Carolina Mornings Spotlight: Fun and Food in Black Mountain, NC

 Fun and Food in Black Mountain, NC!

We’re blessed in Western North Carolina to have a plethora of interesting towns just a short drive from one another.  Black Mountain, NC - a brief 15 minute drive from Asheville, NC - is a delightful town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Though smaller than it’s neighboring city, Black Mountain packs a strong punch of culture and color.  For travelers seeking personality and small-town charm, Black Mountain is the perfect town to explore!

Explore the Town

Founded in 1893, Black Mountain was named for the range of mountains that border the town’s Northern side.  Since its inception, the town has been a major hub of commercial business and has prospered ever since.  Expect breathtaking views, friendly locals, quaint shops, and the occasional bear sighting.


Spring and Summer Events:

Pub and Grub Crawl:  This spring and summer, on select Friday afternoons, Creative Mountain Food Tours will be hosting a Pub and Grub Crawl!  For 2 ½ - 3 hours, participants will be guided around the town on a crawl that visits 5 to 6 pubs and restaurants and a local brewery.  Each location will introduce you to local beers paired with delicious snacks made by culinary wizards.  

Ultimate Foodie Tour:  This walking tour is for the true food connoisseur!  On select Saturday afternoons, an eclectic representation of at least five Black Mountain eateries will be featured.  Have questions that you’ve been dying to ask industry professions?  You’re in luck!  The chefs and owners will be on sight to share their passions and experiences serving the visitors and locals of WNC.  

Dessert Tour:  If you have a sweet tooth, this is the tour for you!  On select Sundays this spring and summer as well as by private reservation, guests can experience the utter glory of an afternoon of sweets - cheesecake, pastries, cupcakes, chocolate - all this and so much more.  The tour will last about 2 ½ hours and will hit Kilwin’s Chocolates, HeyHey Cupcake, The Sweet Shop, Dobra Tea, Black Mountain Bakery, and Inn Around the Corner.  Who could ask for more?

Home Away From Home

With dozens of rentals located in and around Asheville, Carolina Mornings has you covered in your search for the perfect home away from home.  Black Bear Cabin, a delightful 2 bedroom cedar home nestled on the outskirts of the town, is a fantastic property for a couple looking for a weekend mountain retreat.  With an unhindered view of of the night sky and the gentle backdrop of a rushing creek, guests will find themselves positively smitten with this location.  Joyful Moments, also located in Black Mountain, is a perfect choice for families looking to experience the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  While the little ones play in the sandbox, parents can whittle away the afternoon hours swinging from the hammock on the wrap-around deck.  Perfection!

To schedule your WNC vacation, 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 skiing (included with every Carolina Mornings rental!).  We can't wait to see you!
By: Dana Carrico