According to a CBS News poll, September is the best month for a summer vacation. If you’re planning a September vacation, consider coming to Western North Carolina:
- The weather in the mountains is still warm, with comfortable, cool evenings
- The crowds are much lighter at our popular venues
- More adults populate the tourist spots, since kids are back in school
At Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds, our summer premium rates don’t apply in September, so you get the same comfort of a vacation cabin in the mountains for less. Our wooded grounds are still in full bloom, especially with our double knockout roses and crepe myrtles. September is also the best month to hike the Mountains-to-Sea trail — which runs right by our property.
If you need more convincing, consider all the area festivals and special events you’ll discover in Asheville during the month of September, such as:
- Mountain State Fair — Sept. 5–14
Rides, concerts, games, fair food and livestock provide the backdrop for a fun day a whole month before the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh begins. Beat the crowds and the high prices at the Mountain State Fair, which is held at the WNC Agriculture Center across from the Asheville airport, just 20 minutes from your cabin front door.
- Eliada Corn Maze— Sept. 5–Oct. 26.
The maze has earned a reputation as one of the best in the state; it covers 12 acres! It’s a fun trip for a good cause, open Thursdays through Sundays. If you’re bringing your kids on your vacation, you shouldn’t miss it. The maze is located within Asheville city limits, so it’s only minutes from your mountain cabin.
- Mountain Song Festival — Sept. 12–13
Catch national bluegrass acts like the Steep Canyon Rangers at this two-day festival. The renowned Brevard Music Center’s open-air auditorium is covered in case of rain. Besides the music, the fair features local artisans and plenty of local food and drink. Take a beautiful hour drive to attend this cultural event.
- Goombay Cultural Arts Festival — Sept. 12–14
Dance your heart out to the rhythm of the drums! This free music-and-food event in downtown Asheville celebrates the West African roots in North Carolina. Experience a little of the diversity and exotic culture Asheville is known for.
- Heritage Weekend— Sept. 20–21
Venture onto the Blue Ridge Parkway to milepost 382 for the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s 34th Annual Heritage Weekend. The event features traditional mountain crafts, dancing and music. The World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition on Saturday will give you something to write home about. The drive is a gorgeous 20 minutes or so.
Whether you attend the events or prefer the solitude and beauty of our grounds at the Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds, you’ll feel at home in your luxury cabin. Our property is within the Asheville city limits,