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.
Browse accommodations from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, RedAwning, Bed and Breakfast and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 289 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Leicester, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. When traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Leicester is available at $27 per night. The average price of a vacation rental is $164 per night.
If you need internet access during your stay in Leicester, then you can choose from over 157 accommodations that provide WiFi internet. 16 of our accommodations include a breakfast in the price. Choose from 5 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you don't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Leicester by car, be sure to choose from 169 accommodations that provide parking. 6 places to stay have a a pool or jacuzzi
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