We are festival-aholics and stumbled upon Asheville's Bele Chere while planning a mid-July week at the outer banks. As a Canadian family (eh!) on our 1st road trip to the southern USA, we would really appreciate any advice on where to stay on a budget during Bele Chere 2012.
I understand prices will be premium this weekend, but we are open to hotels/motels/B&Bs/hostels/condo rentals or whatever would make the most sense for convenience & budget.
Also, any advice on driving into the festival & parking, vs staying right nearby would be most appreciated. We are driving out of Asheville towards West Virginia to Buffalo so would also be grateful for any stops/highlights on the route in that direction. Thanks all for sharing your experiences! Love tripadvisor!!