July 8, 2022
Recently, gas prices have been on the rise and seasonal cruisin’ has started to feel more like a luxury. The Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association wants to bring back that summer feeling with their Top the Tank event. All guests who book before August 31st, 2022, AND stay before September 30th, 2022 will receive a $25 Shell gift card that can be used to top your tank for an adventure on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Something about summer just makes you want to hop in the car and go for a cruise. There’s a sense of wondrous opportunity that makes the heart feel curious and wild. In the Asheville area, there is no better place for a summer drive than the Blue Ridge Parkway.
When staying at a bed and breakfast, you have an expert local guide to advise you during your stay. What to see, where to eat, how to get there – innkeepers are the best resource to answer all your questions. Here are the top three destination hikes recommended by Asheville innkeepers:
When heading North on the parkway, most people stop in at the Craggy Garden Visitor’s Center, but innkeeper Emilie Kapp at the Chestnut Street Inn has insider information on a less populated hike that’s located just around the corner. Emilie recommends continuing past the Visitors Center and through the next short tunnel. After the tunnel, take the first unmarked trail to the left. This 0.7-mile hike leads to 360º views. Depending on the season, there may even be blueberries ripe for the picking along the trail.
As idyllic and wonderful as the Blue Ridge Parkway is, the one thing it lacks is dining options. That’s why it’s important to make a plan before setting out.
Whatever you do, don’t allow today’s gas prices to put a damper on your adventures this year. The Blue Ridge Parkway is always waiting for you to come chasing that summer feeling.
Take advantage of the Top the Tank event before it’s gone! Stay at any one of our member B&Bs before the end of September, and your $25 gas card will be waiting for you.***
***Offer limited to direct bookings made at any member of the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association. Valid on new bookings from July 9 through August 31, 2022; stays must be completed by September 30, 2022. Limit one $25 Shell gas card/customer. This offer has no cash value. Phone to book or add to “Preferences/Special Accommodations” when checking out online.***
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