Considered to be a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville is known for its stunning vistas, architecture and a vibrant art scene. Historically significant structures, botanical gardens, art galleries, churches, parks, museums and forests — the city houses countless attractions in its premises. Taking your pet with you for a vacation in Asheville is an easy task as you would find many pet friendly hotels in Asheville. All you need to do is book one for your stay and gear up for a memorable vacation.
People traveling with pets are often delighted to find that the city has a number of pet friendly attractions. These places are perfect for you to spend some quality time with your friends and family, including the four legged ones. Some of the most popular attractions are North Carolina Arboretum, Biltmore Estate, Carolina Mountain Trail, Historic Gray Line Asheville Trolley Tours, River Arts District, Asheville Outlets, Asheville Urban Trail, Montford Historic District, Historic Biltmore Village, Appalachian Craft Center and Ariel Gallery. An important part of discovering the wonders of a new city is tasting the food it has to offer. There are numerous cafés, bars and restaurants where you and your pooch can have a delicious meal or two. A few spots for you to consider- Mayfel's, Wicked Weed Brewing, Sunny Point Café, Posana, Biscuit Head, Laughing Seed Café, and Carmel's Restaurant and Bar.
What’s even more exciting than exploring a new place with your dog? Taking part in or witnessing the grand events organized exclusively for your four legged family member. There are also certain “human centric” events where your pets are welcome. The most lively events in and around the city are Dog Fair and Asheville's Ugliest Dog Pageant, Local BARK Market, St. Francis Blessing of the Animals, Annual Dog Costume Contest at Bhramari Brewing Company, Wicked Halloween 5k & Fun Run, Bluegrass & Brunch, Annual BeardFest, Bold Rock Fall Foliage Festival & Seasonal Release Party, Couchon De Lait fundraiser at Southern Appalachian Brewery and Historic 7th Avenue District Pup Crawl.
Staying at a pet friendly hotel in Asheville would cost petparents anywhere between $80 and $400.
Some of the best hotels for you and your pet are Red Roof Inn Asheville West, Aloft Asheville Downtown, Best Western Of Asheville Biltmore East, Quality Inn & Suites Biltmore East, Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, Holiday Inn Asheville Biltmore East, The Omni Grove Park Inn, Comfort Inn Tunnel Road I-40, Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, Ramada by Wyndham Asheville Southeast, The Black Walnut B&B Inn and DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville Biltmore.
There are a number of off leash dog parks in Asheville frequented by locals and visitors with their furbabies. To name a few- French Broad River Dog Park, Azalea Road Dog Park and Carrier Park.