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101 French Broad Ln, Fletcher, NC 28732, USA

Broadmoor Golf Links is located in the greater Asheville area in Fletcher, North Carolina. Scenery from the Blue Ridge Mountains and the French Broad River Valley create a beautiful backdrop for your golf experience.

Broadmoor is a championship golf course designed by noted golf course architect Karl Litten – recognized alongside Nicklaus, Palmer, and Fazio by the PGA as one of golf’s fab four designers. Litten is famous for designs that are all unique. His courses do not have the same “signature” qualities, making each course a hand crafted work of art. Broadmoor Golf Links is also designed to be enjoyed in 4 hours, whether you like to ride or walk. With tees measuring from 5600 to over 7000 yards, Broadmoor appeals to every level of golfer.

Broadmoor’s clubhouse features spacious accommodations to enjoy after a day on the links. Our site is also the perfect locale for weddings, company outings, business meetings or birthday parties. Our event staff will customize your event from start to finish to ensure that you and your guests will have a memorable outing.

28 Schenck Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28803, USA

Brown Trout Fly Fishing LLC is The Only ORVIS Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Service in Asheville, North Carolina. We Specialize in Guiding and Teaching Fly Fishing for Trout and Smallmouth Bass in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee.

1000 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

Activewear retailer offering clothing, shoes & gear for cycling, running & triathlons.

79 Buchanan Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

Mountain Fly Anglers is a full-service guided fly fishing company. Creating an enjoyable and immersive experience is our goal. We achieve that through our professionalism and contouring our customers needs to create a unique experience on and off the water.

Located in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, we offer wade and float fly fishing trips that are geared towards education, conservation, river awareness, and of course leaving you with an unforgettable outdoor experience in these beautiful mountains that we call home.

Whether you’re a novice or expert angler, our fly guides can personally customize a trip and create an unforgettable fly fishing experience.

31 Stuyvesant Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Founded in 1922, Biltmore Forest boasts a Donald Ross golf course maintained at the highest standard, elegant Clubhouse facility and appointments, fitness center, tennis facilities, pool and offers a wide variety of member activities. Our historic clubhouse and Donald Ross designed golf course are situated on 135 acres in the Town of Biltmore Forest, North Carolina.

Our historic clubhouse,covering 47,495 sq. ft,. contains the Club Room, Main Dining Room, Grill Room, a private dining room, casual and formal bars, elegant second floor meeting room, dining porch and terrace, Golf Pro Shop, Fitness Center, men and women’s locker rooms, as well as 19 guest bedrooms.

The Fitness Center is equipped with state of the art ellipticals, treadmills, weight machines as well as free weights and other fitness equipment. The tennis facility offers five outdoor Har-Tru tennis courts and a Tennis Pro Shop. The pool facility features a 25 yard pool and a baby pool. The poolhouse houses the “Pool Grill” which offers many options for poolside dining.

Biltmore Forest Country Club Mission Statement: The Biltmore Forest Country Club is a family oriented social organization with a rich history and long standing traditions. Its mission is to provide exceptional recreational and social experiences for the members, their families, and guests with quality services and facilities in a fiscally responsible manner. 

Biltmore Forest Country Club has been recognized by Club Leader’s Forum as a Platinum Club of America®, a distinction awarded to the top 3% of private clubs. This information is only a brief overview of what the Club has to offer. If you have questions or desire additional information, please contact our club at (828) 274-1261.

Asheville, NC, USA

Guided float fishing on the French Broad River North Carolina’s premier smallmouth bass fishery.

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U.S. 276, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, USA
(828) 877-3265(828) 877-3265

A perennial favorite way to beat the summer heat in the Asheville area is riding down the chilly waters of Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest. The natural waterslide is complete with 55-60 degree water for a refreshing time. Plus, many waterfalls are located nearby.

Feel the rush of sliding down a 60-foot all-natural water slide in the heart of gorgeous Pisgah National Forest! The appropriately named Sliding Rock is an experience unlike any other and it’s one of the most exciting ways to cool off in the warmer weather months.

People of all ages lineup to take the plunge down the sloping rock face waterfall on their way to landing into an 8-foot-deep pool of water. Given that the water is about 50-60 degrees during the season, it’s sure to be a refreshing adventure! If sliding isn’t your thing, there are two observation decks where you can experience the fun from a safe distance.

The best time to slide is between Memorial Day and Labor Day when lifeguards are on duty and the on-site bathroom/changing rooms are open. There is a fee of just $4 per person  to enter the recreation area. Credit card is the preferred method of payment but cash and check are also accepted.

