Stay near great dining, live music, and other fun things to do in West Asheville

The Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville West, NC places guests within easy reach of North Carolina’s incredible outdoor offerings and Asheville’s vibrant arts, culture, and entertainment scene. Immerse yourself in the region’s natural beauty with a drive along the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, or take the whole family on scenic hikes to waterfalls and overlooks such as Chimney Rock State Park. Of course, no trip to Asheville is complete without a visit to the Biltmore Estate, where you can walk the expansive grounds or find things to do like horseback riding and wine tasting.

In the mood for urban excitement? Plan an unforgettable date night in downtown Asheville, where charming restaurants, shops, and celebrated breweries abound. Fans of live music won’t want to miss popular venues like Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville and The Orange Peel, while arts and crafts aficionados appreciate a visit to local artists’ studios and galleries at the River Arts District.

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Asheville Art Museum

4.88 mi / 7.86 km from the hotel
Located in the Asheville center square, this museum showcases 20th-century and modern American art.

The North Carolina Arboretum

4.9 mi / 7.89 km from the hotel
The North Carolina Arboretum offers a tranquil escape with 65 acres of gardens, 10 miles of trails, and a famed bonsai collection.

River Arts District

4.01 mi / 6.46 km from the hotel
This former industrial area along the French Broad River houses the studios of local artisans creating everything from ceramics and textiles to jewelry, paintings, and photographs. View artists at work, take a class, or shop for beautiful pieces.


5 mi / 8.04 km from the hotel
Built in 1895, this 8,000-acre estate is America's largest home and boasts 250 exquisitely furnished rooms, including a grand banquet hall, an indoor garden, and a 10,000-volume library. Explore the gardens, grounds, and winery during your visit.

The Orange Peel

4.98 mi / 8.01 km from the hotel
Music lovers won't want to miss a visit to this intimate live music venue, known for the wide and eclectic range of artists who perform there.

Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville

4.95 mi / 7.96 km from the hotel
Attend a trade show, see musicians perform live, or laugh your way through some of the finest comedy routines around at Asheville's largest event venue.

WNC Farmers Market

2.02 mi / 3.25 km from the hotel
Overlooking the Biltmore Estate, this farmers market is widely recognized as the place to go for locally grown produce, honey, garden plants, and baked goods.

Western North Carolina Nature Center

7.73 mi / 12.45 km from the hotel
View more than 100 species of animals, including bears, bobcats, red fox, and river otters at this family-friendly zoo. A petting zoo, playground, picnic area, and gift shop round out the experience.

Asheville Outlets

2.91 mi / 4.68 km from the hotel
Browse more than 70 retail, food, and service vendors at this outlet mall. Stores include Coach, Vera Bradley, Pandora, and Brooks Brothers.

WNC Agricultural Center

10.99 mi / 17.69 km from the hotel
Home to the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, this 87-acre complex hosts events throughout the year, from craft exhibitions and food festivals to rodeos and trade shows. Check out what’s on while you’re in town.

Chimney Rock State Park

23.28 mi / 37.47 km from the hotel
Peer out over the Appalachian Mountains from atop the 315-foot Chimney Rock, or take the hike to Hickory Nut Falls, a 404-foot waterfall located inside the park. Little ones can explore the Great Woodland Adventure trail.