My husband and I first visited Sourwood Inn thirteen years ago, and remembered it fondly. This return visit was everything we hoped. The library and many balconies and fireplaces were enticing, and the proprietors just as hospitable. A wonderful breakfast is included, and you can choose whether to reserve a place at dinner. The food is fresh, local, and delicious. Breakfast was so good, I took to hiking beforehand to really work up an appetite for it. The trails in the forest were quiet, well maintained, and enchanting.
The rooms are spacious and well appointed, each one a bit different. The bedrooms and bathrooms have spectacular views. The bathrooms are particularly luxurious, with a deep tub next to an open shower area.
Be prepared to disconnect from technology a bit. There is no air conditioning, but it is not needed. One night of our August trip was cool enough for a fire (which they set for you in your room each day, in case you want to light it yourself in the evening). The others were comfortable with the french doors open and the fan on. There is no internet access, and only sporadic cell reception. The room did not have a fridge, but they will let you store something in the kitchen fridge if needed.
Sourwood Inn compared favorably to the other mountain lodge we stayed at during this North Carolina trip. Both were nice, but Sourwood was the more amazing, and the less expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sourwood Inn, constructed of cedar and trimmed with stone, sits on one hundred acres of hilly terrain at an elevation of 3,200 feet. Each of Sourwood Inn's guest rooms has a private balcony overlooking the Reems Creek Valley, a wood-burning fireplace, and a tub with a view. It was created to provide a retreat where our guests can experience the delights of the Blue Ridge and still easily access the arts and sophistication of downtown Asheville.Outdoor activities in the Asheville area include hiking, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, and horseback riding. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sourwood Hotel Asheville