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The Craggies, courtesy of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Photo by Maggie Gee.

Visiting

Welcome to Weaverville

The Town of Weaverville rests in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Surrounded on all sides by scenic views, Weaverville is just 10 miles north of Asheville, within Buncombe County and bordered by Reems Creek to the east. The Weaverville entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway is only 15 miles outside of town.

 

Weaverville is home to the Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace. This restored farm was the childhood home to the late North Carolina Civil War governor and Reconstructionist senator. Located in Reems Creek Valley, surrounded by mountains, this historic site is open to the public and just a few miles from Weaverville. Vance Birthplace allows history lovers to explore the old grounds, house, outbuildings, and visitor center with museum. For more information visit NC Office of Archives and History Official Web Site.

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Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace. Photo by Louisa Berry

Enjoy the Outdoors

Weaverville offers endless outdoor adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.  The Blue Ridge Parkway sits 15 minutes from Weaverville’s Main Street. Dubbed “America’s Favorite Drive,” the parkway winds its way 469 miles, from beginning to end.

For more information, visit the Blue Ridge Parkway,  and learn about the endless recreational activities around Western North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has additional information about hiking and supporting this historic American roadway. Popular outdoor activities include: hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, and skiing. Visitors to Weaverville will find everything needed for a fun break from the hectic world.

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Work of artisan Michael Hatch, Southern Highland Craft Guild member and owner of Crucible Glassworks.

Art and Antiques

For those more inclined to shop than hike, Weaverville’s antique shops and art galleries will satisfy even the most discerning shoppers. Many of the region’s artists are members of the renowned Southern Highland Craft Guild. Weaverville’s Main Street shops include: Art Accents, Mangum Pottery, Miya Gallery, and Shop Around the Corner.

Where to Stay

Weaverville’s Inn on Main Street offers seven rooms, some with working fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Breakfast is served on the back porch, overlooking the gardens and the Great Craggy Mountains, “the Craggies,” beyond.  Dry Ridge Inn offers eight cozy rooms, a welcoming porch, and seating around the koi pond.  These two locations are ideal for anyone seeking a calm retreat from the busy day-to-day.

Weaverville also offers several cabin rentals to visitors. Visit Cabin Creek Rentals for more information.

For additional information about visiting Weaverville, please visit: http://www.visitweaverville.com/.