Asheville's Country Retreat

January 18, 2019

Why Not Plan A Winter Getaway?

Posted by: Rick

Why Not Plan A Winter Getaway?

In the old days, "The Land of the Sky" was known to be a destination only in the spring, summer and fall.  Today, however, with its growing portfolio of year round attractions, world class recreational activities, award winning restaurants, medley of music venues and concentration of breweries and distilleries, Asheville has become a leading destination in the quest to attract and welcome winter visitors as well!

So with the holidays behind us and as winter descends, we thought we would invite you to plan your next visit to Asheville to enjoy its hospitality and to stay with us here at Engadine. And to entice you, we've compiled a few reasons to consider planning your trip in January , February and March...

Looking For A Deal?

You can save as much as 40% off of our standard retail rates.  Checkout the "Special Offers" section of our website where you will find information about available discounts and promotions.  There's just one catch, however.  To take advantage of these offers, you must give us a call or book online at our website as these offers are not available on the online travel sites (Expedia, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, AirBnB, etc.).  When booking, mention that you saw this article and we'll throw in a bottle of wine or champagne as a welcome amenity to say "thank you" for staying with us!

Things To Do!

Cozy Selfie Spots At Engadine

  • The fireplace in your room or cabin...the perfect place to read a book or to snuggle in bed
  • Our toasty firepits...a place to take in our spectacular mountain views while roasting marshmallow or making s'mores
  • The chef's table in our kitchen...a great place for a chat with us or to enjoy a hearty breakfast (based on availability)

Award Winning Food

  • Downtown Favorites- Curate, The Nightbell, Rhubarb, Posana, Chai Pani, Tupelo Honey Cafe, Buxton Hall
  • The River Arts District- 12 Bones, Bull and Beggar, White Duck Taco
  • West Asheville- The Admiral, Biscuit Head, Sunny Point Cafe

Chocolaty Hot Chocolate

  • Downtown Asheville- French Broad Chocolates, Chocolate Fetish, Malaprops Bookstore, Double D's Coffee & Desserts, Kilwin's Chocolate Fudge and Ice Cream
  • West Asheville- Odd's Cafe, Hole, Fractals Coffee Shop and Cafe, Izzy's Coffee Den, Owl Bakery
  • Biltmore Village- The Creamery at Biltmore, The Beehive Coffee Bar

Icy Waterfalls In Winter- The summer throngs are long gone and the majesty of winter is on display!

  • At Dupont State Forest- High Falls, Triple Falls and Hooking Falls
  • Along US 276- Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock Falls
  • Near Highlands- Dry Falls and Cullasaja Falls

Winter Hiking- Winter hikes offer spectacular views...often better than in the summer months when the foliage canopy can restrict the panoramic vistas

  • North Carolina Arboretum- 10 miles of trails near downtown Asheville.
  • Dupont State forest- 3.5 -mile loop trail to view High, Triple and Hooker falls
  • Looking Glass Rock- A 6.5-mile hike with a 1,700 foot change of elevation offering spectacular views from the top

"Local" Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Tubing- Winter sport options that are just a short drive from the urban center of Asheville

  • Cataloochie Ski Area- in Maggie Valley
  • Wolf Ridge Ski Resort- in Mars Hill
  • Saphire Valley Ski Resort- in Cashiers

Shopping- Asheville's bazaars offer something for everyone

  • Grove Arcade- Eclectic shops and restaurants in Downtown Asheville 
  • Asheville Outlets- Over 70 stores located just south of Asheville near the Farmer's Market and the North Carolina Arboretum 
  • Billtmove Village- Upscale boutiques and antique stores just outside the entrance to the Biltmore Estate.

Mountain Art- Unique creations from a community of world renowned Appalachian artists

  • River Arts District- in Downtown Asheville
  • Folk Art Center- along the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Sandy Mush Community- near Leicester  

 

See anything you like?  If so, let us know by booking a stay with us.  If not, call us anyway and we'll come up with something else to tempt you away from home!

 

 

 

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