2021 Hours
While you can slide year-round during daylight hours, lifeguards are on duty and changing rooms/restrooms are open 10 AM-6 PM on these dates:

  • April 4-May 17: Saturdays and Sundays
  • May 22-September 30: 7 days a week
  • October 1-31: Saturdays and Sundays
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100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, USA

The North Carolina Arboretum’s 434-acre campus is nestled off the Blue Ridge Parkway minutes from downtown Asheville and offers beautiful gardens and natural areas, including the Bonsai Exhibition Garden, 10 miles of forested hiking and biking trails, garden tours, nature activities for families, changing science, art and cultural history exhibits, an on-site bistro and gift shop.

Daytime admission into the Arboretum is free; however, a $16 parking fee applies for personal vehicles. To view full listing of parking fees and hours, click here.

110 Black Mountain Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA

EDUCATIONAL, IMMERSIVE, HANDS-ON GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIPS:

Booking a trip through us ensures that you will get the necessary tools and tricks for success when fishing your local or dream waters. Our trips provide all the gear you may need, as well as a handful of custom flies free of charge!

Discover Fly Fishing in Western North Carolina

Our trips help our customers discover the gorgeous waters of western North Carolina. With trips focused heavily on education and sustainability, customers will be guided on a wide variety of public waters in which they can expect to catch wild or stocked trout. Whether just getting into this historic art, or trying to crack the frustrating challenges of fly fishing, we will give you all you need to become a more confident fly fisherman!

The rate for trips is 35$ per hour – The length of the trip all depends on how long you want to be on the water!

 

 

878 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA

The O-RIGINAL Motion Makers was founded by Norm and Dianne Harrell in 1986 when their son, Benji,  was riding skateboards and BMX bikes. Norm was good at helping Benji’s friends with their wheeled fun and opened Motion Makers on Hwy 107 in Sylva, NC as a way to provide this sport to the Sylva market. Around 1993, they moved into a 1920’s building in the heart of downtown Sylva, which was just starting to revitalize from many years of vacant buildings.

In 1997, Dave and Sandy Molin purchased the store. They had moved down from Vermont to escape the winters. Dave, a practicing Pharmacist, worked at several pharmacies in the area until he noticed that Motion Makers was for sale. An avid cyclist, it looked like the perfect job to relax and enjoy his sport and get out of the corporate world of pharmacy.

In 2007, “Surly” Dave convinced Kent Cranford to consider buying the shop.

Kent started racing and working on bikes as a BMX kid in the late 70’s. Spurred on by his father’s love of riding and tinkering with bikes, he quickly learned the basics of flat changes and converting coaster brake hubs into freewheels and other BMX mods of the day.

At age 16, the local bike shop, Bicycle City, offered him some work during Christmas building bicycles, then during summers. While in college, he worked at Harper’s Schwinn in Knoxville, TN, then at Skedaddle Bicycles in Murfreesboro, TN.

After graduating from MTSU, Kent headed out to Colorado to visit his brother who was in school at CSU. While there, the call of the Rockies sent him job hunting where he found a job at Keystone ski resort for the rest of the winter. Near the end of the ski season, he took a job at the Knorr House in Breckenridge, CO assembling their fleet of rental bikes for that summer. Later that spring of 1991, a stop in Crested Butte, CO led to a two-year job at The Alpineer, one of the original Mountain Bike shops of the late 70’s.

An annual pilgrimage back East to the Tsali trails led Kent to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, where he took a job working in the “original” store and tasked with creating a real “Bike Shop” in NOC’s new outfitter’s store that was built in 1994. In 1995, he accepted a job with Litespeed Bicycles in Ooltewah, TN and worked as Marketing Director for two years. The job took him all over the US and Europe to attend shows and events helping to grow this small company. It was a dream job getting to rub elbows with all the cycling greats and seeing so many of the legendary cycling destinations.

The mountains of NC have a strong draw and in 1997, Kent came back to NOC to continue growing NOC’s biking program and interest in cycling in Western NC.

In 1999, Kent had tired of the tourism retail trade and decided to pursue his newest love in computers. After two years in that industry, with the “dot-com bust” looming, Kent saw a listing for the Territory Manager position with Specialized Bicycles covering the Southern Appalachian region, home of the greatest cycling anywhere and where he happened to live.

