FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
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 literally scores of B&Bs in the region; Asheville alone has more than three dozen. The mountains also have a few large resorts, of which the Grove Park Inn in Asheville is the prime example. Visiting in the off-season can save you a third or more on hotel rates. Rates are highest during summer weekends and the October leaf-changing season.