What to Do: Dog Friendly

Traveling with pets can come with its own set of pup-sized complications. Of course, getting to share new adventures with your favorite four-legged friends makes it all worth it. Threads has done some of that leg-work for you with our picks for where-to-go, what-to-do and where-to-stay in Asheville — dog friendly edition.


Where to Stay

AC Hotel
This trendy hotel located in Downtown Asheville offers a convenient location and a pet-friendly experience. For an additional $75 fee, you can bring up to two pets with you during your Asheville stay. Pets cannot be left unattended, but there is a grassy area on the property where you can take your dog for a walk.
Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to checkout AC Hotel’s rooftop bar, Capella on 9, for drinks and mountain views.
AC Hotel Asheville | (828) 252-2522
Kimpton Hotel Arras

Located in the heart of Downtown Asheville, the Kimpton Hotel Arras is a luxury hotel within walking distance to some of the best attractions the city has to offer. If you are vacationing with your furry friend, Hotel Arras provides pet-friendly service at no additional cost, and even offers trendy feeding bowls, comfy pet beds, and treat bags to keep your pet entertained and full of food.

Bonus tip: If you or your dog are feeling social, the lobby bar is a pet-friendly hot spot for guests to relax and imbibe during their stay. 

Hotel Arras | (828) 255-0303


Biltmore Estate
This historic Asheville destination includes much more than lodging options. From America’s Largest Home® to shopping, dining, and a winery, a Biltmore visit makes for a full day in Asheville. While animals (except service animals) are not permitted in any buildings, hotels, or cottages, leashed animals are allowed in outdoor areas. Take your furry friend with you to explore the gardens, grounds, and trails of this magnificent 8,000-acre estate.


Biltmore Estate | (800) 411-3812


Restaurants and Breweries 


If you are looking to get out and give your dog a chance socialize with other dogs, Wagbar is just the spot. Wagbar is “reinventing the dog park” with their 25,000 square foot off-leash dog park, while also offering dog treats for your pooch. For the humans, there are food trucks and a bar where you can grab some food and a drink, all while watching your dog roam around and play with other dogs.

Bonus Tip: Be sure to fill out all of the necessary paperwork before you go so that you can make the most out of your visit.

Wagbar | (828) 337-4964


Capella on 9

Located on the top floors of the AC Hotel in Downtown Asheville, Capella on 9 offers a view of the city while you enjoy a meal and a drink. With a variety of signature cocktails and an eclectic menu, Capella has a little something for everyone. If you are looking to dine with a view, Capella offers a scenic mountain view. Dog-friendly dining is allowed outdoors on the restaurant’s patio, the perfect spot to take in some fresh mountain air.

Capella on 9 | (828) 258-2522


Brahmari Brewing Company

 Looking to grab a beer after a long day of exploring Asheville? Look no further than Bhramari Brewing Company. This spot offers many craft beers brewed on site, as well as some snacks to munch on while you’re enjoying your drinks. With an expansive outdoor patio, dogs are more than welcome to join you. The brewery also provides water bowls throughout the space so your dog can drink their water while you drink your beer.

Bhramari Brewhouse | (828) 214-7981


Retail & Shopping

Asheville Threads

At Asheville Threads everyone is welcome, including our friends with paws. Browse Asheville-inspired woven goods made for whatever adventures you and your pet might get into including original designs, apparel and more.

@threadsofasheville | (828) 301-5652


Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

Every book deserves its own celebration. At Battery Park Book Exchange you can swap out your old reads for something new to you — and enjoy a little bubbly while you’re at it. Located in the historic Grove Park Arcade, you are visiting a piece of history every time you stop in. The dog-friendly patio is the perfect excuse to get to know a new book under the Asheville sky.

Bonus Tip: If wine, books, and dogs weren’t enough, you and your four-legged-friend can also enjoy live jazz music on the patio during weekends.

Battery Park Book Exchange | (828) 252-0200