Over the next five years, Kent enjoyed his 1000-mile weeks on the road and spending half the weekends of the year at events representing Specialized. His 2005 marriage to Sarah and impending birth of their daughter, Beverly, in 2006, sent Kent into the booming real estate industry to stay home with his new family. This job allowed him to spend a lot of time in Sylva and Jackson County, re-kindling his belief in what a great cycling region WNC is. Little did he know that Dave asking him to come look at Motion Makers would save him from another Bust!

In 2009, the opportunity to open a second store 45 minutes away in the cycling mecca of Asheville, NC, could not be ignored. Kent had frequently asked his sales reps why there was only one large bicycle store in the booming town. One of those reps was Ben Hinker, who also wondered why someone hadn’t opened a big store in Asheville. He immediately signed on as Manager of the store as soon as he learned of Kent’s plan and was involved from the early stages of deciding where to put this new store. Another key person, Sara Jarrell, a Cullowhee native, had moved back home to WNC from California a couple of years earlier. She had quickly become a trusted source of knowledge at the Sylva store but had been making the commute from Asheville to Sylva to work. This gave her plenty of reason to help make this new store a place that people could trust with her skills as Service Manager.

Calling on the design expertise of the Specialized Retail Services team, the Motion Makers crew signed on to become an Elite Store with Specialized. This allowed for a quick opening in March of 2010 with a very clean and professional look that the team knew they wanted for Asheville while allowing it to remain a locally owned store, not just a factory footprint. The store is one of the largest in the region and has, we believe, the best selection of bikes and equipment so you can always find what you need.

85 Expo Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, USA

Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, an exciting Asheville attraction,  is an aerial challenge course in the trees that has over 77 unique climbing, rolling, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges anchored to over 30 trees and towering poles tucked into a wooded park. There are 7 different adventure trails ranging from beginner to challenging level that allow Park Guests the choice to challenge only the obstacles they feel comfortable with. There are several elements that are representative of the activities you can do in North Carolina including a sky kayak, a parkway tunnel, a snowboard in the sky, swinging hula hoops, bumper boats and a zip hang glider, all in the trees that make this a “Truly Asheville Adventure.”

We use a new technology called “smart belays” that, when used properly, are designed to assure Park Guests are attached to safety systems at all times and cannot detach from the system until they have completed the aerial trail and are back on the ground. Guests can explore freely knowing the safety system monitors their attachments and is designed to not allow accidental unclipping from the safety points. It is an active adventure that incorporates physical fitness and personal accomplishment.

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19929 U.S. 221, Marion, NC, USA

Explore the amazing work of nature on the “inside” of a mountain. North Carolina’s only show caverns features stalactite and stalagmite formations, an underground stream with native trout, hibernating bats, amazing mineral colors, the Bottomless Pool, and total darkness. The guided tour educates you on caverns ecosystems, geological history, and local history of the area. Gift shop located on premises.

31 Schenck Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28803, USA

Retail chain carrying gear, apparel & footwear for a wide range of outdoor & fitness activities.

226 Fairway Dr, Asheville, NC 28805, USA

Asheville Golf Course is a true gem and one of the oldest courses in Western North Carolina. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this classic layout was designed by famed course architect Donald Ross in 1927 and it accomplishes the difficult double task of being challenging and fun.

The front nine of the par 72, historic course spans 3,246 yards from the back tees. Its scenic design allows for the use of a driver on most holes. Meanwhile, the 3,194 back nine favors accuracy over distance. Although not long by today’s standards, the course proves length does not make a great course.

Since taking over the management of the course, Pope Golf has made great strides in improving the experiences of area golfers and those travelers who have discovered Asheville Golf Course.

13490 Old US Highway 25-70, Marshall, NC 28753, USA

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing family float trip or an extreme adventure weekend, you’ll find it at USA Raft. Offering guided trips convenient to Asheville on the French Broad and Nolichucky Rivers. Wild caving available in Worley’s Cave. Full Day trips with lunch and morning and afternoon half day trips offered daily in season. Let us plan a fantastic day trip for your family or a weekend full of adventure. We also offer guided fishing, SUP instruction and riverside lodging.

408 Depot St #140, Asheville, NC 28801

We love the hip vibe, down-to-earth people and breathtaking scenery of Asheville! Our full-service bike shop provides the ultimate cycling experience with an Asheville feel. MustAsheville offers bike rentals and carries new and preowned, high-quality bikes and all of the gear you need to make every ride awesome. Our dog-friendly bike store offers products to help rescue dogs in need. We are part of Rags To Royals Bulldog Rescue.

