During your stay, enjoy some of most magnificent places to see in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Order a packed lunches for a drive to the Biltmore Estate. https://www.romanticasheville.com/biltmore.html https://www.romanticasheville.com/biltmorewinery.htm
The Biltmore Estate is considered to be one of the greatest American Family Home Castle and Estate. The history of the Vanderbilt Family, Biltmore Estate, and the multitudes of gardens, is a must see while visiting Asheville. https://www.romanticasheville.com/biltmore_antler_village.htm
Why not take a quick drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway–protected forests and picturesque mountains and valleys.
Waterfalls, hiking trails…like Looking Glass Rock and Linville Gorge and Falls (a natural massive rock slide water slide)…pristine waters, breathtaking waterfalls, whitewater rafting are waiting for you to discover along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Historical buffs are sure not to be disappointed! Located approximately 55 miles away from Asheville is Cataloochee (https://www.greatsmokies.com/gsmnp/cataloochee.html). This is the place that takes you back in time to the 1800’s. There’s the Palmer Church, and Palmer House, and old school house with some of the original desks that hold their own little bits of history. A Program for the reintroduction of Elk was started back in 2001, with Elk having been released onto Cataloochee lands. While visiting be on the lookout for white tailed dear, birds, butterflies, and the occasional American black bear. Remember, this Great Smoky Mountain National Forest excursion is a short and scenic one hour drive from Bear and Butterfly.
There are so many amazing gorgeous magnificent waterfalls here. The website “Romantic Asheville” lists at least 60 in the area to visit.
Take a stroll through the River Arts District.
From the funky to modern; eclectic to traditional styles; or modern mayhem…Asheville is an art mecca for many artists and their galleries. The “DAAD’s” Gallery Guide is a great way to start exploring the local galleries and museums.
The Asheville Urban Trail is the outdoor Art Museum.
Walk a map tour of along the city streets, to see breathtaking statues, bronzes, historical places, plaques, along 30 stops. A great way to enjoy a day out.
To learn more about Asheville’s Museums, Exhibits, and Music check out
Night Club and Bar Scene
O.Henry’s and The Underground, is well known within the Asheville club scene. Their website lists bar specials, and events, and performances. This night club is considered the most friendly, with great entertainment, awesome staff, and loads of fun. http://ohenrysofasheville.com/
Scandals Nightclub…What do you get when you convert an old 1930/40 YMCA building? Scandals–3 levels with 4 bars, dancing, videos, and drag shows. No matter your personal lifestyle preferences, everyone comes to Scandals to “shake things up”. http://asheville.gaycities.com/bars/1247-scandals-nightclub
For Blues & Jazz, we recommend Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues. Stylish ambiance, with New Orleans Style Flair. Located at 28 Broadway Street, in downtown Asheville, a great place to relax, unwind, enjoy some drinks and great music. http://www.tressas.com/
There are so many venues to enjoy day or night minutes away from the Bear and Butterfly. Here is a quick link to help you discover new ventures–
Restaurants from local dives to fine dining surround you here.
Friday nights from April through the end of Summer means the outdoor Drum Circle is alive again! Everyone is welcome to come and to join in. Enjoy the rhythm and vibes, only found thru the beating of the drums. The Circle is held at Pritchard Park at the outdoor amphitheater. Free, this event is meant to bring music and people together in harmony. This is a favorite of many of the locals.
We want your “vacation jaunts” to bring you joy, and memories filled with relaxation and fun. So….if you want to go tubing, river rafting, or even rock climbing, or zip lining…we know where to find the spot. If you want a guide to take you, we can make that happen, too. The staff at the Bear and Butterfly are here to make your stay the most memorable…
most likely you will smile each time you remember it.