An exceptional vacation exceeds your expectations. It delights you every day in surprising ways. It creates memories that you come to cherish. These are the characteristics that combine to create the perfect vacation, and they are possible during a stay at the Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds in Asheville, North Carolina.
Instead of an impersonal hotel room, Willow Winds provides a luxurious, furnished cabin. Your cabin is essentially a house with every modern convenience you can think of, including Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Each cabin, from the coziest one-bedroom to the grandest three-bedroom, has its own outdoor hot tub and a real wood-burning fireplace you can use from mid-October to mid-May.
The Ideal Spot
Located within the Asheville city limits, the 40-acre property lies nestled in the Appalachian woods just below the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hikers and mountain bikers can just get up and go. The property boasts a stocked trout pond, streams, fountains, games, hammocks and plenty of on-site activities.
But Willow Winds is not stuck in the middle of nowhere. It is within 15 minutes of downtown Asheville and all the city has to offer, from fine restaurants to unique boutiques. Willow Winds is even closer to historic Biltmore Village and the entrance to the Biltmore Estate. Other nearby attractions include Grandfather Mountain, Chimney Rock Park, Cherokee, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Pisgah National Forest.
The Luxurious Cabins
These cabins are not rustic relics for “glamping” or glamour camping. The Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds are fully accessorized with big-screen TVs, a full kitchen and modern baths. In all, 25 cabins dot the property. Depending on the one you choose, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains from your deck or feel comforted by a private, forested view.
If you notify the staff in advance of your visit, they’ll even do the grocery shopping for you. So instead of rushing out for breakfast, you can lounge in your cabin with coffee and whatever breakfast you want to whip up. After a full day of hiking, shopping or seeing the sights, you can unwind with the beverage of your choice while you make your own dinner. It’s an option you don’t have when you rent a hotel room.
The Asheville Mystique
Asheville combines its Appalachian heritage with its thirst for modern culture. You’ll find exquisite antique shops and new handmade furniture, fine dining and Southern cuisine, rock concerts and sidewalk troubadours. You can hoof your way around the Biltmore Estate one day and then take a relaxing ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway the next.
Asheville has a reputation as an art town, and the River Arts District has blossomed in recent years. Artists have converted old brick buildings into galleries, studios, even a brewery. There’s still space (and demand) for Appalachian handicrafts and bluegrass music, but Asheville is also proud of its farm-to-table movement, its plethora of small craft breweries and all those outdoor activities the mountains are famous for: skiing, biking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, tubing along the French Broad River and so much more.
If an Asheville vacation sounds appealing, don’t put it off. Asheville has charms and events every season of the year. When you stay at the Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds, you can enjoy the mountain woodlands and the urban cityscape during the same trip. Willow Winds is located in Asheville at 39 Stockwood Road Extension. Call toll free 1-800-235-2474 or visit their website at www.ashevillecabins.com.