We all love the winter season, but let’s face it – once the festive cheer of Christmas and the New Year passes, things can get, well, a little dreary. But here in Asheville – and especially at 1900 Inn on Montford, the party never really stops.
Land of the Sky, New Age Mecca, Beer Capital of the World – there’s no better place than America’s happiest city to come to when you’re feeling the winter blues. With a pumping arts and culture scene nestled amid an emerald landscape, there’s plenty to do all day. And then you’ll want to come home to us.
Your Winter Escape at 1900 Inn on Montford
At Inn on Montford, hosting travelers isn’t just what we do for work. It is our truest passion. We’ve worked hard over the years to shape it into a place where our guests (and their pooches!) can confidently return to as their second home – one family has visited us over 16 times! Many others have planned their elopements and reunions here, too, and we’re honored to house so many cherished memories at our romantic bed and breakfast in Asheville!
Many of our guests come to use our inn as a base camp from which to explore the rest of the city and return at the end of the day to wind down. Others come aiming to spend their days cozying up indoors and crawling out only for meals and the occasional sightseeing trip. Whichever team you’re in, you’ll find that our inn’s amenities and services will meet your needs even before you ask.
An Asheville B&B That’s a Destination Unto Itself
Even if you don’t plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and exploration, you’ll find there’s plenty to keep you happy. From luxurious bathrooms with private jacuzzis to well-stocked refrigerators and restorative in-room massages, you’ll have a totally indulgent self-care experience.
Roll out of bed in the mornings for a gourmet breakfast cooked with love from our bubbly Innkeepers, Willy and Shawnie – Whether you’re a picky eater or have dietary restrictions, we will make sure your breakfast is exactly what you like without the stuff you don’t like or can’t eat. (Take a look at our recipes here!)
For leisurely lunches, stroll along the nearby streets and sample the best of Asheville’s culinary icons. Nine Mile, Tall Johns, and All Day Darling Cafe are amazing options located within walking distance from the Inn.
In the evenings, you can spend some quality time with your loved ones at our happy hour.
If you’re visiting during the weekends, you’ll get the rare opportunity to enjoy Asheville’s top musical talents and get a taste of the bluegrass music so special to Western Carolina. Willy and Shawnie, who are both passionate about music, host live performances and dance on their front porch, showcasing Asheville’s beloved artists.
Previous lineups have included local stars such as Ben and Emeline Scales, Jason Krekel, Craig Kellberg, Aaron “Woody” Wood, and Sons of Ralph, among others. Many of these musicians have shared the stage with renowned figures like Jimmy Buffet and Bill Monroe.
A Special Kind of Hospitality at 1900 Inn on Montford
Our brand of hospitality walks a fine line between enthusiasm and discerning restraint based on a reading of how visitors feel. Our concierge, Jennifer, possesses an innate ability to strike the right balance in these interactions. She has a knack for tuning into guests’ moods and emotions and tailors her responses to suit them perfectly.
Willy and Shawnie balance warmth and generosity with providing our guests with the space they need when they require it. If you’re at the inn for some private, quiet time, you’ll get exactly that. You can even book a room in the Carriage House for some extra privacy.
Your Asheville Winter Activity Guide
Elegantly aligned with the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville transforms into a wonderland in winter, offering an array of activities that cater to all interests. Here’s a guide to make the most of your Asheville experience during the colder months:
Wildlife Watching at Cataloochee Valley
As the leaves fall during the colder months, elk tend to migrate in large groups to lower elevations in search of food, which is more accessible in valleys like Cataloochee. This seasonal movement brings them into areas where they are more easily observable. Plus, there’ll be fewer crowds, so you’ll have a chance to quietly watch these majestic creatures. On your way back, make a stop in Waynesville to indulge in the savory delights at Haywood Smokehouse, known for its authentic barbecue.
Biltmore Estate: A Winter Fairytale
No visit to Asheville is complete without exploring the Biltmore Estate. The largest privately-owned house in the U.S., it offers a glimpse into the Gilded Age with its stunning architecture and sprawling gardens. Check out their winter events and exhibitions, which often include spectacular Christmas decorations and seasonal activities.
Asheville’s Breweries & Restaurants
Asheville, known as the beer capital of the US, is a paradise for gourmands and beer enthusiasts. In Asheville’s thriving brewing scene, you’ll find a wide variety of beers, including hoppy IPAs, smooth lagers, hearty stouts, and even gluten-free options like sours and ciders. We’ve made a list of recommendations here!
Music Venues: The Soul of Asheville
Asheville’s music scene is an integral part of its cultural landscape, offering a rich and eclectic mix that reflects the city’s spirit and the influence of the surrounding mountain landscape. The music scene is deeply rooted in old-time mountain music while also embracing more contemporary styles including funk, soul, hip-hop, and world music.
River Arts District: A Creative Haven
For art lovers, the River Arts District is a must-visit. This thriving artistic community is home to studios and galleries where you can see local artists at work and purchase unique, handcrafted pieces. Many of these studios even offer workshops and demonstrations!
Coffee Culture in Asheville
Warm up with a cup of coffee from one of Asheville’s exceptional coffee shops. From the quirky Double D’s Coffee & Desserts (a coffee shop in a double-decker bus) to the hip Citizen Vinyl, where you can enjoy your brew with a side of music culture, Asheville’s coffee scene is world-class, diverse, and unmissable. These cafes often host local musicians and artists, so be sure to check them out!
Want more help with planning your itinerary? Have a look at the visit guide Willie and Shawnie put together!
Come Spend Your Winter At Our Asheville B&B!
Willie and Shawnie have put a lot of love and care into developing the perfect winter getaway at 1900 Inn on Montford. We’ve curated our amenities and experiences so our guests feel right at home and never want to leave! Staying in or going out, our Inn is absolutely perfect as a winter destination unto itself.Ready to make your own reservation? Head to our book direct page to reserve your room in a few short clicks.