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Graystone Cabins offers the perfect combination of convenience to outdoor recreation and spectacular Asheville NC Attractions. Escape to our Cabin Rentals Near Asheville NC in Barnardsville NC and you’ll be just a short drive away from the Biltmore Estate, the North Carolina Arboretum and historic Asheville NC homes and trolley tours. Graystone Cabins is one of the best Cabin Resorts near Asheville because it’s secluded and private yet close to all the best Asheville NC Attractions. Discover the charm, beauty and ideal vacation getaway that awaits you in Ashville North Carolina. We have provided detailed information about some of our favorite Asheville NC Attractions. Browse our site to learn more about the Asheville area, including Golf Asheville, Mt. Mitchell State Park, and Hikes Near Asheville NC. Contact us today to book your Cabin Rental Asheville NC and begin looking forward to a vacation of a lifetime!


Navitat Zip Line
242 Poverty Branch Rd
Barnardsville, NC 28709
(828) 626-3700

Season begins March 31.
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Experience the zip line canopy tour featured on CNN, in the NY Times, and called "one of the best in the nation" in USA TODAY!

Get ready to see the world in a new and different way. Hidden in a secluded mountain cove only 5 minutes from Graystone Cabins, the Navitat Canopy Adventures zip line canopy tour is a tree-based work of art not to be missed.

Designed by Bonsai Design Inc., the leader in US canopy tour design and construction, Navitat Canopy Adventures takes guests on a thrilling and educational adventure high in the trees of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Join us on this exhilarating adventure. We can’t wait to share it with you!

Thomas Wolfe Memorial
52 North Market Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-8304

Thomas Wolfe, author of Look Homeward, Angel and Of Time And The River, is considered one of the giants of 20th Century American Literature. Thomas Wolfe immortalized his childhood home in Asheville NC in Look Homeward, Angel, his epic autobiographical novel. The colorful portrayal of his life and home in the novel earned Wolfe's Victorian home a permanent place among America’s most famous landmarks. Now a museum, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial pays tribute to Thomas Wolfe and other substantial works of literature in the 20th century. In 1996, a visitor center was opened behind the historic Old Kentucky Home featuring personal items, facts, pictures from the Wolfe family home and a gift shop. Audio-visual programs on Thomas Wolfe’s life and writing are shown every hour.

Biltmore Estate in Asheville
1 Approach Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 225-1333

The most famous and visited among Asheville NC Attractions is the historic Biltmore Estate. Built in 1895 by George Vanderbilt II, and designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the Biltmore Estate is America’s “castle” featuring 250 rooms, a 70,000 gallon swimming pool, bowling alley, two-story library, original Vanderbilt fine art, fine furnishings and antiques, forced-air heating, and intercom system, all within its 4 acres of 175,000 square feet. Stroll through the Biltmore House and Gardens to experience life as it was for the Vanderbilts. The Estate’s original 125,000 acres of gardens, forests and rolling pastures were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture in the United States. Take in the immaculately designed and maintained gardens, the expansive equestrian stables, and the award winning winery. The Biltmore House is a family destination that will take your breath away. Be sure to visit the Biltmore House during the holiday season when the house glows in stunning and exquisite holiday decor including a 35 foot Christmas Tree!

Asheville’s Historic Trolley

37 Montford Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 681-8585

Jump aboard Asheville's favorite way to see the best of downtown Asheville. Ashville’s historic trolley is a fully narrated ride that lasts 80 minutes and takes you on a comprehensive tour off all the favorite Asheville NC Attractions in downtown Asheville. Highlights include a tour of the Montford Historic District where a number of exquisite Queen Ann style homes grace the streets, the majestic Grove Park Inn where 6 US Presidents have stayed, Thomas Wolfe’s home and museum, the Grove Arcade and the quaint Biltmore Village. Hop on the trolley at any of the main stops along its route. Asheville’s Historic Trolley also offers haunting Ghost Tours for a fun and thrilling experience.

WNC Nature Center

75 Gashes Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28805
(828) 298-5600

The WNC Nature Center is just 30 miles from our Asheville NC Cabin Rentals in Barnardsville NC. Situated on 40-acres of pristine property, the WNC Nature Center offers a Main Exhibit Building, gardens, trails, Petting Zoo Area, Educational Farm, Predator Habitat, Otter Habitat, Nocturnal Hall and The Trillium Glen Nature Trail. Perhaps most special of all the animals at the Center, the facility is one of 28 in the country to participate in the red wolf re-introduction program. Children and adults love exploring and learning about the wildlife in the Blue Ridge Mountains including Professor Hoot, a native hoot owl.

North Carolina Arboretum
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
(828) 665-2492

The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville is a 434-acre public, botanical garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest. Though the arboretum was conceptualized by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1898, it was not established until 1986 as an affiliate institution of the University of North Carolina. Today, the North Carolina Arboretum is filled with over 65 acres of special, cultivated gardens and more than 10 miles of forested walking trails and Mountain Bike Trails in NC. Special gardens include the Blue Ridge Quilt Garden, holly garden, Heritage Garden, bonsai collection, Native Azalea Repository, and unique Stream Garden. The North Carolina Arboretum is still under active development and includes fun, entertaining and educational children’s science programs and activities year-round. This Asheville NC Attraction is very popular and a must-stop for those that love gardening and the outdoors.

Smith-McDowell House

283 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-9231

Asheville’s first mansion and oldest surviving structure is a four story former plantation home constructed by James McConnell Smith twenty years before the Civil War. Using slave labor to build the brick home, Smith, a Confederate Major, was friends with the Vanderbilt family and had the grounds designed by the Olmstead Brothers. The Smith-McDowell House is now on the Historic Registry and serves as a history museum. The Smith-McDowell House is speculated to be the most haunted house in Asheville NC and ghost tours of the mansion are available. Tour the beautiful architecture, grounds and learn about a structure and a family that played a large part in shaping Asheville’s history.

Grove Arcade Public Market

1 Page Ave # 270
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-7799

If you’re looking for a unique, fun and expansive shopping experience, head over to The Grove Arcade. Across the street from two great antique stores, Captain’s Bookshelf and Not Your Average Antiques, The Grove Arcade was built by E.W. Grove, creator of the Grove Park Inn. The Grove Arcade was one of the country’s premier public markets until WWII. In 2002, The Grove Arcade reopened to the public featuring spectacular shopping and dinning.

If you have any questions or would like more information about Graystone Cabins, call us at (828) 626-2749 PO Box 308, Barnardsville, NC 28709 | 828-626-2749 or 800-994-2749 |