If you’re visiting Asheville, whether you’re stopping over for a couple days on your way home from a business trip or planning a weeklong getaway, you’ll want to find the best fit for your needs.
So where do you want to stay while you’re in town?
There are a ton of different options for places to stay near Asheville, NC—a cute bed and breakfast with beautiful gardens might be your thing, or maybe you just need to book a couple nights in a hotel. Maybe you’re looking at Airbnb Asheville for a cabin in the mountains to spend some time away relaxing. Whatever it may be, the lodging in Asheville has got you covered!
For some visitors, location is key. If you prefer to stay closer to the heart of Asheville, I have a couple recommendations for downtown hotels.
First, Haywood Park Hotel, which is located downtown and within walking distance to 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.
Second, Hotel Indigo, another hotel conveniently located only a short walk to 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 tuns 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. 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 village 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 a 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.
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.
If, however, you are looking for the absolute best lodging near Asheville, NC, you need not to look any further than the Asheville Cottages. Owner’s 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. You will not find a cleaner more luxurious rental cabin anywhere in Asheville or in North Carolina, for that matter. Each cottage has a private hot tub, fireplace, heated tile floors and even heated toilet seats. The grounds of their 14-acre property are always kept immaculate and they decorate with the seasons. With all this luxury and being so close to Asheville, I wouldn’t look at any other Asheville NC hotels when visiting Asheville. To book with them, make your reservations early as they usually book up for the weekends several months in advance.
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. Never fear, all you need to do is break it down and decide what features of a hotel or an Airbnb Asheville are imperative for you to have a pleasant stay. The most important thing is to relax and enjoy your visit to beautiful Asheville, and ensure that you have the best experience possible, no matter where you decide stay.