The weekends fill up quick at Sourwood Inn, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy all that Asheville has to offer on weekdays! Take an extended stay vacation or just pull a three night getaway anytime between Monday and Thursday and you can save money on your favorite bed and breakfast. That’s right, Sourwood Inn offers midweek specials! Stay any two nights and get the third day at half price.
Why Choose Midweek?
It’s not unusual to have busy weekends in Asheville, with most festivals and concerts occurring Friday through Sunday, but weekdays in Asheville have their own special charm. As longterm residents can tell you, Asheville is at its most beautiful when you seem to have it all to yourself. On most weekdays, you can enjoy the calm majesty of Asheville’s forests and mountains as Mother Nature intended—without crowds! Here are just a few ways to enjoy an Asheville midweek getaway.
What a Weekday! Four days in Asheville
Asheville is a cultural center in North Carolina, and hours or days can be spent just strolling the streets and shopping downtown, but if you want to really appreciate one of the most beautiful cities in America, you have to get into the great wide open! Horseback riding is one of the best ways to experience the most awe inspiring views that Asheville has to offer. Guided rides are available at Biltmore’s 8,000 acres, in Rutherford, at Lake Lure’s stables, and just about everywhere else that you might want to explore.
If riding a horse through untouched mountains and forests isn’t novel enough for your weekday afternoon, then kick the oddity up a notch and try a llama! English Mountain Llama Treks offers guided day hikes through the mountains. Let a llama carry your backpack while you admire the scenery. How’s that for a Monday?
Waterfall Swimming & Whitewater Rafting
Hooker Falls can get crowded on the weekends, but midweek waterfall swimming is a majestic way to spend an afternoon. Substitute your after work rush hour for a waterfall swimming hole and say, “what a weekday!”
If a long hike alongside a waterfall’s path is more your speed, you’ve got a wealth of options. Try Cullasaja Gorge, White Water Falls, Looking Glass Falls, Linville Falls, Crabtree Falls, or Hickory Nut Falls. Any one of these natural wonders is best experienced without a crowd, so go midweek and feel like the glory of nature is reserved for you alone.
Oh, and did we forget whitewater rafting? Outdoor magazine named Asheville the top whitewater destination in the U.S. Just choose a level that’s appropriate for your experience level and get ready for the best whitewater adventure in America. Combine waterfall swimming and whitewater rafting in the same day? That’s a good Tuesday.
Zipline Canopy Adventure
If Monday was your horseback ground adventure, and Tuesday was you waterfall and rafting water adventure, then it’s only appropriate that you end your three day getaway in the air. Navitat Ziplining has been featured on CNN, in The New York Times, Outdoor Magazine, Forbes Travel Guide, and called “one of the best in the nation!” by USA TODAY! Book the Navitat Ultimate Adventure Package and you’ll be flying above the treetops all day long. That leaves you with just enough time to stop in downtown for a gourmet dinner. You deserve it after conquering land, water, and air.
Fly Fishing, Falconry, Golf, Biking, and More
Four day vacation? Close out the midweek by fly fishing, learning falconry, playing a round of golf, and exploring all the rest of the outdoor adventure that Asheville has to offer.
There’s so much to do, you’ll never be able to fit all in, so forget about the weekends, and make Sourwood Inn your home for a midweek getaway that you’ll never forget! You’ll save money and avoid the Asheville crowds in the process.