Top Reasons to Stay at The Pines Cottages
- These cozy cottages are just 6 miles from downtown Asheville and 8 miles from the popular Biltmore estate.
- The cabins were built nearly 80 years ago, with the cottages added in the '30s, '40s, and '50s. The cottages have undergone numerous renovations while retaining their vintage touches. Each is individually decorated and features a full kitchen, a private bathroom, free WiFi, AC, and a front porch for relaxing.
- Larger parties might find a good fit in a one bedroom queen cabin with a fireplace or a two bedroom cottage.
- The 4.5-acre property has lots of places to relax, with picnic tables, a hammock, a fire pit, and barbecue grills.
- All of the cottages are pet friendly and there are plenty of places to walk Fido on the property.
Asheville, North Carolina: Artsy Town in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is the largest city in the western half of North Carolina, with a population of roughly 85,000. Downtown is an eclectic mix of boutiques, eateries, and art galleries housed in buildings designed in art-deco, Beaux Arts, and neoclassical styles. Asheville’s premier attraction is Biltmore, billed as the largest residential home in the United States. You can take a self-guided tour of the 250-room chateau, which was built for steamboat-and-railroad tycoon George Vanderbilt in 1895. Be sure to visit the gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted—they’re in full bloom in early spring.
While you’re in the area, you can take off on one of the most scenic drives in the country—the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469-mile highway that winds through the mountains. If you want to stretch your legs, hike up to the panoramic lookout at Looking Glass Rock in Pisgah National Forest, or amble along a portion of the Appalachian Trail; the famed footpath goes past Asheville on its 2,180-mile journey from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia.