The Little Inn That Could.
It does not pretend to greatness. But great it is. It is worth the drive past others closer in if it’s solitude and quiet you seek. The Inn wants for the grand vistas that beckon from the mountain’s other side, but at Sourwood, once nestled among the trees and sky, you’ll be amply rewarded. This is bliss of a different sort. A whoopty hill awaits you and your first drive down its spine is daunting. The “fall” comes in two stages and in places feels like an amusement park ride with a 10% grade. It’s been a while since I took trig and without the benefit of precise measures, my estimate is of a grade that is about 65 degrees. Like your first ever grown-up kiss, the ride down and even back up the hill again will take your breath away. With the second trip down or up and you’re a seasoned professional. You’ll wonder why you worried.
- 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