This is it. This is the season we look forward to year round. While every season offers something special in Asheville, Fall is in a whole other league. There is a crispness to the air, and a warmth to the people (if we may say so ourselves) that means that a gorgeous time of year is upon us. With Autumn in Asheville, you not only get a change in the environmental aesthetic, but you have lots of opportunities for activities and events, and mother nature is (usually) on your side. While we are never sure when the leaf change will be in Asheville, chances are good that you would be only a short drive – thanks to our proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway – to a spot of gorgeous color.
Fall Foliage Predictions are still pretty fresh, so results may vary:
Oct 7 – 14: Expect colors to develop in elevations above 5,000 feet. ex) Mt. Mitchell, Graveyard Fields, Black Balsam.
Oct 12-19: Color starts to show between 4,000 and 5,000 feet elevation. ex)Mount Pisgah, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Devil’s Courthouse.
Oct 17 – 26: Leaves turn at the 3,000 – 4,000 ft elevation. Large sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway have color, including Cherokee and Bryson City.
Oct 24 – Nov 1: Asheville!
Oct 30 – Nov 6: Lower elevations like Chimney Rock will see the changes.
October 2018 Events
Cider Fest Oct 13
Bonsai Expo at NC Arboretum Oct 13
Autumn in the Mountains Antique Car Show Oct 13
Leaf Festival Oct 18 – 21
Asheville Art in the Park Oct 20
Brewgrass Oct 27
Brevard Halloween Fest Oct 27
We have extremely limited availability on the weekends this month, but some very beautiful cabins available for the weekdays (hint: not only is Asheville less crowded, but we offer a Weekday Special of 25% off). Give us a call at (800)235-2474 for more info!