Meet the man behind MustAsheville. Jeff is a bike matchmaker extraordinaire who pairs each person with the best bike for a fun and long-lasting relationship. His love began at the young age of 13 during his first triathlon.  Jeff quickly became passionate about road, cyclocross and mountain competitions. Now, he rides for enjoyment and to maintain his sanity. Jeff’s dream is for all of his clients to become hooked on bikes too.

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1 Approach Road, Asheville, NC 28803, USA

Whether this is your first time off-road or you have advanced experience, experiences expose you to elements and terrain to increase your off-road knowledge and ability. Experiences cover the basics of expedition-style driving and are customized to fit your skill and comfort level. Off-road obstacles such as steep ascents, descents, side tilts, log crossings, and rock crawls offer an exciting and memorable off-road adventure. Up to three participants may ride in each vehicle.

HEALTH & SAFETY NOTICE (COVID-19)

Land Rover Experience Centers will resume operations and safely offer a range of physically distanced drive experiences from August 1, 2020.

We want to assure you that every precaution is being taken to protect the health and safety of our guests and local staff. In prioritizing health, safety, while still creating a day to remember, Land Rover Experience has implemented the following actions:

  • All guests will be required to undergo a temperature check and wear a face mask upon arrival and when outside their vehicle. Additional PPE equipment (gloves and hand sanitizer) will be provided complementary – or feel free to bring your own.
  • All vehicles will be sanitized before every experience.
  • Guests and staff will be physically distanced in separate vehicles. Instructors will coach guests and marshal the course via two way radios.
  • Food and beverages will be boxed or pre-packaged and served in an open area while respecting social distancing.
170 Windsor Rd, Asheville, NC 28804, USA

Anchored by its championship Donald Ross golf course and newly renovated clubhouse, our historic Blue Ridge Mountain country club is a beacon for active lifestyles in Asheville. Among the first hundred private clubs founded in America, the Country Club of Asheville was established in 1894 as Swannanoa Country Club. After several changes in location and name, the club attracted famed course architect Donald Ross to design the 6,638 yard par 71 professional track in 1928.

Full country club amenities include an Olympic – size swimming pool, brand-new fitness center, indoor and outdoor tennis facilities as well as children and teen rec rooms. Our attentive service is apparent in the fine cuisine our revered culinary team presents daily, not to mention their expertise in orchestrating special events.

1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, USA

We have five full zipline canopy tours that include multiple ziplines, sky bridges, rappelling and more! All our tours offer a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by changes in elevation. Canopy tours typically have 9-13 zips, with small groups of up to 10 Guests plus 2 Rangers, who take you through a guided trip in the tree canopy. Ziplines run from tree to tree with bridges, poles, man made towers and other elements so you have the most fun possible. All tours start with training, orientation, and practice zips. Canopy Tours are about the challenge, learning, and thrill of doing something new in a beautiful location. Zipline Canopy Tour prices start at $39.00.

380 Sutton Creek Road Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

The Bike Farm is here to provide you with the best mountain biking experience western North Carolina has to offer. We provide half, full, and multi day guided rides custom tailored to an individual or groups abilities, desires, time, and budget. All trips are private, so you will never be put with another group. We are permitted in Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Recreation Forest.

We cater to all ability levels, from beginner to Pro riders. Our staff includes female and male guides, all of which are Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified. When riding in a new area, the only way to ride like a local is to ride with a local!

233 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

Whether you’re riding for the first time in years, or are a seasoned racer, our goal is to help you! Our enthusiasm is contagious. We focus on high quality service in a timely manner and freely share our experience and knowledge. Our shop sells a broad selection of bikes and a wide variety of bicycle accessories to accommodate your needs.

The owner, Youngblood Haske, comes from a road racing background and has decades of experience as a professional bicycle mechanic. Our service manager, Chris Randall, and lead mechanic, Eric Ernst, are dedicated professionals who live cycling. They have years of maintenance experience and have both completed extensive training from Cannondale, Shimano, SRAM, Fox and Bosch e-bike systems as well as other brand partners.

Youngblood Bicycles is located in the heart of the cycling paradise, Asheville, North Carolina. Ask us about local routes on the road or trail. Trail maps are available for purchase. Ride recommendations are free!

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U.S. 221 & Linville Avenue, Linville, NC 28646, USA

Offering visitors easy access to its towering peaks, Grandfather Mountain is one of the most biologically diverse mountains and in the world designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve. Feel the rush when you cross the Swinging Bridge; marvel at 360-degree views from one-mile above sea level; photograph bears, otters, cougars, eagles and deer in natural habitats; hike rugged back-country trails or stroll gentle nature paths; eat in our restaurant or take your order out to one of many scenic picnic areas; chat with our entertaining, knowledgeable staff and let us help you find your own perfect mountain adventure.

