Leicester, NC is a small rural community in Buncombe County. It has a meager population of 12,000 residents and sits approximately 12 miles from Asheville. The city’s most appealing features are its clear blue skies, rolling hills, and public parks.
Those visiting Leicester can enjoy a day of shopping, as the community is home to a selection of unique stores, gift shops, and boutiques. Friendswood Brooms specializes in the creation of funky brooms complete with patterns, cutouts, carvings, and intricate paint jobs, while they can shop locally from the comfort of their vacation home when they browse the Etsy store of the Trippy Hippy Brothers Tye Dye which creates custom tye dye apparel.
Guests to Leicester can book themselves a mountain retreat, quaint cabin, or a hotel room in the downtown area. With so many rentals available, there’s something in Leicester for guests with every budget, personal style, and preference. Every rental offers wireless internet and static-free cable TV with tons of channels.
The best time to visit Leicester is March through May and September through November, as during this time, the city’s temperatures generally sit at a comfortable level and rental prices are at their lowest.
Leicester is home to a variety of tasty foods and food-service establishments. Two of the most popular are the Turkey Creek Grill and Old Newfound Grocery & County Food Store. Turkey Creek specializes in all-American comfort foods and is said to have some of the best desserts in the city, while Old Newfound Grocery is a grocery store that doubles as a cafe, allowing guests to place orders of fresh, homemade food for takeaway.
Most of the events that Leicester’s residents attend are located in the nearby cities. A few of the events with the best turn outs include the Orchid Festival, Vegan Fest, the Asheville Yoga Festival, and the Spring Herb Festival.
In Fletcher, visitors can get in on the festivities of the Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest, which features live music, German food and brews, and traditional Berlin, Germany Oktoberfest activities. Also in Fletcher is the annual BrickLife Asheville event, where event goers can get creative with lego blocks, participate in contests, workshops, and building stations, and admire the Lego creations on display.
Leicester is a tight-knit family- oriented community, offering plenty of fun things for families visiting the area. They can spend an evening singing and dancing at the Hillbilly Jackie’s Music Barn, which, through its family-friendly environment and upbeat music, encourages wholesome family fun and making new friends. Families can also spend a day with the bison, touring the Carolina Bison Farm by old-fashioned wagon and tossing the various herds of buffalo tasty treats.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Leicester. The hottest month in Leicester is May, when temperatures peak at 90 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 20 ˚F. The wettest month in Leicester is May with 10.95 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 0.88 inches of rain.
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Browse rentals from all the best providers including Airbnb, RedAwning, Priceline and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 332 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Leicester ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A vacation in Leicester can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $25 a night. The average price of a rental is $156 per night.
If you have to have internet access during your stay in Leicester, then you can choose from over 135 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. We have 25 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Choose from 11 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you don't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Leicester, you'll want to pick from 160 places to stay that provide parking. We track 11 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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