If you can manage the Scenic Elk Mountain Highway and then the twisting driveway, the Sourwood Inn is the best place to stay in the mountains of North Carolina. Rooms are beautifully done with individual balconies, fireplaces, and lavish tubs overlooking the mountains. No children. If you do not want to go back out, make sure you reserve your stay on nights when meals are provided. Dinner served only four nights a week, breakfast daily, no lunch. Bring your own wine. Good trails, library, porches. One tv in the gameroom. Go here to relax, nothing else to do but read or hike. Definitely check with the owners before you decide...not for everyone, but bliss for those who like it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sourwood Inn, constructed of cedar and trimmed with stone, sits on one hundred acres of hilly terrain at an elevation of 3,200 feet. Each of Sourwood Inn's guest rooms has a private balcony overlooking the Reems Creek Valley, a wood-burning fireplace, and a tub with a view. It was created to provide a retreat where our guests can experience the delights of the Blue Ridge and still easily access the arts and sophistication of downtown Asheville.Outdoor activities in the Asheville area include hiking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sourwood Hotel Asheville