12 Reasons Why The Sourwood Inn is the Best Place to Stay In Asheville
When choosing where to stay for your much-needed getaway, you’ll discover perfect accommodations at the Sourwood Inn. Wake up each morning to the aromas of fresh, locally brewed coffee and stunning mountain views in one of Asheville’s most pristine locations. The inn is just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and a short drive to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore. Plan your escape to the Sourwood Inn, where you will find all the comforts of home while basking in luxury. Check out our twelve top reasons why the Sourwood Inn is the Best Place to Stay in Asheville and book your stay today. We have added many pictures as we have always felt that a picture is worth a thousand words and will highlight why Sourwood Inn is the Best Place to Stay!
1. Sourwood Inn has the Best Location Ever
The Blue Ridge Parkway includes 469 scenic miles through Virginia and North Carolina. Along the way, you will experience the vibrant cultures, beautiful mountain vistas, local agriculture, and South Appalachian crafts and music. The Sourwood Inn is just a few miles from the parkway in Asheville and sits within a beautiful forest 3,200 feet above sea level.
2. Unsurpassed Views
Each of our Asheville Bed and Breakfast rooms has views of Elk Mountain. The views shown above are from the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is just a few miles from the inn and is a beautiful way to experience Asheville and North Carolina.
3. Relax in Luxury
Each of the inn’s guest rooms, common areas, and outdoor patios has been thoughtfully curated. Twelve guest rooms in the luxurious lodge each include a comfortable sitting area, wood-burning fireplace, room fan, plenty of lighting for reading, a private balcony, modern art, and pampering bedding. Common areas include many fireplaces, nooks for reading, and a library filled with interesting reading material. Guests enjoy several outdoor patios with portable fire stoves and vintage rockers.
4. Fine Lodging is in the Details
During your stay at the Sourwood Inn, you’ll notice all the details that make your stay both comfortable and luxurious. From thoughtful soap amenities that are locally hand-made to the 600 thread count sheets and to personalized recommendations, the innkeepers have thoughtfully considered every detail to make your romantic getaway enjoyable and restful. You’ll enjoy plenty of fresh flowers in your room, at your dining table, and around the inn.
5. Be Pamphered with Luxurious Baths and Spa Services
Sometimes, a pampering stay is all about the bath. At the Sourwood Inn, our baths include a spacious vanity, a large soaking tub, and a separate shower. We provide the bubbles for you to relax after your busy day of exploring Asheville.
We also have a wonderful and experienced massage therapist who would love to pamper you during your stay. All of our spa services are done in the privacy of your own room.
6. Enjoy close access to the Biltmore & Blue Ridge Parkway
One of the more popular attractions in Asheville is the Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned home in the United States. Still operated by a descendant of the original owner of the Biltmore, the property is beautifully maintained and tours very well orchestrated. For more information about the Biltmore, read these two previous blogs: 9 Things to Look for at the Biltmore Estate and the 2022 Visitor’s Guide to Visiting the Biltmore in Asheville.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is an easy way to travel around the area. You’ll find plenty of walking trails and waterfalls right off the parkway. Sometimes, the internet can be sketchy while driving on the parkway, so we recommend planning ahead and using the mile markers to reach your destination.
7. Enjoy Farm to Table Dining
Dining at the Sourwood Inn is an elevated experience. Each meal that is served, whether it be breakfast, dinner, or the afternoon treats, is carefully prepared with the freshest of ingredients from local farms, dairies, and forgers. Chef Casey and owner Proal Perry are always curating the menu to ensure the freshest and most local ingredients are included in the daily dining experience.
Sourwood is known for its bountiful breakfast buffet. You’ll always find plenty of fresh fruit and Sourwood’s popular homemade granola along with the renowned Sourwood honey. From muffins and bread to sweet and savory entrees, the options will give you plenty of energy to sustain your Asheville adventures. With advance notice, they can easily accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets.
Evening dining is also a treasured experience at the Sourwood Inn. Simple yet complex flavors are included in the evening menu. Owner, Proal Perry can often be found at local farmer’s markets to secure the freshest of ingredients for each meal served at the inn. Check out the menu on the website as the menu is always evolving.
8. Explore the Surrounding Nature
The inn sits on 100 acres and includes a serene nature trail, complete with a horseshoe pit, serenity pond, a peaceful brook, and a tea house. The tea house is at the end of the path and is a simple structure to relax in with a glass of wine or coffee.
Nature abounds in Asheville and includes hundreds of waterfalls, hiking trails, and picnic areas. The knowledgable innkeepers at the Sourwood Inn will delight in helping you plan your day.
9. Enjoy a Little Adventure
Looking to add a little excitement to your Asheville getaway that could include ziplining. Check out this previous blog about Everything you need to know about Ziplining. Other fun options include zen tubing down the French Broad, Hot Air Ballooning, or swimming near a waterfall.
Sourwood Inn has partnered with Curtis Wright Outfitters to offer Facanry and Fly Fishing Packages. Advance notice is necessary for these fun adventures.
10. Sample a Thoughtful Curated Wine and Craft Beer List
Connie & Proal, your hosts at the Sourwood Inn, came from an extensive wine background. They have curated a wonderful wine and craft beer list for you to enjoy during your stay. Proal loves talking with you during dinner to help you choose that perfect bottle of wine that will pair perfectly with your evening meal.
11. Consider a Romantic Add-On
You can take your Sourwood Inn getaway to the next level by adding one of our romantic packages. We have partnered with Willow Hill Soap Company to offer their luxurious bath products at the inn. We also have different packages, including flowers and wine, to make your stay romantic and special.
12. Personnal Conceirge From Caring Innkeepers
All of the Sourwood team are available to talk to you about the area and to help with reservations during your stay. Before your visit, you will receive a phone call from the innkeepers to discuss your stay and if they can make any reservations for you ahead of time. Caring innkeepers plus a remarkable property make for the Best Place to Stay in Asheville!
Come Stay With Us For An Unforgettable Getaway
The Sourwood website is filled with details and plenty of pictures for you to choose your perfect room. Fall in Asheville is the most popular time to visit. Don’t miss out and book your stay today.