Springtime in Asheville- Our Top Ways to Make the Most of Spring in the Mountains

My number 1 favorite thing about Asheville- Springtime! Spring here in the western North Carolina Mountains is long and glorious. It is my favorite time of year. The afternoon sun is warm and the mornings are crisp. Everything is starting … Continue reading

Beat the Summertime Heat in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

Summertime in Asheville offers so many ways to enjoy your stay, from Summer Festivals and concerts to Shakespeare under the stars. It also has some wonderful ways to beat the heat! Slip down the chilly mountain waters of Sliding Rock, … Continue reading

The Best Waterfalls at DuPont State Forest

Right now is the perfect time to tour the waterfalls of Western North Carolina. This summer’s wet weather has cleared so we’re having sunny warm days and cool nights, yet the water levels are still high enough to give us … Continue reading

Autumn Colors in Asheville – Saying Goodbye to October in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

The colors have become more muted around Asheville, with tones or rust and gold, but the mountains never cease to be breathtaking. As innkeepers, we are often too busy in October to get out to see the peak fall colors, … Continue reading

How to Beat the Heat – A Scenic Picnic on Mount Mitchell

The highest mountain peak this side of the Mississippi is a quick drive from Asheville. On a fun day-trip the other day the temperature dropped from an unusually steamy 88° in Asheville to a pleasant 66° on the mountaintop. The … Continue reading

A Halloween Stroll Through the Historic Riverside Cemetery

In the heart of the Montford Historic District is 87 acres of rolling hills and parkland dotted with monuments to Asheville’s most illustrious residents.  What more fitting place to take a walk on this Halloween weekend than a cemetery! This … Continue reading