The North Carolina Mountains Hotels
Around the mountains, at least in the larger cities and towns such as Asheville, Hendersonville, and Boone, you can find the usual chain motels and hotels. For more of a local flavor, look at the many mountain lodges and country inns, some with just a few rooms with simple comforts, others with upmarket amenities like tennis courts, golf courses, and spas. Bed-and-breakfasts bloom in the mountains
like wildflowers, and there are scores of them in the region; Asheville alone has nearly 50. The mountains also have a few large resorts, including the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Visiting in the off-season can save you a third or more on hotel rates. Rates are highest during summer weekends and in October, when the leaves change.