Asheville NC Vacation The Ultimate Vacation Destination
  • May
    8

    Situated at the base of Chestnut Mountain in Western North Carolina, this scenic mountain valley 18-hole championship golf course, with its spectacular 360 degree views and variety of challenging terrain, is a golfer’s paradise!  Located in Arden/Mills River, halfway between Asheville and Hendersonville NC in the private gated community of High Vista, this lush course is open to the public.  Just be sure to have a tee time reservation to be allowed in at the main gate. 

     

    Designed by Tom Jackson in 1978, this 18 hole, par 72 golf course has 6,935 yards of golf from the longest tee.  There are 4 sets of tee boxes to accommodate all skill levels.  The course rating is 74.5 with a slope rating of 142 on grass. 

     

    Ø  Phone:  828-891-1986   Extension 100

    Ø  Address:  88 Country Club Road, Mills River, NC  28759-2603

    Ø  Directions:  From Interstate-26, take exit #40 (Asheville Airport Exit) and turn towards the airport on Highway 280. Follow 280 towards Mills River for a few miles and turn right at Highway 191(Old Haywood Road). After turning onto 191, the entrance to High Vista Country Club is approximately 1.5 miles on the left.

    Ø  Golf Course Website:  http://www.highvistagolf.com/

    Ø  Open:  7 days a week

    Ø  Hours:  8 AM – 5 PM (last tee time)

    Ø  Cost:  $30 to $50 depending of day and time of play

    Ø  Driving Range:  Yes

    Ø  Dining:  Robinson Pub

     

    This fabulous golf course is located near our Fletcher, Arden and Hendersonville NC vacation home rental cabins, chalets and cottages.  You are invited to experience being pampered with all the delightful amenities at our vacation rentals:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com or phone us at 828-274-9777.

     

     

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  • May
    5

    Considered one of the oldest golf courses in Western North Carolina, the Asheville Municipal Golf Course was designed by the famous golf architect, Donald Ross, in 1927.  This beautiful 18 hole, par 72, 6356 yard golf course is both demanding and fun (slope varies from 122/Championship to 110/Senior).  The par 36 front nine is level and open while the par 36 back nine is narrow, wooded and hilly requiring more accuracy and skill. 

     

    Ø  Address:  226 Fairway Drive, Asheville NC  28805

    Ø  Directions:  Take Interstate 40 exit 53B.  Take Interstate 240 to Exit 8.  Turn Right on to Fairview Road and travel .7 mile to light signal.  Turn left on to Highway NC81 (Swannanoa River Road) and go .2 mile.  Turn right on to Fairway Drive and travel .4 mile to clubhouse.

    Ø  Phone:  828-298-1867   Call for tee times (required)

    Ø  Website:  Although this is not the municipal website, this site will give you plenty of information:  www.golfholes.com/nc/buncombe-golf.htm

    Ø  Times/Hours:  March through October 7 AM to 8 PM; November through February 7 AM to 6 PM

    While visiting in the area, you are invited to stay at our www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com for luxurious amenities that will pamper you outrageously!  Phone us for a reservation at one of our vacation rental cottages, chalets, cabins or homes:  828-274-9777

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  • May
    5

    Featuring 2,139 yards of golf from the longest tee, the Orchard Trace Golf Club opened in 1993 has a course rating of 54 and a slope rating of 113.  It’s perfect for a quick 18 hole game where you get a lot of value for the very reasonable green fees.  Night golf is a great treat! 

     

    Ø  Location:  3389 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville NC 28792

    Ø  Directions:  From Interstate 26, take Exit 49A (toward Bat Cave). Go 0.6 miles and turn right on Sugarloaf Road for 3.3 miles.

    Ø  Phone:  828-685-1006

    Ø  Fees:  $10 to walk and $17 to ride (electric cart) 

    Ø  Open: 7 days a week, 364 days a year (closed on Christmas)

    Ø  Hours:  7 AM until whenever  (If they have players, they’ll turn on the lights for night golf)

    Ø  Note:  No Credit Cards accepted.  First come, first serve….no reserved tee times.

    Ø  Putting green available.  No driving range.

