the last day of our trip we didn’t fly out until 9 pm so it was the perfect excuse to leisurely spend the day at the Biltmore House & Winery. For $70 per person you get to do a “self-guided” tour of the house and grounds. The house was interesting and I had a blast being our tour guide, but by the time we got to the gardens, we were in desperate need of wine.
Just prepare for the day by eating a big meal so you’re not exhausted touring the stunning 8,000-acre property and have energy to hit all the activities like the farm.
Where to Eat & Drink in Asheville, NC
District Wine Bar, West Asheville
District Wine Bar really sets the mood with dim lighting, string lights and luxurious couches. You can waltz in there knowing nothing about wine and walk out also knowing nothing but feeling a bit looser. The knowledgable staff has amazing recommendations to fill your wine flight and the laid-back atmosphere makes it easy to get comfortable.
Zia Taqueria, West Asheville
My sweet roommate and Asheville native, Amber, recommended this place and it’s definitely a West Asheville favorite! Zia Taqueria was packed on a Tuesday night and offers amazing food, margaritas and atmosphere. Just across the street, you’ll find One World Brewing.
One World Brewing, West Asheville
One World Brewing was unforgettable, and when I say unforgettable, I mean it transformed from a bar to a rave in under an hour. Wearing a cocktail dress and button-up shirt with shorts between the two of us, we looked like we just came from a job interview, relatively speaking.
We had so much fun trying beers and strawberry jalapeno cocktails here while peoplewatching and enjoying a live DJ. It’s exactly what you’d expect of a West Asheville hangout.
Stoney Knob Café, Weaverville
If you’re heading outside town for a day trip, make your way through Weaverville to stop at Stoney Knob Café. It’s eclectic atmosphere and delicious food and cocktails will make you fall in love.
Cúrate, Downtown Asheville
Cúrate in Downtown Asheville is an amazing spot for tapas and drinks. Sitting at the bar offers a front-row look at the kitchen while you enjoy a delicious small plate, like Pincho Moruno.