Travel Tips for Leaf Season

Sep 17, 2017 | Last Updated Mar 11, 2021
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The cool fall air is blowing in which means the colors aren’t far behind. All signs are pointing to a very vibrant leaf season. The Blue Ridge Mountains have one of the longest peak seasons, ranging from late September to early November, so be sure to book your fall vacation today!

Color Everywhere

Due to a drier, hotter summer all conditions are pointing to a more colorful October but there are a few things to keep in mind when visiting during peak leaf season.


Leaves at higher elevations tend to change first and then it moves down the mountains into the valleys. So if you plan to visit at the beginning of the season be prepared to drive, hike, and explore the higher peaks of our beautiful mountains.


Some of the best viewing areas are located along the Blue Ridge Parkway which is only five miles away from The Residences at Biltmore. This relaxing drive offers multiple overlooks where you can pull over and capture the breathtaking views.


Don’t forget your camera! This time of year provides the perfect backdrop for a new family photo, a couple’s session, or just a fun selfie.

Dress Right

Another thing to consider when visiting Asheville, NC during the autumn months is what to wear. The weather here in Western North Carolina can be a little sporadic so it is highly recommended that you wear layers and bring a rain jacket just in case. This time of year it can be cooler in the mornings and evenings but rather warm during the day. So take this opportunity to break out those comfortable sweaters in mornings and enjoy the warmth of the gas log fireplace in your very own suite at The Residences at Biltmore at night.



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