Asheville and our Blue Ridge Mountains offer a big variety of places to stay for an extra special family vacation, including kid-friendly resorts, hotels and cabins. Many even have special itineraries and activities for children. For example, Biltmore’s Village Hotel (photo above) is located in their Antler Hill Village that includes a farm with a barn, playground, chickens, goats, horses and sheep. See our Biltmore for Kids Guide for more info.

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

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 breakfast, another perk for family's gearing up to go explore Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many cabins and vacation homes are a great option for families with modern amenities, like full kitchens, firepits, boardgames, hot tubs, free Wi-Fi & TV (family movie night!), and private outdoor spaces. If you find particular family-friendly attractions that appeal to you, focus on option convenient to that area of western North Carolina.

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

Greybeard Vacation Rentals

Choose from over 200 top-notch vacation rentals and cabins in Asheville, Black Mountain, and Western NC. Plenty of options including secluded mountain top getaways, romantic cottages with hot tubs, large family-friendly vacation homes, and more! Greybeard Vacation Rentals has been around since 1999, and they make your getaway effortless. Cabins include pet-friendly, wifi, fully equipped… read more

The Residences at Biltmore, Asheville

Located on Biltmore Avenue between Biltmore and downtown Asheville, this hotel offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites designed to create a true “home-suite-home” experience. Property… read more

Located on Biltmore Avenue between Biltmore and downtown Asheville, this hotel offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites designed to create a true “home-suite-home” experience. Property amenities include a brand new restaurant, Azalea Bar & Kitchen, with kid's menu, 24-hour concierge service, pool, hot tub, and fire pit. The hotel offers cribs and pack-and-plays for little ones. Just a…

Country Inn & Suites, Asheville River Arts District

Just across the French Broad River from downtown, the hotel has a shuttle service to the River Arts District and Downtown Asheville so you don't have to hunt for parking. Take a dip in their… read more

Just across the French Broad River from downtown, the hotel has a shuttle service to the River Arts District and Downtown Asheville so you don't have to hunt for parking. Take a dip in their heated indoor pool and read a book from their library. Awake to the "Be Our Guest" complimentary breakfast, a robust hot buffet with a variety of fresh scrambled eggs, omelets, biscuits & gravy, diced…

Elevation Lofts Hotel

This luxury boutique hotel in downtown Asheville offers a comfortable home-like setting with luxury perks and a 5-minute walk to top restaurants, breweries, shops, and galleries. These 2-3 bedroom… read more

This luxury boutique hotel in downtown Asheville offers a comfortable home-like setting with luxury perks and a 5-minute walk to top restaurants, breweries, shops, and galleries. These 2-3 bedroom units sleep 4-8 people with beautiful hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, exposed brickwork, dining spaces, and more. $499/night, Wifi, Smart TV, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Fireplace, A/C, Washer/Dryer/…

The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville

One of the country’s most celebrated resorts for its history, elegance and southern charm. Ten U.S. Presidents and countless luminaries from the worlds of art, entertainment, sports and politics… read more

One of the country’s most celebrated resorts for its history, elegance and southern charm. Ten U.S. Presidents and countless luminaries from the worlds of art, entertainment, sports and politics have stayed at this one-of-a-kind hotel. This historic resort offers sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, innovative and locally sourced restaurants, a Donald Ross designed golf course, an…

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Golden Valley

Tucked at the base of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and conveniently located between Asheville and Charlotte, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Golden Valley, North Carolina, is a perfect… read more

Tucked at the base of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and conveniently located between Asheville and Charlotte, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Golden Valley, North Carolina, is a perfect family getaway destination! The picturesque 600+ acres features accommodations including luxury cabins and lodges with all the comforts of home, full hook-up RV sites, glamping tents with lake views,…

The Village Hotel, 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… read more

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 beers and signature cocktails. Rooms have a cozy cottage setting with a window seat, 400-thread count linens, a 42-inch LCD-screen TV,…

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. 

See more pages from our Family Guide: 20 Family Vacation Ideas | Kid-Friendly Hikes | Waterfalls for Kids | Biltmore for KidsFamily-Friendly Hotels & Lodging | Top 20 Indoor Activities for Kids | Kids in Parks | Places for Kid's Birthday PartiesOvernight Summer Camps in WNC | Day & Half-Day Summer Camps in WNC | Family Date Ideas

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