    Ø  Website:  none

     

    Reviewed by Stephanie Joy Johnson from www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com 

    Enjoy renting a luxury vacation rental home, cottage, chalet or cabin while you visit Hendersonville or Asheville NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  We promise you’ll be delighted with all the luxurious amenities of our homes!  828-274-9777

     

     

     

     

     

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  • May
    5

    Be sure to experience the gorgeous long-range vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this nearly 3,000 foot elevation golf course.  Only 8 miles west of Hendersonville and 15 minutes south of the Asheville Airport, it feels that you are miles from civilization in pristine forests, lakes and streams.  The 650-acre gated residential community of Cummings Cove offers residents and public an exquisite 18 hole, par 71, golf course.  Each of the 18 holes offer a different challenge for all skill levels with fairways lined with trees, lakes, streams, waterfalls, and of course, the spectacular mountain views!  From the longest tee, there are 6,415 yards of golf.  The course rating is 70.1 with a slope rating of 129 on Bermuda grass.  Built in 1985, designed by Robert E Cupp, the course was awarded the prestigious “Best Renovation of the Year” award in 2006.  Be sure to have lunch at the Golf House Grill & Lounge or at the Lake Ridge Restaurant (dinners available on weekends). 

     

    Address:  20 Cummings Cove Parkway,  Hendersonville NC  28739

    Website:  www.cummingscove.com

    Phone:  800-958-2905

     

    For your golf vacation, be sure to book your stay at one of our luxury vacation homes in Asheville, Fletcher, Arden and Hendersonville.  We promise you will be outrageously spoiled with fabulous amenities!  See our website at:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com or call us at 828-274-9777

     

     

     

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  • May
    3

    Ginny anticipates a delicious luncheon at her favorite Cajun resaturant in Hendersonville NC - the Cypress Cellar

    Ginny anticipates a delicious luncheon at her favorite Cajun restaurant in Hendersonville NC - the Cypress Cellar

    Cypress Cellar Restaurant and Bar in historic downtown Hendersonville NC Main Street is the very best Cajun/Creole food around!  Halfway down the exterior stairway to the “Cellar” outdoor patio, restaurant and full bar below, you’ll be greeted by a cheerful New Orleans jester with a sign indicating the day’s specials.  Whether you choose to eat alfresco in the patio or inside in the colorful & casual café setting or relax in the elegant pub-style bar, you’ll be delighted with the atmosphere and food! Guests at our nearby vacation rental cottages frequently write in our guest books that this was a culinary highlight for them!  You will find the New Orleans atmosphere friendly and relaxed with great service and the food choice is varied and delicious!  See their website for menu selections and weekend music offerings. 

    Ø  Address:  321 N Main St # C, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    Phone:  (828) 698-1005

    Ø  Website:  www.cypresscellar.com 

    Ø  Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM Monday – Thursday,

    11 AM – 10 PM. Friday and Saturday (later if live music)

    Reviewed by Stephanie Joy Johnson from www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com, 828-284-9777, email:  joyah@aol.com.  Call us if need a vacation rental and want to be outrageously spoiled!  You are invited to stay at one of our darling cottages, cabins or luxury homes!

    Ginny has a brief chat with the New Orleans Jester about the daily specials

    Ginny has a brief chat with the New Orleans Jester about the daily specials

    Ginny considers the outdoor below street level "Cellar" patio area for alfresco dining.

    Ginny considers the outdoor below street level "Cellar" patio area for alfresco dining.

    One one side of the Cypress Cellar is a well stocked full service bar.

    One one side of the Cypress Cellar is a well stocked full service bar.

    Ginny is served a delicious spinach & artichoke dip with tasty garlic bread crisps....yummmm!

    Ginny is served a delicious spinach & artichoke dip with tasty garlic bread crisps....yummmm!

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  • Apr
    24

    The SOUTHERN TEE Public Golf Course is a fun 18 hole, par 3 course that is good for the golfing ego with wide fairways and approach shots that are fairly easy. The back 9 is considered an “Executive Course” with longer shots (although called a par 3, some are really par 4). The course rating is 70.0 with a slope rating of 113 with 2573 yards of golfing.  Play a quick round of golf or just practice at the driving range or putting green. 

