Tips for Planning a Getaway at a Honeymoon Lodging Resort Asheville NC

honeymoon lodging resort Asheville NCWhen you’re planning a wedding, you might not have thought about the honeymoon period afterwards. You might have booked your hotel, but there are many other things you can think about. What kind of things can you do? What amenities can you get? What restaurants are available? You might not have thought so extensively about such things. Never fear! Book a room at Brookstone, a hotel ready to cater to the needs of you and your spouse. Here are some tips to planning the perfect getaway at a honeymoon lodging resort Asheville NC.

Scenic hiking trails can be one of the best things to do out-of-doors. The area around the Brookstone honeymoon lodging resort Asheville NC has many trails for you to take. Chimney Rock Park, DuPont State Forest and Blue Ridge Parkway Trails, among many others. Enjoy beautiful vistas, including spectacular waterfalls, verdant forests, and mountain vistas. No matter if you are new to hiking or a seasoned veteran, or if you and your spouse are a combination of the two, you will find something to enjoy.

Romantic getaway packages
Brookstone honeymoon lodging resort Asheville NC offers several packages for visitors, and some are perfect for honeymooners. A romantic getaway package comes with wine and chocolates, as well as gift cards for the city’s excellent restaurants. Another comes with passes to the Biltmore Estate, one of America’s biggest estates. One add-on gives you champagne and chocolates in your room. Pick a package that is perfectly tailored for you and your significant other and your special occasion.

Asheville is a city rich with locally-owned restaurants of every variety. No matter if you and your partner are craving Indian food, burgers, a steak dinner, or dessert; there is a restaurant which can meet your needs. The downtown area and the Grove Arcade are only a few minutes away from the Brookstone Lodge. The Biltmore area also hosts a number of excellent restaurants. Options range from the sidewalk cafes to sophisticated black-tie establishments.

No matter whether you want to see the whole town or prefer to stay close by, the Brookstone honeymoon lodging resort Asheville NC has something for you and your partner. This special time should be perfect for you and your significant other, as you’ve just solemnified your relationship. Treat yourselves and book a room in a hotel that will provide for all your needs, in a town that has something you will both undoubtedly enjoy and a place to make lasting memories of this special occasion. Book a room at Brookstone Lodge!

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BrookStone Lodge
4 Roberts Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

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The Apple Of Your Eye When It Comes To Fun Activities In Asheville, NC!

Activities In Asheville NC 28803It has been said that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and that sounds like good advice to me. One of the finest gifts of autumn, that nature has to offer, is the juicy, sweet apple. Not only good to the taste but the apple is also very good for the body. Packed full of flavor and vitamins, the apple is a powerhouse fruit.

Located just down the road from the Brookstone Lodge, on Interstate 26, is the quaint city of Hendersonville, North Carolina. A great nickname for Hendersonville might just be the “Little Apple” or “Apple Central”. Fun activities to do in Asheville, NC would definitely include a drive down I-26.

This little city does reap with apples. Everywhere you look you will see apple orchards. Sixteen varieties of apples are grown and sold at the local fruit stands and farmer’s markets. Gala, Jonathan, Cortland, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Granny Smith, Stayman-Winesap, Arkansas Black, Fuji, Honey Crisp, and Junagold apples are right at your fingertips for your eating pleasure. This is definitely a delight for any apple coin surer or any simple lover of apples to enjoy.

The apples of Hendersonville have become so famous that for the past 60 years they have held an apple festival. Showcasing this amazing fruit has brought visitors far and wide, to taste, to smell, and to simply enjoy four fun packed days honoring the all American apple. It truly is a “Harvest of Fun” and amongst one of the great activities in Asheville, NC.

You might be surprised at what you can make with apples! A symphony for the taste buds awaits your beckon call. Fried apple pies, apple butter, apple dumplings, apple fritters, apple cider, apple jelly, apple jam, apple sauce, apple chow chow, and other mouth watering culinary treats are sold fresh daily by the local vendors.

Some of us might ask…”How do you know a good apple when you see one?” Quick and easy the local growers say, just check out the color, firmness, and of course the taste.

What about measuring apples? The “experts” in Hendersonville have some quick tips to share. One pound of apples is equal to 2 large apples or 3 medium apples, or 4 or 5 small apples. Six to 8 apples make a good pie. Forty two pounds is just about a bushel or 120 medium apples. This one I really liked, “Two apples equal one glass of water in thirst quenching ability”.

