Boutique Hotels & Other Unique Places to stay near Asheville & Blue Ridge Mountains

Boutique Hotels and Unique Lodging Near Asheville

Asheville and nearby small towns in the Blue Ridge Mountains offer so much by way one-of-a-kind places, mirroring the mountain city’s long reputation for being unique and a little weird. Boutique hotels are typically no bigger than 100 rooms and tend to score big on personality. They offer one-on-one hospitality, unique ambience and shy away from the traditional, corporate hotel vibe. Boutique hotels in Asheville offer a rich, local flavor with custom touches and creative offerings for guests. Some offer a bar and restaurant with locally sourced ingredients, chef-driven menus, modern cocktails and regional wine and beer. Feature photo: The Foundry Hotel, Asheville

Foundry Hotel Asheville
The Foundry Hotel, Asheville

Boutique hotels and other unique places to stay in Asheville often reflect the culture and heritage of the Appalachian mountains. While many are located in the heart of town, some offer rural settings with picturesque views and mountain ambiance. With less rules and restrictions, they also tend to be pet-friendly - a perk for your and your four-legged friend! Also see Pet-Friendly Places to Stay. 

The Swag Waynesville
The Swag, Waynesville

Many other unique places include accommodations like tree-houses, domes, high-end glamping, yurts and more. Much depends on your individualized needs and the type of vacation you’re looking for. Dive into Asheville’s culinary scene or escape into the mountains with rivers, hiking and scenic adventures


Asheville Glamping
Giant Dome, Asheville Glamping

Because the Asheville area is a bucket-list destination for so many, there is a lot of competition to offer unique places with individualized, top amenities to visitors of the region. This results in a treasure trove of places to choose from.

Boutique & Unique Places to Stay near Asheville & Blue Ridge Mountains

The Swag Country Inn
Adjoining the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this all inclusive, luxury hotel offers rooms and private cabins at 5,000 feet elevation that are individually decorated and include many amenities atop a ridge overlooking the mountains. Dining is an event, prepared with the finest local ingredients and produce from the hotel’s... read more
Greystone Inn, Lake Toxaway
This luxury, picturesque boutique resort is perched on the shores of pristine Lake Toxaway surrounded by National Forests. Amenities include a spa, gourmet dining, lake cruise, golf, tennis and many water activities. Unwind with gracious hospitality, rocking chairs and feather topped beds. 30 rooms & suites, $249-$689, wi-fi, turndown... read more
Windsor Hotel Downtown Asheville
This 1907 building was carefully transformed into an upscale boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Asheville, within walking distance to restaurants, breweries and shops. Each of the 14 luxury suites has its own character and charm with plenty of room to relax. From $200/night, each suite has a private bedroom, bathroom, washer/ dryer, fully... read more
The Foundry Hotel, Downtown Asheville
This downtown Asheville full-service luxury hotel is in a newly transformed historic steel foundry/woodworking shop. It combines industrial history with contemporary design and plenty of amenities including turndown service, concierge team with itinerary planning and Tesla house car service. 87 rooms, $179-$499 dependent upon season,... read more
Lake Junaluska NC Hotel
This lakeside hotel is the perfect place to relax in a rocking chair with views of Lake Junaluska, at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. They just completed a multi-million dollar renovation with lakefront rooms, a pool, paddle board rentals and a walking trail. 105 rooms, $110-$209 (double occupancy), king... read more
Cataloochee Ranch, Maggie Valley
Stay high in the Great Smokies on this authentic guest ranch, complete with horseback riding (May-November), winter skiing, lodge, cabins, restaurant, hiking trails and mile-high views. Explore the 1000-acre ranch at 5,000 feet elevation on a tractor-drawn wagon, fish in ponds, or sit around the campfire. 24 rooms & cabins, from $185... read more

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