Dog Friendly Activities in Asheville, NC

There are 88 dog friendly activities in Asheville. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Asheville.

Pet Friendly Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Estate Leashed dogs allowed to explore the extensive grounds and roam through the more than 250 acres of landscaped gardens at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Fido is also welcome to join you at several restaurants with dog-friendly, outdoor seating in Antler Hill Village. Please note that dogs are not permitted inside any buildings. Open daily throughout the year. Hours vary by season and admission rates vary by month; visit website or call for specific information. See Details
Pet Friendly French Broad Outfitters
French Broad Outfitters Dog-friendly French Broad Outfitters offers three float trips for you to enjoy with your friends, family members, and Fido. The River Arts District trip is a six-mile urban float that takes you through one of the most creative neighborhoods in Asheville. Float through the gorgeous Biltmore Estate on the Historic Biltmore tour on a full-day float that also takes you through the River Arts District. The Tube Trip is very popular, relaxing two-hour float through Asheville. Dogs are welcome into the shop at any time. If they have been in a canoe/kayak before, they are welcome to join you on our river trips. Please mention your dog in your reservation. Tours depart from different locations; inquire as to specific address of your tour. See Details
North Carolina Arboretum The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre natural treasure with 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails adjacent to the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. The Arboretum offers a variety trails rated as Easy, Easy to Moderate, Moderate, and Moderate to Difficult, and dogs are allowed on all of them with you. Dogs are not, however, allowed in any of the buildings and some of the gardens. Parking fee is $16 per vehicle. See Details
New Belgium Brewery Dogs are welcome to join their owners at New Belgium Brewing Company in Asheville, NC. The second location of this popular beer manufacturer is a pretty spot to take Fido for a cold one. Situated next to the river, Fido is welcome to join you on the outdoor patio and around the firepit. The popular beers you can try in the tap room include Voodoo Ranger, Fat Tire, and Citradelic. New Belgium is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
Malaprop's Bookstore The region's largest locally-owned independent bookstore, Malaprop's Bookstore is dog-friendly. Located in Asheville, NC, Malaprop's welcomes leashed dogs in the book section of its store; however, they are not allowed in its cafe. Malaprop's Bookstore sells a carefully selected array of books, gifts, and educational items for customers of all ages and backgrounds. See Details
Ginger's Revenge Ginger's Revenge is a dog-friendly craft brewery and taproom serving locals and visitors to Asheville, NC. Fido is welcome to accompany you beside an outdoor table which is the perfect place to hang out while enjoying a variety of delicious ginger beers. The team at Ginger's Revenge is dedicated to producing exciting and creative craft beverages from sustainably sourced ingredients. All of the ginger beers are made with 95% organic ingredients. Leashed, well-behaved dogs can join you inside the brewery as well as the outdoor seating space. See Details
Mast General Store Discover a broad selection of goods at Mast General Store, a dog-friendly retailer in Asheville, NC. Fido is welcome inside as long as they remain leashed. This quintessential store sells a variety of food and candy, apparel, outdoor gear, gifts, decorative pieces and seasonal items. See Details
Archetype Brewing Company Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at Archetype Brewing Company in Asheville, NC. The large, open area hosts regular live music, events, and activities in the outside space. The 10-barrel brewhouse produces a range of delicious beers. Additionally, for the peckish pups who visit, there are small, locally pre-made snacks available in the taproom, and several other food options nearby that guests are welcome to bring inside. See Details
Craggy Gardens Wander off the gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy a closer look at the beauty of the area with a stop at Craggy Gardens. Located just north of Asheville, Craggy Gardens provides one of the most stunning viewpoints on the parkway. June and July are the most popular time for visits thanks to the rhododendron thickets teeming throughout the park, but throughout the year there is plenty of natural wonder to enjoy including violets, blackberries, Turkscap lilies, May Apples, along with a variety of birds and other fauna. One of the popular hiking trails, Craggy Pinnacle, winds through a tunnel of rhododendrons and leads the hiker to gorgeous 360-degree views at the summit. This hike is only a 1.5-mile round-trip hike, making it a relatively easy walk for you and your pup. Visitors to Craggy Gardens can also enjoy the Visitors Center where books, souvenirs, and CDs are available for purchase. See Details
Asheville Outlets Real Brands. Unreal Savings. Save up to 70 percent off on America's most desired brands at Asheville Outlets, an open-air, pet friendly lifestyle destination developed by New England Development. Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-26 at Brevard Road, this open-air lifestyle destination includes nearly 75 stores and eateries, featuring some of the most popular brand names. Asheville Outlets also hosts Asheville’s first Pet Way Station. In a grassy area located near the West Elm entrance, pet owners can take their dogs for a cool drink of water and to enjoy the facilities. Bags and a receptacle are provided, along with their very own “fire hydrant.” See Details
Grovewood Village Located adjacent to the Grove Park Inn, Grovewood Village is a wonderland of creativity and history. Bring Fido along as you stroll through the delightful sculpture gardens, visit a working artist's studio, learn more about Asheville's early history, explore a collection of rare automobiles, and browse an expansive collection of American craft. Grovewood features arts and crafts from over 500 artists located throughout the United States. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Azalea Park Dog Park This 155-acre park has been developed as one of Asheville's top parks. The John B. Lewis Soccer complex (4 soccer fields) is open with lots more special features to come including trails, picnic areas, disc golf, lakes, a retreat center, the historic Thomas Wolfe cabin and much more. The Dog Park features two separate fenced areas, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Separate Parking for pet owners. There is a gazebo in the large dog area. See Details
Historic Gray Line Asheville Trolley Tours Dogs up to 25 lbs are welcome for no additional fee on Historic Gray Line Trolley Tours. Dogs must have up to date vaccinations and tags. See Details
River Arts District Head to the River Arts District with Fido and he can help you sniff out treasures in a variety of studios, galleries, businesses, restaurants, and more. The River Arts District is a bustling creative community of sculptors, painters, glass artists, fabric artists, ceramic artists, print-makers, potters, woodworkers, jewelry-makers, and other artisans. Many of the studios and galleries welcome dogs to join their humans as they pop in for a visit and to browse the artist's work. Come by on the second Saturday of the month and enjoy exhibitions and many open studios. Studio hours vary, so make a treasure hunt of it and visit with a mind open for possibilities. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times and make sure to get permission from the artist or store owner before bringing your pup inside. See Details
Altamont Vintage, Collectibles & Antiques Altamont Vintage, Collectibles & Antiques is a 9,000 square foot, dog-friendly antique store with over 70 dealers in Asheville, NC. Bring Fido on a fun adventure of antique hunting. The staff loves to see pets in the store! See Details
Montford Park Players Enjoy the works of Shakespeare in the company of your furry best friend at the Hazel Robinson Ampitheatre. The Montford Park Players is North Carolina's longest-running Shakespeare Festival, free for the public to enjoy. Throughout the summer, dogs are welcome to join humans for the performances. In the winter, performances are held at the Asheville Masonic Temple where dogs are not permitted. See Details
Ghost Hunters of Asheville Ghost Hunters of Asheville offers Asheville's only interactive ghost tour with free access to ghost-hunting equipment. Well-behaved, leashed dogs can join the fun of hunting for spooks and spectres on the tours. Choose from the Downtown Spirits Ghost Tour, The Haunted Montfortd Ghost Tour, or the Ghosts & Grapes Tour. The downtown tour includes Asheville history, ghost stories, and paranormal information as you work with EMF meters and dowsing rods. Or you can roam through the historic Montford neighborhood soaking up information on all the ghostly haunts and inhabitants of this spooky area. The Ghosts and Grapes tour is a 2.5-hour tour with wine tastings, haunted history, ghost-hunting with equipment. No matter which tour you choose, you will be joined by friendly, knowledgeable guides with a knack for storytelling and vast stores of paranormal knowledge. See Details
Lexington Glassworks Lexington Glassworks, located in the heart of downtown Asheville is the area's premier glassblowing studio and gallery. Lexington Glassworks high quality custom lighting and handmade glass for any budget. Lexington Glassworks is a makers studio where the public is invited to view the artists at work.

