Located in the western part of the state, Asheville is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as a lively art and music. Check out George Vanderbilt's historic country estate: the Biltmore Estate and Gardens. Or take a look at the historic Grovewood Village. The dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence is small but ornate and well worth the visit. For the more outdoorsy, go for a hike along Bridal Veil Falls Hike or discover three of the region's best waterfalls on one trail on the Hooker Falls, Triple Falls, and High Falls Hike. Choose between historic farmhouses and cozy cabins for your stay, in one of the many unique and pet-friendly getaways. There is something for every taste and budget in this ideal vacation destination!