How to Plan the Best North Carolina Christmas Vacation

What is your idea of the perfect holiday vacation? Is it full of outdoor adventure? How about festive celebrations? Perhaps your ideal vacation is simply relaxing! Whatever it is that comes to mind, you’ll be happy to know that you’ll find it all when you plan a North Carolina Christmas Vacation in Chimney Rock. Read on to discover seven of the best ways to make this year’s Christmas vacation the best one yet. Afterward, if you are ready to start planning, then take advantage of our vacation packages. Our all-inclusive specials are the best way to save money and enjoy the best of what our inn and the Asheville area offers!

How to Have the Best North Carolina Christmas Vacation

Get Festive in a Christmas Town

Forest City is one of North Carolina’s most beloved Christmas towns. Each year, this small town puts on a big show with millions of sparkling lights. The Forest City Christmas lights kick off on Thanksgiving night. Bring the entire family, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and take a carriage tour through the magical displays!

Experience the Holidays at Biltmore Estate

No matter what the season, Biltmore Estate is an amazing destination. However, Christmastime transforms Biltmore Estate in a special way that you can only witness once a year. Watch as the grand estate transforms with over 50 Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments, and more! The 35-foot Fraser Fir Christmas tree is Biltmore’s centerpiece during this wonderful time of year.

Enjoy a Holiday Cooking Class

During your next holiday vacation to Western North Carolina, bring home a taste of the region with you. Trust us, your dinner guests will thank you! Asheville is one of the great culinary capitals of the South, so what better place to learn how to cook an impressive, new dish? At The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant, we offer several cooking classes throughout winter. To learn more about the cooking classes offered in the Asheville area, read our blog!

Take a Hike to Looking Glass Falls

You will never see anything quite as extraordinary as a frozen waterfall; Looking Glass Falls is one great example! During the winter, this waterfall reveals the origins of its name. The sides of this waterfall freeze and create a natural “looking glass”! Look a little bit closer, and you may even see your reflection!

Bring Home a Christmas Tree

Did you know that North Carolina Fraser Fir tree production ranks second of any state in the United States? When you book your stay at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant, you will find that there are many tree farms only a short trip away from our inn! Have a hearty breakfast with us in the morning and pick out a trophy tree on your way home.

Book Your Christmas Cabin at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant

Nestled in one of the most incredible canyons, you will find The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. With gorgeous mountain views, warm hospitality, and proximity to the best attractions in Asheville and the surrounding area, there is no better place to stay during the holidaysthe interior of the chimney rock river cabin at the esmeralda inn & restaurant.
When you book any of our cabin rentals, like the Chimney Rock River Cabin, you can always look forward to the best packages, amenities, and top-notch service. Complimentary breakfast, spa services, and easy access to our onsite restaurant are a few perks that our guests can enjoy. If you are ready to start planning your vacation, then check our current specials and book your stay. Happy Holidays from The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant!

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