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Inn on Main Street Asheville NC Bed & Breakfast
88 South Main Street
Weaverville, NC, 28787, USA
(828) 645-4935

Weaverville’s Candlelight Stroll returns

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Posted on November 29, 2012

Old-fashioned holiday fun is returning Dec. 7 with the Weaverville Candlelight Christmas Stroll. The immensely popular event is a free celebration of music, treats, and small-town shopping experience, focused on Weaverville’s historic downtown on Main Street.

Entertainment will be provided by the Montford Park Players, Southern Connection Cloggers, Asheville Choral Society, North Buncombe Middle School Band, Weaverville Dance Academy, and Sweet Adelines. Sponsors include Inn on Main Street bed and breakfast.

Other attractions include horse-and-buggy rides, a tree-lighting ceremony starring Santa Claus, and free hot chocolate. Local shops will be open and hosting strolling carolers, actors and other entertainers.

Grove Park Inn Opens Gingerbread Display

Posted on November 27, 2012

Edible architecture is again on display at the Grove Park Inn, which is exhibiting its annual gingerbread competition entries through Jan. 2.

As in years past, those who aren’t guests of the Asheville inn are allowed to visit on weekdays only. Staff there looked the other way, though, when guests of Inn on Main Street bed and breakfast went over on a Saturday or Sunday. This year, however, the inn said it was enforcing its guests-only policy on weekends. I’m not sure how they tell a guest from a non-guest, so you might wear a bathrobe so you appear to be heading from your room to the spa. Just kidding!

Another development that has locals upset is that the Grove Park Inn will charge non-guests $10-15 for parking this year. All the more reason to take the Asheville Trolley and jump off for an hour to take in the sights.

While you’re here to see the gingerbread, why not visit the Biltmore Estate for Candlelight Christmas tours? Adding the mystical reservation-only tour costs $20 on top of our two-day $55 pass, for a total of $75 per person. We have lots of openings here in Weaverville between now and New Year. You can book online if you like.

Downtown B&B is relative

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Posted on November 4, 2012

One of our biggest challenges is to get the word out that the most convenient place to stay in the Asheville area isn’t always in the Montford or Chestnut Hill neighborhoods of the city. Folks always ask us if we’re close to “downtown,” usually meaning the restaurant district of Asheville.

Our downtown Weaverville is only two blocks away, and features five fun and unique cafes, three of which offer live music. All offer a nice selection of craft beers and good wines. Why would anyone want to walk a half mile or more from their Montford B&B to find a place to eat?

If you plan to drive anyway, we are only 10 minutes from downtown Asheville, or maybe five more than it will take you to drive from your Montford B&B and park. Even then, parking is free and plentiful in downtown Weaverville, and only a mile away from us is the Stoney Knob Cafe, one of the most popular destinations for diners from – you guessed it – Asheville.

We love the Montford and Chestnut Hill B&Bs for their architecture and styles of service, but surely can’t understand the perception that they are more conveniently located. Here at Inn on Main Street, you can enjoy views of the mountains, a quiet and safe stroll to cafes and our famous craft galleries, plus all the charm and personal attention that comes natural in a small town.

If you don’t believe us, check out what our guests say on TripAdvisor, where we are ranked first among Weaverville bed and breakfasts.

Christmas comes to Biltmore Estate

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Posted on November 2, 2012

Horses bring the big Christmas tree for the banquet hall to the Biltmore Estate Thursday. Photo by Bill Sanders, Asheville Citizen-Times

It’s officially Christmas at the Biltmore Estate, now that even the big trees are in place and decorated. We’ve been busy booking Candlelight Christmas tours for our guests arriving on Nov. 9 or later, but there are still a lot of openings at Inn on Main Street, and plenty of spots for evening tours at the Biltmore.

Our Candlelight Christmas Tour packages are a particularly good deal. The cost for the reservation-only evening tour is only $20 extra on top of the cost of our regular discounted two-day ticket, which is $55. At $75 total, that means two days of visits, plus the mystical evening tour, for less than the gate cost of the evening tour alone.

And there’s still a lot happening in Weaverville and Asheville during the holiday season, not least of which is fantastic gift shopping for unique arts and crafts.

Another reason to think of Inn on Main Street at Christmas is that we offer gift certificates with no markup. It’s easy to buy an entire package for Mom and Dad, and let them pick the date. Or buy a certificate for a certain amount and let them choose the package as well as the dates. Best of all, if they use it from January through March (except Valentine’s weekend), they will get the third night free or half off the cost of their second night. That’s a great way to leverage your Christmas budget.