Family-Friendly Places to Stay in Asheville and Blue Ridge Mountains

Family-Friendly Places to Stay in Asheville & NC Mountains

Though Asheville has long been a romantic getaway for couples, the Blue Ridge Mountains offer family-friendly resorts, hotels, cabins and more nearby outdoor family adventure, museums, and attractions. So put those phones away and experience family friendly Asheville fun!

Grove Park Inn Asheville
Grove Park Inn, courtesty of Sarah Elizabeth Reuter

Hotels in Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains often have special itineraries for kids. For example, Biltmore’s Village Hotel is located next to their Antler Hill Farm with chickens, roosters, goats, horses and sheep. The village also has a playground, ice-cream shop, kid activities and indoor kid spaces. For the house tour, ask for the special kid's audio tour. There is no admission charge for children ages 9 and under. 

Family-friendly resorts in Asheville like the Omni Grove Park Inn has a kid’s program where upon check-in, kids receive a backpack with fun items like art supplies, binoculars and games. They also receive milk and cookies their first night. They also offer outdoor program options to keep kids 5-12 occupied while parents enjoy adult amenities like the golf course, spa or drinks on sunset terrace. 

Some hotels offer the added convenience of a complimentary breaksfast, another perk for family's gearing up to go explore Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

chimney rock state park

Many cabins and vacation homes are a great option for families, some with the added perk of being nearby family-friendly attractions like Chimney Rock, Sliding Rock and Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Cabins and vacation homes have space for the family, along with modern amenities, like full kitchens, fireplaces, hot tubs, free Wi-Fi & TV (family movie night!), and private outdoor spaces. Many family-friendly cabins in and around Asheville offer fun indoor and outdoor activities like cornhole, horseshoe, board games, ping-pong tables, pools and passes for local attractions.

Family-Friendly Places to Stay in Asheville & Blue Ridge Mountains

Village Hotel on Biltmore
Stay at Biltmore at their more casual hotel, adjacent to the restaurants, winery and outdoor activities in Antler Hill Village. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Village Social with a small plate tasting menu featuring seafood, Biltmore Wines, craft... read more
Omni Grove Park Inn Hotel, Asheville
One of the South’s best-loved resorts for its history, elegance and amenities including top restaurants, Great Hall with massive fireplaces, golf and one of the top-rated spas in the country. 513 rooms, $175-$1,250 (depending on season), plush bedding, sports complex, tennis courts, mountain views, pet friendly, romance... read more
Yonder Asheville Cabin Rentals
This premier luxury cabin and home vacation rental firm has 120+ hand selected properties, ranging from quaint 1 bedroom cabins and lofts for romantic weekends to sprawling 8 bedroom estates for large family gatherings, corporate retreats or intimate weddings. Rates from $175/night, guaranteed clean home, wi-fi and amenities that may include... read more
Cabin near Asheville
Whatever your needs, they've got plenty of options with the finest vacation homes and cabin rentals in and near Asheville. From cozy cabins for two to expansive lodges with top-notch amenities, check out their collection of unique properties. 110 homes, $100-$1200/night, depending on the property. Spectacular mountain views, hot tubs,... read more
Aloft Hotel Downtown Asheville
Celebrate your style at Aloft Asheville Downtown. Stroll out the door to find loads of enticing eateries, plus a vibrant arts scene - all minutes from the Biltmore Estate and mountain exploration. Meet and mingle at the W XYZ Bar, grab a snack from Re:fuel by Aloft or play in the Re:mix Lounge. 115 rooms, from $159, free wire and wireless... read more

Tips for Family Vacations in Asheville and Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Most hotels offer connected rooms with extra space for things like Pack N Plays and extra luggage, be sure to ask for family-friendly rooms.
  • Many hotels and family resorts in Asheville offer kid amenities like arcade games, pool toys, kid’s clubs, kid spaces and more. Call ahead so you know all your options.
  • Kids get dirty! Having laundry service or a free washer and dryer can go a long way.
  • Be sure to ask for a room with a kitchenette, microwave and refrigerator for beverages, snack storage and easy meal prep or reheating leftovers.
  • Plan ahead with our Family-Friendly Guide for a wide variety of things to do in Western NC.
  • Plan ahead and check out our list of Festivals & Events in Western NC. Many are free and have activities for kids and the whole family.
  • Find ideas on our 300 Things to Do in Asheville & Western NC page. 
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