Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2019 in Asheville, NC

The holiday is only a couple of weeks away. What could be a better gift than to whisk your sweetie away for a romantic weekend in Asheville at Hill House? Perhaps in one of our rooms with a fireplace?

Asheville is a perfect driving destination from many cities in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. The drive is long enough to change the geography from flatlands to mountains, but short enough that you don’t spend an entire day in the car.

Be sure to request our Romance Package when booking your reservation online or via phone, which will give you a bottle of champagne, box of truffles and bouquet of roses waiting in your room upon arrival.

Here are some things to do during your 2019 Valentine’s Day Getaway in Asheville:

#1: Explore Downtown Asheville

Exploring our varied and vibrant downtown area with your sweetie is a treat, no matter what your interests. The area is peppered with art galleries, unique shops, independent restaurants, chocolatiers, breweries and music venues. You can warm up with a stop into a coffee shop or tea house. A fun way to explore Asheville’s downtown is walking the Urban Trail.

#2: LaZoom’s Love Bus | February 14, 2019

Surprise your sweetie with LaZoom’s Love Bus! This 90-minute comedy city tour on the purple bus features live music, champagne, French Broad chocolate, Poppy Popcorn, and a bizarre comedy act at The Wedge at Foundation. Tours are $40 per person and leave at 6 pm & 8 pm. Reserve early! All tours depart from their LaZoom Room at 76 Biltmore Avenue. Book your tickets now on LaZoom’s Web site.

LaZoom is Asheville’s only rolling comedy tour bus with a side-splitting guided tour to Asheville’s favorite neighborhoods and landmarks that spells quirky fun for both first-time visitors and long-time residents. The big purple bus is hard to miss!

#3: Abbey Road LIVE! presents: “All You Need Is Love” Valentine’s Beatles Tribute

Celebrate love and music this Valentines Day with Abbey Road LIVE! and their “All You Need Is Love” Valentines show like a local at one of Asheville’s best indoor/outdoor music venues.

From “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” to “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”, the four lads from Athens, GA will play more than three dozen love-themed Beatles songs, from every one of the Beatles’ studio albums. Come early and enjoy a fabulous Valentine’s dinner with your sweetheart!

Show is at The Salvage Station February 14, 2019 from 8 – 11 pm; Tickets are $15. Get info and tickets here.

#4: Take A Tour of French Broad Chocolate Factory

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with chocolate?! French Broad Chocolates offers tours of their factory at a variety of days, times and lengths to accommodate your schedule. On the tour, guests will see how the chocolate is made, and learn about cacao and how it becomes the chocolates we eat. Of course a tour includes a tasting!

A 15-minute walk-through is available every day on the half hour from 1 pm – 6 pm (except at 2 pm and 4 pm) for $3 per person. Those 2 pm and 4 pm slots are for those interested in a longer 30 minute tour for $6 per person.

Saturday and Sunday the tours are more in-depth, lasting one hour, and are $12 per person. Saturday times are 10 am and 11:30 am; Sunday the time is 11:30 am. Reservations are not required for 15-minute tours, but are required for 30 and 60 minute tours. You can also contact them to schedule a private tour, which would be sweet surprise for your Valentine!

#5: Valentine’s at Smoky Park Supper Club 

The Smoky Park Supper Club recalls the mid-century, Midwestern tradition of family and friends enjoying food, entertainment, and fabulous hospitality in a beautiful country setting.

The Smoky Park Supper Club is a gathering place for friends and family, locals and visitors, and everyone in between. It is a restaurant and event space alongside the French Broad river on close to two acres of land in the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina. You can boat, bike, walk or drive to this restaurant to enjoy their special Valentine’s Day menu.

#6: Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga with For Love & Yoga @ GoYoga Asheville

Are you look to de-stress or reconnect at a spiritual level for the holiday? If so, then this partner yoga event is for you and your beloved. Emily Hartford (E-RYT), of Balance and Harmony. Hartford will be bringing her yogi magic to Go Yoga Asheville (65A Biltmore Ave) from 4-6 pm on Valentine’s Day, and she’s got more in her yoga mat bag than Candy Hearts.

Hartford and her fiancee, Nicholas Williams, are a pair of yogis and musicians that tour the country hosting sound healing workshops. This Valentine’s Day, they will be leading a playful partner yoga practice (no experience necessary!), followed by Thai massage and a fireside champagne and chocolate tasting (with chocolates sources from French Broad Chocolate Lounge & Factory). All of this is yours for only $60/couple.

#7: Valentine’s Day Pairings at Catawba Brewing Company

This year Catawba Brewing Company is offering two Valentine’s Day pairings, for two uniquely Asheville Valentine’s Day events:

February 12 at 7 pm is their Valentine’s Day Cupcake & Beer Pairing at the South Slope Asheville location at 32 Banks Ave., and it’s the perfect event for couples who both love sweets and brews! The brewery is teaming up with Three Eggs Cakery for a romantic 4-course beer and cupcake pairing underneath the crystal chandeliers of their private event space.

Then, on February 14 from 7-9 pm is their Valentine’s Day Beer, Chocolate & Cheese Pairing at the same location. Here you’ll experience four pairings of beer with cheese and chocolate in Catawba’s Rickhouse bar under the crystal chandeliers. Smell, sniff, chew-melt, and sip in an interactive exploration with your table mates under the expert tutoring of Crawford Rizor, Head Chocolate Producer of the South Slope’s favorite chocolate factory. Learn how cheese is made with Ashley Ioakimedes, Cheese Stylist at the source of Asheville’s greatest handmade cheese, made in Fairview. Catawba’s Certified Cicerones will collaborate with these experts of edible art to select beers that elevate the pairings beyond the sum of their parts — all of which are delicious in their own right.

 

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