Activities in Asheville, NC should definitely include checking out the apples. There seems to be more to apples than meets the eye. A visit to Hendersonville, North Carolina in the fall during apple season is just the place to go. Remember if you are staying at the Brookstone Lodge there are fun activities in Asheville, NC and all around the area.

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Brookstone Lodge Asheville
4 Roberts Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 348-8405
(877) 798-5888


Ready, Set, Go…Fun Things to Do in Asheville, NC!

danceThe race is on because summer is almost over and fall is just around the corner. Despite the changing seasons there are always fun things to do in Asheville, NC. Looking for something inside, nice air conditioning, where you can sit and relax? Well, I think we have just what might fit the bill. How about some great performances?

Located in Flat Rock, a quaint little village about 30 miles south of Asheville, is the Flat Rock Playhouse. Selected as The State Theatre of North Carolina, Flat Rock Playhouse has some pretty neat bragging rights. It is definitely one of the fun things to do in Asheville, NC.

It began back in 1940 with a few summer performances. Today Flat Rock Playhouse runs for an eight month season. Broadway musicals, comedy, drama and performances for young audiences are included in their genre of productions; so there’s something that will interest everyone!

Their mission is not only the production of the performing arts but also to provide education of the performing arts. They have a “ten-show professional series; a summer and fall college apprentice and intern program; performances and cabaret series by the Youtheatre; year round classes and workshops for students from kindergarten through adults.” Eighty thousand patrons are hosted annually.

The main stage facility is barn-like in appearance. The decor is reminiscent of their summer stock beginnings. Behind the scenes are state of the art lighting, sound systems, electronic stages, costume studio, storage, and dressing capacity for 40. The have come a long way to the delight of many.

The Flat Rock Playhouse auditorium seats 506 in air conditioned comfort. Reserved  seating is available for patrons with wheelchairs and other special needs. Assistive hearing devices are also available at no extra fee.

Hendersonville, North Carolina is host to Flat Rock Playhouse’s satellite theatre, “Playhouse Downtown”. Hendersonville is located off I-40 East about 30 miles from Flat Rock.

You will never fall short of fun things to do in Asheville, NC. Here at the Brookstone Lodge we welcome the opportunity to show you all the attractions that make Asheville, NC a place you will want to return to again and again. The list of fun things to do in Asheville, NC goes on and on. Come on over to the mountains and sit a spell, relax, and enjoy the hospitality and the many fun things to do in Asheville, NC, you will be glad that you did.


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Brookstone Lodge

4 Roberts Road

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 348 8405


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Things to Do in Asheville NC: Summer Music

Music Festival AshevilleSummertime in Asheville is a favorite for music enthusiasts! Local and national acts perform throughout the summer at the various music festivals and events making it a popular draw for visitors and locals, alike.

There are a variety of music festivals and there is sure to be something for everyone! Here are some of the favorites: Bele Chere, Asheville’s local music festival, held every summer in July, is a three day festival street party which offers fun for the whole family. The Biltmore offers summer evening concerts on the South Terrace, with the backdrop of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for romanticists. Moogfest features three days of music, exhibitions, films, workshops and discussions celebrating the spirit and vision of Bob Moog. While Moutain Oasis Electronic Music Summit will host a three-day music festival in downtown Asheville with a vision to celebrate the creative spirit of musical exploration and spark innovation. Other favorites include The Brevard Music Festival, which offers classical music, and the Downtown After Five Movement, which offers locals music-filled Friday evenings, including Jazz, blues and rock. The Festival of Native Peoples features culture with music and dance from many Native American tribes, while Folkmoot USA offers global sights and sounds from over 350 performers from nearly a dozen countries. Another popular event–Mountain Dance and Folk Festival–offers sounds of banjo, fiddle and dulcimer along with traditional dance, while Shindig on the Green features bluegrass music. Finally, Singing on the Mountain offers the oldest ongoing old-time gospel convention of its kind along the Appalachians. There is truly something for every music enthusiast!

