Hotels, Cabins and Bed and Breakfasts in Asheville
(PRLEAP.COM) Attracting over nine million visitors a year and home to over 10,000 documented species of plants and wildlife - the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee were just listed on MSNBC's list of top ten autumn destinations and the city of Asheville is in the middle of it all. As the unofficial "Capitol" of Western North Carolina it is the perfect place to stay while visiting the surrounding area. They offer amenities that will satisfy any variety personal taste or budget. No matter what type of lodging you are looking for chances are the eclectic city of Asheville has it.
For travelers looking for a bit of luxury after a long day of traveling, The Haywood hotel is the most lavish in Asheville has to offer. The Hotel is actually a renovated Department Store. They have 33 individually decorated contemporary suites with original artwork and valet parking. Located in historic downtown, the hotel is within walking distance of the best shops, restaurants and landmarks in Asheville. A stay at The Haywood Park Hotel is a grand way to see Asheville at it’s best.
Many people prefer a laid-back atmosphere to the hustle and bustle of Asheville's bohemian downtown. Visitors can take a short trip down Charlotte Street, turn onto Chestnut and book a room at the 1920’s era Princess Anne Hotel. The three-story building was completed in 1924 and is found in the historic "Chestnut Hill Residential District". The eighty-two year old, bed and breakfast style hotel, is surrounded by some of the most beautiful homes in Asheville. They boast a cozy common room with a huge stone fireplace for those brisk autumn evenings. Guests can grab a book or magazine from the hotel library and unwind on the couch - one can’t help being cheery next to the fire's warm incandescence and crackling sounds.
The areas around Asheville offer more rustic accommodations such as mountain cabins. You won't get valet parking but you will be surrounded by some of the most striking mountains, valleys and vistas on Earth. The town of Saluda, home of Saluda Mountain Lake Retreat, is mere minutes down I-26. The resort has five different cabins, complete with pastoral antique furniture and décor. They range from the cozy tree house, nestled back in groves of trees, to the roomy Bear Chalet that is behind next to the Dock. The lake itself is has a sand beach, multiple boats and is regularly stocked with large trout. Visitors to the area should consult ashevilleNC.com before they plan their vacation because it's not only a great local guide but it is Asheville’s definitive travel resource.
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