Reasons to stay at our Asheville Bed and Breakfast Inn in Winter

Posted by admin on November 17, 2010

The winter months of January, February and March are the most peaceful and serene of the year in Asheville and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. So it’s perfect time for a North Carolina mountain escape, including a Valentine getaway. The weather is usually on the mild side. Occasionally it does snow in Asheville. What is suprising to most people is that this does not happen often. The city is protected by the surrounding mountains, so it often snows about 20 miles away on the mountaintops. Meanwhile, the valley rarely gets a big snow. This year has been one of those exceptions. Here are 10 reasons to come to Asheville this winter:

1. Winter Getaway Packages: Since the winter months are the slowest months of the year for The 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House, you will find the best deals of the year. See our website for a big variety of Winter Packages and Specials. Rates are usually higher on Valentine’s Weekend, so bring your Valentine before or after the big day to save even more!

2. Biltmore Specials: Enjoy the grand estate without the big crowds and get great deals on tickets through March. Go to our Specials Page to arrange your winter outing at The glorious Biltmore Estate.
3. Downtown Asheville: Browse through more than 200 shops, 30 art galleries and a dozen antique stores – all locally owned. No cookie cutter chain stores here. And if you need a break, stop at one of the many local restaurants. Tour the fascinating Thomas Wolfe Home and many art studios. This is the best time of the year if you want an unhurried and uncrowded experience.
4. Destination Spas: Be it a simple weekend of relaxation, a romantic couple’s getaway in the mountains or a chance to improve your health, Asheville is the ultimate destination for spas and wellness. Let us give your stay a personal touch.

5. Beer Crawl: Asheville (a.k.a. Beer City U.S.A) has an amazing selection of bars, brewpubs, microbreweries, and restaurants for a city of its size. In fact, Asheville (per capita) has one of the highest rates of craft brew consumption in the Southeast. Sample some excellent brews, enjoy some great food, and meet some very interesting people along the way. Ask us about our top picks for beer the Asheville area. If wine is more to your liking, there are numerous Asheville Wine Bars.

6. Coffee Shops: After exploring downtown, stop to relax with a hot cup of java or hot chocolate and something sweet at one of the many, cozy coffee shops, including French Broad Chocolate Lounge. There are many wonderful coffee shops and bakeries in downtown Asheville.

7. Live Music & Dance: Each evening, Asheville comes alive and offers a mulitude of places to go for a big variety of live music any day of the week – some jazz to plenty of bluegrass.

8. Biltmore Village: Ready for more shopping? Located across from the entrance to Biltmore Estate, the Village is home to more than 40 unique shops and 10 cafes and restaurants. Most businesses are housed in historic cottages and buildings. Tree-lined streets, brick sidewalks and period architecture make it a delight to stroll through and explore. This also is one of the best areas for antique shopping.9. Arts & Crafts: With more than 100 galleries and even more artist studios, you will need plenty of time for exploring. In addition to the galleries downtown and Biltmore Village, head to the Folk Art Center and the River Arts District.
10. Winter Hiking: For the best views of the year, take a winter hike. With leafless trees, cool temperatures, less crowds and frequent bright blue skies, it may become your favorite time of the year to hit the trail. Don’t forget to find some of our spectacular waterfalls, including the roadside Looking Glass Falls. If you want a hike in the snow, head to higher elevations like Roan Mountain (photo on right).
All of us are tired of the DOOM AND GLOOM we hear about the economy. The 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House invites you to create your own affordable HEADLINES by taking advantage of our Winter discounted rates. See for yourself how possible this really is.
Barbara & Bob Gilmore
Owners & Innkeepers

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