     

    Located in Fletcher NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, the Southern Tee Golf Course built in 2001 is mid-way between Asheville and Hendersonville near Asheville Vacation Homes’ rental chalets and cottages.  From Hendersonville Road, turn at the light signal at Howard Gap Road and it is less than a mile on the left (just past Fletcher Community Park). 

     

    Ø  Address:  111 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher NC  28732

    Ø  Phone:  828-687-7273

    Ø  Prices:  $22 to ride and $15 to walk

    Ø  Open:  Monday through Friday and Sunday  (closed Saturdays)

    Ø  Hours:  9 AM – Dusk  (may open at 8:30 AM later in the season)

    Ø  Website:  The course does not have a website

     

    Reviewed by Stephanie Joy Johnson of www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com for luxury Asheville and Hendersonville vacation rental cabins, cottages, chalets and homes.  We are authorized Biltmore Estate ticket distributors. Buy your discounted BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS from us…save money, no waiting in line and tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one at their higher price one day price!

    Email:  Joyah@aol.com

    Phone:  828-274-9777

    Website:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com

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  • Apr
    20

    Ginny is ready to savor her order of delicious Pad Thai....she loves the subtle peanut flavor of the Pad Thai sauce.  The next time you are in Downtown Historic Hendersonville, be sure to stop by the Thai Spice Restaurant and Bar for an upscale environment and delicious food!

    Ginny is ready to savor her order of delicious Pad Thai....she loves the subtle peanut flavor of the Pad Thai sauce. The next time you are in Downtown Historic Hendersonville, be sure to stop by the Thai Spice Restaurant and Bar for an upscale environment and delicious food!

    Ginny & I arrived just before closing at lunch time and has the Thai Spice Restaurant all to ourselves.  We felt quite sophisticated in the upscale atmosphere and love the Thai food at the Thai Spice Restaurant & Bar!
    Ginny & I arrived just before closing at lunch time and had the Thai Spice Restaurant all to ourselves. We felt quite sophisticated in the upscale atmosphere and love the Thai food at the Thai Spice Restaurant & Bar!

     

    For fabulous Thai food with gorgeous presentation in an upscale atmosphere, we highly recommend Thai Spice Restaurant where the food is from the freshest ingredients with only natural herbs and spices….and no MSG.  Our most recent visit was just at the closing of their lunch time, so we had the place to ourselves.  The service was gracious and food was very tasty.  Ginny and I shared their Pad Thai (stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, bean sprouts, scallions and ground peanut in delicious Pad Thai sauce).  See their website for a complete listing of their huge menu selection. 

     

    Ø  Address:  220 South King Street, Hendersonville NC

    Ø  Phone:  828-693-7323

    Ø  Directions:  At the south end of Historic Downtown Hendersonville Main Street.  Just one block east of Main Street at the corner of E Barnwell St and S King Street. 

    Ø  Hours:  Open 7 Days/Week:  11:30 AM – 3 PM and 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Ø  Website:  www.ThaiSpiceNC.com

     

    Reviewed by Stephanie Joy Johnson of Asheville’s luxury vacation cabins, chalets, cottages and homes:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com  YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED and you will be outrageously spoiled at our vacation rental homes by our awesome amenities!!! Buy your discounted BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS from us…save money, no waiting in line and tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one!  828-274-9777  Email: Joyah@aol.com

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  • Apr
    10

    Stately & Elegant McDonalds in Biltmore Village, Asheville NC just outside the Biltmore Estate entrance is a unique experience with a player grand piano, fireplaces & elegant surroundings!

    Stately & Elegant McDonalds in Biltmore Village, Asheville NC just outside the Biltmore Estate entrance is a unique experience with a player grand piano, fireplaces & elegant surroundings!

    There's real gold leaf in these golden arches!  A unique & unexpected McDonalds is a delightful experience!

    There's real gold leaf in these golden arches! A unique & unexpected McDonalds is a delightful experience!

