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The top 10 Places to Stay in Asheville, NC

There are all sorts of reasons to visit Asheville, NC. Whether you’re taking some personal time off, extending a business trip, or perhaps planning a weeklong getaway, there is plenty to do and see.

If downtown restaurants are your thing, Asheville has it. If outdoor activities fit your vibe, you have come to the right place. From delicious desserts to star gazing to art galleries, Asheville NC is a mountain town like no other.

Whatever you are into, you can find it in Asheville. And this is true when it comes to places to stay in Asheville, North Carolina, as well.

From boutique hotels downtown to cabin rentals that tend to be a bit off the beaten path, Asheville boasts a wide range of unique places to stay. And like the culture, the best places to stay in Asheville, NC depend on what you are into.

So Many Options

Hotels, lodges, cabins, cottages, you name it!

There are a ton of different options for places to stay in Asheville, NC. It all comes down to what you are looking for from your trip. For instance, if your idea of Asheville lodging means a cute bed and breakfast with beautiful gardens, no problem.

On the other hand, maybe you just need to book a couple of nights in a hotel in downtown Asheville, NC. You have plenty of options to do so. Or perhaps you have been searching “places to stay in Asheville, NC” on Airbnb, and found some winners.

Whatever it may be, the lodging in Asheville has got you covered!

For some visitors, location is key. But considering there are so many options and unique places to stay in Asheville, NC, I have taken the liberty of highlighting some of the more popular destinations.

From downtown hotels to lodges in Asheville, NC, this list takes a high-level view and what you can expect when searching for places to stay in our beautiful mountain town.

The Best of the Best

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There is no question that the absolute best lodging near Asheville, NC, is our very own Asheville Cottages. Sure, you could say we are biased, but when it comes to prime location, comprehensive amenities, and mountain town luxury, Asheville Cottages is the name in the game when it comes to the best places to stay.

Owners Marshall and Tracie Manche have created a paradise in the middle of the forest, yet they are only a mile outside of the Asheville city limits. This means the best of both worlds. Simply put, you will not find a cleaner, more luxurious rental cabin anywhere in Asheville (or in North Carolina, for that matter).

So what sets our cottages apart from the other Airbnbs or hotels in Asheville, NC? Easy. For starters, each cottage has a private hot tub, fireplace, heated tile floors and even heated toilet seats. That is comfort on every level. Not to mention each back deck has a gas grill for steaks, BBQ, or whatever your heart desires.

Additionally, the grounds of the 14-acre property are beautifully maintained. Not only are they always kept immaculate, but they are also decorated with the seasons. Take a walk and get a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains like you can’t get anywhere else.

This is not just “A” place to stay, it is “The” place to stay in Asheville, NC. Cabins and cottages here are a step above the rest, and we are proud to say so. With all this luxury and being so close to Asheville, I wouldn’t look at any other Asheville NC hotels when visiting Asheville.

A quick note on booking: To book with them, make your reservations early as they usually book up for the weekends several months in advance.

Some Honorable Mentions

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We understand you have choices, and while Asheville Cottages is a step above the rest, we want to provide a list of some additional popular choices. Having done a bit of research, here are a few considerations for additional places to stay in Asheville:

The Haywood Park Hotel is located downtown and within walking distance of everything downtown. This is one of the most central downtown hotels. Their rooms are more spacious than a regular hotel and they are right next door to everything. If you do stay here, you need to try the Indian street food across the street at Chai Pani.

The Hotel Indigo is another hotel conveniently located only a short walk from downtown Asheville. This hotel is relatively new, has a modern feel, and is easily accessible, as it is right off the interstate. If you can, request a room on the upper floors to get a great view of the mountains and of Asheville.

If you’d like to stay someplace a little less urban with tons of rustic charm, The Omni Grove Park Inn is for you. This lovely, historic hotel is in the mountains 15 minutes north of Asheville and is over 100 years old. Keep in mind, while the view from the hotel is gorgeous, and the spa is one of the best in the nation, the rooms are small and unremarkable.

The view from the Sunset Terrace, however, is one of the most beautiful from any location in the Asheville area. Try to get a reservation at the Sunset Terrace restaurant at sunset. If a sunset dinner doesn’t work for you, all of the restaurants are top notch and you would not regret eating at any of them.

A note on booking: To prepare you for sticker shock, it goes without saying that everything at the Grove Park is expensive.

For the art lover, and to be closer to the Biltmore Estate, the Grand Bohemian Hotel may be for you. They have local artwork lining the walls, in the rooms, and a small art gallery on location for guests to peruse. As you walk through the lobby of the Grand Bohemian, you will feel like you have stepped back in time and have entered a medieval castle.

The hotel is located in the historic Biltmore Village which is full of quaint shops, galleries, restaurants and bakeries. I would recommend eating at least one dinner at The Corner Kitchen and getting dessert at Well Bred Bakery. The Bohemian is the closest hotel to the Biltmore Estate, located just outside the main entrance.

Like the Grove Park, everything here is expensive but since you’re on vacation, it’s okay to splurge a little.

For more affordable Asheville NC hotel options, but still close to the Biltmore Estate, there is the Biltmore West Sleep Inn, which is overall clean and inexpensive for the area, as well as the Comfort Inn right next door.

Don’t forget to explore the plethora of Airbnb Asheville homes as well. Because of the popularity of Airbnb Asheville, many people have turned their homes into vacation rentals in the Asheville area.

One important thing to mention about these Asheville lodging places is many are pet friendly. So, if you have pets, or alternatively, if you have pet allergies and prefer a pet-free establishment, be sure to check ahead of time so you have all the information you need to make the best and most informed decision possible.

Many of the pet-friendly downtown Asheville hotels may not advertise that they accept pets, so if you do have allegories, make sure you ask before you book.

Asheville Bed and Breakfasts

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Looking for a bed and breakfast? I have two options for you.

The Sweet Biscuit Inn is a charming southern inn that includes everything you would expect from the name—delicious three-course breakfasts (usually with biscuits), welcoming and hospitable owners, and even an inviting front porch perfect for sitting and talking or just being lazy.

Another idyllic Asheville inn, Abbington Green Bed & Breakfast Inn and Spa, has in-house spa services available for booking, a bonus that can up the enjoyment of your stay. The house and gardens are lovely and well-kept, and the whole place has an Old English feel.

Book Your Stay Today

With all the various Asheville lodging options, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what the best one is for you and your situation. The most important thing is to relax and enjoy your visit to beautiful Asheville, and ensure that you have the best experience possible.

Check our booking page and find a cottage that suits your needs today.


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