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: $25 per person or $40 per couple

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.

 

Restaurant Partners

Saturday June 9, 2012
12-4 PM
1847 Blake House Inn B&B
The Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe

http://thegreensage.net/
Sunday June 10, 2012
12-4 PM
1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage
The Market Place
http://www.marketplace-restaurant.com/
1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House
Vincenzo’s Ristorante & Bistro
http://www.vincenzos.com/
Beaufort House Inn
Posana Cafe
http://www.posanacafe.com/
A Bed of Roses B&B
BOCA Restaurant
http://www.bocaasheville.com/
Chestnut Street Inn
Nona Mia Italian Kitchen
http://www.nonamiaritrovo.com/
Applewood Manor Inn
Tupelo Honey Cafe
http://www.tupelohoneycafe.com/
Dry Ridge Inn
Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe
http://www.wellbredbakery.com/
Carolina B&B
Zambra Wine & Tapas
http://www.zambratapas.com/
Hawk & Ivy B&B
HomeGrown
http://slowfoodrightquick.com/
Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast
Bouchon
http://ashevillebouchon.com/
Inn on Main Street
Stoney Knob Café
http://www.stoneyknobcafe.com/
Jack of Hearts Pub and Restaurant
http://jackofheartspub.com/
North Lodge B&B
Plant
http://plantisfood.com/
Reynolds Mansion B&B
Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian
http://www.vinniesitalian.com/
Pinecrest B&B
Dolci Di Maria
http://dolcidimaria.com/