Stay, Shop & Savor in Asheville, North Carolina This Holiday

The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association offers its first-ever holiday getaway package.

The 17 inns of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association are offering their first-ever holiday getaway package, now through Thursday, January 3, 2015.

Each package includes two nights lodging at a member inn, a shopping pass good for discounts at participating merchants, and a package of the innkeeper’s favorite homemade holiday cookies along with the recipe.

Larry Merrill, president of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association and owner of Applewood Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast, says all shopping destinations were recommended by innkeepers. “We know this area and live here,” he says. “Our innkeepers are the ultimate concierges for the Asheville experience. This holiday offering allows us to reach out and share the ‘inn-sider’ experience across Asheville.”

Visit the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association website to choose the inn that best suits your needs—whether it’s one that caters to gluten-free dining, allows pets, or is reserved for adults only. Some inns are located inside Victorian or Civil War-era homes, friendly farmhouses or cottages. Some offer in-room spa services. Many are within walking distance of downtown. All inns offer a gourmet breakfast each morning.

The guest shopping pass is good for discounts at participating merchants and independent shops, galleries, coffee shops, chocolatiers, spas and a foot sanctuary. The shopping pass is exclusively available for guests of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association member inns.

Asheville is a popular destination during the winter holiday season. Its best-known offerings include the National Gingerbread Competition at the Omni Grove Park Inn and the holiday décor and special events at Biltmore Estate.

Odds of Encountering Children…

Zero at the following members of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association, which do not permit children. 21 Plus Salute!

  • Reynolds Mansion
  • 1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House—the property is off-limits to children, except the Carriage House
  • 1889 WhiteGate Inn—no guests under the age of 18
  • Chestnut Street Inn—teens at least 18 years old are welcome in the Beaucatcher Suite; no other rooms accommodate children of any age

The following inns allow children, with some restrictions:

  • Honey Hill Inn–children are allowed in the cabins but not in the main house; the Cherokee cabin is exclusively rented to couples only
  • The Lion & the Rose
  • Beaufort House Inn–only children age 11 and older are welcome
  • Carolina Bed & Breakfast
  • Applewood Manor Inn
  • Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast
  • 1847 Blake House Inn B&B
  • North Lodge on Oakland–only children age 12 and older are welcome
More Information…

The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association is a group of diverse inns located in Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding area. Each member inn must favorably reflect the Association’s standards of quality, ambience, guest service and amenities as well as host integrity and hospitality. To learn more visit or call 877-262-6867. Note that there is no central reservation line; bookings are coordinated by each individual inn, but you can check availability HERE.

– Image courtesy the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association


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