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Plan a Perfect Honeymoon in Asheville, North Carolina
January 08, 2008
Category: Romantic Mountain Getaway Ideas
Newlyweds seeking a romantic mountain getaway will look no further once they have discovered the natural beauty and luxury accommodations associated with Asheville, NC. It is the perfect place to plan a memorable honeymoon, not soon to be forgotten.
Honeymooners will find an array of top-notch services that include honeymoon suites in luxurious Asheville hotels, concierge condos, and private luxury communities. Honeymoon seekers will find romantic things to do like hiking, sightseeing or simply gazing at the breathtaking mountain scenery from the romantic confines of their Asheville hotel.
Asheville, NC: Romantic Accommodations
Whether seeking a romantic inn, cabin or hotel, Asheville, NC has something for everyone. Some accommodations include spa treatments, including couples’ massages, while others offer in-room fireplaces and Jacuzzis. If you want to stay in trendy downtown Asheville or nearby Biltmore Village, accommodations are available to suit every budget and style.
The Residences at Biltmore, a new, all-suite hotel provides newlyweds with luxurious private accommodations in a mountain-inspired setting. It is conveniently located next door to the historic Biltmore Village and trendy downtown restaurants, galleries, and music venues are just a step away. Formerly, the property was the home of Biltmore Garden Apartments. Plans are underway for a restaurant and café, an outdoor pool and terrace and a health and fitness center.
Each suite has a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, a washer and dryer, a 42-inch flat screen television, stacked stone fireplaces, and oversized showers.
For guests who prefer a more traditional hotel setting, The Haywood Park Hotel is a good option. It is situated in the heart of downtown with 33, individually-decorated luxury rooms and suites. The property was once an Ivey’s department store and has been renovated with original artwork, recessed ceilings and crown molding.
If seeking more rustic accommodations, Hot Springs, NC, offers an array of mountain cabins to choose from. The town is named for its hot mineral springs located in the center of town and is approximately 40 minutes north of Asheville at the junction of the Appalachian Trail and the French Broad River. Surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest, Hot Springs is a haven for those seeking outdoor adventure, relaxation and healing, romance and more.
Concierge Services Can Help to Plan an Asheville Honeymoon
James Gibson, Managing Director for The Residences at Biltmore, is excited to announce their in-house, 24-hour concierge services that will make planning any honeymoon easy and fun.
“Our unique 24-hour Concierge Condo service stands ready to meet your every need with a menu of outstanding guest services as diverse as Asheville itself,” Gibson said. “Our well-trained and professional concierge staff can help you find tickets to a sold-out show, or get you a cozy window table at a romantic café. If newlyweds would prefer to lounge by the fire, we can arrange for groceries to be delivered to your room or have a gourmet meal catered from a nearby restaurant.”
While the atmosphere at The Residences at Biltmore is casually elegant, the service is nothing short of exceptional.
“We have traveled from Meridian, Miss., to Canada and New England and The Residences at Biltmore is by far the best place we have stayed, including a five-star hotel in New York City,” Thomas Pettey, a Residences at Biltmore guest, said.
Concierge services are also offered at the infamous Grove Park Inn and Resort and the Inn at Biltmore Estate located on the grounds of the historic Biltmore House, the largest and most visited private estate in the country. It receives more annual visitors than Colonial Williamsburg, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and yes, even more than Elvis’s Graceland. More surprisingly, the most visited winery in the country is not in Napa Valley; it is the Biltmore Winery.
So, when planning a romantic mountain getaway or Asheville honeymoon, make sure you find an Asheville hotel or nearby accommodations to ensure you not miss this monument to a gilded age that sits on over 8,000 acres in Biltmore Village. Concierge services can assist with reservations and planning.
Liisa Sullivan, president Write Away, Inc., specializes in lifestyle, medical and food and beverage writing. She lives in Weaverville, NC.