Visit Beautiful, Artsy Asheville and See a Chihuly Glass Exhibit at Biltmore Estate


You’ll stay 1.5 miles from the center of Asheville at Country Inn & Suites Westgate. The hotel offers an included breakfast buffet, but for vegan options, before we start touring every day, you might want to walk a couple of minutes away where you’ll find Earth Fare grocery store with vegan options, or just next to the grocery store Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe, a vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. Your hotel room will include a mini refrigerator and a microwave.

Local transportation will be via minivan or minibus.

Sightseeing and activities include:

  • Welcome dinner from a local vegan Southern comfort food caterer
  • Biltmore Estate, the largest home in America, and its gorgeous gardens, a picnic lunch, and both day and night admission to the Chihuly exhibition
  • Minibus tour of Asheville
  • Downtown Asheville and its wonderful shops, galleries and festivals
  • Therapeutic treatment at Asheville Salt Cave, one of the most relaxing hours you’ll ever experience
  • Blue Ridge Parkway, America’s favorite drive
  • Blue Ridge Mountains 
  • Folk Art Center, showcasing Appalachian arts and crafts
  • Scenic boat ride on Lake Lure, film location of Dirty Dancing 
  • Chimney Rock State Park, offering stunning views
  • Private group tour of The Gentle Barn sanctuary, in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Tacos and trivia at a vegan brewery
  • Half day Blue Ridge Parkway tour
  • Visit to Folk Art Center
  • River Arts District guided tour
  • Free time to explore on your own

Detailed itinerary

Price: $1700


Meals included:

Breakfast daily (limited vegan options at hotel; breakfast available for purchase at nearby vegan-friendly grocery store and vegetarian restaurant)

Two lunches

Two dinners

Price: $1700 = $425 Initial Deposit + $1275 Final Payment