A road winding through forests, gliding past sun-dappled rivers, connects, just a few miles later, to a city’s heart where nightlife, restaurants, and culture spill onto the streets. The Ramble, a community set inside a pocket of wooded serenity, is just fifteen minutes from a vibrant southern downtown with five James Beard award-winning restaurants, a diverse music scene, and twenty-two of the best breweries in the South. Buy a local read from Malaprops Bookstore, watch a game at the historic McCormick Baseball Field, home of the Asheville Tourists, or grab a bite at the world-renowned Chai Pani restaurant. Downtown Asheville is an ever-changing hub of activity, style, and culture.
Even closer, just outside the gates of The Ramble, lies Biltmore Park Town Square, a residential community and high-end shopping center, full of restaurants, retail, and business. With easy access to a movie theater, family-friendly and date night dining, health and beauty centers, and a wide variety of upscale retail stores, Biltmore Park Town Square is the perfect place for either a quick shopping trip or a fun day out. Throughout the year, The Park hosts community events such as The Farmer’s Market, Concerts in the Park, and Holidays in the Park, featuring a dazzling tree lighting event. With new retailers and restaurants constantly laying down their foundation at this South Asheville staple, there is always a new place to see and be!
The Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile trail of undisturbed beauty initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for conservation and economic development efforts in 1935, borders The Ramble, melting Vanderbilt woodlands into this national monument to nature. Pick up your supplies at Biltmore Park Town Squares’ REI or Orvis stores and begin your adventure through this stunning display of nature. Whether you set out on a hike to take in the exhilarating fall foliage or cool down by taking a dip in a summer stream, this quintessential cross-section of the Appalachian Mountains awaits.
The legacy of the Vanderbilts stretches from the roads of The Ramble to the front door of the Biltmore Estate, weaving a tradition of beauty and conservation in western North Carolina. The 8,000 acres of Biltmore Estate, with its lush gardens, winery, and grand historical home, sits a mere ten minutes from the front gate of The Ramble. A glass of local wine, a stroll past the blossoms of spring, or a peek through the rooms once inhabited by American royalty, every inch of The Biltmore Estate exudes charming wonder. A quick drive from The Ramble leads to a day full of history, one-of-a-kind architecture, and gardens designed by landscaping pioneer Frederick Law Olmsted.
The Ramble, a premier luxury gated community, uncommonly sits at the center of everything Asheville has to offer, with its branches extending from bustling premiere nightlife to an American monument in the Biltmore Estate to the majesty of the Blue Ridge mountains. Nowhere in the world is quite like The Ramble, a retreat and yet a gateway to all the places you most want to be.