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With a nip in the air, the mountains surrounding Asheville are peaceful and beautiful. This is a special time of year to visit, but you might not want to spend ALL your time outdoors. After a brisk hike, warm up at one of Asheville's famous breweries! Here are a few of the breweries (in no particular order) that our guests enjoy while visiting Asheville. Understand this list could vary from others, at the end of the day it comes down to which one you can see yourself having a cold one at.

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for our wonderful guests!

Asheville Independent Restaurant Group puts out a list every year that contains the restaurants that are open during the holidays. This is a valuable resource to not only our guests, but anyone who just doesn't want to deal with cooking (not to mention the clean-up). Ingles Grocery will be open normal hours tomorrow too, if you decide that utilizing your kitchen is the way to go. Our office will be closed on November 22nd, and we will resume normal hours on Friday.

Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds offers one, two and three bedroom cabins that provide luxury, serenity and comfort. Call us at (800)235-2474 for more information.

 

The mountains here in North Carolina are too gorgeous right now to NOT be outside. One of the most popular questions here at the Asheville Cabins office is "where should I hike?" Its a good question; if this area is known for anything, it's for having some of the most stunning hikes on the east coast. You have the Blue Ridge Mountains tracing the clouds with  ridge lines that seem designed by an artist, and waterfalls that break up the quiet of the woods in a spectacular way.  It's a photo opportunity that shouldn't be missed, and here are some spots to grab the best shots.

Craggy Gardens: 

Craggy Pinnacle Trail is a 1.5 mile roundtrip hike that offers exceptional panoramic views. Follow the Blue Ridge Parkway to Milepost 364 for the parking area, and be prepared to take LOTS of photos.

Mt. Mitchell:

Mt. Mitchell boasts the honor of being the highest peak in mainland Eastern North America. At an elevation of  6,683 feet, there's no shortage of gorgeous views. Be prepared though, at that altitude the temperature drops significantly, so bring a coat! Only a hour and half drive from our location.

Dupont State Forest:

Only 50 minutes from our cabins, explore multiple waterfalls all a short hike of each other. Triple Falls offers the grandeur of waterfalls with a non-strenuous hike to visit each one. You'll love the beauty of the falls right now - in warmer months you can even relax in the cool pool at the bottom of the smaller falls. The ease of these hikes, and the proximity to our cabins make them a standout!

Max Patch:

Under a hour and half drive away, this view is a local favorite. There are two different loops to hike, both easy. One is 1.4 miles, and offers a beautiful view from the summit, while the longer 2.4 loop circles the summit of the mountain. The views are outstanding at the summit, so don't forget your camera and a snack!

Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds has 25 luxury cabins on 40-acres. With wood-burning fireplaces, and hot tubs, you have a relaxing getaway within a 15 minute drive of the events and activities in downtown Asheville. Give us a call at (800)235-2474 to find out more about our cabins and seasonal specials.

Happy Halloween!

The Fall color is starting to show this week, and we couldn't be more excited! These gorgeous hues of orange and maroon only make the beautiful city of Asheville even MORE glorious.

While weekends are booked up, we have availability on the weekdays with an incentive as exciting as our foliage - 25% off weekdays at Asheville Cabins with our Weekday Super Saver. The weekdays are just as gorgeous as the weekend, and undoubtedly not as crowded around town. You can stay in a fully-appointed luxury cabin home, complete with wood-burning fireplace and relaxing hot tub without breaking the bank. Give us a try, and I am sure you'll be won over by all the amenities you don't get in a hotel.

Give us a call today at (800)235-2474 for more info about our specials and availability.

Whether your tastes lean towards tricks or treats, our area has something for everyone this festive weekend!

Brewgrass Festival: Saturday Oct 27th 1 - 6pm. Rescheduled from September of this year due to weather, this is a second chance to experience the brews and music of our area. Advanced ticket sales are almost over, so don't miss out on this great event.

Howl-o-ween Pet Parade in Black Mountain: Saturday Oct 27th 2:30 - 4:30pm. This free event has been showcasing spiffed-up pups since 2002. Parade and costume contest, perfect for a relaxing day.

Brevard Halloweenfest: Saturday Oct 27th 10 - 6pm. Where else but in Transylvania County? Family-friendly event. Click here for schedule of events.

LaZoom Haunted Comedy Tour: Every night Saturday 10/27 - 10/31. Availability is extremely limited this weekend, so don't hesitate. This is a fun bus tour with spooky comedy and great tour guides.

Visit the Cradle of Forestry, it is absolutely beautiful this time of year!

At Asheville Cabins, you are close to all the local events, while still in the luxury, serenity and comfort of a cabin home. With wood-burning fireplaces and relaxing hot tubs, you may not want to leave your cabin at all!