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South Asheville Veterinary Emergency & Specialty

Asheville Visitor's Guide

If traveling to our hospital from a distance, it may be necessary for you to spend the night in Asheville, NC with your pet. Here is a list of nearby hotels that allow pets, restaurants that are close to our hospital, and some local parks with walking trails.


Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park

Double Tree by Hilton Asheville

Comfort Suites Outlet Center


Buncombe County Lake Julian Park (300 acres)

📍 406 Overlook Rd. Ext. Arden, NC 28704

This park is located on the banks of Lake Julian in Arden, NC. Lake Julian Park features picnicking, boating, fishing, a playground, and outdoor games.

French Broad River Park (Dog park)

📍 508 Riverview Dr. Asheville, NC 28806

This park features a one-acre fenced open play area and benches.

Jake Rusher Park

📍 132 Peachtree St. Arden, NC 28704

This park features a loop walk, playground, picnic tables, and shelter.