With the Winter Special starting once again, here are some suggestions for how to enjoy your savings :)
-Visit French Broad Chocolate Lounge and have a Liquid Truffle.
-LaZoom Comedy Bus Tours will give you a chuckle while you imbibe your beverage of choice. Educational and fun!
-Saddle up and go horseback riding.
-Try a couple of Asheville's famous eateries while sitting in the front of your wood-burning fireplace with Takeout Central.
-Visit the Biltmore Estate for a one-of-a-kind step back in time to the gilded age.
Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds offers one, two and three bedroom cabins located in the Asheville city limits. Our cabins are fully-appointed so that the only thing you need to bring is yourself, food, and your sense of adventure! Winter is a great time of year, with relaxing hot tubs and wood-burning fireplaces. Call us at (800)235-2474 for more information!
Here are skiing options that are so close to our cabins that you can easily make a day of it!
Cataloochee: Located in Maggie Valley, close to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains and only an hour drive from our cabins. Cataloochee Ski Resort offers a run for every skill level, and is considered to be one the best in the Southeast. There's 18 skiing and snowboarding slopes, and lessons are offered. First timers need not worry!
Wolf Ridge: The closest to Asheville city center is Wolf Ridge Ski - 30 minutes north of Asheville and so much fun. There are 15 runs and 4 lifts.
Beech Mountain: Called the "coolest city" in North Carolina due the low low temperatures and high elevation. Skiing is the sport of choice in Beech Mountain, and the snowfall each year is perfect for enjoying a winter wonderland not too far from the city. The average annual snowfall is 84 inches, so be prepared to need 4-wheel drive or snow chains to access the resort. If skiing is not your thing, there is also snow hiking and snowshoes to rent. 2 hours from Asheville.
Banner Elk: Banner Elk is a gorgeous green space that every winter becomes a beautiful winter wonderland. Located between Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain, you won't be far from skiing in this town. There are tree farms for the holidays, and a surprisingly varied selection of restaurants for a town with a population of just 1,000.
Don't forget: when you stay at Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds in January, February or March, you can either receive a 10% discount, OR, stay two nights and get your third night free! That's more money to enjoy in the beautiful WNC mountains. Just ask us about our Winter Special when booking.
We aren't giving up on summer! The sun is shining and we are glad to offer new specials to make visiting Asheville all the more affordable.
Here in Asheville, we have been very lucky to experience something highly unusual for this area. This year we have had early spring weather much earlier than normal. Asheville has been breaking records, not only making news with our thriving beer scene, but for an unusually warm February. With highs in the high 70s and lows barely dropping below 40 degrees, this year we've had a T-shirt February!
Our beautiful yellow daffodils have already bloomed, and a cool breeze is the only sign of the cooler weather that we usually experience. To visit us, you would think that this is May! Some great activities to do while in Asheville to take advantage of this beautiful weather is either hiking the many trails in this area. A great hike is conveniently located at the top of our property. Or even fishing in our fully-stocked trout pond. Our guests can catch and release, or, can keep up to five fish per day. Great weather for cooking them on the electric grill that each cabin has on its back deck!
Don't forget to check out the Biltmore Estate. Their Gardens are wonderful for a relaxing stroll and taking advantage of this unusual warmth. Then you can go to their winery or one of Antler Hill Village's delicious restaurants.
One of the nicest things about this weather is that you can enjoy it at our property while still taking advantage of our Winter savings. When booking, ask for the Winter Special (or put in the special requests if booking online) if your stay is in February or March - you will receive either 10% off, or stay two nights get the 3rd night free. There's something to be said for cooler weather, but we are more than happy to enjoy this spring experience while it is here!