Spring INN Asheville Tour of B&Bs
Asheville is known for its historic buildings and homes set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains as well as for it’s amazing food scene. The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association Spring INN tour combines both of these in a two day event designed to delight your eyes and your palate. Fifteen of the finest Bed and Breakfasts in Asheville are partnered with regional restaurants in a two day tour benefiting the Appalachian Sustainable Agricultural Project (ASAP).
The first day will take you on a walking tour of some of Asheville’s most historic neighborhoods where you pass through homes built during the 1890’2 to 1920. Among the style of home you will tour are Queen Anne, Victorian, and Arts & Crafts. Many were built by leading architects of their time, even the Biltmore Estate lead architect left his stamp in some of these homes. Stunning gardens, beautiful antiques and original artwork are features of these homes.
One the second day, you will visit some of the surrounding towns and outlying neighborhoods of our city. Panoramic vistas of the mountains will make your drive a pleasure. From Grand Mansion to Organic Farmstead, you will be delighted by your destinations as you explore the countryside.
Each Bed and Breakfast has partnered with a local restaurant, offering you a “taste of Asheville”, in a gastronomic tour to rival the architectural!
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
This year proceeds from the Spring INN tour will be donated to the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP helps create and expand local food markets, preserving our agricultural heritage while striving to give everyone access to fresh, healthy food, and keep our farms running. Their mission is to support local agriculture, linking farmers to markets, and building healthier communities through connections to local food.
Tickets purchased online through this website need to be picked up at to the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center Gift Shop between June 3-9. You will be provided an email receipt, which you will present to the Visitor Center Gift Shop. You will then receive your Welcome Bag and tour ticket. You must show your receipt to get your ticket.
Online ticket sales end Friday, June 1st. Onsite & Day Of tickets may be purchased through the Asheville Area Chamber Gift Shop beginning Sunday, June 3rd.
Gift Shop/Day of ticket prices: single $30.00; Couple: $50.00(cash or check ONLY)
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center is located at: 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801.
Visitor Center Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Visitor Center is open seven days a week.
|Saturday June 9, 2012
12-4 PM1847 Blake House Inn B&B
The Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe
|Sunday June 10, 2012
12-4 PM1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage
The Market Place
|1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House
Vincenzo’s Ristorante & Bistro
|Beaufort House Inn
|A Bed of Roses B&B
|Chestnut Street Inn
Nona Mia Italian Kitchen
|Applewood Manor Inn
Tupelo Honey Cafe
|Dry Ridge Inn
Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe
Zambra Wine & Tapas
|Hawk & Ivy B&B
|Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast
|Inn on Main Street
Stoney Knob Café
Jack of Hearts Pub and Restaurant
|North Lodge B&B
|Reynolds Mansion B&B
Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian
Dolci Di Maria