Explore like a local from our centrally-located Asheville hotel
As Kimpton Hotel Arras rises from the heart of Asheville, the soaring glass façade with panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain views alludes to the secret of our city: there’s something special everywhere you look.
For years, Forbes, Lonely Planet, Condé Nast Traveler and others have named Asheville as a top destination. We’re not ones to argue. Within steps of our doors, you’ll encounter master artists of every medium in over 30 galleries, culinary phenoms in the most unassuming of doorways, and craft breweries ready to reward you for a day well explored.
Just beyond downtown’s historic buildings, shops and galleries, there’s even more to discover. A scenic car ride delivers you to the best of the Blue Ridge, where your adventures take you to endless hiking trails, waterfalls and whitewater. Nature, yoga, horseback riding and stargazing. Do it all, there’s no curfew here.
Southern welcomes, free spirits and breathtaking views are all yours in Asheville.
A hive for culture, creativity and community, downtown Asheville woos your inner artist with aesthetic vibrancy, culinary and craft beer scenes, and historic architecture.
River Arts District
Poised along the banks of the French Broad River, this colorful warehouse-district-turned-artist-colony gives you front-row views to artisans as they craft their wares.
Over-the-top opulence is what makes this French Renaissance castle a can’t-miss Asheville experience. America’s largest home defies imagination with 250 rooms and an 8,000-acre estate.
Fresh mountain water plays a part in Asheville’s reputation as “Beer City,” while local apple orchards are contributing to the rising cider scene.