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Down Dog Yoga Studio & Dog Bar Down Dog Yoga Studio & Dog Bar is a dog-friendly space in Asheville, NC, where you can take a hot yoga class or grab a beer or glass of wine while Fido is monitored by a dogtender who ensures the safety of all canine guests. There is an off-leash play area inside the bar and on the outdoor patio with play structures and agility equipment. A leashed dog area is available if you'd prefer to keep your pup near you. See Details
Hi-Wire Brewing - South Slope Hi-Wire Brewing - South Slope is pet-friendly. Located in the heart of Asheville's South Slope Brewery District, pop-in to this cozy space and enjoy one of the nation’s only craft breweries to have a speciality program that revolves around both craft lagers and sour beers. Hungry hounds can enjoy a nice meal at one of the rotating food trucks. Leashed dogs are welcome on the pet-friendly patio and indoors. Hi-Wire Brewing - South Slope is open Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday from 3pm to 12am, Saturday from 12pm to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
DSSOLVR Leashed dogs are allowed in this brewery taproom in downtown Asheville. See Details
Ariel Gallery Head to downtown Asheville with your furry best friend and visit Ariel Gallery--an artist-owned and operated fine craft gallery. At the gallery you will find ceramics, fiber and glass crafts, jewelry, metal art, and wood crafts. Since the gallery is run by artists, you and Fido will have a chance to meet at least one of the gallery's artists when you visit. See Details
Appalachian Craft Center Highlighting handcrafted North Carolina pottery and traditional Southern Appalachian art, Appalachian Craft Center features a variety of goods from many area artisans. Bibliophiles are sure to find something to interest them in the collection of books by local authors as well as books on the history, attractions, and activities available to visitors to the area. Popular area potters contribute many delightful and unique pieces to the craft center's inventory. Visitors to the center will also find wood crafts, handwoven rugs, jewelry, quilts, paintings, jams, jellies, preserves, and honeys, rock lamps, candles, and more. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at Appalachian Craft Center. Just keep in mind that if any object is damaged by your pup, you will have to purchase it. See Details
Sacred Living Tea Ceremony with Joy 'Sacred Living Tea Ceremony with Joy' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Joy. Enjoy tea, listen to singing bowls and meditate. Dogs are welcome on the front or back porch. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 15 and up. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details