There’s no better place for a lavish dog-friendly vacation than the Asheville, North Carolina metropolitan area. Lots to do and lots to see for you and your dog. And Asheville, topsy-turvy, is the most pet-friendly city in the South. In the city or outdoors, let the fun begin. If dining is your thing, you have a plethora of options.
Thanks to North Carolina’s new dog food rule, there’s no challenge finding a good place to eat. If it’s good for the owner, it’s good for the state. Of course, we are talking about dining al fresco and dogs are asked to be on their best behavior.
Many bars offer indoor seating since they don’t have full kitchens to annoy the health department. Asheville recently finished in a tie for best beer city along with Portland, Oregon. So expect great bars for you to grab a brewsky and yes Bowser is welcome.
You will also be very impressed with the attitude of the store owners. They are very welcoming to their pets, offering them small snacks upon entry.
Asheville is home to America’s largest home, the Biltmore Estate, where dogs are welcome on the grounds and in many of the exhibits. Take in some of the most stunning views in Western North Carolina from this picture-perfect vantage point. Standing next to your pet, you can dream of days gone by when the Vanderbilts romped the grounds with their many dogs.
Venture out of town and enjoy Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi, raft the French Broad, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or hike the Appalachian Trail. So, as you can imagine in the city or in the mountains surrounding Asheville, you’re in for a very dog-friendly adventure.