    If you’re in the mood for fast food but would like to eat in a beautiful building in an extraordinary setting, you’ve got to experience the McDonalds (#1661) in Biltmore Village just outside the entrance to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC.  They even were featured on the Travel Channel a few years back.  Who would expect to find a player grand piano, elegant fireplaces, marble tile, vaulted exquisite ceilings, modern art or a waterfall in a McDonalds???  Even the golden arches are of real gold leaf! Regardless of what the service and food may or may not be, it’s worth the visit to experience such an elegant and unique McDonalds!  Coming soon will be their McCafe.  

    Ø  Location:  35 Hendersonville Road, Asheville NC  28803

    Ø  Phone:  828-274-2308

     

    Photos by Robert Arthur Bowles of www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com

     

    While visiting our Asheville area, you are invited to stay at one of our deliciously luxurious vacation rental homes complete with hot tubs, massage chairs, king beds with sumptuous bedding, delightful surroundings and so much more! 

    BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS:  We are authorized Biltmore Estate ticket distributors.  Buy your DISCOUNTED Biltmore tickets from us to save on gate entry price, avoid waiting in ticket lines, tickets upgradeable to season passes, free wine tasting tickets  and best of all, tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one day at their higher one day price! 

    Contact us at 828-274-9777 or email us at Joyah@aol.com or see our website at www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com  

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  • Apr
    9

    Awesome panoramic views from Mount Mitchell

    Awesome panoramic views from Mount Mitchell

     

    A beautifully scenic 50 minute drive northeast from Asheville NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway will take you to the 1855 acre MOUNT MITCHELL NC STATE PARK, which at 6684 feet is the highest point east of the Mississippi!  Once there, stroll around the 1385 SF visitor exhibit area full of interesting information on the unique flora and fauna found at this altitude. Take the short hike (1/4 mile) to see breath-taking vistas from the Observation Deck lookout.  Explore the variety of nature paths and hiking trails….the highest hiking trails in North Carolina.

     

    Since you are a bit far from civilization, be reassured that there is a pleasant restaurant on the grounds where you can enjoy a meal while you watch the awesome views from the huge picture windows.  Remember to bring a jacket since even during the summer it can be chilly at this altitude.

     

    Ø  Admission:  is FREE and open year round (except Christmas). 

    Ø  Hours:  Park opens at 8 AM year round and closes at 6 PM Nov – Feb, 7 PM March & October, 8 PM April & September, and 9 PM May – August.  Be aware that with winter snow conditions, the Blue Ridge Parkway is often closed and you’ll need to call the park to check which roads are open.

    Ø  Phone:  828-675-4611.

    Ø  Website:  http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/momi/main.php

    Ø  Email:  mount.mitchell@ncmail.net

     

    Reviewed by Stephanie Joy Johnson of Asheville’s luxury vacation cabins, chalets, cottages and homes:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com  YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED and you will be outrageously spoiled at our vacation rental homes by our awesome amenities!!! Buy your discounted BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS from us…save money, no waiting in line and tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one!  828-274-9777  Email: Joyah@aol.com

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  • Apr
    6

    Need some exciting entertainment for kids & family all under one roof?  The aptly named FUN DEPOT in Asheville NC has a diverse variety of enjoyable activities:  Indoor & Outdoor Go-Carts, Multi-Level Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini Bowling, Climbing Wall, Arcade, Soft Play Area, Indoor Mini-Golf, Batting Cages, Party Rooms & More!  Fun on any day, the Fun Depot is a particularly great idea to keep your kids happy on those wet & rainy days.  Their website suggests, for the price of a movie ticket, you can “BE THE ACTION” in your own life’s adventure!  This is definitely a favorite of our vacation rental guests staying at our nearby vacation homes!

    Fun Depot Website:  www.ashevillesfundepot.com

    Fun Depot Toll Free #:  866-303-4FUN  

    Reviewed by Stephanie Joy Johnson of Asheville’s luxury vacation cabins, chalets, cottages and homes:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com  YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED and you will be outrageously spoiled at our vacation rental homes by our awesome amenities!!! We are child friendly!  Buy your discounted BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS from us…save money, no waiting in line and tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one!  828-274-9777  Email: Joyah@aol.com

     

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