Marshall House Inn, Marshall

This newly renovated B&B features contemporary room inside a 1903 home listed on the national register of historic places. Perched on a hill above downtown and French Broad River, it's just steps from shops, restaurants and music. 30-minute drive to Asheville. 4 rooms, $130-$159, king-sized beds with luxurious linens, wi-fi, complimentary breakfast, beverages and snacks.

Read a book, enjoy a beverage or just relax on the porch overlooking downtown Marshall and the French Broad river - complete with sunsets over the mountains. Located in Madison County near Hot Springs.