The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

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AC Hotel Asheville Downtown: Located just a block from Pack Square, this Marriott European and locally inspired design luxury hotel has a restaurant and bar on the 9th floor. Many rooms with sunset views of the mountains. 10 Broadway Street, Asheville NC 28801; 828-258-2522

Aloft Hotel: Conveniently located in the heart of downtown within short walking distance to restaurants, art galleries and music venues. 51 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801; 828-232-2838

Crown Plaza Asheville: Located one mile from downtown on the west side of Asheville, this 274-room, full-service resort offers oversized rooms with Sleep Advantage Deluxe bedding and 30 vacation villas on site. Nine hole golf course, and indoor and outdoor tennis. One Resort Drive, Asheville NC 28806, 800-733-3211, 828-254-3211.

Grand Bohemian Hotel: Located in Biltmore Village opposite the entrance to Biltmore Estate, the Grand Bohemian Hotel has 104 luxurious guestrooms and suites in an atmosphere of gracious, Tudor-inspired style, reminiscent of the grand elegance of the Old World. 11 Boston Way, Asheville NC 28803, 828-505-2949.

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Haywood Park Hotel (NRHP): Four-diamond hotel in the heart of downtown. 33 rooms, all suites, Jacuzzis. Continental breakfast delivered to suite daily. One Battery Park Ave., Asheville, NC 28801,  828-252-2522.

Hilton Asheville- Biltmore Park: Located in the heart of Biltmore Park Town Square with a lively shopping, dining and entertainment scene steps from the hotel. Complimentary shuttle service to and from Asheville Regional Airport, located three miles away. This LEED Silver Certified, AAA Four Diamond hotel offers easy access to Interstate 26, Blue Ridge Parkway and Downtown Asheville. 43 Town Square Boulevard, Asheville NC 28803; 828-209-2700.

Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown: From the brick and glass exterior to the scenic rooftop bar, pressed tin ceiling tiles in the lobby and the rustic vintage design, the Hilton Garden Inn, a pet-friendly hotel, showcases the uniqueness of Asheville. Amenities offered including a modern fitness center, outdoor pool and 24-hour business center. Convenient walking distance to central Pack Square. 309 College St., Asheville, NC 28801; 828-255-0001.

Hotel Indigo: Opened in the fall of 2009, Hotel Indigo is a 100 room boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Asheville, one block from Grove Arcade. The hotel includes a bar and restaurant, off-street parking and spectacular views. 151 Haywood Street, Asheville NC 28801, 828-239-0239.

Hyatt Place Asheville/Downtown: Located within walking distance to more than 200 restaurants, shopping, entertainment venues and all things eclectically Asheville. 19 Haywood Street, Asheville NC 28801: 828-505-8500.

Biltmore HouseThe Inn on Biltmore Estate: A truly world class deluxe inn with over 200 rooms located on Biltmore Estate grounds, near the Biltmore Estate Winery. Spectacular mountain vistas from porches, balconies, and guest rooms. An experience in the graciousness of Americaís resorts at the turn of the century offering guests the opportunity to experience the same hospitality George Vanderbilt extended to his family and friends when they visited Biltmore Estate in the 1890s. Inn has a variety of function and meeting spaces. Guest rooms ranging from deluxe to suites as well as on site dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Library, lobby bar, and a swimming pool nestled on adjacent grounds. Four-star rating by both Mobil Travel Guide, Forbes and AAA. One Antler Ridge Rd., Asheville, NC 28801; (800) 624-1575, 828-225-1600.

The Omni Grove Park Inn (NRHP): Superlative world-class resort hotel owned by Omni Resorts & Hotels. Four-diamond and many other awards. 500+ rooms, sports center, indoor and outdoor pools, 18-hole championship golf course. The hotelís world-famous 43,000 sq. ft. subterranean spa is one of the finest in the world and features lush gardens, waterfalls and a wide range of treatments. 290 Macon Ave., Asheville, NC 28804; 800-438-5800 or 828-252-2711

Renaissance Asheville Hotel: Downtown next to Thomas Wolfe Memorial. 281 mountain-view rooms within walking distance everything downtown. Superb dining options, concierge service, 60' indoor pool, whirlpool, & fitness center. 31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC 28801; 800-333-3333, 828-252-8211.

Princess Anne Hotel (NRHP): Sophistication and grace describe this little gem of a historic hotel. The lovingly restored Princess Anne is characterized by its timeless, classic 1920s appeal with modern luxury and conveniences. The hotel still retains its original ambience and charm. Each two-room suite is individually designed, with amenities that include LCD TV, high-speed Internet access, micro kitchens and private bedrooms. 301 E. Chestnut St., Asheville, NC 28801; 866 552-0986, 828-258-0986.

Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate: An Estate hotel, this casual stay hotel is conveniently located in Antler vlllage on the estate, only a stroll away from outdoor activities, the Winery, shopping and a number of distinctive restaurants.
207 Dairy Rd, Asheville, NC 28803; 866- 336-1245.




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