Just 10 miles north of Asheville, Weaverville is a small town surrounded by some of the biggest national parks in the United States. The Cherokee National Forest is to the north, the Pisgah National Forest to the east, the Nantahala National Forest to the south, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the west. The Blue Ridge Parkway, an iconic All-American Road which connects the Shenandoah National Park to the Great Smoky Mountains, is only a 10-minute drive east. If there ever is a place called lucky, this place is it. Book an RV in Weaverville today and find out just how fortunate you can get.
Big Adventures From a Small Town
The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in the United States, and it's easily accessible by RV rental in Weaverville. From the parkway, you’ll gain access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Explore the park's plant and animal diversity, discover its many hiking trails, and feel the mist of waterfalls in your face.
Conversely, you can drive your Weaverville camper rental to Shenandoah National Park where the scenic route becomes Skyline Drive. There are plenty of breathtaking lookout points along the way, and some of the closest are at milepost 364 to view the Craggy Gardens and at milepost 305 at the Grandfather Mountain where you can admire fabulous fall colors and stretch your legs in the nearby trails.
From Asheville, the Pisgah National Forest is less than an hour away by Weaverville motorhome rental. With a land area of more than 500,000 acres, Pisgah beckons with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails. There are a handful of campgrounds here to stay the night so you can explore the trails and see all the dazzling waterfalls for as long as you like.
Where to Park Your RV
Weaverville is a tiny dot on the map that it's no surprise most RV parks crowd in and around the Asheville area, especially along I-40. The closest full hookup sites from the center of the town are already within Asheville's boundary, but still only a little more than three miles south or a 10-minute drive away. There are more than two dozen RV campgrounds within a 25-mile radius, so if you're willing to go the distance, you'll be rewarded with plenty of options that will better suit just what your Weaverville travel trailer rental needs.
To get closer to the Blue Ridge country while still within two-hour driving distance of Weaverville, consider staying at a state campground like Mortimer Campground in the Grandfather Mountains. There are no hookups but there are flush toilets and drinking water. Driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway doesn't have to be a primitive experience either, as far as camping goes. There are multiple campgrounds along the length of the park, and all have potable water, sinks, restrooms with flush toilets and dump stations. Other national park campgrounds offer electric and water hookups as well as dump stations.
Discover Life in the Slow Lane in Weaverville
Weaverville's Main Street is where most of the action happens. Visit artist studios, browse art galleries, and when you need to refuel, sit down for a great meal at one of the many impressive restaurants. If you're in town in September, discover Art in Autumn, or if you visit in late April and early November, drive country roads for a self-guided scenic tour of more than 50 artists in their studios and galleries. Life in Weaverville moves at a slow pace and you can breathe it all in, fresh mountain air and scenery, as you walk around or sit at a bench in front of Lake Louise Park.
If you want some urban action and big city delights, leave your RV rental near Weaverville and take the Asheville Redefines Transit or ART bus for a 10-minute ride to downtown Asheville. Browse independent shops and bookstores, visit craft breweries, and enjoy a fantastic meal at one of the many renowned dining options in the southeast United States. Admire the city's many historic buildings - the vast Biltmore Estate included - listen to street performers, and join hop-on, hop-off trolley tours led by local storytellers.
There are so many things to do in North Carolina's Blue Ridge country, and the first on your list should be to search for a motorhome rental in Weaverville, NC, that can take you on a journey of a thousand (or more) miles.