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.

Herb Mountain Farm*, Weaverville

20 min, $$. Idyllic, quiet setting, great people, closely affiliated with No Taste Like Home.

Franny's Farm*, Leicester

25 min, $. Off South Turkey Creek, a classic country road. Fun events including Barnaroo and goat yoga.

Mountain Light Sanctuary, Barnardsville

35 min, $$. Rustic and out there in many ways, but simply magical.

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...

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