Holiday Shopping Pass – Part 3

Still More Holiday Shopping in Asheville: The “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass, Part 3



This is the final of a three part series about the wonderful holiday shopping opportunity available to guests at our Asheville Bed and Breakfasts.  Only true “Inn-Sider’s” can take advantage of this exclusive shopping opportunity with discounts and gifts from 28 personally selected shops in Asheville.  In our previous posts we have covered 19 of the participating stores. This post will introduce you to the final nine.  For details about how you can get your own “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping pass, please view ABBA Exclusives under Specials on our website

20) Rose’s Garden Shop

This charming house in the Albemarle Park historic district is the site  of Rose’s Garden Shop, dedicated to providing unusual plants for the house, porch and garden. They also offer a selection of eclectic antiques, furnishings and vintage accessories offered at affordable prices. Rose frequents auctions, estate sales and other unusual suppliers throughout the region to find unique items that are related to nature, can be used as plant containers, or are just fun and whimsical.  Shopping here is like visiting the home of a friend with a green thumb and great taste! 10% Discount


Rose’s Garden Shop


21)  Secret Spa at the Belvedere

The Secret Spa & Salon at the Belvedere is a full service Salon and Spa that nurtures each and every guest as a part of their family.  Their Hair Designers, Nail Specialists, Massage Therapists, and Skin Experts provide the ultimate indulgent experience that renews the spirit and awakens the minds of all whom they have the opportunity to touch.  At the Secret Spa they have perfected the art of making moments into memories.  Take a moment for yourself and enjoy a facial, massage or pedicure!  20% on hour-long facial, massage or pedicure

The Secret Spa

The Secret Spa in the Historic Belvedere House

22) Sensibilities Day Spa

Sensibilities Day Spa is Asheville’s oldest spa establishment dedicated to relaxation and wellness. They believe beauty and wellness go hand-in-hand. Experienced and talented staff members skillfully design and customize your sessions to address your specific needs. In addition to their many spa services they offer a selection of retail spa products so you can continue your Sensibilities experience at home. This Christmas they suggest you try a Kobo Soy Candle to light up your evening! ($29 before discount) 15% off Retail (Eminence Skin Care and Steph O Jewlery Excluded)

Sensibilities Day Spa

Relax and Pamper yourself for the Holidays!


23)  Still Point Wellness

I know what you are thinking:  another spa?  Every Spa selected for the Holiday “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass offers a unique service.  Still Point Wellness is dedicated to gently guiding you into deep states of relaxation and inner exploration through massage, Yoga therapy and Salt Water Flotation. Experience relaxation and balance in a whole new way.    10% Off Any Services 


Flotation Tank At Still Point Wellness


24)  The Cheese Store of Asheville (formerly The Cheese Store at the Weinhaus)

The Cheese Store has gone mobile, providing pop-up service to Asheville’s cheese lovers but they still promise to provide “Inn-Sider” pass holders with a great deal on Cheese and related items.  These can be purchased at the Wienhaus or at one of the pop-up store locations over the holidays.  Wonderful cheeses, gourmet goat milk caramel, serving boards and utensils, gift baskets and more!  20% off Cheese Store Items


More than Just Cheese!


25) The Compleat Naturalist

As its name implies, The Compleat Naturalist is for nature lovers of all ages and levels, from the serious student to the merely curious.  Here you will find hiking guides, maps, birding information, nature and science related gifts and more.  Let your rainy day be brightened with a fabulous hot pink Gerbera Daisy Umbrella or bring a touch of whimsy to your garden with a tree face! 10% discount



26) The Southern Highland Craft Gallery

The Southern Highland Craft Guild has its headquarters in the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway and is known for the excellence of the contemporary and traditional artists who make up its membership.   The Gallery, which recently opened in the historic Biltmore Oteen Bank Building,  brings the beautiful and unique art and craft of our mountains into Asheville itself.   It is almost impossible to visit the Gallery without finding an object both useful and beautiful to take home!  15% on one item (consignment excluded)


27) Van Dyke Jewelry and Fine Art

At his workshop and gallery on Biltmore Avenue, Chris Van Dyke designs and creates one-of-a-kind  pieces of jewelry.  You can choose between designs in the showroom or ask him to create a piece especially for you.  In addition, he has curated a select group of local artists who sell their works in his shop.  Van Dyke’s showcases an eclectic mix of jewelry, pottery, woodwork and paintings along with a selection of other local crafts. From a small purchase to a major piece, you will be delighted with the mastery of his workmanship.    5% Discount

Van Dyke Jewelry

One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry at Van Dyke


28) Wake:  The Foot Sanctuary & Shop

It’s been a long day of shopping.  Your arms are tired from carrying gift-laden bags and your feet are sore.  What could be more inviting than a soft couch and a warm foot bath? Wake: The Foot Sanctuary & Shop has created a “Winter Soak” just for our guests.  It’s warm and inviting with nourishing oils and a peppermint kick.  Sink deeper into relaxation and well-being by selecting one of their signature add-on massages (like a foot and lower leg, or a head, neck, and shoulder massage). Choose from a variety of unique teas to sip while basking in the knowledge that you have chosen unique and wonderful gifts during your visit to Asheville!  $30 Winter Soak for $20


Asheville is a special place to visit at any time of year but it is especially so over the holidays.  There are the winners of the National Gingerbread Contest to view at the Grove Park Inn,  the Biltmore is dressed to kill with more than 100 trees, and the North Carolina Arboretum festoons its grounds with lights.  Music and shows abound,  the food is amazing and so is the shopping!  You can reserve your “Inn-Sider’s” Shopping Pass when you book your room at an Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association Inn or purchase it when you arrive.





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