Tuesday, November 28, 2023 / by Amy Brown
I would like to start with my hometown, Weaverville, NC, located 15 minutes to the north of Asheville on Hwy. 26. This town has grown tremendously since I was small and is now one of the premier bedroom communities in the area.
Weaverville has one major chain hotel, The Fairfield Inn, located just off of Weaver Blvd. But there are also several eclectic mountain hideaways and B&Bs that you might want to take a look at too.
Laurel Mountain Retreat just off of Hwy. 70 going towards Marshall has cute log cabin rentals tucked away in a mountain cove.
Or for a Victorian bed and breakfast experience stay at the Inn on Main Street, a true victorian home within walking distance to everything. Relax in front of the stone fireplace and enjoy the continental breakfast.
For golf enthusiasts, hit the green at Reems Creek Golf Club. Most of the holes on this par-72 mountain course have elevation changes that test your ability to pick the right club to fit the terrain. You’ll also find that most of the par-4s are target holes that require accuracy and strategy. Reems Creek offers the unique opportunity to play on all Bentgrass turf.
This is also a great community to consider if you are looking for a home in the mountains. The neighbors are friendly and the view is phenomenal.
The Never Ending Flower Farm is a very popular place for brides who are looking to create their own wedding bouquets and centerpieces. From May-October, the farm is open to the public for You-Pick flowers! This is a fun time for all ages and perfect for brides who want to DIY their wedding flowers. Bring a picnic and enjoy mountain views, miniature donkeys and 1/2 acre of flowers.
For those looking for outdoor adventure, step into Curtis Wright Outfitters. Curtis Wright Outfitters is a full service fly fishing shop and guide service. Come by and let us tell you about the wonderful fishing possibilities in Western North Carolina. Our friendly and professional staff will answer your questions and help get you on the water. We also offer a once in a life time Falconry Experience and Sporting Clays.
Weaverville is very well-equipped for everything that you could need so that going to Asheville is a treat, not a necessity.
They have two major grocery stores; Publix and Ingles. There is also Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Hobby Lobby, IHOP, several fast food restaurants, numerous banking options, and many other services such as yoga studios, dentists, doctors, churches, post office, and speciality services.
Weaverville also has a nature park and Lake Louise Park which are local hotspots for picnics, fishing, playground, and fitness trail.
Lake Louise Park
The Nature Park, set in the middle of downtown, also has an amphitheater that hosts free concerts in the summertime for local musicians.
It's hard to put so much information into one short article but I will say that growing up in Weaverville was a wonderful experience. Many years I marched in the local parades, sat on the sidewalk and drank cocoa with my sisters, trained for track practice on the Lake Louise trail, and just grew up in a very safe and loving community full of warmth.
If you are considering moving to the mountains, I encourage you to take a look at Weaverville. You won't be disappointed!