pisgah national forest asheville ncRandall Glen is centrally located for everything Western North Carolina offers. Our glen is part of the Pisgah National Forest yet we’re only minutes from Asheville.

We’re only 5 to 10 minutes from natural and cultural gems including:

  • The thriving Leicester community of artist and fine crafts studios, including potters, painters, photographers, and mountain crafts. Of particular note is our neighbor Friendswood Brooms ( www.friendswoodbrooms.com ), just down the road in the 1896 general store, where second-generation artists make exquisite brooms from native woods and homegrown broom corn
  • The nationally renowned Sandy Mush Herb Nursery, offering more than 2,000 varieties of herbs and rare native wildflowers ( www.sandymushherbs.com )
  • The Long Branch Environmental Education Center, with nature programs, berry farm, and over 1,600 acres of conservation wilderness ( www.longbrancheec.org )
  • Sandy Hollar Farms, with Scottish Highland cattle, llamas, goats, and year round activities including an Easter egg hunt, antique tractor show, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and cut-your-own Christmas trees

We’re just 30 to 45 minutes from:

  • The Biltmore Estate
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Downtown Asheville galleries, restaurants, and shopping
  • Maggie Valley
  • Ghost Town
  • Snow skiing and tubing
  • Hot air ballooning
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Historic Biltmore Village
  • Asheville Regional Airport
  • The Farmer’s Market
  • The Grove Arcade with shops, restaurants, and the Arts & Heritage Gallery
  • The Arboretum
  • The WNC Nature Center
  • Some of the best antiquing in the Southeast
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We’re an hour or less from:

  • The Cherokee Reservation, with Oconoluftee Living Village, the Museum of the Cherokee, ceremonial dances, and Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama
  • Harrah’s Casino
  • Sliding Rock, a 60-foot natural waterslide
  • Llama trekking
  • Hot Springs
  • The Cradle of Forestry Museum
  • The Folk Arts Center
  • Flat Rock Playhouse, North Carolina’s State Theater
  • Nantahala Gorge
  • Lake Lure
  • Chimney Rock Park
  • The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

For complete information on area activities, visit Asheville’s official tourism site, www.exploreasheville.com. It provides information on everything you can imagine, including weekly fall leaf reports, spring blooming calendar, ski reports, restaurant reviews, concert and festival calendars, plus links to hundreds of area sites.