It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Some of Asheville's Finest Bed and Breakfasts
There's something special about coming to the mountains for the holidays. Besides famous attractions like the Biltmore Estate, the National ginger bread competition houses Grove Park Inn, and shopping in downtown Asheville, if you're planning a trip this year to the Western North Carolina mountains, consider staying in one of Asheville's fine Bed and Breakfasts.
In addition to delicious breakfast served each morning, many local B&Bs go all out with gorgeous Christmas decorations to light up the season along with serving tasty, handcrafted holiday meals. Each Bed and Breakfast offers a chance to spend the holidays filled with warmth, style, and wonderful food, all while being close to many famous Asheville destinations.
The Biltmore Village Innoffers guests a historic stay in their one-of-a kind Bed and Breakfast. The house was originally built in 1892, and much of the original architecture and decor of the house is still preserved today. In fact, the Vanderbilts attorney once lived in this Bed and Breakfast!
The owner has decorated the inn with antiques from France and Belgium, which he gathered while living in Europe several years ago. Additionally, the Biltmore Village Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast right in town with mountain views and easy accessibility to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Biltmore Estate.
Among the 2 Christmas trees, 5 fireplaces, and mistletoe, the Biltmore Village Inn offers a three or four course dinner both on Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, the Christmas dinner menu consists of scrumptious butternut soup and corn soup, with bacon cayenne croutons, maple glazed quail with spiced hazelnuts, fennel, butter lettuce and cranberry vinaigrette Hickory Nut Gap Ham with fingerling potatoes, snap beans, radicchio, and apple celeriac puree. Top it all off with an amazing desert of grilled Asian pears, cherry almond brittle, and salted caramel ice.
Other bed and breakfasts also offer wonderful amenities for the holidays. The award winning Chestnut Street Innoffers 250 rooms filled with art, antiques, and 3-course breakfasts. They also offer a massage package, which include pampering by some of their licensed massaged therapists or a romance package with chocolates and champagne. Plus walk right to downtown Asheville from this Grand Golonial revival Bed and Breakfast.
If you're looking for a holiday getaway in a rustic mountain lodge with beautiful views, check out the Bent Creek Lodge- a family run Bed and Breakfast just 10 miles from the center of Asheville. Enjoy hiking trails, The Blue Ridge Parkway, and The French Broad river, all just within minutes. Hot breakfast each morning, nightly chocolates, a pool table, and spacious outdoor decks. Clear your mind and refresh your soul as you welcome the dawning of a new year with a soak in the jacuzzi or a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own room. Discounted Biltmore tickets are available at the lodge.
The Beaufort House Inn, built in 1894, is a romantic and elegant Inn that has been meticulously restored. It is the perfect environment for an exceptional holiday getaway. The Inn is offering a special Christmas Package which runs through January 2nd, which includes tickets to the Biltmore Estate, flowers, a bottle of wine, and concierge services for activity and dinner planning. The Inn is beautifully decorated for the holidays to make your holiday a memorable one. The Inn enjoys a #1 rating in Trip Advisor.
The historic 1920’s Princess Anne Hotelwelcomes you with a spectacular 12 foot Christmas Tree at the entry. The Inn is decorated throughout with festive accents and all the guest room doors are adorned with holiday wreaths. For New Year’s Eve, there is a great view of the City Fireworks from the hotel. In the late afternoon, relax in the living room by the warm & cozy fireplace and enjoy hors d’ oeuvres, cheeses, spreads, and a glass of wine. After dinner warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and cookies. The lovely Christmas music in the background inspires a festive spirit. The Hotel is walking distance to downtown Asheville and close to many area attractions. Tickets to Biltmore Estate & Candlelight Tour available.
Retreat from the holiday stress at ASIA Bed & Spawhich even though it is only a ten minute walk to downtown Asheville, is located in a serene and peaceful location just north of the city. Pamper yourself with a luxury spaexperience, by soaking in a double Jacuzza bath or taking a private sauna or steam bath. Unwind with an organic facial, massage or body treatment. Rooms have fireplaces and king size beds and a delicious, healthful breakfast is served.
Built in 1891, the romantic and historic Cedar Crest Inngoes all out for the holidays! Lots of lights, bows and green garland adorn the breathtaking woodwork and antique furnishings. There are several decorated Christmas trees, miniature villages and Santa’s sled with reindeer. Just what you need to foster a joyful spirit! Enjoy the ambiance & warmth of several cozy fireplaces in various sitting areas. The Inn is ideally located just 3 blocks from the Biltmore Estate. Special Holiday Super Savings packages are available Sunday through Thursday.
Enjoy the festivities that surround Biltmore Estate during this holiday season and let North Lodge on Oaklandhandle all the details of reserving your tickets for the estate and the candlelight evening tours, at no additional cost. The lodge is festively decorated throughout with a tall Christmas tree, lights and wreaths on the door and over the cozy fireplaces in the living room & dining room. A three course plated breakfast is served with a seasonal touch including a delicious cranberry apple crisp. North Lodge offers a special Biltmore package which includes a discounted room rate. Visit Sunday night through Thursday night for additional savings.
Nestled on the river bank in the quaint town of Dillsboro, the Dillsboro Innwould be a wonderful place to enjoy a winter getaway. Enjoy a hot yoga class, then take a ride on the Great Smokey Mountains Polar Express which is only 20 minutes away. Enjoy a memorable one-hour journey to an imaginary North Pole, inspired by the Warner Bros. motion picture. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa & a treat. Journey across scenic fertile valleys and through river gorges in a spectacular region near The Great Smoky Mountains. Back at the Inn, enjoy nightly campfires, marshmallow toasting and a hot soak in the river side hot tub. For you fishing enthusiasts, the Dillsboro reservoir is the wintering habitat for migrating brown and rainbow trout. Catch and release fishing is no better than out the front door!