The Asheville Area

The Princess Anne Hotel is located in the historic Chestnut Hill District, which is just a short walk from downtown entertainment and a quick drive to Asheville attractions. Whether you’re staying for a quick business trip or looking to spend a week exploring the area, you’ll be hard-pressed to find more convenient Asheville accommodations.

A 15-20 minute walk will take you to the best local eateries, art galleries and music venues Asheville has to offer, while also allowing for flexibility as events span the entire day and week. Be sure to take a stroll to these local sites:

Downtown Asheville

  • Grove Arcade
  • Basilica of St. Lawrence
  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site
  • Urban Trail
  • Trolley Tour
  • La Zoom Comedy Tour Company
  • Live Music
  • Orange Peel
  • Jack of the Wood
  • Shindig on the Green
  • Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues

Asheville Art Scene – Art abounds in Asheville

(Here are some of our favorite art venues.)
  • River Arts District
  • Folk Art Center
  • New Morning Gallery
  • Blue Spiral Gallery
  • Grovewood Gallery
  • Antique Tobacco Barn
  • Handmade in America
  • Woolworth Walk

Performing Arts – Music, theatre, and dance.

(High quality performances in any season.)
  • Asheville Symphony
  • Flat Rock Playhouse
  • Asheville Community Theater
  • Diana Wortham Center
  • Altamont Theatre
  • Fine Arts Theater
  • NC Stage Company
  • Montford Park Players
  • Brevard Music Center

Outdoor Adventures – Get out there!

Acclaimed as a top outdoor adventure destination, Asheville’s perfect location provides a variety of year-round outdoor activities. Which first?

If you’re looking for a relaxing day outside the city, a five minute drive away is the historic Grove Park Inn where you can enjoy a day at the spa or on the golf course. A ten minute drive will put you in beautiful Biltmore Village and at the gatehouse to the Biltmore Estate. Also a close drive from the Princess Anne Hotel are these great sites:
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • North Carolina Arboretum
  • Asheville Botanical Gardens
  • Craggy Gardens
  • Dupont State Forest
  • Pisgah National Forest
  • Looking Glass Falls
  • Grandfather Mountain
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Chimney Rock Park
  • Linville Caverns
  • Navitat Canopy Adventures
  • Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
  • Cataloochee Ski Area

Off the Beaten Path

  • Penland School of Crafts
  • Brevard Music Festival
  • Weaverville, NC -arts, history, recreation
  • Historic Waynesville, NC
  • Saluda, NC-historic mountain village
  • Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
  • Black Mountain – The front porch of Western NC
  • Cherokee Indian Reservation- A Walk Through History
  • Brevard, NC-see the symphony and white squirrels
  • Historic Hendersonville and the village of Flat Rock

Path Walkway

Dining – Bring Your Appetite!

Many of Asheville’s best restaurants have paired with local farmers to bring the freshest foods from farm to table. Our Concierge is happy to assist with restaurant recommendations or reservations. Other useful resources for making your dining decision are:
Princess Anne Hotel  |  301 East Chestnut Street  Asheville, North Carolina  28801  |  828-258-0986