One of the most iconic towns in the Blue Ridge mountains, Asheville has become a popular destination for millennials, vacationers and retirees alike. With its scenic views, booming craft beer, art. and independently-owned restaurant scenes, it’s easy to see why.
If you’re looking to splurge on accommodations while visiting Asheville, here are a few outstanding options. When selecting each property, we considered location, amenities and reviews. Most are situated in the town’s bustling downtown, which somehow manages to retain a quaint feel. Wherever you choose to lay your head, you’ll wake up to the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains as a backdrop, a win-win for everyone.
From $279/ night
From the moment guests arrive at the Haywood Park Hotel, they are pampered with attentive service. Chilled champagne awaits at check-in, nightly service includes locally-made chocolates, and guests receive a small gift at checkout. The property is nestled in the Battery Park neighborhood, five minutes from downtown. Haywood Park Cafe serves a complimentary guest breakfast, while the elegant Isa Bistro is open for lunch, dinner, brunch and cocktails. Guest rooms have flat-screens, iPod docking stations, and kitchenettes with mini-fridges, and some suites have whirlpool tubs. The hotel also has valet parking, bell service and a luxurious spa offering decadent body treatments.
From $369/ night
This rustic-chic boutique hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Asheville, close to many of the city’s best restaurants and locally-owned shops. Housing 14 suites in a renovated 1907 building, the property underwent a historical restoration that took a full 18 months. The result is a collection of carefully-curated and inviting spaces. Each suite is uniquely furnished with artwork chosen to complement the room’s furnishings, and comes with a living room, flat screen television, private bedroom, bathroom, full kitchen, and washer/dryer. The hotel is pet friendly and has a snack bar, concierge services, and ticket services for local attractions such as The Biltmore Estate and Winery or the Orange Peel music venue.
From $419/ night
Nature lovers will love this unique hotel in bustling downtown Asheville, which not only has stunning views of the Blue Ridge mountain from its guest rooms and public spaces, but touches of nature throughout the hotel. The on-site restaurant, oneFIFTYone Bar & Kitchen, serves a gourmet small plate menu of farm-to-table fare, or let the concierge guide you to one of Asheville’s best restaurants, many of which are within walking distance. Rooms have flat-screen televisions with cable, hardwood floors, modern decor, seating areas and work desks. A small, but state-of-the-art fitness center is available for health-conscious guests, or hike nearby trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
From $325/ night
This chic hotel in downtown Asheville is a sophisticated urban oasis. Bright splashes of color liven up the shared spaces and guests rooms, which include a small refrigerator, a flat-screen TV, and iPod docking station. Guests can choose rooms with city or mountain views. The on-site bar, W XYZ, serves artisan cocktails, small plates, and microbrews from local breweries. Re:fuel is open 24 hours, offering snacks and grab n’ go meals. A lounge with an outdoor terrace, pool table and art is the perfect place to unwind, or enjoy other amenities such as the fitness center or rooftop pool. The property is dog friendly and close to Asheville Art Museum and the Botanical Gardens at Asheville.
From $399/ night
A Tudor-style hotel decorated in modern hunting lodge style, the main floor features a large stone fireplace, art gallery, and a lounge with antler chandeliers and stately decor. The gorgeous guest rooms have tufted headboards, flat screen televisions, pillowtop bedding, stone flooring and original artwork by Asheville-area talents. Sleek marble bathrooms with comfortable robes and bespoke toiletries come standard. The on-site restaurant, Red Stag Grill, serves locally sourced, farm-to-table fare and has a charming adjoining lounge for cocktails and conversation. Poseidon Spa offers body treatments and massages, and the city’s most popular attractions are just minutes away.