Guest Post by Wanda Snyder Meade
The Sourwood Inn is a twenty minute drive from bustling downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Just two miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the inn is situated on one hundred acres. Built as a bed and breakfast, the Inn offers twelve spacious and beautifully appointed rooms. Each one features a wood burning fireplace, set and ready to light. A large soaking bath tub. A private balcony with a view of the beautiful wooded grounds. And plenty of room to sit and enjoy the quiet.
The owners and staff of the Sourwood offer wonderful hospitality and stand ready to accommodate your wishes. Susan and Jeff Curtis operate the Inn along with her parents, Anne and Nat Burkhardt. They will be glad to make recommendations for local activities in the Asheville area whether you’re interested in a day of hiking or a trip to Biltmore House.
And the Inn is ideal if you want to just get away from it all and just “stay put” during your visit. The property offers three miles of walking trails. You’ll also find a number of cozy nooks for reading as well as a library with books to accommodate almost any taste. You can also enjoy the large porch filled with rockers. The main gathering area offers a large fireplace and a comfortable setting for the Inn’s delightful afternoon tea. While the Inn is not air conditioned, the altitude provides a relief from the heat and fans keep the mountain air circulating in your room and throughout the Inn.
A sumptuous breakfast awaits you each morning. You’ll find fresh fruit, yogurt and granola for a lighter fare as well as wonderfully crafted and filling casseroles, bacon, sausage, jams and breads. And on Sundays, they serve an amazingly “sinful” stuffed blueberry French toast.
The Inn serves a three-course “set” dinner Thursday through Sundays evenings for a modest additional charge. Chef Kacia Duncan serves up an excellent taste treat that should not be missed. While the Inn does not serve alcohol, you are welcome to bring and enjoy your own.
Come visit the Sourwood Inn once and you’ll see why people return again and again to this lovely and welcoming spot.Show