Finding the perfect spot to propose is a significant decision. You and your loved one will remember that moment throughout your life. At the Sourwood Inn, we love romance and are here to help. Fortunately, our Inn and the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, provide many quiet and beautiful areas that make for the perfect spot for you to propose. Read on to find the Top Romantic Places to Propose in Asheville.
The Biltmore Estate
Once the family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt, this luxurious estate is a marvel of elegance and charm. Check out a previous blog for our Insider’s Guide to Visiting the Biltmore. You’ll have plenty of areas to choose from, including the 75 acres of beautiful gardens, a winery, dining, hiking trails, and the stunning 250-room Biltmore House. So whether you decide to propose while strolling through the lavish grounds of Biltmore, while sharing an ice cream cone at the charming ice cream parlor, during a private carriage ride together, or while touring the exquisite winery, there are many romantic spots to choose from at the Biltmore.
Our friends at Romantic Asheville have created the perfect list of 12 places for Romance and Proposals at the Biltmore for more ideas.
Hundreds of breathtaking waterfalls surround Asheville and our romantic Inn. We love to recommend you bring along a picnic lunch that creates a perfect backdrop for your proposal. This past blog outlines all the details for where to go and what to bring. A waterfall backdrop makes for perfect insta-worthy proposal photos.
Romantic Asheville Restaurant
Asheville is a foodie haven and includes formal dining, causal tapas, or local pubs. Sourwood Inn is also renowned for our candlelight farm direct dining at the Inn Thursday through Sunday. Our dining is fireside during the winter months, and summertime includes patio dining with mountain views, firepit, and fountains. Check out a previous blog for dining options in Asheville and our website for the current dining menu, which is updated seasonally.
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is just a short drive from the Inn and includes beautiful mountain vistas and romantic overlooks. Whether you decide to enjoy a leisurely drive, take a day hike, or go exploring waterfalls, the Blue Ridge Parkway offers many romantic spots to propose. The parkway has no entrance fee and is perfect for couples who want to relax in nature. Our friends at Romantic Asheville have created the definitive guides to help you explore, including the Blue Ridge Parkway Guide and the Hikes and Walks Guide.
Insider’s Tip- One of our favorite hikes just off the Blue Ridge Parkway is just a short drive from the Inn. The Craggy Garden Trail and the top of the Pinnacle provide a perfect spot to propose and enjoy the sunset together.
North Carolina Arboretum
The NC Arboretum is a stunning nature lover’s paradise. The Arboretum is nestled in the Appalachian mountains and includes 65-acres of beautiful gardens.
Asheville’s Botanical Gardens
A summer picnic along with a stroll through Asheville’s Botanical Gardens may be the perfect backdrop for your proposal. Our friends at Well-Bred Bakery can provide an artisan sandwich, and we can offer the ideal bottle of vino. The gardens are located on the campus of UNC Asheville and include 10 acres of serene landscape. In addition, you’ll all enjoy a short half-mile loop that takes you across quaint bridges and through flourishing meadows adorned with local wildflowers.
Chimney Rock State Park
One of the best-known destinations in Asheville is Chimney Rock, located in Chimney Rock State Park. Amazingly, this monolith is 535 million years old, and when you reach the top, you can enjoy a 75-mile vista. At sunset, the views are extraordinary and could provide the perfect spot for your Asheville proposal. If you’d like to include a waterfall hunt in your special day, the Hickory Nut Falls trail close by leads you to a 404-foot waterfall, which appeared in The Last of the Mohicans.
Asheville’s Salt Cave
Are you looking for a spa experience like no other? Asheville’s Salt Cave is constructed from 100 percent all-natural salt and provides a meditative and healing experience. After your spa, relax and pop the question.
Asheville is a haven for hikers and bikers and is known for its beautiful and abundant nature. One of the most popular ways to enjoy this particular slice of the outdoors is hiking. Whether you want to do something short and sweet or are looking for an all-day adventure, we can recommend the perfect trail to pop the question.
Hot Air Baloon Ride
A hot air balloon ride may be the perfect answer for those looking for a bit of adventure while popping the question. With the stunning natural beauty of the Blue Ridge region, you’ve got an ideal backdrop. There are several balloon companies in the area, but this one is especially highly rated on TripAdvisor. Don’t forget to ask us to provide the sparkling wine!
Come Stay With Us
At the Sourwood Inn, we pride ourselves on being the very best lodging in Asheville. We are centrally located off of the BlueRidge Parkway and just a short drive to Asheville. Our Inn sits on 100 areas of beautifully forested land with breathtaking mountain views. So enjoy the solitude and be pampered with our farm direct dining and curated wine. You can check out all of our deluxe rooms with views here. Our mountain lodge is romantic and comfortable, giving you plenty of opportunities for your Asheville proposal.
Come stay with us for an unforgettable Asheville getaway that could also include your romantic honeymoon.,