Nine Fall Travel Packages For an Amazing Autumn
Published September 7, 2016 by Fall Color Hunter
Asheville, North Carolina, is known for its vibrant fall leaf season, and with the change in weather comes plenty of opportunities for peeping some peak color. Local hotels and inns offer an array of accommodations packages for visitors to truly make the most of their autumn trips, wrapping in outdoor and edible adventures, alike.
Check out these nine travel packages for getting the most bang for your buck while experiencing one of the longest fall foliage seasons in the world.
Falconry Experience – Sourwood Inn
Hike with a hawk! This one-of-a-kind experience at a cozy mountain inn brings you up close and personal with a bird of prey. Includes: two-night stay and an hour-and-a-half falconry experience walking the trail with a guide and bird of prey, Rocket Girl (named after a local beer). Available year-round.
"Built Inn" Bed and Breakfast Package – The Omni Grove Park Inn
Fuel up for your fall fun with the most important meal of the day. Includes: deluxe accommodations; the Art of Breakfast daily, per registered guest; overnight valet or garage self-parking, one vehicle per room. Available through Dec. 31, 2016.
Picnic on the Parkway – Grand Bohemian Hotel
In honor of this year’s National Park Service centennial, let Asheville be your basecamp for fall adventure in the surrounding wilderness. Blaze along hundreds of miles of trail, summit one of 40 peaks above 6,000 feet and cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway, the nation’s preeminent scenic byway. Includes: luxury overnight accommodations; gourmet picnic basket; breakfast for two; guided hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway; 3D topo guide-map; pocket guide for N.C. wildflowers; 10-percent discount coupon to the Complete Naturalist Store. Available year-round.
Fall Farms and Artisans Tour – Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association
Get a taste for Asheville’s fall harvest with this self-drive tour of nearby farms in the peaceful Sandy Mush valley. Explore at your own pace, enjoy a picnic lunch and wine tasting at a local vineyard while also visiting some area artist studios. Includes: two-night stay; picnic lunch and wine tasting; 10-percent discount at participating artists’ studios. Available Sept. 16-Nov. 13, 2016.
Fly Fishing the Blue Ridge Parkway – Sourwood Inn
See the Parkway from an angler’s perspective with an immersive, guided half-day of fly fishing, followed by a relaxing in-room massage for two. Includes: two-night stay; half-day of guided fly fishing with Curtis Wright Outfitters for one or two anglers; in-room massage for two after fishing; breakfast for two. Available year-round.
Donald Ross Golf Package – The Omni Grove Park Inn
Take in the surrounding colorful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains while teeing off on a beautiful and historic course, designed by one of the sport's greatest architects, Donald Ross. Includes: overnight accommodations; the "Art of Breakfast" daily; one 18-hole round of golf with cart; complimentary valet or garage self-parking. Available through Oct. 31, 2016.
Horseback Riding Package – Sourwood Inn
Find fall color on surer feet while horseback riding through scenic mountain meadows and wooded paths on a secluded ranch just north of town. Includes: two-night stay; three hours of horseback riding at Sandy Bottoms Trail Rides. Available year-round.
Wild Food Foraging & “Find Dining” Adventure – 1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House, Sourwood Inn and Aloft Asheville Downtown
Forage with a local expert and then visit a participating restaurant for a “find” dining dish using your bounty from the forest. Includes: overnight accommodations; a foraging trip with No Taste Like Home to gather wild mushrooms, plants and other extreme cuisine; the opportunity to go to one of six local businesses to have a dish prepared using your foraged finds (The Market Place, Vue 1913 at the Omni Grove Park Inn, Rhubarb, Local Provisions, Nightbell or Carmel's). Available year-round.
Harvest Season Fall Package – Engadine Inn & Cabins at Honey Hill
See behind the scenes of Foodtopia with this culinary-themed look at Asheville’s autumn harvest, complete with tours, meals and lots of flavor. Includes: a three-night stay; arrival and departure amenities; chef-prepared gourmet breakfast; an all-day “Asheville Farm To Table Tour” (includes lunch); an all-day Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association "Fall Farms and Artisans Tour"; a self-directed tour (includes picnic lunch) through nearby Leicester and Sandy Mush; maps, local travel guides and routing consultation. Available Sept. 16-Nov. 13, 2016.