Pet Friendly Asheville, NC – A City Guide

Asheville, NC is a delightful destination for both two-legged and four-legged explorers. With dog parks aplenty and trails that beg to be wandered, it’s a hiker’s paradise for humans and hounds alike. Pet-friendly accommodations? Check. Restaurants that welcome wagging guests? Double-check. And let’s not forget the breweries and cocktail bars that invite your furry friend to lounge beside you. But Asheville is more than pet perks; it’s a city brimming with culture, stunning mountain views, and an artsy vibe that makes it an all-around great place to visit. So grab your leash and your best bud, and venture to Asheville – a city that’s sure to unleash a world of fun for you and your furry friend!

Pet Friendly Hotels in Asheville, NC

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Foundry Hotel Asheville

Asheville, NC

This chic industrial boutique hotel serves up posh pet-friendly stays, just minutes from downtown's eateries and shops.

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Kimpton Hotel Arras

Asheville, NC

Pets of all shapes and sizes are treated like family at this boutique retreat in the heart of downtown Asheville

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The Restoration Asheville

Asheville, NC

Hip boutique hotel in downtown Asheville featuring multiple eateries and bars, including a rooftop space

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Aloft Asheville Downtown

Asheville, NC

Chic hotel heart of Asheville offers a mix of mountain and city views and a pup friendly rooftop bar

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AC Hotel Asheville

Asheville, NC

This modern, chic hotel is within reach of the best of Asheville and houses a rooftop bar and tapas restaurant complete with beautiful mountain views

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Asheville, NC

Barkwell's is a one-of-a-kind dog-centric rental retreat where your pup can run, swim and roam about in nature

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Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville

Asheville, NC

This Tudor gem in Biltmore Village unleashes luxury, pairing hunting lodge charm with an eclectic art gallery

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Hotel Indigo Asheville

Asheville, NC

A vibrant pet-friendly haven in downtown Asheville, just a short stroll from the city's top attractions.

Best Pet Friendly Restaurants in Asheville, NC

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Asheville, NC

Pawsitively delightful dining. Savor local farm-to-table bites, and let your fur-kid feast from the dog menu on the chic patio

American, Gluten Free, New American
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Highland Brewing Company

Asheville, NC

A brewery bonanza for pups with multiple dog friendly seating areas inside and out, walking trails, volleyball courts, live music, food trucks and more.

Brewery, Food Trucks
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Twisted Laurel Downtown Asheville

Asheville, NC

Casual Mediterranean in downtown Asheville with cheerful vibes and a delectable doggie menu

American, Comfort Food, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
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Asheville, NC

This hip River Arts District restaurant serves up one of the best meals in Asheville on a pawesome dog friendly covered patio.

American, New American
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Burial Beer Co. - South Slope

Asheville, NC

A favorite pet friendly taproom with indoor and outdoor seating, great beer selection and better than average brewery bites.

American, Brewery
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Hi-Wire Brewing & Tiki Easy Bar - South Slope

Asheville, NC

This downtown location of Hi-Wire Brewing offers a spacious pet friendly tap room and a pawsome hidden tiki bar in the back

Brewery, Cocktail Bar
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Leo's House of Thirst

Asheville, NC

Pawsome wine bar in West Asheville with a cozy pup-friendly garden and tasty plates.

American, Wine Bar
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Hillman Beer

Asheville, NC

Friendly neighborhood vibes, quality beer, tasty bites and ample dog friendly seating make Hillman Beer a favorite

American, Comfort Food, Deli
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Pack's Tavern

Asheville, NC

A modern tavern in a historic building with 30+ taps and eclectic eats. Popular with locals and travelers for their pawsome dog friendly patio.

American, Burgers, Comfort Food, Pizza, Southern
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Twin Leaf Brewery

Asheville, NC

A South Slope taproom that is dog friendly inside and out. Come for tasty brews, live music, games and a friendly vibe.

Brewery, Food Shop
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Sweeten Creek Brewing

Asheville, NC

What could be more furbulous than great brews, barbecue and an on-site dog park

Barbecue, Brewery
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Green Man Brewery

Asheville, NC

An Asheville brew pioneer, the taproom at this three-story "Green Mansion" offers ample pet friendly seating, tasty brews and regular events

American, Bar Food, Brewery
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Wicked Weed Brewing Pub

Asheville, NC

A staple in Asheville's craft beer landscape, these West Coast-style IPAs and barrel-aged sours make this a must-stop in this brewery-rich city. Paws for a cold one, anyone?

American, Bar Food, Sandwiches
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Mountain Madre

Asheville, NC

Friendly family-owned Mexican spot and agave bar with two dog friendly patios

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All Souls Pizza

Asheville, NC

Quality wood-fired pies featuring fresh local ingredients in a casual setting in the River Arts District


Dog Friendly Places & Activities in Asheville, NC

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French Broad River Dog Park - Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC

This off-leash dog area is nestled within a more extensive park, a scenic and popular place for you & your furry friend to exercise & socialize.

Categories: Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
French Broad River Dog Park – Asheville, NC
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La Zoom Tours

Asheville, NC

The original "theater on wheels" - creative, interactive, & pet-friendly city tours.

Categories: Dog Friendly Tours & Sightseeing
La Zoom Tours – Asheville, NC
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Foundy St - River Arts District

Asheville, NC

Vibrant and artsy, this area of the River Arts District houses pet friendly galleries, restaurants, breweries and more

Categories: Dog Friendly Art Galleries, Dog Friendly Stores, Dog Friendly Tours & Sightseeing
Foundy St – River Arts District – Asheville, NC
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The North Carolina Arboretum

Asheville, NC

Connect with nature in this beautiful natural setting south of Asheville & adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway with more than 10 miles of hiking trails

Categories: Dog Friendly Tours & Sightseeing, Dog Friendly Trails, National, State and Local Parks
The North Carolina Arboretum – Asheville, NC

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