A carefully tended wilderness preserve, Grandfather Mountain is home to many rare North American wildflowers and to displays of such naturalized plants as native azaleas, rhododendrons, mosses and lichens, heathers, and other beautiful species. Parts of the mountain are steep and rocky, but much is accessible to anyone: an excellent nature center, dramatic mountain vistas, and wildlife habitat areas.

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13077 West Highway 19, Bryson City, NC, USA

Explore Western North Carolina’s great outdoors with Nantahala Outdoor Center. The nation’s largest outdoor recreation company, NOC has led outdoor adventures since 1972 and earned recognition as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure. Over a million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 120 different river and land-based itineraries! Learn to kayak at NOC’s world-renowned Paddling School, or test the latest outdoor gear and shop at retail stores in Asheville, Gatlinburg, and Nantahala. Book a trip on one of seven rivers in the Southeast, or fly through the skies on the Nantahala Mountaintop Zip Line Adventure!

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The mission of Pura Vida Adventures (est.2006) is to offer personal trips to families, friends, and small groups which focus on exploration, discovery, and adventure. Regardless of age or ability level we have a trip that will quench your thirst for adventure and provide you an opportunity to “experience the good life.” Pura Vida offers guided waterfall rappelling climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, waterfall tours, adventure race instruction, and paddling trips. Our guides also provide you with an opportunity to see the North Carolina mountains through any variety of these activities over one day or a series of days.and waterfall Pura Vida Adventures was the first company to offer commercial canyoneering and waterfall rappelling east of the Mississsippi River, in addition we are the only company east of the Mississippi that is accredited by the American Canyoneering Association. Over the past 10 years we have trained hundreds of aspiring canyoneers and canyoneering guides.

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA

Donald Ross originally designed this historic course in 1926, and it was overhauled in 2001 to keep the same feel and spirit. It has since earned nods from Conde Nast Traveler (Top 20 Southern U.S. Golf Resorts in 2011) and North Carolina Golf Panel (Top 100 Golf Courses in the State). This historic course has consistently been acknowledged as one of the Top Resort Golf Courses in North Carolina by Golfweek Magazine.

Our golf course is open year round excluding inclement weather. Booking a tee time is as easy as picking up the phone and calling (800) 438-5800 or use the link below. For tournaments and events, call the Golf Shop at (828) 252-2711, ext 1049 or email us at gpi.golfpro@omnihotels.com

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Asheville’s Premier Fly Fishing Guide Service

Southern Appalachian Anglers LLC offers professional, full-service, guided waded fly fishing and float trips in Asheville, North Carolina. Enjoy the beautiful Appalachian Mountains by drift boat on Western North Carolina’s remarkable stream-fed rivers or by wading up our pristine back country creeks. Spend a day on the water with a certified and professional Asheville fly fishing guide and we will ensure the best fishing experience for all. With over 15 years of experience, our professional fishing guides have local knowledge to not only help you catch fish, but to also provide expert advice for casting and fly presentation. All of our guides are trained to help and teach others. We stand behind our tagline: Trusted Guides – Exceptional Service, and we guarantee your next fly fishing trip in Asheville, North Carolina will be unforgettable!

Deer Park Road, Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC 28803

Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced horseman, enjoy an unforgettable guided expedition through beautiful woodlands on a horse chosen to match your skill level. Call for details and reservations. Enjoy a western-style guided ride on a horse chosen to match your skill level. Travel with fellow guests along beautiful trails through the woodlands and meadows of the estate.

36 Pink Fox Cove Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787, USA

Reems Creek. Golf how it was meant to be.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Reems Creek Golf Club offers a relaxing and picturesque setting for a day on the links. The golf course was constructed by Hawtree & Sons, a British firm that sculpted a layout reminiscent of the look and feel of the Scottish Highlands.
13077 Highway 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713

Explore Western North Carolina’s great outdoors with Nantahala Outdoor Center. The nation’s largest outdoor recreation company, NOC has led outdoor adventures since 1972 and earned recognition as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure. Over a million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 120 different river and land-based itineraries! Learn to kayak at NOC’s world-renowned Paddling School, or test the latest outdoor gear and shop at retail stores in Asheville, Gatlinburg, and Nantahala. Book a trip on one of seven rivers in the Southeast, or fly through the skies on the Nantahala Mountaintop Zip Line Adventure!

