Valentine's Day Romance in Asheville
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Ahh, love. It's "all you need,” it's "a many-splendored thing," it's "all around”. And Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year to celebrate it, by showing your romantic partner how much they mean to you, whether it's via boxes of chocolates, candlelight dinners, or simply spending time together.
At The Residences at Biltmore, we take romance very seriously. Many of our suites are equipped with large jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, and private balconies or patios. We offer in-room spa services with licensed massage therapists, and our concierge is happy to accommodate requests for flowers, chocolates, or champagne upon request. Plus, we've got a plethora of ideas for how you can spend the time together in Asheville.
The “Secret Season” of beauty in Asheville and Western North Carolina is the perfect time to visit - temperatures may not be the warmest of the year (our average daytime temperatures in February hover around 50F), but we have plenty of sunshine, and lots of nature to take in. It’s also a great time to take advantage of the lowest prices of the year on admission to the Biltmore Estate. Purchase tickets online 7 days in advance for the best rates. Plus, children 9 and under are always free.
In addition to self-guided tours of the home and gardens, Biltmore is taking full advantage of this winter by offering Winter Wellness Experiences to help visitors take advantage of the beautiful scenery, flora, and fauna of its grounds. Choose from Winter Bird Watching, Morning Meditation at the Historic Horse Barn, Guided Mindfulness Nature Hikes, and Nature Games. Each experience is available to daytime ticket holders. For more specifics about each Experience and to schedule, contact the Outdoor Adventure Center at 828-225-1425.
For a truly romantic experience, visit the Van Gogh Alive exhibit in Biltmore’s Amherst at Deerpark™ exhibition space. The traveling exhibit is an immersive experience where you are surrounded by Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. Biltmore tickets are required, and there is an additional fee to visit the exhibit.
It’s been said that competition can be good for a relationship. If that’s the case for you and yours, try The Track at Asheville for a little car racing action. You choose a car, pick a track, and start racing in a simulated environment. There are plenty of races from which to choose, so check out the website for more details and to reserve your spot.
Need to blow off a little steam? What could be more romantic than throwing an axe?? Axeville Throwing Club provides a fun and entertaining way to bond while throwing an axe at a target and having a couple of drinks. There are 2 locations in Asheville, including the Biltmore Village Club that is just up the road from The Residences at Biltmore.
The Adventure Center of Asheville offers a Combo Pass to combine your experience at the Treetops Adventure Park and Zipline Canopy Adventures for a lower price. Book your reservation online.
Just Chill (No Netflix Required)
Bake Cookies (and Decorate Them)
Feeling creative? Eat dinner, then make your own dessert together at the Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Class on Feb. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Three Eggs Cakery will host the class, while 12 Bones Brewing provides the food and drinks. Tickets are $20 and required in advance.
Enjoy a warm beverage together at one of Asheville’s many tea houses or coffee shops. Some of our favorites include Dobra Tea for their exhaustive list of teas from around the world, and small plate and dessert menu; Grind Coffee Bar, which features hot and cold coffee drinks, as well as pastries from local bakery The Rhu; Odds Cafe in West Asheville; and the charming double-decker bus downtown, Double D’s Coffee and Desserts.