Hotels in Asheville, North Carolina

By Cam Middour

North Carolina is known for its barbecue, catfish, historical sites, hot summers, and yes, its golf courses. The town of Asheville, North Carolina has all these attractions and more, making it a popular getaway destination for golfers and their loved ones. The area's six public, private and municipal golf courses help keep visiting golfers busy during the day, and the area's many comfortable inns and hotels take care of them at night. No matter the budget or preferences, Asheville is likely to have the right overnight accommodation to any traveling golfer's needs.

Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa

The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa is known for its grand, historic appearance, spa packages and its beautiful 18-hole golf course. The resort itself has a rich history, beginning in the 1890s, when it was built using granite boulders from the surrounding Sunset Mountains. The available rooms range from single queen rooms to several-room suites, but all guest accommodations include the Grove Park Inn's exclusive Kingsdown plush-top mattresses, and wireless internet access. The hotel's spa is also ranked thirteenth worldwide in the "Travel & Leisure" "World's Best Hotel Spas" 2008 list.

Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa
290 Macon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804

The Suites at 151

The Suites at 151 are the place to be for cosmopolitan visitors who prefer to stay in the center of everything. These luxury downtown condos range from 1,500 to 2,285 square feet, and are available for both extended and short-term stays. The completely furnished atmosphere of these condos can be a welcome departure from a traditional hotel experience. Amenities include upscale kitchens, gas fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, soaking tubs and private terraces. Suites start at about $300 per night, depending on the season.

The Suites at 151
151 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Grand Bohemian Hotel

The Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville provides a luxury hotel experience with authentic southern, old-world ambiance. This boutique hotel has sweeping, Tudor-inspired architecture with a spa, restaurant and grand gallery. Located adjacent to the hotel is the famous Biltmore House, which is the largest privately-owned historic home in America. Guests can take self-guided tours of its impressive grounds, containing over 75 acres of meticulously landscaped gardens. Overnight room prices at the Grand Bohemian are relatively low for its ambiance, and start at about $160 per night, depending on the season.

Grand Bohemian Hotel
11 Boston Way
Asheville, NC 28803

About The Author

Cam Middour has an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University, and has worked for "The New Yorker," "Narrative Magazine," and the Poetry Society of America. Her work is forthcoming, or has appeared in "New England Review," "Western Humanities Review," "Sarah Lawrence Review" and others. She has been writing professionally for seven years.
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