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 How to Stay in Asheville North Carolina on the Cheap


Fall travelers come from near and far to Asheville North Carolina to see the brilliant colors of fall and to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although this is typically a time of year when hotel rates and airfare rise, deals can still easily be found.

The beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville offers many affordable hotels including the Brookstone Lodge.

Fly for Cheap


Asheville Regional Airport may be small, but it is well-serviced. Delta, United, US Airways, and Allegiant all have several flights in and out each day. Although it is not one of the larger airports in the country, inexpensive flights can still be found.

Check out this article “Score the Best Flights Deals on These 10 Sites” featuring Hipmunk for deals on flights into Asheville.

Looking for a hotel near the Asheville Regional Airport? The Comfort Suites Biltmore Square Mall is just a few miles away, and it comes at a very affordable rate. This pet-friendly hotel offers suites that sleep up to five, and it comes with a free hot breakfast, making it a great deal near the airport.

Explore the Outdoors Cheaply


The outdoors enthusiast finds many things to do while visiting Asheville, North Carolina. Chimney Rock State Park, Looking Glass Falls, and the newly popular Dupont State Forest are just a few of the places you can explore in Asheville.

Although it is very possible to explore these sites on your own, some visitors prefer to take guided tours that can come at a cost. However, for as little as $10 per hour, Vayable offers a four-hour adventure in many of the popular attractions.

Situated near Chimney Rock State Park and the Biltmore House, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Asheville-Biltmore Square is a great location for the adventurist.

The Biltmore House.

This mountain-themed hotel offers a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a heated spa, and free parking. For the adventure lover, this is a great place to stay at a cheap price.

Downtown Asheville on the Cheap


Asheville, North Carolina is becoming quite popular for both artists and admirers alike. Downtown is filled with galleries, museums, shops, and street musicians.

For the artist looking to experience Asheville on a budget, check out the Gray Line Trolley Tours and Asheville Historic Trolley Tours as an affordable option for seeing the city.

During the month of July, the Bele Chere Festival draws quite the crowd of artists. Booths with art, food, and live music fill the streets.

Although it can be tough to find a cheap hotel at this time, check out the Hampton Inn Asheville I-26 Biltmore Square, a centrally located hotel and an inexpensive place to stay. Additionally, the Hampton Inn offers an airport shuttle for those looking to save on transportation.

Spring, summer, fall, and winter all have periods of time that challenge the budget when visiting Asheville. With a little planning and preparation, a vacation to Asheville, North Carolina can be done on the cheap.

Meg Jerrard is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

Meg recently wrote about cheap hotels in St Augustine for the Hipmunk CityLove Project.

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Carrie Dahle is a multi-talented writer living no place in particular. Why, because she is too busy traveling. Her travels have included bike rides down volcanoes, maneuvering the waves of Hawaii, sailing the seas of the Caribbean, and so much more.

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