Staying at historic hotels in NC is a uniquely authentic experience that you can’t get from modern hotels stays. You become a historian, with a desire to learn more about where you are and the story behind it. Historic hotels in Asheville and surrounding small mountain towns aren’t hard to come by. Thanks to a lack of funds during the "urban renewal,” popular during the 1950s and 1960s, dozens of Asheville buildings were saved from the wrecking ball, including hotels, B&Bs and Inns. (Read more on Asheville's History and its Architectural Treasure Chest)
Historic downtown asheville is comprised of many buildings with past lives as hotels, professional buildings, libraries, hospitals, monasteries and more. Haywood Park Hotel & Atrium operates in the building where Asheville's first department store opened in 1923. If you're a lover of art and history, consider a stroll on Asheville's Urban Trail- a 30 stop tour exploring downtown's past.
Repurposing historic buildings and reinventing them as modern boutique hotels provides visitors with one-of-a-kind accommodations with a story behind it. See more on boutique hotels near Asheville.
Montford Historic District has over 600+ buildings, mostly residences that were built between 1890 and 1920. Many of these homes have been renovated and operate as B&Bs, with walkability to downtown Asheville. These B&Bs are independently owned with personalities you can’t find at other modern places like original hanging art, inspiring architectural details, grand porches.