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If you love to shop, your Weaverville vacation will feel like a shopaholic’s paradise. Traditional Blue Ridge mountain crafts, fine arts, boutique clothing, even unique heirloom plants for your garden – everything from art to zinnias is within easy shopping distance. Two world-renowned schools have kept traditional mountain arts alive and thriving, and numerous area craft guild stores offer the finest examples of blown glass, pottery and ceramics, hand-loomed textiles, traditional woven baskets, and fine art and jewelry.
The WNC mountains attract contemporary artists in all media; Asheville’s River District studios are home to painters, sculptors, weavers, art glass makers, and ceramicists. Here you can buy a handcrafted flute, mandolin or banjo from artisans of world renown, or paper crafted by masters of almost forgotten techniques. So bring an extra suitcase on your WNC mountain vacation – you’ll be glad you did!null
Antiques lovers will love shopping in and around Weaverville, NC. Not only do we cherish and maintain our Art Deco buildings, we’ve held on to the art and antiques of our forebears for generations.
So it’s easy and fun for the entire family to go antiquing throughout Western North Carolina, where you’ll find century-old farm implements, hand-built furniture, and lovingly cherished examples of traditional crafts.
Antique stores, barns and small vendors dot the Weaverville area - you'll enjoy the hunt and the results.
The Grove Park Inn, about 20 minutes south in North Asheville, contains one of the world’s greatest collections of original Arts & Crafts movement furnishings and hosts an annual show for exhibitors and collectors from around the world.
A slew of antiques galleries lines Asheville’s Biltmore Avenue, Main Street in Weaverville, and 7th Avenue in Hendersonville. And if you can’t acquire an original from the George Vanderbilt collection, you can own an authorized reproduction of treasures from the world-famous Biltmore House.
There are numerous fun ways to indulge your passion for art and crafts during your vacation in Weaverville, NC. The mountains offer a huge number and variety of artists and craftspeople, many carrying on a generations-long heritage, others breaking new ground with every work they produce. Many artists and craftspeople open their galleries to visitors to watch them work - when making a purchase is almost irresistible!!
So you can tour Asheville’s River Arts District, follow the Handmade in America guide to the region’s craftsmakers, or step into a Main Street gallery and see the artists at work in an upstairs or backyard studio.
Or shop in the countless galleries throughout the region, not just in downtown Weaverville, Asheville and Brevard, but along byways and side roads in every direction. Among the most prominent outlets for traditional mountain crafts are the Southern Highland Handicrafts Guild headquarters at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway; Allanstand Mountain Crafts in Asheville; the Stuart Nye Gallery; and the shops in the historic Grove Park Inn.
OK. We know, the Weaverville area doesn't do Versace, Vera Wang, Barney's, Bloomingdales or Burberry's, but shopping in and around Weaverville will surprise you with its quality, variety, and originality. Boutique clothing stores highlight local designers working in classic styles, Appalachian mountain modern, funky retro, and many other looks, as well as the big-name national designers found at exclusive retail stores. Classically trained weavers from renowned crafts centers like the Penland School create hand-woven homespun fabrics, clothing, and accessories and such traditional items as Appalachian mountain shawls and comforters.
You can buy a Cherokee basket in a traditional Native American design to use as a purse or a handmade walking stick from a traditional mountain woodcarver. Asheville jewelry designers win national awards, downtown boutiques offer handcrafted original jewelry from WNC artists, and even a custom-made hat revival has taken root.
Around here, in fact, you can find not only the requisite recreational clothing for mountain sports or custom made shoes, boots, and sandals – you can even pick up that classic little black dress!
Weaverville is a magnet for lovers of the good life, without breaking the budget. On Main Street you can shop for specialty cheeses, meats, handmade chocolates and more. Our corner wine shop carries an extensive collection of good wines to fit any budget.
If you’re not sure what to buy, all our shopkeepers will give you friendly suggestions. No matter how long you’re staying in Weaverville, you’ll be treated like a neighbor every time.
Gift shops are at every hand when you travel to the Western North Carolina resort of Weaverville in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Main streets and country lanes, downtown Asheville and the tiny college town of Mars Hill, the licensed shops at Mt. Pisgah and Craggy Gardens along the Blue Ridge Parkway – all offer the highest quality gifts and mementos of your family’s WNC vacation - and perhaps inspire the next visit.
Weaverville is home to many, many fine jewelers. Stroll along Main Street and visit our jewelry shops for smith-crafted one of a kind pieces in traditional and contemporary styles. Our jewelers know we’re not all millionaires, so you will find many affordable selections and gifts.
Within a 30-minute drive of downtown Weaverville you will find wonderful specialty outlets. Make a short excursion to Black Mountain and Swannanoa for an outlet experience, or drive south on I-26 East to a china and housewares outlet near the resort town of Hendersonville. Smart shoppers might enjoy making thrift the new chic by visiting the remarkable array of antiques malls and other outlets specializing in used and reclaimed items.
A cast-iron clawfoot tub might be too much for your car’s trunk, but you’ll have no trouble finding stained glass window accents, antique jewelry, belts, and accessories, refurbished newel posts, and countless other household and personal items. You can even buy the kitchen sink of your dreams – if you dream of a 1930s cast-iron sink with built-in drainer!
The Western North Carolina mountains around Weaverville and Asheville, NC support every type of outdoor adventure activities for families and for experienced adults. To accommodate mountain adventure enthusiasts, there are numerous outfitters who specialize in sporting goods and sports clothing.
Whether you need the right equipment for a whitewater rafting trip down the rapids in the Great Smoky Mountains or the best in hiking gear to tackle the Appalachian Trail, you’ll find what you need in one of our Blue Ridge sporting goods specialty shops. Mountain cyclists in spandex, hikers in gore-tex, kayakers in wet-suits, can all find the necessary sporting goods and clothing during their tours in the Weaverville arena.
Among the best known are locally-owned Curtis Wright Outfitters, right downtown on Main Street, additionally Diamond Brand Outfitter and Black Dome, both in Asheville, are just a short drive south of Weaverville.