48 Westall Ave, Asheville, NC 28804, USA

There are over 4,000 miles of trout water surrounding the Asheville area. At Asheville Drifters, LLC, we have access to the top trout fishing destinations in NE Tenn. and western NC.

Whether you want to experience a float fishing trip for big trout in our tailwaters, wade fish our spring creeks, or hike into one of our pristine backcountry streams we can make it happen. There are trout rivers here to suit anglers of ALL skill levels. Asheville Drifters, LLC offers trout fishing trips on the South Holston River, Tuckaseegee River and Watauga River.

Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours offers guided paddleboard tours and self-guided rentals on Asheville’s French Broad River. Enjoy a four mile paddle through Asheville’s River Arts District, a seven mile paddle through the Biltmore Estate, or join in a morning SUP yoga session for an invigorating start to the day. All of the boards are wide and stable and custom tailored for beginners, and you’ll not only learn how to paddleboard from professionally-trained instructors, but you’ll also learn about Asheville’s history as seen from the French Broad River. Portions of proceeds are donated to RiverLink—a local non-profit that’s working to restore the historic French Broad watershed. Guided tours runs four times per day, and for an early-morning Asheville adventure unlike any other in town, enjoy a sunrise “dawn patrol” paddle, beginning at 5:30am.

Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures is a locally owned,  professional mountain bike guide company. We offer private mountain bike guided trips in Pisgah and Dupont that are customized to your tastes and ability levels. Our experienced and trustworthy mountain bike guides will take all the hassles out of your route planning and show you a fun experience in a safe and courteous manner. Live life to the absolute fullest through heart-pounding, fist-pumping, soul-fulfilling mountain bike adventures in our backyard.

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1080 Ski Lodge Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751, USA

Cataloochee Ski Area, located high in the mountains of Western North Carolina is the home of “Great Skiing in the Great Smokies!” One of the first areas in the region to open each season, Cataloochee is committed to making your skiing and snowboarding experience the best it can be by utilizing one the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast. With 100% snowmaking on 18 slopes and trails including the Cat Cage Terrain Park, 3 aerial lifts and 2 moving carpet lifts, and over 4,000 sets of snowsports equipment, the Cataloochee experience offers something everyone.

We feature a PSIA and AASI member Ski and Snowboard School with instruction for all ages and abilities, and offer our HEAD Kids Adventure Center with ski and snowboard programs for kids ages 4-12 and a variety of terrain for beginners to experts alike. With our new Terrain-Based Learning programs, you will learn quicker and easier than ever before. Group and corporate meeting space is available. In the lodge, a fireplace and cozy atmosphere await you along with our on-mountain restaurant offering three ala carte meals daily and a lounge with full ABC permits. Round out your day on the mountain with a visit to The Shop at Cataloochee, featuring signature gifts and apparel. Down the hill in Maggie Valley, we offer Tube World, a snowtubing hill with up to 12 lanes of tubing fun!

Cataloochee Ski and Sports, our rental and clothing shop in Maggie Valley allows you to rent your ski or snowboard equipment at a discounted rate, purchase your lift ticket and get everything you need for a day on the slopes. Bib, jacket and helmet rentals are also available at the shop as well. Best of all, you can pick up everything you need the night before and be ready to go straight to the snow on the day you plan to ski or snowboard with no waiting! The sports shop sells goggles, gloves, hats, sunglasses and other accessories to complete your visit. Cataloochee is located only 35 miles west of Asheville with easy four lane access.

10345 Highway 19 West Bryson City, NC 28713

Wildwater Adventure Centers wants to share their 42 years of rafting and outdoor leadership experience with your family, group, high adventure trip or team building retreat on four Southern rivers: the Chatooga, Nantahala, Ocoee & Pigeon. Wildwater offers the best in outdoor adventure in the Asheville area with attention to detail both on and off the water. Wildwater also offers their exclusive Quality Service Guarantee! In addition to great whitewater adventures, join Wildwater for scenic Jeep and train excursions combined with your rafting trip. Elevate your vacation and take flight on one of their 5 zipline canopy tour adventures including the newest right in the heart of Asheville. Only Wildwater can provide unique Raft & Rail, Rails & Trails, or Float & Fly packages. Wildwater is a family owned and operated business focused on providing a unique Western NC outdoor adventure vacation experience. They create memories and family traditions that will last a lifetime. Please join them!

