Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown – Outdoor Attractions

Many people come to Asheville NC for the brews, but it's hard to resist the call of the great outdoors when you see the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. With over a million acres of protected wilderness waiting to be explored, you can take it all in with hiking, biking, fishing, and more near our hotel.

Pisgah National Forest

Hike through Pisgah National Forest, offering over 500,000 acres of high peaks and waterfalls. Popular stops include the Biltmore Estate and the swinging bridge on Grandfather Mountain. Follow the Linville Gorge trail to find a 45 ft. waterfall.

Nantahala National Forest

Explore more in Nantahala National Forest. North Carolina's largest national forest offers waterfalls, whitewater rapids, and of course, plenty of trails. Take in the views from Whiteside Mountain and Wayah Bald, or walk through the 400-year old shade of Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.

Scenic Drives

If hiking isn't your thing, you can still capture the views with a scenic drive. The Mountain Waters National Scenic Byway, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the French Broad Overview all offer places to pull over and enjoy the landscape. There's also plenty of stops along the way for activities like fishing, paddling, and biking.

French Broad River

Float down the French Broad River with tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and more. The third oldest river on Earth runs right through the heart of Asheville. The calm waters near our hotel offer relaxing recreation during the summer.

Whether you're an outdoors pro or you just want to make some room before trying the local restaurants, Asheville has something for everyone. Whatever you're looking for, the best views in North Carolina are never far when you stay with us.