The off-season offers the best travel rates of the year with the added bonus of having natural attractions and cultural offerings all to yourself. Cozy travel packages include wellness opportunities and other winter adventures. Find more at

  • Perfect for a rejuvenating getaway, the Peak Relaxation Package at the Foundry Hotel Asheville includes a welcome cocktail by the fire, private massage from Wake Foot Sanctuary, bedside breakfast and a romantic dinner for two at Benne on Eagle, Chef John Fleer’s celebration of the contributions of African American culinary culture on Appalachian and Southern food.
  • Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast, in Asheville’s historic Montford district, is transitioning its unique “Al Fresco Dining offering” for the upcoming colder months. Guests will still be able to order dinner from neighborhood Italian restaurant Chiesa and have the meal delivered to the inn. This winter, the food will be served with real silverware and china and guests can enjoy a private meal in front of the inn’s parlor fireplace.
    • The inn will also be offering a “S’mores on the Terrace” upgrade that includes wood and the tools to start a fire, skewers and all the s’mores fixings.
  • The area’s locally owned and home-grown rental companies are experts in finding a rental that meets your needs. Check out options with epic kitchens and dining rooms with a view, perfect for cooking a meal using local ingredients, warming up a chef-prepared meal kit or enjoying takeout from one of Asheville’s independent restaurants. (See takeout offerings here.)