Thrifty Car Rental – Asheville, NC (AVL)
221 AIRPORT ROAD
ARDEN, NC UNITED STATES 28704
Have an Adventure in your Asheville Rental Car
Tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina is a fast growing mountain town with an exceptional hold on its roots. Originally part of the Cherokee Indian territory, Asheville has been brought to fame by frontiersmen, artists, writers, businessmen, and tourists seeking a little rest and relaxation. When you land in Ashville Regional Airport, find your way to the Thrifty Car Rental counter to pick up the keys to your rental car and head out for the mountains.
The Biltmore Estate
In 1895, George Vanderbilt, the grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, constructed Biltmore Estate. The 250-room manor house served as a retreat for Vanderbilt to pursue his interests in agriculture, landscape, horticulture, and animals. Biltmore Estate was inspired by Vanderbilt’s many visits to Europe during the Gilded Age and was built in the image of a working Estates. This gem is located just a twenty minute drive in your car rental out of downtown Asheville. Biltmore Estate is the largest private home in the United States was deemed a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and is now opens its doors to almost one million visitors each year. The manor house has also appeared in several major motion pictures including; Forrest Gump, Richie Rich, Patch Adams, and Hannibal.
Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway
For almost 500 miles deep within the Appalachian Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway scenic drive curves back and forth passed natural attractions, mountains, and vistas. Named “America’s Favorite Drive,” this scenic byway is full of unique American history and awesome landscapes easy to do in your rental car. The trip is a must-do on its own or in conjunction with a visit to Shenandoah National Park or Great Smokey Mountains National Park, located at each end. The Great Smokey National Park is maintained by the Cherokee Indians, who originally inhabited the area, and is the most visited National Park in the U.S.
Ashville is a city of artists, musicians, hippies, foodies, and other creative souls who are inspired by the secluded natural attractions and refreshing hot springs. You may be surprised to find that as out-of-the way the city is, the city thrives with visitors looking to experience the cities hidden gems. Asheville is a perfect destination for a romantic getaway, a trip with the girls, or families looking to get away from it all. Rent a car and start exploring!