April 17, 2021
How to Make Mom Feel Special - A Mother's Day Weekend Retreat in Asheville
Posted by: Asheville BBA
Your mom works so hard and could definitely use a few relaxing nights away. Although she deserves the world, a weekend retreat in Asheville is close enough! Plus, you know she’ll be happy if she gets to hang out with you for a weekend! Here are some luxurious, memorable experiences that Mom will adore and treasure.
Stay at a Fabulous B&B
Mom’s weekend retreat starts by checking into a jaw-dropping, elegant suite at a local bed & breakfast. She will love to live like a queen for the weekend with a soaking tub, gourmet breakfast each morning, and impeccable service. Talk to your innkeeper ahead of your stay to see what add-ons are available to make the trip even more special.
Rest and Relax at the Spa
Your mom deserves to be pampered like a queen. This Mother’s Day, take her to Shoji Spa for a relaxing day of traditional Japanese bathing, soaking, and spa treatments. You can even create a custom spa package to make sure Mom gets everything she could ever want in a spa day. Another great option in Asheville is to spend quality time at Wake Foot Sanctuary. As the name suggests, Wake focuses on luxurious foot experiences. Bring your own champagne to sip while you and Mom enjoy a delicious foot soak.
The Princess Anne Hotel is a beautiful, historic building built in the 1920’s. Their all-female staff cooks gourmet breakfast daily and loves to connect with guests. Don’t miss out on their fabulous specials to make Mom’s stay even more treasured.
Conquer the Trails
For moms who love hiking, Asheville is the perfect place to explore. Our local experts hit the trails often and give us tons of inside tips on the best hiking spots. If you only have time for one hike in Asheville, we recommend Craggy Gardens Pinnacle Trail. Your mom will be blown away by the views and the stunning wildflowers along the way on this short hike. In addition to a great hike, pack a lunch and enjoy a scenic picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Curated Cocktails and Farm-Fresh Food
One of the most important parts of a weekend away is the food! Luckily, Asheville is home to an incredible foodie-favorite restaurant, bar, and brewery scene. Start with craft cocktails and a seasonal dinner at Sovereign Remedies. Then, head to dessert at the local hotspot French Broad Chocolate Lounge. Want more Asheville foodie suggestions? Read through our numerous dining and restaurant blog posts to learn even more about our favorite local spots!
Downtown Stroll and Shop
Treat Mom to a relaxing, fun afternoon exploring the independent shops of Asheville. Start in the River Arts District to see colorful street art and pop into the many local galleries that define the area. Next, head downtown to explore even more unique shops. You can even buy your mom a special gift at the local downtown gallery Woolworth Walk. Don’t forget to grab a drink from their Old Fashioned Soda Fountain!
Located close to downtown Asheville, 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage is an incredible place to stay this Mother’s Day. Mom will love sleeping in a grand four-poster bed, enjoying a spa treatment, and waking up to a delicious breakfast.
Soak up the Springtime Blossoms
The ultimate Asheville spring experience is to take Mom on a stroll through the jaw-dropping gardens at Biltmore Blooms. If she can’t get enough of the trails, however, head out on a beautiful, springtime wildflower hike. Our insiders break down their favorite blooming treks in Asheville. Another fun floral idea is to head to Flora Botanical Living to create a stunning, one-of-a-kind bouquet just for Mom. Additionally, the North Carolina Arboretum’s exquisite gardens and trails are a lovely place to explore.
Our Asheville insiders know all the perfect local spots that your mom will love! Learn even more about what to do in Asheville by staying at an independent inn. Your innkeeper will gladly point you toward the best outdoor dining options, craft cocktail spots, and so much more. Let the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association help you find the best inn, B&B, or boutique hotel for your next getaway.