Asheville, NC offers a spectacular setting for the Mountain Oasis experience. Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Asheville’s relaxed and unique character, along with its rich and exciting cultural heritage, have made it a prime getaway and tourist destination for over 100 years. Perhaps best known as the home of the Vanderbilt’s legendary Biltmore Estate and of the great American writer Thomas Wolfe, Asheville’s dynamic cultural history encompasses everything from its rich Appalachian traditions to the iconoclastic explorations at the legendary Black Mountain College in the 1940s, when John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, Josef Albers and others came together for an historic period of creative collaboration.
Today, downtown Asheville is a magnetic cultural center with extraordinary restaurants, eclectic art galleries, unique shops, and a vibrant cultural life. Publications ranging from Money and Men’s Journal have consistently rated Asheville as one of the top places to live in the country.
Given its marvelous history as well as a passion for the new and revolutionary, Asheville is harmonious with the ideals of Mountain Oasis and the setting for the festival.
You can learn more about visiting the city of Asheville here.