• Complete Guide to Black Mountain in North Carolina
    Surrounding Areas

    A Guide to Black Mountain, NC: Activities, Restaurants, Bars, and Shops

    Sometimes, the hustle and bustle of downtown Asheville isn’t the goal of your vacation, but you still want to be able to easily hit a couple restaurants or a show in town. In such a case, it’s hard to do better than a stay in Black Mountain, which is a stone’s throw from the east side of Asheville and easily accessible via 40 and 240 to most of the city.  At the same time, Black Mountain is its own destination, and over the years, the many things to do in Black Mountain have helped to develop its tourism economy and made it a real small-town destination in its own right. …

  • The Best Restaurants in Black Mountain, North Carolina
    Wining & Dining,  Surrounding Areas

    The 14 Best Restaurants in Black Mountain, NC

    Being so close to Asheville proper, it’s no surprise that Black Mountain has way more wonderful restaurants than you might expect of a similarly-sized town elsewhere. Set in the beautiful mountains, Black Mountain boasts multiple breweries, a distillery, and even a cider/mead purveyor, bringing tourists in for the craft beverages, and you know how a drink might get you hungry. You’ll also find incredible hiking, all of which makes it a great place to grab a bite to eat alongside a local brew after a big adventure.  As a result of all this tourism, the places to eat in Black Mountain, NC, run the gamut, and you’ll be pleased that…

  • Best Small Towns Around Asheville, NC
    Surrounding Areas,  Attractions

    The Best Small Towns to Check Out Around Asheville, NC

    Asheville itself is firmly in the small-city status, especially during the summer when its population of 94,000 swells to much more due to the presence of many tourist visitors (it’s even in the name of our baseball team!). The nice thing, though, is that within an hour’s drive, there are more than a dozen charming small towns giving you a lot of options.  While the cities close to Asheville are more the metropolises like Charlotte, Greenville, and Knoxville, there are more than enough small mountain towns close to Asheville, NC, to give you a taste of the country life without being too far from the amenities of the city.  The…