Check out these packages, discounts, special offers and travel deals for your vacation to Asheville, Biltmore and the surrounding Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. Many include lodging at hotels, resorts, country inns, bed and breakfasts and cabin rentals in western North Carolina. Tip: For best travel deals, plan a midweek trip (Sunday through Thursday).
Be a potter for an afternoon with a private "Create Your Own Workshop" in the River Arts District (near downtown and Biltmore). What a great way to celebrate a special occasion, and you'll create a piece of pottery during your two-hour session to enjoy for many years.
Stay two nights in a mile-high inn, condo or chalet with wine tasting for two at Banner Elk Winery, day pass for two to Buckeye Recreation Center, Emerald Outback hiking trail map. Offered April-October.
$169 for two nights, two persons
Stay two nights at this historic inn in Weaverville, and take a half day whitewater raft trip for two on the French Broad River with lunch, plus a one hour soak in a private Jacuzzi at Hot Springs Spa. They supply towels and bottled water.
Rate: Starts at $413 per couple midweek and $463 Friday, Saturday and holidays
50% off 3 or more nights now through September 30 (excluding holidays). Romantic getaway for 2, or a family vacation for up to 12 people. Relax in your own private hot tub, catch trout (up to 22”!) from a three-acre lake, take an afternoon hike to an on-site waterfall, and enjoy the privacy of their Blue Ridge Mountain log cabins.
Rate: From $296 for three-night stay, mention this ad for the special rate.
The whitewater rafting and zip line special includes a guided rafting trip in the morning down the Nantahala River and two miles of zip lines with 360-degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains in the afternoon. A full day of adventure at NOC's 500-acre adventure center. Save $25/person.
Rate: From $130/person
All stays this summer get a free Biltmore pass (good for the whole stay, $60/day value), a free zipline adventure ($79 value), and a free whitewater rafting trip ($51 value)! Choose from 100+ rentals, including 24 cabins high at Wolf Ridge. Many pet-friendly.
Rates: From $129/night - June through September.
Arrive on Thursday or Friday and spend three nights in a cozy cabin, checking out on Sunday or Monday. Stay must start on Thursday or Friday nights only - valid now thru September 27, 2015.
This one-of-a-kind outdoor vacation package will have you soaring through the trees and racing over rapids. Includes a guided three hour canopy tour that includes 10 zip lines and two rappels, and a 5-mile 4-hour guided rafting trip down the French Broad River with a delicious lunch in between activities. March-October
Rate: $118/person with a vacation rental reservation (170 choices)
Get outdoors in Hot Springs and experience summer at its finest. Stay in June, July, or August on Thursday, Sunday or Monday and get accommodations in the historic inn, gourmet breakfast and a three-course dinner for two. On Friday and Saturday, enjoy a package special and receive 10% off your accommodations.
Rates: From $200 on Fri or Sat one night, from $175 on Thurs, Sun, Mon.
Delight in the sanctuary of your own private 215 acre estate, complete with 7,000 sq. ft. "lodge" crafted of wood and stone, with stunning mountain views, five bedrooms, large sunroom, great room with 35' ceiling, and gaming room with billiards and home theatre. Rate: Special couples rate of $600/night (regular rate is $985/night for up to 10 guests).
Includes deluxe accommodations, overnight valet or garage parking, and the Art of Breakfast buffet in Blue Ridge. Daily resort charge does not apply. Available through October
Rate: From $259, based on availability, subject to change, taxes and gratuities not included.
Stay a night at this beautiful B&B in Burnsville and enjoy one free round of golf for two at the beautiful Wolf Laurel Country Club at the top of their mountain.
Beech Mountain not only promises comfortable playing temperatures, it guarantees them. If the temperature exceeds 79 degrees any day that a golfer with this package tees it up at Beech Mountain Club, the club refunds all golf fees. Available May 9-October 5. Upgrades to condos, chalets or vacation homes are available as well.
Rate: Starts at $79/person per night, two night minimum
Enjoy unlimited outdoors fun at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park and KidZip this 2015 season. The pass pays for itself after two or three visits. Plus get discounts on their zip lines and other adventures near downtown.
Rate: From $99/person.
Whisk away to romantic downtown Asheville to celebrate your ultimate expression of love- whether it’s to renew your vows or to celebrate a new union. Includes two nights in a King View room or Luxury Penthouse Suite, small gourmet wedding cake, bubbly and artisan cheese board, small bouquet, officiate and photographer. Requires 7-day advance notice.
Get pampered with a one hour spa pass with private outdoor hot tub, access to the cedar sauna, cold plunge pool and spa amenities. Then receive an 80-minute Swedish massage with Yuzu (Japanese Citrus) Oil and your choice of Hinoki hot oil scalp massage or Sake Kasu moisturizing hand and foot treatment. Available through September 12.
