Situated in Buncombe County in the south of the state of North Carolina is the peaceful community of Arden. Nestled on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, an Arden holiday rental villa will provide the perfect lodgings from which to indulge in a range of outdoor activities. An Arden holiday is a great opportunity to find some tranquillity and to get back in touch with nature.
There is an abundance of outdoor activities to be enjoyed in the community of Arden. Keen outdoor enthusiasts will find many pursuits available including mountaineering, hiking, walking, cycling and hunting. Other activities available include golf, fishing and white water rafting. An Arden holiday is guaranteed to give spectacular countryside views and is the perfect choice for those who are keen photographers or artists.
If you can bear to leave your comfortable Arden holiday rental villa, then it is worth taking the 20 minute journey north to the town of Asheville. Among its attractions, it is recommended that visitors take a look at the Asheville Botanical Gardens.
Complete with a range of native North Carolina plants and trees, the gardens offer visitors the chance to take a relaxing walk amidst an explosion of colour and smell. For more exposure to nature there is also the North Carolina Arboretum in the town, which has great trails and paths for cycling or walking.
Also a must-see in Asheville is the Biltmore Estate, which is home to the largest house in the whole of the United States. Set in approximately 8,000 acres this magnificent 19th century house has over 250 rooms, complete with art, sculptures and antique furniture. Also on the estate are beautiful gardens, forested areas for walking, a winery and a small farm village.
An Arden holiday will mean that visitors are privy to a Subtropical climate offering warm summers and mild winters. The warmest month of the year to go on an Arden holiday is July, where daytime temperatures regularly reach 23°C. The coldest month of the year is January, which often has temperatures of -5°C during the daytime. The average annual rainfall for the area is 58 inches with August generally being the wettest month of the year.
Travel to Arden, North Carolina Travellers on an Arden holiday will arrive at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) which is a mere 9 kilometres from the area. There are several major airlines that have cheap, regular flights available including Air France, Continental Connection, Delta Airlines, KLM and US Airways. Travellers can depart from several UK airports such as Liverpool (LPL), Leeds (LBA), Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI) and London Heathrow (LHR).