Where should you and your pets go when you’re in Asheville North Carolina? It might seem like a tough question to answer with so much ground to cover, but you don’t have to cover it on your own. In fact, you don’t have to cover it at all. Go Pet Friendly’s already done it for you. We’ve mapped out all the best places to take your pets in the “Land Of Sky,” and they’re all waiting for you right here. Take a look for yourself.

Like any city, not everyplace in Asheville is open to pets. The good news? Plenty of them are, and Go Pet Friendly has mapped them out for you. We’ve scoured the town and found all of the very best pet-friendly hotels, restaurants and attractions. Find them here and get out there and experience them for yourself!

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Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

You will find it hard to choose the best time to visit Asheville. Spring brings mountain wildflowers and warming temperatures. Fall offers leaf peepers stunning views of the changing foliage. Both spring and fall offer comfortable temperatures (between the 50s and 70s F) for hiking the many pet friendly mountain trails. 

You will find no shortage of pet friendly lodging in the spring and fall. But check campground websites carefully. Some are only open during the summer. 

Even summer sees temperatures between the 60s (at night) and 80s thanks to the cool mountain breezes. But you will see slightly higher lodging rates in the summer. 


Things Not To Miss

Make your first stop at the welcome center for the self-proclaimed Dog City USA. Besides getting treats and pickup bags, you can also get recommendations for the best places to take your pup.

In town, you will find some pet friendly shops (ask first) and plenty of dog welcoming restaurant patios. Besides the Asheville Urban Trail, you will find miles of shaded hiking trails nearby. The DuPont State Forest even offers lovely waterfall views.

Perhaps the most famous attraction in Asheville is the Biltmore Estate. While the mansion itself does not allow non-service dogs, the grounds are mostly pet friendly. The gardens are well worth a visit. And most of the estate’s restaurants and the winery offer pet friendly outdoor seating. 

If you’re traveling with a partner, it’s not difficult to take turns viewing the mansion since there are plenty of places to relax with dogs outdoors. 

Both you and your pets will sleep well in Asheville thanks to a full day of activities and fresh mountain air.