29 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA

The larger rivers of Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee are some of the best fly fishing destinations in the Southeast. Beginning anglers will enjoy learning fly fishing and fly casting techniques during our guided fly fishing float trips as our fly fishing guides will position them in the best spots to catch fish and teach the techniques needed to be successful. More advanced anglers will appreciate the ability to access more river mileage leading to the most opportunities to target the best spots of the river. Many anglers will also use our float trips to get an early start on their season and tune their techniques locally prior to traveling to fish Western rivers in the summer months.

Our Guided Fly Fishing Float Trips are the best fit if you’d prefer to access several miles of water and spend most of your day practicing your fly fishing and fly casting skills, all from the comfort of a boat.

40 Club Village Way, Arden, NC 28704

As the light paints the dramatic peaks and verdant valleys of the Carolina mountains, the seasons gracefully blending into one another, in these purest of moments, it occurs to you — there is something special here. Far beyond the pristine landscape, and the charming towns, and even transcending the engaging lifestyle, you come to appreciate being more alive, more connected to yourself and the world around you. This is life at The Cliffs, a state of being that surrounds and permeates all inside and outside our seven Carolina mountain communities. It is boundless nature, thrilling experiences and the pure joy of calling this place home.

209 Dairy Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Explore the estate via more than 20 miles of biking trails, access to which is free for all guests! Choose from our well-marked, single-track woodland dirt trails for a challenging ride, or our flat, paved trail along the French Broad River for a more leisurely ride. Bring your own bike or rent one from us. We offer two primary types of bikes: mountain bikes and hybrid bikes. Trail-a-Bikes (also called tag-alongs) and trailers are also available.

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Biltmore’s Bike Barn, located on the second floor of Antler Hill Barn, is your one-stop location for all things biking. Please contact the Bike Barn directly with all rental inquiries. Rental bikes, trail-a-bikes, and trailers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations are offered or required. We recommend guests who bring their own bikes check in for a trail map and current trail conditions.

Bike Barn hours vary seasonally; please see Estate Hours for current hours. Bike Rentals availability is weather-dependent and are sold through the Bike Barn and Outdoor Adventure Center only.

Prices are in addition to estate daytime admission, Biltmore Annual Pass, or overnight stay that includes estate daytime admission, and are subject to change and applicable tax. Passholders enjoy a 10% discount for themselves and one additional guest. Military and overnight guests enjoy a 10% discount. Reservations are not available or required, with the exception of guided group bike rides. Please visit the Bike Barn on the day of your visit for bike rentals. Bike rental availability is weather-dependent. Helmets are required.

9 Jenny St, Asheville, NC 28806, USA

Up-Close Outfitters, LLC specializes in 1/2 and full-day guided fishing trips to some of the top bass and trout waters in the North Carolina and South Carolina area.   Our fishing guide service has chosen the foremost lakes in the region, such as lake Hartwell fishing for huge striped bass, lake Jocassee fishing for record-breaking trout and  lake Fontana fishing for some of the best walleye and smallmouth bass action the Southeast has to offer.  Our team of professional full time fishing guides specializes in finding those giant brown trout and largemouth bass we have all been fishing for over the years.  Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville NC, we are centralized to travel to South Carolina and western North Carolina.  Up-Close Outfitters also takes pride in the art of fly fishing in the Blue Ridge , Appalachian , & Great Smoky mountains of North Carolina for wild brook trout and stubborn rainbows.

523 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804, USA

If you’re wondering what to do around Asheville, NC, look no further than Asheville Adventure Company to get the insider “local” experience. We are long time Asheville residents and we are passionate about showing people what we love about Asheville and the surrounding area.

For too long the guiding industry has been ruled by a collective of companies that build their business by charging crazy money to take customers to the most popular spots around. We want to change the game. We strive to offer the same level of service (or better!) as our most prolific competitors but opt instead to build meticulously planned trips that are as unique as the many visitors that flock to this area. We hope that every trip leaves customers with a sense of awe and wonder for this incredible area. We want to push our customers outside of the tech and stimulus heavy world that we live in to a place where they can explore and push their own boundaries as far as they feel comfortable. We hire only the best guides, and we refuse to offer a trip unless we think it’s awesome (as a group of adventure nuts we have a pretty high standards).

We currently offer a selection of day hiking trips, e bike trips, overnight backpacking trips, and paddling trips. We are also always open to crafting private trips. If you have a trip that you have been dreaming up but need some help getting it across the finish line then contact us and we will help you plan something amazing!

