Asheville’s micro-breweries and stunning mountainside backdrop are a dream setting for gastronomes and adventurers alike. Flanked by the Appalachian Mountains, one thing is for sure: your Asheville bed and breakfast is sure to offer breath-taking views.
Asheville bed and breakfast operators deliver personalized experiences, with many serving hot and cold breakfast foods every morning. Rooms are typically spacious and comfortable, with free Wi-Fi connection, private bathrooms, coffee-making facilities and even mini-bars in some rooms. Most are family friendly, and some are pet-friendly too, so absolutely everyone can enjoy the North Carolinian attractions.
The lure of Blue Ridge Mountains has attracted umpteen visitors to Asheville for over a century, while some of America’s most-loved national forests, such as Pisgah and Nantahala, are just a stone’s throw away. If you’re visiting in the fall, head to Blue Ridge Parkway; this is an ideal time to see the leaves turn bright green and rhododendrons, mountain laurel, and flaming azaleas come into full bloom.
Rather than large malls, Asheville has clusters of boutiques and smaller independent stores to browse. For the best range of eateries in the area, head to Merrimon Avenue where you’ll find everything from small mom-and-pop restaurants to fast food chains.
Music is important to the town, so expect to hear the sound of street musicians from your bed and breakfast bedroom window during the daytime. In the summer, Asheville plays host to a variety of festivals, with one of the best being All Go West Music Festival. This summertime event welcomes all music genres through its doors, with everything from bluegrass to funk and soul, rock, jazz and hip-hop on the cards.
Getting to Asheville by car is easy, with three interstates leading to the centre of town. With this in mind, walking along North Carolina’s leafy boulevards is the most popular way of exploring, although there are also convenient buses and taxis available if you are travelling a long distance.