Bea’s Favorites

While we are all together we wanted to give you an opportunity to do some of Bea’s favorite things! These are only some of the wide variety of shenanigans she got up to in Asheville, but you’ll easily be able to see why she loved them so much when you give them a try. See you there!

This information was compiled lovingly by Ada Volkmer. Thanks, Ada!

Exercise & Health classes

Asheville Community Yoga (AKA Cult Yoga)

8 Brookdale Road

Asheville, NC 28804


Donation studio in Woodfin - between Asheville and Weaverville- 

Asheville Yoga Center

211 S Liberty St, Asheville, NC 28801

Kinda expensive but really nice studio in Asheville. Bea particularly loved instructors Michael Johnson and Shala Worsley. 


90 ½ N Lexington Ave

828 537 0892

Bea loved her Hip Hop dance class. Like, LOVED it.

DANCECLUB- with Bea’s favorite instructor Ilyssa

Sat 9:30-10:30 AM- at this class they will be playing some of Bea’s favorite songs!

Hiking & Swimming!


Milepost 375 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 1.5 mile gradual hike along a creek to the ruins of a lodge built in the early 1900’s. - Driving directions from Asheville: From I-240, take Exit 4A for US Highway 19/23 north toward Weaverville. Go six miles and take Exit 21 for New Stock Rd. At the end of the ramp, turn right and a quick left and drive past Ingles grocery store. Go 8/10 mile. At stoplight, turn right onto Reems Creek Road. Go four miles and turn right onto Ox Creek Road. Go about 3.5 miles to a small parking area on the left (for 3-4 cars). From the parking area, follow the trail for a short distance where it intersects with the Mountains to Sea Trail (white blaze). Turn left on the trail and head up the switchbacks. 1.4 mile to the lodge site. (When you return to your car, you can continue one mile on Ox Creek Road to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just before you reach the Blue Ridge Parkway, Elk Mountain Scenic Road is on the right. This is a nice drive back to Asheville.)

Craggy Gardens

The closest high mountain ecosystem to Sparklebark. This is an amazing spot with panoramic views of the mountains. It’s always colder up here and weather can change on a dime. This was the last hike Bea did when we visited the farm in September. You can either go to the pinnacle or to Craggy Gardens - they are both short hikes with beautiful views!



Grab your swimsuit and a picnic! From Sparklebark, Take I-26 W/US-19 N/US-23 N/US-70 W. Exit 19A and merge onto US-25 N/US-70 W toward Marshall. Stay on this road for 21.3 miles until the just before the intersection with Hwy 208. The parking lot is gravel and will be on the left.


116 N Lexington Ave

828 232 0738

Vegan and vegetarian comfort food.

Dobra Teahouse 

78 N Lexington Ave,

Asheville, NC 28801

Things to eat!


175 Clingman Ave

828 254 0169

Lunch: Fri-Sun 11:30-5:00

Dinner: Tues-Sun 5:00-10:00

One of Bea’s faves. Order a special Sergio pizza …


26 N Main St, Weaverville

828 645 9300



1616 Patton Ave

828 771-2192
Mon-Sat 9:00am-8:00pm
Sun 1:00-6:00pm