Valentine's Day Romance in Asheville
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February 14 is just around the corner, so it’s time to start making some plans for Cupid’s big day. Sure, candy, flowers, jewelry, and candlelight dinners are nice, but what your Valentine really wants is time with YOU!
We may be biased, but our idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day in Asheville goes something like this:
- First, reserve a suite at The Residences at Biltmore. Many of our suites are equipped with large jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, and private balconies or patios.
- Through the month of February, we’re offering 10% off a couples’ spa package when you stay two or more nights. After booking your stay, call our concierge to schedule time with our licensed massage therapists. Your therapists will come to your suite so you won’t have to go out in the cold.
- Spend a night on the town, sampling some of the world-class cuisine and beverages “The Paris of the South” is famous for.
- In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast at our on-site restaurant Azalea Bar & Kitchen before heading out for a winter hike in the mountains, a day at Biltmore, or an afternoon of shopping downtown.
Need more ideas for romance in Asheville? Keep reading! We even have a few recommendations for celebrating Galentine’s Day with your closest friends.
February may be the best time of year for a visit to the Biltmore Estate. Not only are the crowds lighter, but it’s also when admission prices are at their lowest. If strolling through a 19th-century castle and its grounds while holding hands with your significant other isn’t romantic enough, the Estate is also hosting several unique offerings this month.
The Biltmore Gardens Railway: Wonders of the World The model train is made of leaves, bark, twigs, and other botanical elements, and includes replicas of train depots from across the world to highlight the Vanderbilt family’s love of travel and culture. Hurry and visit if this is a must-see for you - this train is leaving the track after Feb. 20.
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. The last day to see it is Feb. 20.
Public Displays of Affection
Partner Yoga Asheville Yoga Center will host a Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $40 per couple, and reservations are available online.
Rhubarb Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Tasting Menu Enjoy a 5-course menu meant to inspire love that blends new tastes with classics on Feb. 14. Reservations are required with a credit card to book, and the price is $95 per person.
Posana The downtown restaurant will serve a Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe 3-course menu on Feb. 14. The cost is $90 per person, or add wine pairings for an additional $45 per person. Call (828) 505-3969 to make your reservation.
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.
Spending time with your girlfriends in Asheville for Galentine’s Day instead? Numerous events are taking place in town to celebrate the female friendships that sometimes last longer than romantic relationships. Check out a few of our favorites:
Galentine's Day Themed Charcuterie Workshop Join Asheville Charcuterie Co. for an in-person charcuterie workshop to create a gorgeous charcuterie arrangement that you can take home. The workshop is on Feb. 16, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Ginger's Revenge. Purchase tickets in advance.
Cupid is Stupid Car Smashing & Hex Your Ex Bonfire
The Hi-Wire Brewing fourth-annual “Cupid is Stupid Car Smashing” takes place on Feb. 12 from 1-4 p.m. at the Biltmore Village taproom, just steps away from The Residences at Biltmore. Sign-ups to take a swing at the car are first-come, first-served at the brewery. For $5, you get 5 hits, or get 15 hits for $10, with your choice of clobbering item. If you’re feeling less violent, but still a little miffed, place a “hex” on your person of choice and for $2 throw it into a bonfire. Proceeds will go to charity. Read all about the details on the Hi-Wire website.