Brookstone Lodge is excited to offer several summer packages, which are great for people coming to enjoy the music in and around Asheville to complete their experience and enjoy themselves. “Asheville in the summertime is wonderful with all of the various musical events in town. It’s a great time for people to enjoy a vacation away, or even a staycation close by. At Brookstone Lodge, guests can enjoy great accommodations and enjoy all that Asheville has to offer, including these wonderful music festivals,” according to Christine Maloney, Marketing Manager for Brookstone Lodge.

Packages feature a variety of room accommodations, including a King Whirlpool room and also feature deluxe continental breakfast. Packages start at just $139. All packages are subject to availability and black out dates and are available through the summer months. To learn more call Brookstone Lodge today to book your stay!

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Brookstone Lodge-Asheville

4 Roberts Road

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 348-8405

(877) 798-5888

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Adventure and Activities in Asheville NC

freeimage-4965121-webStaying at the Brookstone Lodge is a great starting point for any adventure. When I say adventure, I mean ADVENTURE, because some of the best Asheville, NC activities include being adventurous!

Waterfalls, swimming holes, lakes and streams…are you looking for a drenching experience or just a simple cool down? Either way, look no further! Asheville is a perfect place to start your exploration of some terrific natural wonders.

Pisgah National Forest is the home to Sliding Rock, a natural  waterslide. This chlorine-free fun place is located in Transylvania (yes you read that right!) county on US 276 near Asheville. Wow…a 60 foot, flat sloping boulder is fueled by 11,000 gallons of water pumped down the rock each minute! This amazing ride, provided by Mother Nature, was named  Holiday Magazine’s top US Whitewater Destination! It is fast and furious but definitely enjoyed by both young and old.

Asheville provides great rafting opportunities such as those found on the French Broad River, the Nantahala River, and the Nolichucky River. The French Broad is ideal for calm family water floats and canoeing with its long peaceful stretches.

The Nantahala provides a great place for beginners to practice their skills but also provides options for the more experienced.The Nantahala flows through the beautiful Nantahala Gorge where the current is provided by the dam which also controls the water releases to be regular and predictable.

For the more adventurous, the fast moving Nolichucky River would be your ideal place. Hold on tight or on second thought you might have to paddle your heart out riding the waters of the Nolichucky. Many a visitor has found themselves outside their boat while navigating this river. One of the steepest and most breathtaking gorges in North Carolina. You will find yourself  maneuvering around rocks and boulders to get through its many rapids and pools. This is not an adventure for the faint of heart!

If you enjoy the water and don’t mind getting wet there is surely an adventure to be found in the many Asheville activities that all have to do with water. Remember to bring your swimsuit and a towel–a necessity for wet and wild adventures! Summer is here and nothing is as refreshing as a little mountain air and a cool dip in one of Mother Nature’s swimming holes.

For thrill seekers staying at Asheville’s Brookstone Lodge take in a few of these activities…you will be glad that you did!

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Brookstone Lodge Asheville

4 Roberts Road

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 348-8405

(828) 798-5888


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Western North Carolina’s Farmers Market – One of Many Activities in Asheville NC!

activities asheville ncBrookstone Lodge is surrounded by some of the prettiest farmland in Western North Carolina. Rich brown soil gives way to excellent crops of a wide variety. There is no better place to see, to taste, or to experience the vast produce of this beautiful farmland than at the Western North Carolina’s Farmers Market. A visit to the farmers market is one of the most interesting activities in Asheville, NC.

The farmers market is conveniently located between two major interstates, I-40 and I-26. Its location makes it one of the easiest activities in Asheville, NC to find. The public is invited to come and enjoy the character and southern hospitality of the Appalachian Mountains. Admission is free!

Stroll amongst the vendors with their fresh wares for sale. Prices are found to be reasonable, however you may want to do some good old fashioned haggling just for the fun of it?

Fruits, vegetables, mountain crafts, jams, jellies, preserves, sourwood honey, fresh baked breads, and cookies are just a few of the items that can be found on display. It is a sensory treat of sounds, smells, sights, and taste just waiting for you.

There are many activities in Asheville, NC but this one is truly fresh and down home. It is doubtful that you will leave this market with only memories, there are so many goods that can be taken with you!

When staying at the Brookstone Lodge be sure to make the Western North Carolina’s Farmers Market a part of your activities in Asheville, NC. You will be glad that you did!

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Brookstone Lodge
4 Roberts Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 348-8405