A Day of Fun in Asheville, NC: Featuring a Family Adventure on the French Broad River

Floating the French Broad

There are infinite variations of "the perfect day” in Western North Carolina.  With all of the beauty surrounding us and the amenities available to us, it’s impossible to run out of family friendly activities, particularly in the spring and summer seasons!  This week, we chose to highlight one of our favorite kinds of days - a day on the French Broad River!  

Wake Up In the Mountains,

Carolina Mornings has dozens of cabin rentals available for families visiting the area, many of them located in or around Asheville, NC.  Sugar Camp Hideaway a 4 bedroom sun soaked cabin situated in surrounding Asheville, offers families a perfect home-base from which to base an Asheville adventure!  With 3,600 sq. ft of living space, families will find themselves comfortable and able to stretch out in luxury!  Not only that, but 86 private acres await you just outside the door.  Wake up in style, brew some coffee, and step outside for a peaceful morning stroll on the ridgeline trails.

Enjoy a Southern Brunch

The nearby town of Marshall, NC is one of the area’s best kept secrets.  With a quaint and historic Main Street, railroad tracks running through the center of town, and friendly locals strolling down the quiet streets, visitors to Marshall will find themselves falling in love with its down-home personality.  Sweet Monkey, the town’s newest restaurant, boasts an award winning chef and a beautiful covered patio that overlooks Main Street.  Treat yourself to the best French Toast you’ll ever taste - the homemade bread, the sweet drizzle of delicious syrup - it’s too much to resist!

Hit the River

Tubing the French Broad is a local favorite for families and friends.  The French Broad is so old and wide that it soaks the sun, leaving the water a perfect 70 degrees!  There are several tubing companies in the area - Zen Tubing, located on Riverside Drive, offers both fun and convenience to its patrons!  Just park, rent, hit the water, and the amazing team at Zen will have your car waiting at the other end!  Coolers are welcome and encouraged, so pack your favorite beverages and take your time enjoying the day.  

A Picnic on the Water

There is little better than a picnic enjoyed in the middle of a warm river with the leaves of the trees providing dappled shade.  Since you’re bringing a cooler full of your favorite drinks anyhow, why not pack a light lunch for the family?  The Carolina Mornings Concierge Team can make sure that your cabin is stocked with all the necessities upon your arrival so that you’ll never have to deal with the stress of a grocery store!  

Return to your Home away from Home

Returning to Sugar Camp Hideaway will be one of the best parts of your mountain vacation.  The covered porch overlooking the bright and sunny meadow is perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring.  Take advantage of the gas grill on the porch and finish the day with homemade burgers!  The kids will love playing in the woods and the parents will love the serenity of the home.  



To begin planning your Asheville Tubing Adventure, contact Carolina Mornings at 877-902-9441. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate tickets, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and whitewater rafting (included with every Carolina Mornings Rental!)

By: Dana Carrico