542 Cedar Creek Rd, Lake Lure, NC 28746, USA

Cedar Creek Stables is a family owned and operated horseback riding facility located in beautiful Lake Lure, NC. Nestled around the lake since 1993, we offer activities for all ages. Guided trail rides are not the only thing we do here. We also provide gem mining, fishing, event space for weddings or any special gatherings as well as pony rides for the little ones.
Cedar Creek Stables is proudly open 361 days a year, weather permitting, only closing for Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Explore the trails with us and make unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.

24 N Main St, Weaverville, NC 28787, USA

The wild trout waters in the Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains and the premier waters of the Davidson River, Cherokee Trophy water and the South Holston River are all fishing great. The catch and release waters of North Carolina’s Delayed Harvest Program have been stocked with great numbers of highly cooperative, hungry trout as well. Late winter hatches of Little Black Winter Stone Flies, Gray Winter Caddis, Blue Winged Olives, Blue Quills and Quill Gordons are all still in play and the additional hatches of the Hendrickson, March Brown, Tan Caddis and Little Yellow Sally Stoneflies are providing quite a buffet for the Brook, Brown and Rainbow trout.

Asheville, NC, USA

Guiding is our passion. Sure we love catching fish on our days off, but sharing the experience is far more rewarding. We are guides and instructors who enjoy helping both beginners and advanced anglers alike. Being a professional guide requires a diverse set of skills, not just being able to put people on fish. A professional guide is patient under pressure, a teacher and coach to their clients, has excellent work ethic in all situations, has a keen sense of awareness and the ability to adapt to different learning styles, fishing styles and personalities. All AFFC guides are endorsed by multiple gear companies which allows us to provide you with the best gear available. We are dedicated to giving you the best service you have ever experienced, and to always enjoy as much river experience as possible while putting fish in the net. We are problem solvers who enjoy the connections and process just as much as the pull. We push each other to be innovative, aware of the fine details and to always anticipate the next move gracefully and with respect. Our first time out with you, we take note of the details that make a difference to you. From the moment we meet you onward, we go the extra miles so you are right where you want to be, fishing better and laughing louder.

174 Central Ave, Weaverville, NC 28787, USA
Reports from the Fishing at Asheville
Welcome to Asheville Anglers Guide Service.  We are based out of Asheville, North Carolina offering guide fishing trips in Asheville, East Tennessee and Virginia.  We are fortunate to have world class fishing trips for many species including trout, smallmouth bass, striped bass, and even the elusive musky.  We specialize in float trips on our larger rivers to provide our customers with an enjoyable, comfortable, and high action experience on the water.  We always want big fish, and large numbers of them, but our main goal is that everyone has fun!

All Asheville Anglers fishing guides are highly experienced, CPR certified, and natives of the Appalachian region.  A day on the water with our guides will no doubt leave you a more experienced angler and pictures to prove so.  Regardless if you’re a seasoned angler, or a novice we strive to make each and every fishing trip a successful and memorable experience, and look forward to spending a day on the water getting to know you.

Asheville and Tri-Cities (East Tennessee/Virginia) are known for year round adventures during four beautiful seasons with outdoor activities, pristine rivers, scenic mountains, arts, entertainment, and culinary events. After a day of fishing with Asheville Anglers explore everything else the region has to offer while you’re here.

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Join us on our unique day hikes in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer mindfulness and meditation day hikes where you can disconnect from screens, slow down, and enjoy the gorgeous mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Our guides are highly experienced in both wilderness guiding and meditative practices. We lead group Mindfulness Hikes every Tuesday-Friday from 9a-1p.

Not into meditation? No problem. We also offer private day hikes that suit what you’d like to see and do on your trip. For our group hikes, once you book with us you’ll receive detailed directions of where to meet us at the trail head. Before our hike we’ll spend 10-20 minutes giving you an overview of mindfulness practices and then hit the trail! We’ll take you to local spots leaving the crowds behind, making sure to point out local flora and fauna along the way. You’ll be shocked how much you notice once you slow down and become more attuned to your senses.

Around noon we’ll find a beautiful spot to break for lunch and enjoy a healthy lunch from a local Asheville eatery. After lunch we’ll spend time swimming, taking in a beautiful view, or admiring a waterfall, all while engaging our 5 senses. Give yourself the opportunity and time to go inward and be fully present on this unique trip.

Asheville, NC 28801, USA

Tour company that provides private and semi private hiking and kayaking tours by a certified Blue Ridge Parkway and Western North Carolina naturalist. We also have bike rentals.

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