Asheville Chosen as One of America's Favorite Mountain Towns: Here's Why

Every year Asheville receives numerous mentions pertaining to why it is a premier travel destination, and 2014 is no different. The good press abounds whether it's about Asheville's growing craft beer scene, world-class farm-to-table fare, breathtaking scenery or the plethora of other reasons to visit this Western North Carolina mountain treasure.
(Did you read our recent blog post about the Blue Ridge Parkway being named as a Top 10 place to put on your road trip bucket list? If you missed it, you can read about it here.)
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Travel+Leisure magazine named Asheville as one of America's Favorite Mountain Towns. Here's why:
Asheville could well be the Portland, OR, of the South, with its abundance of microbreweries, art and live music venues, coffeehouses, and committed locavores. (There’s an edible park planted with fruit trees, berry bushes, herbs, and lettuces, all free for the plucking.) The Biltmore château is the biggest attraction, but plenty of tourists head straight for Asheville’s live-music bars, restaurants, even the Friday-night drum circle downtown, a weekly institution. Cradled by the Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains, Asheville offers plenty of outdoor options; you might start with a canoe ride down the French Broad River.
-America's Favorite Mountain Towns, Travel+Leisure June 2014
We agree with all of these reasons, and we could add plenty more to the list. Summer is a great time for an escape to the mountain town of Asheville. The cool mountain waters, fresh Appalachian air and unending Asheville adventures await you.
Stay locally and enjoy a downtown Asheville condo in the heart of the city, a fully furnished Western NC cabin nestled in the mountains, or a luxury vacation rental with the upscale amenities that you desire. There are reunion-sized rentals, pet-friendly rentals and many other options to choose from as well. See what we have to offer and start making your travel plans now.
What do you think makes Asheville one of America's favorite mountain towns? We'd love to hear your input. We look forward to seeing you on our streets, in our pubs and restaurants, at our local festivals and events, and anywhere else your Asheville adventure takes you.

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