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 June, when temperatures peak at 92 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 12 ˚F. The wettest month in Leicester is August with 7.32 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 0.68 inches of rain.
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Find the perfect vacation rental for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, RedAwning, Priceline and others. We have 332 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Leicester ranging from low-cost options to luxury places to stay. For those trying to save money, the lowest priced place to stay in Leicester is only $25 a night. A typical rental in Leicester costs on average $156 per night.
If you need an internet connection during your time in Leicester, then you can choose from over 135 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 25 places to stay include a breakfast. You can maintain your workout regime by staying at one of 11 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Leicester, you'll want to pick from 160 places to stay that provide parking. We have 11 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a cat, dog or some other animal can stay in any of 67 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
AllTheRooms compares vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from many providers in Leicester, including 149 places to stay from Airbnb, 8 accommodations from RedAwning and 4 places to stay from Priceline
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