Weekend in Asheville
Fall is a beautiful and fun time of year to visit Asheville, North Carolina. The leaves are changing color, the breweries are celebrating Oktoberfest and the weather is still warm-ish with hints of colder weather on the way.
But the first order of business once we got to Asheville was to eat. Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack was highly rated so we went for it. While both of us agreed my mild and his medium were just a touch too mild for what we wanted, the chicken was amazing. It was super-juicy and the sides (mac and cheese balls, cole slaw, sweet potato casserole, and collards) were delicious. Seek our Rocky’s when you get yourself to Asheville someday.
Before checking into our AirBnB in Weaverville, we hit some Asheville breweries like Funkatorium– Wild Weed Brewery for a few tasters. The little sample glasses are the best so you can try all the fun stuff. I had a raspberry and a cherry beer while BC tried a flights of mostly IPAs.
Our AirBnB was in a cute, little town outside of Asheville called Weaverville. The wedding we are here for is only a mile from here and it was much cheaper than staying in Asheville on a semi-holiday weekend (for those people who get Columbus Day off). It was within a block to the downtown area with two fun breweries celebrating Oktoberfest.
Later that night we had some takeout and sat around the firepit! I love a good fire.
The morning of the wedding we went to downtown Asheville and wandered around a bit before our reservations at Tupelo Honey- well-known Southern favorite. I had the eggs benedict on a biscuit and BC had a giant breakfast that included yummy sweet potato pancakes. The biscuits at Tupelo Honey are where it’s at!
While we will never need to eat again after this trip, we headed to the sweet wedding venue at June Bug Retro Resort. Parking lot cocktails pre-reception:
Krispy Kreme Towers for dessert:
To offset all the delicious food and beer consumed this weekend, BC and I set off on a few hikes before catching our Monday flight out of Charlotte back to Baltimore.
Craggy Pinnacle Peak hike was a mostly uphill, .7 mile climb to a 360 degree viewpoint overlooking the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mountains. The fall colors are going to make this even more beautiful over the next few weeks.
Catawba Falls Hike is on the way back to Charlotte so we stopped there as well for the out and back 2.4 mile, flat hike. Catawba Falls were a very pretty finish to this easy hike.
It was a fun-filled weekend in Asheville and the surrounding area. I’m very glad the bride picked Asheville as her wedding destination. I would definitely return again to spend more time exploring different hikes, breweries, and restaurants.