Plan the Perfect Asheville Thanksgiving


Plan the Perfect Asheville Thanksgiving | Asheville Connections

Thanksgiving is right around the corner ( November 22-25), and that means it is time to finalize your Thanksgiving plans. Of course, you could stay home, but why not take an Asheville vacation instead and take in the splendor of the North Carolina mountains. This year gather your friends, family, and loved ones for a unique Thanksgiving experience. There are loads of things to do in Asheville, and you don't even have to cook... if you don't want to. Here is our quick guide to Thanksgiving in Asheville. 

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A Great Destination Deserves Great Food

Let's face it, Thanksgiving is about a lot of things but in the end, you have to have some great food to have a truly awesome Thanksgiving.  There are two options for those looking to serve that perfect feast. First, you can cook yourself, and we have three great recipes you won't want to miss. Second, you can take advantage of eating out at one of our local restaurants, and we have some suggestions you might like. So let's get started with the main course... pun intended. 

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Herb and Butter Roast Turkey With White Wine Gravy

If it sounds delicious, that's because it is. After all, you had us at butter and white wine. This recipe is sure to make everyone at your table craving more turkey. As the main course, this is our favorite turkey recipe. Click here to find out all the details on making this delicious recipe. 
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Balsamic Roasted New Potatoes and Asparagus

This recipe is a wonderful way to add a little something different to the table. Forget the old mashed potatoes and instead try these balsamic infused potatoes and asparagus. Not only is this dish delicious but also healthy. 

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Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler

 This rich recipe is the perfect way to finish your Thanksgiving dinner. The pumpkin has a warm and earthy flavor that pairs well with the ice cream and crunchiness of the pecans. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser. For all the details. Click here. 


Three Great Places To Eat Out

If you aren't in the mood to cook, or perhaps you just want to indulge yourself in a little Thanksgiving treat, there are several excellent restaurants in Asheville that offer Thanksgiving dinners. Now we went ahead and splurged on this list so be prepared, but hey Thanksgiving only comes once a year. Here are our three best restaurants for Thanksgiving in Asheville. 

Pack Tavern 

Pack Tavern, located in downtown Asheville, is a local, family-owned restaurant and tavern committed to 100% satisfaction for every guest.Thanksgiving Buffet upstairs and downstairs with turkey, ham, trimmings and plenty of beer choices. Located on Pack Square Park downtown, 11 AM-8 PM. $37.99/adults, $17.99/children under 12. Good option for large groups. Reservations and walk-ins welcome. Call 828-225-6944


Blue Ridge Dining Room

Gather the family for a Thanksgiving feast to remember. Gaze out over the Blue Ridge Mountains while exploring three rooms of your Thanksgiving favorites. The view is as stunning as the food is delicious. Here are the details. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018   12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Adults: $65*  Children 6-12: $25*Children 5 and under: Free

*Prices do not include 20% service charge or taxes

Isa's Bistro

Located in the heart of downtown the theme of Isa's Bistro is "where America and Europe collide," which in a way is a perfect theme for Thanksgiving. However, food is a serious business at Isa's Bistro and you'll love how they blend local produce and seasonal harvests into magnificent dishes. Thanksgiving day they will be open from 12-5 PM, serving a 3-course "prix fixe" menu. The cost is $55.00 and worth every penny.


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You'll Never Be Bored With These Fun Things To Do 

So you ate a bunch of great food and now you're looking to get out and burn a few calories with the family. Well, you are in luck, because we have a few fun things to do here in Asheville. Who are we kidding, there are tons of things to do. However, this week we have two very different but fun ways to experience Asheville with your family this Thanksgiving. Don't forget to check our previous post: The Five Best Outdoor Adventures That Will Make Your Vacation Perfect.


The Adventure Center of Asheville

Why not head over to The Adventure Center of Asheville this holiday and take a wild ride on a zipline. The zipline canopy tour is just minutes from downtown Asheville, yet surprisingly set amongst 150+ year old majestic white and red oaks. It is convenient and exciting, it is urban with views of downtown Asheville, and it is set on a 124 acre resort and designated tree preserve perched in and amongst some of the oldest and largest oak trees in Asheville. "Flyers" will see scenic mountain views and be flying through tree-lined corridors as well as enjoying spectacular views of the Asheville skyline. This is a unique and fun Thanksgiving adventure. 

Polar Express Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

If you have kids or are just a big kid at heart, then you won't want to miss this holiday tradition. The Polar Express Train excursion at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The round-trip departs the Bryson City depot and is about an hour and a half long. The ride is set to the soundtrack of the movie.  Riders will enjoy warm cocoa and cookies while reliving the magical story. The ride takes passengers to the “North Pole” where kids will be thrilled to find Santa Claus waiting. Santa boards The Polar Express, greeting each child and presenting each with a special gift as in the story, their own silver sleigh bell. This is a wonderful and heartwarming tradition you need to add to your family's Thanksgiving weekend. 



Need help finding the perfect Asheville vacation home for your Thanksgiving vacation. We have a great inventory of well-appointed homes to choose from. All you need to do is give us a call at  888-861-9487 or click on the button below to plan your mountain vacation today. 

What's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition in Asheville? Let us know by leaving a comment below. 

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