Rate: Singles $195/Couples $385
Spend three nights or more at this historic inn in Waynesville and take advantage of $10 off/night for a room and $15 off/night for a suite.
Rate: From $110
Enjoy a celebration beyond your imagination, personally designed. Includes overnight accommodations, celebration of vows, a private reception inclusive of a bubbly libation, photographs, personal wedding cake, bride’s bouquet and dinner at a farm-to-table restaurant.
Rates: Starting at $1295
Upon arrival your room will have romantic soft candlelight, gourmet truffles, soothing music and a dozen roses. They do the work & you'll get the credit!
After your day of history and excitement, relax in comfort at this modern hotel located just five minutes away from the Biltmore Estate and other Asheville attractions. Package includes one-night accommodations for two, two adult tickets good for two full days, full hot breakfast buffet, free access to adjacent Asheville Fitness Club & Spa and wi-fi.
Stay six nights in an authentic log cabin near downtown Asheville and get the 7th night free. Each has a romantic hot tub, cozy fireplace, outside deck w/barbecue grill, and sleep 2-14. Pet friendly too.
Rate: From $135/night
Stay two nights at this beautiful inn on 100 mountaintop acres just 10 miles from downtown Asheville and get a half day guided fly fishing trip with Curtis Wright Outfitters, two bottles of local beer from Green Man Brewery and two hand-tied flies for the mountain trout waters.
Rate: $595 Sun-Thur / $625 Fri & Sat
This two night stay features deluxe accommodations, gourmet breakfast for two, bottle of Biltmore wine (or flowers) and chocolates in room on arrival and two tickets to the Biltmore Estate.
Celebrate with a bottle of wine, champagne or sparkling cider, two glasses, assorted chocolates and late checkout for extra relaxation during a romantic getaway. Includes a hot breakfast and amenities including an indoor pool and whirlpool. Near downtown Asheville.
Stay on Sunday-Thursday nights in this new, spacious, sunny log home with luxury amenities and save $50 over the weekend rate. Private and secluded in a hardwood forest, yet just 12 miles to downtown Asheville.
Rate: $200/night, two night minimum
Stay two nights in this historic B&B near downtown and enjoy the beauty of fall with this self-drive tour through the Big Sandy Mush community, one of the Asheville best kept secrets. Stroll through vineyards before enjoying a picnic lunch with wine tasting, visit farms and meet artists and craftsmen in their homes and galleries. Available September 1-November 15.
Rate: $400-$600 for the two-night stay for two people
Includes two nights accommodations for two at one of the Asheville Hampton Inn hotels, breakfast each morning at the hotel, 2 tickets to Biltmore Estate, one souvenir guidebook and a bottle of Biltmore Estate wine.
Rate: From $410
With a 2-night stay at this Queen Anne Victorian inn, get a chance to explore the lush countryside around Asheville. Visit working farms and artists' studios, then enjoy a picnic lunch and wine tasting at a scenic vineyard. Their charming map will guide you to discounts on everything from beeswax candles to apple cider. September 1-November 15.
Rate: $278 to $468 for 2 nights for 2 adults
Active military receives 15% discount on any room and suite rates at this luxury, log-constructed mountain lodge, offering private balconies and breathtaking views of the valley, just 12 miles from downtown Asheville.
Rate: From $179/night
This rejuvenation package includes two nights in a cabin with spectacular mountain views, outside hot tub, two massages, one private yoga/meditation class, or a traditional wood burning sauna. Individual packages for women's retreats, weddings, and celebrations. Pick summer veggies & fruit, swim in pond, hike and get an outdoor chair massage.
See the latest seasonal ticket specials and deals to tour Biltmore House, gardens and winery on our Biltmore Guide. Often, you can save up to $12/person if you buy tickets 7 days in advance!
Receive many wonderful benefits and save with an annual membership to the North Carolina Arboretum Society. Attend special events and education programs and receive benefits such as free parking, discounts, special mailings, a monthly e-newsletter and reciprocal privileges with 200 American Horticultural Society gardens nationwide.
Rate: From $60/couple
Stay at this intimate mountaintop luxury hideaway on a 250-acre preserve bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with access to the least traveled trails of Park. Hike to a cascading waterfall with a picnic or enjoy mountain views from the porch. End the day with a soak in the hot tub under the stars. Open May through early November.
Rate: $490-$785/night including three gourmet meals for two
Make your wedding getaway personalized, simple, elegant and beautiful. Elope in Hot Springs with a room for two nights, ceremony planning, officiant, bridal bouquet, photographer, champagne, small wedding cake, five-course dinner, and breakfast both mornings.
Rate: $1,180-$1,380 inclusive. Off-season (December- February) deduct $175.