Wintertime in Asheville

Wintertime in Asheville is all about reveling in the company of nature. Travel to the majestic mountains and spend your days skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. At night enjoy a concert and a warming craft cocktail.

Music and Arts

  • Marquee: Step into Marquee and immerse yourself in a captivating atmosphere that combines nostalgia with creativity. This design-centric marketplace showcases a diverse range of vendors from both near and far, offering an array of unique antiques, vintage treasures, artful decor, exquisite jewelry, and handcrafted items for your home and garden. Inspired by the vibrant energy of European street markets and infused with the colorful spirit of Asheville, Marquee is a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
  • The Orange Peel: The Orange Peel, a renowned music venue in Asheville, has established itself as a cornerstone of the city's vibrant music scene. Whether you're attending a dance party, theater performance, or live music show, The Orange Peel offers an authentic Asheville experience. The venue's strong connection between the audience and musicians is a recurring theme in its many positive reviews. It strikes a perfect balance between the intimacy of a smaller venue and the spaciousness of a large stadium or outdoor show, ensuring minimal bottlenecks even during sold-out events. In 2009, The Orange Peel expanded its capacity to accommodate 1,100 standing guests and introduced PULP, a private club on the lower level. PULP exudes a funky retro ambiance, adorned with local art displays, and features a full bar and high-definition TV broadcasting live feeds of shows happening on the main stage upstairs. On nights without events upstairs, PULP hosts solo and acoustic performances, making it a versatile and engaging space for music enthusiasts.
  • Outdoor Adventures

  • Cataloochee Ski Area: Cataloochee Ski Area, located in southwestern North Carolina near Maggie Valley, is a popular ski destination in the eastern United States. Offering a total of eighteen ski slopes and trails, the area caters to skiers of all levels with 44% beginner, 39% intermediate, and 17% advanced slopes. With a top elevation of 5,400 feet (1,646 m) above sea level and a vertical drop of 740 feet (226 m), the ski area provides thrilling downhill experiences. Access to the slopes is made convenient with three chairlifts and two carpet lifts. One of the standout features of Cataloochee is its extensive snowmaking capabilities, ensuring a longer ski season compared to other ski areas in the southeast.
  • Tube World: Tube World offers an incredible experience for the whole family, without the need for any lessons! Our tube hill boasts a meticulously maintained slope, perfect for our specially designed commercial inner tubes. Plus, we have a convenient conveyor lift that will quickly transport you and your tube to your desired destination. For little ones who don't meet the minimum height requirement, we have a dedicated area called the 'Wee Bowl' where they can enjoy playing in the snow and with inner tubes. If you're seeking hassle-free and enjoyable fun, Tube World is the place to be!
  • Craft Cocktails

  • The Crow and Quill: Calling all whiskey enthusiasts! Prepare to be amazed by this hidden gem of a speakeasy. Keep your eyes peeled for its unassuming facade, because what awaits inside is a captivating blend of Victorian elegance and gothic charm. The eclectic decor features a delightful mishmash of vintage furniture, exquisite lamps, and walls adorned with dried flowers and animal skulls. Casey Campfield, the brilliant mind behind this establishment, has crafted a space that pays homage to her love for cocktails and fine whiskey. And boy, does it show! With a staggering selection of over 600 whiskeys, you'll be spoiled for choice. But that's not all - prepare to have your taste buds tantalized by their creative twists on classic cocktails, like the smoky Old Fashioned infused with Cavendish tobacco. And for those seeking the ultimate indulgence, there's a separate menu of top-shelf cocktails that showcase the bar's impressive and unique collection of spirits. Get ready for an unforgettable experience at this whiskey lover's paradise.
  • Point Lookout Vineyard: Perched on the southeastern slope of Point Lookout Mountain, Point Lookout Vineyard offers breathtaking 30-mile panoramic vistas. While the vines may not have eyes to appreciate the stunning scenery, they are blessed with the gentle touch of the morning sun and refreshing mountain breezes. These natural elements work harmoniously to yield exquisite wines that are as delightful as the surrounding views. Indulge in the pleasure of savoring a glass of their exceptional wine while relishing a charcuterie board in their cozy log cabin-style tasting room. Alternatively, you can sip your wine by the outdoor firepit, witnessing the sky ablaze with vibrant colors as the sun sets.


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