Accommodations & Packages
Here are a variety of places to stay. They are all very different. Listed by distance from downtown, each has its advantages. Those we have packages with are starred. For more rooms for rent, see here and here. For more about Asheville, see here.
Aloft*, downtown Asheville
0 min, $$$$. Right in the middle of the action, our most "cosmopolitan" option.
Mantis Gardens, Montford
2 min, $$. Cute, impeccably landscaped, and a short walk to downtown.
Ashevillage Institute*, Asheville
2 min, $$. A working permaculture demonstration site, a little urban oasis with always something playful and interesting going on, from fermentation to aquaculture.
Carolina Bed and Breakfast, Montford
2 min, $$$. In lovely neighborhood. NTLH graduates; see here.
The Wright Inn*, Montford
3 min, $$$. Authentically restored 1899 Queen Anne Victorian in great neighborhood.
The Omni Grove Park Inn*, off Charlotte Street North
5 min, $$$. Historic lodging, beautiful views, and forage-to-table restaurant.
Riceville Retreat*, East Asheville
13 minutes, $. Studio apartment. Native edible and medicinal gardens, fields, and views.
Buckeye Cove*, Swannanoa
15 min, $. Quiet, wooded location we occasionally use for tours. Host is a former chef.
The Sourwood Inn*, North Asheville
15 min, $$$. Great location on the Parkway yet close to town. Another very sweet owner.
Mountain Light Sanctuary, Barnardsville
35 min, $$. Rustic and out there in many ways, but simply magical.
Laughing Frog Estate*, Walnut (near Marshall)
35 min, $$$$. Absolutely regal. The owner's a dear, a SERIOUS foodie, and a master gardener as well.
The Buck House Inn*, Burnsville
40 min, $$$. Charming accommodations matched with incredible hospitality. Enjoy the trails of a pristine conservation area right outside your door.
Meanwhile Back in Saluda*, Saluda
45 min, $. Homeschooling family WAY into mushrooms, just a couple miles from Pearson Falls.
Old Edwards Inn and Spa*, Highlands
2 hrs, $$$. One of the top-rated hotel spas in the country surrounded by numerous waterfalls and national forest.
Our hunt took place at Laughing Frog Estate. The property is so breathtakingly beautiful that I knew on the drive in it was going to be a magical day...