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In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville reaches new heights with every sunrise. This breathtaking hub of creative energy is an ideal destination for rewarding top performers. As travelers increasingly desire more chances to connect and experiences that will leave them feeling replenished, Asheville emerges as a leader in hosting meaningful gatherings. With a history of harnessing the healing properties of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is home to a rejuvenating landscape of wellness-focused pursuits and a deeply rooted community of inventive thought leaders. As a trip planner, you’re always on the lookout for bucket-list experiences. You’ll find a wow-factor activity for every type of traveler in Asheville.
Immerse your attendees in Asheville’s eclectic experiences from the moment they wake up. The Omni Grove Park Inn offers a world-famous spa and legendary Donald Ross–designed golf course. Biltmore, America’s Largest Home®, sits on an awe-inspiring 8,000-acre estate and hosts horseback riding, fly fishing and food tours. Other inspiring stays include three new adaptive reuse hotels that harken back to the 1920s — The Radical, a grit-meets-glamour boutique hotel; The Flat Iron Hotel, with a rooftop bar and hidden speakeasy; and Zelda Dearest, an ode to Asheville’s Zelda Fitzgerald.
Western North Carolina’s natural wonders invite visitors to go white-water rafting, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking or zip-lining through the stunning scenery. After getting their blood pumping, help your attendees uncover their creative side at Asheville’s art studios and galleries with a tour or group class — glassblowing, anyone? Asheville’s food scene, known as Foodtopia, offers farm-to-table and foraging experiences as well as world-class dining at our James Beard–nominated restaurants. Consider a private brewery tour or pub crawl through more than 50 craft breweries. For some pampering, choose one of Asheville’s distinctive wellness options, like salt caves or guided mountaintop yoga.
The team at Explore Asheville is here to help you plan. We’ll save you time and effort by sending your RFP to the hotels that fit your criteria, coordinating your site visits, and will provide insider knowledge about the best activities for your group. You also receive exclusive perks when working with us, and your meeting may be eligible for our Have More Fun on Us incentive program.
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