Imagine sipping coffee on the porch as the water gently flows down the fountain just steps away. The cool, crisp air fills your lungs while you gaze up at the Blue Ridge Mountains. These are just glim Imagine sipping coffee on the porch as the water gently flows down the fountain just steps away. The cool, crisp air fills your lungs while you gaze up at the Blue Ridge Mountains. These are just glimpses of the wonderful winter weekend awaiting you at Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds.
With average winter high temperatures in the 40s and 50s there are plenty of activities both on-site and around Asheville to please everyone. On-site Outdoor activities include plenty of hiking trails, games such as outdoor chess, horseshoes and bocce ball. If the weather turns a bit chilly all cabins include fireplace and hot tubs to warm you up, as well as free Wi-Fi and a DVD library.
Asheville offers many winter activities for everyone. In December, enjoy the Christmas decorations still on display at the Biltmore Estate and the gingerbread houses at the Grove Park Inn or stroll downtown to see the beautiful window displays. You can ring in the New Year snuggled up in front of the fire with a glass of champagne or rocking it out at Tessa’s Piano Bar downtown.
January provides an abundance of music performances for all tastes from BB King (Jan 14) to the Steep Canyon Rangers (Jan 13). Local activities provide unique entertainment, such as the Winter Warmer Beer Festival (Jan 21) to the Fringe Arts Festival (Jan 19-22) there is something for everyone!
During the day hike the Mountains to Sea Trail or venture up to Chimney Rock Park or The Blue Ridge Parkway for magnificent, long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take the family to enjoy the Asheville Canopy Zipline – an urban zipline providing amazing fun for everyone. Tours abound in Asheville from the Downtown Trolley tour to a Ghost Tour – you never lack for excitement in Asheville. Several skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing slopes are located within 45 minutes of Asheville. The highest peaks keep an average of 60 inches of snow per year for the winter sport enthusiast.
With a unique, diverse arts culture, Asheville offers wonderful shopping in the River Arts District or among the quaint shops of Biltmore Village. Many local artisans have shops located downtown or in the historic Grove Arcade. The cuisine in Asheville pleases even the pickiest of tastes. With everything from BBQ to vegan, Asheville was recently rated as a Top Ten Food and Wine Destination in the US by TripAdvisor.com. Asheville also provides one of the best Food Tours in the Southeast.
The nightlife in Asheville entertains and enlightens all ages. From classy wine, tapas or piano bars to independent films, drum circle and street musicians, Asheville offers something for everyone. After a night on the town come back to Willow Winds and unwind in the hot tub or snuggle in front of the fireplace.
After a winter weekend at Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds in Asheville, NC you will arrive home refreshed, renewed and ready to tackle the rest of the winter season. You will be counting the days until you can return to the serene mountains for your spring excursion!