Come to Play. Come to Relax. In the Mountains and Waters in Asheville’s Back Yard.
Minutes away from the cosmopolitanism and urban charm of downtown Asheville and Hill House Bed and Breakfast are the ancient and serene Blue Ridge Mountains, the highest in eastern North America.
The 80-year-old Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the country’s public works wonders, runs along the crest of the mountains and passes just outside of the Asheville city limits. It transports drivers and cyclists to an awe-inspiring wonderland of majestic scenery, tiny mountain towns, and craftmanship outlets with a legacy of generations.
With a 10-degree temperature difference from Asheville and a heaven’s bounty of waterfalls and swimming holes, hiking trails, and rafting and kayaking rivers, the Blue Ridge and adjacent forests are a summertime dreamscape. In fall, the color show attracts people from around the world. And there’s always wonder in the spring, when the rhododendron and other mountain flowers break into bloom.
From Hill House Bed and Breakfast, drive the nearby, scenic Town Mountain Road up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Head north toward Mt. Mitchell or south toward the Folk Art Center. Or take the southern drive off of Interstate 26 over to Cherokee and Smoky Mountain National Park.